Carmageddon 2 on WinXP Pro

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by austin85cw, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. austin85cw

    austin85cw OSNN One Post Wonder

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    It's installed and when I click "Launch" from the Carmageddon 2 Launcher I immediately get the "carma2_hw.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close." generic error with the "Send error report" thing. It's the furthest I've made it.

    Yes:
    I've tried Windows 95 compatibility... I've also tried every other option on that menu.
    I've tried the carma2_hw.exe patch for WinXP also using every compatibility option.
    I've installed "Glidewrapper" which also did nothing.
    I have the newest version of DirectX... although that might not be good since I'm trying to run an 11 year old game.

    I'm running:
    WinXP Professional 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
    Pentium 4 3000Mhz, 1GB Ram
    Nvidia GeForce FX 5200, 256MB AGP

    It's worked for me in the past, but I think the operating system was different. I really do miss this game. :cry:

    And if I can't get it to work, any suggestions for games similar to Carma2 that would work?
     
  2. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Latest Drivers? Or Maybe even try an older driver.
     
  3. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    Oh wow, this brings back memories haha. Carma 2 is an awesome game....

    I remember having this trouble a long time ago, I remember the solution being some sort of Glide3D Wrapper for DirectX under XP. There is a performance hit with doing that... but cmon, its Carma 2 so you won't notice it.

    I found this, a well developed for Glide3D wrapper: http://evoodoo.emulation64.com/us/home.html

    However.... now that I think about it I cant remember if Carma 2 uses 3DFX or Glide....... Either way the same principle still applies. Wrapper.