Need help - Resident Evil II

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Khalid021, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Khalid021

    Khalid021 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I recently bought Resident Evil 2. When I start the game I get an error : "Error. Open Driver" then the game starts but without sound. Here is the configuration of my computer :

    Intel Pentium III - 733MHZ
    192MB RAM
    Nvidia Geforce MX 440
    Creative Vibra 128
    Windows 98 SE
    Direct X 9.Oc

    A few hours ago I formatted my computer and after installing windows, I tried the game again and it worked fine with sound and everything. But after I installed some programs like Windows media player, Video and audio codecs etc. it's started showing me the same error. Other games like Civilization III and Resident Evil 3 are working fine.

    Here is the recommended configuration for the game :

    Pentium 200 MHz, 133 MHz or higher with 3D accelerator card
    8X CD ROM
    32 Mb RAM
    4 Mb DirectX 6 compatible 3D accelerator card
    DirectX 6 compatible sound card
    DirectInput 6 compatible joypad highly recommended
    450 Mb free harddisk space for game data plus 100Mb for swap file
    Indeo Video and Audio codecs
    Windows 95/98



    I have installed Indeo codecs but still can't seem to fix it. Does anyone know what could be wrong?

    Also there is a file called Dxdiag.exe in the cd which is an older version. When I open it I get the following:

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    DirectX Components
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    ddraw.dll: 4.09.00.0904 English Final Retail Date: 7/9/2004 04:27:28 Size: 399872 bytes
    ddraw16.dll: 4.07.00.0700 English Final Retail Date: 9/9/1999 07:00:00 Size: 28496 bytes
    ddrawex.dll: 4.87.00.0700 English Final Retail Date: 9/9/1999 07:00:00 Size: 24092 bytes
    ddraw.vxd: 4.07.00.0700 English Final Retail Date: 9/9/1999 07:00:00 Size: 30469 bytes
    ddhelp.exe: 4.09.00.0900 English Final Retail Date: 12/12/2002 00:14:32 Size: 32768 bytes
    dxapi.sys: 4.87.00.0700 English Final Retail Date: 9/9/1999 07:00:00 Size: 2170 bytes
    d3dim.dll: 4.06.03.0518 English Final Retail Date: 4/23/1999 22:22:00 Size: 643072 bytes
    d3drm.dll: 4.06.02.0436 English Final Retail Date: 4/23/1999 22:22:00 Size: 446464 bytes
    d3dxof.dll: 4.06.02.0436 English Final Retail Date: 4/23/1999 22:22:00 Size: 118784 bytes
    d3dpmesh.dll: 4.06.02.0436 English Final Retail Date: 4/23/1999 22:22:00 Size: 102400 bytes
    dplayx.dll: 4.09.00.0904 English Final Retail Date: 7/9/2004 04:27:28 Size: 241664 bytes
    dpmodemx.dll: 4.09.00.0900 English Final Retail Date: 12/12/2002 00:14:32 Size: 90112 bytes
    dpwsockx.dll: 4.09.00.0904 English Final Retail Date: 7/9/2004 04:27:28 Size: 90112 bytes
    dplaysvr.exe: 4.09.00.0900 English Final Retail Date: 12/12/2002 00:14:32 Size: 40960 bytes
    dsound.dll: 4.09.00.0904 English Final Retail Date: 7/9/2004 04:27:28 Size: 509440 bytes
    dsound.vxd: 4.09.00.0904 English Final Retail Date: 7/9/2004 04:27:28 Size: 49666 bytes
    dinput.dll: 4.08.01.0901 English Final Retail Date: 10/30/2001 08:10:00 Size: 667648 bytes
    dinput.vxd: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail Date: 10/30/2001 08:10:00 Size: 10874 bytes
    vjoyd.vxd: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail Date: 10/30/2001 08:10:00 Size: 33882 bytes
    msanalog.vxd: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail Date: 10/30/2001 08:10:00 Size: 12745 bytes
    joy.cpl: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail Date: 10/30/2001 08:10:00 Size: 442368 bytes
    gcdef.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail Date: 10/30/2001 08:10:00 Size: 491520 bytes
    gchand.dll: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail Date: 10/30/2001 08:10:00 Size: 6656 bytes
    dxsetup.exe: <File Missing> Date: Size: 0 bytes
    dsetup.dll: <File Missing> Date: Size: 0 bytes
    dsetup16.dll: <File Missing> Date: Size: 0 bytes
    dsetup32.dll: <File Missing> Date: Size: 0 bytes
    ---------------
    DirectX Drivers
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    framebuf.dll: 4.10.00.1998 English Final Retail Date: 4/23/1999 22:22:00 Size: 28672 bytes Certified
    framebuf.drv: 4.10.00.1998 English Final Retail Date: 4/23/1999 22:22:00 Size: 22192 bytes Certified
    msjstick.drv: 4.08.01.0881 English Final Retail Date: 10/30/2001 08:10:00 Size: 2352 bytes
    supervga.drv: 4.00.00.0950 English Final Retail Date: 4/23/1999 22:22:00 Size: 52320 bytes Certified
    tsd32.dll: 1.03.03.0007 Final Retail Date: 4/23/1999 22:22:00 Size: 32768 bytes Certified
    vga.drv: 4.10.00.1998 English Final Retail Date: 4/23/1999 22:22:00 Size: 52080 bytes Certified
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    Display Devices
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    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type:
    DAC type:
    Display Memory: 31.5 MB
    Current Mode: 800 x 600 (32 bit)
    Driver Name: nvdisp.drv
    Driver Version: 4.13.01.3082 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    VDD: *vdd
    Mini VDD: nvmini.vxd
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type:
    DAC type:
    Display Memory: 0.5 MB
    Current Mode: 640 x 480 (8 bit)
    Driver Name: nvdisp.drv
    Driver Version: 4.13.01.3082 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    VDD: *vdd
    Mini VDD: nvmini.vxd

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    Sound Devices
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    Description: Creative SBPCI Direct Sound Driver
    Driver Name: CTPCI9X.VXD
    Driver Version: 4.12.01.2003 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Beta Retail
    Date and Size: 4/6/2000 9:17:28, 459933 bytes

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    Input Devices
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    Input Drivers
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    Registry Key: msjstick.drv<0002>
    Active: Yes
    DeviceID: VIRTUAL\*PNPB02F\PCI&VEN_1274&DEV_5880&SUBSYS_20001274&REV_02&BUS_00&DEV_08&FUNC_00
    Matching DevID: VIRTUAL\*PNPB02F
    16-bit Driver: msjstick.drv
    32-bit Driver: vjoyd.vxd
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Have you checked the home page for a patch??
     
  3. Khalid021

    Khalid021 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I found only one patch of Resident Evil 2 and even with that it's not working.
     
  4. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Make sure that you have the latest drivers for you soundcard. Also, make sure that you run the dxdiag program from the version installed on your harddisk and not the CD-ROM because that will be out of date. Just click START then RUN then type dxdiag and press enter. See what that comes up with. If it says the same thing after you have your sound drivers, perhaps try a different soundcard from another PC if you have access to one and see what that does. Am I right in thinking that the Vibra 128 is quite an old card? Actually, as you are running 98SE I wouldn't have thought that to be much of a problem.

    On a side note, has anyone ever had any success running resident evil 1 on the PC?
     
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    Thats the problem with really old games, there is just no spport for them these days :(
    That game is from the 3dfx/PowerVR/Matrox days isn't it ?
     
  7. ray_gillespie

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    I think so. I know I've been trying to get RE1 to run on my PC for years and never succeeded. It's one of my fave games ever and I'm forced to dig out my PS everytime I wanna play it. :cry:
     
  8. lancer

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    hey ray, have you tried booting into dos mode and running the game there?
     
  9. Khalid021

    Khalid021 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I have updated the sound card but still no luck but thanks for the help. I also checked the Dxdiag.exe in my computer, everything seems to be fine. Looks like I have to buy PS to play this game.
     
  10. lancer

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    have you tried uninstalling the codecs, or any other program, that you installed after the game was working fine?
     
  11. ray_gillespie

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    I've not tried it in DOS actually, but I think it's more of a graphics card problem than an OS problem. I'll give it a go nonetheless, thanks for the suggestion.
     
  12. Khalid021

    Khalid021 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I got the solution to this problem. I tried the game in another computer using windows Xp and it worked. Guess I have to install XP. I'll use win98 for internet,Movies and stuff and XP for playing Resident evil II. :)