XP Media Driver patch kills Unreal Tournament

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by madman_nz, Jan 5, 2002.

  1. madman_nz

    madman_nz Guest

    Hi folks,

    FYI, after 3 days of re-installing Windows XP Pro and UT, here's what I have found:

    On www.windowsupdate.com, microsoft have an update to Windows XP called:

    Microsoft Media Driver Version 5.1.2601.0.

    I have isolated this particular patch as causing UT to crash on my system.

    The MS patch appears to modify the file c:\windows\system32\wdmaud.drv, and it is interesting to note that
    the UT log file turned to rubbish at galaxy.dll...which I believe may be an audio driver ?

    I can reproduce this bug every time by installing this patch. UT then hangs my entire machine and I have to reboot.
    Performing a Windows system restore to a checkpoint created just before the patch then fixes the problem again.

    My hardware is as follows:

    ASUS CUBX motherboard
    256MB PC133 SDRAM
    Celeron-II 566
    ASUS GeForce-2 GTS 32MB DDR
    Diamond MX300 sound card (Aureal Vortex chip)

    OS is Windows XP Professional

  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    You should be able to remove the patch via add / remove programs, I don't even see the patch on windowsupdate, thru this system, which is using some onboard soundcard.
  3. SirLasher

    SirLasher Guest

    Interesting, I just installed this patch and played UT last night for over 2hrs... another words.. no problem..

    wonder why its being a brat on your system.