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

    Cheers
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    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.