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ZimmMaster

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In Topic: KOTOR 1/2 Steam not working on Windows 10

23 May 2017 - 02:47 AM

OK update time everyone. Just in case anyone is curious, I am NOT able to play the retail version of the game of burned .ISO copies of the discs, it fails the authentication. Install took all of a minute in a half but playing the game is a no go. Now me and my fool self remembered the flawless widescreen program, which never worked for me before by the way, and figured why not so I tried it and voila it works perfectly. So I have widescreen KOTOR 1 and 2 now on the retail discs. Which means if I want to keep playing, I'm gonna have to buy a external drive. Slightly disappointing but not terribly surprising. Most new hardware, comes with stuff needed on a disc anyway so its not like it will be entirely unused beyond games. I want to thank everyone for their help and even though my original issue was unsolvable, I'll just shell out a little money to get another solution.


In Topic: KOTOR 1/2 Steam not working on Windows 10

20 May 2017 - 01:45 PM

I know you do. Wouldn't stop me from trying it anyway, since "mysterious are the ways of the Machine". ;)

lol good point, but nevertheless I don't have those files in my game directory. So it still doesn't help unfortunately.


In Topic: KOTOR 1/2 Steam not working on Windows 10

19 May 2017 - 11:52 PM

Hm, that's unfortunate.

 

Tried this? "Locate the atigktxx.dll and atioglxx.dll file, change their names, move them to a different directory or delete them. Now check if the issue persists. If you are able to open the main menu, but the game crashed when you press Play. Please go to the options menu in the Graphics options go to Advanced and turn off Frame Buffer Effects."

That is not applicable to me as I have nVidia GPUs not AMD.


In Topic: KOTOR 1/2 Steam not working on Windows 10

19 May 2017 - 06:31 PM

Don't buy old games from Steam. GOG is for that. Steam versions of old games tend to be poorly packaged, unpatched, and generally I trust them not at all. I'm not the first to observe this, either - it was quite gratifying to run into a vid by TotalBiscuit (which I cba to find right now) talking at length about the poor quality control for old games on Steam.

 

Hell, Planescape Torment recently got released with a modern Enhanced Edition on both Steam and GOG at the same time - you'd think it'd be an equally good deal? Nope, the GOG version included other downloads - most importantly, the classic version (the one that community mods work with), Steam's did not.

 

At this point I just don't buy games from Steam unless it's a heavy discount or I need it to connect in multiplayer.

I did what you said and bought the GOG version of KOTOR 2 after I got the Steam games refunded. However the same thing happens when I open it. Background process opens, but nothing happens.


In Topic: KOTOR 1/2 Steam not working on Windows 10

16 May 2017 - 09:18 PM

Try lowering the refresh rate of your monitor in Windows. According to this post, KotOR can't handle refresh rates higher than 85Hz for some reason.

Tried that with no luck. Same thing still happens. Also on a lark, tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it on my C: drive, but nothing changed there. Also tried disabling my secondary and tertiary displays, but that didn't work either.