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#1
Solved: 6 Years, 7 Months ago Weird problem

I'm experiencing a rather weird problem which unables me from launching the game. When I launch it I usually see a black screen with some parts from my desktop. But after that nothing happens and I have to restart my computer then. It's like the game wanted to load, but is unable because of some not apparent reasons. I hope this hpl log clears some things up.

-------- THE HPL ENGINE LOG ------------

Creating Engine Modules
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Creating graphics module
Creating system module
Creating resource module
Creating input module
Creating sound module
Creating physics module
Creating ai module
Creating scene module
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Initializing Resources Module
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Creating resource managers
Misc Creation
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Initializing Graphics Module
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Init low level graphics
Setting video mode: 800 x 600 - 32 bpp
Init Glee...OK
Setting up OpenGL
Max texture image units: 32
Max texture coord units: 8
Two sided stencil: 1
Vertex Buffer Object: 1
Anisotropic filtering: 1
Max Anisotropic degree: 16
Multisampling: 1
Vertex Program: 1
Fragment Program: 1
NV Register Combiners: 1
NV Register Combiners Stages: 8
ATI Fragment Shader: 0
Creating graphic systems
Creating Renderer2D
Renderer2D created
Creating Renderer3D
Load Renderer3D gpu programs:
Extrude
Diffuse
Fog
Creating fog textures: Solid Additive Alpha
init sky box
Renderer3D created
Creating screen buffers size 800.000000 : 600.000000
Creating programs
RendererPostEffects created
Adding engine materials
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Initializing Sound Module
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Initializing OpenAL.
Trying to open software device...
03-13-2007, 08:23 PM
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jens Offline
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#2
Solved: 6 Years, 7 Months ago RE: Weird problem

Hm, try to update the drivers for your audio card and make sure openal is installed, it came with the demo so if you remember installing it then it should be fine.

If that does not work, make sure you have the latest drivers for the graphics card.
03-13-2007, 08:26 PM
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Kriz Offline
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#3
Solved: 6 Years, 7 Months ago RE: Weird problem

I'm sure I have both the latest graphics and audio cards drivers as I check it quite regularly. What you're saying about openal it's quite interesting as I have tried installing it before but it also didn't fix anything.
03-13-2007, 08:51 PM
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Solved: 6 Years, 7 Months ago RE: Weird problem

Can only suggest reinstalling the demo and making sure openal is installed at the end. Also delete the Penumbra Overture folder in your My Documents folder, if there is one might bot have come so far that it has been created.
03-13-2007, 08:58 PM
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#5
Solved: 6 Years, 7 Months ago RE: Weird problem

Hmmm... weird indeed. Could you please state your Computer specs?

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03-13-2007, 08:59 PM
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#6
Solved: 6 Years, 7 Months ago RE: Weird problem

System: Windows XP Professional
Graphic Card: GeForce 8800 GTX
Processor: Core 2 Duo 6700 2.66 GHz
Memory:2816 GB
Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi Audio
03-13-2007, 09:08 PM
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#7
Solved: 6 Years, 7 Months ago RE: Weird problem

Ok, try the following:
Open the settings.cfg file under the My documents/Penumbra Overture/Episode1 folder with any text editor.
Look for this: UseSoundHardware="false" , and change it to UseSoundHardware="true".
Run the game again and post the resulting log afterwards.

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03-13-2007, 09:33 PM
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Kriz Offline
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#8
Solved: 6 Years, 7 Months ago RE: Weird problem

I could try it, but the problem is that this file hasn't been created in that folder.
03-13-2007, 09:42 PM
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Solved: 6 Years, 7 Months ago RE: Weird problem

In the directory where you installed Penumbra: Overture(default driver/program files/penumbra/episode 1 demo i think), locate the redist/config dir and edit the deafult_settings.cfg file as suggest above.
03-13-2007, 09:49 PM
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#10
Solved: 6 Years, 7 Months ago RE: Weird problem

Unfortunatelly, it didn't seem to affect anything, but here's the log anyway.

-------- THE HPL ENGINE LOG ------------

Creating Engine Modules
--------------------------------------------------------
Creating graphics module
Creating system module
Creating resource module
Creating input module
Creating sound module
Creating physics module
Creating ai module
Creating scene module
--------------------------------------------------------

Initializing Resources Module
--------------------------------------------------------
Creating resource managers
Misc Creation
--------------------------------------------------------

Initializing Graphics Module
--------------------------------------------------------
Init low level graphics
Setting video mode: 800 x 600 - 32 bpp
Init Glee...OK
Setting up OpenGL
Max texture image units: 32
Max texture coord units: 8
Two sided stencil: 1
Vertex Buffer Object: 1
Anisotropic filtering: 1
Max Anisotropic degree: 16
Multisampling: 1
Vertex Program: 1
Fragment Program: 1
NV Register Combiners: 1
NV Register Combiners Stages: 8
ATI Fragment Shader: 0
Creating graphic systems
Creating Renderer2D
Renderer2D created
Creating Renderer3D
Load Renderer3D gpu programs:
Extrude
Diffuse
Fog
Creating fog textures: Solid Additive Alpha
init sky box
Renderer3D created
Creating screen buffers size 800.000000 : 600.000000
Creating programs
RendererPostEffects created
Adding engine materials
--------------------------------------------------------

Initializing Sound Module
--------------------------------------------------------
Initializing OpenAL.
Trying to open hardware device...
03-13-2007, 10:08 PM
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