View Full Version : Epic 40,000 - Final Liberation Freezes Under Windows XP

12-07-2011, 02:30 PM
I'm currently trying to run Epic 40,000 - Final Liberation (http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/final-liberation-warhammer-epic-40000) on my copy of Windows XP SP3, which is virtualized using Microsoft Virtual PC. (I also have the same copy virtualized using VMware Player, but due to incompatibility issues with older, XP-compatible games, I don't use it except when a game requires hardware acceleration.) The main problem is it freezes when it gets past the first intro video (the SSI logo), thus forcing a CTRL-ALT-DELETE and ending the game's process when it happens. Whenever it happens, it seems like the processor is being used 100% by the game alone - and the virtualized OS is only allowed to use one processor!

I hope the above contains sufficient information to aid in the troubleshooting of my problem with this game, but if any additional information is needed, I will attempt to provide it as well as I can.

EDIT: Crud, didn't see someone posted about this first...

The Fifth Horseman
12-07-2011, 03:43 PM
Try it with 95 or 98. The game is not fully compatibile with XP.

Smiling Spectre
17-07-2011, 07:23 AM
It's the old BINK/SMACK issue. The same (but in sound part) with WH40K: Chaos Gate.

But, unlike Chaos Gate, there is simple "fix". If you'll manage to disable all videos (it can be done through .ini), game will work perfectly in XP. But Win98 is preferred, of course. :)

The Fifth Horseman
17-07-2011, 10:58 AM
Chaos Gate acutally can run in XP if you only install one of the patches. Install both and *poof*, broken.

Smiling Spectre
17-07-2011, 12:32 PM
For me it was broken in two places. Famous cultist bug plus total silence overall. IDK, why. So I abandoned it long ago and played in VM under Win98. :)