View Full Version : S2G Crashes

19-06-2004, 09:34 PM

I have Win XP Pro and when I'm playing S2G the game always crashes after something like 10 mins of playing. I thought it had something to do with the autosavefunction or something but that isn't turned on so can't be the problem.

I tried with dosbox but it's slower than a snail on valium.

Anybody have a clue to what the problem could be?

Would be very much appreciated.

20-06-2004, 02:59 AM
Runs good on my XP-config... (w/o dosbox..) but crashes randomy.. but that's after atleast 1-2 hrs...

20-06-2004, 08:48 AM
Well like I said it crashes very quickly here and it sucks because I love the settlers games.

S2G holds a lot of memories for me as well as I remember playing it on my uncle's crappy pc when I was a kid.

Does anybody have a clue about this because I really want to play this game and enjoy it to the fullest.

It's not just the game that crashes by the way but the mouse gets blocked and everything just stops.

20-06-2004, 08:57 AM
Try it in DosBox again, you can increase the speed there with ctrl+F12 and decrease it with ctrl+F11. If you PC is at least P4 with 1800-2000 MHZ you should be able to increase the gaming speed so it runs normally or even too fast then.

20-06-2004, 12:42 PM
Did the dosbox thing and even with the cpu cycles up to 100000+ it sucks and the music is crap.

*getting desperate*

20-06-2004, 01:00 PM
If you set the cpu cycles too high like 100000 (WOW), the emulation will become as result even much slower than it would be on, say, 4000 cycles, unless you have Pentium 6 with 10 Ghz, of course. For most of my games 11500-12000 cycles are fast enough or even too fast for some (Pentium 4 with 2.4 Ghz).
As for music, for some of the games the sound- / music-emulation that DosBox provides is not working well if at all, try VDMsound in that case, just install it and forget it, no need to configure anything after you did that during the installation. You can get it here:

20-06-2004, 01:55 PM
Installed the VDM thing, still no results. pff.

Really can't figure out what the problem could be

01-11-2004, 06:18 PM
I have this problem. And was wondering if a solution was ever found. I have a 450 Mhz cpu. I tried it with Dos box, with no improvement, and I don't care about sound or music.

Thanks for any help.

Eagle of Fire
01-11-2004, 06:47 PM
Did anyone of you tryed to unflag all the game files that are read only? Especially the save folder.

01-11-2004, 10:43 PM
I tried to make them not read only, but they always went back to that.

Eagle of Fire
01-11-2004, 11:49 PM
I don't quite understand what you meant by that..? :blink:

02-11-2004, 12:20 AM
When I go to properties, read only is checked. I uncheck it, and apply it, and then hit close the properties window. When I open the properties window again, it is checked again.

Eagle of Fire
02-11-2004, 01:40 AM
Strange behaviour. Are you sure you have Administrator access?

Do you have Win98?

02-11-2004, 03:38 AM
I am an administrator. I have Windows XP on this computer. I also tried it on my parents old computers (win98 and win 3.1 w/dos) and couldn't get it to work on them either. On my XP machine I can at least get it to run for a few minutes. On the older machines I haven't been able to get it to run at all. If I get ambitious yet tonight, I will put the errors here for the older machines (if there are any) otherwise I will try to do so tomorrow sometime.

Eagle of Fire
02-11-2004, 05:22 AM
Did you try to use VMDSound?

On the Win98 machina, try to boot the MS DOS invite and try to remove read only with the attrib command.

Should work like this:

attrib -a *.*

There should be another flag for the read only, I am guessing it's -r but I don't remember. Type attrib/? to get the possible commands.

02-11-2004, 01:43 PM
uhm attrib -r *.* that would be. removing the archive attribute makes little sense.

Eagle of Fire
02-11-2004, 04:33 PM
In fact I think it would help quite a lot.

02-11-2004, 08:52 PM
I tried that on my 3.1 machine, but it won't recognize my mouse. The 98 machine problem was actually the cd that I had put settlers on. I can't get it to recognize any cd's, so I guess I can't use that one. So, I think that my best bet will be to get dos mouse drivers for my old machine, and I have gotten a couple of other ideas for that too. Thanks for everyone's help thus far.

02-11-2004, 08:56 PM
well, it always worked on mine...
except it always wanted Com port 1 and 2...
and it won't work in dosbox, as far as I know.

05-11-2004, 07:57 PM
Thanks to everyone that helped with the problem. I don't think it is fixed, but it seems that when ever I save it I get longer to play it. Doesn't make any sense to me, but I don't care since it works well enough to play.
Once again, thanks to those that helped.

Eagle of Fire
05-11-2004, 08:19 PM
Well, that does make sense in a way. Could be because of memory leakage...