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Galactic Civilizations II: Known Issues / How to get support

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By on September 1, 2006 4:35:57 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

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If you are having problems installing from the CD-ROMs, try copying the files from the CDs to your hard drive and then run the installation from your hard drive.  If you are having problems activating GalCiv2, please read this sticky post:

http://forums.galciv2.com/122873

If you have any other problems installing or activating GalCiv2 and you can't find an answer in a sticky post, please e-mail support@stardock.com

With all the hardware and configurations out there, it's inevitable that some people are going to run into a problem.  The most important thing to bear in mind that if something is happening for you, it may not be happening for anyone else. Our job is to do our best to make sure the game works perfectly for you.

When you have a problem, the best tools you have is the debug.err that is in the GalCiv2 directory. It will tell us virtually everything we need.  In addition, you can install Smart Exception from Stardock Central (see downloads section here) from the "free stuff" in Stardock Central. If you have that running and GalCiv II crashes or something, it will create a file that will tell us exactly where.

So that we're on the same page - the game should never crash on you. As far as we know, there are zero crash bugs in Galactic Civilizations II.

The first thing to always do is to make sure you have the latest version of the game.

#1 Game crashes immediately.

Happens to approximately 0.5% of users.

Most common cause: Running your desktop at below 1024x768 or running your desktop in 16-bit color.  This resolves 99% of users.  Check your debug.err and make sure you're not running at some really low resolution.

#2 Game crashes randomly while playing!

Happens to approximately 0.5% of users.

Most common cause: People with older video drivers. We weren't kidding, you MUST HAVE A RECENT (past year) set of video drivers. If you don't, the game will crash randomly. The readme says this. The stickies say this. We're not kidding around here. You must update your video drivers. Ignoring all that and running into the forum and saying "How could they ship this piece of #$@#!" is not going to update your video driver. You must update the video driver. 

Ex: If you're running the nvidia 81.95 drivers, update them to 81.98 or better.

You also absolutely must be running at 1024x768 or higher. That means both X and Y must be equal to or greater than those two numbers.

Next most common cause: People who have eliminated their page file or have a very small page file.  That's your virtual memory.  Check the debug.err and near the top it will say how much virtual memory you have allocated. If it's less than a gig (heck, nowadays you should have at least 2 gigs for virtual memory) then there's your problem. 

Next most common cause: Overheating. The game's 3D engine has no polygon count limit, no texture limit. It's designed so that even 2 years from now, you can with mods plug in advanced textures. Some modders have already put in ships from popular sci-fi movies that have over a million polygons and it works.  But it comes at a cost: Your video cards are fully utilized. And that can translate to heat.  This mostly affects people who have built their own machines and thrown in a powerful video card.  Version 1.0X (and later) support GPU throttling which should solve this.

Next most common cause: People with AMD64 Dual Core who haven't updated their chipset drivers. GO here, get your drivers, play game, have fun.

#3 You lose your mouse pointer

People with nVidia Geforce 6X series cards (for the most part) have reported this. We have yet to get it in our internal lab and it doesn't seem to be that wide spread but it's a real show stopper.  The solution is to use the hardware mouse cursor which is in the video options area of the game.

OTHER TIPS:

Read the stickies! Post your debug.err.  Or at the very least tell us what kind of computer you have (though debug.err will tell us all about your computer). 

For more troubleshooting tips, please read this sticky:

http://forums.galciv2.com/127231

 

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April 23, 2009 6:32:29 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

I just bought GS2 ultimate but when I try to start a new game with any civ besides the iconians windows crashes the game just before loading the galaxy

Here is my debug. I hope someone has an answer

You might have some corrupt custom race files--try deleting any of them that may be located in My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor.

I absolutely love GC 2 Dread Lords, and i really want to play it. But it keeps crashing 5 - 20 turns in.

Your video drivers are quite old--there was an issue with nVidia's vista drivers before March 07 which would cause the issue you're experiencing. Updating them to recent ones should solve the problem.

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April 24, 2009 10:02:55 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Quoting kryo,

Your video drivers are quite old--there was an issue with nVidia's vista drivers before March 07 which would cause the issue you're experiencing. Updating them to recent ones should solve the problem.

yep, now i have to go install a new video card. darn it.

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April 24, 2009 10:40:06 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

You shouldn't need new hardware--just get the latest drivers from nVidia's website.

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April 27, 2009 6:52:19 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
when i click on options/mods. the only thing i see is the path to the default folder and it will not let me change it so i can see my other mods. Help
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April 30, 2009 12:21:26 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Been having some trouble with Dark Avatar.  First, playing as the Terrans I had a rather odd graphic error when I colonized Mars.  After the little movie played for my first colony, the colony screen appeared, but I couldn't select anything on it.  I was able to exit the screen.  However when I went back to the colony right after, I had a bunch of odd graphical effects in several of the build squares on the colony map...strange symbols and such.  I did a quicksave and exited, then went back into the game and all was fine...until later when I exited the game.  The game shut down and I went back to my desktop, only the mouse pointer was frozen and my desktop was only partially refreshed.  I couldn't Ctrl-Alt-Delete so it was clearly locked up and required a reboot. 

It certainly seems like a video issue, yet I've had no problem with my card on other games and apps, and the drivers are hardly old, but perhaps there is an issue with this particular set of drivers and GalCiv2?  Anyway, here's the Debug.err file:

Debug Message:  Version v2.01 Dark Avatar last updated on: Mon Nov 24 16:26:43 2008
Debug Message:  Checking DX Version.
Debug Message:  *********DXDiag info follows.*********
System Info
Time: 4/29/2009, 20:15:01
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Machine Name: WIDGIN
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)
Languages: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: EVGA__
System Model: 132-YW-E179-FTW
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q9550  @ 2.83GHz (4 CPUs)
Physical Memory: 2814MB RAM
Page File: 540MB used, 10211MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS


Display Info
Display device 1:
Device Name: \\.\DISPLAY1
Card Name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce GTX 260
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Key Device: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05E2&SUBSYS_12603842&REV_A1
Display Memory: 896.0 MB
Current Display Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: SyncMaster P2070/P2070G(Digital)
Monitor Max Resolution: 1600,900
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.8208
Driver Date: 2/18/2009 14:44:00
DirectX Acceleration Enabled: Yes
 


Sound info
Sound device 1:
Description: Realtek HD Audio output
Default Sound Playback
Default Voice Playback
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_10DE0175&REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys
Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5809
Driver Date: 3/12/2009 17:25:12
Type: WDM
Other Drivers:
Acceleration Level: 3
Cap Flags: 0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
 


Debug Message:  *********END dxdiag info.*********
Debug Message:  Entering WinMain
Debug Message:  ******* Starting Game Shell *******
Debug Message:  Going Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Preparing to change display settings.
Debug Message:  Using hardware vertex processing
Debug Message:  Using multilsample setting: D3DMULTISAMPLE_4_SAMPLES
Debug Message:  Attempting to create D3DDevice at resolution 1600 x 900, Windowed: 0, Multisample: 4
Debug Message:  Game Resolution: 1600 x 900
Debug Message:  Running fullscreen.
Debug Message:  HAL (hw vp): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Debug Message:  D3DPRESENT_INTERVAL_DEFAULT
Debug Message:  Refresh rate: 60
Debug Message:  Bit Depth: 32 bit.
Debug Message:  *********Checking D3DDevice Caps***********************
Debug Message:  A full-color cursor is supported in hardware at high resolution modes.
Debug Message:  RGB in format 6:6:6, Masks reported as ff0000:ff00:ff
Debug Message:  Now Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Shell initialization complete
Debug Message:  GalCiv2 is activated.
Debug Message:  ***** Initializing Game *****
Debug Message:  Timer Frequency is 0 a8e28ee0
Debug Message:  Initializing sound card.
Debug Message:  initailizing bink
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Movies\techs\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Gfx\Movies\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\sfx\*.wav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Music\*.mp3
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Event Music\*.mp3
Debug Message:  Create setup screens.
Debug Message:  Clear galaxy settings.
Debug Message:  Clear influence.
Debug Message:  Clear up laws.
Debug Message:  Clear first time events.
Debug Message:  Clear wonders and trade goods.
Debug Message:  Clear sector mapper.
Debug Message:  Set mouse.
Debug Message:  Set update timer.
Debug Message:  Clear data definitions.
Debug Message:  Killing ship styles:
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\ships\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\shiptemplates\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\ShipStyles\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/\FleetFormations\*.fleet
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Gfx\Planets\C0*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\ships\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  Reading Star Names
Debug Message:  Reading Star Names... Done
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/English/Tutorials/*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\CustomMaps\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Dark Avatar\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Gfx\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Metaverse\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\SandboxGames\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\ships\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\ShipStyles\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\shiptemplates\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\temp\*.sav
Debug Message:  Killing threads.
Debug Message:  Kiling civs.
Debug Message:  Killing ships.
Debug Message:  Killing rallypoints.
Debug Message:  Killing misc objects.
Debug Message:  Killing stars.
Debug Message:  Killing anomalies.
Debug Message:  Killing asteroid fields.
Debug Message:  Killing asteroid field mining bases.
Debug Message:  Killing space resources.
Debug Message:  Killing colonies and planets.
Debug Message:  killing scenario.
Debug Message:  Clearing Turn Event Log
Debug Message:  Clear galaxy settings.
Debug Message:  Clear influence.
Debug Message:  Clear up laws.
Debug Message:  Clear first time events.
Debug Message:  Clear wonders and trade goods.
Debug Message:  Clear sector mapper.
Debug Message:  Loading Custom Map
Debug Message:  Loading Data Defs
Debug Message:  Clear data definitions.
Debug Message:  Killing ship styles:
Debug Message:  Loading TechDefs
Debug Message:  Max num techs: 273
Debug Message:  Loading ImprovementDB
Debug Message:  Loading Component Defs
Debug Message:  Loading ShipTypes
Debug Message:  Loading ShipTemplates
Debug Message:  Loading ParsedHardpoints
Debug Message:  Loading AnomalyTypes
Debug Message:  Loading RandomEvents
Debug Message:  Loading UPIssues
Debug Message:  Loading ResourceTypes
Debug Message:  Loading InvasionTactics
Debug Message:  Loading SBmodules
Debug Message:  Loading PoliticalParties
Debug Message:  Loading Planet Types
Debug Message:  Loading Star Types
Debug Message:  Loading AFMBModules
Debug Message:  Loading ShipStyles
Debug Message:  Loading Game
Debug Message:  Loading: Game mode is normal.
Debug Message:  Loading Galaxy
Debug Message:  Sectors across: 5 x 5
Debug Message:  Loading FOW Map
Debug Message:  Loading ZOC Map
Debug Message:  Loading Planets
Debug Message:  Loading Stars
Debug Message:  Loading Anomalies
Debug Message:  Loading Resources
Debug Message:  Loading AsteroidFields
Debug Message:  Loading AFMiningBases
Debug Message:  Loading Civs
Debug Message:  Loading Colonies
Debug Message:  Loading RallyPoints
Debug Message:  Loading Ships
Debug Message:  Loading Fleets
Debug Message:  Loading Turn Event Log
Debug Message:  Loading Treaties
Debug Message:  Loading ENDGALAXYDATA
Debug Message:  Updating ZOC.
Debug Message:  UIBeginGame called with g_ulLocalPlayerID = 0
Debug Message:  UIBeginGameHelper: New Game Started
Debug Message:  UIBeginGameHelper: Mods are Disabled
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Krynn Consulate Colony. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Updating ZOC.
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  First contact: Yor Collective Colony at position 5550.000000,1250.000000 rotation 0.000000
Debug Message:  First contact: Yor Collective Colony at position 5550.000000,1250.000000 rotation 0.000000
Debug Message:  First contact: Yor Collective Colony at position 5550.000000,1250.000000 rotation 0.000000
Debug Message:  First contact: Yor Collective Colony at position 5550.000000,1250.000000 rotation 0.000000
Debug Message:  First contact: Yor Collective Colony at position 5550.000000,1250.000000 rotation 0.000000
Debug Message:  Scottlingas (15): Researching: Galactic Warfare
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Empire Colony. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Legion Colony. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Yor Collective Colony. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Updating ZOC.
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  Scottlingas (15): Researching: Xeno Communications
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  EconomicWnd: Cannot find OBJID Template_Button_Back
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  Scottlingas (15): Researching: Xeno Biology
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  Scottlingas (15): Researching: Space Militarization
Debug Message:  A* Path too long to calculate (12.083046).  Aborting
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Colony Ship 29. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Updating ZOC.
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  Yearly Status Dialog
Debug Message:  Yearly Status Dialog 0a
Debug Message:  About to auto save.
Debug Message:  Save Game: About to save
Debug Message:  Saving game C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\AutoSave.tmp
Debug Message:  Num Sectors Across: 5
Debug Message:  Saving: Game mode is normal.
Debug Message:  Number of ships: 14, Number of Fleets: 0
Debug Message:  Save game finished.
Debug Message:  Finished auto save.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Colony Ship 30. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Updating ZOC.
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  Scottlingas (15): Researching: Starship Defenses
Debug Message:  DomesticTradeWnd: Cannot find OBJID DTrade_TradeMiniMap_Title
Debug Message:  DomesticTradeWnd: Cannot find OBJID DTrade_Button_Back
Debug Message:  WARNING: CloneFrames failed
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  Scottlingas (15): Researching: Space Weapons
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\CustomMaps\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Dark Avatar\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Gfx\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Metaverse\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\SandboxGames\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\ships\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\ShipStyles\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\shiptemplates\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\temp\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\CustomMaps\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Dark Avatar\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Gfx\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Metaverse\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\SandboxGames\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\ships\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\ShipStyles\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\shiptemplates\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\temp\*.sav
Debug Message:  Save Game: About to save
Debug Message:  Saving game C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Game 01.tmp
Debug Message:  Num Sectors Across: 5
Debug Message:  Saving: Game mode is normal.
Debug Message:  Number of ships: 14, Number of Fleets: 0
Debug Message:  Save game finished.
Debug Message:  TitleWnd: Quit Button.
Debug Message:  Posting WM_CLOSE message.
Debug Message:  WM_CLOSE message received.
Debug Message:  GameUninitialize start
Debug Message:  Killing Galaxy
Debug Message:  Killing threads.
Debug Message:  Kiling civs.
Debug Message:  Killing ships.
Debug Message:  Killing rallypoints.
Debug Message:  Killing misc objects.
Debug Message:  Killing stars.
Debug Message:  Killing anomalies.
Debug Message:  Killing asteroid fields.
Debug Message:  Killing asteroid field mining bases.
Debug Message:  Killing space resources.
Debug Message:  Killing colonies and planets.
Debug Message:  killing scenario.
Debug Message:  Clearing Turn Event Log
Debug Message:  Clear galaxy settings.
Debug Message:  Clear influence.
Debug Message:  Clear up laws.
Debug Message:  Clear first time events.
Debug Message:  Clear wonders and trade goods.
Debug Message:  Clear sector mapper.
Debug Message:  Clear data definitions.
Debug Message:  Killing ship styles:
Debug Message:  Killing Galaxy: Completed
Debug Message:  Shutting down sound system.
Debug Message:  Clearing sound and music handles.
Debug Message:  C:\Program Files\Stardock Games\GalCiv2\Gfx\Planets\Iconia.png not cleared 1 counts left.
Debug Message:  GameUninitialize end
Debug Message:  Device not cleared. 935 counts left.
Debug Message:  D3D not cleared. 1 counts left.
Debug Message:  Destroying Window.
Debug Message:  Main Shell terminating normally

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April 30, 2009 9:40:37 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

I haven't heard of any other issues like that. If you see the strange graphic issues again, get some screenshots and that may help give some clue about just what sort of issue you're having.

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April 30, 2009 3:46:01 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Actually Kryo, after reading about on the site here, I took the suggestion of making a scanning exception for GalCiv 2 in my Avast! anti-virus software.  And today I've been playing for several hours without a hitch.  I've opened and closed the game many times, played through a game year, and it's been smooth sailing.  So it seems pretty certain at this point that my anti-virus active scanning was interfering with GalCiv.  If I run into that odd glitch again though, I will take a screenie and mail it and the debug.err off to you folks.  Thanks for the response.

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May 15, 2009 1:08:17 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

I just bought the Ultimate Edition of the game, and it generally runs okay, but I noticed today that whenever I try to start a new game with the "First Contact" scenario, the game crashes just before it finishes generating the universe. This is the debug info:

 

Debug Message:  Version v2.02 Twilight of the Arnor last updated on: Tue Dec  9 11:44:40 2008
Debug Message:  Checking DX Version.
Debug Message:  *********DXDiag info follows.*********
System Info
Time: 5/15/2009, 12:57:52
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
Machine Name: ROB
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.090302-1506)
Languages: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: EP45-UD3R
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad  CPU   Q8200  @ 2.33GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Physical Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1442MB used, 6977MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows


Display Info
Display device 1:
Device Name: \\.\DISPLAY1
Card Name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Key Device: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0612&SUBSYS_23731682&REV_A2
Display Memory: 2289 MB
Current Display Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (70Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Max Resolution:
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version: 8.15.0011.8585
Driver Date: 4/30/2009 22:02:00
DirectX Acceleration Enabled: Yes
 


Sound info
Sound device 1:
Description: Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0885&SUBSYS_1458A102&REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Driver Name: RTKVHD64.sys
Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Driver Version: 6.00.0001.5672
Driver Date: 7/24/2008 06:05:46
Type: WDM
Other Drivers:
Acceleration Level: 1
Cap Flags: 0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
 


Debug Message:  *********END dxdiag info.*********
Debug Message:  Entering WinMain
Debug Message:  ******* Starting Game Shell *******
Debug Message:  Could not query reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL value named Language
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GC2EU
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2
Debug Message:  Preparing to change display settings.
Debug Message:  Using hardware vertex processing
Debug Message:  Using multilsample setting: D3DMULTISAMPLE_4_SAMPLES
Debug Message:  Attempting to create D3DDevice at resolution 1280 x 1024, Windowed: 1, Multisample: 4
Debug Message:  Game Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Debug Message:  Running in windowed mode.
Debug Message:  HAL (hw vp): NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+
Debug Message:  D3DPRESENT_INTERVAL_IMMEDIATE
Debug Message:  Refresh rate: 0
Debug Message:  Bit Depth: 32 bit.
Debug Message:  *********Checking D3DDevice Caps***********************
Debug Message:  A full-color cursor is supported in hardware at high resolution modes.
Debug Message:  Border size reported as 6 by 26
Debug Message:  RGB in format 6:6:6, Masks reported as ff0000:ff00:ff
Debug Message:  Now windowed.
Debug Message:  Shell initialization complete
Debug Message:  GalCiv2 is activated.
Debug Message:  ***** Initializing Game *****
Debug Message:  Timer Frequency is 0 da7a64
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\./Data/ShipTemplates/\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Palleon\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\shiptemplates\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Stardock\ObjectDesktop\DesktopX
Debug Message:  Initializing sound card.
Debug Message:  initailizing bink
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar\Movies\techs\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Movies\techs\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Gfx\Tutorials\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Palleon\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Gfx\Movies\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Palleon\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\sfx\*.wav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Palleon\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Music\*.mp3
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Palleon\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Event Music\*.mp3
Debug Message:  Create setup screens.
Debug Message:  Clear galaxy settings.
Debug Message:  Clear influence.
Debug Message:  Clear up laws.
Debug Message:  Clear first time events.
Debug Message:  Clear wonders and trade goods.
Debug Message:  Clear sector mapper.
Debug Message:  Set mouse.
Debug Message:  Set update timer.
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/*.xml
Debug Message:  Clear data definitions.
Debug Message:  Killing ship styles:
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Palleon\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\shiptemplates\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate./Data/English/\ShipStyles\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Palleon\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ShipStyles\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar./Data/\FleetFormations\*.fleet
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/\FleetFormations\*.fleet
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar\Gfx\Planets\C0*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Gfx\Planets\C0*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/1SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/1SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/1SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/1SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/2SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/2SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/2SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/2SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/3SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/3SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/3SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/3SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/4SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/4SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/4SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/4SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\./Data/ShipTemplates/\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Palleon\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\shiptemplates\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  Reading Star Names
Debug Message:  Reading Star Names... Done
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/English/Tutorials/*.xml
Debug Message:  GalaxyWnd: Cannot find OBJID Scenaro_MoreDetails_FText
Debug Message:  GalaxyWnd: Cannot find OBJID Scenaro_Details_FormattedText
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\Mods\Default\Data\CustomMaps\*.gc2map
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/English/Scenarios/*.GC2Scenario
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\Mods\Default\Data\Scenarios\*.gc2scenario
Debug Message:  CustomPersonalityWnd: Cannot find OBJID Personality_Special_Title
Debug Message:  CustomPersonalityWnd: Cannot find OBJID Personality_Special_Disctiption_Spinner_Back
Debug Message:  CustomPersonalityWnd: Cannot find OBJID Personality_Special_Disctiption_Title
Debug Message:  Creating Galaxy
Debug Message:  Killing threads.
Debug Message:  Kiling civs.
Debug Message:  Killing ships.
Debug Message:  Killing rallypoints.
Debug Message:  Killing misc objects.
Debug Message:  Killing stars.
Debug Message:  Killing anomalies.
Debug Message:  Killing asteroid fields.
Debug Message:  Killing asteroid field mining bases.
Debug Message:  Killing space resources.
Debug Message:  Killing ascension crystals.
Debug Message:  Killing colonies and planets.
Debug Message:  killing scenario.
Debug Message:  Clearing Turn Event Log
Debug Message:  Clear galaxy settings.
Debug Message:  Clear influence.
Debug Message:  Clear up laws.
Debug Message:  Clear first time events.
Debug Message:  Clear wonders and trade goods.
Debug Message:  Clear sector mapper.
Debug Message:  Star Frequency: 3  Max Num Stars: 171
Debug Message:  Planet Frequency: 3  Max Num Planets: 547
Debug Message:  Galaxy Size Set: 12 x 12
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Stars
Debug Message:  Star Density: Loose clusters.
Debug Message:  Number of Unplaced Stars: 0.
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Planets
Debug Message:  *************** Failed To Place Planet ***************
Debug Message:  *************** Failed To Place Planet ***************
Debug Message:  *************** Failed To Place Planet ***************
Debug Message:  Total planets placed: 65
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Anomalies
Debug Message:  Num Anomalies: 300
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Resources
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Ascension Crystals
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Done
Debug Message:  Distributing bonuses on planets...
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Asteroid Fields
Debug Message:  Setting Game Options
Debug Message:  Creating Civs
Debug Message:  Terran Alliance: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Drengin Empire: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Altarian Resistance: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Arcean Empire: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Torian Confederation: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Creating Civs... Done
Debug Message:  Updating ZOC.
Debug Message:  Creating 2 minor races
Debug Error:  Starting tech NeutralHistory could not be given to Snathi because it was not found in their tech tree ().
Debug Error:  Starting tech Innovative History could not be given to Snathi because it was not found in their tech tree ().
Debug Error:  Starting tech NeutralHistory could not be given to Dark Yor because it was not found in their tech tree ().
Debug Error:  Starting tech Innovative History could not be given to Dark Yor because it was not found in their tech tree ().
Debug Message:  Creating ships...
Debug Message:  Updating ZOC.
Debug Message:  Galaxy Create... Done
Debug Message:  UIBeginGame called with g_ulLocalPlayerID = 0
Debug Message:  UIBeginGameHelper: New Game Started
Debug Message:  UIBeginGameHelper: Mods are Disabled

 

If I start the game in any other case, it seems to boot up fine, it does crash from time to time at random but to be honest I expect that. My drivers should all be up to date and my machine is more than capable of running the game, so I'm not sure if it didn't install correctly or what (bought it with digital download through impulse, and I notice there's some registry issues).

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May 25, 2009 1:53:12 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Your Galciv 2 series is spectacularly unstable fyi. Its full of memory leaks, games lock up to the point no further progess is possible, if it can go wrong, your titles do it. Even after shutting down after a rare-crash free session its almost always required to reboot windows. Even after your game shuts off it is more than capable of affecting the entires windows system preformance(yes., in a negative way).

Debug Message:  Version v2.02 Twilight of the Arnor last updated on: Wed Dec  3 09:43:09 2008
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Stardock\ComponentManager\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Stardock\ComponentManager\Drengin.net\GC2EU
Debug Message:  Could not query reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Stardock\ComponentManager\Drengin.net value named Serial No
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GC2EU
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GC2EU
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GC2EU
Debug Message:  Checking DX Version.
Debug Message:  *********DXDiag info follows.*********
System Info
Time: 5/24/2009, 22:17:15
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Machine Name: NERV-NH48MYHEXR
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)
Languages: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 12/22/08 14:15:21 Ver: 08.00.12
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E8400  @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Physical Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 375MB used, 5609MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS


Display Info
Display device 1:
Device Name: \\.\DISPLAY1
Card Name: ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip Type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x9400)
DAC Type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Key Device: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9400&SUBSYS_021E1043&REV_00
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Display Mode: 1600 x 1200 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: hp L2335 flat panel monitor
Monitor Max Resolution: 1920,1200
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6936
Driver Date: 3/16/2009 13:26:14
DirectX Acceleration Enabled: Yes
 


Sound info
Sound device 1:
Description: SB Live! 24-bit
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0007&SUBSYS_10061102&REV_00
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Driver Name: P17.sys
Provider: CREATIVE
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0514
Driver Date: 6/15/2007 10:47:26
Type: WDM
Other Drivers:
Acceleration Level: 3
Cap Flags: 0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
 
Sound device 1:
Description: Logitech USB Headset
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: USB\Vid_046d&Pid_0a01&Rev_1013&MI_00
Manufacturer ID: 65535
Product ID: 65535
Driver Name: usbaudio.sys
Provider: Microsoft
Driver Version: 5.01.2600.5512
Driver Date: 4/13/2008 11:45:12
Type: WDM
Other Drivers:
Acceleration Level: 3
Cap Flags: 0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
 


Debug Message:  *********END dxdiag info.*********
Debug Message:  Entering WinMain
Debug Message:  ******* Starting Game Shell *******
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GC2EU
Debug Message:  Going Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Preparing to change display settings.
Debug Message:  Using hardware vertex processing
Debug Message:  Using multilsample setting: D3DMULTISAMPLE_NONE
Debug Message:  Attempting to create D3DDevice at resolution 1600 x 1200, Windowed: 0, Multisample: 0
Debug Message:  Game Resolution: 1600 x 1200
Debug Message:  Running fullscreen.
Debug Message:  HAL (hw vp): ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT
Debug Message:  D3DPRESENT_INTERVAL_DEFAULT
Debug Message:  Refresh rate: 60
Debug Message:  Bit Depth: 32 bit.
Debug Message:  *********Checking D3DDevice Caps***********************
Debug Message:  A full-color cursor is supported in hardware at high resolution modes.
Debug Message:  RGB in format 6:6:6, Masks reported as ff0000:ff00:ff
Debug Message:  Now Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Shell initialization complete
Debug Message:  GalCiv2 is activated.
Debug Message:  ***** Initializing Game *****
Debug Message:  Timer Frequency is 0 b2fdd6a0
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GC2EU
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\./Data/ShipTemplates/\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Stardock\ObjectDesktop\DesktopX
Debug Message:  Initializing sound card.
Debug Message:  initailizing bink
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar\Movies\techs\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Movies\techs\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Gfx\Tutorials\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Gfx\Movies\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\sfx\*.wav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Music\*.mp3
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Event Music\*.mp3
Debug Message:  Create setup screens.
Debug Message:  Clear galaxy settings.
Debug Message:  Clear influence.
Debug Message:  Clear up laws.
Debug Message:  Clear first time events.
Debug Message:  Clear wonders and trade goods.
Debug Message:  Clear sector mapper.
Debug Message:  Set mouse.
Debug Message:  Set update timer.
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/*.xml
Debug Message:  Clear data definitions.
Debug Message:  Killing ship styles:
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2./Data/English/\ShipStyles\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ShipStyles\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar./Data/\FleetFormations\*.fleet
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/\FleetFormations\*.fleet
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar\Gfx\Planets\C0*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Gfx\Planets\C0*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/1SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/1SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/1SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/1SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/2SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/2SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/2SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/2SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/3SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/3SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/3SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/3SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/4SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/4SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/4SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/4SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Games\GalCiv2\./Data/ShipTemplates/\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  Reading Star Names
Debug Message:  Reading Star Names... Done
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/English/Tutorials/*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Backup\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\CustomMaps\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Dark Avatar\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Gfx\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Metaverse\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\mods\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\SandboxGames\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ScreenShots\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ships\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ShipStyles\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\shiptemplates\*.sav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\temp\*.sav
Debug Message:  Loading save game C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\QuickSave.sav
Debug Message:  Killing threads.
Debug Message:  Kiling civs.
Debug Message:  Killing ships.
Debug Message:  Killing rallypoints.
Debug Message:  Killing misc objects.
Debug Message:  Killing stars.
Debug Message:  Killing anomalies.
Debug Message:  Killing asteroid fields.
Debug Message:  Killing asteroid field mining bases.
Debug Message:  Killing space resources.
Debug Message:  Killing ascension crystals.
Debug Message:  Killing colonies and planets.
Debug Message:  killing scenario.
Debug Message:  Clearing Turn Event Log
Debug Message:  Clear galaxy settings.
Debug Message:  Clear influence.
Debug Message:  Clear up laws.
Debug Message:  Clear first time events.
Debug Message:  Clear wonders and trade goods.
Debug Message:  Clear sector mapper.
Debug Message:  Loading Custom Map
Debug Message:  Loading Data Defs
Debug Message:  Clear data definitions.
Debug Message:  Killing ship styles:
Debug Message:  Loading TechDefs
Debug Message:  Max num techs: 523
Debug Message:  Loading ImprovementDB
Debug Message:  Loading Component Defs
Debug Message:  Loading ShipTypes
Debug Message:  Loading ShipTemplates
Debug Message:  Loading ParsedHardpoints
Debug Message:  Loading AnomalyTypes
Debug Message:  Loading RandomEvents
Debug Message:  Loading UPIssues
Debug Message:  Loading ResourceTypes
Debug Message:  Loading InvasionTactics
Debug Message:  Loading SBmodules
Debug Message:  Loading PoliticalParties
Debug Message:  Loading Planet Types
Debug Message:  Loading Star Types
Debug Message:  Loading AFMBModules
Debug Message:  Loading ShipStyles
Debug Message:  Loading TechTrees
Debug Message:  Loading TechTreeDefs
Debug Message:  Loading Game
Debug Message:  Loading: Game mode is normal.
Debug Message:  Loading Galaxy
Debug Message:  Game started in version v2.02 Twilight of the Arnor
Debug Message:  Sectors across: 22 x 22
Debug Message:  Loading FOW Map
Debug Message:  Loading ZOC Map
Debug Message:  Loading Planets
Debug Message:  Loading Stars
Debug Message:  Loading Anomalies
Debug Message:  Loading Resources
Debug Message:  Loading AscensionCrystals
Debug Message:  Loading AsteroidFields
Debug Message:  Loading AFMiningBases
Debug Message:  Loading Civs
Debug Message:  Loading player civ Terran Alliance
Debug Message:  Loaded Civ Drengin Empire who has intelligence 118
Debug Message:  Loaded Civ Thalan Empire who has intelligence 112
Debug Message:  Loaded Civ Drath Legion who has intelligence 115
Debug Message:  Loaded Civ Altarian Resistance who has intelligence 119
Debug Message:  Loaded Civ Akilians who has intelligence 134
Debug Message:  Loaded Civ Carinoids who has intelligence 131
Debug Message:  Loaded Civ LentzLandians who has intelligence 116
Debug Message:  Loaded Civ Snathi who has intelligence 127
Debug Message:  Loaded Civ Pirates who has intelligence 1
Debug Message:  Loading Colonies
Debug Message:  Loading RallyPoints
Debug Message:  Loading Ships
Debug Message:  Loading Fleets
Debug Message:  Loading Turn Event Log
Debug Message:  Loading Treaties
Debug Message:  Loading ENDGALAXYDATA
Debug Message:  Updating ZOC.
Debug Message:  UIBeginGame called with g_ulLocalPlayerID = 0
Debug Message:  UIBeginGameHelper: New Game Started
Debug Message:  UIBeginGameHelper: Mods are Disabled
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27578. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Dester III
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27579. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Nesro III
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27580. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Nesro IV
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27585. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Regulus I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27589. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Holmes I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27592. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Solace I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27595. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Alderan I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27605. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Skowbo I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27608. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Valerian I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27609. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Domitian I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27610. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Sander I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27611. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Marshall I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27614. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Thielbahr I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27615. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Kailor II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27623. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Caprica I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27626. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Alexandria II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27627. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Athena I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27630. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Samms II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27632. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Yadel I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27635. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Aquilae I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27637. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Hambor I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27648. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Yima II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27649. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Alderan IV
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27651. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Gallus II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27652. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Lacroix II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27653. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Filtreus III
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27657. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Arcadius III
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27664. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Thebes IV
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27665. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Aphrodite II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27669. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Ares V
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27675. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Cheli II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27676. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Gallus III
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27677. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Palain Seven I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27680. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Loki III
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27683. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Hyadea V
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27684. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Fomalhaut IV
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27685. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Zalr IV
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27686. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Galerius V
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 27691. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Hoth IV
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 11998. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Gabe IV
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 20120. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Lentz IV
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 20433. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Gabe III
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27293. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Julian I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27328. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Embor II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27333. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Haber IV
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27347. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Triad V
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27378. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Quatrale IV
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27390. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Lacaille III
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27581. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Alshain II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27597. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Gambra I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27640. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Mormegil III
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27679. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Cannon IV
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Space Miner M3-6 4715. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Troop Transport M2 v2 3885. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Alva I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Troop Transport M2 v2 1797. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Alva I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Troop Transport M2 v2 1797. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Snathi has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Influence Starbase 847. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Snathi has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Snathi Constructor M0 v1 27650. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Snathi I
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Constructor M4 v4 20441. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Thalan Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M3 v6 4044. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M3 v6 4274. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Escort M2 v2 2087. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Escort M2 v2 3023. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M3 v10 2544. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M3 v10 3546. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Fleet 156. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Constructor M0 v1 11332. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Constructor M0 v1 11362. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Constructor M4 v4 20037. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Constructor M4 v4 19973. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Constructor M4 v4 19970. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Updating ZOC.
Debug Message:  Random Event: Begin
Debug Message:  Random Event: End
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Constructor 7-1 2354. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Updating ZOC.
Debug Message:  CivManagerVictoryWnd: Cannot find OBJID Victory_Status_Bar_6
Debug Message:  CivManagerVictoryWnd: Cannot find OBJID Victory_Status_Bar_Value_6
Debug Message:  CivManagerGovernorWnd: Cannot find OBJID CivManager_Govenors_Title
Debug Message:  CampaignVictoryWnd: Cannot find OBJID Campaign_Status_Title
Debug Message:  Save Game: About to save
Debug Message:  Saving game C:\Documents and Settings\DCS\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\QuickSave.tmp
Debug Message:  Num Sectors Across: 22
Debug Message:  Saving: Game mode is normal.
Debug Message:  Number of ships: 3029, Number of Fleets: 619
Debug Message:  Save game finished.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 49058. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Zambdari I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 49061. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Britanion I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 49067. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Harper III
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 49070. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Pandaros III
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 49072. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Algieba I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 49078. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Fomalhaut II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 49083. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Loki II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Scout Ship M0 v1 49094. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Britanion IV
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 13337. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Octavia II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 20347. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Alshain I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 20451. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Dujpiboonpol II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27228. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Lentz I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27262. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Haber I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27292. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Selkis II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27369. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Ivey V
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27570. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Dratha
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27606. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Wardell I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27662. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Decius II
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27666. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Rancora V
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27689. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Bullwinkle V
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Fleet 1378. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Fleet 1210. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  BuildShip: Cannot build ship type 2-Frigate M4 at Cremor I - No open slots
Debug Message:  BuildShip: Cannot build ship type 2-Frigate M4 at Kievi II - No open slots
Debug Message:  BuildShip: Cannot build ship type 2-Frigate M4 at Leda II - No open slots
Debug Message:  Eval
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Drath Legion has courage bonus 2.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Mining Starbase 5958. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Constructor M4 v4 27373. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Influence Starbase 19924. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Constructor M4 v4 20409. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Space Miner M3-6 5904. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Thalan Empire has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M5 v17 12260. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Super Dominator Corvette. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Escort M2 v2 2082. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Fleet 1304. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Defender M3 v5 7491. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Siblia III
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Thalan Empire has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M4 v14 8575. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M4 v15 9727. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M4 v12 6366. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M4 v12 5716. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M4 v13 7861. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Fleet 605. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M4 v8 7442. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Filtreus III
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Cruiser M5 v3 27152. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Filtreus III
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Cruiser M5 v3 27152. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Thalan Empire has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M4 v12 6516. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M4 v12 5718. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M4 v12 6440. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M4 v13 7449. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M3 v10 2773. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Fleet 565. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Troop Transport M4 v1 9930. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Vangras I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Troop Transport M4 v1 9300. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Vangras I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Troop Transport M4 v1 9458. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Vangras I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Defender M3 v5 7818. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Vangras I
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Thalan Empire has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Frigate M5 v3 27159. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Thalan Empire has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M3 v10 3395. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M3 v10 3344. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Frigate M5 v3 27503. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Troop Transport M2 v4 2401. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Troop Transport M2 v4 2331. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Fleet 85. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Drath Legion has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27671. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Filthor IV
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drath Defender M4 v6 27671. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Fleet 189. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Ship Mining Starbase 7273 has a bad ship assignment (7).  Setting it to NO_ASSIGNMENT.
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Space Miner M3-6 4921. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Constructor M4 v4 19931. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Economy Starbase 1691. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Economy Starbase 1637. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Snathi has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Snathi Space Miner M1-2 1998. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Snathi I
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Constructor M4 v4 19971. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Constructor M3 v2 2692. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Constructor M4 v4 19974. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Constructor M0 v1 1142. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Constructor M4 v4 20029. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Snathi has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Thalan Empire has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Fighter M4 v14 11341. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M3 v11 4647. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M3 v6 4215. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M3 v6 4403. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M3 v4 3242. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M3 v4 3094. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M3 v5 3575. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M3 v3 2539. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M3 v3 2628. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M3 v3 2654. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Fleet 109. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Thalan Empire has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M5 v17 11800. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M3 v11 4658. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Heavy Fighter M4 v12 6868. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Fleet 746. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M3 v6 4000. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M3 v6 4138. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M3 v6 4074. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Altarian Resistance has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Altarian Space Miner M3-6 5833. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  ***Attacker Drengin Empire has courage bonus 0
***Defender Thalan Empire has courage bonus 0.
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Defender M3 v5 5170. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Satori I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Heavy Fighter M5 v10 27612. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Satori I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Cruiser M5 v2 20217. Orbiting: 1
Debug Message:  Was Orbiting: Satori I
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Thalan Cruiser M5 v2 20217. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Constructor M2 v4 3916. Orbiting: 0
Debug Message:  Destroying ship Drengin Fleet 1503. Orbiting: 0

In this particular instance, the game has simply decided to stop progessing, however, like I noted, the games prone to constant CTD's. black screens, exception errors etc.

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June 6, 2009 8:55:46 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

So far I've had very little luck with Galciv II. I re-installed it on my new machine after a long period of not playing it (I've played it ONCE after purchase and that was it) and now I remember why.... The game just doesn't work properly.

Attempt 1 - Dread Lords. Tutorial section empty, how do I learn how to play. Campaign section empty, no contents anywhere. Erm?

Attempt 2 - Dark Avatar. Only one tutorial, it only shows how to start a game. Thanks I can figure that one out... Where are the proper tutorials, I am sure there used to be some?

Attempt 3 - Dark Avatar. Campaign section lists a Dread Lords and DA campaign. Great. I start the Dread Lords one which plunges me straight into the deep, with research and colony management. Fine, played many games like this before so I'll work it out. Meet first race- get "string not found" or something similar instead of speech. Tried diplomacy, only get variables instead of speech/text, so diplomacy is close to unusable. Campaign level incredibly boring with the AI rushing all planets before I can so much as breath. I remember now why I didn't give the game a chance before...

Anyway, still full of positive spirit, many people appear to be enjoying the game and I -love- this genre. I'll try a 'sandbox' game as that is really the most enjoyable anyway. Shame the campaign doesn't work but alas. Enter all parameters, game loading and... crash to desktop. After trying 10 times, including removal of race files as suggested elsewhere I still get a crash every time. Sigh, so far for giving GalCiv II another chance. I've owned it for a long time now and actually never really PLAYED it. Not because I don't want to, but because it wont let me.

Log below.

 

Debug Message:  Version v2.01 Dark Avatar last updated on: Mon Nov 24 16:26:43 2008
Debug Message:  Checking DX Version.
Debug Message:  *********DXDiag info follows.*********
System Info
Time: 6/6/2009, 13:45:55
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
Machine Name: NEXUS
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.lh_sp2rtm.090410-1830)
Languages: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: CLEVO CO.                      
System Model: M860TU                         
BIOS: BIOS Revision: 1.01.13         
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     P9500  @ 2.53GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Physical Memory: 4090MB RAM
Page File: 1747MB used, 6635MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows


Display Info
Display device 1:
Device Name: \\.\DISPLAY1
Card Name: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce 9600M GT
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Key Device: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0649&SUBSYS_08601558&REV_A1
Display Memory: 2287 MB
Current Display Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Max Resolution:
Driver Name: nvd3dum,nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2um, nvwgf2umx.dll
Driver Version: 7.15.0011.7620
Driver Date: 7/19/2008 23:23:00
DirectX Acceleration Enabled: Yes
 


Sound info
Sound device 1:
Description: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Default Sound Playback
Default Voice Playback
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS_15580860&REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Driver Name: RTKVHD64.sys
Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Driver Version: 6.00.0001.5605
Driver Date: 4/17/2008 17:30:00
Type: WDM
Other Drivers:
Acceleration Level: 1
Cap Flags: 0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
 
Sound device 1:
Description: Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Default Sound Playback
Default Voice Playback
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS_15580860&REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Driver Name: RTKVHD64.sys
Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Driver Version: 6.00.0001.5605
Driver Date: 4/17/2008 17:30:00
Type: WDM
Other Drivers:
Acceleration Level: 1
Cap Flags: 0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
 


Debug Message:  *********END dxdiag info.*********
Debug Message:  Entering WinMain
Debug Message:  ******* Starting Game Shell *******
Debug Message:  Going Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Preparing to change display settings.
Debug Message:  Using hardware vertex processing
Debug Message:  Using multilsample setting: D3DMULTISAMPLE_4_SAMPLES
Debug Message:  Attempting to create D3DDevice at resolution 1680 x 1050, Windowed: 0, Multisample: 4
Debug Message:  Game Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Debug Message:  Running fullscreen.
Debug Message:  HAL (hw vp): NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Debug Message:  D3DPRESENT_INTERVAL_DEFAULT
Debug Message:  Refresh rate: 60
Debug Message:  Bit Depth: 32 bit.
Debug Message:  *********Checking D3DDevice Caps***********************
Debug Message:  A full-color cursor is supported in hardware at high resolution modes.
Debug Message:  RGB in format 6:6:6, Masks reported as ff0000:ff00:ff
Debug Message:  Now Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Shell initialization complete
Debug Message:  GalCiv2 is activated.
Debug Message:  ***** Initializing Game *****
Debug Message:  No string tables in ./Data//ToolTips.tips
Debug Message:  Timer Frequency is 0 da7a64
Debug Message:  No string tables in ./Data//*.str
Debug Message:  Initializing sound card.
Debug Message:  initailizing bink
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Movies\techs\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Vista User\Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Gfx\Movies\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Vista User\Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\sfx\*.wav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Vista User\Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Music\*.mp3
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Vista User\Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Event Music\*.mp3
Debug Message:  Create setup screens.
Debug Message:  Clear galaxy settings.
Debug Message:  Clear influence.
Debug Message:  Clear up laws.
Debug Message:  Clear first time events.
Debug Message:  Clear wonders and trade goods.
Debug Message:  Clear sector mapper.
Debug Message:  Set mouse.
Debug Message:  Set update timer.
Debug Message:  Clear data definitions.
Debug Message:  Killing ship styles:
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Vista User\Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\shiptemplates\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Vista User\Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\ShipStyles\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/\FleetFormations\*.fleet
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Gfx\Planets\C0*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideW*.png
Debug Message:  Danger Will Robinson, no Stars!!!!
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask F:\Games\GalCiv2./Data//Tutorials/*.xml
Debug Message:  GalaxyWnd: Cannot find OBJID Scenaro_MoreDetails_FText
Debug Message:  GalaxyWnd: Cannot find OBJID Scenaro_Details_FormattedText
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask F:\Games\GalCiv2\Mods\Default\Data\CustomMaps\*.gc2map
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/English/Scenarios/*.GC2Scenario
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask F:\Games\GalCiv2\Mods\Default\Data\Scenarios\*.gc2scenario
Debug Message:  CustomPersonalityWnd: Cannot find OBJID Personality_Special_Title
Debug Message:  CustomPersonalityWnd: Cannot find OBJID Personality_Special_Disctiption_Spinner_Back
Debug Message:  CustomPersonalityWnd: Cannot find OBJID Personality_Special_Disctiption_Title
Debug Error:  CustomShipStyleWnd: Unknown edit field ShipList_List_Entry type: CustomListEntry
Debug Error:  CustomShipStyleWnd: Unknown edit field ShipList_Avalible_List_Entry type: CustomListEntry
Debug Message:  WARNING: GetShipStylePrefix called for civ and civ has no ship style
Debug Message:  LoadHardpointsFromPrefsFile failed to load ship config file: ./Data/ShipCfg/\(null)_ColonyShip.shipcfg
Debug Message:  Creating Galaxy
Debug Message:  Killing threads.
Debug Message:  Kiling civs.
Debug Message:  Killing ships.
Debug Message:  Killing rallypoints.
Debug Message:  Killing misc objects.
Debug Message:  Killing stars.
Debug Message:  Killing anomalies.
Debug Message:  Killing asteroid fields.
Debug Message:  Killing asteroid field mining bases.
Debug Message:  Killing space resources.
Debug Message:  Killing colonies and planets.
Debug Message:  killing scenario.
Debug Message:  Clearing Turn Event Log
Debug Message:  Clear galaxy settings.
Debug Message:  Clear influence.
Debug Message:  Clear up laws.
Debug Message:  Clear first time events.
Debug Message:  Clear wonders and trade goods.
Debug Message:  Clear sector mapper.
Debug Message:  Star Frequency: 2  Max Num Stars: 26
Debug Message:  Planet Frequency: 2  Max Num Planets: 62
Debug Message:  Galaxy Size Set: 4 x 4
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Stars
Debug Message:  Star Density: Tight Clusters.
Debug Message:  Number of Unplaced Stars: 0.
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Planets
Debug Message:  Total planets placed: 65
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Anomalies
Debug Message:  Num Anomalies: 167
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Resources
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Done
Debug Message:  Distributing bonuses on planets...
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Asteroid Fields
Debug Message:  Setting Game Options
Debug Message:  Creating Civs
Debug Message:  Terran Alliance: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Drengin Empire: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Altarian Resistance: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Arcean Empire: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Torian Confederation: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Yor Collective: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Creating Civs... Done
Debug Message:  Updating ZOC.
Debug Message:  Creating 5 minor races
Debug Message:  Creating ships...
Debug Message:  Updating ZOC.
Debug Message:  Galaxy Create... Done
Debug Message:  UIBeginGame called with g_ulLocalPlayerID = 0
Debug Message:  UIBeginGameHelper: New Game Started
Debug Message:  UIBeginGameHelper: Mods are Disabled

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June 6, 2009 9:01:13 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Update: Impulse seems to have messed up the installation. Connection is terrible- can barely log into impulse and downloads are dreadfully slow.

In comparison, Steam is currently doing over 1 MB/second and Microsoft (Xbox 360) is doing 5,5 MB/second. Yes, megabytes - we're on a 20 Mbit connection.

So it appears the problem might be impulse related. I was already wondering if there would be files corrupt or otherwise missing, both from the 'speech' issue as well as the log above... I will try to acquire an update but so far I have no luck with Impulse today. It's already excluded on the Firewall and Avast - something I am also not very happy about.

 

Edit: That wasn't it. Complete re-install solved nothing.

 

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June 6, 2009 9:04:50 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Debug Message: Danger Will Robinson, no Stars!!!!

This issue is caused by the language setting in the registry being blank rather than missing or set to English. Just download and merge this file to your registry and it should sort it.

Not sure what might be causing your download speed issues. Most users find that Impulse completely saturates their downstream bandwidth (up to multiple MB/s).

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June 14, 2009 7:42:45 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

umm... I havn't played galciv in a while and I reinstalled it after deleting my hard drive and now the game wont even start up here i'll show you the debug. (this was while attempting to play dread lords). thank you in advance.

Debug Message:  Version v1.53 last updated on: Tue Nov  4 11:55:35 2008
Debug Message:  Checking DX Version.
Debug Message:  *********DXDiag info follows.*********
System Info
Time: 6/14/2009, 19:33:21
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Machine Name: HUGO
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)
Languages: French (Regional Setting: French)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/24/06 14:44:22 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU          6600  @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs)
Physical Memory: 3200MB RAM
Page File: 689MB used, 4399MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS


Display Info
Display device 1:
Device Name: \\.\DISPLAY1
Card Name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT  
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce 9800 GT
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Key Device: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0614&SUBSYS_C9743842&REV_A2
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Display Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (59Hz)
Monitor Name: SyncMaster 953BW/953GW,SyncMaster Magic CX953BW/CX953GW(Analog)
Monitor Max Resolution: 1440,900
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.7813
Driver Date: 9/17/2008 23:55:00
DirectX Acceleration Enabled: Yes
 


Sound info
Sound device 1:
Description: Realtek HD Audio output
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0882&SUBSYS_1043E601&REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys
Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5268
Driver Date: 6/13/2006 23:04:12
Type: WDM
Other Drivers:
Acceleration Level: 3
Cap Flags: 0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
 


Debug Message:  *********END dxdiag info.*********
Debug Message:  Entering WinMain
Debug Message:  ******* Starting Game Shell *******
Debug Message:  Going Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Preparing to change display settings.
Debug Message:  Using hardware vertex processing
Debug Message:  Using multilsample setting: D3DMULTISAMPLE_4_SAMPLES
Debug Message:  Could not create the render device using default format. Switching to 16bit
Debug Message:  Using hardware vertex processing
Debug Message:  Using multilsample setting: D3DMULTISAMPLE_NONE
Debug Message:  Could not create the render device.
Debug Message:  InitializeDirect3D Failed.
Debug Message:  Now Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Shell initialization complete
Debug Message:  GalCiv2 is activated.
Debug Message:  WM_CLOSE message received.
Debug Message:  GameUninitialize start

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June 15, 2009 10:57:34 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Forget it I figured it out I forgot to rechange my framerate. Works perfectly now

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June 21, 2009 3:27:38 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

After a longer pause, I wanted to play GalCiv 2 again, but I have some problems.

When I try to start any version of it via Impulse I'm getting a "Galactic Civilizations II Launch has encounteres a problem and needs to close" error with the error signature:

AppName: talaunch.exe     AppVer: 1.0.0.0     ModName: dxaxhost.dll
ModVer: 3.5.0.0     Offset: 00021387

 

I can start Dread Lords with the GalCiv2.exe but I only get a black screen when trying to start Dark Avatar or Twilight of Arnor with "the normal" .exe. The Launch.exe produces the before mentioned error.

 

I have tried reinstalling, changing the resolution with pref.ini and I added the Language part in the regestry, but nothing helped.

I really hope you can help me.

Here is the debug.err from Twilight

Debug Message:  Version v2.02 Twilight of the Arnor last updated on: Wed Dec  3 09:43:09 2008
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Stardock\ComponentManager\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Stardock\ComponentManager\Drengin.net\GC2EU
Debug Message:  Unknown error trying to read registry value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Stardock\ComponentManager\Drengin.net Serial No
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GC2EU
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GC2EU
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GC2EU
Debug Message:  Checking DX Version.
Debug Message:  *********DXDiag info follows.*********
System Info
Time: 6/21/2009, 21:00:24
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Machine Name: DWARF
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Languages: English (Regional Setting: German)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/26/07 11:13:06 Ver: 08.00.12
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)
Physical Memory: 3008MB RAM
Page File: 853MB used, 4039MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS


Display Info
Display device 1:
Device Name: \\.\DISPLAY1
Card Name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce 8800 GTS 512
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Key Device: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0600&SUBSYS_050210DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Display Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Resolution:
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.8585
Driver Date: 4/30/2009 22:02:00
DirectX Acceleration Enabled: Yes
 
Display device 2:
Device Name: \\.\DISPLAY2
Card Name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce 8800 GTS 512
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Key Device: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0600&SUBSYS_050210DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Display Mode: 1600 x 1200 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Monitor Name: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Resolution:
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.8585
Driver Date: 4/30/2009 22:02:00
DirectX Acceleration Enabled: Yes
 


Sound info
Sound device 1:
Description: SoundMAX HD Audio
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_11D4&DEV_1988&SUBSYS_104381E1&REV_1003
Manufacturer ID: 65535
Product ID: 65535
Driver Name: ADIHdAud.sys
Provider: AnalogDevices
Driver Version: 5.10.0001.6110
Driver Date: 1/16/2007 09:09:06
Type: WDM
Other Drivers:
Acceleration Level: 3
Cap Flags: 0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
 


Debug Message:  *********END dxdiag info.*********
Debug Message:  Entering WinMain
Debug Message:  ******* Starting Game Shell *******
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GC2EU
Debug Message:  Going Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Preparing to change display settings.
Debug Message:  Using hardware vertex processing
Debug Message:  Using multilsample setting: D3DMULTISAMPLE_8_SAMPLES
Debug Message:  Attempting to create D3DDevice at resolution 1680 x 1500, Windowed: 0, Multisample: 8
Debug Message:  Could not create the render device using default format. Switching to 16bit
Debug Message:  Using hardware vertex processing
Debug Message:  Using multilsample setting: D3DMULTISAMPLE_NONE
Debug Message:  Attempting to create D3DDevice at resolution 1680 x 1500, Windowed: 0, Multisample: 0
Debug Message:  Could not create the render device.
Debug Message:  InitializeDirect3D Failed.
Debug Message:  Now Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Shell initialization complete
Debug Message:  GalCiv2 is activated.
Debug Message:  WM_CLOSE message received.
Debug Message:  GameUninitialize start

 

 

And here the one from Dark Avatar

 

Debug Message:  Version v2.01 Dark Avatar last updated on: Mon Nov 24 16:26:43 2008
Debug Message:  Checking DX Version.
Debug Message:  *********DXDiag info follows.*********
System Info
Time: 6/21/2009, 21:25:50
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Machine Name: DWARF
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Languages: English (Regional Setting: German)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/26/07 11:13:06 Ver: 08.00.12
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)
Physical Memory: 3008MB RAM
Page File: 962MB used, 3930MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS


Display Info
Display device 1:
Device Name: \\.\DISPLAY1
Card Name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce 8800 GTS 512
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Key Device: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0600&SUBSYS_050210DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Display Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Resolution:
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.8585
Driver Date: 4/30/2009 22:02:00
DirectX Acceleration Enabled: Yes
 
Display device 2:
Device Name: \\.\DISPLAY2
Card Name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce 8800 GTS 512
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Key Device: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0600&SUBSYS_050210DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Display Mode: 1600 x 1200 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Monitor Name: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Resolution:
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.8585
Driver Date: 4/30/2009 22:02:00
DirectX Acceleration Enabled: Yes
 


Sound info
Sound device 1:
Description: SoundMAX HD Audio
Default Sound Playback
Default Voice Playback
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_11D4&DEV_1988&SUBSYS_104381E1&REV_1003
Manufacturer ID: 65535
Product ID: 65535
Driver Name: ADIHdAud.sys
Provider: AnalogDevices
Driver Version: 5.10.0001.6110
Driver Date: 1/16/2007 09:09:06
Type: WDM
Other Drivers:
Acceleration Level: 3
Cap Flags: 0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
 


Debug Message:  *********END dxdiag info.*********
Debug Message:  Entering WinMain
Debug Message:  ******* Starting Game Shell *******
Debug Message:  Going Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Preparing to change display settings.
Debug Message:  Using hardware vertex processing
Debug Message:  Using multilsample setting: D3DMULTISAMPLE_4_SAMPLES
Debug Message:  Attempting to create D3DDevice at resolution 1600 x 1200, Windowed: 0, Multisample: 4
Debug Message:  Could not create the render device using default format. Switching to 16bit
Debug Message:  Using hardware vertex processing
Debug Message:  Using multilsample setting: D3DMULTISAMPLE_NONE
Debug Message:  Attempting to create D3DDevice at resolution 1600 x 1200, Windowed: 0, Multisample: 0
Debug Message:  Could not create the render device.
Debug Message:  InitializeDirect3D Failed.
Debug Message:  Now Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Shell initialization complete
Debug Message:  GalCiv2 is activated.
Debug Message:  WM_CLOSE message received.
Debug Message:  GameUninitialize start

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June 21, 2009 5:02:39 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

changing the resolution with pref.ini

Set them both to 1680x1050 (you may also need to set fullscreen=0) and it should be happy. You seem to have mistyped it on TA (it's trying at 1680x1500), and DA is set to your secondary display's resolution.

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June 22, 2009 11:02:17 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Thank you very much, now everythings works perfectly

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June 28, 2009 1:29:02 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

At wit's end

after reading about all these crashes I am almost wishing that was my problem as it seems the answers are plentiful.  at this point I'm at a loss as to what is going on.  I play GalCiv 2 Ultimate, gigantic/abundant and about 5 years into every game, all my bonuses are reset to zero.  economic, pop growth, research, planet quality... everything.  the only bonuses it keeps are the researched bonuses for extreme planet colonization.  I can be zinging right along making huge progress on all fronts and from one turn to the next my entire civilization is thrown into reverse.

there is no crash, and the game will continue to work just fine, except all bonuses, all pluses, modifiers I guess, are reset to zero.  even racial traits, governement bonuses.

Anyone

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June 28, 2009 2:14:43 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

ok found the debug.err hope this helps.

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June 28, 2009 12:29:04 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

You've encountered the plague or disease mega-event. Just research the Cure tech that appears in your tech tree and your bonuses will be restored. As with any mega event, you can avoid them all completely be disabling them at game creation.

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July 5, 2009 5:39:28 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

I just purchased the game using the download option.
My problem is that there is no text being displayed on the Main menu when I run it.
Moew than likely a driver issue. Can you please verify?
Here's my debug.err...

Debug Message:  Version v2.02 Twilight of the Arnor last updated on: Tue Dec  9 11:44:40 2008
Debug Message:  Checking DX Version.
Debug Message:  *********DXDiag info follows.*********
System Info
Time: 7/5/2009, 22:15:55
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Machine Name: AONGHUS
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)
Languages: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.               
System Model: Dell DXP061                 
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 2.5.3
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU          6400  @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs)
Physical Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 713MB used, 1745MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS


Display Info
Display device 1:
Device Name: \\.\DISPLAY1
Card Name: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce 7900 GS
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Key Device: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0292&SUBSYS_037010DE&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Display Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor Name: Dell E197FP
Monitor Max Resolution: 1280,1024
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.6371
Driver Date: 9/17/2007 08:07:00
DirectX Acceleration Enabled: Yes
 


Sound info
Sound device 1:
Description: SigmaTel Audio
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7618&SUBSYS_102801DB&REV_1002
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Driver Name: sthda.sys
Provider: SigmaTel
Driver Version: 5.10.4991.0000
Driver Date: 3/20/2006 17:06:04
Type: WDM
Other Drivers:
Acceleration Level: 3
Cap Flags: 0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
 
Sound device 1:
Description: Modem #0 Line Playback (emulated)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID:
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 81
Driver Name:
Provider:
Driver Version:
Driver Date:
Type: Emulated
Other Drivers:
Acceleration Level: 3
Cap Flags: 0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
 


Debug Message:  *********END dxdiag info.*********
Debug Message:  Entering WinMain
Debug Message:  ******* Starting Game Shell *******
Debug Message:  Could not query reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL value named Language
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GC2EU
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2
Debug Message:  Going Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Preparing to change display settings.
Debug Message:  Using hardware vertex processing
Debug Message:  Using multilsample setting: D3DMULTISAMPLE_4_SAMPLES
Debug Message:  Attempting to create D3DDevice at resolution 1024 x 768, Windowed: 0, Multisample: 4
Debug Message:  Game Resolution: 1024 x 768
Debug Message:  Running fullscreen.
Debug Message:  HAL (hw vp): NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
Debug Message:  D3DPRESENT_INTERVAL_DEFAULT
Debug Message:  Refresh rate: 75
Debug Message:  Bit Depth: 32 bit.
Debug Message:  *********Checking D3DDevice Caps***********************
Debug Message:  A full-color cursor is supported in hardware at high resolution modes.
Debug Message:  RGB in format 6:6:6, Masks reported as ff0000:ff00:ff
Debug Message:  Now Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Shell initialization complete
Debug Message:  GalCiv2 is activated.
Debug Message:  ***** Initializing Game *****
Debug Message:  Timer Frequency is 0 7ed72930
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\./Data/ShipTemplates/\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Aonghus Lane\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ships\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Aonghus Lane\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\shiptemplates\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Stardock\ObjectDesktop\DesktopX
Debug Message:  Initializing sound card.
Debug Message:  initailizing bink
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar\Movies\techs\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Movies\techs\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Gfx\Tutorials\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Aonghus Lane\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Gfx\Movies\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Aonghus Lane\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\sfx\*.wav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Aonghus Lane\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Music\*.mp3
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Aonghus Lane\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Event Music\*.mp3
Debug Message:  Create setup screens.
Debug Message:  Clear galaxy settings.
Debug Message:  Clear influence.
Debug Message:  Clear up laws.
Debug Message:  Clear first time events.
Debug Message:  Clear wonders and trade goods.
Debug Message:  Clear sector mapper.
Debug Message:  Set mouse.
Debug Message:  Set update timer.
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/*.xml
Debug Message:  Clear data definitions.
Debug Message:  Killing ship styles:
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Aonghus Lane\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ships\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Aonghus Lane\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\shiptemplates\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate./Data/English/\ShipStyles\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Aonghus Lane\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ShipStyles\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar./Data/\FleetFormations\*.fleet
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/\FleetFormations\*.fleet
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\DarkAvatar\Gfx\Planets\C0*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Gfx\Planets\C0*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Aonghus Lane\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\*.raceconfigxml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideN*.png
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Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Aonghus Lane\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ships\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Program Files\Stardock Games\GalCiv2Ultimate\./Data/ShipTemplates/\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Aonghus Lane\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ships\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Documents and Settings\Aonghus Lane\My Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\shiptemplates\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  Reading Star Names
Debug Message:  Reading Star Names... Done
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/English/Tutorials/*.xml
Debug Message:  TitleWnd: Quit Button.
Debug Message:  Posting WM_CLOSE message.
Debug Message:  WM_CLOSE message received.
Debug Message:  GameUninitialize start
Debug Message:  Killing Galaxy
Debug Message:  Killing threads.
Debug Message:  Kiling civs.
Debug Message:  Killing ships.
Debug Message:  Killing rallypoints.
Debug Message:  Killing misc objects.
Debug Message:  Killing stars.
Debug Message:  Killing anomalies.
Debug Message:  Killing asteroid fields.
Debug Message:  Killing asteroid field mining bases.
Debug Message:  Killing space resources.
Debug Message:  Killing ascension crystals.
Debug Message:  Killing colonies and planets.
Debug Message:  killing scenario.
Debug Message:  Clearing Turn Event Log
Debug Message:  Clear galaxy settings.
Debug Message:  Clear influence.
Debug Message:  Clear up laws.
Debug Message:  Clear first time events.
Debug Message:  Clear wonders and trade goods.
Debug Message:  Clear sector mapper.
Debug Message:  Clear data definitions.
Debug Message:  Killing ship styles:
Debug Message:  Killing Galaxy: Completed
Debug Message:  Shutting down sound system.
Debug Message:  Clearing sound and music handles.
Debug Message:  GameUninitialize end
Debug Message:  Device not cleared. 1 counts left.
Debug Message:  D3D not cleared. 1 counts left.
Debug Message:  Destroying Window.
Debug Message:  Main Shell terminating normally

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July 5, 2009 6:32:57 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Folks,
Nevermind. Graphics card driver update sorted the problem.

It's always the last update that causes these things...
Cheers anyway.

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July 25, 2009 1:07:03 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Hi,

I just bought the German version of "Endless Universe" and wanted to play "Twilight of the Arnor". However, when I try to start a new game, after having chosen all the game configurations, the game crashes. I still see the loading screen, but after while, the game is gone.

I updated my video drivers (ATI Radeon HD 3470), but it still doesn't work.

I guess it's best I simply post the error file here. Thank you in advance for any tips.

Debug Message:  Version v1.97 Twilight of the Arnor last updated on: Mon Sep  8 13:58:25 2008
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Stardock\ComponentManager\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Checking DX Version.
Debug Message:  *********DXDiag info follows.*********
System Info
Time: 7/25/2009, 18:42:54
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
Machine Name: CAESAR
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.090302-1506)
Languages: German (Regional Setting: German)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model: F5SL             
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T5800  @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Physical Memory: 3070MB RAM
Page File: 1006MB used, 5335MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows


Display Info
Display device 1:
Device Name: \\.\DISPLAY1
Card Name: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip Type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x95C4)
DAC Type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Key Device: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_95C4&SUBSYS_19E21043&REV_00
Display Memory: 1531 MB
Current Display Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (59Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Max Resolution:
Driver Name: atidxx32.dll,atidxx64,atiumdag.dll,atiumdva.dat,atiumd64,atiumd6a,atitmm64
Driver Version: 7.15.0010.0096
Driver Date: 3/9/2008 15:51:51
DirectX Acceleration Enabled: Yes
 


Sound info
Sound device 1:
Description: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0660&SUBSYS_10430000&REV_1000
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Driver Name: RTKVHDA.sys
Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Driver Version: 6.00.0001.5543
Driver Date: 1/8/2008 11:06:03
Type: WDM
Other Drivers:
Acceleration Level: 1
Cap Flags: 0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
 


Debug Message:  *********END dxdiag info.*********
Debug Message:  Entering WinMain
Debug Message:  ******* Starting Game Shell *******
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Going Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Preparing to change display settings.
Debug Message:  Using hardware vertex processing
Debug Message:  Using multilsample setting: D3DMULTISAMPLE_4_SAMPLES
Debug Message:  Attempting to create D3DDevice at resolution 1280 x 800, Windowed: 0, Multisample: 4
Debug Message:  Game Resolution: 1280 x 800
Debug Message:  Running fullscreen.
Debug Message:  HAL (hw vp): ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Debug Message:  D3DPRESENT_INTERVAL_DEFAULT
Debug Message:  Refresh rate: 59
Debug Message:  Bit Depth: 32 bit.
Debug Message:  *********Checking D3DDevice Caps***********************
Debug Message:  A full-color cursor is supported in hardware at high resolution modes.
Debug Message:  RGB in format 6:6:6, Masks reported as ff0000:ff00:ff
Debug Message:  Now Fullscreen
Debug Message:  Shell initialization complete
Debug Message:  GalCiv2 is activated.
Debug Message:  ***** Initializing Game *****
Debug Message:  Timer Frequency is 0 369e99
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software\Stardock\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\./Data/ShipTemplates/\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Bastian\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ships\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Bastian\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\shiptemplates\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Stardock\ObjectDesktop\DesktopX
Debug Message:  Initializing sound card.
Debug Message:  initailizing bink
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar\Movies\techs\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Movies\techs\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Gfx\Tutorials\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Bastian\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Gfx\Movies\*.bik
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Bastian\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\sfx\*.wav
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Bastian\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Music\*.mp3
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Bastian\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\Event Music\*.mp3
Debug Message:  Create setup screens.
Debug Message:  Clear galaxy settings.
Debug Message:  Clear influence.
Debug Message:  Clear up laws.
Debug Message:  Clear first time events.
Debug Message:  Clear wonders and trade goods.
Debug Message:  Clear sector mapper.
Debug Message:  Set mouse.
Debug Message:  Set update timer.
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/*.xml
Debug Message:  Clear data definitions.
Debug Message:  Killing ship styles:
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Bastian\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ships\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Bastian\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\shiptemplates\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1./Data/English/\ShipStyles\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Bastian\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ShipStyles\*.xml
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar./Data/\FleetFormations\*.fleet
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/\FleetFormations\*.fleet
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar\Gfx\Planets\C0*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask Gfx\Planets\C0*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/1SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/2SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/3SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask gfx/Terrain/4SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/1SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/1SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/1SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/1SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/2SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/2SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/2SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/2SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/3SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/3SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/3SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/3SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/4SideN*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/4SideE*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/4SideS*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\DarkAvatar/gfx/Terrain/4SideW*.png
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Bastian\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ships\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\./Data/ShipTemplates/\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Bastian\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\ships\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\Users\Bastian\Documents\My Games\GC2TwilightArnor\shiptemplates\*.shipcfg
Debug Message:  Reading Star Names
Debug Message:  Reading Star Names... Done
Debug Message:  GalaxyWnd: Cannot find OBJID Scenaro_MoreDetails_FText
Debug Message:  GalaxyWnd: Cannot find OBJID Scenaro_Details_FormattedText
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\Mods\Default\Data\CustomMaps\*.gc2map
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask ./Data/English/Scenarios/*.GC2Scenario
Debug Message:  No files found matching mask C:\PROGRA~1\Kalypso\GALCIV~1\Mods\Default\Data\Scenarios\*.gc2scenario
Debug Message:  CustomPersonalityWnd: Cannot find OBJID Personality_Special_Title
Debug Message:  CustomPersonalityWnd: Cannot find OBJID Personality_Special_Disctiption_Spinner_Back
Debug Message:  CustomPersonalityWnd: Cannot find OBJID Personality_Special_Disctiption_Title
Debug Message:  Creating Galaxy
Debug Message:  Killing threads.
Debug Message:  Kiling civs.
Debug Message:  Killing ships.
Debug Message:  Killing rallypoints.
Debug Message:  Killing misc objects.
Debug Message:  Killing stars.
Debug Message:  Killing anomalies.
Debug Message:  Killing asteroid fields.
Debug Message:  Killing asteroid field mining bases.
Debug Message:  Killing space resources.
Debug Message:  Killing ascension crystals.
Debug Message:  Killing colonies and planets.
Debug Message:  killing scenario.
Debug Message:  Clearing Turn Event Log
Debug Message:  Clear galaxy settings.
Debug Message:  Clear influence.
Debug Message:  Clear up laws.
Debug Message:  Clear first time events.
Debug Message:  Clear wonders and trade goods.
Debug Message:  Clear sector mapper.
Debug Message:  Could not open reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Stardock\ComponentManager\Drengin.net\GalCiv2UL
Debug Message:  Star Frequency: 3  Max Num Stars: 171
Debug Message:  Planet Frequency: 2  Max Num Planets: 410
Debug Message:  Galaxy Size Set: 12 x 12
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Stars
Debug Message:  Star Density: Tight Clusters.
Debug Message:  Number of Unplaced Stars: 48.
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Planets
Debug Message:  *************** Failed To Place Planet ***************
Debug Message:  *************** Failed To Place Planet ***************
Debug Message:  *************** Failed To Place Planet ***************
Debug Message:  Total planets placed: 65
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Anomalies
Debug Message:  Num Anomalies: 300
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Resources
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Ascension Crystals
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Done
Debug Message:  Distributing bonuses on planets...
Debug Message:  Creating Random Map... Asteroid Fields
Debug Message:  Setting Game Options
Debug Message:  Creating Civs
Debug Message:  Drengin Imperium: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Altarianischer Widerstand: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Arceanisches Imperium: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Torianische Konföderation: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Yor Kollektiv: Intellence -> 40
Debug Message:  Creating Civs... Done
Debug Message:  Updating ZOC.
Debug Message:  Creating 4 minor races
Debug Error:  Starting tech NeutralHistory could not be given to Scottlingas because it was not found in their tech tree ().
Debug Error:  Starting tech Innovative History could not be given to Scottlingas because it was not found in their tech tree ().
Debug Message:  Creating ships...
Debug Message:  Updating ZOC.
Debug Message:  Galaxy Create... Done
Debug Message:  UIBeginGame called with g_ulLocalPlayerID = 4
Debug Message:  UIBeginGameHelper: New Game Started
Debug Message:  UIBeginGameHelper: Mods are Disabled

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July 27, 2009 5:16:55 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Hi I bought a UK copy of GalCiv2 - endless univurse and strait away had the problem of it not saving or loading games at all. This also includes custon races, if i start with one it crashes and windows vista says games has stoped working and stuts it down. If i save a custon race part way through it says its saved but if i go back to check, its actually saved nothing?

I installed stardock and reinstalled it entirely off stardock that but still same problem. I've update my graphics cards and made sure its go admin autority and everything else i could think of but nothing works even though the game it self runs and i played an entire small game for a good 200 turns but in the end I lost it all as the game won't let me save at all.

P.S i did read through about 7 pages of this post but saw no one with the same problem, I hope you can help

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July 27, 2009 5:26:58 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Hi I bought a UK copy of GalCiv2 - endless univurse and strait away had the problem of it not saving or loading games at all. This also includes custon races, if i start with one it crashes and windows vista says games has stoped working and stuts it down. If i save a custon race part way through it says its saved but if i go back to check, its actually saved nothing?

I installed stardock and reinstalled it entirely off stardock that but still same problem. I've update my graphics cards and made sure its go admin autority and everything else i could think of but nothing works even though the game it self runs and i played an entire small game for a good 200 turns but in the end I lost it all as the game won't let me save at all.

P.S i did read through about 7 pages of this post but saw no one with the same problem, I hope you can help

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