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Old Apr. 14, 2007, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default Oblivion wont start on my PC

So I bought the disc, intalled, and now it wont even start

AppName: oblivion.exe AppVer: 1.1.0.425 ModName: oblivion.exe
ModVer: 1.1.0.425 Offset: 00090b06


wtf does this mean? sending an error report never helps, reinstalling doesnt help, I'm this close to just reformatting the whole damn computer its starting to have so many problems...

Any ideas before I give my computer the axe?
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Old Apr. 14, 2007, 11:23 PM   #2
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Well, it sounds like an installation thing, but if you've reinstalled with the same error, I'd say it's the computer. And if it's been having other problems, I'd say a reformat is the way to go.
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Old Apr. 15, 2007, 04:30 AM   #3
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What are your system specs and did it run before?
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Old Apr. 15, 2007, 12:58 PM   #4
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Its definately the computer. I reformatted to kill the other mess of problems, yet it missed this one, which I think I identified...

I dont think everything is getting installed properly, as my computer seems to be unable to read the following files: .hdr, BIN, INX, IBT, ISN, all of which are on the installation disc. I did a little research, not a whole lot, in what some of these files are, and apparently, any windows machine should be able to read them, and if not, there may be registry problems. So I download a registry cleaner, clean it up, still no luck.

I'm pretty frustrated, I destroyed a lot of data reformatting that I'd rather not have lost (not really a big deal, but still) in hopes of it fixing this problem, and is STILL can't play oblivion. My machine has the stats to run it, 1 gig of ram and a 3.0 ghz pentium 4, by the way...

ugh, anyone know anything that I could maybe download (or pirate, arr) that would enable me to read these file types?
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Old Apr. 15, 2007, 02:14 PM   #5
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Pentium 4 is already a thing of the past. Especially if you go with 3 GHz - modern processors are barely even measured in Hz anymore.

Also, the thing that really counts here is you video card. Judging from that, your PC just doesn't have the specs to run it.
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Old Apr. 15, 2007, 03:33 PM   #6
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its not a problem of being too slow or crashing, its a problem of windows feeling the need to send an error report whenever i even try to open oblivion. I paid a good bit of money for this machine, it shouldnt have any issue with power.
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Pentium 4 is already a thing of the past. Especially if you go with 3 GHz - modern processors are barely even measured in Hz anymore.

Also, the thing that really counts here is you video card. Judging from that, your PC just doesn't have the specs to run it.
What? Ofcourse they are. Only not as high as 3Ghz anymore, except high-end server and workstation processors.

Anyway, I think you should contact the Oblivion's developer about this. It seems like a software-oriented problem on Windows' behalf, not a hardware related problem.

However, you could try to install your latest graphics drivers and upgrade to DirectX 9.0c, if you haven't already.
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Old Apr. 16, 2007, 02:04 PM   #8
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done, still no help, am contacting oblivion's tech right now.

Thanks for the help guys!
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Any news from Bethesda?
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I have the same problem. I get to the first menue than press play at it says that it has a problem with its Digital Product.
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You sure you guys have a LEGAL copy of the game?
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its not a problem of being too slow or crashing, its a problem of windows feeling the need to send an error report whenever i even try to open oblivion. I paid a good bit of money for this machine, it shouldnt have any issue with power.
Yeah, that error message is what happens when your video card isn't supported. So. What video card -do- you have? I still haven't seen you say anything about it. You see, if you tell us what it is, we can simply run it by the very long list of supported video cards that is hosted on Bethesda's site quite prominently, seeing as you don't appear to want to do so yourself.


Gizmo: Actually, it looks a whole lot like Bethesda never bothered to get any copy protection in at all. Can't say I blame them - they're all cracked within a few days after release, and it saves you that little money.
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