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First post, by davidmorom

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On dgVoodoo 2.62.3 Wipeout XL/2097 works perfectly, but with version 2.63 and newer the game crashes silently after the PRESS START splah screen.

I tried several combinations of settings, and the result is always the same.

Reply 2 of 9, by ZellSF

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2.63+ is crashing here too, even in compatibility mode (which isn't required here for 2.62.3). Nothing interesting in (attached) log. There are some warnings, but I also get them with 2.62.3, which works fine.

This is a unpatched Wipeout 2097 install.

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AAA.LOG
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472.01 KiB
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13 downloads
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Fair use/fair dealing exception

Maybe a weird question, but is it possible to get the PowerVR version working? It should be using Direct3D and not the PowerVR API, but it's still checking for the card. I'm a bit curious why.

Reply 3 of 9, by Dege

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Could you share the executable with me plz? I can't remember what installation I have aside from it's no-cd patched.
It still works fine for me in XPSP2 compat mode.
In your log the last entries are

[11884] loadSample(contelim.wav)	
[11884] loadSample(nrg_low.wav)
[11884] start controlled sound

In mine, those are followed by

Wipeout2.exe	attempting malloc
Wipeout2.exe attempting malloc
Wipeout2.exe attempting malloc

Running the game with AppVerifier revelas that the game always over-reads a memory area, so it's suspicious that memory corruption is the reason and it's up to your luck if it crashes or not.

Maybe a weird question, but is it possible to get the PowerVR version working? It should be using Direct3D and not the PowerVR API, but it's still checking for the card. I'm a bit curious why.

I guess it drives D3D in a little different way to workaround some driver-specific problems which is incompatible with 'normal' D3D, and that's why it wants to make sure if a PVR card is driven.

Reply 4 of 9, by davidmorom

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This is my executable. Original unpatched, directly from the 2097 CD image.

I realised that if I dont use dgVoodoo at all, the same problem ocurrs (in one of my computers, the other cant even start the game without dgVoodoo), so maybe the problem is not related with dgVoodoo, as you stated before. The weird thing is that dgVoodoo 2.62.3 makes the game run flawlessly (beside the double speed issue).

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    Wipeout2.rar
    File size
    252.46 KiB
    Downloads
    6 downloads
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception

Reply 6 of 9, by davidmorom

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I guess that is because the excecutable is from 2097 and your installation is from XL. Try renaming "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Psygnosis\Studios\WipeoutXL" to "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Psygnosis\Studios\Wipeout2097" (my installation uses that name). Don't know if there are other differences between version which may prevent the game from running.

Reply 7 of 9, by Dege

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Indeed, I have Wipeout XL installation. I duplicated the registry settings as you suggested but it's still complaining about corrupted installation.

What about this executable? Does it work for you?

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    Wipeout2.rar
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    248.55 KiB
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    12 downloads
    File license
    Public domain

Reply 8 of 9, by davidmorom

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Tried that executable on a XL installation and on a 2097 installation (had to rename several files), and it works on both of them, but ¿where is this executable from? It is NoCD patched and is completely different from XL and 2097 original EXEs from the CD images. This executable don't display the ingame pause menu frame, the loading percent numbers are bigger than they should and are cutted off, and the speed of the game is normal, not double speed, without limiting the framerate to 30, which is a problem this game always had on fast computers. Also, the intro movie is not played, and the launcher allows selection between D3D and software, which all other executables I tried doesn't.

Reply 9 of 9, by Dege

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I didn't remember this, I thought it's just a plain no-cd version, but I think I encountered a page on the net years ago, a project that was for fixing WipeoutXL on modern computers.
I cannot find it now, no matter what I google, but the fix I downloaded is attached.

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    woxl_patch.rar
    File size
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    9 downloads
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    Public domain