First post, by swaaye
I've been playing this game for the first time. I'm really enjoying its tactical gameplay, especially now that after 9 missions I think I have the interface figured out!
Anyway, I ran into a problem where after I quit the game if I tried to run it again it would kill Windows 98. Homeworld.exe would crash and Windows would immediately hard lock. After some pulling/swapping hardware I narrowed it down to the sound. If there is no sound card, it doesn't lock up. After more testing I found that it was specifically caused by moving to DirectX 8. DirectX 7 is fine, but DirectX 8-9 cause the lock up.
This is v1.05 of the game.
I don't recall running into a backward compatibility problem like this with DirectX before.