Unreal Tournament GOTY disc not initializing

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Unreal Tournament GOTY disc not initializing

Postby Jubal the Wizard » 2019-3-15 @ 02:53

Hi all,

first time poster, one-month long lurker. My friends and I are doing a Windows 98 LAN party on "period-correct" (mostly meaning bare metal, no VMs) hardware. We have many games on our playlist, however the most important one (to me) is Unreal Tournament GOTY.I have an original CD for that version, copyrighted 2000.

I am inserting the disc into my CDROM, however I keep getting an "illegal operation" error before the CD intializes which states:

"SETUP caused an exception c0000006H in module KERNEL32.DLL at 0167:bff7c811"

The error code is followed by registers which I would be happy to share if needed.

So far, this has been the only game for which I have received that error.

Here are my specs:
Pentium III 550 Mhz Katmai proc.
Abit Be6 motherboard
Asus Geforce4 MX 440 64 mb
320 mb of SDRAM
CT4740 Sound Blaster soundcard
Creative Vibra Model 125 IDE CD-ROM

No floppy drive installed.

I have all of my drivers installed.'

Please help or my friends will call me a nerd and make me buy pizza and I'm poor and stupid help
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Re: Unreal Tournament GOTY disc not initializing

Postby jmarsh » 2019-3-15 @ 03:15

It's an I/O error. Either the disk or CDROM drive is faulty.
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Re: Unreal Tournament GOTY disc not initializing

Postby cyclone3d » 2019-3-15 @ 03:45

Is the disc scratched or is there discoloration when you look at the shiny side?

If you need a backup copy, take a picture of you with the original disc and post it here to verify ownership so I can help.
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Re: Unreal Tournament GOTY disc not initializing

Postby Jubal the Wizard » 2019-3-15 @ 13:57

I can install my UT disk on every XP and beyond machine Ive tried, though, that's the issue. It just can't be read for some reason on my 98 machine. I do not have access to a other's CDROM drive. Also, I've been able to install every other game I've tried with this CDROM drive, including other 2-diskers

https://imgur.com/gallery/rhHlm0m Heres my proof I own the stuff. Sorry, I'm doing the lazy thing, but my phone doesn't like this site
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Re: Unreal Tournament GOTY disc not initializing

Postby rasz_pl » 2019-3-15 @ 20:11

simple test - can you copy disk contents to hdd on that computer?
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Re: Unreal Tournament GOTY disc not initializing

Postby cyclone3d » 2019-3-15 @ 23:45

Jubal the Wizard wrote:I can install my UT disk on every XP and beyond machine Ive tried, though, that's the issue. It just can't be read for some reason on my 98 machine. I do not have access to a other's CDROM drive. Also, I've been able to install every other game I've tried with this CDROM drive, including other 2-diskers

https://imgur.com/gallery/rhHlm0m Heres my proof I own the stuff. Sorry, I'm doing the lazy thing, but my phone doesn't like this site


You have a PM. You can just respond here since your post count isn't high enough to send a PM.
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Re: Unreal Tournament GOTY disc not initializing

Postby Jubal the Wizard » 2019-3-16 @ 02:49

Got it! Thank you! I also copied the contents of my disc on to a flash drive, and that worked to install as well! Ugh, I guess I'll never know what exactly is up... Thanks for the help all!
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Re: Unreal Tournament GOTY disc not initializing

Postby cyclone3d » 2019-3-16 @ 03:08

You're welcome. Glad you got it working.
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