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Quake 4 Crash On Startup


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Xc2612

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I just recently bought Quake 4 but it crashes on startup 100% of the time. The odd part is that Doom 3 runs perfectly fine even though they have almost identical system requirments.

My computer is an XPS Generation 1 laptop with a 3.4ghz processer and 2 gig of ram & a ATI Radeon 9700 series video card. I've listed the minimum system requirments for both Doom & Quake below. If anyone could figure out what could be causing Quake to crash on startup (with no error message) it would be a huge help. Thanks in advance.

-Jon

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Doom 3 Requirments (Runs smoothly)

Minimum System Requirements:

· English version of Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP
· Pentium® 4 1.5 GHz or Athlon™ XP 1500+ processor
· 384MB RAM
· 8x Speed CD-ROM drive (1200KB/sec sustained transfer rate) and latest drivers
· 2.2GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 400MB for Windows® swap file)
· 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers
· 100% Windows® 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers
· DirectX® 9.0b (included)
· 3D hardware Accelerator Card Required - 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible 64MB Hardware Accelerated video card and the latest drivers.
o ATI® Radeon 8500
o ATI® Radeon 9000
o ATI® Radeon 9200
o ATI® Radeon 9500
o ATI® Radeon 9600
o ATI® Radeon 9700
o ATI® Radeon 9800
o All Nvidia® GeForce 3/Ti series
o All Nvidia® GeForce 4MX series
o All Nvidia® GeForce 4/Ti series
o All Nvidia® GeForce FX series
o Nvidia® GeForce 6800 series

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Quake 4 Requirments (Crashes on Startup)

Minimum System Requirements:

- English version of Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP
- Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz or Athlon™ XP 2000+ processor
- 512MB RAM
- 8x Speed CD-ROM drive and latest drivers
- 2.8GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 400MB for Windows swap file)
- 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers
- 100% Windows 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers
- DirectX 9.0c (included)
- 3D hardware Accelerator Card Required - 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible 64MB
Hardware Accelerated video card and the latest drivers.
- ATI® Radeon® 9700
- ATI Radeon 9800
- ATI Radeon X300 series
- ATI Radeon X550 series
- ATI Radeon X600 series
- ATI Radeon X700 series
- ATI Radeon X800 series
- ATI Radeon X850 series
- Nvidia® GeForce™ 3/Ti series
- Nvidia GeForce 4/Ti series
- Nvidia GeForce FX series
- Nvidia GeForce 6 series
- Nvidia GeForce 7 series
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Hello Xc2612 and welcome to G2G!

Is there any error messages in the event logs that are logged around the time the game crashes?
Have you updated all your hardware drivers?
Have you installed all the latest patches?
Have you closed all unnecessary background tasks?
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