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Windows 7: Medal of Honor: Allied Assault crashes to the desktop

31 Aug 2012   #21

Win 7

Same exact thing is happening to me! Has anyone found a fix yet?????

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31 Aug 2012   #22

Win 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AngryPossum View Post
Hey all,

I have found an answer to the problem, may not work with everyone, but generally people who are playing on a laptop.

Switchable graphics controllers.

Basically, if you have switchable graphics, as many laptops nowerdays do to save battery power, the system will run using your CPU, and when you play a game or something that requires more than standard graphics, it switches to GPU on startup of that game/program.

I stumbled across this after running the configure.exe files for all 3 MOHAA games, and it was telling me that I will be running the game in Intel HD graphics, but I ran a quick check through systemrequirementslab dot com, and it said that I couldn't run it due to the fact I had Intel HD graphics, although it was reading 4gb vRAM. Intel HD with 4gig vram? that would be amazing, but probably not in our lifetimes. Truth is, it was picking up the fact I have a Radeon HD 6633M wacked in my laptop but the info was coming through the cpu. In comes the Catalyst controller!

Open your catalyst controller (or equivalent graphics controller) and change the switchable graphics to manual (this willl make your screen go funny, but don't worry), click on the Power option, switchable graphics, select high performance GPU, funny screen again, run configure.exe again on the MOHAA games you have installed, and voila, Medal of Honor in all its glory!

I hope this helps whoever is still looking for answers! And I am sure there will be an option for this for nVidia Switchable graphics systems

Happy gaming!

EDIT: Still needs to be run in XP sp2 or 3 compatability mode, and don't worry about the desktop dooburywhatsit checkbox
Pardon my ignorance, but can you please explain this in laymans terms? How do I determine if I have a switchable graphics controller and how do I open my catalyst controller?!
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07 Jan 2013   #23

Win 7 Home 64 bit

I know this is an old game, but some of us still like to breakout the old MOHAA and play. I have found by just changing the destination to crogramfiles/EAGAMES. That this fixes all updating and game play problems. I searched the internet over and over and most say to get into registry and make changes to it. Don't do that. This will work. The installer will try to make you put it into crogramfiles/(x86)/EAGAMES. Just remove the (x86) and it will work.
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24 May 2013   #24
Englebert E

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium

Apologies for the thread necro.

After a laptop factory reset and a complete clean install I decided to have another go at getting MOHAA etc to work.

Lo and behold the trick for me was open the NVidia control panel. under manage 3D settings set auto-select which works for almost all programmes, but not for MOHAA etc.

With that the trick is to right click on the icon, then hold the cursor over "Run with graphics processor" and then click on "High performance NVidia processor"

Start up MOHAA in safe mode if the last time you tried and it crashed, that will put all the settings to minimum.

It then runs fine but with blocky graphics, so then gradually increase settings. There are some very high screen res settings available that still cause the game to crash, but I guess these were not available or common when the game was written.

I can easily play it now on settings far higher than the old machine that I last played it on, apart from the screen setting which is only 1152 x 864 every other setting is on maximum.

Also can play it on battery power with quite low battery management settings which adapts the CPU and graphics to the demand upon them, so a decent time without plugging in power supply.

HTH if anyone else is struggling, I'm no techie and if it works for me.

Asus N55SL
Nvidia 635M 2GB
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