Hi Everyone,

The 20th Anniversary of the release of Birth of the Federation is now less than 2 months away "May 25 2019" it is gratuitous that it also falls on Saturday.

I propose we gather on GameRanger for quick multi-player games and reminiscing about our favorite game.

I will try to be on GameRanger as much as I can that day and night and hope to see you there.


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BlueScreen Crash New Game

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BlueScreen Crash New Game

Post by EvilEyes86 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:36 am

Windows Version: Windows 7 x64
Video card/chip info: Radeon R7 265
Are you useing DxWnd?: Not using DxWnd
Was Birth of the Federation running on this system prior to this install Yes
List any crash logs or messages you might have seen
Windows has Recovered from an unexpected shutdown

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF8800F3437B9
BCP3: FFFFF8800AF8D010
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Users\Jacob Otto Morton\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-46082-0.sysdata.xml

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What have you already tried to solve the problem?
Tried to enable "Directplay" but don't even have a "legacy components" listed in "Turn windows Features on or off"
Compatibility mode dose not seem to help.
Tried new install.
Tried disabling antivirus.
Tried installing Direct X 9.0c (says newer or equivalent already installed)

Detailed description of your issue
So this was working fine on this computer and I would play BOTF every now and than. I probably went a year without playing it and it stopped working.
The game starts up fine. The main menu can be a bit buggy. Would start black and flicker until I selected a sub menu. It would do that before and never effected game play. I only mention it here to be thorough.

Any way I would select a race, the cinema would play, than the computer crashes. A few times I would get to the star map but it would always crash when I hit the Turn button.

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Re: BlueScreen Crash New Game

Post by thunderchero » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:22 am

sorry to hear you are having issues,

here is a couple things I suggest

1. install DirectX 9 redist this is different from directx 9c and does not change your current version of directx. It will only add any files that is not on your system.

2. use DxWnd, with the age of BOTF most video cards no longer support some of the older functions used by BOTF.

3. if you are not already using "all in one" installer, you should download and install it (this is full version no cd required)
https://www.armadafleetcommand.com/get- ... le_id=1958

4. You may need to set up custom game settings in your radeon setting (turn most features off) but this is trial and error.

good luck and let us know how it goes.

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Re: BlueScreen Crash New Game

Post by EvilEyes86 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:16 pm

Installed DirectX 9 redist and reinstalled BOTF with DxWnd. It seems to work fine now. Thank you. Ill let you know if it crashes again.

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