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Heroes Community > Heroes 5 - Temple of Ashan > Thread: ~ HELP Topic - Heroes 5: System Requirements, Computer Problems and Troubleshooting ~
Thread: ~ HELP Topic - Heroes 5: System Requirements, Computer Problems and Troubleshooting ~ [ This thread is 48 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (29) 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 ]
Rubycus
Rubycus


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-student of the mind-
posted December 02, 2008 04:21 AM

I truly have no idea what went wrong. I just wanted to install it on the hard drive station D, like I have done with other games (H5, HoF etc.) It should work, but then the game tells me that one of the file names is too long!? It works on C, but not on D?!
Well, anyway, I got it installed at least
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Elvin
Elvin

Hero of Order
Stillness within Movement
posted December 02, 2008 04:28 AM

I am at a loss for words. I knew that H5 was messy but this..
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william
william


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LummoxLewis
posted December 02, 2008 06:28 AM

I have had that problem with some programs and games when I try to install to D:\ or F:\ I'm not sure what the problem is exactly, but it does get quite annoying at times, especially if one of the other drives has a lot more hard drive space than drive C has.
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Rubycus
Rubycus


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posted December 02, 2008 06:36 AM
Edited by rubycus at 06:38, 02 Dec 2008.

Not that I had little space left on C, I have much, but its just that I usually install games on D. Anyway, it is strange.. As you, Elvin said, I have no way to ewplain it.
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william
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LummoxLewis
posted December 02, 2008 06:53 AM

I know that space wasn't the problem, I was just giving an example at how your problem can be annoying if you are unable to install to another drive and if you didn't have enough space (which has happened to me).
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Zozma
Zozma


Hired Hero
posted December 05, 2008 02:55 PM

I have the same problems with black academy and Sylvan, but I'm not too concerned with it. What *is* bothersome to me is the game crashing at random and my computer shutting down along with it. I was able to get through an entire Academy game without that happening, but now it happens at random but always within an hour of play.

I've no idea how to check my system, being as unsavvy in tech that I am, but under "computer" it says Intel Core Duo CPU with 2.00 GB memory (which doesn't make sense to me, as my C drive is listed as having much more than that?) I don't think it's a visual problem since there's no lag whatsoever even on default settings, though some of the effects (lightning bolt inparticular) lag throughout battle, but like the black towns I don't care overly much about that. If anyone has any advice as to how to handle the crashing and shutting down, though, I'm all ears. The game's unplayable like this, and I'm worried that trying to force it to work might damage my computer somehow.
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Asheera
Asheera


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Elite Assassin
posted December 05, 2008 05:22 PM

My guess is that your Video Card is not good enough, or you didn't update your drivers...

I have seen that problem with Sylvan's black town many times, and once someone said that he tried the same installation on a computer with a better video card and it worked perfectly.

About those crashes and shutting downs, I believe it may be linked with the video card as well, but I'm not sure. I got some of those crashes myself in a lot of games, not just Heroes 5, but at least mine were rare...
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NiKitA
NiKitA


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posted December 05, 2008 07:17 PM

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it says Intel Core Duo CPU with 2.00 GB memory (which doesn't make sense to me, as my C drive is listed as having much more than that?)

C,D,or any other letter indicates ur Hard drive(place where u store things).Intel Core Duo is ur processor.2 GB of memory is ur RAM(temporal storage,which acts a lot faster then hard drive that ur comp uses),so those are diff things.By the look of ur systme,the video card should do good enough to run the game on high,it might be that u r using a laptop video card or need some updates.

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Zozma
Zozma


Hired Hero
posted December 05, 2008 08:07 PM

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By the look of ur systme,the video card should do good enough to run the game on high,it might be that u r using a laptop video card or need some updates.

I'm quoting you because your advice sounds like it'll cost me a lot less money to act upon than Asheera's (not that I don't appreciate her advice ) and I'd rather have false hope than the high price of the replacement and installation of a video card. I do have a laptop and whatever video card was built in it. Naturally it wasn't designed for gaming in mind, but I was hoping that it'd be able to handle the (relatively) small demand of Heroes. How would I be able to update it, or at least look up which type I have so that someone her would be able to tell me if it is adequete or not?
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NiKitA
NiKitA


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Meepo is underrated
posted December 05, 2008 10:16 PM
Edited by Nikita at 22:19, 05 Dec 2008.

i have about same laptop as u,look up what video card u have(u must have Vista,go to system to check)to update drivers go to device manager and video card,then click update drivers if it doesnt help just role it back.But u dont need video card that is expansive as u can check the 1 page of this thread.
edit:u mentioned replacement,that might be a little hard for a laptop.Esp if video card is intergrated.

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Zozma
Zozma


Hired Hero
posted December 06, 2008 12:35 AM

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i have about same laptop as u,look up what video card u have(u must have Vista,go to system to check)to update drivers go to device manager and video card,then click update drivers if it doesnt help just role it back.But u dont need video card that is expansive as u can check the 1 page of this thread.
edit:u mentioned replacement,that might be a little hard for a laptop.Esp if video card is intergrated.

There is no "video card" tab in my device manager, but there is a "display adapater" which I assume is meant to mean video card? If that's the case, I have a Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family. It's already as updated as it can be, apparently.
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NiKitA
NiKitA


Famous Hero
Meepo is underrated
posted December 06, 2008 12:59 AM

check previous page a guy fixed his black screen in Sylvan and others,bout crashing,dont know,try reinstalling game.

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Zozma
Zozma


Hired Hero
posted December 06, 2008 08:46 AM

All my other computers were facing problems with it, too. One was simply too slow to run it and the other and extremely glitchy graphics, but updating the device drive on the latter one seems to have helped it out. I'm still dreading crashes, but we'll just have to wait and see.
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Mechashef
Mechashef

Tavern Dweller
posted December 16, 2008 01:18 AM

I'm sure I read somewhere that HOMM V will not run on laptops regardless of their graphics card.

However, that was when it was released.

Does it run on them now, and if I in the market for a new one, what specs would I need to run it well?

Thanks
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fiur
fiur


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Supreme Hero
Map Creator
posted December 16, 2008 03:31 AM

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I'm sure I read somewhere that HOMM V will not run on laptops regardless of their graphics card.

However, that was when it was released.

Does it run on them now, and if I in the market for a new one, what specs would I need to run it well?

Thanks


I have an laptop and run Heroes V smoothless (coreduo, 2gb ram).
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Mytical
Mytical

Hero of Order
Chaos seeking Harmony
posted December 18, 2008 01:06 AM
Edited by Mytical at 01:08, 18 Dec 2008.

Ok, found a program called Can you RUN it, and I far surpass even the recommended requirements on my laptop.  Now my video card is 734mb, and the required is 256..but I fail only that one.  My video card is a Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family..which I am guessing just isn't supported by the game.  For the most part heroes runs ok..but it tends to crash, I am guessing because of the video card.  Short of going out buying a new one and replacing the one I have that anybody can recommend?
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Mytical
Mytical

Hero of Order
Chaos seeking Harmony
posted December 18, 2008 01:09 AM

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Hey. This game tells me theres an error and shuts off after the loading screen, so I haven't been able to play it yet.

Can someone give me any advice on what to do to make sure it can work on my system? Thanks in advance.

I use Windows XP and the System properites tells me my computer uses:
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M
processor 1.70GHz
1.70GHz. 0.99 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension


Search the web for a website called Can you RUN it.  Will tell you where if anywhere your system falls short, if it finds nothing, then it is a problem elsewhere.
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Asheera
Asheera


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posted December 18, 2008 07:38 AM

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Ok, found a program called Can you RUN it, and I far surpass even the recommended requirements on my laptop.  Now my video card is 734mb, and the required is 256..but I fail only that one.  My video card is a Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family..which I am guessing just isn't supported by the game.  For the most part heroes runs ok..but it tends to crash, I am guessing because of the video card.  Short of going out buying a new one and replacing the one I have that anybody can recommend?
Hmm, as far as I know replacing a laptop video card is impossible.

Your Video Card looks very powerful, maybe try to update the drivers? If it still doesn't work, then the problem relies on the chipset... the Intel Video Cards are not very good for gaming like Nvidia or ATI ones.
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darryl1970
darryl1970

Tavern Dweller
posted January 04, 2009 06:04 PM

Hi;

thought I would repost a problem I am having, that I posted in the FAQ section, just in case people who frequent this thread might be able to help.

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Hi, new fellow here.

SO I have cross-referenced with google, searched this site, and cannot find an answer to my problem.

When I start a game using an extra large, huge, or impossible map, I cannot reload after being killed, from my last save, without the game crashing, and telling me the program has encountered a problem and is shutting down.

I am running TOE on Vista.  I have 4GB internal RAM, and my main drive is 750G (I have a total of 3 TB of hard drive space).  I have a top notch Video card.

Anyone encounter a similar problem, and if so, is there a fix?

Thanks

Edit: my processor is a quad core 2.4GHz, and I have the latest TOE patch installed.
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Thanks

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veco
veco


Legendary Hero
peek-a-boo!
posted January 05, 2009 06:22 AM

my PC refused to cooperate with me this morning and I have no idea why.
Symptoms:
-monitor gets no signal from the PC (checked all cables)
-booting sounds are different than usual, with 3 beeps at one point

The graphic card is the first suspect and I will switch it with the one I'm currently using when I'll have a spare moment..

Maybe I'm wrong, what else could be the reason?

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