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Postby Pigdog » Sat Jan 13, 2001 8:28 pm

Maybe someone could E-mail it too me?

Is that Kosher, strictly speaking?
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Postby Pigdog » Sat Jan 13, 2001 8:30 pm

Ok, I'll keep loading it up, but I keep getting that Same page with no menus or links.

Hmmmmm

Maybe its cuz I'm at work.

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Postby Weasel » Sat Jan 13, 2001 8:32 pm

On its way to you.

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Postby Pigdog » Sat Jan 13, 2001 8:35 pm

I got 'em! Image

Hehe. Hot Dwarven Berzerkers Tonight!

Thanks Again.

You oughtta be a moderator (j/k)

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Postby Caernarvon » Sat Jan 13, 2001 9:39 pm

magusg:

I know its a little late, but when was the last time you defragmented your hard drive? its possible that the different saves are being spread over your disk.

Also, you might want to try a surface scan using scandisk... perhaps part of your hard drive is damaged? Are you getting a wierd sound from it when you try to save?

Anyway, I highly doubt it's anything with the XCAP remover, or your CPU, since the former is pretty harmless and the latter is irrelevant during an I/O bound operation like saving a game

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Postby magusg » Sat Jan 13, 2001 11:38 pm

Originally posted by Caernarvon:
[b]magusg:

I know its a little late, but when was the last time you defragmented your hard drive? its possible that the different saves are being spread over your disk.

Also, you might want to try a surface scan using scandisk... perhaps part of your hard drive is damaged? Are you getting a wierd sound from it when you try to save?

Anyway, I highly doubt it's anything with the XCAP remover, or your CPU, since the former is pretty harmless and the latter is irrelevant during an I/O bound operation like saving a game[/b]


I haven't defragmented this drive ever, because I got it only a few weeks ago. But the saved games could be fragmented because I loaded them from another drive, so I'll defragment tonight. If you want the gory details of my problem:
Whenever it saves, it takes a while merely to get it off the gameplay screen and into the save screen, meanwhile the cpu is constantly working (thinking). When it gets to the save screen, it only thinks sporadically. I suppose while I'm going about defragmenting, I'll run scandisk and a surface scan. That'll rule out any harddrive and fragmentation problems. If I could just get my saved file to Weasel to see if that's the problem...arggh.


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Postby magusg » Sat Jan 13, 2001 11:48 pm

Originally posted by Weasel:
@Ubik I was just messying with Magusgs' Quote. Image



Where? You want a chronomantic battle? Image



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Postby Weasel » Sat Jan 13, 2001 11:58 pm

No I don't it would get very confusing around here if we did. Image

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Postby magusg » Sun Jan 14, 2001 12:03 am

Yes it would. Image But I can dream can't I?

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Postby Ubik » Sun Jan 14, 2001 8:18 am

He, he... Weasel, mess up with mine too... pleaseeeeee!!!! Image Image Image Image
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Postby Ivanhoe » Sun Jan 14, 2001 9:00 am

[QUOTE]Originally posted by magusg:
"meanwhile the cpu is constantly working (thinking). When it gets to the save screen, it only thinks sporadically"

The CPU?? Are you sure you don't mean your hard drive?

Do you have WinME? If so the problem is the Restore function. Every time you change a large file (like Auto Save) Restore makes a back-up of the system.

You can (and should) disable it. Or like me, go back to 98.

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Postby Weasel » Sun Jan 14, 2001 9:07 am

@Ivanhoe I have win 98 and had some program called goback on my computer when I purchased it. It would write a copy of stuff too and I believe you are right , I had to end up uninstalling it because it would cause my whole computer to slow down.

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Postby magusg » Mon Jan 15, 2001 12:39 am

I have Windows 98 SE. I ran a surface scan (no errors) and disk defragmenter, and there was no improvement. Keep in mind that one saved game will play fine, but another will have save/load/clear data problems. So it's not a system problem. It's something wrong with Baldur's Gate II, whether some files are corrupted, the exp cap remover did something to it, or my progress through the game triggered an error.

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Postby Weasel » Mon Jan 15, 2001 12:42 am

Magusg where did you download it from?

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Postby magusg » Mon Jan 15, 2001 12:49 am

It didn't start right after I put it in...it started when my characters started leveling up beyond the cap. OK here goes:
My last 100% working save is where I'm in the Illithid dungeon in the sewers, right before Minsc is going to exceed the cap (he was the first). After I defeated Bodhi, my pc leveled beyond the cap. A short while later (I might have done a few other things in the game before I noticed the problem), these problems showed up. I was outside of the Planar Sphere (my fort) summoning creatures to pit against each other. When I tried to save, it took an eternity. That's when my problems began.
I got the exp cap remover from Team BG. It's the simple -1 type, not the Godlike.

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Postby Weasel » Mon Jan 15, 2001 12:59 am

Ok I have two types in storage in my zip files.

One reads BG2_XPCAP


The other reads BG2_XPCAPTB


Can you make sense of what I mean?

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Postby magusg » Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:01 am

Two types? What's the TB stand for? Team BG? And you installed two different ones?

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Postby magusg » Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:03 am

When I unzipped it, all it did was put this file called XCAP.2da in my BG2 override folder.

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Postby Weasel » Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:06 am

No I downloaded both in to zip files. I believe the TB is from TeamBG and I don't send it to people. I believe their links are messing up the files sometimes when you try to download their cap remover.

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Postby magusg » Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:09 am

Hmm...well the cap remover works (it removes the cap)...but I could go download another one and see if it helps. I'll go try that now.

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