December 3rd, 2006
SFC III Troubleshooter.
Join Date: September 5th, 2006
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| | Re: game freezes on loading screen before a game
Have you added any new ships or modified any files under assets? If you did, this can cause an error if you messed up a file inadvertently. Suggest you take a look at » Customizing SFC3 and » Add ships SFC3 to avoid any troublesome mistakes.
Suggest you uninstall the game to include all folders (do a search). Do a defrag, restart your computer and make sure your virus programs are turned off until after the install. Reinstall SFCIII (ignore the direct X8/gamespy...install DirectX 9.0c direct from DirectX website if you want to play out of the box, or install the beta patch recommended 534_b as this has the latest Direct X 9.0c to include patch with extra Borg/Romulan missions). After you have done all this try playing the game, if it does it to you again right click on the SFCIII Icon. under "compatibility" click on the box that says, "disable visual themes" - some operating systems require you to do this for the game to work. If you are still having problems after doing all of this let us know, further, if you can provided details of your operating system one of the computer gurus here may be able to assist further.
Last edited by AlDaja; December 3rd, 2006 at 10:14 PM.