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Game constantly freezing for 5 seconds at a time.

posted by Anonymous on - last edited - Viewed by 3.2K users
The initial problem was fixed, now I'm having another error that I've detailed in my other response to this thread.
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    I have this problem too and it's driving me insane. It doesn't seem to happen in the demo of Bone episode 2 though.
    Is there still no way to fix this? I want to replay it before playing episode 2 :(
  • Did you try running the game in laptop mode? Try it even if you're not using a laptop.
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    Tried it, didn't help.

    This doesn't happen with Bone ep.2 either.. strange eh?

    Anyway, I also tried rolling back my drivers.. didn't work either.
    I also removed all Bone related stuff I could find in my registry and reinstalled it but that didn't help as well.

    I've tried shutting down every other program running in the background, but it doesn't help at all.

    I also tried running it in offline mode (the demo of course, I can't lauch the game in offline mode without manually entering a code I never got.. check my other thread) but that didn't help either.

    It's totally unplayable in its current state.. it's not fun at all to play a game that locks up every minute or less :(
  • Laffer, please send an email to describing the problem you're having. Include your system specs. It shouldn't be running like that.
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    I'll do that. But just in case anyone with a solution stumbles over this thread, here are my specs :

    Intel Pentium 4 3,4 Ghz
    1 GIG DDR ram
    Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 ( [:-&] )
  • I've had this issue with some other game, and I think it was due to my virus checker interrupting things continually. Maybe disconnect from the net, and try running the game with your virus checker / firewall off and see if that has any effect.

    If so, then there are probably some tweaks / settting in your anti-virus software that can be changed so as not to interfere with Bone.
  • Good point about the virus scanner. Another thing that can cause games to freeze this way is spyware. Have you run Spybot and AdAware lately?
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    I tried turning off my virus killer and disabling my firewall but it didn't help.
    It's been a while since I scanned my PC for spyware, I'll try that now.
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    I had some spyware but removing it didn't seem to help.. oh well it was due time for that anyway.

    But I still have the same problem :(

    Edit - I tried killing every running process Windows would allow (and I mean everything, I don't even have sound now) and tried running Bone. There was an error message that it couldn't initialize sound or something (of course) but the game still ran.. but the bug is still there even with so to speak no processes running in the background (only critical system processes that Windows won't allow me to end).
  • I might have the same problem. But first.

    Windows XP
    AMD 64 3500
    1gig ram
    Nvidea 6800 128

    So I should not be having problems there. And I don't have any antivirus software running.

    I just downloaded the demo to check out, but as soon as I run it I can hear my hard drive start to clunk. Basicly there is a clunk like the spindle is resetting, followed by the platter getting back up to speed. It does this constantly. So when the platter start running, the whole games freezes. And 5 seconds is roughly how long it takes. And it dosn't matter what I'm doing in the game. I could be staring at the screen eating a sandwich or clicking on everything. I had to stop playing because this really dosn't sound healthy for my hard drive. And it's new. Less then 4 months old. And I should point out that it only does this when running the Sam and Max demo.

    So does this seem like the problem that other people are having? Because I am and old fan of Sam and Max, but I can't buy a game that is going to damage my hard drive. I hope that this information proves helpful to someone.
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