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pflood
January 13th, 2008, 10:30 PM
I had never been able to get Trainz to run on my previous computer running Windows XP. I cannot remember the error message on launch. I have had a completely different system for about a year now and just tried to install.
On opening Trainz, the error message is "Fatal error, Cause: Hardware, Reason: Breakpoint. Call Station Trainz\bin\kernel standard.dll.

I had made sure that no antivirus, spyware, or other unecessary programs were running on both the install and the attempted run.

My computer specs are as follows: Processor:2.33 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo.
Board is Intel Corporation DQ35JO AAD82085-701
Bus Clock: 333 megahertz
BIOS is: Intel Corp. JOQ3510J.86A.0559.2007.0726.0425
Memory: 2GB. Hard Drive space available:275GB (500GB drive)
Operating System: WindowsXP, svs. pk. 2
Display card:NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS

CasyJ
January 13th, 2008, 11:24 PM
Display card:NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS



BINGO!! That's your problem. The Trainz 2004 Executables won't communicate with the nVidia GeForce hardware unless they are placed in Windows98/WindowsME compatibility mode. Do this for all of the executable files in the Trainz installation directories. Why? I can only assume that the executable files were replaced with newer ones with the update patches.

jaiston
January 14th, 2008, 10:06 PM
have had similar problem with trainz. have found that there is a compatibility issue with divx player version 6 or higher. uninstalled divx and trainz launches with no problem. went to oldversion.com and downloaded highest version 5 of divx i could find. now trainz and all my divx content work.

CasyJ
January 14th, 2008, 10:38 PM
have had similar problem with trainz. have found that there is a compatibility issue with divx player version 6 or higher. uninstalled divx and trainz launches with no problem. went to oldversion.com and downloaded highest version 5 of divx i could find. now trainz and all my divx content work.

You could also disable the opening splash movie which causes the error.

martinvk
January 14th, 2008, 10:55 PM
BINGO!! That's your problem. The Trainz 2004 Executables won't communicate with the nVidia GeForce hardware unless they are placed in Windows98/WindowsME compatibility mode. ...
Interesting theory but I've got TRS2004 build 2365 working with a smooth video display on a GeForce 8800 GT using driver version 6.14.11.6726. Never had any compatibility issues. Always running in native XP SP2. Currently on a Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66 GHz with 2GB of RAM.