Were you playing on a laptop by any chance? At any rate, if your video card is nVidia, try this:
Open nVidia control panel, manage 3D settings, select the game from the list, choose the discrete graphics card as the preferred processor, and apply. Some people with this problem has found that the game utilized onboard graphics instead of using the card and the above method solved the problem for them.
denizsi - I have ATI Mobility Radeon and that videocart does not have the settings you mention in your post. I am playing on a lap top, with Windows 7 - Help?
Its an openAl issue
1. Download openAL (http://openal.updatestar.com/en)
2. Install OpenAL. It will copy the newest version of OpenAL32.dll to your Windows\System32 directory.
3. rename the OpenAL32.dll in your game's directory to something different (for example _OpenAL32.dll.bak)
4. copy the OpenAL32.dll from your Windows\system32 directory into your game's folder.
1. Install openAl again, your files might be damaged/outdated.
2. The game directory is the folder where you installed the game.
Here is an idea: install Combined Community Codec Pack, if you don't have it installed already. Then open FFShow settings (to do so, open any video that runs FFDShow which shows up in task bar, then click on blue "FFa" icon in taskbar), click on "DirectShow control" on the left pane, click "Use ffdshow only in", click on edit next to it (second one from top), click on "Add" and select the game exe through the oop-up browser.
Try running the game after that.
Have you tried redownloading and reinstalling your game? The only other thing I can think about is reinstalling your drivers.
This may be stupid but have you tried running the game "as Administrator" and with compatibility modes?
Right click, properties, then the compatibility tab. You will see run as admin there and also compatibility mode (try XP 2 and also vita and the other xps)
It is worth noting that this problem seems to occur the most on laptops so I'm guessing it must have something to do with either the GPU or the sound if not both and possibly some sort of third party utility to resolve it without installing new drivers entirely but I'm just not finding it so far.
There were some third party ATI utilities to have more precise control over your ATI card. May have to check on those.
Interestingly, I found this page where it's said that some old games, including Dracula Resurrection have problems running on machines with Hyperthreading and there are three solutions towards the bottom of the page. Try them in reverse order (try 3 first, then 2, then 1):
Hopefully, one of these will work. Make sure you understand and apply the methods correctly, though.
And finally, if none of the works just the same, give Intel driver updates a try:
What I meant was if you have already pressed on the button (see activation/serial keys) then you can't get refund with no questions asked. If you still want to keep trying then you can open a ticket at GG support. I am sorry I wasn't of much help.
Hi. Thx for all the help and support. Even though none of it helped, I am greatful for the time you spent trying to solve my problem. I will try the support.
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