Dungeon Siege - Exception Detected



Michael Mauzey
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
I am playing Dungeon Siege (original game was included in retail expansion
pack of DS: Legends of Aranna) for
the second time. Occasionally I would get an:

EXCEPTION DETECTED;
Gathering Exception Data - Note: This may take a minute or two

and then the game would shut down and I would get Microsoft's infamous
"We're sorry CRAP". Lately, it is happening a LOT ... anyone have any ideas
how to fix
this ? ... Microsoft offers NO support (surprise, surprise!)
and when I used their Search, it came up with nothing.
I had a similar problem with another game and it was caused by having too
many saved games ... but I only keep 4 or 5 saved games on Dungeon Siege, so
that can't be the problem. Thanks a lot in advance ...
Michael Mauzey

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
Hi Michael,

Even though you're having the issue with DS I, since DS LOA
is installed, you should try these steps to identify corrupt files:

B. Known Issues Corrupted Files Errors While playing the Dungeon Siege: Legends
of Aranna, you may receive a fatal error similar to the following: ==A fatal
error has occurred and the app must be shut down. Decoding error! Compressed
data is either corrupt or unreadable, possibly due to hardware failure. Try
replacing or repairing the resource file (reinstall?) To fix this problem.
File on disk: '' Internal info: resource = offset = <0x00000000>
size = crc = <0x00000000> last error = <0x00000000> ==This error denotes
that the game is having trouble reading from one of its files. This corruption
can occur in multiple places:
1. In memory.
2. While the data is being read from the hard disk.
3. In the data files (.dsres) on the hard disk. To test the files on the disk,
add the following to the command line of your Dungeon Siege shortcut:
"verifydata=true" (without the quotes).

NOTE: This ONLY TESTS the integrity of
the files, it is NOT A FIX. The test takes a few minutes and will tell you if
you have any corrupted files (remember to remove the verifydata option from
your
shortcut after running the test). If you DO have corrupt files, please see the
following Microsoft Knowledge Base article for further information on
uninstalling/reinstalling the game: http://support.microsoft.com/?kb=321083. If
NO corrupted files are found using the verifydata=true test, the corruption is
occurring in memory or while the data is being read from the hard disk.
Dungeon
Siege uses your computer's hardware to its fullest potential, and is therefore
sensitive to over clocked, tweaked, modified, or faulty hardware. Because of
this, Dungeon Siege may appear to be the only application which fails. Imbued
Items May Show Up in Inventory as Large Potions To revert the graphics to
normal, save the game and reload it. This should revert things to their proper
appearance.

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Michael Mauzey" <pormike@canby.com> wrote in message news:uOTAHazbFHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
|I am playing Dungeon Siege (original game was included in retail expansion
| pack of DS: Legends of Aranna) for
| the second time. Occasionally I would get an:
|
| EXCEPTION DETECTED;
| Gathering Exception Data - Note: This may take a minute or two
|
| and then the game would shut down and I would get Microsoft's infamous
| "We're sorry CRAP". Lately, it is happening a LOT ... anyone have any ideas
| how to fix
| this ? ... Microsoft offers NO support (surprise, surprise!)
| and when I used their Search, it came up with nothing.
| I had a similar problem with another game and it was caused by having too
| many saved games ... but I only keep 4 or 5 saved games on Dungeon Siege, so
| that can't be the problem. Thanks a lot in advance ...
| Michael Mauzey
|
|

Michael Mauzey
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
Jimmy S. .. thanks for responding. I am not receiving any fatal errors ..
just a box that says:

EXCEPTION DETECTED;
| Gathering Exception Data - Note: This may take a minute or two

I don't understand what you mean about adding verifydata=true to the command
line of my shortcut. When I tried to enter that line in my shortcut
properties
in both the "target" and the the "start in" line, I get an error message
that says the "path specified is not valid and to make sure the folder
exists and that my path is correct."
Microsoft does NOT care at all about their product once they've gotten their
filty lucre for it ... I'll just not buy from them again.

Thanks for trying to help .. I appreciate it! Michael Mauzey

"Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
news:uNPE4K1bFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hi Michael,

Even though you're having the issue with DS I, since DS LOA
is installed, you should try these steps to identify corrupt files:

B. Known Issues Corrupted Files Errors While playing the Dungeon Siege:
Legends
of Aranna, you may receive a fatal error similar to the following: ==A fatal
error has occurred and the app must be shut down. Decoding error!
Compressed
data is either corrupt or unreadable, possibly due to hardware failure. Try
replacing or repairing the resource file (reinstall?) To fix this problem.
File on disk: '' Internal info: resource = offset = <0x00000000>
size = crc = <0x00000000> last error = <0x00000000> ==This error denotes
that the game is having trouble reading from one of its files. This
corruption
can occur in multiple places:
1. In memory.
2. While the data is being read from the hard disk.
3. In the data files (.dsres) on the hard disk. To test the files on the
disk,
add the following to the command line of your Dungeon Siege shortcut:
"verifydata=true" (without the quotes).

NOTE: This ONLY TESTS the integrity of
the files, it is NOT A FIX. The test takes a few minutes and will tell you
if
you have any corrupted files (remember to remove the verifydata option from
your
shortcut after running the test). If you DO have corrupt files, please see
the
following Microsoft Knowledge Base article for further information on
uninstalling/reinstalling the game: http://support.microsoft.com/?kb=321083.
If
NO corrupted files are found using the verifydata=true test, the corruption
is
occurring in memory or while the data is being read from the hard disk.
Dungeon
Siege uses your computer's hardware to its fullest potential, and is
therefore
sensitive to over clocked, tweaked, modified, or faulty hardware. Because
of
this, Dungeon Siege may appear to be the only application which fails.
Imbued
Items May Show Up in Inventory as Large Potions To revert the graphics to
normal, save the game and reload it. This should revert things to their
proper
appearance.

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Michael Mauzey" <pormike@canby.com> wrote in message
news:uOTAHazbFHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
|I am playing Dungeon Siege (original game was included in retail expansion
| pack of DS: Legends of Aranna) for
| the second time. Occasionally I would get an:
|
| EXCEPTION DETECTED;
| Gathering Exception Data - Note: This may take a minute or two
|
| and then the game would shut down and I would get Microsoft's infamous
| "We're sorry CRAP". Lately, it is happening a LOT ... anyone have any
ideas
| how to fix
| this ? ... Microsoft offers NO support (surprise, surprise!)
| and when I used their Search, it came up with nothing.
| I had a similar problem with another game and it was caused by having too
| many saved games ... but I only keep 4 or 5 saved games on Dungeon Siege,
so
| that can't be the problem. Thanks a lot in advance ...
| Michael Mauzey
|
|

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
Hi Michael,

Sorry to hear that you're still having problems.. perhaps the
syntax of the command was wrong.. please copy and paste
the command you used in your next reply. Hope I can help!

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Michael Mauzey" <pormike@canby.com> wrote in message news:eYEAqD2bFHA.2936@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| Jimmy S. .. thanks for responding. I am not receiving any fatal errors ..
| just a box that says:
|
| EXCEPTION DETECTED;
|| Gathering Exception Data - Note: This may take a minute or two
|
| I don't understand what you mean about adding verifydata=true to the command
| line of my shortcut. When I tried to enter that line in my shortcut
| properties
| in both the "target" and the the "start in" line, I get an error message
| that says the "path specified is not valid and to make sure the folder
| exists and that my path is correct."
| Microsoft does NOT care at all about their product once they've gotten their
| filty lucre for it ... I'll just not buy from them again.
|
| Thanks for trying to help .. I appreciate it! Michael Mauzey
|
| "Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
| news:uNPE4K1bFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| Hi Michael,
|
| Even though you're having the issue with DS I, since DS LOA
| is installed, you should try these steps to identify corrupt files:
|
| B. Known Issues Corrupted Files Errors While playing the Dungeon Siege:
| Legends
| of Aranna, you may receive a fatal error similar to the following: ==A fatal
| error has occurred and the app must be shut down. Decoding error!
| Compressed
| data is either corrupt or unreadable, possibly due to hardware failure. Try
| replacing or repairing the resource file (reinstall?) To fix this problem.
| File on disk: '' Internal info: resource = offset = <0x00000000>
| size = crc = <0x00000000> last error = <0x00000000> ==This error denotes
| that the game is having trouble reading from one of its files. This
| corruption
| can occur in multiple places:
| 1. In memory.
| 2. While the data is being read from the hard disk.
| 3. In the data files (.dsres) on the hard disk. To test the files on the
| disk,
| add the following to the command line of your Dungeon Siege shortcut:
| "verifydata=true" (without the quotes).
|
| NOTE: This ONLY TESTS the integrity of
| the files, it is NOT A FIX. The test takes a few minutes and will tell you
| if
| you have any corrupted files (remember to remove the verifydata option from
| your
| shortcut after running the test). If you DO have corrupt files, please see
| the
| following Microsoft Knowledge Base article for further information on
| uninstalling/reinstalling the game: http://support.microsoft.com/?kb=321083.
| If
| NO corrupted files are found using the verifydata=true test, the corruption
| is
| occurring in memory or while the data is being read from the hard disk.
| Dungeon
| Siege uses your computer's hardware to its fullest potential, and is
| therefore
| sensitive to over clocked, tweaked, modified, or faulty hardware. Because
| of
| this, Dungeon Siege may appear to be the only application which fails.
| Imbued
| Items May Show Up in Inventory as Large Potions To revert the graphics to
| normal, save the game and reload it. This should revert things to their
| proper
| appearance.
|
| --
| Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
|
| Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| _________________________________________________________
|
| "Michael Mauzey" <pormike@canby.com> wrote in message
| news:uOTAHazbFHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
||I am playing Dungeon Siege (original game was included in retail expansion
|| pack of DS: Legends of Aranna) for
|| the second time. Occasionally I would get an:
||
|| EXCEPTION DETECTED;
|| Gathering Exception Data - Note: This may take a minute or two
||
|| and then the game would shut down and I would get Microsoft's infamous
|| "We're sorry CRAP". Lately, it is happening a LOT ... anyone have any
| ideas
|| how to fix
|| this ? ... Microsoft offers NO support (surprise, surprise!)
|| and when I used their Search, it came up with nothing.
|| I had a similar problem with another game and it was caused by having too
|| many saved games ... but I only keep 4 or 5 saved games on Dungeon Siege,
| so
|| that can't be the problem. Thanks a lot in advance ...
|| Michael Mauzey
||
||
|
|
|

Michael Mauzey
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
Jimmy ... I guess I don't understand where you mean when you say to add that
to the "command line"

"Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
news:%23vbstY2bFHA.2736@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hi Michael,

Sorry to hear that you're still having problems.. perhaps the
syntax of the command was wrong.. please copy and paste
the command you used in your next reply. Hope I can help!

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Michael Mauzey" <pormike@canby.com> wrote in message
news:eYEAqD2bFHA.2936@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| Jimmy S. .. thanks for responding. I am not receiving any fatal errors ..
| just a box that says:
|
| EXCEPTION DETECTED;
|| Gathering Exception Data - Note: This may take a minute or two
|
| I don't understand what you mean about adding verifydata=true to the
command
| line of my shortcut. When I tried to enter that line in my shortcut
| properties
| in both the "target" and the the "start in" line, I get an error message
| that says the "path specified is not valid and to make sure the folder
| exists and that my path is correct."
| Microsoft does NOT care at all about their product once they've gotten
their
| filty lucre for it ... I'll just not buy from them again.
|
| Thanks for trying to help .. I appreciate it! Michael Mauzey
|
| "Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
| news:uNPE4K1bFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| Hi Michael,
|
| Even though you're having the issue with DS I, since DS LOA
| is installed, you should try these steps to identify corrupt files:
|
| B. Known Issues Corrupted Files Errors While playing the Dungeon Siege:
| Legends
| of Aranna, you may receive a fatal error similar to the following: ==A
fatal
| error has occurred and the app must be shut down. Decoding error!
| Compressed
| data is either corrupt or unreadable, possibly due to hardware failure.
Try
| replacing or repairing the resource file (reinstall?) To fix this
problem.
| File on disk: '' Internal info: resource = offset = <0x00000000>
| size = crc = <0x00000000> last error = <0x00000000> ==This error denotes
| that the game is having trouble reading from one of its files. This
| corruption
| can occur in multiple places:
| 1. In memory.
| 2. While the data is being read from the hard disk.
| 3. In the data files (.dsres) on the hard disk. To test the files on the
| disk,
| add the following to the command line of your Dungeon Siege shortcut:
| "verifydata=true" (without the quotes).
|
| NOTE: This ONLY TESTS the integrity of
| the files, it is NOT A FIX. The test takes a few minutes and will tell
you
| if
| you have any corrupted files (remember to remove the verifydata option
from
| your
| shortcut after running the test). If you DO have corrupt files, please
see
| the
| following Microsoft Knowledge Base article for further information on
| uninstalling/reinstalling the game:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kb=321083.
| If
| NO corrupted files are found using the verifydata=true test, the
corruption
| is
| occurring in memory or while the data is being read from the hard disk.
| Dungeon
| Siege uses your computer's hardware to its fullest potential, and is
| therefore
| sensitive to over clocked, tweaked, modified, or faulty hardware. Because
| of
| this, Dungeon Siege may appear to be the only application which fails.
| Imbued
| Items May Show Up in Inventory as Large Potions To revert the graphics to
| normal, save the game and reload it. This should revert things to their
| proper
| appearance.
|
| --
| Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
|
| Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
rights.
| _________________________________________________________
|
| "Michael Mauzey" <pormike@canby.com> wrote in message
| news:uOTAHazbFHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
||I am playing Dungeon Siege (original game was included in retail expansion
|| pack of DS: Legends of Aranna) for
|| the second time. Occasionally I would get an:
||
|| EXCEPTION DETECTED;
|| Gathering Exception Data - Note: This may take a minute or two
||
|| and then the game would shut down and I would get Microsoft's infamous
|| "We're sorry CRAP". Lately, it is happening a LOT ... anyone have any
| ideas
|| how to fix
|| this ? ... Microsoft offers NO support (surprise, surprise!)
|| and when I used their Search, it came up with nothing.
|| I had a similar problem with another game and it was caused by having too
|| many saved games ... but I only keep 4 or 5 saved games on Dungeon Siege,
| so
|| that can't be the problem. Thanks a lot in advance ...
|| Michael Mauzey
||
||
|
|
|

Chris H.
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
In addition to what Jimmy has tried to assist with, you might want to check
out this Knowledge Base information for Dungeon Siege:
http://support.microsoft.com/dungeonsiegefaq There is general
troubleshooting guidance, plus information which might be useful for you on
improving game performance.

If you're receiving an error message, there also may be something as simple
as one of your drivers hiccupping at certain points under stress. You might
want to investigate the Event Viewer in Control Panel/Administrative Tools,
under both Application and System listings in the left pane. Errors are
denoted as either yellow triangles with black exclamation points or red
circles with white X's in them. Those can be right-clicked, with a
selection of Properties to see a portion of the error message.

You may be able to correlate the issue you're seeing with an "event" and
pinpointing what is faulty.
--
Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
Associate Expert
Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


"Michael Mauzey" <pormike@canby.com> wrote in message
news:eYEAqD2bFHA.2936@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Jimmy S. .. thanks for responding. I am not receiving any fatal errors ..
> just a box that says:
>
> EXCEPTION DETECTED;
> | Gathering Exception Data - Note: This may take a minute or two
>
> I don't understand what you mean about adding verifydata=true to the
> command
> line of my shortcut. When I tried to enter that line in my shortcut
> properties
> in both the "target" and the the "start in" line, I get an error message
> that says the "path specified is not valid and to make sure the folder
> exists and that my path is correct."
> Microsoft does NOT care at all about their product once they've gotten
> their
> filty lucre for it ... I'll just not buy from them again.
>
> Thanks for trying to help .. I appreciate it! Michael Mauzey
>
> "Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
> news:uNPE4K1bFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi Michael,
>
> Even though you're having the issue with DS I, since DS LOA
> is installed, you should try these steps to identify corrupt files:
>
> B. Known Issues Corrupted Files Errors While playing the Dungeon Siege:
> Legends
> of Aranna, you may receive a fatal error similar to the following: ==A
> fatal
> error has occurred and the app must be shut down. Decoding error!
> Compressed
> data is either corrupt or unreadable, possibly due to hardware failure.
> Try
> replacing or repairing the resource file (reinstall?) To fix this
> problem.
> File on disk: '' Internal info: resource = offset = <0x00000000>
> size = crc = <0x00000000> last error = <0x00000000> ==This error denotes
> that the game is having trouble reading from one of its files. This
> corruption
> can occur in multiple places:
> 1. In memory.
> 2. While the data is being read from the hard disk.
> 3. In the data files (.dsres) on the hard disk. To test the files on the
> disk,
> add the following to the command line of your Dungeon Siege shortcut:
> "verifydata=true" (without the quotes).
>
> NOTE: This ONLY TESTS the integrity of
> the files, it is NOT A FIX. The test takes a few minutes and will tell
> you
> if
> you have any corrupted files (remember to remove the verifydata option
> from
> your
> shortcut after running the test). If you DO have corrupt files, please
> see
> the
> following Microsoft Knowledge Base article for further information on
> uninstalling/reinstalling the game:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kb=321083.
> If
> NO corrupted files are found using the verifydata=true test, the
> corruption
> is
> occurring in memory or while the data is being read from the hard disk.
> Dungeon
> Siege uses your computer's hardware to its fullest potential, and is
> therefore
> sensitive to over clocked, tweaked, modified, or faulty hardware. Because
> of
> this, Dungeon Siege may appear to be the only application which fails.
> Imbued
> Items May Show Up in Inventory as Large Potions To revert the graphics to
> normal, save the game and reload it. This should revert things to their
> proper
> appearance.
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "Michael Mauzey" <pormike@canby.com> wrote in message
> news:uOTAHazbFHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> |I am playing Dungeon Siege (original game was included in retail
> expansion
> | pack of DS: Legends of Aranna) for
> | the second time. Occasionally I would get an:
> |
> | EXCEPTION DETECTED;
> | Gathering Exception Data - Note: This may take a minute or two
> |
> | and then the game would shut down and I would get Microsoft's infamous
> | "We're sorry CRAP". Lately, it is happening a LOT ... anyone have any
> ideas
> | how to fix
> | this ? ... Microsoft offers NO support (surprise, surprise!)
> | and when I used their Search, it came up with nothing.
> | I had a similar problem with another game and it was caused by having
> too
> | many saved games ... but I only keep 4 or 5 saved games on Dungeon
> Siege,
> so
> | that can't be the problem. Thanks a lot in advance ...
> | Michael Mauzey
> |
> |
>
>
>

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
Hi Michael,

The article doesn't explain how to add the switch, sorry.

1. Save a new shortcut to your game on your desktop
- The fastest and easiest way is to copy an existing Shortcut:

2. Right click the Shortcut and select Properties

3. Edit the Target line in order to add the command to the end
- For example: The Target for the game might be
"G:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\DS.exe"
- You would add the command to the end of it as so:
"G:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\DS.exe" verifydata=true
or
"G:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\DS.exe" -verifydata=true

4. Click OK and double-click the new shortcut.

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Michael Mauzey" <pormike@canby.com> wrote in message news:es3ngj2bFHA.2212@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| Jimmy ... I guess I don't understand where you mean when you say to add that
| to the "command line"
|
| "Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
| news:%23vbstY2bFHA.2736@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| Hi Michael,
|
| Sorry to hear that you're still having problems.. perhaps the
| syntax of the command was wrong.. please copy and paste
| the command you used in your next reply. Hope I can help!
|
| --
| Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
|
| Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
| MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
| My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
| _________________________________________________________
|
| "Michael Mauzey" <pormike@canby.com> wrote in message
| news:eYEAqD2bFHA.2936@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
|| Jimmy S. .. thanks for responding. I am not receiving any fatal errors ..
|| just a box that says:
||
|| EXCEPTION DETECTED;
||| Gathering Exception Data - Note: This may take a minute or two
||
|| I don't understand what you mean about adding verifydata=true to the
| command
|| line of my shortcut. When I tried to enter that line in my shortcut
|| properties
|| in both the "target" and the the "start in" line, I get an error message
|| that says the "path specified is not valid and to make sure the folder
|| exists and that my path is correct."
|| Microsoft does NOT care at all about their product once they've gotten
| their
|| filty lucre for it ... I'll just not buy from them again.
||
|| Thanks for trying to help .. I appreciate it! Michael Mauzey
||
|| "Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
|| news:uNPE4K1bFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
|| Hi Michael,
||
|| Even though you're having the issue with DS I, since DS LOA
|| is installed, you should try these steps to identify corrupt files:
||
|| B. Known Issues Corrupted Files Errors While playing the Dungeon Siege:
|| Legends
|| of Aranna, you may receive a fatal error similar to the following: ==A
| fatal
|| error has occurred and the app must be shut down. Decoding error!
|| Compressed
|| data is either corrupt or unreadable, possibly due to hardware failure.
| Try
|| replacing or repairing the resource file (reinstall?) To fix this
| problem.
|| File on disk: '' Internal info: resource = offset = <0x00000000>
|| size = crc = <0x00000000> last error = <0x00000000> ==This error denotes
|| that the game is having trouble reading from one of its files. This
|| corruption
|| can occur in multiple places:
|| 1. In memory.
|| 2. While the data is being read from the hard disk.
|| 3. In the data files (.dsres) on the hard disk. To test the files on the
|| disk,
|| add the following to the command line of your Dungeon Siege shortcut:
|| "verifydata=true" (without the quotes).
||
|| NOTE: This ONLY TESTS the integrity of
|| the files, it is NOT A FIX. The test takes a few minutes and will tell
| you
|| if
|| you have any corrupted files (remember to remove the verifydata option
| from
|| your
|| shortcut after running the test). If you DO have corrupt files, please
| see
|| the
|| following Microsoft Knowledge Base article for further information on
|| uninstalling/reinstalling the game:
| http://support.microsoft.com/?kb=321083.
|| If
|| NO corrupted files are found using the verifydata=true test, the
| corruption
|| is
|| occurring in memory or while the data is being read from the hard disk.
|| Dungeon
|| Siege uses your computer's hardware to its fullest potential, and is
|| therefore
|| sensitive to over clocked, tweaked, modified, or faulty hardware. Because
|| of
|| this, Dungeon Siege may appear to be the only application which fails.
|| Imbued
|| Items May Show Up in Inventory as Large Potions To revert the graphics to
|| normal, save the game and reload it. This should revert things to their
|| proper
|| appearance.
||
|| --
|| Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
|| Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
||
|| Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
|| MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
|| My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
| rights.
|| _________________________________________________________
||
|| "Michael Mauzey" <pormike@canby.com> wrote in message
|| news:uOTAHazbFHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
|||I am playing Dungeon Siege (original game was included in retail expansion
||| pack of DS: Legends of Aranna) for
||| the second time. Occasionally I would get an:
|||
||| EXCEPTION DETECTED;
||| Gathering Exception Data - Note: This may take a minute or two
|||
||| and then the game would shut down and I would get Microsoft's infamous
||| "We're sorry CRAP". Lately, it is happening a LOT ... anyone have any
|| ideas
||| how to fix
||| this ? ... Microsoft offers NO support (surprise, surprise!)
||| and when I used their Search, it came up with nothing.
||| I had a similar problem with another game and it was caused by having too
||| many saved games ... but I only keep 4 or 5 saved games on Dungeon Siege,
|| so
||| that can't be the problem. Thanks a lot in advance ...
||| Michael Mauzey
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