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Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare Multi-player startup crash etc.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Chuck, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    Since there isn't a group for win 7 games yet--
    Seems that the "standard" Win 7 audio drivers do not include a "Stereo
    Mixer" module that if not present, causes the multi player mode to
    crash. Since this is usually an on motherboard sound chip, the best
    place to get the driver is usually the MBD Mfrs web site.
    I use an ASUS M4A79 Deluxe MBD, and the MBD is new enough that the ASUS
    web site has some of the references to get to the drivers incomplete.The
    file for this MBD is ALC1200_Audio_V6015859_Windows7.zip for 32b Win 7.
     
  2. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    Chuck <cdknospam@cox.net> wrote:

    >Since there isn't a group for win 7 games yet--
    >Seems that the "standard" Win 7 audio drivers do not include a "Stereo
    >Mixer" module that if not present, causes the multi player mode to
    >crash. Since this is usually an on motherboard sound chip, the best
    >place to get the driver is usually the MBD Mfrs web site.
    >I use an ASUS M4A79 Deluxe MBD, and the MBD is new enough that the ASUS
    >web site has some of the references to get to the drivers incomplete.The
    >file for this MBD is ALC1200_Audio_V6015859_Windows7.zip for 32b Win 7.



    You could try:

    http://www.realtek.com.tw/DOWNLOADS...=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

    It was released very recently, unlike the ASUS version.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  3. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    On 4/9/2010 4:31 AM, Joel wrote:
    > Chuck<cdknospam@cox.net> wrote:
    >
    >> Since there isn't a group for win 7 games yet--
    >> Seems that the "standard" Win 7 audio drivers do not include a "Stereo
    >> Mixer" module that if not present, causes the multi player mode to
    >> crash. Since this is usually an on motherboard sound chip, the best
    >> place to get the driver is usually the MBD Mfrs web site.
    >> I use an ASUS M4A79 Deluxe MBD, and the MBD is new enough that the ASUS
    >> web site has some of the references to get to the drivers incomplete.The
    >> file for this MBD is ALC1200_Audio_V6015859_Windows7.zip for 32b Win 7.

    >
    >
    > You could try:
    >
    > http://www.realtek.com.tw/DOWNLOADS...=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false
    >
    > It was released very recently, unlike the ASUS version.
    >

    While I really prefer to use "generic" drivers when possible, the ASUS
    site had a decent download rate, and the Realtek sites were very slow.
    That notwithstanding, the real reason for installing the sound mixer
    seems to be that it marks the mike as usable, even if not plugged in.
    Others have reported that plugging in a mike may also solve the problem.
    (With/Without the sound mixwe module?)

    Just another case of Microsoft including less than the full driver
    package for a device. Plus, there have been some instances of an
    incorrect realtek driver download via windows update for some P/Cs.

    Never the less, thanks for the url.
     
  4. MJMIII

    MJMIII Flightless Bird

    "Chuck" <cdknospam@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:CDGvn.28146$vC3.13784@newsfe04.iad...
    > On 4/9/2010 4:31 AM, Joel wrote:
    >> Chuck<cdknospam@cox.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Since there isn't a group for win 7 games yet--
    >>> Seems that the "standard" Win 7 audio drivers do not include a "Stereo
    >>> Mixer" module that if not present, causes the multi player mode to
    >>> crash. Since this is usually an on motherboard sound chip, the best
    >>> place to get the driver is usually the MBD Mfrs web site.
    >>> I use an ASUS M4A79 Deluxe MBD, and the MBD is new enough that the ASUS
    >>> web site has some of the references to get to the drivers incomplete.The
    >>> file for this MBD is ALC1200_Audio_V6015859_Windows7.zip for 32b Win 7.

    >>
    >>
    >> You could try:
    >>
    >> http://www.realtek.com.tw/DOWNLOADS...=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false
    >>
    >> It was released very recently, unlike the ASUS version.
    >>

    > While I really prefer to use "generic" drivers when possible, the ASUS
    > site had a decent download rate, and the Realtek sites were very slow.
    > That notwithstanding, the real reason for installing the sound mixer seems
    > to be that it marks the mike as usable, even if not plugged in.
    > Others have reported that plugging in a mike may also solve the problem.
    > (With/Without the sound mixwe module?)
    >
    > Just another case of Microsoft including less than the full driver package
    > for a device. Plus, there have been some instances of an incorrect realtek
    > driver download via windows update for some P/Cs.
    >
    > Never the less, thanks for the url.


    The rule of thumb is to never download and install Microsoft hardware
    drivers unless they're for a Microsoft device.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  5. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    On 4/9/2010 10:24 AM, MJMIII wrote:
    > The rule of thumb is to never download and install Microsoft hardware
    > drivers unless they're for a Microsoft device.
    > --


    That's a bit extreme. There can be problems if you don't start with the
    MS provided drivers. Poorly written or "packaged" Mfrs drivers
    sometimes require stuff that only gets installed when the MS drivers are
    installed first, usually a result of a new windows install.

    Re-installs have another set of peculiarities.
     
  6. MJMIII

    MJMIII Flightless Bird

    "Chuck" <cdknospam@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:hbJvn.222931$Dv7.86995@newsfe17.iad...
    > On 4/9/2010 10:24 AM, MJMIII wrote:
    >> The rule of thumb is to never download and install Microsoft hardware
    >> drivers unless they're for a Microsoft device.
    >> --

    >
    > That's a bit extreme. There can be problems if you don't start with the
    > MS provided drivers. Poorly written or "packaged" Mfrs drivers
    > sometimes require stuff that only gets installed when the MS drivers are
    > installed first, usually a result of a new windows install.
    >
    > Re-installs have another set of peculiarities.


    That's NOT extreme. Trolling the M$ newsgroups and forums show a very large
    percentage of hardware errors are caused by Microsoft's version of
    manufacturer's drivers. Common sense should tell you to only load new
    drivers from the people who made your particular piece of hardware,
    especially sound and video hardware. I've never seen any proof that you
    must load a version of a M$ driver before installing a mfrs driver. I
    believe in this you're wrong.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  7. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 9 Apr 2010 13:50:18 -0400, "MJMIII" <balrog@castaway.net>
    wrote:

    >"Chuck" <cdknospam@cox.net> wrote in message
    >news:hbJvn.222931$Dv7.86995@newsfe17.iad...
    >> On 4/9/2010 10:24 AM, MJMIII wrote:
    >>> The rule of thumb is to never download and install Microsoft hardware
    >>> drivers unless they're for a Microsoft device.
    >>> --

    >>
    >> That's a bit extreme. There can be problems if you don't start with the
    >> MS provided drivers. Poorly written or "packaged" Mfrs drivers
    >> sometimes require stuff that only gets installed when the MS drivers are
    >> installed first, usually a result of a new windows install.
    >>
    >> Re-installs have another set of peculiarities.

    >
    >That's NOT extreme. Trolling the M$ newsgroups and forums show a very large
    >percentage of hardware errors are caused by Microsoft's version of
    >manufacturer's drivers. Common sense should tell you to only load new
    >drivers from the people who made your particular piece of hardware,
    >especially sound and video hardware. I've never seen any proof that you
    >must load a version of a M$ driver before installing a mfrs driver. I
    >believe in this you're wrong.


    Definitely wrong. Microsoft drivers for 3rd party hardware frequently
    provides limited functionality. Whenever possible, go for the real
    drivers versus the Microsoft generic drivers. If the 3rd party drivers
    are available, there's absolutely no need or benefit to loading the
    Microsoft drivers first.
     
  8. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    "That's NOT extreme"

    I stand behind my opinion, based upon a fair amount of experience.
    (OEM/VAR/Beta Test/Software development/etc.)
    All of these items at one time or another depended upon MS drivers or
    drivers via MS.
    Hard Drives
    Tape Drives
    Video cards
    Sound chips and cards.
    Mice and trackballs
    Video cameras
    Even some scanners.


    There have been multiple areas in the various windows versions
    that benefited from the initial loading of MS drivers.
    Perhaps the most widespread had to do with printing and spooling.

    "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    news:tr9vr5hd15fln0pnud5etm8nf145evpfs5@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 9 Apr 2010 13:50:18 -0400, "MJMIII" <balrog@castaway.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>"Chuck" <cdknospam@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>news:hbJvn.222931$Dv7.86995@newsfe17.iad...
    >>> On 4/9/2010 10:24 AM, MJMIII wrote:
    >>>> The rule of thumb is to never download and install Microsoft hardware
    >>>> drivers unless they're for a Microsoft device.
    >>>> --
    >>>
    >>> That's a bit extreme. There can be problems if you don't start with the
    >>> MS provided drivers. Poorly written or "packaged" Mfrs drivers
    >>> sometimes require stuff that only gets installed when the MS drivers are
    >>> installed first, usually a result of a new windows install.
    >>>
    >>> Re-installs have another set of peculiarities.

    >>
    >>That's NOT extreme. Trolling the M$ newsgroups and forums show a very
    >>large
    >>percentage of hardware errors are caused by Microsoft's version of
    >>manufacturer's drivers. Common sense should tell you to only load new
    >>drivers from the people who made your particular piece of hardware,
    >>especially sound and video hardware. I've never seen any proof that you
    >>must load a version of a M$ driver before installing a mfrs driver. I
    >>believe in this you're wrong.

    >
    > Definitely wrong. Microsoft drivers for 3rd party hardware frequently
    > provides limited functionality. Whenever possible, go for the real
    > drivers versus the Microsoft generic drivers. If the 3rd party drivers
    > are available, there's absolutely no need or benefit to loading the
    > Microsoft drivers first.
    >
     
  9. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 9 Apr 2010 19:26:39 -0400, "Chuck" <cdknospam@cox.net> wrote:

    >"That's NOT extreme"
    >
    >I stand behind my opinion, based upon a fair amount of experience.
    >(OEM/VAR/Beta Test/Software development/etc.)
    >All of these items at one time or another depended upon MS drivers or
    >drivers via MS.
    >Hard Drives
    >Tape Drives
    >Video cards
    >Sound chips and cards.
    >Mice and trackballs
    >Video cameras
    >Even some scanners.


    What you're saying isn't true for any of the categories of hardware
    that you've listed, and hasn't been true since at least the Win 95
    days. I don't plan to argue about what may or may not have been the
    case in the pre-95 days, so I offer you that graceful exit, if you'd
    like.

    >There have been multiple areas in the various windows versions
    >that benefited from the initial loading of MS drivers.
    >Perhaps the most widespread had to do with printing and spooling.


    Now you've identified the hardware category that benefits MOST from
    using the proper drivers from the various manufacturers. Using
    Microsoft drivers for this category of hardware is going to be
    consistently disappointing.
     
  10. MJMIII

    MJMIII Flightless Bird

    "Chuck" <cdknospam@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:LIOvn.49856$iu2.8226@newsfe15.iad...
    > "That's NOT extreme"
    >
    > I stand behind my opinion, based upon a fair amount of experience.
    > (OEM/VAR/Beta Test/Software development/etc.)
    > All of these items at one time or another depended upon MS drivers or
    > drivers via MS.
    > Hard Drives
    > Tape Drives
    > Video cards
    > Sound chips and cards.
    > Mice and trackballs
    > Video cameras
    > Even some scanners.
    >
    >
    > There have been multiple areas in the various windows versions
    > that benefited from the initial loading of MS drivers.
    > Perhaps the most widespread had to do with printing and spooling.


    Tell you what, Chuck. You win. Download and install every M$ hardware
    driver you come across for your system, but I'll crucify you on every
    problem post you'll be making. Your statement may have been true in the
    late 80's, but you're way off base now.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     

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