View Full Version : Space Rangers 1 & 2 both crash computer when leaving planet.

07-12-2010, 03:37 AM
I bought both these games in the Steam sale just over a week ago, and have just got around to trying them.

The game launches into the menus fine (though 1 of the intro movies for SR1 doesn't appear to play correctly).
I choose the tutorial, and (depending on race/character) am tasked with a simple mission.
I launch from the hangar, transition through the loading screen, and into the space view.
However within 2-10 seconds of entering the space view the game freezes my computer & graphical corruption occurs.
The operting system is unresponsive to task switches, so a reset is required.

This happens in both Space Rangers 1 & Space Rangers 2: Reboot.

Machine Spec. as follows:

Windows 7 Pro x64,
Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz (overclocked stable@3.2GHz)
Geforce GTX 260 (+ an old Geforce 8800 GTX dedicated to physx)

I've tried running the games in both Win98 & WinXP SP3 compatibility mode but to no effect. I've also tried disabling desktop composition again to no effect.

Interestingly SR2:Reboot does NOT crash when run in windowed mode.
However, unless there is a command-line parameter that allows SR1 to do the same? this is only a partial work-around.

07-13-2010, 12:57 PM
Try changing resolution.

07-13-2010, 05:31 PM
Try changing resolution.

Crashes the machine in exactly the same way in both 800x600 & 1024x768.

04-13-2013, 04:00 AM
Try coping this http://www.mediafire.com/?6yhf2z27ku97o86
to your game folder (where Ranger.exe is)
It may help