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My semester finally wrapped up, time to take a look at TDM. I just installed it using the updater, and now, trying to run it, i get this error message: (this is actually the error message I get trying to run Doom 3, the error message I get trying to run TDM is much less helpful. It simply says something about runtime errors forcing it to close in an unusual way) any thoughts?


error message:


Wrong Game DLL API version


DOOM 1.3.1302 win-x86 May 12 2005 10:40:52

2653 MHz Intel CPU with MMX & SSE & SSE2 & SSE3 & HTT

2784 MB System Memory

512 MB Video Memory

Winsock Initialized

Found interface: {106FD2C8-8429-430E-BD2D-21A46EE53595} NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet -

Found interface: {42E2E516-86F3-4737-A094-92A6AAED9B57} Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter - NULL netmask - skipped

Found interface: {8843D4C9-00D5-498A-8381-C169E3875D86} Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) - NULL netmask - skipped

Sys_InitNetworking: adding loopback interface

doom using MMX & SSE & SSE2 & SSE3 for SIMD processing

enabled Flush-To-Zero mode

enabled Denormals-Are-Zero mode

------ Initializing File System ------

Loaded pk4 C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3\base\game00.pk4 with checksum 0xf07eb555

Loaded pk4 C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3\base\pak000.pk4 with checksum 0x28d208f1

Loaded pk4 C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3\base\pak001.pk4 with checksum 0x40244be0

Loaded pk4 C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3\base\pak002.pk4 with checksum 0xc51ecdcd

Loaded pk4 C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3\base\pak003.pk4 with checksum 0xcd79d028

Loaded pk4 C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3\base\pak004.pk4 with checksum 0x765e4f8b

Current search path:

C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3/base

C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3\base\pak004.pk4 (5137 files)

C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3\base\pak003.pk4 (4676 files)

C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3\base\pak002.pk4 (6120 files)

C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3\base\pak001.pk4 (8972 files)

C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3\base\pak000.pk4 (2698 files)

C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3\base\game00.pk4 (2 files)

game DLL: 0x0 in pak: 0x0

Addon pk4s:

file system initialized.


----- Initializing Decls -----


------- Initializing renderSystem --------

using ARB renderSystem

renderSystem initialized.


4966 strings read from strings/english.lang

Couldn't open journal files

execing editor.cfg

execing default.cfg

couldn't exec DoomConfig.cfg

couldn't exec autoexec.cfg

4966 strings read from strings/english.lang

----- Initializing Sound System ------

sound system initialized.


----- R_InitOpenGL -----

Initializing OpenGL subsystem

...registered window class

...registered fake window class

...initializing QGL

...calling LoadLibrary( 'opengl32' ): succeeded

...calling CDS: ok

...created window @ 0,0 (640x480)

Initializing OpenGL driver

...getting DC: succeeded

...PIXELFORMAT 10 selected

...creating GL context: succeeded

...making context current: succeeded


------- Input Initialization -------

Initializing DirectInput...

mouse: DirectInput initialized.

keyboard: DirectInput initialized.


sound: STEREO

...using GL_ARB_multitexture

...using GL_ARB_texture_env_combine

...using GL_ARB_texture_cube_map

...using GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3

...using GL_ARB_texture_env_add

...using GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two

...using GL_ARB_texture_compression

...using GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc

...using GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic

maxTextureAnisotropy: 16.000000

...using GL_1.4_texture_lod_bias

X..GL_EXT_shared_texture_palette not found

...using GL_EXT_texture3D

...using GL_EXT_stencil_wrap

...using GL_NV_register_combiners

...using GL_EXT_stencil_two_side

X..GL_ATI_fragment_shader not found

X..GL_ATI_text_fragment_shader not found

...using GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object

...using GL_ARB_vertex_program

...using GL_ARB_fragment_program

...using EXT_depth_bounds_test

---------- R_NV20_Init ----------


----------- R200_Init -----------

Not available.

---------- R_ARB2_Init ----------



----- R_ReloadARBPrograms -----

















glprogs/arbVP_glasswarp.txt: File not found

glprogs/arbFP_glasswarp.txt: File not found


using ARB_vertex_buffer_object memory

using ARB2 renderSystem

found DLL in pak file: C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3\base\game00.pk4/gamex86.dll

copy gamex86.dll to C:\Program Files\Games\Doom 3\base\gamex86.dll

3 22 640 480

Regenerated world, staticAllocCount = 0.

Shutting down sound hardware


Shutting down OpenGL subsystem

...wglMakeCurrent( NULL, NULL ): success

...deleting GL context: success

...releasing DC: success

...destroying window

...shutting down QGL

...unloading OpenGL DLL

wrong game DLL API version

Milestones approaching:

Recital: 3-24-12

ToughMudder: 4-15-12

Release first FM: ?-?-20??

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I can see that the wrong 1.3patch is applied. I wish Id would make a better effort to specify the correct patch.


You need the 1.3.1304 patch. Although, this is likely not why D3 itself is crashing. Sounds like maybe you have a stray game dll in your doom 3 folder perhaps? Running any other modifications?

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i used the patch that came with TDM. which one should I use?


edit: ok, i think I got it. thanks guys!

Edited by slavatrumpevitch

Milestones approaching:

Recital: 3-24-12

ToughMudder: 4-15-12

Release first FM: ?-?-20??

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Yeah, the patcher id provided installs to the wrong directory if you're not careful.


so what should i do to "be careful?"


do I need to use a different patch version? or just install it differently?

Milestones approaching:

Recital: 3-24-12

ToughMudder: 4-15-12

Release first FM: ?-?-20??

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yea, i thought i had figured it out too, when i posted that. i guess not.

Milestones approaching:

Recital: 3-24-12

ToughMudder: 4-15-12

Release first FM: ?-?-20??

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to my knowledge, i have changed nothing (not even restarted) but not it all works flawlessly. Just gave the training mission a test drive. BRAVO! I can't wait to play some the campaigns!

Milestones approaching:

Recital: 3-24-12

ToughMudder: 4-15-12

Release first FM: ?-?-20??

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