Oblivion Crashs on Start UP! DX

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NekoMaster

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Ok, i just got oblivion and I only got it becuz i like it and knew my new PC should handle it, well bad news is, IT DOESNT! EVERY TIME I TRY TO PLAY OBLIVION I GET A SMALL BLACK WINDOWS THEN IT SAYS THAT IT ERROED AND NEEDS TO CLOSE! WTF!

With my PC Spec the game should play decently
Windows XP SP 3 (I AM NOT GETTING WINDOWS VISTA!)
Penitum Celeron D @ 3.06Ghz
512MB DDR2 Ram at 533Mhz
256 MB VRAM Intell Graphic G965
Sigma Tel Audio 5.1 Surround Sound (Back) 2.0 Stero (front
80 GB SATA Hard Drive
12x Speed SATA DVD-ROM/CD-R/RW Burner
 
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Sorry chap - without more info on the error, it's hard to help.

Though looking at the Oblivion System Requirements, it's clear that Oblivion's not really designed to run on integrated graphics - which is what your 965 Chipset has, I'm afraid.
 
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hey i kinda suffer from the same problem except when i click play on the start up menu the black screen comes up and my pc restarts any one got any help
 

NekoMaster

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hey i kinda suffer from the same problem except when i click play on the start up menu the black screen comes up and my pc restarts any one got any help
Hey dude, if you have a Mother bored with a free PCIe x16 slot then you might just be able to get a new video card,they arnt as expensive as i thought they would be (unless you want mad video power) but you will have to dish out a pretty penny for a decent PCIe video card, something like a 9th gen Nvidia or a newer ati should do it, but you have to make sure your power supply is good for your new card, 400W or more should do it (usually 50 to 100 bucks for one)
 
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hey i kinda suffer from the same problem except when i click play on the start up menu the black screen comes up and my pc restarts any one got any help
Sounds like your getting a BSOD. Your whole system is crashing and it's set to auto reboot.
If you don't want it to restart you can go...
Start menu, Control Panel, System, Advanced tab... Click settings for "Start up and Recovery"... Under system failure there is a check box for automatically restart. If you uncheck that your system won't auto reboot and you will likely get the BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death)
Sometimes this will give the cause of the error. like a driver name or something.
 
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Aw common, I played this on a PC with intergarated gfx card b4 and it ran smoothly
Well, it can depend on the video device and what drivers were in use.
Oblivion may not like your set up, and tolerated the one you played it on.
It is true though, many graphically intense games do not run well, or at all, with onboard graphics.

And....
512MB DDR2 Ram at 533Mhz
256 MB VRAM Intell Graphic G965
Onboard graphics usually take system ram. so that leaves you with 256mb of system ram to run a game that likes 1 gig or more.

Minimum System Requirements

* Windows XP 64-bit, Windows XP, Windows 2000
* 2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
* 512 MB System RAM
* 4.6 GB free hard disk space
* 128 MB Direct3D compatible video card and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver;
* 8x DVD-ROM drive
* DirectX 9.0c (included)
* DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
* Keyboard, Mouse

Note: The game runs on 256 MB System RAM but is hardly playable.
If the "Play" launcher is working try lowering all the graphic detail see if Oblivion starts.
 
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