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War3 FATAL Error Fixing Method
« on: October 21, 2011, 22:50 »
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this application has encountered a critical error: fatal error!

Tutorial :

If this is what you get or something like this when you start Warcraft III: RoC or TFT... and your Warcraft III just turns off.. heres somethings you should do:

-Restart the Game.
-Restart Computer

However, if you still get Fatal Errors:
-Update your video card
-Update your sound card
-Change/alter your sound card information

***If it still give you "FATAL ERROR" then:
-Reset the War3 it self:
http://ftp.blizzard.com/pub/war3/other/war3.reg DL THIS (registry file)

Other problems :

-Bad Drivers
Update your video card when new drivers come out. Go to your manufacturer's website to download the latest. For ATI, its Catalyst. For nVidia it's Forceware. Just remember you need a 32 bit version of Windows XP or Vista or 2000 to operate these drivers properly. There are no real 64 Bit ones yet, and your drivers will fail to install on a 64 bit machine.

-Insufficient or Ineffective RAM
Get more RAM, make sure its of the right frequency so it doesnt lead to incompatibility. Eg. If you can support DDR 400, then get them both at DDR400 and have the same voltage. You will need to look at the sticker that comes on the RAM and break down the format to extract this information.

-You have anti-aliasing on (wc3 hates this feature, water.blp doesnt load right)
This was a bad issue back when ATI Catalyst was around 4.5-4.8. Anti-aliasing was always on and Warcraft III is a real prick when dealing with Anti-aliasing, mostly because the water models wouldnt be able to work properly. Find a way to turn it off, or install 4.10+ (anti-aliasing wasnt on default in those versions).

-You're running openGL (remove -opengl tag) from Properties
If you right click on your shortcut and select Properties, you'll find where your shortcut is running to. Look at the end of it, for the -openGL tag. This shouldn't be here. We live in a world of Direct3D now. The only purpose OpenGL servers is probably playing Unreal Tournament 1999 and Doom II, since these games actually looked better in OpenGL than Direct3D. Other games may not take OpenGL kindly.

-Too Many programs running at once (STRONG)
Control Alt Delete > Close off any programs that you don't want running. To free up physical memory so your RAM doesn't overload and close Warcraft III. The only situation this is a problem is with programs that conflict with each other or if you blew your Virtual Memory cache (The portion of the Hard Drive that writes page files should you inflate your RAM).

-Models could be rendered incorrectly (updates and fixes, custom models)
Not really a common problem, was in DOTA!!! Some custom models may have not been done incorrectly and the game will crash. Not much you can do, update your game and use models that work properly for best effects.

-Overheating
If parts get too hot, they will stop functioning properly. Use better fans or cooling systems to operate these parts and keep them cooled. It can also help to open your case to regulate hot air. Just make sure you keep the open side away from your feet, your dog or whatever. I recommend you only open the case when you want to install new parts.


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Re: War3 FATAL Error Fixing Method
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 12:15 »
or bad game version :D v118

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Re: War3 FATAL Error Fixing Method
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 12:52 »
i know that sometimes when i play campaign or a custom game i get this error,all you have to do is  turn off any sound in options
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Re: War3 FATAL Error Fixing Method
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 12:58 »
sometimes you get that error even from maphack :P

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Re: War3 FATAL Error Fixing Method
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 13:11 »
sometimes the wc3 sound can cause a error
if that is the reason you have to change the sound to miles emulated 3d (its standard on win7 but on xp not)

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Re: War3 FATAL Error Fixing Method
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 13:28 »
sometimes you get that error even from maphack :P
not rly... I test it all :)))

Just listen drago, hes right.

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Re: War3 FATAL Error Fixing Method
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011, 13:51 »
sometimes you get that error even from maphack :P
not rly... I test it all :)))

Just listen drago, hes right.

so you have Map hack :PP

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Re: War3 FATAL Error Fixing Method
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2011, 16:25 »
sometimes you get that error even from maphack :P
not rly... I test it all :)))

Just listen drago, hes right.

so you have Map hack :PP
Leave me with stupid comments, if u dont have anything smart to say better shut up.

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Re: War3 FATAL Error Fixing Method
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2011, 16:38 »
hmm i belive that 1 of PD forum rule is to be rude to other members . right ?

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Re: War3 FATAL Error Fixing Method
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2011, 17:13 »
hmm i belive that 1 of PD forum rule is to be rude to other members . right ?

leave me alone.

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Re: War3 FATAL Error Fixing Method
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2011, 17:32 »
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Re: War3 FATAL Error Fixing Method
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2011, 17:39 »
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Re: War3 FATAL Error Fixing Method
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2011, 18:52 »
To be honest, i dont really agree with you on the openGL matter..

I have two shortcuts to w3, one with it and the other without it, since openGl warcraft is way more friendlier environment for programs like ProCaster and other livestream software :)


Other than that, great job mate!
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Re: War3 FATAL Error Fixing Method
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2011, 19:03 »
nice copy paste :P
http://www.lancraftwc3.com/2011/05/why-is-my-warcraft-3-crashing.html

Well if u can find where someone c/p or took somethin' from topic, why dont u open topic's and post some useful stuff here?

It is easy to say : C/P, Nice C/P.

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