Please Sticky : Help with startup/punkbuster/black screen problems

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User Info: paullywog

paullywog
8 years ago#1

It seems like a lot of people here are having trouble getting this game to run as of a day after release. I'm getting tired of seeing a ton of threads about the same things, so here we go.

First, download the 1.1 patch.

Punkbuster Problems: Download PBSetup.exe and find the game path, add game, and update. Allow punkbuster and World at War through your firewall(s).

Black Screen Problems: Update Directx 9 from Microsoft's Web Site. If this doesn't work, right click the exe (at least in vista) to run as an administrator. Lastly, alt tab out of the game to the desktop, and go back into the game.

I'll update this as I find out more.

User Info: paullywog

paullywog
8 years ago#2

Also another link for a blackscreen fix:

http://callofduty5.tv/?tag=unhandled-exception-caught

(Won't let me update post)

User Info: CairnisReed

CairnisReed
8 years ago#3
That link is for the BETA version
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User Info: paullywog

paullywog
8 years ago#4

If you have the "unhandled exception caught" problem, try this:

If you're running Vista go to control panel, hardware and sound, click on sound, double click on "speakers", then Advanced tab and set default format to 24 bit, 48000 Hz (studio quality) - Thanks to deadblindmice

Also make sure you have the d3dx9_37.dll.

It worked for me. 

User Info: markymark911

markymark911
8 years ago#5
What about if I can't see any servers at all in the list?

User Info: paullywog

paullywog
8 years ago#6

And finally, the LAST link you will need to get the game running:

http://www.gamingnewslink.com/2008/11/11/fixing-call-of-duty-5-world-at-war-errors-crashes-freezes-and-intallation-errors/

User Info: paullywog

paullywog
8 years ago#7
markymark911 posted...
What about if I can't see any servers at all in the list?

try going to the link i showed you and opening the correct ports on your router through port forwarding

User Info: paullywog

paullywog
8 years ago#8
markymark911 posted...
What about if I can't see any servers at all in the list?

The ports that Call of Duty World at War uses are ports 28930 - 28960

User Info: ckX82

ckX82
8 years ago#9
"If you're running Vista go to control panel, hardware and sound, click on sound, double click on "speakers", then Advanced tab and set default format to 24 bit, 48000 Hz (studio quality) - Thanks to deadblindmice"

***Oh my god that worked! How the Hell did he (deadblindmice) figure that out?? The game works like a charm now, when before it kept crashing on startup.
GOG.com ------Amazing DRM free classics :)

User Info: paullywog

paullywog
8 years ago#10
ckX82 posted...
"If you're running Vista go to control panel, hardware and sound, click on sound, double click on "speakers", then Advanced tab and set default format to 24 bit, 48000 Hz (studio quality) - Thanks to deadblindmice"

***Oh my god that worked! How the Hell did he (deadblindmice) figure that out?? The game works like a charm now, when before it kept crashing on startup.
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GOG.com ------Amazing DRM free classics :)


I know i don't know how people figure this stuff out but it's great that they do.
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