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Memory in WinXP

By glenn.mcconnell ·
I have a video game that starts using a "run.bat" file. This file primarily sets the memory for the game. The file says "start /min b3d.exe -nc -nx580". I cannot get the game to run with any setting over "-nx500". My system is showing that I have alot more free memory than 580mb, in fact it is over 2GB, but the game will not run if I try to allocate more than 500mb. With a "-nx500" setting, the game will run but crashes at certain points when it needs more memory and I get a "Nexus memory error" and the game crashes. How can I get the game to run with the "-nx580" setting? Thanks.

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Have you looked at the game website itself?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Memory in WinXP

Often, other gamers will post solutions to problems just like this. Sometimes, it's a matter of updating your graphics driver. Sometimes, it's a matter of changing how Windows manages available RAM. But, each game is different. The best source of information about making a game run is always the game's own web site.

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Also, are you sure its system memory or video memory

by Slayer_ In reply to Have you looked at the ga ...

That that specified? Usually System memory is handled seamlessly by Windows, I have not seen a game require specific memory settings since the DOS days.

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Re: Game website

by glenn.mcconnell In reply to Have you looked at the ga ...

I have been trying to deal with their customer support, but was told it was not their problem. Their game works fine and it is a problem with my PC.

The issue is available RAM not video memory. The statement in the batch file "-nx580" has to do with memory allocation and they said I must have at least 580mb of available RAM. See my original question.

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How about system specs and name of the game?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Re: Game website

If you told us your system specs as well as the name of the game, perhaps we could help. Without that, there's not much we can do.

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Nothing worse than trying to fly blind ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to How about system specs an ...

Believe me.

IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) has its place but not in terms of enjoyment.

This is even worse than flying blind because as yet we don't even know what the aircraft is!!

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Are you using a development system here ?...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Memory in WinXP

If you are, you may be misinterpreting what your batch file is trying to do.

Instead of trying to ACHIEVE this mystical figure of '580' - try AVOIDING it as much as possible. Try going down the way.

Also, how big is your Pagefile? Is it at least 1.5GB ??

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Re: Are you using a development system here ?...

by glenn.mcconnell In reply to Are you using a developme ...

No, I am just trying to run a game that uses a batch file called "run.bat" to start the game. The .bat file contents are "start /min b3d.exe -nc -nx580". If I try to run this, I get a "not enough memory" error message and the game terminates. If I change the value in the batch file to "-nx500" the game will run, when I try to access certain features with this setting then I cat a "Nexus too small" error message and the game crashes. The producer of the game says that it needs the "-nx580" setting to work properly and that means that I need 580mb of available RAM. My PC has 2.0GB of physical memory, 2.71GB of available memory and page file size is 6.59GB. I am a systems analyst, not a programmer, so I don't have the technical know-how to know what the "-nx580" means or what it does or why it is not working with that setting. If you can help thanks, if not thanks anyway. BTW, having almost 3,000 hours flying an F-4 Phantom, I do know what IFR is :)

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What game is it?

by Slayer_ In reply to Re: Are you using a devel ...

This would be helpful information, what is the game called?

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