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catbelly36 July 10th, 2012 08:00

Trouble Running Gothic 3 in Windows 7
 
Hi everyone. I just got Gothic 3 today and after the install when I try to play it I keep getting an error message that says, "Compile shader material cache-this may take several minutes". If I hit okay the screen goes dark but nothing ever happens and I eventually have to control-alt-delete to get out of there. SIGH

I know this game was made for XP, but I'm wondering if it is possible to run it on Windows 7 and if you guys have ever gotten this error message?

Thanks for your help!
Tracy

Maylander July 10th, 2012 09:42

Hmm no, did you remember to patch it? Community patch 1.75 is highly recommended when playing Gothic 3:
http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum…h-1-75-release

Whether you turn on or off the fan made modes (alternate AI etc) is up to you.

SleepingDog July 10th, 2012 10:32

Not at first but my problem was around my sound driver which affected performance - had to go back to an old one. My PC hardware is in the main 6 years old (except my graphics card). Also used the Community patch as it also cures various bugs.

Works fine.

regards

SpoonFULL July 10th, 2012 15:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by catbelly36 (Post 1061152416)
Hi everyone. I just got Gothic 3 today and after the install when I try to play it I keep getting an error message that says, "Compile shader material cache-this may take several minutes". If I hit okay the screen goes dark but nothing ever happens and I eventually have to control-alt-delete to get out of there. SIGH

I know this game was made for XP, but I'm wondering if it is possible to run it on Windows 7 and if you guys have ever gotten this error message?

Runs fine on my Win 7 32bit system. What are you system specifications?

Pladio July 10th, 2012 16:23

Runs fine on my Win 7 64bit too. Well, not fine (still a bit stuttery, but it works :D)

catbelly36 July 10th, 2012 21:50

Hi everyone. Thanks for your replies. I DID get it to run today thanks to the patch! You're a genius Maylander. :)

Hopefully it'll keep running smoothly, so far so good. But I'm happy to know I can come back here and get help if I need it.

Thanks again you guys,
Tracy

Maylander July 11th, 2012 12:04

Sure thing, good luck and have fun!

Oh, and welcome. :)

Nate November 25th, 2013 17:33

Hi guys.. I downloaded Gothic 3 from TPB and the patch was included.. I have the same problem: Black screen and "Compile shader material cache, this may take several minutes!!! Press buttonto start". I waited of course but nothing happened..

P.S.: I've got Windows 7

JonNik November 25th, 2013 18:03

Tried to download the last version of the patch and install it over anyways ?
Worth a shot perhaps ? After that try to reinstall outside of the programs folder (i.e. in c:\Gothic 3)…

Can't think of anything else…

Nate November 25th, 2013 21:53

Thanks man I am going to try that when I'll have some free time.

joxer November 25th, 2013 22:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nate (Post 1061228307)
I downloaded Gothic 3 from TPB

Please repost that here:
http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum…ssion?langid=3

No you don't have to post anything but that part I've quoted, on that site they know what's the problem.
:evilgrin:

JonNik November 25th, 2013 22:21

Ah let me guess, TPB is the Pirate bay ?

Heh, silly me :rolleyes: that didn't click somehow…

JDR13 November 25th, 2013 22:58

The solution to his problem can be found here. :)

joxer November 25th, 2013 23:07

Since it's not on sale anywhere currently, the cheapest option is here:
http://www.go2arena.com/gothic-3-steam-cd-key-eu.html

SpoonFULL November 25th, 2013 23:21

Not necessary to buy the enhanced edition, just use your disk version (1.64) and apply the 1.5GB 1.75 patch and you will have exactly the enhanced edition. The patch can be downloaded here:

http://www.patches-scrolls.com/gothic3.php

The disk version is already DRM free.


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