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July 10th, 2012, 09:00
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!
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July 10th, 2012, 10:42
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.
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July 10th, 2012, 11:32
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.

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July 10th, 2012, 16:02
Originally Posted by catbelly36 View Post
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?
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July 10th, 2012, 17:23
Runs fine on my Win 7 64bit too. Well, not fine (still a bit stuttery, but it works )
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July 10th, 2012, 22:50
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,
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July 11th, 2012, 13:04
Sure thing, good luck and have fun!

Oh, and welcome.
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November 25th, 2013, 18:33
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
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November 25th, 2013, 19:03
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…
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November 25th, 2013, 22:53
Thanks man I am going to try that when I'll have some free time.
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November 25th, 2013, 23:14
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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.

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November 25th, 2013, 23:21
Ah let me guess, TPB is the Pirate bay ?

Heh, silly me that didn't click somehow…
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November 25th, 2013, 23:58
The solution to his problem can be found here.
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November 26th, 2013, 00:07
Since it's not on sale anywhere currently, the cheapest option is here:
http://www.go2arena.com/gothic-3-steam-cd-key-eu.html

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November 26th, 2013, 00:21
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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November 26th, 2013, 20:31
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
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.
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