Day of Defeat

Day of Defeat

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Angel Kitteh Jan 27, 2014 @ 5:32pm
Day of Defeat works fine until after few mins or so..
I don't know why but, whenever I play this game it works good until few mins or so it would freeze up my laptop screen then goes pitch black to the point I'll have to shut down and restart my laptop again. why's this happening? please help thank you

I've got Dell Studio xps 1645 windows 7 home premium 64 bit ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
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Harry the Heister Jan 27, 2014 @ 9:08pm 
From my experience DoD can be freeze mainly due to network errors & sometimes even while playing with bots only, latter is very rare though.

But I haven't had situations where Windows is not responsive & always manage to terminate the game by end tasking "hl.exe" through task manager.

To check whether you have "loss" or "choke" enter following command from the console, net_graph 3
then connect to the usual server you are play on & see whether both "loss" & "choke" are zero as the first step. If not zero you have to reduce cl_cmdrate & cl_updaterate, but before that check your "rate" value.
Type rate in console it will show your current rate, make sure it is at least 20000 & if you have a good internet connection you can set it to 30000 & see what is the outcome.

* Also make sure you Windows update, steam or other download manager not download anything.
Last edited by Harry the Heister; Jan 27, 2014 @ 9:08pm
Angel Kitteh Jan 27, 2014 @ 9:39pm 
where could I find net_graph 3? and the other ones you had told me to check?
Harry the Heister Jan 27, 2014 @ 9:41pm 
press ` the key blow Esc key to access console
Angel Kitteh Jan 28, 2014 @ 8:51am 
do you mean while I am playing day of defeat game or what? because I do not see the net_graph 3 =\
Angel Kitteh Jan 28, 2014 @ 8:52am 
oh I found the net_graph 3 but, there is nothing written in there what should I do?
Harry the Heister Jan 28, 2014 @ 2:33pm 
Once you enter the net_graph command with any value 1, 2 or 3 & close the console you will see some information displayed on right hand bottom of your screen.
Check for "loss" & "choke" there.
Angel Kitteh Jan 28, 2014 @ 5:48pm 
okay I did that & seen the "loss" & "choke" they both were set to zero..
Harry the Heister Jan 28, 2014 @ 7:24pm 
Is this only with DoD, did you check other games recently?

I asked because there are some complaints from Dell XPS users about similar freeze issues in various forums. Following is one of them,
So most probably you may have a hardware related issue too.

Important: When it comes to hardware problems I don't recommend trying to fix things yourself by doing things people mentioned unless you are a person familiar with fixing computers. Using reliable diagnostic software may not cause any harm but please be careful not to apply any fixes for hardware issues. Best thing is to contact DELL if you find any issues.

You can check your system with "Dell PC diagnostic" to see whether it find any problem
You might have a DELL diagnostic tool in your computer as-well.
Last edited by Harry the Heister; Jan 28, 2014 @ 8:35pm
Angel Kitteh Jan 29, 2014 @ 12:46pm 
I get freezing only on my apb reloaded game.. now I am not so sure about DoD because I didn't stay on it very long to see if it'll freeze or go to black screen I will test that out.. my other games are not like that.. they never freeze up my laptop so I don't know
管理帅哥 Feb 20, 2014 @ 4:14am 
You win. DOD update now can not play the game to speak out than previously did not update before
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