kotor ii mouse movement stops after combat
my nephew said to play kotor b4 swtor to get the backstory. i installed both, played kotor a few hrs, started on kotor ii, and it worked NP. I came back to it after a week and after combat the mouse will not move. I can click and use the menus but the character will not move. I reload and works fine till next combat, then stops. I went thru all menus on/off auto-pause... I have an amd dual 555 gts250 msi MB merc stealth kybd/mouse
Try using the game's configuration utility to post your system specs:
ReportDateTime=11/1/2011 10:26:25 PM
Version=Windows XP v5.1 build 2600 Service Pack 3
Service Pack=Service Pack 3
CPUName=AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 555 Processor 3200MHz
[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=72.66GB
D: (NTFS), UNICODE=195.88GB1
Drives=ATAPI DVD DW 8X16X8X16
Video Card Name=NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
Desktop Resolution=1920x1080x32 @ 60Hz
DirectX=DirectX (9.0+) (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Vendor=NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL Renderer=GeForce GTS 250/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
Vid Card Status=Warning
Vid Card Driver Status=Pass
Sound Card Name=VIA HD Audio Output
;Game Options from swkotor2.ini
Disable Intro Movies=0
Sound Effects Volume=37
Number 3D Voices=32
Number 2D Voices=32
Keyboard Camera Deceleration=2000.000000
Keyboard Camera Acceleration=500.000000
Keyboard Camera DPS=200.000000
Hide InGame GUI=0
Use Small Fonts=0
Enable Mouse Teleporting To Buttons=1
Auto Level Up NPCs=0
Reverse Mouse Buttons=0
Reverse Ingame YAxis=0
Reverse Minigame YAxis=0
End Of Combat Round=0
New Target Selected=0
This is just a guess, but your problem might be a CPU affinity issue. The KotOR games were meant to run on single-core CPUs.
Since you have a multi-core CPU and you're using XP, you're going to have set affinity to a single CPU core every time you launch the game. How I do it is to open Task Manager (right-click on the Taskbar at the bottom of Windows' desktop and select "Task Manager") and click on the "Processes" tab. Check the "Show processes for all users" box if it isn't already and then launch the game. Once you get to the game's main menu, hit the Windows key to get back to the desktop and look for the game's executable (swkotor.exe/swkotor2.exe) in the Task Manager under the "Processes" tab. When you find it, right click on it, select "set affinity" and uncheck every box but "CPU 0" and hit "OK". Once you've done that, just hit the game's icon in the Taskbar and you should be good to go. Remember that you'll have to set CPU affinity like this every time you launch the game. Not doing this can cause the game to randomly crash.
You should also do the Dantooine lag fix:
I found a thread on the Gamespot forums where this problem is addressed. The proposed solution is to enable V-Sync under graphical options.
I have tried it and it seems to solve the problem, hope it works for you too.
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