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Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby Nibbler » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:15 am

Hi Folks.
I try to play call of cthulhu on my XBOX but evertime after the Game is loaded and ready to play, it freezes my xbox.

So i get to the main Menue of the game , then it says " press start " , then a little bit of loading and after 2-3 secons FREEZE

I tryed numerous Isos, deleting the E: Chache, Deleting the files in X,Y,Z ....
Still, Only Call of Cthulhu freezes my XBOX.

I try to get the Game on an Original Disc, but this can take a while.

Any Ideas ?
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby Anarchy42085 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:38 am

The copy i have came directly from my disc using dvd2xbox. i'll pull it from the box and put in on FD for you. hope it helps. it's ntsc version. working on it now, link to follow in the next half hour.

Edit: Half hour...ish. FD is uploading slow.
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby Nibbler » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:00 pm

Holy Cow, Thank you so much Anarchy !!!
I will try it.
Maybe its the G: partition.
(I have a 500GB inside, maybe call of Cthulhu hates that, all other games work, with one other exception, MYST 4 - Freezes right away)

Hmmmm, i want to play this game so bad.
I remember been excited for this game back then, but i have completly forgotten all about it.
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby Anarchy42085 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:04 pm

I can pull my copy of Myst 4 for you if you wanna try that too. :)

I really dont think it would matter which partition you put it on, thats never been an issue for me. I run on 2 triple 500gb xtender units and a 500gb xecuter 3 unit (all ver 1.6). thats 7 500's, I've never had an issue with partition selection, i have run into problems with the e:udata folder getting too many games in it.
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby Anarchy42085 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:37 pm

Here's Call of Cthulhu.I have myst pulled from the box, iso'd, and zipped for you but uploading is slow and i'm shutting down. i will upload tomorrow and send you a link then.

http://frd.li/c1cdfd869e1446d4c4684213002bfdad
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby ironsights87 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:45 pm

For what it's worth, just tested the copies I have that I got off here. Call of Cthulhu & Myst IV both load up fine and play fine for me. Sometimes simply re-downloading it will solve issues, or check for fixes under the Patches category or here:
viewtopic.php?f=33&t=50949
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby Anarchy42085 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:07 pm

Here's myst 4 too. started playing a game and it was done before i knew it. lol

http://frd.li/9d3f9a9ed41b8e6e530640a1efac6971
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby Nibbler » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:34 pm

Anarchy & Co. You Guy´s are awesome.

I will try the Call of cthulhu, and maybe Myst 4 too.

You know, i try´d Myst4 i guess 5 times. ( different souces for iso and region - still, same freeze )

i also try´d Call of Cthulhu a few time ( different sources ) - always freeze when loading the first chapter.

The thing is. Myst 4 never started for me. ( it hangs after pressing Myst4 in unleashx )
I had only one game that freezes mid game ( and that was a faulty Marvel vs capcom rip )

The strange thing is that in cthulhu the freeze appears after the game is already loaded.
(so, i thougt, ok downloading another iso would help) but still....

MY Xbox is a PAL 1.6 Crystal put into NTSC mode via ENIGMA.

Very Odd, and why Call of Cthulhu ( the game i always wanted to play ) and not Bruce Lee
( the xbox game ) , thats not fair ...... ;)
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby Rocky5 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:26 pm

Always patch the game with DVD2Xbox, just make sure ACL patching is enabled in the settings.
( or it does nothing, you can also patch the games via the file browser, no need to reinstall via a disc )

Most game uploaded here are just take straight from the disc or copied using UnleashX and that only patches 1 fatx check and the media allowed value.

Also note Cthulhu isn't compatible with v1.6+ Xbox if 480p is enabled, it will freeze.
( disable 480p and it will work fine )
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby Nibbler » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:07 pm

Freeze at same point :(

So my Xbox refuses to play Call of Cthulhu. Ohh, thats just great. :evil:
The Display is set to 480i
(for some reason 480i looks the best on my LG via HD Component Cables)

The Default.xbe is already patched by Anarchy, like the other 4 iso´s i tried.
Freezes always at same spot. (titlescreen, press start, loading , Freeze)
I used Qwix to Extract and FileZilla to Transfer. ( i know Qwix can Ftp too )

Anyway, HUGE SHOUT OUT to Anarchy for all the effort and time he took to help me.
You Sir are a LEGEND ! ;) and thanks to all the other cool guys here at ISOzone.com.

Maybe i find Call of Cthunhu on original disc soon or late but i guess its the same issue then.
(it was at least with myst 4. HDD or DVD(backup), it froze after a few seconds)

Anyyyyyway, i wont steal youre time any longer, i just want to say THANK YOU
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby Rooftop » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:36 pm

I have experienced that a very few xbox games will only run if you have set the region right.
So if you are on a pal xbox and want to play a pal game, you have to set pal videomode.
Like wise with some ntsc games, they freeze if you have the videmode set to pal.
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby viperxl2 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:41 pm

What are you using to upload the files to the Xbox? I've had freak instances of games never working when being FTPd by FileZilla.
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby Nibbler » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:59 am

Interesting Stuff.

The Console is Set to NTSC ( via Enigma ) NTSC and Pal version Frezze on the same spot.

I Use Filezilla to transfer files, what else should i use ?
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby Nibbler » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:25 am

A MIRACLE !!!!

I used Qwix instead of FZilla and those games that froze WORK !!!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS !!!
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby Nibbler » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:04 pm

Rocky5 wrote:Always patch the game with DVD2Xbox, just make sure ACL patching is enabled in the settings.
( or it does nothing, you can also patch the games via the file browser, no need to reinstall via a disc )

Most game uploaded here are just take straight from the disc or copied using UnleashX and that only patches 1 fatx check and the media allowed value.

Also note Cthulhu isn't compatible with v1.6+ Xbox if 480p is enabled, it will freeze.
( disable 480p and it will work fine )



Hi Rocky5

The game works flawless on my 1.6 Crystal Xbox (NTSC via Enigma) 480p and 720p checked.
No freeze at all.
There is even a Widescreen patch for it.

For games like Panzer Dragoon Orta, Jet Set Future & a few more, there are fixes for every game on the 1.6 xbox in 480p.

Greetings Nibbler
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby Rocky5 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:10 pm

Nibbler wrote:
Rocky5 wrote:Always patch the game with DVD2Xbox, just make sure ACL patching is enabled in the settings.
( or it does nothing, you can also patch the games via the file browser, no need to reinstall via a disc )

Most game uploaded here are just take straight from the disc or copied using UnleashX and that only patches 1 fatx check and the media allowed value.

Also note Cthulhu isn't compatible with v1.6+ Xbox if 480p is enabled, it will freeze.
( disable 480p and it will work fine )



Hi Rocky5

The game works flawless on my 1.6 Crystal Xbox (NTSC via Enigma) 480p and 720p checked.
No freeze at all.
There is even a Widescreen patch for it.

For games like Panzer Dragoon Orta, Jet Set Future & a few more, there are fixes for every game on the 1.6 xbox in 480p.

Greetings Nibbler


Mine freezes before the title screen when 480p is enabled.

There are no fixes so to speak to fix the scrambled issue v1.6 systems have. There is a work around and I made a script for XBMC that will scan your games and apply said workaround for all supported games.
( there are some games that will not work on a v1.6 Xbox with 480p enabled )

https://github.com/Rocky5/XBMC4Gamers/b ... ReadMe.txt
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Freezes XBOX (game specific freeze)

Postby HisDivineShadow » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:30 am

Interested in the mention of Myst 4.

There is only one Xbox (console exclusive) version, nominally US NTSC. It was never officially released in the UK or EU so there is no PAL version. But the game is genuinely region free ie. it will play even on unmodded Xbox PAL or NTSC. At the time I imported it I didn't know that and actually bought a chipped Xbox to be able to play it.

However Myst 4 does have one quirk which I also only found out much later after I played the game from an original imported game disc on that chipped v1.6 with Hitachi disc drive. The sound kept on hiccuping when a new picture 'node' loaded. I thought that was normal and played it all through like that. When I found out it played on an unmodded v1.2 and v1.1 Xbox without the sound problem I blamed it on the the chip then the v1.6.

Turned out neither was at fault: after I installed a bigger HDD and installed it to that even later I discover it played perfectly on the same v1.6. The culprit was actually the Hitachi disc drive.

Again I made a wrong assumption about that too, I thought it was specific to that particular disc drive but when, by pure chance, one of the used Xboxes I bought for spares had another Hitachi drive and that played Myst 4 from disc with the same sound problem.

AFAIK this is a unique Xbox game/disc drive issue, I never had anything even vaguely similar with any other game played on either of the Hitachi fitted Xboxes.
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