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I get this everytime I try to play, can i get some help?
Also.. this is a legit copy of the game. It breaks my heart I can't play it frown.gif
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frown.gif nothing? I can't even find it on google ^_-
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It cant work with over 4Gb of memory, and changing MaxMem in msconfig was a suggestion.
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Problem Resolution:

1. Open the start menu
2. Click Run...
3. Type 'msconfig' and hit ENTER
4. Look for the Boot tab (this should be the 2nd tab from the left)
5. Click Advanced Options...
6. Tick the box beside Maximum Memory and set the number to a high amount (I set mine to 4096)
7. Reboot and run Zoo Tycoon 2 again
Don't yell at me if it breaks your pc somehow.
Supposedly installing extinct animals fixes it as well.
Edited by AMDPhenomX4 - 4/24/11 at 6:10pm
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It cant work with over 4Gb of memory, and changing MaxMem in msconfig was a suggestion.

Don't yell at me if it breaks your pc somehow.
Supposedly installing extinct animals fixes it as well.

Thanks, I guess I won't play it if I have to do that, I wish someone knew a fix that would allow me to play without doing that :/ thinking.gif
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Originally Posted by adamkatt;13259005 
Thanks, I guess I won't play it if I have to do that, I wish someone knew a fix that would allow me to play without doing that :/ thinking.gif

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4837614&Sku=C13-8220

there

buy that and u can play (:

i hope i helped you out!!! (:

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By any chance did you disable pagefile?
Might be worth a shot to put 1gb set just in case.
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It cant work with over 4Gb of memory, and changing MaxMem in msconfig was a suggestion.

He can always remove the 2gb stick when he wants to play. tongue.gif
Though I never heard of having too much memory before...
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By any chance did you disable pagefile?
Might be worth a shot to put 1gb set just in case.



He can always remove the 2gb stick when he wants to play. tongue.gif
Though I never heard of having too much memory before...

Yeah, its odd that this would have a 4GB problem but I bet the problem comes from getting an out of range number when checking the amount of memory. Or the way Windows deals with greater than 4GB's causes issues with the method used to check the memory in Zoo Tycoon 2.

Maybe I should give this a shot when I get home. At least the problem is easier to fix than Industry Giant 2 needing to be run virtually on a non-64-bit OS because the patch I need to run the game on an Nvidia card greater than the 6XXX series can't be installed in 64-bit. Talk about jumping through hoops.
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