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18 WOS Amercan Long Haul

I've installed the game and wont let me play: Prism3D Engine have encountered a problem. Please help me!!! THANKS

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  • TJ15 Dec 09, 2008

    somebody needs to answer us, mine also says that prism3D engine encounterd a problem

  • Blue2Night Dec 26, 2008

    I can play the game but it randomly stops (crashes)saying the problem is a Prizm3d engine has stop working and then shuts the game down. I have to save about every 2 minutes so not to have to strat over. I can restart the game but continues to stop with a prism3d engine stop working. Help if you can


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Please try applying the patch for this game located here:

If this does not help, ensure your computer meets the system requirements.

While I dont know your computer, many games crash on built in video because there is no support for hardware transform and lighting which many games require to run these days.

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