Post tutorial RSS Increase Soulstorm RAM handle limit, only for 64x OS

We all know that DoW Soulstorm is a very old game, sure it was released in 2008 but it was an "expansion" for Dawn of War released in 2004, that makes it a 7year old game. So is not surprise that its components might be a bit outdated or even limited when interacting with the all new pc stuff, specifically the RAM usage. This tutorial will tell you how to increase the RAM usage limit of Soulstorm in order to run massive battles in mods like FoK or Pok without fearing CTDs.

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We all know that DoW Soulstorm is a very old game, sure it was released in 2008 but it was an "expansion" for Dawn of War released in 2004, that makes it a 7year old game. So is not surprise that its components might be a bit outdated or even limited when interacting with the all new pc stuff, specifically the RAM usage. This tutorial will tell you how to increase the RAM usage limit of Soulstorm in order to run massive battles in mods like FoK or Pok without fearing CTDs.

By default Soulstorm has a limit of 2GB RAM usage, this might be just enough for the original game but for mods like FoK and Pok that adds twice or even more art content, the application starts to falter and eventually crashes, specially when playing on big maps where it loads the content of many races plus the map stuff. So what will follow is how to increase that 2GB limit to 4GB on 64x windows OS (either 7 or Vista)

First of all, make sure you have a 64x Operating System and that you have more than 2GB RAM, preferably 4GB or more.

Second, you need to download this little software needed to edit the executable (soulstorm.exe), CFF explorer: Ntcore.com

After downloading it open the CFF explorer and top left click on 'file', then 'open' (or just on the big folder image beneath it)
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a new window should open, browse to your DC(or Soulstorm or any other game) .exe and double click it or click it and then open
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on the left side there should be a list, under 'Nt Headers' should be "File Header' click once on it. now in the panel on the right, all the way to the right bottom there should be 'Click here' click it :P
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finally a small window will open with a bunch of options u can check or uncheck, look for 'App can handle >2GB address space' and check it. then click Ok and save it ('file' top left, then 'Save'.)
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Tutorial originally written by Chompster at FoK Forums

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Chompster
Chompster

didnt expect it would be put up here lol

hope it helps! and share it where ever people are asking

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Excogitatoris-Logica
Excogitatoris-Logica

I'm gonna put this here where it can be seen:
Repeat the same process done on the game executable with rsss.dll (located in the Soulstorm directory). This one can also run out of memory and cause crashes.

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Guest
Guest

I do not have "rsss.dll" in the records soulstrom

How I made ​​the shot?

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scruffy2737
scruffy2737

THANKS!

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KelThuzad0398
KelThuzad0398

I tried this, but it doesn't seem to work with Soulstorm through Steam. Any way to get it to work there?

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Lord_Cylarne
Lord_Cylarne

Can you by any chance update the images (bad 404 error) and link (not to be found)? Thank you.

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Mighty_Guy
Mighty_Guy

Tried this, but it didn't work. It said "Error: Steam Error Code 51"

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Zeidra_Senester
Zeidra_Senester

it doesn't work with steam version !

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Guest
Guest

It actually ran perfectly for me :/

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Talic
Talic

Me three, steam starts throwing errors.

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Firstborne
Firstborne

I'm afraid I couldn't get the changes to save, even when ran as administrator, and after changing the file to a non-read only file. :(

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Garnithor
Garnithor

This does only work if you have a nonsteam verison...

Steam looks if the .exe was modified in some way and blocks the game from running.

Its supposed to stop cheating but in this case it is just frustrating

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wariax
wariax

Hey,

I still have problems with crushing. I've done exactly as is written in that tutorial. I try to do the same on rsss.dll but.... I don't have rsss.dll, where can I find it? Pls help.....

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SOS_PL
SOS_PL

Hello
I have the following problem:

I I have orignal, non-steam Polish language version of Soulstorm updated to 1.2 with polish version patches ( I know. Truly ancient tech ;) )

II
I installed the newest UA 1.73.4, the Deamons Mod updated to 1.5 and Tyranids for Soulstorm 0.52b. Installation goes totaly fine. Zero problems

III
I am in the Soulstorm menu and try to change game mode into UA. Wont work no matter what. Admin mode doesn't help. I get an window telling me that the mod faild to run, or similar.

Any suggestions ? I really want to play the new version online :<

- Your long time player ( since Dark Crusade version )

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Helclaeynn
Helclaeynn

You will probably need the Objective points module for these mods to run.

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srpskidow
srpskidow

I do all of that steps one by one 232 times and still loading slow, i have i7 intel, 8 gb ddr3 of ram, and ati radeon 5670 video card, can u contact me on facebook please, or somebody else... Add me *** friend pls Facebook.com

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zagy20
zagy20

THANK YOU !!! i got tired of those CTD-s all the time on 8p maps .works like a charm now.

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DESECRATEDJ44
DESECRATEDJ44

whenever i go save the file. its says cannot overwrite original file. so i go to save the file under a different name. then its says you do not have permission to save this file here contact the administrator for permission. the only thing is i am the administrator ?? any help

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unsociallobster
unsociallobster

Try using Right click, then open as administrator.

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Smoth
Smoth

All the images are down :(

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DoMiNaNt_HuNtEr
DoMiNaNt_HuNtEr

IMAGES ARE DOWN

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fatcat234
fatcat234

This works great on other games too

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FLAYTREP
FLAYTREP

this program does not work, I still observe a drop in performance

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