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solidus10121

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#1 9 years ago

I have a really serious problem. I've played this game on my comp before with no problem, but I stopped and uninstalled it. Now I install and try to play it, but it's all f'ed up! When it starts out on the main menu, the moon is missing and it's completely white. I play it, everything is on a negative scale for color! It lags like a storm and I can play a little bit until it crashes.

I'm running Vista Home Premium, 1gb ram, 250gb hard drive - Service Pack 2 32 bit Graphics Driver - Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family

Here are a couple screen shots to let u see for yourself. Doom3-1.jpg?t=1244465001Doom3-3.jpg?t=1244465049




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#2 9 years ago

You have an integrated graphic card. I think that's the problem. Do you have a desktop computer there or a laptop? If you have desktop computer, best thing you can do is to get a proper graphic card and use it instead of an integrated one. If you have a laptop, there's not much you can do. You can try updating your graphic drivers. Say, did you make any alterations to your system since the last time you played the game?

Also, since you're using Vista, try this:

  • go to the folder where you installed the game and locate .exe file
  • right click on it and choose Properties
  • go to Compatibility tab
  • enable Compatibility mode and set it for Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
  • disable Desktop Composition
  • enable running with Administrative priviledge level
  • click OK and try running the game directly from that .exe file



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#3 9 years ago

You could try manually forcing a change to the renderer command, by changing "r_renderer best" to "r_renderer arb2" or some of the other variables for that command, followed by "vid_restart". I managed to find a better one for my laptop and got Quake 4 looking a little better, with proper normalmaps. "Best" is supposed to auto-detect, but it doesn't always.




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#4 9 years ago

Tricorder;4910483You have an integrated graphic card. I think that's the problem. Do you have a desktop computer there or a laptop? If you have desktop computer, best thing you can do is to get a proper graphic card and use it instead of an integrated one. If you have a laptop, there's not much you can do. You can try updating your graphic drivers. Say, did you make any alterations to your system since the last time you played the game?

Also, since you're using Vista, try this:

  • go to the folder where you installed the game and locate .exe file
  • right click on it and choose Properties
  • go to Compatibility tab
  • enable Compatibility mode and set it for Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
  • disable Desktop Composition
  • enable running with Administrative priviledge level
  • click OK and try running the game directly from that .exe file

I'm running off of a desktop computer and I probably won't get a new graphics card either. I will say again that I did play it on this comp before without a problem. I did set the file for compatibility, but it works on Windows 2000 compatibility(don't ask me why). I also tried to run the install as an administrator, but the problem still shows.

I found a problem command when it starts up and when it loads into the game and this photo is what that is. I hope it helps identify the problem better. Doom33.jpg?t=1244675209




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#5 9 years ago

have you updated to the latest doom 3 version? If you have you might need to use an earlier version as they might have changed something that made it incompatible.




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#6 9 years ago

Are you using some mod? Anything that alters the game in any way?




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#7 9 years ago
Tricorder;4913704Are you using some mod? Anything that alters the game in any way?

I didn't install ANY mod when i got this installed. I only installed and updated it to 1.3.1

I though it might have been some file corruption when I installed it, so I manually installed it, taking the game packs and adding the key on it, but the problem shows too. I also ran the install with McAfee disabled in every way possible, but that didn't work either. Ive' installed and updated to the 1.3 patch, but it still shows.

I also was surfing the net for this problem and found a very similar problem ForumPlanet - Topic - Missing textures (everything is black)

Should I see if uninstalling and reinstalling my graphics card works? I never really done that before, will it mess up anything important?




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#8 9 years ago

Reinstalling the graphic drivers is easy and shouldn't mess up anything. I'm not sure if the same method works on Vista, but here's how you do it on XP:

  • right click My Computer and choose Properties
  • go to Hardware tab and click Device Manager
  • look under Display adapters and select your graphic card
  • right click it and choose Uninstall
  • reboot computer when asked to do so

When the Windows loads, your graphic card should automatically be detected as a new hardware and you should be asked to install the drivers. I'm not sure if it'll make any difference, but I suggest you to find and download the newest avaible version before reinstalling. If you do that, you can simply install them over the existing ones. Once again, you will have to reboot your computer when the driver installation completes. Good luck.




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#9 9 years ago

It's a very nerve racking process when it sets the aspect ratio smaller. I got it reinstalled, restarted, and it still doesn't work. Could it be a Direct X issue?




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#10 9 years ago

Maybe. What's your current version? Could you post a full DirectX report here, please?