Hey guys, can someone please help me. When I start FEAR everything works perfectly but as soon as the mission starts I can't see anything. I have adjusted the GAMMA settings but still it doesn't work. What can be the problem?
Are your graphic drivers up to date? F.E.A.R. requires version 81.98 for NVIDIA cards and 6.1 for ATI cards (or newer in both cases , ofcourse). Maybe you selected display resolution that is supported by your graphic card but not by your monitor. That ends up in black screen. Also , maybe you enabled FSAA and Pixel Doubling at the same time. That is also known to cause black screen , but only on ATI Radeons. If none of this is the problem , please tell us your computer specs. CPU , RAM amount , graphic card (company , generation , VRAM amount and driver version) , DirectX version and OS.
Thnx Sabrina, ok I'm running:
Windows XP SP2 DirectX 10 ATI Driver Version 8.5 Gigabyte PCI-E M/Board, 2Gb DDR3 800 RAM, Gigabyte ATI Radeon X1600Pro 256Mb DDR2 4600 Dual Core AMD Athlone X2
I have tried playing around with the display settings but nothing I do seems to work.
Hmm... DirectX 10? I`m not sure how well it gets along with Win XP , but if your other games work fine , then it shouldn`t be the problem. I did some Googleing on your problem and found something that might help you. This is copy / paste from another site. Apparently , it worked for someone with the same problem like yours. If you already have ATI Control Panel installed , skip the first part. 1.- I downloaded and installed Ati Control Panel, this file: 5-11_xp-2k_dd_cp_wdm_27345.exe 2.- I went to the Ati Control Panel and into "ATI Display Settings" & clicked on the 3D-tab: a) Ticked Direct 3D b) Ticked "Use Custom Settings" c) In "Custom Settings"; # 2.0.1 "Antialiasing": - Slider IS set to 2X (Application Preference is NOT ticked) - Temporal Antialiasing is NOT ticked - Under "Maximum Resolution" "Quality" IS ticked # 2.0.2 "Anisotropic Filtering": - Application Preference is NOT ticked) - Slider IS set to 2X # 2.0.3 "Texture Preference": - Slider IS set to "High Performance" # 2.0.4 "Mipmap Detail Level": - Slider IS set to "High Performance" # 2.0.4 "Wait for Vertical Sync": - Slider IS set to "Always Off" d) SMARTSHADER effects IS set to "No effects" I hope this helps. Good luck.
OK, do I need to install the older display drivers as well or only Catalyst?
Catalyst drivers are display drivers for ATI cards , just like ForceWare drivers are display drivers for NVIDIA cards. I don`t think you need to install older drivers; just ATI Control Panel (if you haven`t yet).
Thnx Sabrina, I finally got it to work. I uninstalled the whole Catalyst and reinstalled from the disk I received with the card. I appreciate your help alot. I don't think I could have done it without your help. Thnx again
You are welcome. Glad to help. Altough I don`t think I did very much. Let`s hope you won`t have problems with newer games now that you reverted to older drivers.