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#1 11 years ago

May as well ask this question again... I can't get my videos to load. The game works fine, and I hear the audio, but the Cinematics will not work. I get... Sort of a half boxed Z.

I have Direct X 9.0, or maybe even higher, and I added -dxlevel 90 to my thinger, and still nothing works. I have an ATI Radeon 9250, and slightly over 1GB for ram. I have no idea why I get this error. Suggestions?




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#2 11 years ago

Make sure your graphics drivers are up to date. I beleive that will fix your problem (also try revalidating your game cache if you have the Steam Version)




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#3 11 years ago

I do have the steam version, however, I ... can't update to the latest drivers.

Every time I try, something goes wrong. Either a virus installs somehow, or my computer just suddenly gets REALLY laggy, and then nothing will work.




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#4 11 years ago

Virus scan? :P




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#5 11 years ago
Carrick;3683191Virus scan? :P

I don't own any virus software. I never had a problem with viruses before. Last time I tried to update my drivers (Off the actual Microsoft website) I had to do a system restore to fix it. =(




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#6 11 years ago

...you don't have ANY antivirus/firewall software? AT ALL?!? Are you crazy?

Fact: With no firewall/antivirus, within 15 minutes of your computer being connected to the internet you are probably being subjected to hackers/virus'/spyware and more.

Honest to god, what were you thinking?

AVG Free Advisor: Free anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-malware tools

Go. GO NOW.




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#7 11 years ago

Haha... I didn't say I had no firewall =P

I use a network router. The router has a built-in firewall. Also: AVG only works so long as the trial is available. I had to uninstall AVG because it refused to delete something it found on my computer.

I understand that not having any antivirus software is bad, but in all honesty, my computer has run fine for the last year and a half. My only issues came when I tried to update my video drivers. =(




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#8 11 years ago

Well that version of AVG is the free 'non trial' version. It's not got some of the features of the trial that you probably tried, but atleast it's an antivirus.

So download the free AVG and don't uninstall it. It's very worth your while, even if you haven't had any issues. Just because you don't see them doesn't mean they aren't there. For all you know, you could have a bunch of keyloggers on your system which is a major major security flaw that you would never be aware of. They can take things like passwords, usernames and even credit card information.

Spyware will never be visible to you, but will slow your internet connection down considerably if you let it. What they do is take information on what sites you go to and then send it back to their host server which surprisingly enough sucks up bandwidth. I mean, safe browsing will reduce the chances of getting things like that but you can never be fully protected.

Just an example or two of how virus' and the like dont necessarily need to be blindingly obvious, stare you in the face kind of things. Something extremely subtle can wreak absolute havoc if you let it.

Router Firewalls aren't all they're cracked up to be by the way, I would seriously recommend running one locally. It's not like they're hard to find, go to a software reveiws site and find some good free firewalls. There really are tons. All the networks I use have a router with a firewall (infact nearly all routers have firewalls as standard and essentially everyone I know uses local firewalls on top of that). (I may be wrong here as I'm not entirely sure) but router firewalls do not protect from virus' and things like hackers, or what your computer wishes to allow internet access to (adware and spyware trying to suck up bandwidth? Virus's sending back information about your credit cards?). They simply block direct port connections and, 'clumbsy' hacking. A router firewall is essentially an extremely basic firewall. (they also don't get updates)




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#9 11 years ago

Certain games I play require firewalls to be DOWN in order to host games. That's why I don't have a local firewall.




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#10 11 years ago

Ok then. I just updated my drivers, with no problems, and the videos STILL will not play.




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