Hi, I have a 2.7Ghz P4, 1024MD DRR, running windows XP and a ATI 128 MB 9700 Pro graphics card. Just loaded up Half Life 2, but there is a really annoying checkered effect in the background and on the other characters faces any time I move. I downloaded the 4.12 beta cataylst driver from ATI but still cannot get rid of this REALLY annoying problem. Can anyone help?................pleazzzzzzzzzzzzze:confused: Postman
Your rendering pipeines are bad. Where did you buy your card? Are you sure its not a modified Radeon 9500? Are you overclocking? There is no way to fix the problem without buying a new card.
its the card, yeah. when did you get it? maybe its time to get a new one
Buy Nvidia, ATI sux.
I have a similar problem. I have a 1.2 gig, win xp, 640 ram, with a ATI Radeon 9800. Game runs great exepect for I will get very strange checkered effects randomley. But If I change the resolution or a graphics setting the checkers will go away for awhile. My 9800 Pro is only 2 months old, not overclocked. So I really doubt it's a failing graphics card. Any ideas, settings that you guys think might help very annoying. Please help!!!
Thou art not alone. I have a 9600 128MB Radeon and encounter exactly the same problem. Fiddling with the advanced settings can cause a temporary reprieve from the problem but it WILL come back. Earlier on in the game I found that moving from one 'load' section to the next would also cure the problem but this has now ceased to be. THe problem actually gets worse the further through the game you get. So for those who so knowingly claim that all our graphics cards are dying, I beg to differ. I have JonH from the Steam Help Squad currently looking into the problem but I had to go through all the patronizing initial 'cures' first. Now we're getting into the nitty gritty of it. Interesting to hear that using the older Catalyst drivers makes no difference. I have yet to try using the older Catalyst drivers and perhaps now I won't bother. I installed the new ones before I started HL2. Oddly enough, I haven't seen any of the same problem within CS Source. Curious eh?
K have the same problem with my Powercolor 9600xt but.........would you like to know more? (suspense)..
Im able to play the game fine on Omega drivers the one with Catalyst 4.9 drivers, no problem what so ever and the game runs on desent framrate (not as good as the 4.12 with the problem).
Not overclocking, would be doubtfull the card is failing as all my other games work....Doom 3, MOHPS..etc. How ever I have had this problem with Halo when it came out. A friend of mine fixed it just before he went back to Italy. He added some text to the .exe file and it worked fine. Unfortunitly as hes in Italy he cant fix it this time. :bawl:
Fair play, I've switched to the Omega drivers too, the 4.10 Catalyst Beta version and the problem has disappeared. Marvellous. I agree, FPS is not quite as high and I've dropped a couple of the advanced video settings to make up for it, but it makes me feel so much happier. Good call on the Omega.