I'm too cool to Post
10th July 2004
ok, im gonna race Hilary.. we start he BLOWS away cuz i got a crappy Sentinel.... then i cant see him anymore... in the end (at the construction area) it says that im 1st.... then i win nad it says MISSION FAILED! Hilary is dead. HEEELP! Then the screen goes pitchblack! nothin happens! :( HEEELP!
The Internet ends at GF
12th July 2004
Check the Rockstar Technical SUpport website. This question is listed under "Technical Support" section. NVM ill get it for you now. "The issue with Hilary dying during the race has most often turned out to be related to the graphical quality settings of some high-end graphics cards. Here are instructions for two of the most common graphics cards to change their settings to the default, or "baseline," configuration. This will most likely solve your problem. To figure out exactly what graphics card you have, do the following: -- Click on your "Start" button, then click on "Run..." -- Type in the word "dxdiag" in the text box, then click on OK or press the ENTER key on your keyboard. -- The program that starts is called the "Direct X Diagnostic Tool," and you can see the various components of your computer when you use it. If a "Yes or No" question appears, you can click either answer to progress past it, otherwise you can see a large window with tabs lined across the top. Click on the tab that says "Display." -- In the upper left hand corner of the screen is a section labeled "Device." In this section you can learn the NAME of the device as well as the MANUFACTURER. Look below for more detailed information about two of the possible most common graphics cards. FOR GEFORCE CARDS, MANUFACTURED BY NVIDIA: You may want to change your GeForce card磗 Performance and Quality settings while troubleshooting a problem which may be related to your display device. The below settings may help you. This information is current for the 44.03 series of drivers, officially released 2 May, 2003. You can access your GeForce Settings by right clicking on an open area of your Windows Desktop, then left clicking on "Properties" on the drop-down menu that appears. Once at the Display Properties window, click on the "Settings" tab, then click on the "Advanced..." button near the bottom right hand corner of the window. Once this next window appears, click on the tab that applies to your GeForce card (the name of your particular card will be shown on the tab itself). To get to the relevant settings for your GeForce card, open up the side panel tree menu; if you don磘 see it, click on the small green button on the left-hand side of the GeForce card panel, and the settings will be shown. Select the Performance & Quality Settings item in the menu. You should see at least two adjustable slider bars on this screen (three for some models, while some may have the top one "greyed out"). Change the slider for Image Settings to "High Performance" if possible. Change the Antialiasing slider to "Application." Change the slider for Anisotropic Filtering to "Application." Click on the "Apply" button in the bottom right hand corner of the window, and then "OK" to close it. FOR RADEON CARDS, MANUFACTURED BY A.T.I.: You may want to change your Radeon card磗 Main Settings while troubleshooting a problem which may be related to your display device. The below settings may help you. This information is current for the Catalyst 3.4 series of drivers, officially released 15th May, 2003. You can access your Radeon Settings by right clicking on an open area of your Windows Desktop, then left clicking on "Properties" on the drop-down menu that appears. Once at the Display Properties window, click on the "Settings" tab, then click on the "Advanced..." button near the bottom right hand corner of the window. Once this next window appears, click on the tab that applies to your "ATI Direct 3D" settings. The most important settings for you to check and change would be "Anisotropic Filtering" and SMOOTHVISION. Each of these should have the box for "Application Preference" checked. Other settings should be changed as follows: Texture Preference: High Performance (all the way to the left). Mipmap Detail Level: High Performance (all the way to the left). Wait For Vertical Sync: Application Preference (at center). TRUFORM: Application Preference (at center)." This is everything they said about how to fix the problem. Hope it helps. If not, maybe u can ask them through email (they take a long time to answer though).