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#1 16 years ago

I have Amd 500, enough memory and my video card is the Viper II with Open GL actualized drivers, but after the presentation of the electricity torture, just before the soldier puts the lever down, the game crashes and exits to windows in 640x480. weird? Can you help me? Thanks;)




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#2 16 years ago

Here's your answer. Look at the system requirements for RTCW. This game has the highest requirements of any game to date. I am sorry to tell you that a 500mhz processor just won't cut it for this game. I suggest a minimun of:

AMD 800hmz ATI Radeon 7200 or better (this game needs much video memory, and 32mb is barely enough. 64 or more is better) 128mb RAM (256 or more will improve performance)

I recommend a video card that is more powerful than the Gforce2, and forget about anything from 3Dfx. I have used those cards, and they were king in their day, but they don't cut it anymore. Unitl recently, I was using an ATI Radeon 7200 with 32mb DDR and it ran great at 800x600, however, if I played on a large map for a long time (an hour or more) the lack of vid memory would make the game become choppy. 64mb would have solved this. My new card is a Gforce4 Ti 4600 (most powerful made as of this writing) and I can play RTCW multiplayer at 1280x1024 with ave. of 80-90 fps. This card is incredible. I suppose it would go even highrer if I would be satisfied with 50 fps. Anyway, you need a more powerful machine. Although I prefer ATI as a manufacturer (more performance per dollar with thier cards), I went all-out for this one because I wanted absolute performance.

Your only solution is to upgrade. Sorry, but your PC is not quite up to the task of running RTCW very well. :-(




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#3 16 years ago

Long live ATI (I'll probably get shot for that one by the Nvidia loyalists) ATI 8500 128ddr has been a great card for me. This is going to sound funny cause its the only thing other than company history that I can say regarding ATI vs. Nvidia but in anandtech or tom's hardware one or the other, the benchmarket tests were better in every game on Nvidia's side EXCEPT for R T C W !!!!! I knew I bought that card for SOME reason. But theyre both going to kick ass. :beer:




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#4 16 years ago

Umm i have to object to a 500mhz being the very least u need to run wolfenstein... My uncle has tons of older comps such as old pentium 2 400mhz 256megs of sdram running at a bus speed of 100mhz it runs great the video card its got is a Geforce 2 mx 400 it bechmarks great it runs the game at all the high standards so the cpu isnt the answer the answer is get the best drivers for your video or just go to the store and buy a new video card....I got a new one recently and it was the Geforce 4 ti 4200se 128 meg i get dang good frame rated most of mine average around 178 my video card didnt cost me that much but as i said before the Geforce 2 MX 400 is like 70 bucks now and it runs wolfenstein at 1024x768 fine with everything tunred up its frame rates can be low at times but i think its because i have the graphics turned way too far up for it at times but we compared the look of it to my uncles new card Geforce 4 ti 4600 and my 4200se the only thing we saw was manly load times and a few glitches here and there...but gettin a new graphics card will help out so much so try one of the things that we said in this replys and tell me wut worked and wut didnt and i will try to find some more info on this situation and no the geforce cards are not overclocked i got asked that a few times so So as |WOW|IRONMAN said need to upgrade your system.....start with the video card and work your way up thats the way u build game machines to this and i will give you some more info on this.....laterz all have fun playing RTCW !

and about the Geforce 4 ti 4600 i know it gets better frame rates then that hehe type this in yur console while in wolfenstein /com_maxfps 185 or even higher if u want too try that and u will be amazed at wut yur card can do

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#5 16 years ago

Hey wolfer, does the game run on the "Recommended" settings?




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#6 16 years ago

the 400mhz one runs on 1024x 768 compress textures on and everyhting turned up as high as it will go except character detail is turned down to high not extreme and its frams range from 30 to o lets say 120 hehe It rareley lags or gets glitchy the only time i have seen it get bad was when it was a beach on my server and my friend Venom X was throwing over a billion air raids all at one time thats when it started to go down to nuttin like 12 frames and stuff...but so far its a good little rtcw machine if anything else u need or want to know reply again thanx

And maybe thats all he needs to do is make it recomended settings maybe some apg aperature size messin with and then if that wont help i will get him some command like com_hunkmegs which makes wolfenstein use system memory to store the maps manly on and other textures o well write again peeps

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#7 16 years ago

Yes, my beater Pentium II 400 mhz game machine will run RTCW very well with its GF 2 400mx card,, 64 mb.. I highly recommend this budget card for an upgrade if you have a newer stock HP that has an APG slot available. The improvement will be worth the small expense. For being an older computer, this 400 mhz stripped down gamer does a very impressive job. We can even run Soldier of Fortune II on it with excellent performance, even though the min requirements for that game is a 450 mhz!

If you have an old computer hand me down, put a budget GF 2 video card in it, a cheap Netgear NIC card and you are set for some great network gaming. Great when friends pop over... they can leave their computers home.

Jeff