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#1 10 years ago

Hello, I've just recently re-installed jedi academy on my computer, and I tried playing single player and noticed the first level to be all messed up. The problem starts in the first little movie, you can see this grass landscape and it flashes over the image of the first movie on and off really fast. Then when i start the level it seems to follow my player everywhere i go and covers everything except my players head. However, the level is definitlely still there and if i look straight up I can look through the bottom of this landscape thing and its invisible. This is kind of confusing to explain, sorry. I went through and updated all of the video related drivers on my system, directx, video card, monitor and such. Ive also spent hours fooling with the video options in JA. The one thing i did notice however is that in directx diagnosis, when i try to test the direct draw it freezes when it gets to fullscreen. so i tried running the game windowed and its the same problem so im not sure if there really is a problem with directx because my system runs other games fine, such as raven shield. Here are the pictures, hope you can help!!

This first picture is the first cutscene when it is in the ship, i caught it when the hills were in the way...

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here is the actual level, i took this one right at the beginning ja2.jpg

now here is me looking up and it kind of goes away ja3.jpg

so... if youre still with me... any help would be appreciated.




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#2 10 years ago

Well this is really weird. Could you tell us what graphic card and OS you have? Have you tried reinstalling the game again? Did you put something in your "Base" folder that might cause game to behave this way (some .pk3 file)?




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#3 10 years ago

I have windows XP and a Nvidia geforce4 MX 440 with AGP8x.

I tried re-installing several times, and i thought about having something in base so i re installed to a completely different folder and still the same. I just don't understand. I used to play this game on this SAME computer all the time. Nothing has really changed since then, about a year ago maybe. I was thinking maybe upgrading a driver to a version that was newer maybe caused some in-compatability but i dont know if that even makes sense.




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#4 10 years ago

Your drivers could be too new for such old graphic card. Have you tried reverting to some older version? Jedi Academy troubleshooter suggests version 41.09 for GeForce 4 MX 440 graphic cards , but that will most likely hinder your computer`s ability to run newer games , so you might try some newer version first. I suggest version 93.71 , but there`s a good chance that you`ll have to try several versions between 41.09 and 93.71 until you find the right one. If the problem persists , I suggest getting newer graphic card.




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#5 10 years ago

Ah, i will try that. My brother is giving me his old computer tomorrow, so hopefully i wont even have to try to fix this anymore. Thanks for the input though. I may try some different drivers now just to see if it fixes it.

This computer has had a history of hardware problems, so it may just be my computer. It crashes every now and then, and I've always thought that there was something wrong with the video card. Thanks again for helping.




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#6 10 years ago

You are welcome. If you need more help , just ask. :cool: