okee dokee, well... I installed the game on my pc and ... well the menus were blue when I know they're supposed to be green. then I click instant battle under single player because I figure it might just be the menus. the battle screen shots are are blue and ****ed up. well I click a map... and once it loads up everything is black with blue planes and ect, couldn't see anything. it was really weird... so I reinstall and it won't even start. so i rinstall once again and it is back the way it was before! please help!
Hi Tun Tavern,
I am almost willing to put up money here that you have a TNT2 based Vid card. If you do I have bad news, TNT2 cards are not supported beause they don't have Hardware T&L Engines. Other cards that don't have T&L are also not supported, such as the Voodoo 5500. If you do have a T&L card get back to me with info on your hardware setup and I will have a rethink.
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OS: Windows XP Professional CPU: Duel Pentium 3 Video Card: Nvidia(don't knwo the spec. number) RAM: 512 or a gig Sound Card: Soundblaster DTS (forgot number)
anything else you need to know? just ask
Dual P3's aye? very nice indeedy, however this is one where we really need to know your Video card details. If you download 3Dmark2001 that has a system info button that will supply all the details of your system.
If you can do that for me we should have the data we need fairly quick. Here is the link:
You only need the free version (on the left just under PCmark2002). You can also use it to benchmark your system to see how well it stacks against other systems.
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I also am having the same problem. I have loaded the patch as well. My system is 600 athlon, 13 gig hd, soundblaster xgamer 5, ATI xpert2000, 250mb ram, XP windows with all new drivers installed. Any idea what the problem would be? I can play ALL other games I have tried from Allied assault, soldier of fortune, deltaforce 3 etc
I can say with no doubt at all that your problem is the video card. The ATI xpert2000 does not support hardware Transform and Lighting and will not work properly with BF1942. I suggest upgrading to a G4 MX440 as a budget solution - or if you have the money a Radeon 9700 or G4 4600Ti.
The in game effects, lighting etc rely on T&L (even the G4 MX440 missed out on some effects due to the lack of pixel shaders). This game uses more advanced features of the video cards and directX 8.1 than any other current game I am aware of. All the other games you mentioned (even MOHAA) allow for the use of vid cards without hardware T&L engines. It's quite likely that many future games will also start only supporting games with T&L considering that T&L has been out since the first GeForce256's came out, so a vid card upgrade will quite likely be a vital for serious gamers.
Sorry but that's the best I can do for you.
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so what is T&L and what card do you recommend and memory?
Your choice of video card should depend on several of factors, budget and need.
Keeping in mind that currently the only cards that fully support directX9 are the ATI Radeon 9700 buying anything less may seem pointless, in another few years you will have the same problem you have now, a card that no longer supports the latest video algorithms such as Pixel shading. Also Nvidia is coming out with a new range soon that will also support fully directX9. If money isn't a limiting factor then get a Radeon9700 or wait a few months and get the latest Nvidia card.
If money is a consideration get a Geforce4 MX440. The reasoning behind this is that these cards will handle all the latest games and are between a third and a quarter the price of the radeon's (and the same for the full GeForce4 4600's). you can buy one of these now and when you need to upgrade in 2 or 3 years get the then budget performer (probably by then a new radeon or nvidia Geforce5 MX model) and still end up paying less than half you the amount you would have done for the latest today.
When buying the card aim for minimum 64Mb of DDR vid ram, as no game at the moment requires more (that may change in the future but your card will still handle the games - just a bit slower). Also while 8X AGP is just emerging I don't think it is yet a serious consideration - to use 8X AGP you will need to replace your Mobo anyway.
I have a Geforce4 MX440. I aim my vid card upgrades to be just behind the leading edge and for the budget card of the top chipset. I upgraded my GeForce256 to a Gf2 MX400, and then a Gf4 MX440. I am quite happy with the performance and don't expect to upgrade for a while.
Also note ATI are just on the verge of releasing the budget versions of the new radeon's.
The choice is yours basically, budget or performance is always a personal thing so go the direction that appeals to you either performance wise or money wise.
You always feel that if you don't get the most expensive or highest reviewed card that you may lose out on some graphics abilities or game play. Boy I hate to have to upgrade $money wise but this game looks to be hottttttttttt! IS it worth the upgrade to play this game? IS it that good?
System Info Version: 2.2 Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Processors: 2 x Intel Pentium® III @ 702 MHz Graphics Card: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro Total Physical Memory: 672 MB Free Physical Memory: 480.30 MB Motherboard Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC. Motherboard Model: P2B-D