I do not know what is going on here. Hope someone can help me. When I am playing overload. The map flickers and things dissaper and reaper. Gives me a big head ach. I have the latest video drivers installed. I set the graphics all the way low. I am running OS XP pro, my video card is Nvidia Geforce2 GTS Pro 64MB. 900 AMD Athlon, 512MB ram.
24th October 2002
Sorry to say this but it could be the case that your comp is simply too slow to handle UT2004...
Sorry I need to re-say something. Its not playing overload, but onslaught and death-match, Playing more and different maps and game type its all the same. Sorry about that. Also the map is like.... flashing. That would better describe it. Thanks for your reply Veritgo. I was affaid someone might say that 100Mhz will make that big a a differance. :( I also play Star Wars Battlefront. That also reg. the same prosseser speed. I have no issues with it and I am able to play fine. I also tried to install the new patch but for some reason it wont update. I extracted all the files to the UT2004 Dir.
Well after 6 days, I must say I can not fix the problem. AT all the millions of people out there I am the only one with this problem or no one knows a way to help me. Please educate me why 100Mhz would make a BIG differance in playing. Well I feel speacial.
24th October 2002
It probably wouldn't, it's just that overall the computer doesn't have a lot of processing power. The graphics card was outdated years ago, and while the ram is fine (but not ideal by any means, 1gb is recommended), the CPU can't begin to make up for the obsolete graphics card. If you were to upgrade, you should do both the card AND the cpu (and from what I understand, new cpus often require a new motherboard too). 2ghz CPU, GeForce ti4600 and 512mb/1gb ram would be the minimum system spec I would recommend for UT2004. Of course, it could be a completely unrelated problem, but even if you could get UT2004 to run properly, it would be hideously slow.
:bawl: Thanks for the info. Yea I need a whole new motherboard. Its already maxed out with the CPU. Didn't know my graphics card was outdated. God I feel old as my computer now. :D
15th September 2004
Just a quick financial tip: look into a barebones computer kit. These are computers that come with a new processor and motherboard and some RAM and a basic on-board sound and video card, and maybe a hard drive that's about it. The processor and motherboard will be good, but you will probably have to buy more ram and a newer video card to go with the barebones kit (unless it comes with a good one anyway: If it is not ATI or NVIDIA, chances are it is not good). A barebones kit itself will only run you a few hundered dollars, and you do not get all of that software you may never use if you buy a computer from a manufacturer. The downside is that you will have to install the operating system yourself onto the new hard drive that comes with the computer, unless you know how to change hard drives out from your old computer, and in that case you have to change the drivers for all of you hardware.
Some manufacturer computers are cheap, but don't expect many good parts. Sometimes, they come with much less than they need to run themselves at a decent speed.
In short, If you want to save some money and have the know-how to install computer parts and programs, a barebones kit will probably be the best investment for your money, but look around everywhere else also and do the math (power vs. quality vs. price vs. what you really need).
Quick note: As far as I know, these are the most up-to-date parts available for computers Processor: They have made it to 3Mhz now. Ram: 1GB DDR (DDR is better than SDR but more expensive) Video Card: ATI RADEON 9800 or NVIDIA GeForce 5600 (maybe 5700 I am not exactly sure). I don't pay much attention to sound cards. For computers, I usually care more about graphics than sound. Hard Drives: 200 - 300 GB but you may not need that much space. CD/DVD Drives: not sure really. I guess 48x 24x 48x CD-RW and Not sure of speeds DVD+-RW drives (last i know of). Monitors: not sure. Speakers: not sure. USB (make sure you have these and at least 2-4 of them) - 2.0 (HI-Speed) Ethernet Card: 10/100/1000 is the highest I know of. Modem: Always 56k but dial-up sucks especially for gaming. Go broadband if you can if you haven't already. Other stuff not important for gaming
Also, RAM upgrades will give you the best overall speed boosts.
Hope this helps.