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Old 07-22-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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Lightbulb A possible solution for all the various graphics problems (and stuttering movies)

1.Hit your Winkey + R.
2.Type in dxdiag.
3.Go to the display tab and disable directdraw and direct3d acceleration.

Walla!

(It worked for me, before I had both botched up graphics in everything but windows mode, and then movies would stutter. Now it works perfectly.
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:49 PM   #2
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Ummm... Doesn't that just turn on software mode?

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Old 07-25-2007, 01:45 PM   #3
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Well, for me software mode makes all 3d objects turned into lines skewed all over the screen. 3d acceleration, for me at least, equals no 3d objects. Maybe it some driver bug with the Geforce 8800 GTS
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:37 PM   #4
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Software mode works fine for me and my 8800GTS... no so good for Direct3D mode though!

It's weird that you have to go to those lengths to get the game to work. Maybe you should update your drivers?

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Old 08-02-2007, 08:16 PM   #5
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Well, this is what my game looks like, and I'm running an 8800GTX.

Hardware mode.

Software mode.
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:06 PM   #6
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good lord!
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:55 PM   #7
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yikes! well considering that software mode shouldn't be using the 3d bits of your gfx card at all, what os and processor are you guys running? I've no idea what could cause something like that in software mode...??

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Old 08-05-2007, 10:14 AM   #8
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I'm using XP Pro, with SP2. My processor is a C2D 6700.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:55 AM   #9
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Probably overly-obvious here, but anything is worth trying.

Run it under windows 95 compatibility mode

Right click the process in task manager, set processor affinity to 1

I can't imagine these being the problem. Definitely looks like a GPU issue...

See if it runs under OLDER video drivers. Alot of updates murder old games... But then, you have old drivers. Bleh.
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:30 AM   #10
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Well, this is what my game looks like, and I'm running an 8800GTX.

Hardware mode.

Software mode.
i have the same problem as this person, i am running an 8800 GTS. The same problem with older drivers. When I disabled directdraw/direct3d I can successfully run in software mode. But it looks bad! is there a solution to running this game successfully with 3d acceleration?
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:18 PM   #11
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after some investigation, it seems turning of the 32-bit Z buffer has been a fix for direct3d problems in the past. problem is, i can't that option anywhere in rivatuner for my 8800.
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:45 PM   #12
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I wonder if altering all the settings in the NVidia control panel will change anything?

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Old 09-05-2007, 10:20 AM   #13
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Has anyone discovered a way to make Grim work with 8800s yet?

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Old 09-13-2007, 09:05 PM   #14
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Same problem here.

I have a 8600m, and I run through the same exact issue.

Disabling dual cores does not work.
Running in Compatibility mode does not work
changing desktop resolution and color depth does not work.
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:13 PM   #15
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I'm afraid flyn is correct. Going into DXDIAG and disabling Direct Draw fixes these problems. It's not the same as running in software mode, as this fixes problems.

Yay...time to play now!
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:32 PM   #16
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Does Thrik have an answer for this?

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Old 10-23-2007, 07:13 PM   #17
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Bump, because I still can't play properly
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