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4th Sep 03, 3:34 PM
about the geforce cards... are they all geforce 256?(which wont work) ... if not which geforce cards do work?
4th Sep 03, 3:36 PM
All geforce cards will work EXCEPT the very 1st one,which is the "Geforce 256"
4th Sep 03, 3:37 PM
Unfortunately I cannot get the Geforce 4-Go (Laptop Geforce) to run at a decent framerate.
Hopefully I will be able to resolve this, but don't necessarily expect this game to work on a laptop.
4th Sep 03, 3:40 PM
Why are you so miffed about the framerate on a laptop?
Most of em ain't spec to play games very well except those super expensive ones from Alienware.
4th Sep 03, 3:46 PM
I can run fine at 1024x7xx with quincunx AA and stuff on medium graphics on my Geforce 4 MX. HAHA DR BOMBACRATER
There are 15,341 demo dl's at fileplanet with an overall rating of 4.5 stars. wOOt.
4th Sep 03, 4:48 PM
I am surprised because it runs Rise of Nations, Impossible Creatures, Simcity 4 and other NEW games with no slowdown @ 1024x768
4th Sep 03, 5:15 PM
Again, try newer drivers for your vid card... if you check the HW2.log file you posted earlier, it's showing you with a funny driver version.
4th Sep 03, 7:27 PM
I can not believe how beautiful the game looks on my GF4 MX440!
I had problems at first. The frame rate was not too good above 800*600, and everything looked kinda fuzzy. Also, everytime a ship hyperspaced or docked with another ship the texturing was horribly corrupted.
I downloaded new drivers from Guru3D.com, and that fixed some of my problems. After about an hour of tweaking settings I am able to run HW2 at 1024*768 on highest detail with no slowdown! There are no more texture problems; everything looks sharp and crisp; and the effects look totaly incredible!
So, if anyone out there is worried about their GF4 MXs, Don't.
All that said, I am still planning to upgrade to a better graphics card. I am running on a xp2800+, and I would like the GPU to be at the same "tech level." Also, I want to be able to run the upcoming MOH games at the highest detail settings.
4th Sep 03, 8:40 PM
I have a Trident Video Accelerator, do I even have a chance to get this to work?
I have a satilite 1800, it meets all the other min specs/
4th Sep 03, 8:45 PM
Monkey, I can't say yes or no absolutely, but I'm leaning towards no. Check the HOW TO thread at the top of this forum for the game's readme.txt file... it's got more info for you.
4th Sep 03, 9:08 PM
well I read through it.
this might be the problem:
Thu Sep 04 23:43:13 2003
UTIL -- filepath failure, path doesn't exists 'C:\PROGRA~1\Sierra\HOMEWO~1\data\locale\english'
Uing ..profiles\ for profiles folder
Changing from a 32 bit colour depth in winNT (5.1 build 2600), Service Pack 1
Using Trident's 1.2.1 Blade XP/AGP renderer (Suspected driver is 0)
SOUND -- created destination [ fdaudio ], handle [ 4 ] with [ 48 ] channels created
SOUND -- created destination [ fda streamer ], handle [ 5 ] with [ 8 ] channels created
Build name: Pride of Hiigara
Built by : smmatte
Data path : C:\PROGRA~1\Sierra\HOMEWO~1\data
the "Suspected driver is 0" is a clue
where can i go to update my driver?
4th Sep 03, 9:45 PM
Trident's website? Your card is probably not supported :-(
5th Sep 03, 12:33 PM
I don't think it is. I get my trident updates through windows update website. there hasent been an up date scince 2001.
5th Sep 03, 1:20 PM
you can probably find a compatible 3d card made by nvidia or ati for less then 80 bucks.. just a matter of how much you want to spend to upgrade.
6th Sep 03, 10:15 PM
ya i think its time to start looking around.
thanks for your help guys
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