Can not play games

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by chopper20, Dec 15, 2001.

  1. chopper20

    chopper20 Guest

    my graphics card is an ATI ALLINONE WONDER PRO with latest driver from ati. All hardware has the latest drivers installed from manufacturers sites but XP will not play games. Everything else is ok and under ME all games work.
     
  2. chopper20

    chopper20 Guest

    thanks for the suggestion but unfortunatly i still can not play games
     
  3. Hitzero

    Hitzero Guest

    um!! have you try to configure your video card properly yet?
     
  4. chopper20

    chopper20 Guest

    I'm NOT SURE HOW TO CONFIG IT BUT ALL SETTINGS ARE SET TO DEFAULT
     
  5. XeoNoX

    XeoNoX OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    271
    try uninstalling directx 8.1 and installing directx 8.0.
     
  6. Hitzero

    Hitzero Guest

    ok, what game are u playing.

    i have geforce 256 and i have install the lastest driver too but the default setting is wrong.
    so yea. sometime, the default is wrong too.
     
  7. AndyP

    AndyP OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    264
    Errm.....
    Could you be more specific about your problems too?
    It won't play games...., well you get some error messages or something? Please type the errors you get here!
     
  8. Inder

    Inder Guest

    Similar prob???

    hmm well I think i have same kind of prob?

    I have this Toshiba Portege 7140Ct Note book..
    It's P III 500 MHz
    192 Mb SDRAM
    12 GB HardDisk
    Trident Video Accelerator CyberBlade e4-128.. 4 Mb Ram
    WinXP Pro
    What Else?

    But I can't install COMBAT FLIGHT SIM..
    This game has a software that checks computer CPU and Ram..
    And it shows to install this game ur computer atleast has to be PIII 166Mz.. and it showz my comp is P III 33Mhz..

    Can some one help me out plz..

    Thanks
     
  9. chopper20

    chopper20 Guest

    when I click game icon the monitor screen goes black and the green led goes to amber and then flashing amber. Nothing I do will recover the screen
     
  10. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

    Messages:
    1,383
    Location:
    Kernow
    Sound like the game is trying to put the monitor into a to high resolution and/or refresh rate.

    Check that your monitor is correct in device mangler.
     
  11. chopper20

    chopper20 Guest


    my monitor is a belinea 10 30 20 and that is what it says in my device manager. If i try with a different monitor games will play introduction but when the games starts it plays for about 2 seconds and then goes to the black screen wiyh flashing amber led.
    Tried other suggestions but still can not play games but thanks everyone for trying
     
  12. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

    Messages:
    1,383
    Location:
    Kernow
    Just out of interest, are there XP drivers built in for this card ?
    If there are, does it work with no ATI stuff at all, just windows bog standard drivers.
     
  13. chopper20

    chopper20 Guest

    I HAVE TRIED THE XP DRIVERS THAT CAME WITH XP AND THEY DO NOT WORK. AS A MATTER OF INTEREST A WORK FRIEND HAS SOME ATI RAGE CARD AND IT TO WILL NOT PLAY GAMES UNLESS THEY WERE ALL READY ON BERORE PUTTING XP ON
     
  14. XeoNoX

    XeoNoX OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    271
    install directx 8.0 and uninstall 8.1
     
  15. beatlesdb

    beatlesdb Guest

    This one is for Inder:

    I have found a way to install programs using the compatibility option in windows. If you are installing of a CD try this:

    creat a shortcut of the games Intall.exe file (or close to it) on your desktop - then right click on the shortcut and go to the Compatibility tab.

    Set the compatibility to something like Windows 95 (for an old game) and try running the shortcut.