Return To Castle Wolfenstein graphical issue (yes, I updated the drivers...)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Glaanieboy, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    I have one big graphical problem with RTCW:
    When I go into the main menu, there are irregular lines (they aren't the same size) flowing accross my screen. Much like when you film a computer screen and play it back later, you see dark lines going up and down. This is virtually the same, except the lines aren't exactly squareformed, more irregularly shaped, but they do span horizontally accross the screen.
    The strangest thing is, when I tried making a screenshot using the Prt Scr button and pasted it in Paint, the lines were completely vanished, while they were present at the moment I made the screenshot.

    I tried the following list of nVidia Detonators:
    41.09
    40.72
    41.03
    42.51
    41.80 (official drivers from Creative)
    and finally 42.82

    I uninstalled the old drivers prior to installing the new ones.

    System specs:
    Pentium III 800 MHz
    256 MB RAM (130 MB physical RAM available at the time of playing the game)
    Creative GeForce 3 ti200

    Help me!

    Oh yeah, I have the special edition pack of RTCW, which holds version number 1.33. When I noticed this graphical problem, I updated to 1.41.
     
  2. Glaanieboy

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    Oops, I forgot something:
    I use DirectX 9.0 and I did the tests using dxdiag.exe

    and I updated the BIOS (supplied by Creative) for my videocard after having issues with my tv-out.
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Does the menu use some weird refresh rate and resolution?
     
  4. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    Not that I can see. Just 800x600 @ 60 Hz, according to my monitor.
     
  5. OTE

    OTE Guest

    that may well be the problem, low refresh rates are not good for eyes and you should be using 75 Hz as a minimum really. Setting a higer refresh rate may fix the problem. good luck
     
  6. Vibe69

    Vibe69 Guest

    would be nice to see ur gfcard there i played rtcw long time ago with a p3 733mhz, 256mb and a gf4 ti4200 and it ran nicely no probs at all
     
  7. versionfiv

    versionfiv OSNN Addict

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    Low refresh rates aren't good for your eyes? Why? I use 60hz on Windows and find the text sharper than it is on 75hz.
     
  8. napalmnthemorning

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