Simcity 3000 Intro page flashy

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by dubstar, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    when i load up my Simcity 3000, the intro page (lets you pick from starter city, load city, preferances, ect) flashes, i think its the video card, but im not sure what i would do to get it right.

    DX9.0a
    TNT 2 Pro 64mb
    1152by864 resolution
    32bit highest color quality

    drivers are as up to date as windowsupdate.com will get them
    theres no option to turn down vidoe quality

    *my girlfriends computer is an old PII, hers is definitly older than mine, but plays the intro screen better than mine.*

    btw: the intro page is just flat surfaces which when you mouse-over they start to wave, and the verticle lines that get all fuzzy occure the entire time mouse-over or not.. goes away in the game though... any help?

    tia
     
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Not sure what is wrong, but you may want to find the latest drivers for your GFX card from the manufacturer's website.
    I done this to fix the fuzzy image i got on some other game I tried to run.
     
  3. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    windows update drivers tend to blow slightly - especially for nvidia cards. I recommend getting drivers from http://www.nvidia.com and giving them a go. alternatively, turn down the colour depth to 16bit colour - I cant honestly see that 32bit is going to do an awful lot except cut fps on a tnt2 graphics card (I've had one myself in the past to know this).
     
  4. dubstar

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    weird, i just installed Simcity 4000 that i got from ebay, and it works perfectly.. wayy better than 3000.