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12-17-2008, 10:37 AM
I'm having issues like several other posters -- the game hangs kind of randomly, and nothing I have tried seems to help. I'm on Vista, using Direct X 10 -- I tried to roll it back, but couldn't figure it out. I'm using the Steam interface to force Direct X 9 (it does show up as changed in the video options when I do that), but that actually seems to have made it worse. I turned off all the processes I could as well. I am not real sure how to proceed.
So, either it hangs at random points in the game (usually when it switches views, I guess), or the application becomes unresponsive during load, or the window gets milky white and it hangs. It is hardly ever the same thing twice in a row.
I have a 2.0ghz duo processor laptop with 2G ram and 512MB video ram. dxdiag says I'm all good. I'll try most anything...I never get more than three or four minutes of playtime, and lately (since the -dx9 thing) haven't even gotten past world creation.
Oh: and I tried turning the sound off, too.
Could you post your dxdiag as an attachment please, as that might tell more of the problem. :)
12-17-2008, 10:53 AM
12-17-2008, 10:58 AM
Kelly your video card driver is too old you need a driver from 2008 the middle of the year.
12-17-2008, 11:00 AM
I'll try it straight away.
12-17-2008, 11:08 AM
Oh, and thanks!
12-17-2008, 12:21 PM
So, Microsoft and NVIDIA agree that my driver is up to date, and (as far as I can tell) won't let me update it. The HP driver I downloaded was from 2007, but it's just a bug fix on the driver I had. (The game still hangs.)
Any idea where I can get a GeForce Go 6150 driver that will work?
12-17-2008, 12:48 PM
There is a mod tool that will allow you to update your video driver using a standard Nvidia driver. That would allow you get a driver that should fix your problems with the game. Not surprised that HP and MS say your driver is up to date.
Your welcome we are trying to allow you to enjoy this game:)
12-17-2008, 12:55 PM
I found the INF hack at laptopvideo2go, and after some fumbling around installed a later "go" driver (I was afraid to use the "quadro" one...). I haven't got time to explore it right now, but the first time it behaved oddly (weirdly dark and didn't display some icons). But the second time, not only did it load quicker (why?), it seems to have straightened itself out. (This could partly be because I made the resolution match the monitor's resolution -- I didn't see that before.)
Anyway, it seems to be working. Much thanks.
12-17-2008, 03:07 PM
Your welcome now I hope you'll be able to enjoy Hinterland:)
04-30-2009, 11:45 AM
You have an AMD instead of core 2 duo(Intel's just whooping butt right now, and no I'm not a fanboy, it's just a fact. Core 2's are the best thing since sliced cheese) and an OLLLLD video card. You're only gonna be able to get so much out of modern games. Time for an update.
Try to get a core 2 duo as a minimum,and something in the 8 series of nvidia as a minimum.
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