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Old 11-15-2008, 10:24 AM   #1
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Hi

I've purchased a game and whenever i open it my screen turns into black and blue squares. You can still move the cursor and press things but it's impossible to see what. It only ever happens when i open this game. Any idea of what could be the cause?

Game requirements:

Minimum requirements (PC)
* Windows XP / Vista
* 1.4GHz processor for XP or 2.0 GHz for Vista
* 512MB RAM for XP or 1GB RAM for Vista
* Graphic Card - 128MB Nvidia FX 5900 Ultra, ATI Radeon 9800, Intel 82915G/82910GL or better.


My Specs:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 11/15/2008, 15:21:24
Machine name: SEAN-PARS
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/10/07 10:04:22 Ver: 08.00.12
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Memory: 896MB RAM
Page File: 263MB used, 1905MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode


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Display Devices
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Card name: VIA Chrome9 HC IGP
Manufacturer: S3 Graphics Co., Ltd.
Chip type: VIA Chrome9 HC IGP
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3230&SUBSYS_82971043&REV_11
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: S3gIGP.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.0071 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 9/11/2006 18:53:32, 857088 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: S3gIGPm.sys
Mini VDD Date: 9/11/2006 18:43:38, 659456 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71FE6-7170-11CF-B473-9DA2B0C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x1106
Device ID: 0x3230
SubSys ID: 0x82971043
Revision ID: 0x0011
Revision ID: 0x0011
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: Blue and Black screen help?

I am sorry I'm not to much help but have you tried lowering the in game settings? Maybe it's on high
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:39 PM   #3
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Default Re: Blue and Black screen help?

I agree with Antdemo, it appears you have the absolute minimum spec on the video card so you should make sure your settings are low.
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What game?
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:11 AM   #5
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To tell you the truth, I believe your going to have to buy a video card to support your new game. It appears that the onboard graphics chip just can't handle it. Most onboard graphics systems just aren't powerful enough to run today's new graphics intensive, high powered games.
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:19 AM   #6
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Indeed, even older games like Half-Life 2 or CS Source won't run smoothly on a newer onboard graphics chip.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:15 PM   #7
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I got it to work but it is quite jittery so i agree that i need a new graphics card. Thanks guys, now to choose a new graphics card!
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What kind of interface does your motherboard have for a video card? PCI, AGP, or PCI-Express?
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