Can't get it to work?

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n1239
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Can't get it to work?

Postby n1239 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:58 am

Can't get the game to start there is sound but now visual just black screen. After changing the configuration to different settings managed to see the options but thats it and the the mouse moves very slow.

CPU : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+ 2130 MHz
RAM size : 447.48 MB
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
NIVIDIA n VIEW
Nividia n sound

Can you please tell me the problem or advise on what is the best setings I have tried different combination but non worked?

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Sampo
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Postby Sampo » Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:07 pm

3D graphics adapter plays a crucial part in running Shadowgrounds. What accelerator card do you have? If you own a integrated one, you are in trouble.

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re-can't get it to work

Postby n1239 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:32 pm

This doesn't sound good my graphic card is NIVIDIN GeForce 4 MX Integrated GPU, so how bad is it?

Thanks..

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Postby Sampo » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:18 pm

Quite bad. I am afraid you cannot get the game working with that graphics card. Firstly, it is of MX edition, that is never good (what I have heard is that GeForce 4 MX is actually at the same level with GeForce 2). Secondly, integrated cards have been causing trouble to people who are trying to play Shadowgrounds.

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Postby Grisu » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:22 pm

As Sampo stated, you probably won't be able to run SG with that card.

The Geforce4 MX is not officially supported due to its lack of proper shader support. Minimun card is a GeForce 4 Ti 4200 or ATi Radeon 9000 or better.

The rest of your system seems fine though... :?

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Postby n1239 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:21 pm

Ok thanks for the info however I guess I'll have to return the game. I really wanted to play it, oh well.... :x

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Postby Grisu » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:54 am

A new (mid range) graphics card really would give your system a boost.
I would save my money for such upgrade.


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