View Full Version : calling all fellow sailors...

05-23-2006, 05:14 AM
I have just added another 512 RAM to my pc to make SH3 work. ( I had a AMD 2.2 Ghz pc but with only 256 RAM before ) and..... It works!!

BUT... at regular intervals I see some strange , jagged black blocks appear on the horizon. They flash up for a split second and disapear just as fast, but its very annoying.

Could this be my graphics card? from Looking at the manual of the game , my card is compatible. ( Raedon 9200 ) So maybe , maybe not

My fellow Submariners, HELP!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

05-23-2006, 06:02 AM
Im pretty sure its the graphics card. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Do you have the newest Detonator drivers installed ?

05-23-2006, 06:30 AM
Drivers are a good start, just pick the cats or omegas from ATI, dets are Nvidia. (Celeon's having a day like mine...)

Chances are the vid card is a hardware one, heat/power etc. Is it oced? or have you messed with any settings?. Try with side panel off pc to lower temps, add a fan (any) blowing in and check the fans for build up of dust. Just dont try to use a vacuum (static kills) (pc's)


05-23-2006, 07:04 AM
Youre right !

I meant Catalyst not Detonator

Celeon wacks himself with the holy Radeon Hammer for that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif


05-23-2006, 08:30 AM
Your right, my 9250 had that problem before I upgraded.

But there is one advantage to that video card that you won't get with later versions...

Smoke is rendered at full distance regardless of visability. With the newer cards the ships and smoke fade in at the same time.

This makes traking ships in rain so much more difficult.

05-23-2006, 10:11 AM
What are the specs on your 9200? is it passively cooled? also is it squashed between another device?
If I find time tonight I will look at the vid options and see waht can be turned off, chances are one of the effects are too much for the card.

What graphics aperture is the bios set to? asl owhat ram on the card?

lots o questions..


05-23-2006, 03:52 PM
Yes, I have a Radeon 9000, and it sometimes leaves black triangular flecks on the horizon. Not for long, only a second or two at the most. I'm going to upgrade my ram from 512, but need to find the max my chipset and motherboard can deal with, as this caused a catastrophic failure in my old pc

05-24-2006, 06:13 AM
Gimmie make model etc..