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fezzik1620
05-13-2004, 10:45 AM
Since there doesn't seem to be a SC original tech support forum anymore I thought it would be ok to post here.

Playing SC I get through the training mission just fine, but about 1-2 minutes into the first real mission t'bilisi streets or whatever it locks-up on me. The screen goes all funky colors for about a second and then, stays frozen usually with a white background and some offset grid of red dots. At this point the computer is completely unresponsive and I have to reboot.

It was doing it with patch 1.1 so I updated to 1.2b, but to no avail. I updated video drivers from 56.55 to 56.72 (nVidia). I tried fiddling with a variety of graphics settings, but nothing so far has helped. Any suggestions?

Athlon XP 2600 (2.13GHz)
1GB RAM
WinXP Pro w/ SP1
eVGA GeForce4 ti4200 128MB AGP (56.72)
SC Patch 1.2b
EPOX Mobo VIA KT266A chipset

fezzik1620
05-13-2004, 10:45 AM
Since there doesn't seem to be a SC original tech support forum anymore I thought it would be ok to post here.

Playing SC I get through the training mission just fine, but about 1-2 minutes into the first real mission t'bilisi streets or whatever it locks-up on me. The screen goes all funky colors for about a second and then, stays frozen usually with a white background and some offset grid of red dots. At this point the computer is completely unresponsive and I have to reboot.

It was doing it with patch 1.1 so I updated to 1.2b, but to no avail. I updated video drivers from 56.55 to 56.72 (nVidia). I tried fiddling with a variety of graphics settings, but nothing so far has helped. Any suggestions?

Athlon XP 2600 (2.13GHz)
1GB RAM
WinXP Pro w/ SP1
eVGA GeForce4 ti4200 128MB AGP (56.72)
SC Patch 1.2b
EPOX Mobo VIA KT266A chipset

fezzik1620
05-13-2004, 02:17 PM
For anybody with the same problem, I got it working by downloading the latest (at the time) Forceware (read Beta) drivers from nVidia. I got version 61.11 from guru3d.com. Works like a champ now.

Daeyeth
06-25-2004, 04:01 AM
WOW THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! This has not only helped PT but ALL other games as well! huuuge help! silly me, and all i had to do was download some drivers