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Thread: Game loads but display is all black.

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    Downloaded and installed this game twice.

    Running on Win2k with DirectX9.0

    Had a 3Dfx card in originally and was having problems with this game and others so switched to an older ATI 8MB card I had to test it out (non-3dfx obviously) and downloaded the latest all I get is a black screen on this game.....all my others seem to work ok.

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    For some weird reason the game was telling me I did not have enough video memory.

    A reinstall of the most recent driver later and a reboot and I see parts of the game...but the mouse pointer is surrounded by black and parts of the screen are missing....

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    Okay....false alarm on that second message.

    Still get the same problem after I quit out and try and start it again. Requires a reboot to partial show up again as in my second post.

    So I know why it was totally black.....

    But when I restart, while am I missing a lot of the screen parts like black around the mouse and such.

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    Administrator Seth's Avatar
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    Hmm. You didn't mention which 3dfx card you were trying to use but only a Voodoo3 is workable - but only with correct drivers (there are many out there, it's a mess), although texture resolution is going to be a bit sucky. (the drivers reduce it to 256X256 which is a card limitation.

    TLM isn't optimized for video cards 5 years or older, out team is just too small to deal with the testing required. TNT1/2 is about the minimum I would reccomend. Any 8 meg card isn't going to cut it either. :/
    Seth A. Robinson
    Robinson Technologies

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    I would really like to try this game!
    But, the demo is not working on my computer!!

    I run a system of:

    433MHz processor
    Voodoo 2 card 16Mb
    Direkt X9 I think
    Windows XP OPsystem

    Is there anything I can do to get it to work?
    When I start the game, Win. says it cannot run the game with the current settings. I should switch to 16 or 32 bit depth. I think my card runs in 24 I change to 16 bit, but it starts loading, and then nothing happens...what to do?


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    Lesser Wizard
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    MI, USA


    I think TLM requires at least a 600 mhz processor. :-/

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