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Doom III Laptop Errors....

By theevilsoap
Aug 5, 2004
  1. Gotta love new games.... Not really

    Doom III is an exxelent game as far as I can play.
    I have done everything possible to make my computer run faster
    Defrag changed video memory made nothing startup on startup

    but it still terminates anyone else have this problem on a laptop...?

    my laptop specs are..
    Case Arima Shadow
    Motherboard Arima W720-K8
    BIOS Manufacturer
    CMOS Battery CR2032 Lithium
    Notebook Battery Li4402A Lithium-ion
    CPU AMD Athlon 64 3200+ M 2.000 GHz
    CPU Fan
    Memory (Various) DDR PC2700 SO-DIMM
    (512 MB)
    Power Supply

    Video ATI Radeon 9600 Mobile AGP
    (64 MB)
    Audio PC2001 Compliant AC '97
    Hard Drive 60 GB
    Primary Optical Drive 24X / 24X / 24X / 8X CDRW/DVD Combo
    Sec. Optical Drive
    Floppy Drive N/A
    * Special Drive #1 6 Type Media Reader (68xx Notebook - integrated)
    Modem PCI (unknown) Integrated Conexant V.92 Ready
    Alternate Modem
    Network Interface (unknown) 10/100
    Additional Network Interface Broadcom 54g MaxPerformance 802.11g
    USB Ports (FRONT/SIDE) 0
    USB Ports (REAR) 4
    Firewire Ports (FRONT/SIDE) 0
    Firewire Ports (REAR) 1
    Mini-PCI Slots 1
    Mini-PCI Version
    PCMCIA Slots 1
    PCMCIA Version Type I, II, Card Bus
    Mouse
    Keyboard
    Speakers Integrated
    Restore CD
    Packaging Type Notebook
    Monitor Included M Notebooks M6810 Notebook TFT WXGA Widescreen
    Support Warranty 1 Year
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year

    I dont really know what to do is it because its a mobile video card?

    Any help would be welcomed I WANNA PLAY!
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    One phrase: Modified Catalyst Drivers (Desktop drivers which install on mobile Radeons)

    Another suggestion might be Omega Drivers (3rd party driver) which will install on mobile chipsets.

    If you search around, you will find them and they will probably work. :)
     
  3. theevilsoap

    theevilsoap TS Rookie Topic Starter

    are those drivers all the same or do i need to get a specific one?
     
  4. theevilsoap

    theevilsoap TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried to install the drivers but i get an error or two WTF
    They read

    INF error video driver not found

    Error 2

    Setup was unable to complete the installation try to set up your display adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup
     
  5. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Have you uninstalled your old drivers before you try to install the newer ones?
     
  6. theevilsoap

    theevilsoap TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I feel like an *****...
    well I tried uninstalling the drivers but i got the same 2 errors
    can anyone give me a step by step on what to do about all of this?
    i got the catalyst drivers from this site (techspot.com)
     
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Try this:
    http://www.driverheaven.net/downloads/index4.htm

    "rad_w2kxp_omega_2536b (ATI) (Catalyst 4.4) *NEW* " is what you will be downloading.

    It is VERY important that you uninstall your old ATI control panel and drivers using the Add/Remove Programs icon found in Start / Control Panel
     
  8. Davyboyorr

    Davyboyorr TS Rookie

    I have the same problem

    I have the same MB, CPU and ATI card. Direct X 9.0c will not work correctly and therefore niether will any 3D program.

    Doom3 - Won't work
    Full Spectrum Warrior - Won't work
    Rupublic Commando - Won't work

    Panzers Phase 1 - Does work
    DVD movies - Do work

    I think there is some kind of issue with AMD 64 bit chip - ATI MR9600 - and Windows XP (with Direct X 9.0c)

    Did all the driver stuff correctly to include Omega Drivers. Can't figure out the problem, but it is pissing me off since I paid $1,600.00 for this laptop. :mad:
     
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