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Geforce 4 problems

By Grasky
Feb 20, 2005
  1. Hi, I am new to this. Here goes:

    I have problems with my Geforce 4 mx440 agp8x video card. It will not play the following games: Superbike 2001 (i know old game but worked before we upgraded to this card). IL2 Sturmovik and comanche 4. It works ok with games like NFS 1/2 , Mashed, Neverwinter nights, baldurs gate, Icewind dale, Sims etc.

    I have tried running the computer in windows 98 mode and cannot find patches for superbike, I patched comanche 4 but still no go.

    My system: 256 mb ram, Pentium 4, direct x 9. Windows xp

    Please can someone give me any idea. I have emailed Nvidia and also EA but have not received a reply. I have also patched the video card itself but has to roll it back to the orginal because the whole computer was messed up with that driver.
     
  2. shadow_29

    shadow_29 TS Rookie Posts: 211

    hey you have to atleast post what message you are getting when you run any of the games that are not running.
     
  3. Grasky

    Grasky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry,

    on Superbike I get 'wrong video mode'

    Comanche 4 plays ok for a while then randomly loses half of graphics

    IL2 Sturmovik plays for a while and then an error message comes up but I will have to find out what that message is as it is my son that used the game.

    Thanks
     
  4. Paul

    Paul TS Rookie Posts: 58

    I see Mr shadow did not help you ,But wrong video mode error refers to your resolution on screen in settings,change to a lower resolution like 1024x768-pixel or 800/600.
     
  5. Grasky

    Grasky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Paul I will try that.

    I just tried it but its the same: D3D error message - invalid video mode
     
  6. shadow_29

    shadow_29 TS Rookie Posts: 211

    hey grasky.the problem can be a number of things from a faulty card to the good old driver problem.first you should check your mobo's bios check the agp sot properties see what x it is running at maybe you have an older mobo.second what version drivers have you got.i also oticed that your system runs newer games like nfs1,2 and not the older ones, so check your older games -do they work in xp???.also check your direct x page and run d3d checks.

    post back and tell me what happens
     
  7. Grasky

    Grasky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for your advice Shadow,

    I have tried all those things expect for the 'mobos bios' thing - sorry i dont know enough about computers to do that. I have downloaded an update for Direct X - 9. The graphics card cannot be faulty as it works with everything else.

    I suppose I will have to take it to a computer repair shop again, the trouble is they ALWAYS blame AOL!

    thanks,
     
  8. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    hey try to get nVidia ForceWare v56.72 video driver and Microsoft DirectX 9.0b. Both of this softwares works.
     
  9. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Did this problem just happen?? or has it been a ongoing thing what programs did you install or did you do anything at all >>

    Check in your BIOS the agp apagure size is sit correct it should be at 256 ..


    ALso check out this here

    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic21771.html
     
  10. ninja

    ninja TS Rookie

    Super bike 2001 solved

    Superbike 2001 with geforce drivers,some times dosnt play,and some times no problems what so ever.It all depends what drivers your using.77.72 play super bikes no problems,any that begin with 6 etc wont play with super bikes,any of 4 etc or 5etc or even 7etc will play with super bikes :angel:
     
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