Pacific Fighters Help

By Dave H
Sep 27, 2006
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  1. Hya all I have bought this game but when I try to play it it is always sluggish and freezes. Also plays some sections in black and white. I use Win XP Home. I use 800x600 on graphics but dont know why it does not play properly. Any advise?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,383   +205

    We're going to need your system specifications to get started. I read your profile but post whatever you can and we can go from there.
  3. Dave H

    Dave H Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 81

    Re Pacific Fighters

    Hya how do I send the information or what do I do to get it from my system
  4. Dave H

    Dave H Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 81

    system spec as required

    I hope this is the right information you need:

    Microsoft Windows XP
    Home Edition
    Version 2002
    Service Pack 2
    HP Pavillion
    AMD Sempron (tm) Processor
    3000+
    1.79 GHz, 221MB of Ram

    If need more info please advise
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,383   +205

    What is the model number of your HP? Also, what kind of graphics card and power supply do you have? If you don't know that, we might be able to figure it out from the model of your HP.

    Is 221MB your total system RAM? If so, that's easily part of the problem. The minimum requirement is 512MB and 1GB is recommended. Considering your fairly low system specs, your graphics card could be insufficient as well.
  6. Dave H

    Dave H Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 81

    How do I find info

    Hya mailpup sorry for sounding so dumb but where do i find the info you need is there a programme i can run then post to you. I think did this once before
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,383   +205

    Yes, there are free standalone software that can scan your system (such as SIW or CPU-Z). The exception is your power supply. For that you would have to open your case and physically look at the label on it. But skip that for now. For the time being, instead of downloading, first go to the Control Panel, System and find the Device Manager. Look under Display Adapter and that should tell you what kind of graphics you have. Also, when you click on System, it should tell you how much RAM you have.
  8. Dave H

    Dave H Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 81

    Ok got the info

    Graphics is ATI Radeon xpress 200 series under system it says 560MB of Ram

    if I have done it right

    Thanks again for helping me
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,383   +205

    I believe you have onboard/integrated graphics which means it is using some of your 560MB of RAM. If you have onboard graphics, you probably have onboard audio as well. That takes away additional RAM so you have a lot less than you should. Integrated graphics and low RAM do not run higher end games very well so in my opinion you'll have to improve both of those before you can get a satisfactory gaming experience.
  10. Dave H

    Dave H Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 81

    Ok Thanks

    Ok how do I upgrade my Pc and whats the best options?
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,383   +205

    Graphics card first and then additional RAM. However, it depends on whether or not your motherboard has an AGP or PCI-E graphics card slot as to whether it will be worth it. If it has neither, your only option might be a PCI graphics card which will limit your gameplay to lower settings if it will play at all.

    Check the documentation that came with your PC or check the HP website and see if you can find a description or manual there.
     
  12. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    And if I might add, you'll need a new PSU for sure. Stock HP PSU's don't have enough juice for a newer graphics cards.
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