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Question about the game Fear, and possibly others

By bryan1187
Mar 11, 2008
  1. My father recently bought a fear pack including the game and two expansions. He installed it and when you load the game up everything appears black besides a few things like the screens in the game. The player models seem to be like "shadows". I tried helping him but my knowledge is limited. I thought it may have something to do with the graphics card, radeon 9200 series. So I tried some things but it didnt do anything. What should I do? I even updated the driver.
     
  2. Acclamator

    Acclamator TS Rookie Posts: 261

    Your card isn't really powerful enough to play.
     
  3. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Well, I believe Acclamator is right, your card is far not powerful enough. We could reccomend one if you told us what kind of power supply you have, and whether your slots are AGP,PCI, or PCI-E.
     
  4. bryan1187

    bryan1187 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well, he had it installed previously and it worked fine. This started happening when he un-installed the original game and installed the special game disk that had the expansion pack on it. So in other words it worked previously but not any longer since reinstalling the dvd disk format of the game.
     
  5. Acclamator

    Acclamator TS Rookie Posts: 261

    From experience the Radeon 92xx cards simply cannot play F.E.A.R.
     
  6. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 650

    What about if you force DX8 Shaders? He should be able to play it, i've played it fine on an integrated X200. If everyone knew your other specs it would be a great help.
     
  7. bryan1187

    bryan1187 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    512 memory, 120gb hd, 2.2ghz processor, and th graphics card already mentioned. How do you force dx8 shaders?
     
  8. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 650

    Should be in the graphics/video options.
     
  9. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    It may have been the expansion. Try playing the original Fear again. If it works, great. If not, then try cleaning the computers, etc.
     
  10. ISPEED

    ISPEED TS Rookie

    fear was my reason to upgrade from a radeon 9600 pro to a radeon X850 pro a few years ago
     
  11. connell_2k7

    connell_2k7 TS Rookie

    Outdated video card?
     
  12. ISPEED

    ISPEED TS Rookie

    outdated

    this was back in 04 or 05 when fear came out today i am running a 8800 GTX
     
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