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Really... really angry!

By abe10tiger
Apr 16, 2011
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  1. I just downloaded this game called Area 51 yesterday. I waited like 7 hours for more for the download to finish. (direct download 1.9GB) After the download was finished, I tried it and installed it.... it worked fine but when the game starts, the screen is soooooooo bright and I can't see anything but white people, white walls, white cars white EVERYTHING! but when I look around, the screen goes back to normal for awhile, but when I look back to another, it turns white again!.....I don't think it's a problem with my laptop because I also tried it in my cousin's computer.. the same thing happened.... I'm really angry for waiting for something to finish jsut to find out that it won't work..... :mad:
     
  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

  3. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 770   +10

    @dividebyzero: Thanks! At least I know that I'm not the only one with this problem. The Dane guy said that The white screen error is a common issue for people who do not have a supported video chipset/card. The supported chips/cards are listed on the bottom of the game box and also at Midway's Support Department knowledgebase: the link is gone but atleast I know that it is a problem with my laptop. Well , thanks for the reply.
     
  4. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,929   +186

    Try updating your drivers and see if it helps
    LaptopVideo2Go might help if your manufacturer does not offer updated drivers and the standard nVidia or ATI drivers will not install....
     
  5. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 770   +10

    Thanks! I'll be sure to check that out! :)
     
  6. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,929   +186

  7. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 770   +10

    The first link you told me to visit was OK. The driver scan really proved useful and found a lot of outdated drivers. But the problem is, before I can download those drivers, I need to pay. :(

    I'll try the next one.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  8. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

    You bought it, then had to DL it, right? Where did you DL it from?
     
  9. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 770   +10


    Nah... just downloaded it for free since the game was released as a freeware. For Free! :)
     
  10. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    @ Superty12 -
    per My Digital Life
     
  11. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 770   +10


    Guess I better try that huh? :)
     
  12. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Hey abe, I had this exact same problem several years ago when the game came out on my laptop. It's usually an issue with an unsupported gpu as you read, and in this case any mobile gpu. I even contacted Midway when they still existed and they informed me the game wasn't designed for any mobile gpu. However the game is so dated I'd imagine several newer models should be able to run it.
     
  13. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 770   +10


    So were you still able to play the game?
     
  14. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    It wasn't pretty so I never played it on the laptop, the mobile gpu just couldn't handle the game properly. I eventually played it when I got a desktop a year or so later.
     
  15. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 770   +10

    Well at least you were able to play it. :)
     

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