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DeathDealer71
08-24-2004, 11:01 AM
At time when I am trying to join a friends server through join IP, I put in the password and it begins loading the map, sometimes it just gives me a black screen and lockes up my puter.

I have not had this problem alot before, but seem to be getting it now from time to time.

Thanks

DeathDealer71
08-24-2004, 11:01 AM
At time when I am trying to join a friends server through join IP, I put in the password and it begins loading the map, sometimes it just gives me a black screen and lockes up my puter.

I have not had this problem alot before, but seem to be getting it now from time to time.

Thanks

Ofcr_Lawless
08-24-2004, 11:33 AM
Well I bring it up again just in case.
Are you running Zone Alarm?

If so you need to set up RvS as allowed BEFORE you run the game. Otherwise the pop-up gets stuck behind the games screen and locks up your system. (Well actually it just makes it almost impossible to find where to click "allow" because it cannot be seen)

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DeathDealer71
08-24-2004, 12:02 PM
Please explain to me what that is, it sounds to me to be a BIOS setting, and it sounds familiar.

I have an old P3 Intel Mobo, I have never seen that within my BIOS.

The problem has recently occured, I am running the latest 1.56/1.02, all current drivers, including mobo.

Thanks though for the help.

Spec's:

P3 1 ghz
512 PC133 ram
Geforce 5200 FX 128
Audigy Gamer
19" Sony GS series Monitor

New PC in progress though, and I cant wait.

Uhh, DirectX 9.0b, 57.62 Omega Drivers

Thanks again...

Ofcr_Lawless
08-24-2004, 12:23 PM
Zone Alarm is a firewall program.

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Ofcr_Lawless
08-24-2004, 12:29 PM
Could also be the NVidia drivers.
They have a problem if you run the AA at 2X so try changing it to 4X.

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DeathDealer71
08-24-2004, 01:48 PM
OK, I am with you on zone alarm, I am using Norton Utilities/Antivirus program, 2003.

I dont use AA/AS, I have it set on application controlled.

I do though have Vsync off in the RavenShield.ini, I doubt that would be causing it.

Could it be from a slow internet connection, 56k?

Thanks...

Ofcr_Lawless
08-24-2004, 02:12 PM
No on the 56k.
Yes on the AA setting.
Try setting it to 4X.
And turn V-Sync back on.

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DeathDealer71
08-24-2004, 02:39 PM
I will try that tonight when I get home and post back here with the results.

Thanks Bro!!!

DeathDealer71
08-25-2004, 06:07 AM
Ok, it worked, I played for 4 hours last night with my buddies and not one single black screen.

I went 2x AA, How about the filtering, antistropic?

Thanks bro.

Dealer Out...

P.S. I could try 4x, but with my older system it may bog me down to much with multiplayer, what do you think?
I have everything on Medium and low within the Graphics settings, I have the sound on EAX Surrond, using an Audigy Gamer.

Ofcr_Lawless
08-25-2004, 08:54 AM
Sorry bud, I'm an ATI user and not sure of all of the NVidia settings anymore.

Maybe someone else could chime in on their settings?

Gunny posted about settings recently, try looking for that post. He too runs ATI but found alot of info on game seetings to gain performance for both MFG's.

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Ofcr_Lawless
08-25-2004, 11:01 AM
Here is the post. (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=327106611&m=702100142&r=738109675#738109675)

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