If anyone can help I'd sure appreicate an answer. I seem to just keep getting directed to do more searches for an answer. I can't find one, so if you know what might fix this problem please just tell me.
Whenever I patch to 1.3 or higher, the game will just freeze at the splash screen (the one with black background) if lighting quality is set to "very high". I want to play a patched version so I can enable HDR lighting.
Also, I have not been able to get HDR to work at all. I tried enabling it in versions 1.3, 1.31, 1.33, and 1.4 (beta patch)to no avail.
With lighting set to high (very high will crash game)I enter the \r_hdrrendering # command in the console and it is accepted, but nothing changes on the screen. If lighting at very high is required for HDR then I guess I need to fix that problem to use HDR lighting.
I have the latest version 6.9 of the ATI catalyst installed and all hardware has updated drivers. Computer is stable and has a fresh install of XP SP2 installed. Video card is X1900 XT, and with my other hardware I should be able to enable HDR and run this game with ease and not have these crashes.
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AMD 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.3 GHz
2 GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800
Asus M2N SLI Deluxe mobo (bios ver 0307)
WD 250 GB SATA HD