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  1. #1
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    Hey
    I just installed the game, but when I try to start it my monitor shuts down.
    I have a Geforce 3 TI200
    Directx 9c

    Anyone know how to fix this?
    Thanks
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  2. #2
    I have the same problem, when I start the game this is shown on my screen "Cannot display this video mode". I have a Dell 173FP screen, a Geforce FX 5200 and DirectX 9c. Can someone help me ?
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  3. #3
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    Got it working
    It was the refresh rate that my monitor couldn't handle
    First try till what refresh rate your monitor is capable of. Do this by the Nvidia prog.
    Set it to highest possible for your monitor.
    If it still doesn't work do this:

    To change the default refresh rate setting in Dxdiag:
    Click Start, and then click Run.
    In the Open box, type dxdiag.exe, and then click OK.
    On the More Help tab, click Override.
    Click Override Value, type a refresh rate setting in the Override Value box that is supported by both your video adapter and your monitor, and then click OK. Try one value at a time.

    NOTE: Typical values are 60, 62, 72, and 75.
    Click Exit.

    In the override enter your highest capable refresh rate.
    Now start the game again.
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  4. #4
    I'm having the same problem with refresh rates, the same thing happened with Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines.

    It seems to me that the programmers are screwing up in choosing an unsuitable default refresh rate. To me this is simply lazy programming. All you need to do is enumerate the video card's display modes and then put the game into a suitable display mode using the information from enumerating the modes. DirectX has specific commands for enumeration so it's not exactly difficult. Most other games do not have this issue.
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  5. #5
    Svaken, your the man, thanks for the help. I can finally play my game!!
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  6. #6
    can't believe it's finally working. you're mean machine. thanks man.
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  7. #7
    need help.... please....

    I just installed the Cold Fear game, but when I try to start it my monitor shuts down (I have the audio, but not the video, the monitor is blank).

    I have a Geforce FX5200 128Mb,
    Directx 9c
    Nvidia Detonator 71.89

    is there anyone know how to fix this?
    Thanks
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