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10-29-2004, 10:18 AM
I need help enabling open gl for farcry. Right now my fc settings are set at direct 3d9 and its greyed out so i cant select open gl. I know my card has an open gl option but I may have to install new drivers in order for farcry to see that I do have that option. I have a radeon 9700pro atm and it keeps overheating whenever I use direct3d so please help me get this setting fixed. This is quite frustrating.

p.s. when it over heats i get long thick lines on my screens briefly then they go away and about 30 percent of the pixles on the overlay of the map and on my weapon and hands are all funky colors like purple or pink or neon green etc. hope that helps

P.P.S i already installed my newest drivers for direct x and my vid card drivers

10-29-2004, 11:51 AM
ATI cards work better with Direct3D. Going to OpenGL is not the answer unless you have an Nvidia card.
Are you removing all traces of previous drivers when you install a new set or are you installing on top of old?
If you are overclocking the 9700, stop doing it. If you have a heat problem then you need to cool better or underclock the card.
Good Luck

10-29-2004, 01:01 PM
I second fab's reply. FC was coded in dx9.0b and now since patch 1.2 9.0c. Switching to OpenGL will just cause graphical anomalies (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=452106891&m=194109985&p=4). Your best bet is to take the heat off the card. Cut a hole in the side of the case and have a 80mm fan blowing outwards. Total cost under $20. http://www.techonweb.com/shop/products/productdetails.aspx?id=531133&src=PG and http://www.techonweb.com/shop/products/productdetails.aspx?id=049488&src=PG.

10-29-2004, 01:05 PM
I agree with Fabby, but to answer the question.

Open your Profile's system config file (Ie Facry\Profiles\Clown_system.cfg and look for the line
r_Driver = "Direct3D9"
and change that to "OpenGL"

If you are an ATI user, I would say try the 4.7 or 4.8s or the 4.10betas which gave me the best perfomance across the board. The Omeaga 2.50.90 betas seem to be the best set at the moment.

I also agree with not OCing your card to see if that's an issue, If you do use the Omega drivers, it will give you RADlink which would let you underclock your card to see if that helps, you could drop 20MHz and not see much of a perfomance hit (if any) and cut the heat by 5 degrees
Might want to look at a better cooling solution lke the ATI silencer or Zalman for your card.

Just an OBTW, you should have put this in teh Tech forums, where the techies hang out

10-29-2004, 04:43 PM
thank you all for your replies, I have tried all of thoes things and I decided to call the ati people themselves, and they stated from hearing all my issues and that I bought it as a referb that I can just send it in and get it replaced for no charge. (when i origionally bought it, the card came with a fan that didnt cool off the card in the least so I guess I should have returned it then but either way I am sending it in and getting a new one.

PS the card was underclocked as it is...

10-29-2004, 07:12 PM
Ouch, a bad fan...not good. Replacement GOOD http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif