Serious Sam


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Old 03-21-04, 09:20 PM
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Serious Sam

I want someone who knows about this game and hopefully has gone through this before to give me answers. But if the moderators know the answer, go right ahead.

I am posting in regards to the Serious Sam The
First Encounter pc game. Before I upgraded to WinXP I
was running WIN2000. The game seemed to work fine
there. But when I installed WinXP, now the game has
this jerk in the video that happens constant in a
pattern that never breaks. Meaning the jerk happens
every second. Now, at first I thought it was the video
card. I made sure the drivers were installed properly
and they are. I even uninstalled serious sam and
reinstalled. Did the same with the video drivers. That
did not help either. My card is fully capable of
running OpenGL assignments. Or direct 3d, depending on
what the game uses. As I said before, the game worked
perfect on Windows 2000. When I looked at the
requirments for the game, I noticed it did not
mentione WinXP in the list, the farthest it showed was
Win2000. Could this be that Serious Sam does not work
right with WinXP? I even updated the game to the
latest version via patches. Its now version 1.05
 
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Old 03-21-04, 10:29 PM
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it seems that nvidia cards and via chipsets have problems. Make sure you have the latest video drivers.

Have you tried running it in compatibility mode for any other OS?
 
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Old 03-21-04, 10:47 PM
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I don't think it has a compatibility mode. And as far as looking in a manual to see if it does is out of the question unless its on the cd itself in notpad format or other. My video card is a Radeon 7000 64MB. I have been all ready thinking on getting a new video card one of these days. Just for everything better purposes. The cards of today are better than the cards of yesterday especially if they are AGP cards instead of PCI. My card uses PCI slot. However it worked fine for the game when I had 2000. However the game called Max Payne. That works great on this computer. I will find out if my other games do aswell once I install and run them.
 
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Old 03-21-04, 11:49 PM
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windows xp has a compatibility mode.Right click on the program, and select properties, then select the compatibility tab. You will see various options, including display settings. You could try to use a lower setting on graphics,screen size, etc. Try it in both the openGL and DirectX mode. The fact that it's happening in a pattern makes me think it's something with your computer though, not the game, but i could be wrong. What are you getting for your fps in the game?
 
 

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