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Devon
07-09-2005, 09:41 PM
hello all my name is Devon Corrias and cant figure out what the problem is.
Just bought Railroad Tycoon 3 and it loaded up fine. Well after you leave
the main menu and go to like tutorial or new game after a few seconds of
gameplay the screen will just go crazy. It looks like a brick wall with tile
patterns and different colors on it, but its the entire screen and I cant
exit or anything my only option is to reboot the computer. Here is my
computer info: OS is XP, Vendor is Intel, Model is Pentium 4, CPU speed is
1991 MHz, total memory is 1023 megs, free memory is 742 megs, MMX=yes,
SSE=yes, SSE2=yes, 3DNow=no, Display Adapter is NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4400, the
sound device is C-Media wave device. If anyone could help it would be great.
Just wanted to add that this problem happens sometime when the screen is at
idle. It actually happened when I was reformating my computer, right after
the format reboot, when the light blue microsoft screen appears to activate
it. Thank you.

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 09:41 PM
Hi Devon,

Updating video card drivers can solve most gaming issues. Here's some
simple abc's to always keep in mind. a. Shut off download accelerators,
firewalls and antivirus programs when downloading or installing updates;
b. Check for game patches: www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a
c. Make sure you meet the game's minimum video and system requirements;
d. Check for known issues with your video card at the game's web site. :-)

1. Before you update your drivers, I recommend that you install DirectX 9.0c:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9226a611-62fe-4f61-aba1-914185249413&displaylang=en

Here are the steps I recommend you use to update your driver. If you've
never done this before I recommend you also look over the Installation hints
and Release Notes both of which are linked to from their download page.

2. Download the latest drivers from: www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

3. Save the .exe driver in My Documents\My Drivers\nVidia

4. Restart the computer in Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key
about once every second as it's rebooting to pick Safe Mode.

5. Click Start / (settings) Control Panel / System / Hardware
Device Manager / expand +Display Adapters / right click on
the adapter, pick "Uninstall", and click No if asked to reboot.

6. Use Control Panel / Add-Remove programs to uninstall the
previous driver (exe)software which may have been installed.

7. Restart the computer in Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key
about once every second as it's rebooting to pick Safe Mode.

8. If Windows prompts you to install the adapter, click "Cancel".

9. Double click the nVidia driver we saved to My Documents\My
Drivers\nVidia folder in step 3 to install.it. If it complains about
Windows Logo Certification just click "Continue". This is normal.

10. After you reboot, go to Control Panel / Display / Settings and
choose 32 bit Color Quality, and 800x600 or higher Resolution.

TROUBLESHOOTING:

Test your drivers using DXDiag: Click Start / Run / type: DXDIAG
Click the "Test" buttons in the Display, Sound, Music & Network Tabs;
If any of the Display options are Disabled and you cannot Enable them,
your most likely solution would be to update your Chipset Drivers as per
my website: http://www3.sympatico.ca/nibblesnbits/Video.html#v11

Your program might not support dual monitors, or "dual head" video cards
You can disable the extra video output in your display properties control
panel. Click Start>Settings>Control Panel>Display>Settings>Advanced.

Along with your Video card, Sound Cards, Motherboard Chipsets,
and Video Monitors may also require updated drivers. Even your
motherboard's BIOS may need to be updated for compatibility with
your Video card. These steps are listed at: http://NibblesNbitsVideo.tk

Perhaps the old Nvidia drivers did not completely uninstall. If that's the
case, use this utility to completely uninstall the drivers and go to step 7:
http://content.guru3d.com/index.php?page=detonatorrip&menu=0

The latest video drivers sometime don't work with a particular game.
(Check the Video suggestions in the readme.txt file in your game folder/CD)
If there's no suggestions, try an older (WHQL) driver, and/or if you still
experience problems try a Beta driver, or even an Omega driver instead:

BETA Drivers: http://download.guru3d.com/
OMEGA Drivers: http://www.omegacorner.com/

There you have it, if you have any questions feel free to post them! :-)

--
Cheers,
Jimmy S.

Additional Support Resources: My Zone.com Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk
Microsoft Online Tech Support: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=376
Game FAQ's: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
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"Devon" <Devon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3D1DD485-D64D-40CB-9AC5-8588B350FD9E@microsoft.com...
| hello all my name is Devon Corrias and cant figure out what the problem is.
| Just bought Railroad Tycoon 3 and it loaded up fine. Well after you leave
| the main menu and go to like tutorial or new game after a few seconds of
| gameplay the screen will just go crazy. It looks like a brick wall with tile
| patterns and different colors on it, but its the entire screen and I cant
| exit or anything my only option is to reboot the computer. Here is my
| computer info: OS is XP, Vendor is Intel, Model is Pentium 4, CPU speed is
| 1991 MHz, total memory is 1023 megs, free memory is 742 megs, MMX=yes,
| SSE=yes, SSE2=yes, 3DNow=no, Display Adapter is NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4400, the
| sound device is C-Media wave device. If anyone could help it would be great.
| Just wanted to add that this problem happens sometime when the screen is at
| idle. It actually happened when I was reformating my computer, right after
| the format reboot, when the light blue microsoft screen appears to activate
| it. Thank you.


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