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Gears of War PC game with Vista Home Premium.

I installed GOW with no problems. After the opening sequence the camera position changes direction then the whole scene keeps spinning around and I hear a swishing sound as well. Went to the GOW website and saw no other problems like mine discussed there. I updated my video card drivers and made sure Windows Live was correct. Please help, I'd like to enjoy this game........

Keith Bullard
Here's my system specifics........
Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080425-1930)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: RK569AA-ABA m7750n
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8800 GTS
Page File: 1271MB used, 3059MB available
Windows Dir: C:Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode

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  • okbullard Nov 07, 2008

    Oh, THanks for your help..........

  • okbullard Nov 13, 2008

    I have a Saitek P2500 rumble pad hooked up to my computer but this game won't work with or without the gamepad.

  • okbullard Nov 13, 2008

    No. I also tried updating the gamepad drivers and that didn't work either......

    Thanks for trying......


  • okbullard Nov 13, 2008

    I have used the gamepad with other games with no problems. I look at the calibration in control panel and it works fine. The thing with the GOW game is I can't even get to the 1st part of the game where you need the controller; the game goes goofy right after the opening sequence (intro). Then the whole environment spins around.

  • Charles Hall May 11, 2010

    Are you using a gamepad?

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So did you have a gamepad and reinitializing/recalibrating the pad fixed it?

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  • Charles Hall Nov 13, 2008

    Do you use the gamepad with any other games, the problem may be the gamepad. Try unplugging and plugging in the gamepad, I had the same issue when playing Overlord with my Logitech Rumble Pad. Goto the control panel and look at the properties of the gamepad, is one of the sticks utilizing only half of the square (probably the right stick), if so unplug and plug back in the USB cable, or switch ports.

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