I have a LEGAL copy of half life 2 original with steam...played it once a long time ago then played it again soon after that with commentary on i know commentary worked that time i remember it ...now when i start a new game it says node graph out of date but doesn't say that anywhere else only when i start a new game at the beginning and the commentary bubbles don't show up anymore
i tried typing in ai_norebuildgraph "1" in the console then reloading the map, node graph out of date goes away but the ai are half disabled, speech works but the body's are all funky and they don't walk anywhere typing in ai_disable doesnt fix it
in case you need to know my computer is custom Asus P5K64 WS motherboard with 3ghz core 2 duo corsair 2 1gig ddr3 1333 and Evga geforce 8600 gts superclocked please help thanks
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I believe that your GPU is ok, have you updated your Direct X? Go to this Microsoft website to download the latest version of Direct X. Also, have you verified that your power supply has enough watts to power your system?
I had the same problem (sorry for my English). Ive installed all the updates for XP, then i updated my drivers to top, but it doesn't work. BUT! I was installing drivers without ATI panel, only the driver. The last version of drivers on time of writing the post is 27/01/10 (catalyst 10.1 or something, dont remember)- installing this helped the video to run for an hour, copmparing to 4 minutes before using this drivers. After being stopped again(DAMN), i ve decided to slow down the clocking of card in ATI panel- originally it was 650-400 MHz, then ive made it 400-400 and black screen of death dissapeared for ages. I had very much troubles with this, so i hope it would help somebody. Dont feel any differience in games. the only thing for thinking is the count of triubles with this card- like ATI_AMD cant create a stable hardware.
Roll back the drivers to the original that worked and leave it there. Some times an update acts more like a downdate and screws things up. If your getting blue screens, its a hardware failure and is most likely do to the drivers just not being compatible with your system config.
You could also try updating the BIOS on the mainboard and see if that improves it.
I had alot of issues with ATI's catalyst on my last computer. the program kept causing problems so i removed catalyst and installed just the drivers and it worked great after that.
To make a long story short, the answer is no. Games that require 64mb VGA won't work with your hardware. drivers or software won't fix that only a hardware upgrade will do it. Plus s3 brand cards are notorious for bad driver support.
It all depends what kind of games you wish to play, you can probably play all the older games like Quake or Half-Life or older than 1997 just fine on your system with that video card. But you won't be able to play almost any of the newer 3d games out there. If you want to play new games like Battlefield 2 for example, you would at least need a new Nvidia or ATI brand video card on a brand new computer.
Try this, I just tested (2 days ago) an Albatron that arrived here with a 9800pro, crashing everytime they tried to play games.
I installed the latest drivers etc that "should" have resolved the issues...It made it worse. Updated everything including the chipset etc.
After driving myself crazy for several hours I installed the Catalyst 7.3 drivers... Away it went fine, tried the 7.4 (same problems as before), back to 7.3 and fine again.
So with Albatron boards and ATI cards, try the Catalyst 7.3 driver located <HERE>
In order for Cold Fear to run properly, your PC must meet or exceed these minimum requirements:
Opertaing System: Windows 2000 / XP Only Processor: 1 GHz processor minimum, (2 GHz recommended) RAM: 256MB RAM minimum, (512MB recommended) Video Card: DirectX 9 compliant 64MB (128MB recommended) see supported list * Sound Card: DirectX 9 compliant DirectX Version: DirectX 9 included on disk DVD-ROM: 8X or better Hard Drive Space: 2.2 GB Peripherals: Mouse, keyboard, Windows compliant game pad.
* Supported Video Cards at Time of Release
Nvidia GeForce 3/4/FX/6 series (GeForce 4 MX not supported) ATI Radeon 8500/9000/X series
These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game. Laptop versions of these chips may work but are not supported
NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some DVD-RW and virtual drives.
Also, make sure that no other programs are running.