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Re: Vista Ultimate 64 bit dreamscene shows black...
could i ask to see if you have upgraded to the Vista SP1? and make sure you have the correct drivers for your graphics card...ESPECIALLY if its Nvidia, they are known for there buggy work with vista, so check for updates. I dont usually find updates appealing or neccessary but in Nvidia's case, that rule is highly disregarded!
Good luck and tell me whats up after that, ill do some checking for ya!
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For simplicity depending on your Windows Operating System(OS), easiest is just to install "K-Lite Mega Codec Pack or K-Lite Codec Pack" codec. These packages are compatible ot OS(XP, Vista & Win7 - 32bit(x86)). If your system is 64bit(x64), you can also download & install the 64bit version too. You can install both 32&64 bit versions together if your OS is 64bit.
Just visit Windows Update or look for the icon in your programs list for Windows Update. You have to have Ultimate version I believe for the dreamscapes / dreamscenes.
Just run the Windows Update and you'll see something that reads Ultimate add-ons or something.
I'm not a Vista user anymore so this is from memory. ( My bad memories...lol)
Let me know if you find it.
Best of luck!
p.s. The dreamscenes are sweet, but they draw a lot of power and at times can be distracting. I ended up shutting mine off after a day. BUT they do look really cool especially if you're in the mood to show off how cool you are ;)
Its a matter of market demand and product obsolesence. The 8500 series display adpater wasn't a big hit and nvidia is focusing on the 9000 series right now. The developer copies of Windows 7 is out now and companies like Nvidia are devoting what manpower they have left after layoffs towards that. Your 8500 has/is put on the slow path. There will be updates but you may want to look at getting a hold of a GeForce 9600 Video Adapter. The 9800, although attractive by the specs, draws an incredible amount of wattage from your system and it could put you into power starvation depending on your components and what you do while multi tasking.
The Vista drivers are pretty buggy too. But, if you are getting what you expect count your blessings as many are stuck with a very broken product after paying all that money for this version of Vista that's way over priced.
BTW, the next version of Windows will be pretty good out of the first box and a definet 'have to have' after Vista.
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