I recently installed Windows XP on a brand new machine and found that in certain games, and in the standard Windows 3D screen savers, the video is very jerky. In 3D Flowerbox, for example, the object will constantly flash ahead of where it's supposed to be, then back, causing it to sort of flicker back and forth. For what it's worth, in the preview window it does the opposite: it will flicker back to where it's just been, rather than where it's about to be.
The games I've noticed this in are typically older top-down RTS style games, where when I scroll along the map, it will keep jerking back and forth. If I scroll right, it will move right, but keep flashing a little to the left as it's doing so.
In both cases, restarting the computer (not just the game) will make the problem go away for a while, but then it gradually creeps back, and just gets worse and worse until I reboot.
I'm running an AMD Athlon dual core processor with a GeForce 8600 GTS video card. I have both the latest video and DirectX drivers.
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Re: Jumpy 3D graphics
I would re seat the Vid. Card first, and make sure it is in the socket tight, and if that doesn't do it? You probably should try another Video card to eliminate the possibility that the problem isn't with the Video Card in question.
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Simply please try uninstalling the game and reinstall. If you are using a Windows Xp machine and it is a Laptop then it is likely the graphics card in the machine is not able to handle the level of graphics being displayed in the game.
If you are checking the graphics card driver you may want to take note of any stickers on the machine indicating the brand of graphics card for example if it is a NVIDIA graphics card you will need to go to the NVIDIA site download and install the most recent graphics driver for the card and try again. If it fails it is likely the video card not being able to handle the levels of graphics as mentioned before
3d video cards are relatively new so if you've didn't recently install a video card, chances are you don't have one as 3d video cards do not come standard in most computers.
That said, go to
then Device Manager
Expand Display Adapters and you should see the model number of your graphics card. Google that and you'll be able to see if 3d video card or not.
Best of luck.
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80 MB Hard Disk space 32 MB RAM (64 for Wýndows 2000) DirectX 7.0a Mouse Keyboard
Notes on Sound and Video Cards
a.) Problems with the Intel i740 Chipset Users with an Intel i740 chipset may experience a dithered pattern overlaying the game in the front-end. Gameplay should remain fully playable.
b.) Problems with the ATI Rage Pro Chipset For Windows 98 users: The recommended drivers for the ATI Rage Pro chipset are the latest reference drivers found on http://www.ati.com/. We recommend Version 4.12.2632.
For Windows 2000 users: Ensure that DirectX 8.0 is installed. It can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=27742. Once installed, right-click on the FIFA 2002 shortcut on the desk top, select Properties, and add "3D=dx8z" to the end of the "Target" property.
c.) Problems with the S3 Savage4 Chipset Users with an S3 Savage4 chipset may experience minor graphical issues in the front-end. Gameplay should remain fully playable.
d.) Problems with the KYRO Chipsets In 640x480 the Pause menu overlay will appear to be missing part of the background. To fix this issue, set the resolution to 800x600 or higher. This will not affect game play in any way.
e.) Video Cards NOT supported by FIFA 2002 3Dfx Voodoo 1 3Dfx Voodoo Rush Hercules Thriller 3D Diamond Stealth II Number Nine Revolution IV ATI Rage II Chromatic Mpact 2 S3 Virge S3 Virge VX S3 Virge DX/GX S3 Trio 3D
Notes on Windows
FIFA 2002 supports Windows 95b, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME and Windows XP.
*NOTE - To install the game properly on Windows 2000/Windows XP, you will need administrator access to your machine. Consult your Windows 2000/Windows XP documentation for more information.
Known problems with Windows 2000/Windows XP:
During testing, some video cards experienced problems due to driver incompatibility issues. Check your 3D card manufacturer's web site to obtain updated Windows 2000 or Windows XP drivers.
The min for this game is:
32 MB DirectX® 8.1 certified video card with T&L - prism 3D errors are mainly based on your graphics card. Try installing a new driver for your graphics card as well as download and install the game patch from hunting unlimited website.
it depends on what os you are installing if you are installing windows xp, all pre 2000 graphics card dont usualy need drivers in windows xp, if its not asking for drivers you maybe have to install them manualy *DRIVERLINK* (winxp):http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/xp/legacy-xp.html *DRIVERLINK* (win2k):http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/2k/legacy-2k.html *DRIVERLINK*(win98):http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/98me/legacy-98me.html
These are the last drivers made by ati for that graphics card
The following was taken from http://www.busdrivergame.com/support.php#14Based on the below description, I believe your problem would be solved by updating your video card drivers. The ones that ship with the card on cd are always very old. Here is a link to get the new drivers from NVIDIA.You did not say, so I will assume you have Windows XP, if so, here is the link for the most recent driver:http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_175.19_whql.htmlIf you do not have XP, then go to this link and find one for you OShttp://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-usIf this works, I would appreciate a rating, I am new to fixya and would like to get a good rating. Thanks and Good Luck!!14. I get a message saying: We are sorry, but the operating system failed to provide the window to render game graphics in. Bus Driver immediately crashes with a Prism3D error.
There are several possible causes for this to happen. In most cases, the critical element of resolving the problem is upgrading video card drivers. (See #8 above)
Reportedly, some computer vendors ship new machines with the system preconfigured, but without proper drivers for the particular brand of 3D accelerator card installed, including OpenGL support. Make sure to always have proper up to date 3D card drivers installed.
Upgrades of certain Windows components (upgrade of DirectX, a Service Pack application) may require driver reinstallation afterwards.
You may have your desktop color depth (Color quality) in Windows set to 256 colors. Make sure you have Windows running in 16-bit or 32-bit color depth.
You may be using a very old computer with hardware capabilities below minimum specifications required to run Bus Driver.
Do you have the latest version of direct x installed?
Direct x sometimes can cause problems with games using 3d acceleration, as some versions of direct x are not fully compatible with the video card and/or the video card drivers.