I installed my old Frogger 3D game on my Windows XP laptop recently and I found that using my 3D card (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160m ) makes the game progressively slow down until it's basically moving frame by frame, however using MMX as the 3D card in the video setup makes the game run smoothly but it looks really bad graphically. Another issue is the game lacks all its music and I have no idea what to do to fix that. If anyone else has experienced these issues and has found solutions, please help me with this situation, it's very irritating. Thanks for your help. (Note: I use an IDT Audio sound card)
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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.
As far as I know, the music does not play on a SATA drive, or on a NT based operating system. It seems to only run on the DOS based operating system, like Win 95, 98, 98SE, and ME. Frogger works fine (with music) on my older Pentium 4 with Win 98SE.
for what its worth I have the same laptop..bought it from best buy as you did.I play a lot of 3d games..I play Crysis for hours at a time as well as F.E.A.R. and have never had a shut down problem.I would suggest taking it back to best buy.The only thing I have found to be a problem with this laptop is that its a 64 bit operating system.I have Vista 32 bit on my other computer and have never had a problem..the 64 bit has given me driver problems on a few programs that I use to use.I'm actually thinking of doing a fresh install and put in vista 32 bit.Haven't decided yet..still searching for more info on the 2 systems.
Anyway..I'd take it back.
PS..the fan is working isn't it?