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Age of Empires II - Strange Problem! Screenshot Attached

Discussion in 'Games' started by ryanwain, Feb 10, 2007.

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  1. ryanwain

    ryanwain Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I own an Acer Ferrari 4002wlmi with the following spec:
    General

    System Type: Notebook

    Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial, Bluetooth aerial

    Width: 36.3 cm

    Depth: 26.6 cm

    Height: 3.5 cm

    Weight: 2.9 kg

    Localisation: English / United Kingdom
    Processor

    Processor: AMD Turion 64 mobile technology ML-30 / 1.6 GHz

    64-bit Computing: Yes

    Features: 3DNow! Professional technology, PowerNow! technology, HyperTransport technology, Enhanced Virus Protection

    Chipset Type: ATI Radeon Xpress 200
    Cache Memory

    Type: L2 Cache

    Installed Size: 1 MB
    RAM

    Installed Size: 512 MB / 2 GB (max)

    Technology: DDR SDRAM - 333 MHz

    Memory Specification Compliance: PC2700

    Configuration Features: 2 x 256 MB
    Storage Controller

    Type: IDE
    Storage

    Hard Drive: 80 GB - 5400 rpm
    Optical Storage

    Type: DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM - integrated
    Card Reader

    Type: 5 in 1 card reader

    Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card
    Display

    Display Type: 15.4" TFT active matrix

    Max Resolution: 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

    Widescreen Display: Yes

    Colour support: 24-bit (16.7 million colours)

    Features: CrystalBrite
    Video

    Graphics Processor / Vendor: ATI Mobility Radeon X700 - PCI Express

    Video Memory: DDR SDRAM - 128 MB

    Max Resolution (external): 2048 x 1536
    Audio

    Audio Output: Sound card

    Compliant Standards: AC '97

    Audio Input: Microphone
    Input Device(s)

    Type: Keyboard, touchpad, 4-way scroll button



    The problems arise when I run Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. Often the game will open and run fine and I'll be able to play a full game with little problems. However, when I try to exit the game and return to windows, my graphics get messed up, as can be seen in the attached file. This is also the case if I try and switch between the game and my desktop or another program mid game. Further still, on some occasions the screen may also get messed up whilst the game is loading. Unfortunately, the only soluton I have found is to turn my laptop off and restart it.

    I also noted that the same problem occurred when I tried to increase my screens resolution; I did not have Age of Empires on at that time.

    This is an extremely frustrating problem, and any help would be greatly appreciated.


    Many thanks,

    Ryan Wain
     

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  2. Talamute

    Talamute

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    If this problem occured without your AoE being on and trying to change the screen resolution you may want to double check your video drivers being fully updated. That would probably fix the problem, at least it's fixed any problems I've had, may be a conflict with your on-board vid card and the one you installed. Just a couple things to check.
     
  3. ryanwain

    ryanwain Thread Starter

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    i originally had the latest omega drivers. i uninstalled them, and replaced them with the official ATI drivers.

    still the same problem...


    Any suggestions?

    Thanks for your rapid response...
     
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