Neverwinter Nights monitor issue

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Sep 30, 2005
Me and a friend of mine recently bought Neverwinter Nights Diamond at Wal-Mart. We only bought it so we could have a game to possibly play online together without having to pay a subscription fee each month. I installed it, everything went alright. I got to the master menu thingie and hit play. After it loaded up I saw the little hand that your mouse turns into, and it was flashing. It would remain a hand for about a split second, then go away, then come back. Its so rapid that its not really a problem, I can see where the mouse is, but its annoying. Then I clicked New to start a new game. I clicked Neverwinter Nights Campaign (the original neverwinter nights, not the other three) and then clicked Prelude, since its the beginning and the only option I have. I clicked Create New Character to make my own, and the loading screen came up and started flashing. The loading screen loads very fast, and I get to the character creation menu. Yet my screen constantly flashes. Its very rapid, and does it on the whole screen, and its so very annoying. I would be able to play, but it would hurt my eyes and I know I would get tired of it. When I hit cancel to go back, the screen continued to flash, even on the main menu. I clicked exit to quit the game and as soon as it went away the desktop came up and it wasn't flashing anymore.

This must be some type of monitor issue... I'm computer stupid and I need some help. My monitor has acted weird on games before, such as Flyff, where the screen flashes a bit and the mouse really looks screwed up, but other games I play like Maple Story or Ultima Online have no visual problems at all.

My computer was bought in september of last year and is an Averatec notebook. I bought Neverwinter Nights thinking it came out quite a while ago and that my computer would be able to handle it. I would post specifics about my computer but im not sure what I need to write, and how to find it. So if you need to know something about my computer please tell me what it is and how to find it. Thanks in advance for any help given! Sorry for such a long post, but I tried to give as much information as possible.

Edit: Well, I made the character and went to the gameplay, just to see if the problem would cure up. It didnt... As I'm playing the game I see that all the menu boxes, the text boxes, my characters picture, the character models, and the mouse all disappear for about a half of a second, leaving only the environment for me to see, then they come back. It repeats this very rapidly. I have no idea whats causing this. Is it a refresh rate problem?
Aug 15, 2002
Have a look at this thread. :)

First, I would update your video drivers. If you don't know where to get them, then post your specs using the DXDiag method mentioned in that link.

And yes, it does sound like some sort of refresh rate problem. But it's hard to say exactly what it is without knowing the system specs, and the driver versions, but the DXDiag report will give us that information. Good luck!
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