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Strange error in two games

Discussion in 'Games' started by stark23x, May 30, 2003.

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  1. stark23x

    stark23x Thread Starter

    May 29, 2003
    I am highly frustrated by a weird error in two games: Return to Castle Wolfenstein and GTA Vice City. In both games, I am unable to get the zoom fucntion on the sniper weapons to work. At first it was just GTA, but when I came to a point where I had no choice but to use a sniper rifle in Wolfenstein, I discovered it there as well.

    I have Vietcong, Battlefield 1942, Quake 3, etc, and zooming in and out works in all those games. I tried the following solutions:

    Tried to bind the exact same keys in every game
    Updated all games
    Updated nVidia drivers to absolute latest (Detonator 44.10)
    Updated DirectX 9

    My system specs:

    Win XP Pro SP1
    1024MB RAM
    Athlon XP 1700+
    nVidia Ti4600 128MB graphics card
    Asus AVN78X motherboard

    H E L P ! ! ! ! ! I am at a point in both games where I cannot move on unless I can solve this. I'll give you my firstborn child if you have a solution. ;)
  2. AtreideS


    Aug 20, 2001
    That is a strange problem.
    For RTCW have you tried the following?
    1) make an autoexec.cfg file in your main directory (if you haven't already got one)
    2) inside type: bind x "weapalt" , change x to whatever key you want the zoom to be.
    3) Load up RTCW, in the console type: exec autoexec.cfg
    4) Select your sniper rifle and now press the key you bound earlier. What happens?

    Another thing.. are you able to use the binoculars to see things. The bind for that is: bind x "+zoom" If that doesn't work as well then something is definately up. This problem seems very bizarre to be happening in two completely different games.

    Good luck. I hope I've been enough help to atleast get your first born's arms.:)
  3. AtreideS


    Aug 20, 2001
    I just realised you mentioned Quake3 works fine. That makes this even stranger! If Quake 3 can zoom fine then RTCW definately should as they both use the same engine. :)
  4. McTimson


    Aug 15, 2002
    What are the keys for zooming in those games? I know vice city's keys are z and x, im not sure about the others. Have you tried changing the default keys?
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