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Title: NWN2 problems
Post by: Black Dragon of the Sidhe on March 13, 2007, 10:23:44 AM
Last week I had some problems with my pc and I had to format and re-install everything.  Because of my lack of creating decent back-ups all my save games for NWN2 where gone and I had to restart completely.  As if that is not enough now the game won't run anymore on my pc!  
It used to run without a problem (ok not on the highest graphical settings but it worked).  And now I'm having problems with graphics in such order it became unplayable.  And when I now check http://www.systemrequirementslab.com they tell me my viedo card  isn't good enough,  where they used to say it was.
I have an ASUS Radeon 9600SE 128Mb.

Can anyone help me out here or is there no other option then to get another videocard?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bjorn
Title: NWN2 problems
Post by: Tarr on March 13, 2007, 11:01:06 AM
Are you running the same drivers for your video card that you had before?  Come to that, same drivers for sound card?  I'd bet your problem is one of those.
Title: NWN2 problems
Post by: Black Dragon of the Sidhe on March 13, 2007, 12:45:40 PM
I first downloaded newer drivers and installed them, with them it was barely playable,  with lots of flickering and misformed shadows.
Later I found back my old drivers and installed them also and now, I can get throug the character creation as it was before, but once I start playing everything remains black.
Title: NWN2 problems
Post by: Pixelated on March 13, 2007, 12:53:16 PM
In all fair honesty, if you can even get it to start with a 9600SE you're doing better than most. (SE is ATI's version of Nvidia's LE - in enthusiast circles, it's said to stand for "Shitty Edition").

You really might want to look into an upgrade if you're planning to play graphics intense games like NWN2. I don't know if you've ever made it as far as the city of Neverwinter in this game yet, but that makes my 7800GS crawl - I can only imagine how it does with an old card like that one.

The problem with "blackness" and stuff is usually a shader rendering issue. The 9600SE simply can't handle the shader intensiveness of NWN2 (this is the same reason Nvidia FX-series cards beg for mercy).
Title: NWN2 problems
Post by: Black Dragon of the Sidhe on March 13, 2007, 01:42:20 PM
I used to have no problems what so ever with performance (if I didn't ask to much of it graphic-wise), the only issues I used to have were with shadows (I had constant flickerings on my characters)

I was nearly at the end with one of my characters,  she just reforged the silver sword.  If I ever get it running again, I'm going to have to start all over.

Since I don't play many games on my pc and the games I do play are usually older ones,  I'm not really sure if upgrading my video card is really worth it.  But then again,  I was pretty hooked up till now   :P