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Offline joek

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Originally (since I first bought FS2 years ago) for me FS2 looked like this:
 http://www.joek.com/i/freespace/bad_video.gif
The text all scrambled and the ship textures and nebula effects just a blur.

My system is 350Mhz with 128MB RAM. Just yesterday I got rid of my old video card and replaced it with a GeForce 3. I also then downloaded and installed DirectX 8. I even made sure that I had the FS2 patch installed.

Now, the textures and nebula effects are clear and awesome. But, I still have these problems.
 http://www.joek.com/i/freespace/fs_bad_1.gif
 http://www.joek.com/i/freespace/fs_bad_2.gif
The text and HUD is still scrambled.

Please help.
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Offline QXMX

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Did you replace your monitor?

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Offline Setekh

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Ouch. Looks like EMP, almost. What could be causing that?  
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Starwing

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Do you have anything standing next to your monitor that could cause interference?

 

Offline joek

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No interference, couldn't be monitor, no to all things like that.

The graphics: main hall, background and ship textures, even everything outside of FS2 are fine. Hell, even FS1 is perfectly fine (can see the font nice and clear). It's just the font and hud in the game...

If was other stuff OK, but just that it's this tiny thing that's wrong when everything else is fine is what really bugs me.

Oh well, FS2 for me is now 300% better than before my new card. So I guess I can live with it until I get a whole new computer.

Joe.
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Offline Nico

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Funniy, I have the same pb with xwing alliance, but I almost can't read what's written. Oh well, that's not important, XWA is crappy,so I'm not surprised...

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Starwing

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XWA is crappy[/B]

I hope that was just a joke... It may not be Freespace 2, but it's not THAT bad.

 

 

Offline Setekh

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It certainly has a lot of modding potential.  
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Starwing

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Yes, it has. Not as much as Freespace though, but right now our uberleet programmers are working on a way to fool XWA to load cutscenes in AVI format.

 

Offline Ypoknons

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Umm er venom? See my siggy! Sorry about the OT.
In any case, that's a strange problem. I haven't seen anything like in XWA too..

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Offline Fineus

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I have....

Dude, um- try switching between D3D and glide in XWA. Unfortunately this can't be done in Freespace2...

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Offline Kazan

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FS2 has glide support, if you have glide video card

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Offline phreak

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those pics make it look like the letters are bleeding..
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Offline IceFire

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GeForce 3 doesn't have Glide support.

Its kind of odd that you would have the same problem with two different video cards.  What was your previous video card?

I'd say update the GeForce 3 drivers if possible, but that shouldn't be it.
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Offline Darkage

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I use Glide,in d3d mode i cant see the squad logo's but whit glide i can and it looks much better in glide mode than d3d

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Offline Nico

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Ypoknons: LOL!!! You know why I bought this game, finaly? To be able to test the XWA upgrade  
I must admit that FS2's engine is kicked by the XWA one for modding: you can use intersecting polys, the polycount of you ships is huge and it runs damn smoothly on my computer. Rha, if only we could put as many shjips in a FS2 mission...
What I don't like in XWA is tnhat there's a lot of damn borring missions, and that I'm a crappy pilot, so thios game is too hard for me, even in easy =D

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