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Windows 7: movement controls not working on old Star Wars game?

28 Dec 2009   #1
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 
walk/run controls not working on old Star Wars game?

So basically my brother has a game that he is unable to play on his computer. I decided to try to install it on my netbook, because looking at the back of it my computer meets the specifications. it installs ok, even though it thinks i have OpenGL version 1.1 instead of 1.4 (I have 2.0), however, it does not control well. when i first started playng it all the controls worked fine, but after a while the navigation controls (wasd in my case) start to behave oddly with sometimes the character acting as if the button is sticking, then being completely unresponsive. yet, all other keys work because i can pan the camera and access the menus. help?
Star Wars Knights of the old Republic II: the sith lords.
mainly because he is looking for a laptop under $400 and the only things are netbooks, which may not be powerful enough.


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02 Jan 2010   #2
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Could this be caused because my drivers only support OpenGL 1.1 while the game needs 1.4?
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06 Jan 2010   #3
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
Could this be caused because my drivers only support OpenGL 1.1 while the game needs 1.4?
EDIT> Looks like there's a relatively recent driver out for your Atom's GMA 500: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...Windows+Vista*
(Says it's for Vista but it will work in Windows 7)

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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06 Jan 2010   #4
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Does this driver support OpenGL 1.4?
am currently attempting to install.
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06 Jan 2010   #5
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Didn't work, however the 7 drivers are newer I believe.
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06 Jan 2010   #6
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Downloaded OpenGL Extension Viewer (a reall great diag app btw)
it says that I have OpenGL 1.1 still, and DirectX 9.
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06 Jan 2010   #7
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hmm... I'm not sure why the game thinks you have OpenGL 1.1, because the GMA 500 definitely supports 2.0. The only other thing I can think of is the Vista/7 KotOR fix floating around on the web. It's been used for people who can't run the game at all, which doesn't seem to be your case, but it might be worth reading up on anyway. Let me know what happens.

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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06 Jan 2010   #8
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Yeah I've been checking around and i conclude the only thing that could be causing this is: the GMA500 has ****ty drivers.
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08 Jan 2010   #9
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

*update*
Apparently Intel is supposed to be making better drivers in the next few months, so there may be hope.
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11 Jan 2010   #10
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
*update*
Apparently Intel is supposed to be making better drivers in the next few months, so there may be hope.
That's good to know. Could you please provide a link to the source of that info?

Thanks,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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