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Windows 7: Hey Guys, New to the forum...need help !! :(

02 Jul 2010   #1
Leaky

Windows 7 64bit Home Edition
 
 
Hey Guys, New to the forum...need help !! :(

Hello everyone,

Im having some problems with RaceDriver: Grid

I currently have installed Windows 7 64 bit home version.

I installed the game and when i booted it up the first time it came up with an error. However, after that i tried it again and it began to work...

The first codemasters video and the trailer for grid both play fine but then after that it goes black! i can still hear the menu music and can do all the functions (pressing enter goes onto another page etc.) but it is just black... i cant see anything!!

I installed it from a genuine disc and wasnt torrented or anything...

Are there any patches i need to download or will it just not work? i love this game and really want to play it!

Also: its on a laptop, does this affect anything?


Thanks in advance, Chris!!


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02 Jul 2010   #2
EpicThorn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Welcome to the Forums
First off, always check for software updates when installing new software.
However it sounds more like a video driver issue.
To start off with, check that your system meets the minimum hardware required for the game.
Then download the latest drivers for your video card.
Good luck.

Regards,
Thorn
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02 Jul 2010   #3
Leaky

Windows 7 64bit Home Edition
 
 

I also contacted codemasters about it and they said that i should maybe try running in compatability mode but i dont know how to do it.

Ive tried to follow the compatability mode tutorial but when i right click the icon and go on propertys it doesnt come up with the same screen that it does on the tutorial, there is no compatability tab to change or even look at :/
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02 Jul 2010   #4
EpicThorn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Go into the program fiolder, then right click it.
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02 Jul 2010   #5
Leaky

Windows 7 64bit Home Edition
 
 

Tried changing it to both windows xp and windows vista and their varying service packs ... none worked! still does the same thing

im going to uninstall then reinstall it and see if that does anything !!
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02 Jul 2010   #6
EpicThorn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Have you checked your drivers?
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02 Jul 2010   #7
Leaky

Windows 7 64bit Home Edition
 
 

What do you mean ? (I apologise, im not very good at computer software and stuff!)

ive been reading about and on another forum it said it may be because my computer isnt high enough spec

This is my laptop spec:
Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400 2.2GHz
4GB RAM
250GB HDD
15.6" WXGA
DVD-Supermulti
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

even though, it should still load up shouldnt it ? just be very slow and glitchy with poor graphics :?
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03 Jul 2010   #8
eshan

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 | Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Leaky View Post
What do you mean ? (I apologise, im not very good at computer software and stuff!)

ive been reading about and on another forum it said it may be because my computer isnt high enough spec

This is my laptop spec:
Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400 2.2GHz
4GB RAM
250GB HDD
15.6" WXGA
DVD-Supermulti
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

even though, it should still load up shouldnt it ? just be very slow and glitchy with poor graphics :?
You forgot to mention the main thing....your Video Card.

To update your drivers for video card, go to ATi/Nvidia/Intel's website then go to download section. You can find latest drivers for your video card there.
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03 Jul 2010   #9
Leaky

Windows 7 64bit Home Edition
 
 

I dont know what the video card is...

It just says that it is an embedded Intel UMA under the graphics section on the website i got it off...

is there any way that you can check on the laptop itself?
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03 Jul 2010   #10
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You can download Speccy and you can get all of your hardware information. It is safe to download and run.
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