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Anonymous
April 1, 2005 11:10:42 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

Cari,

If this is the case how come i can play a percentage of the game with
seamless gameplay?

Just a bit puzzling that's all. Massively expensive to upgrade laptop
graphics card



Cari \(MS-MVP\) Wrote:
> Unfortunately it's far more likely that the onboard graphics just
> aren't
> sufficient for the game. Consider purchasing a separate graphics
> card.
> Check whether you have a free AGP slot (or even PCI or PCI Express) and
> then
> look at the collection of your games and find the one with the highest
> specs
> and choose your card accordingly.
>
> Then do your research.... and fix your budget. With high end gaming
> graphics cards going up to $500, look at those which meet your
> specification - and maybe a little higher - always plan for the future.
> You
> can pick up something like a FX5700 with 256mb of RAM (AGP) for about
> $130
> at places like www.newegg.com
>
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Printing & Imaging
>
> In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
>
>
> "BigFatGoalie" BigFatGoalie.1mradp@pcbanter.net wrote in message
> news:BigFatGoalie.1mradp@pcbanter.net...-
>
> Hello All,
> I have an IBM R30 and i have recently been playing Call of Duty and
> Call of Duty United offensive games on my 17" TFT. I have encountered
> a
> problem however.
>
> The gameplay is really good up until a certain stage where the
> graphics
> basically die and go pixelly and green / pink colours. I have
> exhausted
> every possible avenue possible to fix this, i was wondering if anyone
> could help me or offer any advice. I don't see how it can be great
> right up until this point and then suddenly stop performing.
>
> Could it be a corrupt game file or something along those lines?
>
> Thanks :eek: 
>
>
> --
> BigFatGoalie
> -


--
BigFatGoalie

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Anonymous
April 4, 2005 3:29:43 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

What else are you running at the same time as the game? I understand that
it's a huge cost in changing notebooks (having just done it!)... but unless
it's a really high end one, notebook computers are really not designed for
gaming.

They suffer from overheating if you really push them hard... and the
graphics are never quite as good as a high end desktop. Integrated graphics
suffer more... often because you are 'borrowing memory' from RAM for them...

According to the IBM website this model has only 8mb of integrated graphics:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?...

For gaming you should consider at least 64mb and often 128mb.

If you think it may be a corrupted driver, the latest can be found at IBM's
website at:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/multiplefile...

Call of Duty requires at least 32mb of graphics memory and a T&L capable
graphics card (which is CyberBlade isn't). The game recommends at least
128mb of RAM and at least an nVidia GeForce or FX card or ATI Radeon.
http://www.ultimate-gamer.com/cod/cod.htm
--
Cari (MS-MVP) Windows Client - Printing & Imaging
www.coribright.com

In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP

"BigFatGoalie" <BigFatGoalie.1mt51p@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
news:BigFatGoalie.1mt51p@pcbanter.net...
>
> Cari,
>
> If this is the case how come i can play a percentage of the game with
> seamless gameplay?
>
> Just a bit puzzling that's all. Massively expensive to upgrade laptop
> graphics card
>
>
>
> Cari \(MS-MVP\) Wrote:
>> Unfortunately it's far more likely that the onboard graphics just
>> aren't
>> sufficient for the game. Consider purchasing a separate graphics
>> card.
>> Check whether you have a free AGP slot (or even PCI or PCI Express) and
>> then
>> look at the collection of your games and find the one with the highest
>> specs
>> and choose your card accordingly.
>>
>> Then do your research.... and fix your budget. With high end gaming
>> graphics cards going up to $500, look at those which meet your
>> specification - and maybe a little higher - always plan for the future.
>> You
>> can pick up something like a FX5700 with 256mb of RAM (AGP) for about
>> $130
>> at places like www.newegg.com
>>
>> --
>> Cari (MS-MVP)
>> Printing & Imaging
>>
>> In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
>>
>>
>> "BigFatGoalie" BigFatGoalie.1mradp@pcbanter.net wrote in message
>> news:BigFatGoalie.1mradp@pcbanter.net...-
>>
>> Hello All,
>> I have an IBM R30 and i have recently been playing Call of Duty and
>> Call of Duty United offensive games on my 17" TFT. I have encountered
>> a
>> problem however.
>>
>> The gameplay is really good up until a certain stage where the
>> graphics
>> basically die and go pixelly and green / pink colours. I have
>> exhausted
>> every possible avenue possible to fix this, i was wondering if anyone
>> could help me or offer any advice. I don't see how it can be great
>> right up until this point and then suddenly stop performing.
>>
>> Could it be a corrupt game file or something along those lines?
>>
>> Thanks :eek: 
>>
>>
>> --
>> BigFatGoalie
>> -
>
>
> --
> BigFatGoalie
>
!