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Anonymous
June 13, 2005 9:47:09 PM

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I have an AMD 1.8 2200, 1gig ram, ATI 9200 128MB, running XP Pro so
according to EAgames' website I'm within their specs to play.
The last thing that happens is I have a black screen with a red "2" spinning
and then it turn into an arrow and there is music playing in the background.
I have to ctrl-alt-del to get out of it and all my video setting are screwed
up.
When my screensaver comes on now, right after trying, it has become a
floating box that says "can't find compatible Direct 3D device".
What gives?
Thanks.

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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 3:37:35 PM

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"Huckleberry" <sneaker68@excite.com> wrote in message
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> I have an AMD 1.8 2200, 1gig ram, ATI 9200 128MB, running XP Pro so
> according to EAgames' website I'm within their specs to play.
> The last thing that happens is I have a black screen with a red "2"
spinning
> and then it turn into an arrow and there is music playing in the
background.
> I have to ctrl-alt-del to get out of it and all my video setting are
screwed
> up.
> When my screensaver comes on now, right after trying, it has become a
> floating box that says "can't find compatible Direct 3D device".
> What gives?
> Thanks.
>
>
right. this is fairly obvious. read the release notes for the game. there is
a list of supported graphics cards. is the 9200 graphics in that list??

no, it's not.

so now let's revisit the error message "can't find compatible Direct 3D
device".

are things starting to get a little clearer?

you can't expect to run the latest games on ancient technology. end of
story. if you don't want to spend the money to ugprade your system every
couple of years then buy an xbox.
Anonymous
June 14, 2005 3:37:36 PM

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"Paul Goodhew" <Paul.Goodhew@telstrawholesale.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Huckleberry" <sneaker68@excite.com> wrote in message
> news:rOpre.461$bo1.23@fed1read06...
>> I have an AMD 1.8 2200, 1gig ram, ATI 9200 128MB, running XP Pro so
>> according to EAgames' website I'm within their specs to play.
>> The last thing that happens is I have a black screen with a red "2"
> spinning
>> and then it turn into an arrow and there is music playing in the
> background.
>> I have to ctrl-alt-del to get out of it and all my video setting are
> screwed
>> up.
>> When my screensaver comes on now, right after trying, it has become a
>> floating box that says "can't find compatible Direct 3D device".
>> What gives?
>> Thanks.
>>
>>
> right. this is fairly obvious. read the release notes for the game. there
> is
> a list of supported graphics cards. is the 9200 graphics in that list??
>
> no, it's not.
>
> so now let's revisit the error message "can't find compatible Direct 3D
> device".
>
> are things starting to get a little clearer?
>
> you can't expect to run the latest games on ancient technology. end of
> story. if you don't want to spend the money to ugprade your system every
> couple of years then buy an xbox.
>
>
Man...you need to untwist your panties. I asked a simple question and as I
said..."My comp is in spec ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN WEBSITE!" Did you miss
that part?? Guess so. Now if there was something in the release notes that
said differently that I'd actually read you wouldn't have needed to reply
with your hissy fit because I wouldn't have asked the question. Is that
computing (1+1=...)?
Don't be such a prissy snob with these smartass comments as they don't help
anyone. Maybe you didn't realize something but people come here to ask
questions or are having problems within the title's subject. If you think
that you are "above" answering basic questions and HELPING someone without
being a snob, then don't waste your "precious intellect" on "us po', ancient
'puter ownin', folk".
Related resources
June 14, 2005 11:06:28 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942 (More info?)

Taken from the demo readme file

- Video Cards
Battlefield 2 only supports the following video cards:
Radeon X700 (PCIe)
Radeon X600 (PCIe)
GeForce 6600 (PCIe)
GeForce PCX 5900 (PCIe)
GeForce 5800 Series (AGP)
ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition
ATI Radeon X800 PRO
ATI Radeon 9800 Series
ATI Radeon 9600 Series
ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350LX)
ATI Radeon 9500 / 9700 Series
ATI Radeon 8500 Series
ATI Radeon X300 Series
NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
NVidia GeForce 6800 GT
NVidia GeForce 6800
NVidia GeForce FX 5950 Series
NVidia GeForce FX 5900 Series
NVidia GeForce FX 5700 Series
_________________________________________________________

Looks like a no go for your card. Silly really as Doom 3 and Half
Life 2 support 9200s

Kaz
June 14, 2005 11:16:38 PM

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Here Here!

Davido U.K.
"Huckleberry" <sneaker68@excite.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Paul Goodhew" <Paul.Goodhew@telstrawholesale.com> wrote in message
> news:D 8lccv$2ef$1@mws-stat-syd.cdn.telstra.com.au...
>>
>> "Huckleberry" <sneaker68@excite.com> wrote in message
>> news:rOpre.461$bo1.23@fed1read06...
>>> I have an AMD 1.8 2200, 1gig ram, ATI 9200 128MB, running XP Pro so
>>> according to EAgames' website I'm within their specs to play.
>>> The last thing that happens is I have a black screen with a red "2"
>> spinning
>>> and then it turn into an arrow and there is music playing in the
>> background.
>>> I have to ctrl-alt-del to get out of it and all my video setting are
>> screwed
>>> up.
>>> When my screensaver comes on now, right after trying, it has become a
>>> floating box that says "can't find compatible Direct 3D device".
>>> What gives?
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>> right. this is fairly obvious. read the release notes for the game. there
>> is
>> a list of supported graphics cards. is the 9200 graphics in that list??
>>
>> no, it's not.
>>
>> so now let's revisit the error message "can't find compatible Direct 3D
>> device".
>>
>> are things starting to get a little clearer?
>>
>> you can't expect to run the latest games on ancient technology. end of
>> story. if you don't want to spend the money to ugprade your system every
>> couple of years then buy an xbox.
>>
>>
> Man...you need to untwist your panties. I asked a simple question and as
> I said..."My comp is in spec ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN WEBSITE!" Did you
> miss that part?? Guess so. Now if there was something in the release
> notes that said differently that I'd actually read you wouldn't have
> needed to reply with your hissy fit because I wouldn't have asked the
> question. Is that computing (1+1=...)?
> Don't be such a prissy snob with these smartass comments as they don't
> help anyone. Maybe you didn't realize something but people come here to
> ask questions or are having problems within the title's subject. If you
> think that you are "above" answering basic questions and HELPING someone
> without being a snob, then don't waste your "precious intellect" on "us
> po', ancient 'puter ownin', folk".
>
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 1:59:54 PM

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Ditto here - had to buy it at the weekend - 50UKP from pcworld (if you
pre-buy through the net). It may not be the best card, but it's one of
the cheapest!
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 4:50:30 PM

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Huckleberry wrote:
> I have an AMD 1.8 2200, 1gig ram, ATI 9200 128MB, running XP Pro so
> according to EAgames' website I'm within their specs to play.
> The last thing that happens is I have a black screen with a red "2"
> spinning and then it turn into an arrow and there is music playing in
> the background. I have to ctrl-alt-del to get out of it and all my
> video setting are screwed up.
> When my screensaver comes on now, right after trying, it has become a
> floating box that says "can't find compatible Direct 3D device".
> What gives?
> Thanks.

The 9200 is not supported. Buy another graphics card.
I have an ATI Radeon 9550 256MB. Works a treat!
--
Jimigun
Anonymous
June 16, 2005 12:13:02 PM

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"Huckleberry" wrote:

> I have an AMD 1.8 2200, 1gig ram, ATI 9200 128MB, running XP Pro so
> according to EAgames' website I'm within their specs to play.
> The last thing that happens is I have a black screen with a red "2"
> spinning and then it turn into an arrow and there is music playing in
> the background. I have to ctrl-alt-del to get out of it and all my
> video setting are screwed up.
> When my screensaver comes on now, right after trying, it has become a
> floating box that says "can't find compatible Direct 3D device".
> What gives?
> Thanks.

There's no reason a 9200 shouldn't work - it's largely the same as a
9000, which in turn is an "economised" 8500 (less pipelines, IIRC, but
all the same DX features).

I did notice a reference to an ATI driver problem (either in the readme
or website, can't remember). Your Direct 3D error could certainly
indicate driver issues. The suggested solution was to roll back to an
earlier driver.


higgy.
Anonymous
June 18, 2005 1:06:05 AM

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"Kaz" <four40@spacenet.net.au> wrote in message
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> Taken from the demo readme file
>
> - Video Cards
> Battlefield 2 only supports the following video cards:
> Radeon X700 (PCIe)
> Radeon X600 (PCIe)
> GeForce 6600 (PCIe)
> GeForce PCX 5900 (PCIe)
> GeForce 5800 Series (AGP)
> ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition
> ATI Radeon X800 PRO
> ATI Radeon 9800 Series
> ATI Radeon 9600 Series
> ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350LX)
> ATI Radeon 9500 / 9700 Series
> ATI Radeon 8500 Series
> ATI Radeon X300 Series
> NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
> NVidia GeForce 6800 GT
> NVidia GeForce 6800
> NVidia GeForce FX 5950 Series
> NVidia GeForce FX 5900 Series
> NVidia GeForce FX 5700 Series
> _________________________________________________________
>
> Looks like a no go for your card. Silly really as Doom 3 and Half
> Life 2 support 9200s
>
> Kaz

I have an 9800 pro, and the same happens for me.
(its on the list btw)

:( 
Anonymous
June 18, 2005 1:07:38 AM

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"Kaz" <four40@spacenet.net.au> wrote in message
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> Taken from the demo readme file
>
> - Video Cards
> Battlefield 2 only supports the following video cards:
> Radeon X700 (PCIe)
> Radeon X600 (PCIe)
> GeForce 6600 (PCIe)
> GeForce PCX 5900 (PCIe)
> GeForce 5800 Series (AGP)
> ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition
> ATI Radeon X800 PRO
> ATI Radeon 9800 Series
> ATI Radeon 9600 Series
> ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350LX)
> ATI Radeon 9500 / 9700 Series
> ATI Radeon 8500 Series
> ATI Radeon X300 Series
> NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
> NVidia GeForce 6800 GT
> NVidia GeForce 6800
> NVidia GeForce FX 5950 Series
> NVidia GeForce FX 5900 Series
> NVidia GeForce FX 5700 Series
> _________________________________________________________
>
> Looks like a no go for your card. Silly really as Doom 3 and Half
> Life 2 support 9200s
>
> Kaz


Update, mine is an 9800 XT, that doesnt work

J
Anonymous
June 18, 2005 9:18:16 PM

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"Huckleberry" <sneaker68@excite.com> wrote in message
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>I have an AMD 1.8 2200, 1gig ram, ATI 9200 128MB, running XP Pro so
>according to EAgames' website I'm within their specs to play.
> The last thing that happens is I have a black screen with a red "2"
> spinning and then it turn into an arrow and there is music playing in the
> background.
> I have to ctrl-alt-del to get out of it and all my video setting are
> screwed up.
> When my screensaver comes on now, right after trying, it has become a
> floating box that says "can't find compatible Direct 3D device".
> What gives?
> Thanks.
>
>

I've had problems with many games lately crashing the video with similar
errors. I'm running the ATI 9700 Pro 128meg. I deleted all ati drivers and
updated to the latest driver via windows update. now all my games run fine
and look good.
Anonymous
June 19, 2005 1:44:56 AM

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scott johnson wrote:
> "Huckleberry" <sneaker68@excite.com> wrote in message
> news:rOpre.461$bo1.23@fed1read06...
>
>>I have an AMD 1.8 2200, 1gig ram, ATI 9200 128MB, running XP Pro so
>>according to EAgames' website I'm within their specs to play.
>>The last thing that happens is I have a black screen with a red "2"
>>spinning and then it turn into an arrow and there is music playing in the
>>background.
>>I have to ctrl-alt-del to get out of it and all my video setting are
>>screwed up.
>>When my screensaver comes on now, right after trying, it has become a
>>floating box that says "can't find compatible Direct 3D device".
>>What gives?
>>Thanks.
>>
>>
>
>
> I've had problems with many games lately crashing the video with similar
> errors. I'm running the ATI 9700 Pro 128meg. I deleted all ati drivers and
> updated to the latest driver via windows update. now all my games run fine
> and look good.
>
>

Thats actually quite interesting.

The ATI drivers provided by Microsoft (via Windows Update) are
notoriously bad.

I always get the newest Catalyst drivers off of the ATI website. I
suppose if everything is working ok, you should be fine, but you might
be able to get a few more FPS with the Catalyst drivers. At worst, you
can always use the rollback function if they don't do you any good.

-- Stine
Anonymous
June 19, 2005 1:57:49 AM

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Kaz wrote:
> Taken from the demo readme file
>
> - Video Cards
> Battlefield 2 only supports the following video cards:
> Radeon X700 (PCIe)
> Radeon X600 (PCIe)
> GeForce 6600 (PCIe)
> GeForce PCX 5900 (PCIe)
> GeForce 5800 Series (AGP)
> ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition
> ATI Radeon X800 PRO
> ATI Radeon 9800 Series
> ATI Radeon 9600 Series
> ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350LX)
> ATI Radeon 9500 / 9700 Series
> ATI Radeon 8500 Series
> ATI Radeon X300 Series
> NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
> NVidia GeForce 6800 GT
> NVidia GeForce 6800
> NVidia GeForce FX 5950 Series
> NVidia GeForce FX 5900 Series
> NVidia GeForce FX 5700 Series
> _________________________________________________________
>
> Looks like a no go for your card. Silly really as Doom 3 and Half
> Life 2 support 9200s
>
> Kaz

I have an ancient AIW 7500 and it works fine. Just because a card isn't
on there, it doesn't mean there is no chance of it working.

-- Stine
Anonymous
June 19, 2005 3:30:30 AM

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"scott johnson" <sgtslaughter@charter.spam(net)> wrote in message
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>
> "Huckleberry" <sneaker68@excite.com> wrote in message
> news:rOpre.461$bo1.23@fed1read06...
>>I have an AMD 1.8 2200, 1gig ram, ATI 9200 128MB, running XP Pro so
>>according to EAgames' website I'm within their specs to play.
>> The last thing that happens is I have a black screen with a red "2"
>> spinning and then it turn into an arrow and there is music playing in the
>> background.
>> I have to ctrl-alt-del to get out of it and all my video setting are
>> screwed up.
>> When my screensaver comes on now, right after trying, it has become a
>> floating box that says "can't find compatible Direct 3D device".
>> What gives?
>> Thanks.
>>
>>
>


Made it work. Had to play singleplayer first, then multi. That did the job
.... :~(
Anonymous
June 19, 2005 4:50:14 AM

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>
> Thats actually quite interesting.
>
> The ATI drivers provided by Microsoft (via Windows Update) are notoriously
> bad.
>
> I always get the newest Catalyst drivers off of the ATI website. I
> suppose if everything is working ok, you should be fine, but you might be
> able to get a few more FPS with the Catalyst drivers. At worst, you can
> always use the rollback function if they don't do you any good.
>
> -- Stine

runs beautiful for me. good frame rates. video card doesn't get too hot
either.
Anonymous
June 19, 2005 10:59:02 AM

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Yup my old fx5200 is not on list and it works just fine. Just make sure
your video drivers are manually updated to the latest they have on site.
Don't use windows update for ANY drivers, it will set you back about 1
1/2 years. (typical windows efficiency) I wouldn't try thier
experimental drivers that come with it either, not on an older card.


--
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June 21, 2005 1:03:19 AM

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On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 21:57:49 -0400, "Nathan A. Stine"
<ten.ysaekaeps@enits.nahtan> wrote:
>> - Video Cards
>> Battlefield 2 only supports the following video cards:
>> Radeon X700 (PCIe)
>> Radeon X600 (PCIe)
>> GeForce 6600 (PCIe)
>I have an ancient AIW 7500 and it works fine. Just because a card isn't
>on there, it doesn't mean there is no chance of it working.
>
>-- Stine

There are always exceptions to the rule. However, I have a few
friends in the same situation. Geforce 4 Ti cards and no go.

I've mentioned a few fixes that were meant to get BF2 running, but
they only get the menu to display. There are a few determined souls
working on it but for the moment, I am not able to play online with my
friends.

It's a pretty hefty price tag to play BF2 when a new card is perhaps
the only way to get it to run.

Kaz
!