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Anonymous
July 28, 2005 10:41:58 PM

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While I am playing the game occasionally the screen goes black but I can
hear the game continuing in the background. Does anyone have any
suggestions for me on what it might be?

I am running an
Athlon 64 - 2800+
9800 Pro video card
Windows XP
1 gig of pc 3200 memory

As you can well imagine it is a major pain in the ass to lose the game that
way. If I fit Esc. I can hear it open up that screen then I move the mouse
to the upper right corner and click where I think quit is, and the game will
quit and bring me to the desktop and up pops my screen and I can see
everything again.

Please any help would be a apprectiated.

Thanks chad
Anonymous
July 29, 2005 2:17:18 PM

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"Chazz" <ctneub@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> While I am playing the game occasionally the screen goes black but I can
> hear the game continuing in the background.

What video card drivers and version?

L.
July 29, 2005 2:39:19 PM

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

On Thu, 28 Jul 2005 18:41:58 GMT, "Chazz" <ctneub@hotmail.com> wrote:

>While I am playing the game occasionally the screen goes black but I can
>hear the game continuing in the background. Does anyone have any
>suggestions for me on what it might be?
>
>I am running an
>Athlon 64 - 2800+
>9800 Pro video card
>Windows XP
>1 gig of pc 3200 memory
>
>As you can well imagine it is a major pain in the ass to lose the game that
>way. If I fit Esc. I can hear it open up that screen then I move the mouse
>to the upper right corner and click where I think quit is, and the game will
>quit and bring me to the desktop and up pops my screen and I can see
>everything again.
>
>Please any help would be a apprectiated.
>
>Thanks chad
>

Drivers are always the first point of call...but, After how long
playing does this happen, could be your Gcard is getting too hot,
check ventilation is ok in case. (check fan is spinning on G-card
cooler)



\Solidus
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Anonymous
July 30, 2005 12:59:05 AM

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<Solidus> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 28 Jul 2005 18:41:58 GMT, "Chazz" <ctneub@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>While I am playing the game occasionally the screen goes black but I can
>>hear the game continuing in the background. Does anyone have any
>>suggestions for me on what it might be?
>>
>>I am running an
>>Athlon 64 - 2800+
>>9800 Pro video card
>>Windows XP
>>1 gig of pc 3200 memory
>>
>>As you can well imagine it is a major pain in the ass to lose the game
>>that
>>way. If I fit Esc. I can hear it open up that screen then I move the
>>mouse
>>to the upper right corner and click where I think quit is, and the game
>>will
>>quit and bring me to the desktop and up pops my screen and I can see
>>everything again.
>>
>>Please any help would be a apprectiated.
>>
>>Thanks chad
>>
>
> Drivers are always the first point of call...but, After how long
> playing does this happen, could be your Gcard is getting too hot,
> check ventilation is ok in case. (check fan is spinning on G-card
> cooler)

You should also check that the fan on the Gcard and the fan on the cpu fan
is NOT full of dust.

E.
July 31, 2005 12:40:55 PM

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"Chazz" <ctneub@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> While I am playing the game occasionally the screen goes black but I can
> hear the game continuing in the background. Does anyone have any
> suggestions for me on what it might be?
>


There is a known bug with ATI drivers that after long periods of play in Win
XP, some users will experience graphical glitches.


It's a driver issue mate, try messing with some Omega drivers.

HTH


Kirby
Anonymous
August 1, 2005 2:16:04 AM

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Do I just click on update driver, or do I do something else. Because I do
have an ATI Video card. Thanks for the help


Chad







"Kirby" <hgvhgy@wewez.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Chazz" <ctneub@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:WF9Ge.2539$cg.1988@news02.roc.ny...
>> While I am playing the game occasionally the screen goes black but I can
>> hear the game continuing in the background. Does anyone have any
>> suggestions for me on what it might be?
>>
>
>
> There is a known bug with ATI drivers that after long periods of play in
> Win
> XP, some users will experience graphical glitches.
>
>
> It's a driver issue mate, try messing with some Omega drivers.
>
> HTH
>
>
> Kirby
>
>
August 1, 2005 7:23:25 PM

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"Chazz" <ctneub@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Do I just click on update driver, or do I do something else. Because I
do
> have an ATI Video card. Thanks for the help
>

Hmmm, you need to do a little more than update if you wantt your new drivers
to funstion properly.

Firstly, you need the ati uninstaller. This can be found at
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/cat-uninstaller.exe Only download this for now,
wait until you have your drivers downloaded.

Secondly, drivers, which, Omega or Ati. Personally, i find ATI's to be okay.
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/5-7_xp-2k_dd_cp_wdm_24085.e...

or

Some people prefer Omega
http://www.ngohq.com/home.php?page=Files&go=cat&dwn_cat...
id=66

THEN, uninstall the existing drivers with the uninstaller. You will be asked
to reboot. After reboot, install one of the choosen drivers.

GL

HTH



Kirby


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> "Kirby" <hgvhgy@wewez.com> wrote in message
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> > "Chazz" <ctneub@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:WF9Ge.2539$cg.1988@news02.roc.ny...
> >> While I am playing the game occasionally the screen goes black but I
can
> >> hear the game continuing in the background. Does anyone have any
> >> suggestions for me on what it might be?
> >>
> >
> >
> > There is a known bug with ATI drivers that after long periods of play in
> > Win
> > XP, some users will experience graphical glitches.
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> > It's a driver issue mate, try messing with some Omega drivers.
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> > HTH
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November 27, 2008 7:51:23 PM

The same exact tthing happens to me.
Only mines, it doesn't wory at all.
It shows the Igoogle stuff and evrything. And then it just goes black but the music is still there.
So it can't be that the hardward is hot.
Because for me it happens only for ONE game which is Baby Luv
PLEASE HELP!!
!