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gta:vice city graphics problem

March 13, 2007 at 11:57:02
Specs: windows vista home premiu, 1.66 ghz 1gb ram

When i play vice city the graphics are really flickery and so are the menus. I have the patch install but what else should i do to solve it?
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#1
March 13, 2007 at 12:20:53

I would guess it's probably something to do with Vista. Vice city is quite an old game and I doubt Microsoft had it in their mind when they were producing Vista.

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#2
March 13, 2007 at 21:18:08

It's your video card.

When I put Vice City on my sister's laptop I opened it up and it was like that because of her Intel Integrated Graphics... What are your system specifications?

Or... Just tell me your video card.
If you're unsure how to do this, go to start, run and type in "dxdiag" without quotations and click on display.

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#3
March 14, 2007 at 01:23:16

my Compaq presario v2305ca has a crappy ATI x200m 128 meg integrated and runs vice city PERFECTLY,
my old ass desktop with a radeon 9200 128meg runs vice city PERFECTLY
and both of them even run gta:san Andreas
for some reason it dosent let you up the res from 640x480 so even on full graphics settings it runs on both of thoose computers, so the likelihood of his hardware being too slow is very small. it is most likely vista or your graphics drivers on vista, i have vista on my laptop on a separate hard drive and i rarely boot into it because ati dosent have proper video drivers for the x200m for vista

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#4
March 14, 2007 at 14:34:41

my graphics card is an intel 945gm 128mb

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#5
March 16, 2007 at 05:06:25

Well that looks like the problem.

SCX_Tyler, you mention that your laptop graphics are speedy enough to run GTA. This is not the case here: the issue is not speed, but capability.

Intel's GMA is very much a barebones solution: it uses system memory (fighting with the CPU for pipes), is built on low-power PowerVR-MBX architecture, and does not support transform and lighting in hardware. This card simply doesn't have the tools to play most 3D games, so it emulates functions in software, which leads to slow performance, glitches, and incompatibilities.

Almost ANY discrete graphics solution would be an improvement on your current situation. However, if you're running a laptop (you didn't mention that) then your upgrade options are severely limited, if nonexistent, and you're better off playing on a desktop.

If you're on a desktop, post your motherboard info.

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#6
March 16, 2007 at 10:51:56

i am running a laptop so upgrading is a problem.
Is there anyway i can play without upgrading?

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#7
March 17, 2007 at 01:23:58

there is no setting in GTA:VC to reduce the res or any other graphical setting so the odds of it running on your laptop are slim to none :(

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#8
March 17, 2007 at 04:37:31

You can reduce Res and draw distance in VC. Other than that, Your f$%£"d.

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#9
April 1, 2007 at 14:46:21

i have the same problem on my laptop...the only diffrence is that i have an intel gam 950 with 256mb... i aslo thought that you could put new video cards into your laptop....

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#10
April 1, 2007 at 14:59:05

"i aslo thought that you could put new video cards into your laptop...."

Erm.......in a word............NO!


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