Screen Resolution Help

Sierra Sierra homeworld 2 (windows)
June 7, 2010 at 07:51:25
Specs: Windows Vista
I had just installed Homeworld 2 after waiting years to get a decent cd key and, as I usually do, I went into the options menu and started changing the resolutions to fit without knowing what mine was. BIG MISTAKE. I set the resolution to 1600 x 1200 by accident to find that my monitor's highest resolution was only 1440 x 900. I have tried all of my resolutions, and have tried opening the game's properties menu and running it in 640 x 480 but none of it has worked. I've reinstalled the game a dozen times without anything happening at all. however, when I start the game it says it has 'detected obsolete video drivers, please update the driver for your NVIDIA Corporation GeForce 8500 GT/PCI/SSE2.' and it also says that 'Homeworld 2 suspects you have an AGP card running in PCI mode. If this is the case Homeworld 2 will perform better by switching to AGP mode.' what is AGP and PCI and how do I switch them and how do I change the game's resolution back if the button to change the settings is off the screen and my mouse cursor will only go to the screen edge? I have tried pressing tab but nothing gets selected so I think i'm screwed. and I don't want to have to buy it again because my pc might keep the resolution info. HELP ME PLEASE!!!

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June 7, 2010 at 09:45:16
Your monitor resolution should be set at 1440 x 900 in the display properites & kept at that setting...there should be no reason to ever change it.

Homeworld 2 is at least 6-7 yrs old. I assume you have a pirated copy since you were "waiting years to get a decent cd key". Be that as it may, installing it over & over again isn't gonna fix anything. The problem is that you're running Vista. Do some googling for a workaround.

how to run Homeworld 2 on Vista

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June 11, 2010 at 07:55:28
I do have the official game and vista's really not that bad.

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December 5, 2010 at 04:42:15
and by "waited years" I mean that I lost my old cd key, as I wrote it down on a peice of paper, lost the box cd key, then the paper... and by "went into the potions menu" I mean the game options, not the pc options.

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