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I've been having problems getting the demo of Far Cry to work click here
When I try to run it, my screen just goes white and my system freezes.
As per my other thread, I've installed different versions of Catalyst drivers, reinstalled my chipset driver(agp to cpu), disabled fastwrite, changed my RAM speed and tested my memory, and it still won't work.
There was an error report generated, which reads:
Stream Engine Initialization
Script System Initialization
System: INFO: DirectX 9.0c installed
System: VideoCard Detected: ATI (Radeon 9600 Pro)
Direct3D9 driver is creating...
Best-match display mode: 1024x768x32 (Error=8)
ERROR: Chosed NULL Ref Device that can't render anything
Error: Couldn't initialize 3D environment (E_FAIL)
*** Clearing render resources ***
Exception: 0xC0000005, at Address: 0x001B:0x40047B3E
Exception Code: 0xC0000005
Exception Addr: 0x001B:0x40047B3E
Exception Module: Unknown>
Exception Description: Attempt to read from address 0x00000000
The memory could not be "read"
After reading the above, I went into dxdiag and ran the tests for Direct3D, the box spins really quickly, it's just a blur.
Can anyone shed any light on this please.
Running on XP SP2, Athlon XP 3200+, 2x512 pc3200 RAM, Radeon 9600 256MB card.
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Thanks for the links. The problem is that they assume you can load the game and I can't even do that, or what they say to do, I've alreadly done.
The Ghost of Inept Pig, hiya.
I'll check out your links and do a search of the forums as you suggest.
Thanks for you continued help, it's really appreciated, dagwoood.
Do you have the Net Framework update installed from Microsoft Update?
No, I don't have the .NET Framework s/w installed.
I assume you mention this because I have catalyst drivers installed, but I downloaded the control panel and graphics drivers as seperate downloads so as not to install the Catalyst Control Centre(I found it was pants :0) )
I think I'm going to knock this one on the head guys. I've been, with your help, trying to get this to run for over 2 days now and I've had enough.
I've followed the different links and couldn't find a definitive answer to my problem. As I've tried numerous things to sort this and it STILL wont work, I'm at the stage where I want to throw my pc out the window!!!
Thank you all for the advice/input/links.
P.S. Just to put my mind at rest, if it was Direct3D/memory issue, am I correct in thinking I wouldn't be able to run something like, say, 3DMark03?
Above should have read 3DMark05 and NOT 3DMark03.
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