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Glitch in ToMI

posted by angel7psyche on - last edited - Viewed by 260 users

I downloaded the 1st Chapter in Tales of Monkey Island, and it seemed to work ok until I picked up the Voodoo Ingredient list which just comes up as a big black spot on the screen. And then when I go to the inventory, it's all black, but I can tell something is there because when I run the cursor over it, the X turns green. Is there any way to fix this?

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    DjNDB Moderator

    You are not the first one. Probably your graphics card does not meet the games requirements.

    Below is what you can do to give us more information.

    Start dxdiag:
    Windows XP: Go to your start menu and click on run. Type in "dxdiag" and hit enter
    Windows Vista: Press the windows key on your keyboard or click on the start menu. Type in "dxdiag" and hit enter.

    Now click on the button that says "save all information".
    It will prompt you to save a file. Save it where you can find it.


    Now you have two options to make it accessible for us. Pick the one that works best for you:
    [LIST=1]
    [*]If you know how, you can zip the file and attach it to a message.

    [*] You can upload it to Rapidshare and copy the link to the file into a new message.
    [/LIST]

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @angel7psyche said: ok, thanks.

    It is as i feared. Your Graphics card only supports DirectX 7 and therefore does not fulfill ToMI's minimum requirements. It needs to support DirectX 8.1.

    Your cheapest option to get it running on your computer is buying a new graphics card.

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    DjNDB Moderator

    I so can not resist:
    Description: SB Live! Wave Device
    Driver Name: emu10k1m.sys
    Driver Version: 5.12.0001.3300 (English)
    Date and Size: 8/17/2001 02:19:26, 283904 bytes

    That's the second oldest driver I've ever seen.

  • I'm seeing the same "black inventory" issue with The Launch of the Screaming Narwhal. My card is indeed a bit old (GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE), though it supports Directx 8.1:

    http://www.gpureview.com/geforce4-ti4800se-card-139.html

    I've attached the output of dxdiag. Can you figure out my issue, will I have to upgrade my hardware?

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @Bubble said: I'm seeing the same "black inventory" issue with The Launch of the Screaming Narwhal. My card is indeed a bit old (GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE), though it supports Directx 8.1:

    http://www.gpureview.com/geforce4-ti4800se-card-139.html

    I've attached the output of dxdiag. Can you figure out my issue, will I have to upgrade my hardware?

    I fear it's one of those cards that don't work properly although they should support DirectX 8.1. You can see more examples here.

    What kind of graphics card slot do you have?

  • What do you mean what kind of slot? Like PCI or AGP?
    I think it's AGP, how could I check it?

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @Bubble said: What do you mean what kind of slot? Like PCI or AGP?
    I think it's AGP, how could I check it?

    Yes, PCI or AGP. Also there are different AGP Versions.

    Your Mainboard Manual would be the best source of information.

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @Bubble said: What do you mean what kind of slot? Like PCI or AGP?
    I think it's AGP, how could I check it?

    In case you don't know the manufacturer and model we can try to identify your Mainboard this way:

    Identifying your mainboard:

    Download and install the latest version of cpu-z.
    Start it and open the mainboard tab like this:
    b488c_1248592576.png

    Write a message containing
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer:
    Model:
    Chipset:
    BIOS
    Brand:
    Version:
    Date:

  • Motherboard
    Manufacturer: (CPU-Z left this empty, but I'm pretty sure it's Soyo)
    Model: VT8367-8233A
    Chipset: VIA KT266/333 Rev. 00
    Southbridge: VIA VT8233A
    LPCIO: ITE IT8705

    BIOS
    Brand: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    Version: 6.00 PG
    Date: 01/24/2003

    Also, under Graphic Interface:
    Version: AGP version 3.0
    Transfer rate: 4x
    Max supported: 4x
    Site Band: enabled

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