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TOMI issue, couldn't find a similar thread...

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Basically I bought TOMI from steam and downloaded it (not sure if that makes a difference, but I thought I'd mention it out of completeness). Whilst it was downloading my internet cut out a few times so I had to restart my PC and carry on from where it left off (again, just out of completeness) but it all seemed fine and installed like a dream.

BUT THEN.

I tried running the game and its pretty messed up. The options menus are extremely difficult to see, and it wont let me change the graphic quality. The game itself looks awful to, with textures not loading etc.

I'm using Windows XP home
Intel pentium 4
1G RAM
Radeon 7000 64MB graphics card.

I've got the latest drivers for everything. Anyone able to help?

Here are a couple of slightly scaled down pictures showing what I mean.

monkey1.jpgmonkey2.jpg

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  • I am also having the exact same problem!! I have a vga on board graphics chip, a SiS 651,

    and i have DirectX 9.0c?????????????????? What could the problem be?

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    @Gimpy said: I am also having the exact same problem!! I have a vga on board graphics chip, a SiS 651,

    and i have DirectX 9.0c?????????????????? What could the problem be?


    Your graphics chip also just supports DirectX 7. It is 6 years old, and has very low 3D performance. Therefore you probably would not be happy even if it would show the graphics correctly.

  • What about a ati radeon 9500 pro card? As i am sure i have onw over at my dad's house??

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    @Gimpy said: What about a ati radeon 9500 pro card? As i am sure i have onw over at my dad's house??

    You should give it a try. There have been similar problems with Old Radeons but i haven't seen anything about the radeon 9500 so far.

    A main difference is that it is still supported by the most recent radeon Drivers, therefore you could be lucky.
    Just download and install them from amd. Try to uninstall your previous drivers before installing the new card though.

  • @DjNDB said: You should give it a try. There have been similar problems with Old Radeons but i haven't seen anything about the radeon 9500 so far.

    A main difference is that it is still supported by the most recent radeon Drivers, therefore you could be lucky.
    Just download and install them from amd. Try to uninstall your previous drivers before installing the new card though.

    Thanks for that mate. Will give it a go.

  • @DjNDB said: Sadly the geforce3 only supports DirectX 8.0, not the required DirectX 8.1.

    Those issues are even present in the geforce4 series and Radeon 9000 series, although they should support DirectX 8.1.

    It's not easy with those old cards. Your chances are better if you try a card not older then 4-5 years, but you might have luck with olders as well.

    I would look for a geforce fx/6, radeon x/hd or later.

    Yeah, I have one of those, a Geforce 4200 ti.

  • same problem here with GeForce TI4200 128MB, the funny thing is that I can run TOMI perfectly on my MacBook 2007 with an Intel GMA 950 which is a crappy integrated graphic card. Hope a patch will come cause I'm sure the Ti4200 is a much better Gfx card than the integrated one...

  • Probably, but it's still missing some required features so I wouldn't expect a patch. It's a really, really old card (7 years if I'm not mistaken) and well, you can't really blame TTG for not supporting something that old.

  • right I'm not blaming anyone, I'm just commenting that it seems to be a "maybe" stupid bug since it's affecting also some Radeon chip of the same year, I'm just supposing here of course.
    The card is really old right, probably any $30 geforce or radeon will work, I'm just giving pointers because reading the specs for the Ti4200 it says it supports DirectX 8.1 and Telltales says you just need a card supporting DirectX 8.1 so it could be misleading.
    Also, the game runs on my GMA 950 integrated graphic card, that doesn't have any hardware T&L or vertex shader that makes me think it can probably be a bug of some sort.

    just my, maybe useful, two euro-cents :-)

  • ok I'm just digressing and basically doing the same comments of this thread: http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9692
    sorry for duplicating it :)

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