Ok i've been playing Hard Evidence for the past few days with great difficulity..the main problem i'm having is that I cannot run the game without running it from CSI4.exe in the games directory. (It just comes up with a blank screen.)
So I figured fine, i'll just create a shortcut to CSI4.exe instead of having the one it creates via the updater. It didn't like that, so the only way I can get it to run was to create a desktop shortcut to the CSI-Hard Evidence main folder, then run CSI4.exe from there whilst keeping the folder window open.
I then discovered that I can't be connected to the internet otherwise it just gives the blank screen again. Just disconnecting dosen't seem to work the only way that does is to try running the game, then hit the re-set switch and cause i'm on a network to the internet the network wireless card doesn't initilize meaning I can run the game. It doesnt work always first time (I had to re-start via the button 4 times this morning.)
So as you can imagine its a bit of a pain to load up the game. And if all that wasn't enough some cutscenes from Case 2 & onwards go really jumpy even parts of the screen go black and blocky during certian cutscenes. Finally at the end of Case 5 it crashes when the loading screen comes up for Grissom to give you your final evaluation.
I've tried re-installing the game four times via both normal & full, deleting the prefs.prop from the games directory, re-installing and backdating my graphics card drivers (I can't update as i'm running the latest version.) Closing all processes other than explorer and CSI. So i'm pretty much out of ideas.
My system specs are:
O/S: Windows XP Professional (with all updates.)
Processor: AMD Sempron 2600+ 1.6GHz (I know its below the recommened but I read somewhere that if your machine runs CSI3 then CSI4 should run fine.)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600XT
I would greatly apprechate any help, anyone can offer.