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Tales of monkey island- really dark screen HELP

posted by kallyinu on - last edited - Viewed by 606 users

Ok so heres the jyst i installed chapter one, sounds are perfect etc i get to the main menue and ALL i can see is the text
thats it
i figure mabey it will fix when i play it
it worked
kinda...... well you see i can see the black SHAPE of shings... but no detail its all black like i cant tell whats what. HELP PLEASE, it could be a direct X problem but i have no clue how to fix that either

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    @brynhildr said: uhm hi my name is peter and im having probs i dled the tales of monkey island and its really dark here are my graphics card ati radeon 7500 32 vram 256 mb ram directx 9.0c 4.09.0000.0904 ive got a compaq 1.8 ghz xp

    The Requirements for ToMI are:

    PC System Requirements:
    Operating system: Windows XP / Vista
    Processor: 2.0 GHz + (3 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent rec.)
    Memory: 512MB (1GB rec.) Sound: DirectX 8.1 sound device
    Video: 64MB DirectX 8.1-compliant video card (128MB rec.)
    DirectX™: Version 9.0c or better

    Your graphics card is only DirectX 7.0 compliant. That's why parts of the graphics are missing.

    You should at least get it running by replacing your graphics card with a newer model. A bit more RAM would be advisable too, because 256MB is really low and will slow things down.
    I can't estimate though if the CPU would be a bottleneck for the game.

    If you would prefer a refund, E-Mail support about it.

  • @DjNDB said: You will probably need a new graphics card.

    You mean he will probably need a graphics card. That SiS chip is onboard, and it's sucking RAM out from the system. If he gets a graphics card and another stick of RAM, he should be fine.

  • Hi.

    I'm having the same problem (with the demo, which i downloaded to test if I'd be able to play the full game). I've attached my DxDiag file. I'm guessing my graphics card is the problem. Is there anything I can do? Thanks.

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    @yaakovdov said: Hi.

    I'm having the same problem (with the demo, which i downloaded to test if I'd be able to play the full game). I've attached my DxDiag file. I'm guessing my graphics card is the problem. Is there anything I can do? Thanks.

    It doesn't look good.

    System Model: Dimension 3000

    Card name: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
    Driver Date/Size: 9/20/2005 09:52:38, 36990 bytes

    Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio
    Date and Size: 10/29/2004 14:14:44, 260096 bytes

    You have an old slow integrated graphics chip. Also your Graphics and Sound drivers are really old.

    If these specs are correct you can't install an AGP or PCIe graphics card in your system.

    You best option is upgrading your system in general or playing on a different system.

    You might be able to get it to work somewhat by installing a decent PCI graphics card, but i can't guarantee that.

  • Ok thanks. Thats what I expected! But many thanks for replying within 14 minutes on Christmas day! :)

  • My game is also appearing dark. On the menu screen, only the text appears barely visible.

    and the characters are plunged in darkenss and the background is black!! sound seems to be alright.

    for example, a youtube video shows me that the first scene of spinner kay has the characters battling in front of a background sunset. When uploaded the game, the characters are battling in front of a black background! and the lighting is really low...as if they were lit from underneath, not at all how its supposed to look.

    heres my dx dialouge..can you see what the problem might be?


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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 1/9/2011, 23:48:06
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100427-1636)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
    System Model: Dell DE051
    BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A01
    Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz
    Memory: 766MB RAM
    Page File: 742MB used, 749MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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    @ajartist said:
    heres my dx dialouge..can you see what the problem might be?

    I can't tell much from the excerpt you posted, but it's probably an insufficient Graphics Card/Chip.
    If you post the complete dxdiag log we can look at that.

  • Similiar problem to this, lots of black, some characters/objects appear mostly black also.

    Here's my dxdiag:

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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 12/17/2011, 21:18:21
    Machine name: HOME-5BF6F47C99
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.111025-1629)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
    System Model: OptiPlex GX270
    BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz
    Memory: 1534MB RAM
    Page File: 394MB used, 3038MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

    ------------
    DxDiag Notes
    ------------
    DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
    Display Tab 1: No problems found. DirectDraw test results: All tests were successful. Direct3D 7 test results: All tests were successful. Direct3D 8 test results: All tests were successful. Direct3D 9 test results: All tests were successful.
    Sound Tab 1: DirectSound test results: All tests were successful.
    Music Tab: DirectMusic test results: All tests were successful.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found. DirectPlay test results: All tests were successful.

    --------------------
    DirectX Debug Levels
    --------------------
    Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

    ---------------
    Display Devices
    ---------------
    Card name: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
    Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
    Chip type: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
    DAC type: Internal
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2572&SUBSYS_01511028&REV_02
    Display Memory: 96.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Default Monitor
    Monitor Max Res:
    Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.3762 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 2/10/2004 15:10:08, 36415 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: ialmnt5.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 2/10/2004 15:17:06, 681469 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6632-11CF-2A7D-5B21A3C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Device ID: 0x2572
    SubSys ID: 0x01511028
    Revision ID: 0x0002
    Revision ID: 0x0002
    Video Accel:
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Not Available
    DDraw Test Result: All tests were successful.
    D3D7 Test Result: All tests were successful.
    D3D8 Test Result: All tests were successful.
    D3D9 Test Result: All tests were successful.

    -------------
    Sound Devices
    -------------
    Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D5&SUBSYS_01511028&REV_02
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: smwdm.sys
    Driver Version: 5.12.0001.3555 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 2/28/2003 12:17:18, 545024 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Analog Devices
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0xB5B
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 48000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: All tests were successful.

    ---------------------
    Sound Capture Devices
    ---------------------
    Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio
    Default Sound Capture: Yes
    Default Voice Capture: Yes
    Driver Name: smwdm.sys
    Driver Version: 5.12.0001.3555 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Date and Size: 2/28/2003 12:17:18, 545024 bytes
    Cap Flags: 0x41
    Format Flags: 0xCCC

    -----------
    DirectMusic
    -----------
    DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
    DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
    Acceleration: n/a
    Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
    SoundMAX Digital Audio, Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
    Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
    Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
    Registry: OK
    Test Result: All tests were successful.

    -------------------
    DirectInput Devices
    -------------------
    Device Name: Mouse
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Keyboard
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
    FF Driver: n/a

    Poll w/ Interrupt: No
    Registry: OK

    -----------
    USB Devices
    -----------
    + USB Root Hub
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x8086, 0x24D2
    | Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
    | Service: usbhub
    | Driver: usbhub.sys, 4/14/2008 03:15:38, 59520 bytes
    | Driver: usbd.sys, 4/13/2008 18:00:00, 4736 bytes

    ----------------
    Gameport Devices
    ----------------

    ------------
    PS/2 Devices
    ------------
    + Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    | Matching Device ID: *pnp0303
    | Service: i8042prt
    | Driver: i8042prt.sys, 4/13/2008 18:00:00, 52480 bytes
    | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/13/2008 18:00:00, 24576 bytes
    |
    + Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
    | Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
    | Upper Filters: kbdclass
    | Service: TermDD
    | Driver: termdd.sys, 4/14/2008 08:43:22, 40840 bytes
    | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/13/2008 18:00:00, 24576 bytes
    |
    + PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    | Matching Device ID: *pnp0f13
    | Service: i8042prt
    | Driver: i8042prt.sys, 4/13/2008 18:00:00, 52480 bytes
    | Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/13/2008 18:00:00, 23040 bytes
    |
    + Terminal Server Mouse Driver
    | Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
    | Upper Filters: mouclass
    | Service: TermDD
    | Driver: termdd.sys, 4/14/2008 08:43:22, 40840 bytes
    | Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/13/2008 18:00:00, 23040 bytes

    ----------------------------
    DirectPlay Service Providers
    ----------------------------
    DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)

    DirectPlay Voice Wizard Tests: Full Duplex: Not run, Half Duplex: Not run, Mic: Not run
    DirectPlay Test Result: All tests were successful.
    Registry: OK

    -------------------
    DirectPlay Adapters
    -------------------
    DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM1
    DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: Local Area Connection - IPv4 -

    -----------------------
    DirectPlay Voice Codecs
    -----------------------
    Voxware VR12 1.4kbit/s
    Voxware SC06 6.4kbit/s
    Voxware SC03 3.2kbit/s
    MS-PCM 64 kbit/s
    MS-ADPCM 32.8 kbit/s
    Microsoft GSM 6.10 13 kbit/s
    TrueSpeech(TM) 8.6 kbit/s

    -------------------------
    DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
    -------------------------

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    Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
    ------------------------
    Drive: C:
    Free Space: 19.5 GB
    Total Space: 76.3 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: ST380011A

    Drive: E:
    Model: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SE-208AB USB Device
    Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 18:00:00, 62976 bytes

    Drive: D:
    Model: HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4482B
    Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 18:00:00, 62976 bytes

    --------------
    System Devices
    --------------
    Name: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2572&SUBSYS_01511028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&10
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ialmnt5.sys, 6.14.0010.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 15:17:06, 681469 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ialmrnt5.dll, 6.14.0010.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 15:10:08, 36415 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ialmdnt5.dll, 6.14.0010.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 15:10:00, 103484 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ialmdev5.dll, 6.14.0010.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 15:09:52, 126651 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ialmdd5.dll, 6.14.0010.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 15:16:30, 739387 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hccutils.dll, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:50:36, 118784 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.dll, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:51:10, 339968 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpph.dll, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:55:08, 225280 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxeud.dll, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:54:40, 221184 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxcpl.cpl, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:53:24, 94208 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxcfg.exe, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:53:12, 462848 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxdiag.exe, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:53:56, 151552 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxdgps.dll, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:53:56, 45056 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxdev.dll, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:50:26, 143360 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxdo.dll, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:50:08, 86016 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxrenu.lrc, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:50:42, 155648 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxhenu.lhp, 2/10/2004 14:56:10, 56872 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:55:32, 155648 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxzoom.exe, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:55:54, 90112 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxhk.dll, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:51:18, 126976 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:51:30, 118784 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxress.dll, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:50:46, 880640 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxhchs.lhp, 2/10/2004 14:56:10, 57360 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxhcht.lhp, 2/10/2004 14:56:12, 58518 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxhdeu.lhp, 2/10/2004 14:56:14, 62332 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxhesp.lhp, 2/10/2004 14:56:18, 60976 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxhfra.lhp, 2/10/2004 14:56:20, 61558 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxhita.lhp, 2/10/2004 14:56:24, 59183 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxhjpn.lhp, 2/10/2004 14:56:26, 61725 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxhkor.lhp, 2/10/2004 14:56:26, 65368 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxhptb.lhp, 2/10/2004 14:56:30, 60803 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxhtha.lhp, 2/10/2004 14:56:34, 62103 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxrchs.lrc, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:56:10, 155648 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxrcht.lrc, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:56:12, 155648 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxrdeu.lrc, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:56:14, 159744 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxresp.lrc, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:56:18, 163840 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxrfra.lrc, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:56:20, 163840 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxrita.lrc, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:56:24, 163840 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxrjpn.lrc, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:56:24, 155648 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxrkor.lrc, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:56:26, 155648 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxrptb.lrc, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:56:30, 163840 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxrtha.lrc, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:56:34, 159744 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxext.exe, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:55:40, 94208 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxexps.dll, 3.00.0000.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 14:55:42, 32768 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ialmrem.dll, 6.14.0010.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 15:10:04, 49152 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ialmgicd.dll, 6.14.0010.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 15:07:56, 2273280 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ialmgdev.dll, 6.14.0010.3762 (English), 2/10/2004 15:09:26, 471040 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\iAlmCoIn_v3762.dll, 1.00.1000.0001 (English), 2/10/2004 15:10:04, 61440 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82865G\PE\P Processor to I/O Controller - 2570
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2570&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&00
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24DE
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24DE&SUBSYS_01511028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&EB
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:36, 20608 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:38, 143872 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 08:42:10, 74240 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:38, 59520 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801EB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 24DD
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24DD&SUBSYS_01511028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&EF
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 18:00:00, 30208 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:38, 143872 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 08:42:10, 74240 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:38, 59520 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hccoin.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 18:00:00, 7168 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24DB&SUBSYS_01511028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&F9
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 8/17/2001 16:51:52, 3328 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciidex.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:10:30, 24960 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:10:32, 96512 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D7
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D7&SUBSYS_01511028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&EA
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:36, 20608 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:38, 143872 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 08:42:10, 74240 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:38, 59520 bytes

    Name: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D5&SUBSYS_01511028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&FD
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ksuser.dll, 5.03.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 08:41:58, 4096 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ksproxy.ax, 5.03.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 08:42:44, 129536 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ks.sys, 5.03.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:46:38, 141056 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\drmk.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:16, 60160 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\portcls.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:49:42, 146048 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\stream.sys, 5.03.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:16, 49408 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdmaud.drv, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 08:42:46, 23552 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\smwdm.sys, 5.12.0001.3555 (English), 2/28/2003 12:17:18, 545024 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\smsens.sys, 5.12.0001.0000 (English), 10/28/2002 14:26:06, 3744 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\aeaudio.sys, 1.00.0000.0000 (English), 4/1/2002 16:15:00, 4816 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\a3d.dll, 4.12.0001.2008 (English), 9/19/2001 16:32:26, 720896 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D4
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D4&SUBSYS_01511028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&E9
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:36, 20608 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:38, 143872 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 08:42:10, 74240 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:38, 59520 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801EB SMBus Controller - 24D3
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D3&SUBSYS_01511028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&FB
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D2
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D2&SUBSYS_01511028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&E8
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbuhci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:36, 20608 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:38, 143872 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 08:42:10, 74240 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:15:38, 59520 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D1&SUBSYS_01511028&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&FA
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 8/17/2001 16:51:52, 3328 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciidex.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:10:30, 24960 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:10:32, 96512 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801EB LPC Interface Controller - 24D0
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D0&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_02\3&172E68DD&0&F8
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\isapnp.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:06:42, 37248 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) 82801EB PCI Bridge - 244E
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_244E&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_C2\3&172E68DD&0&F0
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 03:06:46, 68224 bytes

    Name: Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_100E&SUBSYS_01511028&REV_02\4&1C660DD6&0&60F0
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\e1000325.sys, 7.00.0034.0002 (English), 7/11/2003 13:58:42, 121856 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Prounstl.exe, 7.00.0005.0000 (English), 7/11/2003 15:15:48, 118784 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\e1000325.din, 9/3/2002 05:34:38, 2725 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\IntelNic.dll, 2.04.0000.0000 (English), 12/29/2002 08:00:02, 24064 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\e1000msg.dll, 2/11/2003 12:58:50, 126976 bytes

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    DirectX Components
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    ddraw.dll: 5.03.2600.5512 English Final Retail 4/13/2008 18:00:00 279552 bytes
    ddrawex.dll: 5.03.2600.5512 English F

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    @Monstar13 said: Similiar problem to this, lots of black, some characters/objects appear mostly black also.

    Card name: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
    Driver Date/Size: 2/10/2004 15:10:08, 36415 bytes

    Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio
    Date and Size: 2/28/2003 12:17:18, 545024 bytes

    I fear your system is way too old to run ToMI. Especially the graphics chip is not suitable. Further the drivers are extremely outdated.
    There is a Graphics driver from 2006 you could try, but the chances are slim that it will help.

    In theory installing an AGP Graphics card could help, but you would need someone to check against the specifications what would fit. Your system comes in different form factors with different power supplies, which has a mayor influence on what is possible.
    But even then it could still fail due to the old sound drivers.

    Your best option would be playing on a more recent PC.

  • @DjNDB said: I fear your system is way too old to run ToMI. Especially the graphics chip is not suitable. Further the drivers are extremely outdated.
    There is a Graphics driver from 2006 you could try, but the chances are slim that it will help.

    In theory installing an AGP Graphics card could help, but you would need someone to check against the specifications what would fit. Your system comes in different form factors with different power supplies, which has a mayor influence on what is possible.
    But even then it could still fail due to the old sound drivers.

    Your best option would be playing on a more recent PC.

    Appreciate the help, DjNDB, and I may be getting a faster one down the road. My parents may be getting a new laptop and giving me their old one, a Toshiba Satellite L350D (O/S: Vista). Let me know if this will run it.

    Lastly, to you and everyone on this forum, I wish you Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!

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