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NVIDEA 9.0 C Mess Up

by bigdog1962 / January 22, 2005 6:58 AM PST

I've played Tachyon since 2000 off a demo from delta force and loved it so much I bought the game. I play it through about 4 times a year from both the Bora and Galspan perspectives. Now for some reason while playing half of the orien ship is missing and objects keep disappearing and reappearing . Wierd. I never had this problem before. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the game twice-still no help. The only thing different is I updated the driver on my gforce2 video card to 9.0c. I run dxdiag and on the test display screens 7.0 and 8.0 direct x version is full screen and good but when it tests 9.0 version the spinning cube shows up in a smaller screen and around the bottom and right hand sides the screen is flickering and jumpy. Help. Can the driver do that?

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Just a comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2005 8:47 AM PST
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I install the latest Nvidia driver (www.nvidia.com) before DirectX and never have such an issue.

Bob

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by bigdog1962 / January 23, 2005 6:31 AM PST
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Ok,I need to clarify I guess. I was able to play my game with good graphics. I then went to nvidea to update my drivers which it updated to direct x 9.0 c.
After that I haven't been able to play that particular game-it keeps having objects dissappear and reappear while flying through the space sim. Even while sitting in the launch area half the ship is missing. I play morrowind and freelancer games fine-it doesn't bother them. But whenever I play tachyon the fringe it has the problem. Any suggestions? Please don't say system restore because when I wiped my hard drive and reformatted it back in December to fix this problem I spent 3 days reloading all stuff back on the computer.

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Odd...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2005 8:40 AM PST
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". I then went to nvidea to update my drivers which it updated to direct x 9.0 c. "

When I go to nvidia.com, its driver does NOT update DirectX. Let me restate this...

1. I install the nvidia drivers.
2. I then run directx's dxsetup again.

If you find a game that doesn't work, then you've found a game that doesn't work. There will be more...

Bob

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