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Lord-Lard-Arse
6th Sep 2002, 21:04
First of all, I'd like to thank you guys for a great game. But I've got a slight technical problem with it, which, as of yet, hasn't impaired gameplay, its just a little niggle which I'd love to get fixed. :)

When playing the game, the screen flickers to a black screen in a split-second and resumes gameplay. When the screen has stopped scrolling about, the number of times it does is reduced, but still occurs. When scrolling around the map however, it is a lot more frequent.

I'm playing Beach Life (not Spring Break), running at 1024x768, all graphics options turned on, and using a nVidia GeForce 3 with its latest drivers.

Can anyone help? :confused: :(

Many thanks
Lord-Lard-Arse

Bahama mama
6th Sep 2002, 23:20
Ok. Call maintenance. :). JK.

Now you know the first question I'm going to ask is....yes have you updated the software for your sound card and your video card.
If you have done that then let see what your system specs are. You can either send me a copy of your Dxdiag or send it to the Eidos Interactive Tech Support.

Anyone have any other suggestions?

Grey Mouser
6th Sep 2002, 23:35
Hi there Lord-Lard-Arse,

Glad to hear you are enjoying Beach Life!

Hmm...I have done some testing on the US version (Spring Break) using Win XP Home and a GeForce 3. Never had a problem with screen flicker or re-draw problem on a GeForce 3 (however we did encounter a refresh problem with ATI Radeon cards and the Catalyst drivers...but that's a different story).

A few questions:

What Operating System are you running? Win 98/Me? Win XP?

By 'latest driver' do you mean the .3082 version (latest official version for Win 9x/ME) or do you mean the 'latest-latest driver' .4041 (for Win 2000/ and XP)?

What type of monitor do you have? Are you using the correct Monitor driver for your monitor? For example, in Display Properties under Settings>Advanced>Monitor does the Monitor Type give the exact make and model for Your monitor, or is it set to Plug and Play monitor? I have noticed some sporadic re-draw/flicker problems in several games on my test system when using Plug and Play for my monitor, instead of the specific driver for it (like 'Dell1025TM').

Also what screen refresh rate is it set for? I think I did all my Spring Break testing with GeForce 3 at 60 Mhz and never encountered the flicker you are getting. If you are running at a high refresh, maybe try lowering it to 60 or 75 Mhz.

Post back and I'll see if we can solve the problem.

Lord-Lard-Arse
7th Sep 2002, 08:39
Wow, thanks for the feedback folks...

I'm running WinXP Professional with the "latest-latest" GeForce 3 drivers. I'm using a Samtron 76E monitor, with the correct drivers, running at 85hz.

I'm re-downloading the latest drivers for my graphics card, and I will lower my refresh rate and post back with my results later on today.

Once again, thanks :)

Lord-Lard-Arse
7th Sep 2002, 08:53
Heres my DxDiag:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 9/7/2002, 09:38:59
Machine name: OEMCOMPUTER
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) (2600.xpclnt_qfe.010827-1803)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: D850GB
System Model: GB85010A
BIOS: D850GB - 20010402
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1500MHz
Memory: 256MB RAM
Page File: 108MB used, 509MB available
Primary File System: n/a
DirectX Version: DirectX 8.1 (4.08.01.0810)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.01.2600.0000 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The file nv4_disp.dll is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs. You may be able to get a signed driver from the manufacturer of the hardware device.
DirectDraw test results: All tests were successful.
Direct3D test results: All tests were successful.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.
DirectPlay test results: All tests were successful.

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DirectX Components
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ddraw.dll: 5.01.2600.0029 English Final Retail 2/20/2002 18:49:36 252416 bytes
ddrawex.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 24064 bytes
dxapi.sys: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 10496 bytes
d3d8.dll: 5.01.2600.0029 English Final Retail 2/20/2002 18:48:36 1181184 bytes
d3dim.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 436224 bytes
d3dim700.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 791040 bytes
d3dramp.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 590336 bytes
d3drm.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 350208 bytes
d3dxof.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 47616 bytes
d3dpmesh.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 34816 bytes
dplayx.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 212992 bytes
dpmodemx.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 20992 bytes
dpwsockx.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 50176 bytes
dplaysvr.exe: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 26112 bytes
dpnsvr.exe: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 18944 bytes
dpnet.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 156672 bytes
dpnlobby.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 38400 bytes
dpnwsock.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 61952 bytes
dpnaddr.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 26112 bytes
dpnmodem.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 62464 bytes
dpvoice.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 206336 bytes
dpvsetup.exe: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 59392 bytes
dpvvox.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 113152 bytes
dpvacm.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 24064 bytes
dpnhpast.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 30208 bytes
dpnhupnp.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 55808 bytes
dinput.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 151552 bytes
dinput8.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 168960 bytes
dimap.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 44032 bytes
diactfrm.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 394240 bytes
joy.cpl: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 65536 bytes
gcdef.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 76800 bytes
pid.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 31744 bytes
gameenum.sys: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/17/2001 14:02:32 9728 bytes
dsound.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 338944 bytes
dsound3d.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 1293824 bytes
dswave.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 16896 bytes
dsdmo.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 165888 bytes
dsdmoprp.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 66560 bytes
dmusic.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 94720 bytes
dmband.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 26112 bytes
dmcompos.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 59904 bytes
dmime.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 172032 bytes
dmloader.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 31232 bytes
dmstyle.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 110080 bytes
dmsynth.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 99840 bytes
dmscript.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 77312 bytes
dx7vb.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 595456 bytes
dx8vb.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 1185792 bytes
mfc40.dll: 4.01.00.6140 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 924432 bytes
mfc42.dll: 6.00.8665.0000 English Beta Retail 8/18/2001 07:00:00 995383 bytes
wsock32.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 21504 bytes
amstream.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 63488 bytes
devenum.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 51712 bytes
dxmasf.dll: 6.04.09.1121 English Final Retail 9/21/2001 15:39:24 498960 bytes
mciqtz32.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 33280 bytes
mpg2splt.ax: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 126464 bytes
msdmo.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 11264 bytes
qasf.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 152576 bytes
qcap.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 184832 bytes
qdv.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 266752 bytes
qdvd.dll: 6.04.2600.0044 English Final Retail 4/29/2002 16:08:32 356864 bytes
qedit.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 511488 bytes
qedwipes.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 734208 bytes
quartz.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 1135616 bytes
strmdll.dll: 4.01.00.3925 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 246302 bytes
iac25_32.ax: 2.00.05.0053 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 199680 bytes
ir41_32.ax: 4.51.16.0003 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 848384 bytes
ir41_qc.dll: 4.30.62.0002 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 120320 bytes
ir41_qcx.dll: 4.30.64.0001 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 338432 bytes
ir50_32.dll: 5.2562.15.0055 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 755200 bytes
ir50_qc.dll: 5.00.63.0048 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 200192 bytes
ir50_qcx.dll: 5.00.64.0048 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 183808 bytes
ivfsrc.ax: 5.10.02.0051 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 154624 bytes
mswebdvd.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 243712 bytes
msdvdopt.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 74240 bytes
ks.sys: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/17/2001 22:24:30 134144 bytes
ksproxy.ax: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/17/2001 22:37:04 117248 bytes
ksuser.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/17/2001 22:36:18 4096 bytes
stream.sys: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/17/2001 14:01:22 42752 bytes
mspclock.sys: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/17/2001 13:48:42 5120 bytes
mspqm.sys: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/17/2001 13:48:46 4608 bytes
mskssrv.sys: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/17/2001 13:48:48 6400 bytes
swenum.sys: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 3840 bytes
msvidctl.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 979968 bytes
vbisurf.ax: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 27136 bytes
msyuv.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 16384 bytes
wstdecod.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 8/23/2001 12:00:00 46080 bytes

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce3
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce3
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device ID: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0200&SUBSYS_88221462&REV_A3
Display Memory: 64.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Monitor: SAMTRON 76E/77E
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.13.10.4041 (English)
DDI Version: 8 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/27/2002 08:47:00, 2544266 bytes
Driver Signed: No
WHQL Date Stamp: None
VDD:
Mini VDD: nv4.sys
Mini VDD Date: 8/17/2001 12:50:26, 731648 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4140-11CF-1B78-28A801C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0200
SubSys ID: 0x88221462
Revision ID: 0x00A3
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: All tests were successful.
D3D7 Test Result: All tests were successful.
D3D8 Test Result: All tests were successful.

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Sound Devices
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Description: SB Live! Wave Device
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0002&SUBSYS_80611102&REV_07
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: emu10k1m.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.01.3300 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Signed: Yes
Date and Size: 6/12/2002 09:46:06, 284288 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Creative
HW Accel Level: Full
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result:

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DirectMusic
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DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gm.dls
Version: 1.00.16.0002
Ports:
Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
SB Live! MIDI UART, Hardware (Kernel Mode), Input, No DLS, External
SB Live! MIDI UART, Hardware (Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, External
SB Live! Wave Device, Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
B: SB Live! MIDI Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
A: SB Live! MIDI Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
SB Live! MIDI UART [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, External
Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
SB Live! MIDI UART [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Input, No DLS, External
Registry: OK
Music Test Result:

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DirectShow Filters
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DirectShow Filters:
WMAudio Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMVideo 8 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
MSScreen decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
DivX Decoder Filter,0x00800000,1,1,DivXDec.ax,0.00.00.0000
Indeo(R) audio software,0x00500000,1,1,iac25_32.ax,2.00.05.0053
Subtitle Mixer,0x0080000a,2,1,SubTitDS.ax,
Vorbis Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,OggDS.dll,0.09.09.0000
InterVideo Video Decoder,0x00700000,2,3,ivivideo.ax,4.00.05.0020
Full Screen Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
InterVideo Audio Processor,0x00400000,1,1,IviAudioProcess.ax,
CyberLink DVD Navigator,0x00600000,0,3,CLNAV.ax,3.05.00.1812
DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,6.04.2600.0000
AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
XML Graphbuilder,0x00400000,0,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
XTL Loader,0x00400000,0,0,QEDIT.DLL,6.04.2600.0000
VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Indeo® video 5.10 Compression Filter,0x00200000,1,1,ir50_32.dll,5.2562.15.0055
Windows Media Audio Decoder,0x00800001,1,1,msadds32.ax,8.00.00.4477
AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,Mpg2splt.ax,6.04.2600.0000
MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Indeo® video 5.10 Decompression Filter,0x00640000,1,1,ir50_32.dll,5.2562.15.0055
PowerDivX DynEQ,0x00200000,1,1,Dyneq.ax,1.00.02.0000
Microsoft Screen Video Decompressor,0x00800000,1,1,msscds32.ax,8.00.00.4477
MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Semi's DirectSound 3D,0x00200000,2,0,Dsound3d.ax,1.00.00.0000
Dump,0x00200000,1,0,dump.ax,1.00.00.0000
MPEG Layer-3 Decoder,0x00810000,1,1,l3codecx.ax,1.05.00.0050
MPEG-2 Splitter,0x00600001,1,0,Mpg2splt.ax,6.04.2600.0000
WAV Dest,0x00200000,0,0,wavdest.ax,
CyberLink Audio Effect,0x00200000,1,1,claudfx.ax,3.05.00.1228
ACELP.net Sipro Lab Audio Decoder,0x00800001,1,1,acelpdec.ax,1.04.00.0000
Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
File Source (Netshow URL),0x00400000,0,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,qdv.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Windows Media Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,wmvds32.ax,8.00.00.4477
AC3 from AVI XForm,0x00680000,1,1,mpgaudio.ax,1.00.00.0000
Windows Media Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,wmv8ds32.ax,8.00.00.4000
Subtitle Parser,0x00600000,1,1,SubTitDS.ax,
I-Media Multiple MPEG2 Source,0x00200000,0,0,multiple_mpeg2_source.ax,1.00.00.0000
Windows Media Multiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
ASX file Parser,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
ASX v.2 file Parser,0x00600000,1,0,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
NSC file Parser,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
XviD MPEG-4 Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,xvid.ax,
NetShow Theater Source Filter,0x00600000,0,2,QNSPRO.DLL",
ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Windows Media source filter,0x00600000,0,2,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.04.2600.0044
Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
WST Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,wstdecod.dll,5.01.2600.0000
Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Elecard MPEG2 Demultiplexer,0x00800100,1,2,mpeg2dmx.ax,2.00.23.20716
DivX Decoder Filter,0x00800000,1,1,DivXDec.ax,0.00.00.0000
DivXAntiFreeze,0x00800001,1,1,DivXAF.ax,0.04.00.0000
WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,6.04.2600.0000
InterVideo Audio Decoder,0x00700000,1,1,iviaudio.ax,4.00.05.0020
VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,5.01.2600.0000
DivX MPEG-4 DVD Video Decompressor ,0x00800000,1,1,DivX_c32.ax,4.01.00.3917
Microcrap MPEG-4 Video Decompressor,0x00800000,1,1,Mpg4ds32.ax,8.00.00.4477
File writer,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Vorbis Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,OggDS.dll,0.09.09.0000
Ogg Multiplexer,0x00400000,1,1,OggDS.dll,0.09.09.0000
DirectVobSub,0x00200000,2,1,DVobSub.ax,2.00.18.0000
DirectVobSub (auto-loading version),0x00900001,2,1,DVobSub.ax,2.00.18.0000
DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,2,qdvd.dll,6.04.2600.0044
CyberLink Audio Decoder,0x00601000,1,1,claud.ax,3.05.00.1814
CyberLink Video/SP Decoder,0x00600000,2,3,clvsd.ax,3.05.00.1814
DivXG400,0x00900000,1,1,DivXG400.ax,
Overlay Mixer2,0x00400000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.04.2600.0044
Subtitle Source,0x00200000,0,1,DVobSub.ax,2.00.18.0000
Moonlight Scalar,0x00200000,1,1,ir.ax,1.00.00.0000
AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
.RAM file Parser,0x00600000,1,0,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
Bicubic Video Resizer,0x00800002,1,1,bicubic_resizer.ax,1.03.00.0000
InterVideo Navigator,0x00190000,0,3,ivinav.ax,4.00.05.0020
G.711 Codec,0x00200000,1,1,g711codc.ax,5.01.2600.0000
MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,0,Mpg2splt.ax,6.04.2600.0000
DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,qdv.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Indeo® audio software,0x00500000,1,1,iac25_32.ax,2.00.05.0053
Windows Media Update Filter,0x00400000,1,0,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
AC3 Source Filter,0x00400000,0,1,AC3FILT.DLL,1.00.01.0000
LAME MPEG Layer III Audio Encoder,0x00100000,2,1,lame_dshow.ax,
ASF DIB Handler,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
ASF ACM Handler,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
ASF ICM Handler,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
ASF URL Handler,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
ASF JPEG Handler,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
ASF DJPEG Handler,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
ASF embedded stuff Handler,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
WIA Stream Snapshot Filter,0x00200000,1,1,wiasf.ax,1.00.00.0000
CyberLink DxVA Filter,0x00200000,0,2,Cldxva.ax,
Lava Filter,0x00200000,1,1,CTLAVAFT.DLL,1.00.00.0000
SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,qedit.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.04.2600.0000
CyberLink DxVA Filter 2,0x00200000,0,3,Cldxva.ax,
IVF source filter,0x00600000,0,1,ivfsrc.ax,5.10.02.0051
WMP CD Filter,0x00600000,0,1,wmpcd.dll,8.00.00.4477
Ligos MPEG Splitter,0x00800000,1,2,lmpgspl.ax,3.00.00.0017
Ligos MPEG Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,mpeg2Decoder.ax,1.03.00.0082
Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,qdvd.dll,6.04.2600.0044
AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Morgan Stream Switcher,0x00800001,1,1,MMSwitch.ax,0.09.04.0000
QuickTime Movie Parser,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Lyric Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
XML Playlist,0x00400000,1,0,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1121
AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Subtitle Dest,0x00200000,1,1,SubTitDS.ax,
Moonlight Odio Dekoda,0x24111981,1,1,Mlcom.ax,1.00.00.0000
Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
PVTimeScale Plugin,0x00200000,1,1,AMSDSPVT.DLL,1.00.00.0001
WMplug,0x009001f4,1,1,wtwmplug.ax,
Ogg Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,OggDS.dll,0.09.09.0000
Elecard MPEG2 Video Decoder,0x00700000,1,1,mpgdec.ax,2.00.00.1903
Windows Media Pad VU Data Grabber,0x00600000,1,0,wmmfilt.dll,1.02.2541.0001
Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,1,0,,
QT Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
ShotBoundaryDet,0x00200000,1,1,wmmfilt.dll,1.02.2541.0001
MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Indeo® video 4.4 Decompression Filter,0x00640000,1,1,ir41_32.ax,4.51.16.0003
Ligos MPEG Splitter,0x00800000,1,1,mpeg2Parser.ax,1.00.00.0068
Mediamatics MPEG-2 Splitter,0x0060000a,1,0,mmsplit.dll,
DVD Express AC3 Parser,0x0060000a,1,1,mmsplit.dll,
Indeo® video 4.4 Compression Filter,0x00200000,1,1,ir41_32.ax,4.51.16.0003

WDM Streaming Data Transforms:
Microsoft Kernel Acoustic Echo Canceller,0x00200000,2,2,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000
Microsoft Kernel GS Wavetable Synthesizer,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000
Microsoft Kernel DLS Synthesizer,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000
Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000

Video Compressors:
WMVideo Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
MSScreen encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMVideo8 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Indeo® video 5.04 Compression Filter,0x00100000,1,1,ir50_32.dll,5.2562.15.0055
Indeo® video 5.06 Compression Filter,0x00100000,1,1,ir50_32.dll,5.2562.15.0055
Indeo® video 5.10 Compression Filter,0x00100000,1,1,ir50_32.dll,5.2562.15.0055
MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
DivX ;-) MPEG-4 Low-Motion,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
DivX ;-) MPEG-4 Fast-Motion,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
DivX Codec 4.12,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
DivX 5.0.1 Codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Huffyuv v2.1.1,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Intel 4:2:0 Video V2.50,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Intel Indeo® Video 4.5,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Indeo® video 5.10,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
MS MPEG-4 3688 V2 ,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
MS MPEG-4 3688 V3 ,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
MS MPEG-4 3688 V1 ,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
VFAPI Reader Codec 1.03,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000
XviD MPEG-4 Codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000

Audio Compressors:
WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
Indeo® audio software,0x00500000,1,1,iac25_32.ax,2.00.05.0053
Vorbis Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,OggDS.dll,0.09.09.0000
IAC2,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Voxware MetaVoice,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
PCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Ogg Vorbis (mode1),0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Ogg Vorbis (mode2),0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Ogg Vorbis (mode3),0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Ogg Vorbis (mode1+),0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Ogg Vorbis (mode2+),0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Ogg Vorbis (mode3+),0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
ACELP.net,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
DSP Group TrueSpeech(TM),0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Windows Media Audio V1,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Windows Media Audio V2,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Lernout & Hauspie CELP 4.8kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Lernout & Hauspie SBC 8kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Lernout & Hauspie SBC 12kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Lernout & Hauspie SBC 16kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Microsoft G.723.1,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000

Audio Capture Sources:
SB Live! Wave Device,0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.0000

Midi Renderers:
A: SB Live! MIDI Synth,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
B: SB Live! MIDI Synth,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
SB Live! MIDI UART,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000

WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
,0x00000000,0,0,,
,0x00000000,0,0,,
SB Live! MIDI UART,0x00200000,3,2,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000
SB Live! Wave Device,0x00200000,3,2,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000

WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
A: SB Live! MIDI Synth,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000
B: SB Live! MIDI Synth,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000
SB Live! MIDI UART,0x00200000,3,2,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000
SB Live! Wave Device,0x00200000,3,2,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000

BDA Network Providers:
Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,,
Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,,

BDA Transport Information Renderers:
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,1,0,,

WDM Streaming Mixer Devices:
Microsoft Kernel Wave Audio Mixer,0x00200000,2,2,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000

Audio Renderers:
SB Live! Wave Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000
DirectSound: SB Live! Wave Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.0000

WDM Streaming System Devices:
A: SB Live! MIDI Synth,0x00200000,11,2,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000
B: SB Live! MIDI Synth,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000
SB Live! MIDI UART,0x00200000,3,2,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000
SB Live! Wave Device,0x00200000,13,2,ksproxy.ax,5.01.2600.0000

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Input Devices
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Device Name: Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Optical
Provider: Microsoft
Hardware ID: USB\Vid_045e&Pid_0039&Rev_0121
Status: 0
Port Name: USB Root Hub
Port Provider: (Standard USB Host Controller)
Port ID: USB\ROOT_HUB&VID8086&PID2442&REV0004
Port Status: 0

Poll w/ Interrupt: No
Registry: OK

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Input Drivers
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DirectPlay Service Providers
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Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.01.2600.0000)
IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.01.2600.0000)
Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.01.2600.0000)
Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.01.2600.0000)
DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnmodem.dll (5.01.2600.0000)
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnmodem.dll (5.01.2600.0000)
DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnwsock.dll (5.01.2600.0000)
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnwsock.dll (5.01.2600.0000)
DirectPlay Test Result: All tests were successful.

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DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
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Age of Empires II - The Conquerors Expansion (DX7) - Registry: OK, ExeFile: \age2_x1.exe (<File Missing>)
Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast (DX7) - Registry: OK, ExeFile: jk2mp.exe (<File Missing>)

Grey Mouser
11th Sep 2002, 16:35
Hi again Lord-Lard-Arse,

To me, everything in your DirectX info looks fine, much the same as one of my test systems. Spring Break does not give me any troubles.

If lowering the refresh rate to 60 or 75 Mhz does not solve it, try putting your destkop resolution at 16-bit and running the game at 800x600 as well. I suppose you could also try tweaking the GeForce display options towards Lower settings like no anti-aliasing as well. It 'sounds' more like a refresh problem than anything else though.

Lord-Lard-Arse
11th Sep 2002, 16:40
Ok, thanks. I'll try this out too :)

Grey Mouser
11th Sep 2002, 20:56
Aha!

I dug up some information on your monitor, and it looks like lowering your refresh from 85Mhz to about 65Mhz may help.

Check HERE (http://www.samtron.com/product/76e_fea.html) for specs on the SAMTRON 76E/77E.

Lord-Lard-Arse
12th Sep 2002, 07:05
Ahhh, great! :)

I'll have to re-install Beach Life tonight ('cos I was uninstalled and was gonna install it again to see if it made a difference). I'll report back :D

Thanks once again :cool:

JanR
20th Sep 2002, 10:43
It could also be due to another program running in the background. (Things like virus scanners and icq etc)

If you have any of these running try closing them down completly (ie not leaving the icon in the system tray)

Lord-Lard-Arse
20th Sep 2002, 15:17
I never have any programs running when I play games, apart from my software firewall.

65MHz isn't classed as "safe" for my monitor. I've tried 70MHz, should I try 60? (thats as low as it will go, thats "safe anyway")

JanR
20th Sep 2002, 15:57
Its possible that your firewall software could be causing the occasional black frame, try shutting this down and seeing if it clears the problem up.