View Full Version : Thief 2 on WIN98SE and GeForce 5900 SE

24th May 2004, 18:16
Thief 2 will not run with my new video card.

I install the game normally and load it. It plays all the neat intro movies (lithtech, monolith, etc...) I get to the start menu, I click "New Game". The short intro movie starts, Garett sneaking a finance to get his girl. Right after the movie the load screen comes up and then goes completely blank while loading the level.
And stays black. No keys or mouse movment have any effect.

What can I do to prevent this and play the game?

I have version 1.18 (on the CD so there is no going back).
I am playing at 1240 x 1024 (something like that) resolution everything maxed.

My specs:
P4 3Ghz/512 DDR 400 ram (PC3200)
MSI Extreme series motherboard 865 chipset 800 mhz FSB
nVidia Geforce 5900 SSE 128 video ram
Sound Blaster Live! sound card

This game worked fine with my Geforce4 Ti card.
Does anyone else out there have the same video card and not haveing the same problem?

24th May 2004, 18:56
This sounds like a variation of the hyperthreading problem (http://www16.brinkster.com/salvage/thief/darkengine.htm).