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sonyack
18th Mar 2005, 22:36
Just bought the game on dvd-rom. Installed it. Can't get past the intro--slows to a stumble and crawl, to say the least, has like 256 colors or something, and won't proceed at that rate to anything playable. Uninstalled it, reinstalled it and it is if anything even worse.

My specs: Asus A7N8X Deluxe 2.0, 512 333 DDR, Athlon XP 3000+ at 2.2 gHz, and nVidia 6800 128mb gpu.

What gives here?

Jumpin_Jebus
19th Mar 2005, 00:16
We have seen problems similar to this on some of our other games. Some users have reported that updating their motherboard drivers has helped fix this problem. Contact your computer manufacturer, or your motherboard manufacturer if you are not sure how to update its software.

Also make sure you install the latest Nvidia driver from www.Nvidia.com.

Good luck! ;)




~Jebus

sonyack
19th Mar 2005, 01:08
I have played all the Eidos games with this mainboard without problems, as well as other games--just finished Star Wars: Republic Commandos [although they were not dvd-rom, from Eidos anyway]. I have "no updates to the mainboard's bios available." I have the absolutely latest official driver updates to the gpu, as well as to the sound component and other mainboard drivers--it's an nVidia chipset board. I have DirectX9.0c installed, and dxdiag says "no problems found." Windows Hardware Wizard says it cannot find any better dvd drivers than the ones already installed. The disc surface is in AAA+++ condition.

Nevertheless, when I just let the game run whatever way it will, when I get to the copyright blurb, suddenly it behaves as though I have a 100mHz cpu and 8 mb of ram. It will proceed, once the option for single player becomes available, but in similar fashion, graphically, and the sound is extremely spotty and intermittent.

There is nothing I can do about my system--it's in very good condition and meets the recommended specs for Snowblind. So I guess I will have to take it back to the store and try to get a refund. <sigh>

jEj
21st Mar 2005, 01:33
I'm experiencing the same problem. I can view the eidos/crystal dynamics graphics with no problem and the same with the intro. However, as soon as I get to the Copyright screen where the cursor becomes visible, I experience a significant slowdown in performance. So much so that the game is unplayable.

I've updated my graphics drivers, d/l'ed the latest version of direct x and I'm quite sure my computer meets the minimum play requirements. Are there any other solutions to this problem?

Grey Mouser
21st Mar 2005, 18:18
I'm experiencing the same problem. I can view the eidos/crystal dynamics graphics with no problem and the same with the intro. However, as soon as I get to the Copyright screen where the cursor becomes visible, I experience a significant slowdown in performance. So much so that the game is unplayable.

I've updated my graphics drivers, d/l'ed the latest version of direct x and I'm quite sure my computer meets the minimum play requirements. Are there any other solutions to this problem?


All I can say is...pretty weird. I have personally played Snowblind PC on over 40 radically different systems, and not seen anything like what you are describing.

Overclocking? Don't.
Using really cheap RAM? Don't.
Using a 'demo' copy? Don't. The 'real disc' might magically solve your issue. Have more than one CD/CD-RW/DVD drive? Try uninstalling the game from the one you installed from, and instrall from a different drive on the system.
Made REALLY SURE you have the latest motherboard drivers for your ASUS? Good.
Made REALLY SURE that installing said drivers did not reset numerous settings to defaults? If not, double-check...for example, experiment with the AGP driver port settings to begin with...lots of other stuff to check too...

Made REALLY SURE YOU INSTALLED THE LATEST VID CARD DRIVERS... CORRECTLY? If not, try or so. Still no go? Try, try again.

Additionally: What type of power supply are you using? Some are better than others. 350 Watts may not cut it on some high-end systems, especially with newer games, that stress vid cards (and the rest of your system) in ways they have not yet been thouroughly field-tested. Lack of power can cause trouble even on non-gaming-dedicated systems.

As it sounds like the opening movies are playing fine, then when the game engine itself is trying to start (using Direct3D, not an FMV file) is where you are (likely) getting the issue. This pretty much precludes the possibility of a bad disc or installation problem (unless you received errors during installation).

Keep us posted.

FesterSilently
21st Mar 2005, 23:37
I've got an even wierder problem - although I've seen it crop up on two-three other forums of late: as the game's loading up...heading for the company logos and such, I imagine...it hangs, then suffers a fatal crash and restarts my computer!

According to the other blokes in the forums, it's to do with the latest official nVidia drivers, 71.84's. :confused:

My system specs are below.

Yours,
Fester

AMD 3500+ Winchester (stock speeds/voltages)
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum, official BIOS 1.50
2x512 Mb OCZ PC 3200 Platinum, rev. 2
PC Power & Cooling 510 Express
BFG 6800GT, AGP, stock speed, 71.84 drivers
Plextor 716A (1.04u firmware)
NEC 3520A (latest firmware)
WinXP Pro, Media Center Edition, all current updates

FesterSilently
22nd Mar 2005, 00:13
I've just tried the latest betas ("76.10"); second verse, same as the first.

Yours,

Henry the Eighth (I Am) :cool:

Jumpin_Jebus
22nd Mar 2005, 00:38
One thing I got from a customer earlier today... Go into the Project: Snowblind setup utility from the Windows Start menu, and uncheck "Enable Fullscreen Effects". Said customer told me it did fix the problems he was seeing, and he is running a 6800 card. Hopefully this works, good luck! :)


~Jebus

jEj
22nd Mar 2005, 04:31
One thing I got from a customer earlier today... Go into the Project: Snowblind setup utility from the Windows Start menu, and uncheck "Enable Fullscreen Effects". Said customer told me it did fix the problems he was seeing, and he is running a 6800 card. Hopefully this works, good luck! :)


~Jebus

:) This fixed my problem immediately. Thanks very much. I very much enjoy the game. Needs more people online, though :cool:

ViperXtreme
22nd Mar 2005, 15:00
hmmm, is the Full Screen special effects done trough pixel shading? does it disable the blur effects?

Jumpin_Jebus
22nd Mar 2005, 21:12
I'm not exactly sure what turning off the Full Screen FX will do on the 6000 series GeForce cards. I have so far been unable to get my hands on a 6600 or 6800 so I can recreate the problem. I will make sure that the appropriate people within Eidos and Crystal Dynamics are informed of the problem though. ;)


~Jebus

jaywalker2309
22nd Mar 2005, 22:19
I'm not exactly sure what turning off the Full Screen FX will do on the 6000 series GeForce cards. I have so far been unable to get my hands on a 6600 or 6800 so I can recreate the problem. I will make sure that the appropriate people within Eidos and Crystal Dynamics are informed of the problem though. ;)


~Jebus

We tested this on 6800's and had no issue with FSE on and off.

I am in contact with nVidia to find out if theres something in this new driver that may be causing the Pixel shader implementation on the 6800 series to be going awry..

Jumpin_Jebus
24th Mar 2005, 18:23
I appreciate the help Jason! I actually just got my hands on a system running a 6800. It only took 5 months of begging crying and making threats! :p I'm going to play around with P: Snowblind a bit and report back here. Thanks man! :D


~Jebus

korda2006
26th Mar 2005, 05:12
Not sure if this will help guys but my friend and I have very close specs. We both own Dells but the difference is he has a 6800 and I've got a 6800 GT OC. Could the issue be 6800 GT "OC" specific? Could the overclocking default on these cards manufactured by BFG Technologies be the real bug here? Someone else mentioned that they had a 6800 GT OC here and was having this problem. The bug may be very well be in this type of card. Any thoughts from those who are having this problem like me??? I'm seeing the same as you that the menu pages takes 20 to 40 seconds to try to rebuild, the mouse cursor is frozen as it tries to rebuilt the next image and is impossible to play. :p

qda
26th Mar 2005, 08:17
its a driver problem

basically any 7x.xx driver series for nvidia video cards make the game unplayable when full screen effects are turned on, while it seems that any 6x.xx series (i tested the 66.93) work just fine with full screen effects

HOWEVER, the NEWEST beta detonator drivers work for me EVEN with full screen effects turned on

you can download them here: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1022

this should fix everyone's problem..

by the way, im using a geforce 6800

sonyack
26th Mar 2005, 12:30
Well, it seems that people with 6600s and 6800s find problems of this type with the game, and I assume that people have cards from different manufacturers, so it is not a feature of any particular card. And of course, like me, other games and other apps work just fine with the cards, and the drivers each has installed. If people finding problems with the game had poorly installed drivers, they would find problems with things besides this game.

So it seems that it is a problem, not so much with the drivers by themselves, but with the drivers as they relate to this particular game. In fact, there is a new thread here where a guy has a Radeon 9800 and "huge graphics problems," so I am suspicious: I think that the game is written so as to require older drivers, or certain specific drivers, for whatever card is used. If a lot of people just install the game and go ahead and play it, could be that a lot of people don't have the latest drivers and are using the drivers the game plays well with.

AstroCreep
26th Mar 2005, 14:23
Here are my findings with the game:

For me I couldn't even get it to work right even with the full-screen effects turned off with 71.84; I needed to back-track to version 66.93 (once in a while the game will still crash on me with these drivers, however). I haven't tried the beta 76.41's yet, but I will before the next time I play.

As far as what would happen when I would use the 71.84 drivers, after the game would load it would go to a black screen for about ten seconds before showing the Eidos splash screen.
When it would get to the copyright screen where you see the green crosshairs, it would freeze. If I would leave it for a few minutes the copyright screen would go away and the screen would go black and there would be the top of a green 'sphere' at the bottom of the screen. If I tried to exit I would eventually get an error referring to 'nv4_disp' (I have a screenshot of it if any of you support guys would like me to e-mail it to you).

I also have the BFG version and I tried to down-clock it to the 'normal' spec, but that didn't help either.

And lastly, I tried to sign-up to the forums last Sunday but never received an e-mail to activate my registration. I e-mailed support 4 times over the week and no one got back to me, but I received the activation e-mail at 3:00am today. Just thought you should know.

sonyack
26th Mar 2005, 15:35
Yes, that is more or less what has happened with me and the 71.84 drivers. Except I got no error messages, and the game would actually crawl its way to the actual game itself, if you left it running for awhile, but of course it was totally unplayable and scarcely visible...

OK, then I will have to buy the game again [I have long since returned the game to BestBuy as unworkable] and take a chance for $40 that the older drivers will make it operable. I hate to fiddle with the nVidia drivers, as I found that changing from the old 5200 to the new 6800 card on my system was a pain in the butt for some reason. On the other hand, once it went in right, I changed from the 66.93 to 71.84 without problems, so maybe just going back to the 66.93 won't present any problems.....

OK!!! Easily uninstalled the 71.84's and installed the 66.93's and voila! everything works, even with full screen effects. I guess there should be a sticky to the effect that nVidia drivers beyond 66.93 give problems....

ZenDrum
26th Mar 2005, 19:16
I have the full screen effects problem also. The game loads to the copyright screen, then locks up. After a minute or two, the screen turns green with interesting green sideways patterns.

Turning off full screen effects cured the problem for me also. Does anyone know what I'm missing in the game by doing this?

I am posting my system specs to aid the developers/nVidia in finding a fix.

Other than that, pretty cool game!

Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum, nForce 3 Ultra Chipset
Chipset Drivers: 5.10 (latest from nVidia.com)
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 4000+
Memory: 1Gb Corsair DDR-400 PC-3200
Video Card: eVGA Geforce 6800 Ultra AGP 256Mb
Video Drivers: 71.84 WHQL from nVidia.com
Sound: Creative Audigy 2 ZS Platinum

ZenDrum
26th Mar 2005, 19:46
The 76.41 drivers fixed the fullscreen problem for me also.

Witsend
26th Mar 2005, 19:53
The 76.41 drivers let me play with full screen effects, too. For anybody that's wondering, the option enables DX9 effects, like blurring. This is seen best during the second level.

Everything works fine with the game now, except for one thing. Whenever I save the game or when certain cutscenes play, the mouse will begin to lag. It's not just lag, it actually slows the game to about 1 FPS whenever the mouse is moved, even during cutscenes where moving the mouse doesn't visually do anything except slow it down. The keyboard, however, works just fine. It's more of a minor issue, because I can just quit the game and reload from the last save point and things will be fine until it happens again.

My system is:
AMD XP Barton 3000+
GeForce 6600GT
Sound Blaster Audigy 2ZS
768MB PC3000 RAM
(1) 160GB Western Digital HDD
(1) 40GB Maxtor HDD

sbug
31st Mar 2005, 08:27
Hi, I have game problem with my ATI 9800Pro. When I play the game for a while (could be 1 min or could be 30 mins), the game will just exit and kick me back to the Desktop. If I load the game again, it may run for another couple mins or so. Does anyone has similer problem?

My Machine:
P2 2.8
160G Maxtor SATA
SB Live!
Intel i865 Mobo
Pioneer A06 DVD Burner
SMC 10/100 Network card.

Thanks.

AstroCreep
31st Mar 2005, 12:33
Sbug,
I'd try to download the newest drivers for your video card and try them out.
If you're using the most current ones, download the ones before that (that's what I needed to do for my GeForce 6800gt). If you're still having trouble with them try the next ones back from that one. (If you are going to try different driver versions download & install a program called 'Driver Cleaner' too and run that after uninstalling drivers to make sure all the old ones are totally removed before trying different versions.)
Also before trying different drivers maybe try disabling the 'Full Screen Effects' like suggested previously.

Good luck! ;)

HAWK33
1st Apr 2005, 00:43
Hi all

Hope the problem gets fixed soon where ever it may be.

I also am having the same problem that everyone else is haveing and I just brought the game home yesterday :(
It seems to load slow even for me and I have a sony DVD (new)
the game starts out ok, the opening eidots screen and the other play fine and soon as the next one starts and i can move the mouse around for a few seconds and then it locks up and then If I hit alt F-4 I can kill the game without killing sys, but then if I let it go then about 4 or 5 mins later it will start loading the main menu very slowly and the mouse remains locked
and then I get this funky looking screen with like a dome at the bottom
..I have over 3 hundred games and all of them run fine on my sys which is as follows

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD 64 3500+ 939
2-MSI NX 6800 TD-256 E's in SLI mode
2 gigs PC3200 XMS ram
Onboard 8 channel sound
2 western Digital SATA 120 on raid -0
2- western Digital 160 gig SATA's
2- Western Digital 80 gig UATA 100s
Liteon 52x cdrw
sony DVDRW
Thermaltake 480watt PS

I also have another sys that is a 3000+ 64 754 and it has an ATI 9800 256 pro in it and the game will run for a few mins then kicks to desktop :(

I know i will hear anyway to make sure I have all the latest drivers in and I do I have been gamming for many years and I know the importance of updating and keeping up to date
I tried installing the older drivers for my vid and still did same thing so I put back in the 71.84's and will leave it and put this game disk on the shelf for now and wait for a patch I guess :(

Hope you guys get this fixed soon it is a bummer when ya bring home a new game and can't play it right out of the box :(

Peace ALL
HAWK33

HAWK33
1st Apr 2005, 02:09
Hello All

I decided to keep messing with this game and try to get it running so here is what I did and it worked and it seems to be an Nvidia driver problem as far as I can tell
I got hold of some drivers called X-treme G (forceware) that were tweaked ver 76.41's and now the game runs fine...the drivers are not supported by nvidia or Tweaks R us , I highly recomend going to their forum and reading about them befor trying them, dono if I am supose to post their page or not so if i am in the wrong ..please forgive me :confused: I am just glad to have my game working http://tweaksrus.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=67&Itemid=41


again I am sorry if I am not supose to post this

GOOD LUCK ALL
HAWK33

SVOY
2nd Apr 2005, 15:13
Hi Everybody
I can't even install the game. When I insert DVD into my DVD-ROM system crashes, completely, to blue DOS screen and message "physical memory dump completed".
Never experienced problems with any games on my system.

System configuration:
DELL Dimension XPS
P4 HT, 3.31GHZ
1GB RAM,
ATI RADEON X800XT PCI Express, 256MB, CATALYST 05.3
Win XP, Home, SP1

AstroCreep
2nd Apr 2005, 17:35
Hi Everybody
I can't even install the game. When I insert DVD into my DVD-ROM system crashes, completely, to blue DOS screen and message "physical memory dump completed".
Never experienced problems with any games on my system.

System configuration:
DELL Dimension XPS
P4 HT, 3.31GHZ
1GB RAM,
ATI RADEON X800XT PCI Express, 256MB, CATALYST 05.3
Win XP, Home, SP1

That's not a DOS screen; it's the infamous 'Blue Screen of Death'.
If it happens again write down the whole message (up until the 'Dump Completed' part) and search for it on Google or on the Microsoft Knowledge base and see what it returns.

Also maybe try to install it under safe mode (hit F8 before Windows loads and select 'Safe Mode').

[T]AlCapone
3rd Apr 2005, 21:17
Getting back to the topic at hand...

I had the enable fullscreen bug happen also, with a geforce fx5900 128mb, modified bios(had nothing to do with it, i guarantee), the game works with fulscreen fx disabled, and im going to try the beta driver update right now...

Munkee1017
4th Apr 2005, 02:31
Okay, I'm using my DVD-Rom drive, I have installed it with it, but now when I try to run it.... It says "Original CD Cannot be Authenticated or found". I have restarted computer and everything, and it still states this.

Please fix this.

moktoman
4th Apr 2005, 07:06
I had that same problem.

Do you have more than one DVD rom drive?

I have two, and I had to make sure I put the DVD in the exact same drive I installed it from.

luckybob241
4th Apr 2005, 07:19
I am having a problem with the 3rd level ambush. its almost like it dosnt have any texture on it at all and when I play online i have the smae problem with that level also. Every other location works fine.

Munkee1017
4th Apr 2005, 14:46
It is the same drive, I installed it fine, put it in the same drive and nothing, when I get back today im gonna check if the reinstalling it this morning fixed the issue, but as it is now, it doesn't read it as the original disc.

Such a heartbreaker since i got it for my birthday, probably gonna have to return it and claim it as defective.

Im not sure but it may have to do with the drive itself, but this is the only thing it has not even worked for. it is a DVD/CD RW Drive. But as I said it installed it fine, just whenever I hit the shortcut to play it gives that error, also when you click play from autorun it does nothing.

....

imported_mike_g
4th Apr 2005, 20:09
I hate to ask this Munkee, but have you given tech support a ring? I know CS reads this forum, but it may help to talk to someone whom you can walk through the problem and who will try to fix it for ya.

Munkee1017
4th Apr 2005, 20:16
Frankly I think it's just the Security on the DVD, cause it's the only game EVER to give me this issue, also the general concensus I am getting from my Cousin who works for a game company. Seriously sounding like "Securom 7.0", which I believe correctly is what this game is using is at fault. I got it to the Menu of the game today after reinstalling, and got to hit "Singleplayer" and it dumps me back out and reads the CD and says the same error: "Cannot Authenticate CD or Find it". Now after a few times of that, i'm back to square one, no load, screams error.

Also when hitting "Play" or "Setup" through autorun it doesn't even load...

::shrug::

Probably just gonna return it. I have tried everything from, restarting computer, reinstalling twice(First Reinstall got me to the problem listed above), using the fix listed that details messing with the registry. All of which have not fixed this issue.

P.S. I wanna give another option a try, do you happen to have the Email Address for Securom? See if I can get a fixed exe see if that is the issue.

Jumpin_Jebus
4th Apr 2005, 22:51
The problem you are experiencing is due to the game’s SecuRom copy protection. I want you to produce an analysis file. In order to generate the analysis file of an attempted software launch for SecuRom to evaluate, please do the following:

1) Place the original Project: Snowblind disc in your DVD-Rom.
2) Re-boot the computer.
3) Open My Computer, C: Drive, Program Files, and open the Project: Snowblind folder. Right-click on the Snowblind.exe file.
4) Choose "Launch Analysis" from the choices and left-click.
5) A disclaimer window will appear.
6) To proceed, please click on the "Yes" button.
7) The application will now generate an "AnalysisLog.sr0" file within the root of your hard drive.
8) Please "zip" the file (to avoid email corruption) and e-mail it to Support@securom.com with the subject line "Analysis file for evaluation." You can use the Windows XP compress/zip utility to zip the file. Simply right-click on the file, and left click "Send To", and left-click "Compressed (zipped) Folder".

SecuRom will check the Analysis file and notify you of the results.






I really don't like "passing the buck" onto another company, but in the case of SecuRom related problems, I don't have a chioce. The folks at SecuRom are the only ones who can fix this problem. :(


~A very frustrated Jebus

SVOY
5th Apr 2005, 02:20
Hi Everybody
I can't even install the game. When I insert DVD into my DVD-ROM system crashes, completely, to blue DOS screen and message "physical memory dump completed".
Never experienced problems with any games on my system.

System configuration:
DELL Dimension XPS
P4 HT, 3.31GHZ
1GB RAM,
ATI RADEON X800XT PCI Express, 256MB, CATALYST 05.3
Win XP, Home, SP1

Thanks to AstroCreep for a piece of advice on 'Blue Screen of Death'.

I figured it out and now the game works perfect (I was going to return it at first):

Here is my experience in case it might help somebody:

First, I discovered that game DVD’s autoplay conflicts with a part of DVD recording software Sonic DLA (part of Sonic RecordNow v7.1 LE), that was the reason for 'Blue Screen of Death'. After uninstalling that, DVD came to life and the game installed successfully. The game launched normally, game play was smooth and agile but the colors were in MONOCHROME, wired shades of brown. Never saw anything like that before.
Tried different versions of drivers for my RODEON – nothing, updated Windows to SP 2 – nothing, installed DirectX 9.0 from the game DVD – zilch.
Actually, the very first thing I did was installing latest video drivers – CATALIST 05.3, but when I did that I was fast and careless, in the end (fed up with tinkering and ready to go back to Future Store) I reinstalled latest drivers once more. This time I followed all the instructions in the driver’s documentation (i.e. uninstalled previous drivers, some other hints) and the game worked!
So far I am on 3rd save in Ambush – game settings on full maximum, Fullscreen Effects – ON, Field Depth –ON, 1024x768, 8xAnisotropic Filtering and so far not a single crash, normal colors, frame rate feels well over 60.

Overall the game (what I saw until now) is very cool. May be can’t be compared with masterpieces like HL 2 but very, very cool. Possibly, like it was mentioned on this forum many a time, it just was not quite ready for PC release and requires serious patching.

Good luck to all.

Munkee1017
5th Apr 2005, 04:02
I have sent it in, in the fashion you described, may I ask how long it takes usually for a response?

Thanks again Jebus(Amazingly this doesn't feel weird typing ;) ).

MykyBear
5th Apr 2005, 06:40
The very first post in this thred described exactly what happens when I try to run the game. Jerky,slow and definitly unplayable. I've tried every Nvidia related driver discussed in this thread and nothing helped. I know my video card is a little old (GeForce4 Ti 4600) but it's never given me any problem with hundreds of other games. This is so frustrating!! Got it for my birthday last week and was anticipating some real fragging fun as soon as I completed
D3:Resurection of Evil. Finished today,installed PS and this crap happens...
ruined my whole birthday buzz!

moktoman
14th Apr 2005, 06:40
I have dealt with Eidos tech support and tried everything to get this game to work on my PC (Pentium 4, 2.8 ghz, w/ Hyperthreading, Nvidia Geforce FX 5200, 1024mb ram, Windows XP Home SP1...), and have succeeded (sort of - reduced crash rate substantially.).
This post includes all of the troubleshooting tips I have been given by tech support and all those that I've devised myself for the two most commonly reported problems with Project Snowblind (PC Version).
Obviously, none of it is guaranteed, but I do what I can...
(in this case because I hating buying games that don't work...)

1) For Game Crashes:

- Update your drivers (Nvidia) to the newest possible, and try the BETA drivers (76.41) or higher (if available) found at 3DGuru.com.

- Disable 'full screen effects' in the setup menu.

- Lower game resolution to 1024x768 if it is any higher, via the setup menu.

- Set the game executable to run in compatibility mode for Windows 2000.
(right click on exe, choose properties > Compatibility > check "run this program in compatibility mode for" then choose "Windows 2000")

- Shutdown all unneccesary programs before playing the game.

- Defrag your harddrive if neccessary.

- Update sound and motherboard drivers if applicable.

2) For DVD "Securom" Issues:

- Check DVD for scratches or imperfections that may have caused a corrupted installation or read error (Duh!)

- Reinstall the game, then keep the DVD in the same DVD drive (if you have more than one) you installed from, to play the game.

- Return game to store, claiming a disc defect, and acquire another copy.

- Search for a DVD crack using Google (this is a last resort, and one that I do not condone by any means because it is probably illegal or something, but you may have to do what you have to do...) to bypass.

- That's about it!

Hope this helps!

- moktoman :D

PS - If this post needs to relocated, somebody please let me know! Thanks!

moktoman
11th Aug 2005, 00:59
I finally got the game working pretty good on my system.
But when I reached the "Vengeance" level, I encountered a fuzzy haze that completely covers the screen, and blurs the entire picture.
I can still play, but everything is darker and barely visible. The haze resembles "snow" (except darker and grayer) as you would see on a TV... I know the game is called snowblind, but I do not want to play it if I am actually blinded by snow!

Anybody else having this problem?
I hope it was not intended to be played this way!
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Meshi©k
30th Sep 2005, 16:58
I am having a problem with the 3rd level ambush. its almost like it dosnt have any texture on it at all and when I play online i have the smae problem with that level also. Every other location works fine.

Having the same problem it also happens at ASSAULT mission too PLZ HELP!

Ne0matrix
2nd Oct 2005, 23:09
Frankly I think it's just the Security on the DVD, cause it's the only game EVER to give me this issue, also the general concensus I am getting from my Cousin who works for a game company. Seriously sounding like "Securom 7.0", which I believe correctly is what this game is using is at fault. I got it to the Menu of the game today after reinstalling, and got to hit "Singleplayer" and it dumps me back out and reads the CD and says the same error: "Cannot Authenticate CD or Find it". Now after a few times of that, i'm back to square one, no load, screams error.

Also when hitting "Play" or "Setup" through autorun it doesn't even load...

::shrug::

Probably just gonna return it. I have tried everything from, restarting computer, reinstalling twice(First Reinstall got me to the problem listed above), using the fix listed that details messing with the registry. All of which have not fixed this issue.

P.S. I wanna give another option a try, do you happen to have the Email Address for Securom? See if I can get a fixed exe see if that is the issue.


I've experienced whatever you had experienced. It's real frustrating man! :mad: