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Snark
9th October 1999, 08:40
I wish I did'nt have to be such a nag....... Half Life and G400 5.30 & TurboGL problems..... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif

Half Life boots as per normal...... but after awhile the whole game's graphics screw IN THE MAIN MENU!!!

Then..... the cpu hangs and I have to scan for lost clusters http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif

I dunno, is it the TurboGL or the 5.30? HL worked fine when in the 5.25 version with the icdg400.dll beta. I tried almost everything including almost totally destroying the autoexec.cfg such that it ONLY contains gl_texsort "1" and gl_overbright "1" in it http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif So....... any suggestions?


My CPU: PIII 500 Mhz (no oc)
SB Live (Full)
Millenium G400 32 mb DH (no MAX)
256 mb SDRam (No ECC)
ABit BE-6 mb
17 GB Seagate ATA 66 HDD
SoundWorks FPS 2000
US Robotics modem
40x NEC CD-Rom
17" Philips 107MB monitor

--Everyone wants a snarky... ...YEAH RIGHT--

Hully
9th October 1999, 12:38
The problem you described earlier is the good old lockup, which can definitely be caused by HEAT. As I understand you have nothing overclocked in your system, but looking at your system specs I see you HD is quite a biggie, and I assume it runs at above 7200 RPM. What I would recommend is first adding some extra cooling to that HD, as they get REALLY hot... If you say you have some bad sectors on the HD, it could definitely be it.

Hope it helps!

Snark
9th October 1999, 20:58
Hmz..... Maybe so, but I believe that its the driver version which is the problem, because nothing went wrong the last 1035839 times I tried it http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif



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My CPU: PIII 500 Mhz (no oc)
SB Live (Full)
Millenium G400 32 mb DH (no MAX)
256 mb SDRam (No ECC)
ABit BE-6 mb
17 GB Seagate ATA 66 HDD
SoundWorks FPS 2000
US Robotics modem
40x NEC CD-Rom
17" Philips 107MB monitor

--Everyone wants a snarky... ...YEAH RIGHT--

tish beta2
10th October 1999, 07:13
Did you completely unistall the old drivers using this prosedure?

http://www.matrox.com/mga/tech_supp/faq/driver_uninstall.htm

PS. Hey who turned off the HTML codes?! #"%#&"%

[This message has been edited by tish beta2 (edited 10-10-1999).]

Snark
11th October 1999, 02:57
Yes... I've re-installed it to make sure but still nothing!

Update of problems--- now several things happen with HL. Here are what I've experienced:
1) Screen garbles up in menu...... strange 'scan line' thingies appear and freeze the whole cpu.
2) Game/system hangs while on the 'Loading' or the 'Initializing' screen.
3) Finally get into the game, only to have the same problem as (1)--strange 'scan line' thingies appear and freeze the whole cpu.

I was wondering if it was because of the older G400ICD.dll I got before. I'm going all out to get this program to work, so please bear with my stupid questions. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Firstly, do I have to delete/remove/terminate the G400ICD.dll for things to work properly? (I was wondering if there was a clash in software somehow)

Secondly, someone please tell me exactly you configure your Half Life for TurboGL-- i.e., for example, in Video Modes, do you go to Default in OpenGL or what?

Waiting for a reply... thx



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My CPU: PIII 500 Mhz (no oc)
SB Live (Full)
Millenium G400 32 mb DH (no MAX)
256 mb SDRam (No ECC)
ABit BE-6 mb
17 GB Seagate ATA 66 HDD
SoundWorks FPS 2000
US Robotics modem
40x NEC CD-Rom
17" Philips 107MB monitor

--Everyone wants a snarky... ...YEAH RIGHT--

Osty
12th October 1999, 06:57
One thing that I noticed with Half Life and TurboGL is that it didn't like strange resolutions. I tried using Default OpenGL with a resolution of 1152x862 (or whatever comes after 1024x768) and I experienced the same loading problems that Snark had. 1024x768 runs great. I've also noticed that the more apps you have running in the background, the more chance of Half Life crashing. I usually do a reboot and shut down all background apps that I don't need.

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Pentium II 350MHz, 128MB RAM ,10GB + 850 MB Driver, Samsung DVD, Diamond Monster Sound II, and of course a G400 32MB DH (O/C 200/150)