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  1. Hi and many thanks for this. That's a helpful & informative reply -- now I'm in the picture regarding my (limited) options. Thanks again -- appreciated. Just a thought: I did not see any information on the Battlefront "store" website relating to these issues. For example, if I'd known about the video card issue before buying a new computer, I could have specified the correct card for the games. I also did not see any information stating that the game(s) will not run on a laptop. True, you can download a demo and see if it works, but what happens when you buy a new machine? Customers
  2. Thanks for the quick reply. It's a desktop. My old computer had GeForce Nvidia graphics card and (as already explained) the game didn't run on that. I don't really want to spend more cash on a video card. I just kinda expected the game to work. Maybe a bit naive, I admit. Kaspersky AV seemingly makes no difference -- the games don't work even with it turned off. The copy-protection sucks. I bought all these games and now can't play them.
  3. Hi There! I bought CM Normandy on release and it never worked on my pc. I posted several forum threads and even submitted a ticket to the helpdesk but the issue was never sorted, and so I simply did not play the game. Boo-hoo. A few days ago I had to buy a new pc. I thought I'd try again with CM Normandy. The game installed and activated but would not run at all. I got a message saying that the exe had stopped working. I uninstalled and reinstalled. Same thing happened. I disabled my Kaspersky AV. Again, no deal. The game tries to launch but for some reason can't. And so I thought,
  4. Mmm, definitely a breed apart those snipers! Seriously though, it's as if the normal stance is suddenly, for a split-second, replaced by an "arms akimbo" stance. It's very quick--blink and you'd miss it. But once you notice it you can't help watching it happen over and over again ...
  5. Just returned to "Shockforce" after a long break. I patched up to 1.32 and noticed something odd: Playing as the Brits, I saw that, after firing, my sniper suddenly raised both arms momentarily in a kind of split-second Crucifixion scene. This happened after every shot he fired. Just thought I'd mention it ...
  6. Many thanks for these useful tips. I downloaded the shaders fix and that has indeed helped--very grateful for that. And I'll check out the Everest Ultimate system analysis software -- again, really appreciate the info. Still have problems with shadows and have had to turn them off, sadly making the game look fairly bland. And still some grass/tree textures issues but in general performance has improved. Hopefully I'll be able to actually settle into the game and actually play it.
  7. I tried the game again this morning with graphic settings as above. Soldier and cursor movements seemed fine but there were graphics anomalies relating to grass/tree textures and shadows. The shadows looked OK at certain angles but would turn into black, hard-edged, geometrical shapes as I moved the camera. For example, a light-coloured building in the distance would be covered in black triangles. Grass and trees constantly shift, change tone and "remap". I turned off shaders (ALT+R) and shadows (ALT+W) and these problems largely disappeared. I carried on playing the game, moving units/cursor/
  8. Hi and thanks for this. OK, my graphics setting in the game options is: Vertical Sync = off 3d Model = balanced 3d Textures = balanced Antialias = off High Priority Process = off But in my Nvidia control panel, the 3d set up was profiled according to the performance hints for Nvidia as given in this forum. And so I changed the Nvidia profile to allow the ingame settings to take preference (override). I went back into the game (with Kaspersky running) and noted that the quick, jerky movements were gone and units were behaving normally. Cursor control was also OK. There were still p
  9. Thanks for this. Despite my earlier, more positive post, I have since met all the old problems again! I can't explain why the game worked OK this morning but not this evening! But I just had to quit the game because of the problems I described earlier, added to which a new one: the cursor was uncontrollable. I checked my CPU and the system did seem under a lot of strain, but I couldn't work out why, especially as my AV software was not making much impact. I've tried out several other games today, including CM Afghanistan, and they worked fine. And so I'm back where I was initially--the best pa
  10. Thanks again to all above for good advice. I uninstalled the game, then reinstalled in the manner described above. I didn't add any mods this time. I noticed some graphical improvements but still had some lag and loading time issues. I noticed that my AV software (Kaspersky) keeps bleeping when I boot up the game. I was also getting "threat alerts" on a file that turned out to be the BF DRM for this game. And so, by going offline and disabling my AV software, I was able to actually play the game with what seems like a reasonable performance. Will monitor this further. Thanks again for help and
  11. Thanks for this -- that's good advice and I'll check out the air compressor. Thanks again -- appreciate that.
  12. Hi guys and many thanks for replies--much appreciated. I already installed up-to-date drivers, so that angle seems to be covered. And other 3D games also work fine (e.g. CM Afghanistan). But I have been using some mods in the Data/z folder, so maybe this is a problem? And it's possible I goofed up the install somehow (installed setup, then CW expansion, then patches, then CM2 engine upgrade). Can someone explain/clarify the correct installation procedure? I have actually un-installed/re-installed the game maybe 4 or 5 times now -- hence the frustration vented in this post. I could try installi
  13. My Specs: Windows XP SP3, NVIDIA 9600 card, Kaspersky AV, AMD Athlon 64x2 dual core processor, 3GHz, 3GB RAM. I give up on this game. I bought CM Normandy and Commonwealth Forces. I keep game patched up to date. I buy Version 2 Update. I read and follow advice on NVIDIA graphics cards (posted on this forum). But from Day One this game has never worked for me, and even now--after months of updates, patches and re-trying, it still doesn't work. Months ago I submitted a "ticket" to the "Help Desk" but no one ever replied. I have lost my money to Battlefront and hope they are at least happy. Wh
  14. I posted this a week ago and, on the same day, submitted a "ticket" to the Battlefront "Support" desk--a week later and I've had response at all. Last game I buy from you guys. So long!
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