Can't set vid to 320x200 under win2k

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Postby Chris » Tue Oct 21, 2003 12:02 am

If all else fails I'll buy her a modern video card.


What card does she have now? Also try temporarilly turning off programs that load on startup(everything in the systray), including IM clients and virus scanners.
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Postby HotWax » Tue Oct 21, 2003 3:28 am

Lexus Alyus wrote:That's a good idea for a map in general, or how about no monsters... simply, no monsters in a single player map, turn it into more of a first person adventure (FPA anyone?). No, honestly, that's a good idea :-).


Ahem.
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Postby Hirogen2 » Tue Oct 21, 2003 6:59 am

Ultraviolet wrote:You should make a dark, atmospheric set of maps for ...

Probably playing Hexen's MAP01 and the first hub?
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Postby Anonymous » Tue Oct 21, 2003 9:20 am

Lexus Alyus wrote:You play Doom co-op with your wife? That's so cute!


Yeah, and she's usually the one that suggests we play.

She's got a real "banzai" style, blasting into rooms with guns blazing... A really cool chick.
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Postby Anonymous » Tue Oct 21, 2003 9:24 am

Chris wrote:
If all else fails I'll buy her a modern video card.


What card does she have now? Also try temporarilly turning off programs that load on startup(everything in the systray), including IM clients and virus scanners.


She's got an old IBM PC with a 1mb S3 Trio card built into the board.
Don't laugh; it worked great under win95.

I assume I can slap another vid card in there. If not, I can salvage another PC from my closet but I'll have to back up her bookmarks, etc. She's pretty touchy about that kind of thing.

I'll try the "clean boot" thing and see what happens.
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Postby HotWax » Tue Oct 21, 2003 10:55 am

fratermus wrote:She's got an old IBM PC with a 1mb S3 Trio card built into the board.
Don't laugh; it worked great under win95.

I assume I can slap another vid card in there.


You'll need to find the jumper on the motherboard that disables the onboard video. You should be able to find that info in the manual or online somewhere. You'll also need to ensure that she has the proper expansion slot for installing the new video cards. Most new cards need an AGP slot, but there are some still floating around that work with PCI, too.
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Postby Anonymous » Wed Oct 29, 2003 10:06 am

I ended up just giving her another win2k box where zdoom runs normally.

I'm going to chalk it up to a disagreement between win2k and the built-in vid card on the old box.

Thanks for everybody's input!
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