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Got F.E.A.R. and I can't use it.
« on: November 18, 2006, 03:38:55 am »
Well, luckily I didn't buy it. I borrowed a CD from a friend to, you know, to try it out *cough*
Anyways, after 5 gigs of my hardrive are now gone, it informs me that my graphics card (NVidia GeForce4 MX 4000, 128 megs), isn't compatible.

I kind of assume there's really nothing I can do, but does anyone know of ANY way I can bypass this? Update, patch, driver, etc?
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Re: Got F.E.A.R. and I can't use it.
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2006, 04:02:55 am »
Well, I would try to update it. I remember having a similar problem with the game, or specifically the demo. In my case, the screen just went blank.

The full game, after a few patches, worked well.
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Re: Got F.E.A.R. and I can't use it.
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2006, 09:51:15 am »
Well, luckily I didn't buy it. I borrowed a CD from a friend to, you know, to try it out *cough*
Anyways, after 5 gigs of my hardrive are now gone, it informs me that my graphics card (NVidia GeForce4 MX 4000, 128 megs), isn't compatible.

I kind of assume there's really nothing I can do, but does anyone know of ANY way I can bypass this? Update, patch, driver, etc?

No point, that card cannot hope to play it at all. The regular Geforce 4 doesn't have a chance, and the MX which was basically on par with a GF2 would be utterly annihilated infinity. You would need a 6x00 which wouldn't be the prettiest thing and far from smooth or the 7xxx series (high end one to be pretty and smooth) to play it. Time to consider upgrading. The 8800s are pretty nice.  :P

As for the patches, they are just multiplayer crap and are a total waste of time for someone playing singleplayer.
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Re: Got F.E.A.R. and I can't use it.
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2006, 11:41:48 pm »
figured as much, already uninstalled it.

I'll just get a new computer before I go to college...
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Re: Got F.E.A.R. and I can't use it.
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2006, 01:10:04 am »
figured as much, already uninstalled it.

I'll just get a new computer before I go to college...

Best course of action even if its an expensive one for trying to get a game to work. But F.E.A.R. is a damn demanding game. Had torubles getting it to run well on a Geforce 6600 card.

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Re: Got F.E.A.R. and I can't use it.
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2006, 05:25:05 am »
And I had few problems running it on a Radion X700..

A little lag, a little slowdown but nothing unplayable.

The LOAD times on the other hand.. (500 megs of ram)
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Re: Got F.E.A.R. and I can't use it.
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2006, 06:14:42 am »
F.E.A.R. is a fucking beast to run... really lets the game down.

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Re: Got F.E.A.R. and I can't use it.
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2006, 12:26:14 am »
FEAR runs perfectly on my system.
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2006, 12:47:59 am »
Thinking again, my memory was faulty. The problem I had wasn't fixed by a patch, but by me changing some config settings in the game files.

The game ran acceptably on my laptop, with low graphics configurations, with a Radeon9700.
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Re: Got F.E.A.R. and I can't use it.
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2006, 06:50:38 am »
FEAR runs perfectly on my system.

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Re: Got F.E.A.R. and I can't use it.
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2006, 06:56:31 am »
I try.
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Re: Got F.E.A.R. and I can't use it.
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2006, 09:29:55 pm »
YOU FAIL!
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