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Solved: 8 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago 8800 GTX problem.

Everytime I launch Penumbra i get strange error- that my graphic card doesn't support vertex shaders...
config:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 4x 2,44GHz
GeForce 8800GTX 768MB
4GB Kingston RAM (2x2GB)
750GB HD
Windows XP SP3 (with no SP's didn't work too)

And... PLEASE!!! DON'T TELL ME TO UPDATE GFX DRIVERS!!!
I've tried with older, newer, and the newest drivers (from official site, released at 02.05.2008) and I still have the same error. Damn it, I can play Crysis with full details, but i can't run Penumbra on this machine... Ironic.
06-11-2008, 05:35 PM
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Solved: 8 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: 8800 GTX problem.

Make sure to unistall the drivers you have now, restart the computer and then install the latest.

Penumbra uses OpenGL (and not DirectX like Crysis) and the OpenGL installation might be corrupt or in some other way not correct. That is why you need to be sure to uninstall and reboot before installing drivers again.
06-11-2008, 06:31 PM
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Solved: 8 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: 8800 GTX problem.

Thomas Wrote:Make sure to unistall the drivers you have now, restart the computer and then install the latest.

Penumbra uses OpenGL (and not DirectX like Crysis) and the OpenGL installation might be corrupt or in some other way not correct. That is why you need to be sure to uninstall and reboot before installing drivers again.

Yeah, that's just what I did. Still doesn't work...
06-11-2008, 06:38 PM
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Solved: 8 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: 8800 GTX problem.

Could you copy and paste the content of hpl.log, found in "My Documents/Penumbra/Black Plague/"

Also, does the games Doom 3 or Prey run on your comp (they are both OpenGL games)?
06-11-2008, 07:57 PM
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Solved: 8 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: 8800 GTX problem.

I don't know- I didn't play them.

I re-installed my Windows. It worked! I changed settings, restarted the game and... doesn't work again. I launch it, wait and... NOTHING happens.

-------- THE HPL ENGINE LOG ------------

Creating Engine Modules
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Creating graphics module
Creating system module
Creating resource module
Creating input module
Creating sound module
Creating physics module
Creating ai module
Creating gui module
Creating haptic module
Creating scene module
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Initializing Resources Module
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Creating resource managers
Misc Creation
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Initializing Graphics Module
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Init low level graphics
Setting video mode: 1280 x 1024 - 32 bpp
Init Glee...OK
Setting up OpenGL
  Max texture image units: 32
  Max texture coord units: 8
  Two sided stencil: 1
  Vertex Buffer Object: 1
  Anisotropic filtering: 1
  Max Anisotropic degree: 16
  Multisampling: 1
  Vertex Program: 1
  Fragment Program: 1
  NV Register Combiners: 1
  NV Register Combiners Stages: 8
  ATI Fragment Shader: 0
Creating graphic systems
  Creating Renderer2D
  Renderer2D created
  Creating Renderer3D
   Load Renderer3D gpu programs:
    Extrude
    Diffuse Vertex
    Diffuse Fragment
    Fog
   Creating fog textures: Solid Additive Alpha
   init sky box
  Renderer3D created
Creating screen buffers size 1280.000000 : 1024.000000
Creating programs
  RendererPostEffects created
Adding engine materials
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Initializing Sound Module
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Initializing OpenAL.
  Trying to open hardware device...
06-14-2008, 05:53 PM
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Solved: 8 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: 8800 GTX problem.

oh, last thing- when I changed gfx options, it was ok. But when i turned on EFX (i think), game died. it would be nice to play with that option turned on, cause I have 5.1 speakers. Yay, now I even can't change it... it's getting sweeter... I've got Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty.
06-14-2008, 05:55 PM
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Solved: 8 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: 8800 GTX problem.

Hi anka. Do you have the latest drivers for your X-Fi? If you do, you should delete the settings.cfg file in your 'My documents/Penumbra/Black Plague' folder. That should let you start the game.

Seems you can't turn hardware sound on for some reason. I think it should work with that sound card though, so check your sound drivers (latest stable are dated 14th of march '08).

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06-14-2008, 06:53 PM
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Solved: 8 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: 8800 GTX problem.

oh, yeah. There are newer drivers... jeez, I didn't think about that. Downloading... Thanks Smile
06-15-2008, 02:08 PM
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Solved: 8 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: 8800 GTX problem.

IT'S ALIVE!!!! Thank you very much! Big Grin
06-18-2008, 12:47 PM
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