View Full Version : UT3: Anything above 163.75 causes lock ups.

11-28-07, 09:24 PM
Sadly the new 169 drives gave a big boost but also broke UT3. Many people are getting freezes on any map that has water and can last anywhere from 5 to 30 seconds or sometimes even a full lock up. Personally my freezes last about 5-15 seconds, and I'm seriously considering going back to the old drivers. The entire thread about this issue can be seen here:

11-28-07, 10:21 PM
Yea some problem here, strange thing is it only happens on certain maps.

11-28-07, 10:47 PM
Works fine here in XP 169.09, what OS you running?

11-28-07, 11:08 PM
I think it is only a Vista issue.

11-28-07, 11:18 PM
I think it is only a Vista issue.
Yep vista here.

11-28-07, 11:34 PM
Problem here also

11-30-07, 02:38 PM
Has anyone here tried the older drivers? The 169 drivers gave me a nice perfm boost, and HL2 engine games have no problems with it.

11-30-07, 03:11 PM
no problem with XP over here

11-30-07, 04:53 PM
no problem with XP over here


12-01-07, 10:20 AM
Vista is crap...

12-01-07, 01:42 PM
Vista is crap...

GG, here we go again...

12-02-07, 01:53 PM
They better shut up

It is possible it's a Vista related issue, but maybe it's the driver or the game itself

But why act the most people this way, if something is not working correctly, it's the fault of Vista.....

I hope most of the people can think and not just follow the stuff they read

We are not brainless

12-02-07, 03:59 PM
I can confirm. I cleaned out my 169 with driver clean and installed 163.75. Played gateway and torlan for a couple of hours, not a single hitch. Reinstalled 169, the issue is back. It seems to be a driver issue after all.

12-03-07, 02:00 PM
So no Vista issue afterall

12-03-07, 05:55 PM
Guys go the last page of the thread linked please, epic replied!

12-03-07, 08:53 PM
I've never experienced any lockups in UT3 use 169.12, works perfectly.

12-04-07, 08:43 AM
Hangs here also.
Vista x64, 169.12, 8800U, A64X2/nForce4.

12-04-07, 03:32 PM
I too don't experience any lockups with the 169.12 in Vista at all when playing UT3.

12-04-07, 08:06 PM
I too don't experience any lockups with the 169.12 in Vista at all when playing UT3.

Its only certain maps, for instance, the Gateway map where all the water is is pretty easy to replicate it for me.