View Full Version : Closeable black screen when starting FOTR

01-06-05, 08:07 AM
THe game is Fellowship of the Ring. "Yes, it's a bit old, but it was a stocking stuffer" :) The problem is that I get nothing but a black screen when I start the game. I can cad and then close the game. I can start the game in a window with the same results.

I also posted this at Vivendi's LOTR forum: http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@125.SQ6WdntPaQz.4112792@.1dd921a2

I've tried everything I can think of to solve the problem with no success.

I'm currently using the 510v nforce driver. I also tried a couple of earlier ones.

I've tried about 10 different "forceware" video drivers for my GF 6800 GT 256MB card. Currently, I'm using the 6702's "which are the exact same as the 6703's minus the sis chipset fix".

I currently have sp2/dx9c, but I've also tried reverting to a pristine "sp1" installation of XP using a Ghosted image.

I have also tried to recreate this black screen prob using my roommates machine "1800+AthlonXp/VIA kt133a chipset/512MB ram/GeForce 4 4200 128MB". The game works on his machine, regardless of driver or SP level, although a couple of variations produce less than stellar results...

GGGRRRRRR!!!!!! :|

01-12-05, 01:28 PM
1 bump on the off chance that "anyone" is playing this game with a similar setup as mine. NF3/socket 939/ GF 6800.

Anyone have this game working on this hardware?