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Lomarticus
08-12-05, 09:25 AM
I just finished building a new PC for myself with...
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
Asus A8N-SLI Premium N-Force 4 SLI mobo
XFX 7800GTX video card
4 HDDs in Raid0 off the nVidia sata connections.
WinXp Sp2 + latest updates

I installed FS2004 and when I go into the settings-Display options the sliders do not work and the tabs across the top for the different sections are missing. Just noticed that the sliders ARE working if you click on them and use the keyboard to change them, even though they do not display the setting they are at (allways pegged to the left).
The only way to change settings reliably is to edit the FS9.cfg file.

I removed FS2004, rebooted and reinstalled to a different directory, same probs.
I have tried disabling All graphics driver options, still same prob. I tried running FS2004 in safe mode, still same prob.

I am running Chipset drivers 6.66, Forceware 77.77 and the AMD X2 XP driver.

Any ideas? I'm lost at this stage.

S.I.N
08-12-05, 10:33 AM
Have you tried a different driver besides the 77.77?

Lomarticus
08-12-05, 10:57 AM
yea, the last WHQL ones (that came with the card)
Same problem.

I'm not ruling out this being something stupid though as even though I build PCs for a living, this is my first nvidia in 3 years, my first Athlon, and my first nvidia chipset so if there is a special installation order or anything, please feel free to throw "baby" level suggestions at me that are specific to the above hardware.

edit:
OK, this is wierd.
I have, already tried reinstalling FS2004 (after uninstalling) to a new directory without solving the problem, now I uninstalled Forceware and rebooted without nVidia drivers for the VGA, Ran FS2004, it started in software mode, and still the same problem.
Since everything else other than mobo and CPU are the same as I have always had, I presume I need to to eliminate these from the problem next and forget about the VGA card being the problem.