Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA Legacy Graphics Cards

Newegg Daily Deals

Thread Tools
Old 11-08-04, 10:22 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2
Default Some old 3D accelerated games crash out on 5200

I upgraded to a GeForce FX5200. All new games work, and most older 3D accelerated games still work (eg. Thief 2)

I have a couple that don't though. RealMyst and Extreme G-2.

Both of them: I double click the icon, the screen goes black, the resolution changes (I can tell because the hour glass cursor gets bigger), then it goes back to the desktop and goes back to the desktop resolution.

Another computer we have, runs RealMyst fine; it uses a GeForce 4.
Both computers are running XP and no additional tweaking (eg. compatability mode) was needed to get RealMyst working, which makes me think its my graphics card (the 5200) that is the problem.

(Haven't tested Extreme G-2 on the GeForce 4 computer yet, which I'm going to do when I get home.)

Seems to me that the 5200 won't work with RealMyst or Extreme G-2. Any ideas?
Domarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-04, 10:33 PM   #2
einstein_314's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 2,905
Default Re: Some old 3D accelerated games crash out on 5200

What drivers are you using? It seems the 53.03 give the best results for Geforce FX folks. Try them if you aren't already using them.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.2GHz (9 x 355) w/ Swiftec APOGEE GTX Waterblock|| Asus P5B-Deluxe WiFi Edition
eVGA 8800 GTX Superclocked Edition @ 675/1150 w/ DangerDen 8800GTX Waterblock|| 4x1GB Mushkin XP2 PC2-8500
X-Fi Fatal1ty 64MB || PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W || Seagate 7200.10 320 GB || Dell 2407WFP
Logitech Z-5300 Speakers || Sennheiser HD555's || Logitech G7 || Logitech G15 || Windows Vista Ultimate x64
einstein_314 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-04, 10:44 PM   #3
nV News Alumni
ragejg's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Finger Lakes of Hell, NY
Posts: 5,399
Send a message via AIM to ragejg
Default Re: Some old 3D accelerated games crash out on 5200

heh, use 3danalyze?

2010-2011 Reviews: GTX 570 | GTX 580 | GTS 450 | GTX 460 | GTX 465
Pre-2010 Reviews: 6600 GT | XMS 4400 DDR | SilenX Cooler | 6800 | 5900 XT | Personal Cinema | 5900 NU

Phenom II x6 1090t @ 4.0 ghz | Asus M498TD-EVO Am3 SLI nForce 980a | 2x EVGA GTX 560 SLI | 2x4gb DDR3-1333 | Antec EarthWatts EA650 PSU | 60gb Mushkin Calisto Enhanced Sandforce SSD | 2x WD2500KS RAID 0 | Sunbeam Tuniq 3 case | 24" Asus 19x10 LED LCD | 26" Panasonic 720p TV | Sidewinder X5 mouse | Logitech MX5500 & Revolution mouse | Altec Lansing 5.1 THX-Certified audio | Win 7 Ultimate | desk | couch

ragejg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-04, 02:31 AM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2
Default Re: Some old 3D accelerated games crash out on 5200

Ah, I have heard about the 53.03 drivers, but I was always afraid of downgrading, and losing some special effects in Doom3

But if they were created when the FX5200 was already out, then I guess I have nothing to worry about

Thanks for the tip - am downloading them now and going to try them out.

What's 3D Analyze ragejg? I did a google search and got some german pages...

BTW - Extreme G-2 screws up on the GeForce4 computer AS WELL. Hopefully this driver works. Thanks again einstein_314
Domarius is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Op-Ed: E3 games exploit real fears in a tumultuous world News Gaming Headlines 0 06-17-12 08:40 PM
Console Killers News Archived News Items 0 06-11-12 10:10 PM
After SP1 all games crash Creole Microsoft Windows XP And Vista 4 09-24-02 12:53 PM
PC Games, CeleronII 566, CeleronA 300, BIOS Savior, Heatsinks, NES & Sega Items +pics TekViper For Sale/Trade 5 08-07-02 10:48 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.