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Old 01-27-07, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default NASCAR 2003 Racing Season in Vista

I cannot get NR 2003 to run in Vista. Anybody have any luck? Not only does AA not work - the game gets completely kicked back to the desktop as soon as the "Race" icon is clicked.

I turned DEP off - but it didn't matter.
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Old 01-27-07, 03:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: NASCAR 2003 Racing Season in Vista

I guess we're going to be dual booting Vista and XP for a while.
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Old 01-27-07, 03:24 PM   #3
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Yeah - I finally got DEP to shut up - but the game is mugly as AA is not working. In fact - the latest official nVidia drivers won't even allow me to create and save a profile for NR 2003. I can make it - but as soon as I leave the CP - it disappears from the list.
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Default Re: NASCAR 2003 Racing Season in Vista

That usually happens to me when I'm trying to create a profile for a game that already has one. In the 97.92s, there's a profile for NASCAR 2003 so is it possible, that's your problem also?
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Naw - with the latest set of official (WHQL) drivers from the nVidia site - there aren't nearly as many profiles included. But when I try to make a new one - it just doesn't stick.
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I even tried nHancer and made the new profile there with my AA/AF settings. It still doesn't make any difference.

Me thinks it is either a driver deal or a Directx 10 issue.....or both.

Every other drive (DX 9) has worked great for NASCAR 2003.
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Default Re: NASCAR 2003 Racing Season in Vista

A small note on nascar 2003:

It FINALLY runs good with everything maxed now that we have 8800s. With all of the shadow options turned on and lots of cars the game ran like crap even on a 7900GTX and an x2 4200+. Its consistently smooth now though.

And this is a dumb question, but did you try compatibility mode? I've noticed quite a few things are fixed by enabling compatibility mode in Vista. They have definitely done some great improvements there.

For example, Quake 3 had a stutter problem unless you changed the affinity to one core, but 9x compatibility mode in Vista fixes it just fine.
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Cap'n,

The Vista 100.51 drivers work much better....at least with this game. AA/AF looks good and frame rate still decent. I am trying Vista out on my secondary rig (FX-57 & 7800GTX) to get a feel for things.

You are right - with my main rig (6800 & 8800GTX-SLI) - the game looks and runs better than ever........I am still running XP on that machine.
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You should run Vista on your primary. It makes dual booting very easy as it detects your current Windows installs and throws them all into a boot loader. It's also easy to add to Grub if you're a Linux guy as well. I'll be triple booting Ubuntu, XP, and Vista for a long while.
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Boot loader? You mean the choice screen on boot up or something else?
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