I can't see game cutscenes

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  1. PanosUhiha
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    I can't see game cutscenes in some games like
    The Book of Unwritten Tales
    The Night of the Rabbit
    Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon
    and some others

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    PC Specs

    CPU Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz

    RAM 4 GB

    OS Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3

    Video Card ATI Radeon X2300
     


  2. ILuvGames

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    I suspect your GPU is just too old. Does changing drivers make any difference ?
     
  3. Kirito-kun

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    Your GPU is way too old. How do you even play games? Drop $125 on a GTX 650 Ti or a HD 7770 and you'll be fine. Cutscenes will run perfectly and you'll be much better framerates.
     
  4. Thanatos Telos

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    He can't, it's a laptop. (C2D T series=mobile processor)
     
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    You guys think that my laptop is t old for video cutscenes?
    cause the games work fine and in decent fps
     
  6. Kirito-kun

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    Playing high-bitrate video is more system intensive than you'd imagine.
     
  7. PanosUhiha
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    Well if i try t play the videos from the game directory they work just fine
     
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    Stop making things up, I highly doubt any game developer would be stupid enough to select a video codec that requires more of the system than the actual game itself. It just does not make any kind of sense.


    It's more likely that it's either a GPU driver issue or an issue with currently installed codecs that conflict with the video file itself. Potentially it could also be a hardware issue where the GPU is malfunctioning, but not enough to make everything not work.

    Seeing as it's an older computer with an ATI GPU have you tried using ATI Omega Drivers? They are not official drivers, but from personal experience I've found them to work a lot better than the default ones AMD supplies.

    ATI Omega Drivers Win XP
     
  9. PanosUhiha
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    Nop same problem -_-"
     
  10. ILuvGames

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    Your x2300 has 128mb of video ram. Dracula 4 requires 256mb vram. Night of the rabbit requires 512mb vram. The book of unwritten tales requires 256mb vram. I guess this is where your problem lies.
     
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    Yea and Deponia requires 512mb but it plays just fine
     
  12. ILuvGames

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    What you are doing is putting extra strain on the gpu by doing so. This brings a higher chance of glitches, crashes and eventually hardware failure. You have tried changing monitors and drivers and had no joy. Have you also tried updating the motherboard chipset drivers ? Have you tried running the games at a lower resolution or windowed too see if the cutscenes run, then ?
     
  13. ILuvGames

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    Although it is possible that every cutscene in every game you have issues with use the same codec, it is unlikely. That almost rules out any broken codecs causing problems. To prepare yourself for the worst (hardware failure), have you checked if the gpu can be replaced in your laptop ? A quick google search should give you the answer.
     
  14. Kirito-kun

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    Your system is seriously outdated, especially the GPU. Even a budget $400 build will completely crush your current system in gaming performance. Consider upgrading.
     
  15. calmwaters

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    (Maybe you should get glasses.) No, I'll agree with people and say you have an ancient laptop. But I hope you have the money to upgrade to a newer laptop; it'd be a shame to have to get a desktop. Plus current laptops are just as powerful as desktops, so you're not giving up anything. (if you're a graphics/performance nut) (I'll stop now; don't want to get into too much trouble.)
     
  16. ILuvGames

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    Upgrading the chipset drivers should only be undertaken if you are sure it will solve the problems you are experiencing. Is the GPU dedicated (seperate from the motherboard) or integrated (a part of the motherboard) ? If it is dedicated, updating the chipset drivers won't have any effect. If it is integrated and you want to proceed, go to the laptop manufacturers website and download the chipset drivers from there. Before you install them, make absoultely sure the motherboard is not faulty in any way (including the gpu). Back up any data that is important to you or at the very least make a system restore point. Turn off your antivirus program. Make sure you have plenty of charge in the laptop or you are using the charger. Install the drivers by running the setup file (maybe called infinst_autol or something similar). Do not press any keys or use the touchpad while the drivers update. After it has finished, I normally give the computer 20/30 seconds to settle down before rebooting. It will take longer to boot up. You may be staring at the windows logo or a black screen for 5 minutes or more. Make yourself a cup of tea or something while you wait. Just 'don't' be tempted to turn off the laptop thinking windows has crashed. Be patient.
     
  17. Thanatos Telos

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    Bullshit. I'm completely serious here. Ask for proof if you want, but not much is needed.
     
  18. calmwaters

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    Okay, okay, I believe you. Sheesh.
     
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    Try installing http://www.cccp-project.net/ to see if it helps. It's a bunch of video codecs. If it still won't work after that the problem lies elsewhere, but it's worth a shot IMO.
     
  20. Kirito-kun

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    Are you new to PC gaming?

    The maximum power consumption of a gaming laptop is around 100 to 200W. There's no way that could beat a gaming desktop, which can easily consume over 500W.

    Practical example, find me a laptop that can come close to a 4-way SLI GTX Titan rig or a CrossfireX HD 7970 rig. Go on. You won't.

    And what do you have against against desktops? A $700 desktop will perform the same as a $1200 laptop. You pay for portability, but not everyone needs portability.