Race Driver GRID Problem..

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  1. 67birdman
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    Hi
    So I recently bought a new graphics card, and I decided to get GRID.
    I saw that my specs were fine so I got it.
    But now when I run it I can't see the main menu all I see is yellow squares..
    What do I do? Please help, I really wanna play..
    Thanks
     
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    What are your exact specs?
     
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    Intel Core2 Duo E6300 @1.86 ghZ
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    Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit
     
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    Dude, that link is broken..

    Posts merged

    Im gonna download and reinstall Catalyst, see if that works..
     
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    That's what I linked you to, they just have leech protection and I didn't realize it.
     
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    O alrite, I re-installed it but theres still no difference.
     
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    It still doesn't work, anyone please help??
     
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    Uninstall the drivers and software (in order to undo any custom changes/settings) and install again.
     
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    Tried that, doesn't work.
    Thanks though
     
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    I think its a driver problem, there are no other drivers, besides that one.
    Whatever man, I give up...
     
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    Hmm....I have an X1600 on this machine and the game runs ok here, so I know it SHOULD work.

    Maybe try updating DirectX. Just go to www.microsoft.com and search for "DirectX". You specifically want the "End-User Runtime".

    Do you have "MicroSoft .NET Framework" installed on the computer? ATI graphics cards use .NET Framework for their control panel and may radically affect compatibility if .NET framework is not there. Be sure to at least get version 2 of .NET Framework for use with ATI cards. .....but, if it never complained about .NET when you installed the Catalyst drivers, then you likely already have .Net Framework in the system.....hmmmm....

    Is it an official "legal" version of the game, or a pirated copy? There were many pirated versions of the game floating around on the net that didn't actually work properly, so if that's what you have, trust me, try a different download, from a different release group.

    If it's an official version, check here for patches and possible solutions:
    http://community.codemasters.com/forum/grid-946

    Last suggestion.....try a PC hardware site for technical help.....one of my favorites is down for maintenance, but:
    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/
    http://www.rage3d.com/

    Both of those sties are VERY helpful for anyone with computer hardware issues.

    Hope at least one of those suggestions helps you. GRID is too good of a game to miss.



    EDIT: These should be the video drivers you need:
    http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/wind...?=English
    Be sure to get the "full software suite".

    Apparently, the issue MAY be that an X1600 is a DX9 card and Vista is up to DX11.......read the release notes in the link.....hmm....
     
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    DX9 and DX10+ are installed side by side in Vista/7 since DX10 isn't backwards compatible, a game will have access to either.
     
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    I'll try installing the .NET Framework, I did everything else.
    I really appreciate your help dude.
     
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    Yeap, thats already installed too.
    I think that was my last hope [​IMG]