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Why does the game insist that i need the latest NVidia drivers for my Radeon 9200 graphics card??

 

I have the latest Radeon drivers installed but the game is not happy with that.

 

The game will run but crashes alot, and every couple of days it will automatically scan my hardware and tell me that the game requirements are not met. This cause my setting to be reset and my latest saved game to become unloadable, which is very annoying to say the least. Why is this happening?

 

Below is the swinfo report.

 

RAM=512

Status=Pass

 

[Disk Free Space]

C: (NTFS), UNICODE=37.14GB

Status=Pass

 

[CD-ROMs]

DriveLetters=D:\,E:\

Drives=HITACHI DVD-ROM GD-2500,LITE-ON COMBO LTC-48161H

 

[Video]

Video Card Name=RADEON 9200 SERIES   

Video Memory=256

Desktop Resolution=1024x768x32 @ 85Hz

DirectX=DirectX 9.0c (4.09.00.0904)

OpenGL Version=1.3.1017 WinXP Release

OpenGL Vendor=ATI Technologies Inc.

OpenGL Renderer=RADEON 9200 DDR x86/MMX/3DNow!

ATI Driver=6.14.10.6583

Vid Card Status=Pass

Vid Card Driver Status=Fail

GL Status=Pass

DX Status=Pass

 

[Audio]

Sound Card Name=Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM)

Status=Pass

 

 

;Game Options from swkotor2.ini

 

[config]

firstrun=0

 

[Graphics Options]

Grass=1

Shadows=1

EnableHardwareMouse=1

RefreshRate=85

Width=1024

Height=768

Emitters=1

Anisotropy=1

Frame Buffer=1

Soft Shadows=0

Brightness=57

FullScreen=1

V-Sync=1

Texture Quality=2

Anti Aliasing=0

 

[sound Options]

Music Volume=85

Voiceover Volume=85

Sound Effects Volume=85

Movie Volume=85

Number 3D Voices=32

Number 2D Voices=32

2D3D Bias=1.00

EAX=0

Sound Init=0

Disable Sound=0

Force Software=1

 

[Game Options]

UnlockedPlanetSongs=48

Enable Tooltips=1

Keyboard Camera Deceleration=2000.000000

Keyboard Camera Acceleration=500.000000

Keyboard Camera DPS=200.000000

TextureVariation=0

BodyVariation=0

AppearanceType=0

PCGender=0

GameCompleted=0

CurSithLord=2

Hide InGame GUI=0

Use Small Fonts=0

Hide Unequippable=0

Tutorial Popups=0

Subtitles=1

Mini Map=1

Floating Numbers=1

Status Summary=1

Enable Mouse Teleporting To Buttons=1

Mouse Sensitivity=44

Difficulty Level=1

Auto Level Up NPCs=0

Mouse Look=0

AutoSave=1

EnableScreenShot=0

Reverse Mouse Buttons=0

Reverse Ingame YAxis=0

Reverse Minigame YAxis=0

Combat Movement=1

Disable Movies=0

 

[Keymapping]

Action286B=8

Action286A=7

Action285B=10

Action285A=9

Action284B=54

Action284A=51

Action283B=54

Action283A=51

Action282B=69

Action282A=73

Action281B=53

Action281A=76

Action280B=69

Action280A=73

Action268=52

Action265=58

Action264=57

Action263=43

Action262=85

Action261=84

Action260=83

Action259=82

Action258=81

Action257=80

Action256=79

Action255=78

Action254=77

Action253=31

Action245=75

Action244=55

Action243=67

Action242=74

Action241=87

Action240=56

Action239=68

Action238=82

Action236=83

Action234=81

Action232=80

Action230=79

Action228=78

Action226=77

Action225=70

Action224=90

Action223=31

Action222=25

Action221=24

Action220=29

Action219=28

Action218=42

Action217=87

Action216=65

Action215=63

Action214=60

Action213=62

Action212=61

Action211=66

Action210=59

Action209=71

Action208=89

Action207=72

Action206=30

Action205=55

Action204=67

 

[Autopause Options]

End Of Combat Round=0

Mine Sighted=0

Enemy Sighted=1

Party Killed=1

Action Menu=0

New Target Selected=1

 

[Movies Shown]

Movie10=1

Movie 9=1

Movie 8=1

Movie 7=1

Movie 6=1

Movie 5=1

Movie 4=1

Movie 3=1

Movie 2=1

Movie 1=1

Movie 0=1

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Kotor 2 doesn't "like" the newer cat 5.11 and 5.12 drivers. I have a 9200 myself and recieved the same error when I had 5.12 installed. So I rolled my drivers back to 5.4 because that's what seems to work the best with KOTOR 2.

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Start downloading the latest catalyst 6.1 driver: https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default...dge&folderID=27

 

Also Radeon 9200 is a low end video card. Lower your graphic options too: disable grass, shadows, Anisotropy, Frame Buffer effects, v-sync and lower texture quality. All theses options are on from the report you posted. If it still crashes lower that screen resolution.

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I have upraded the drivers and still get the same message and have also reduced the settings and the game still crashes.

Another great idea by the people who brought you beer milkshakes!

 

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Not yet, will they still be available on ATI's site? I don't think i can roll back because when i changed from win 98 to xp the first drivers i put on was 5.11 (i think).

Another great idea by the people who brought you beer milkshakes!

 

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Yes. Due to their sites build I cannot link, but here are the main steps:

 

Go to http://www.ati.com

Select "Customer Care"

There in the bar to the left select Drivers and Software

Then Windows XP

Then Radeon

Then Previous Drivers and Software

 

Good luck!

Ok, i'll try that but it'll have to wait until tomorrow. The wife is home so i have some work to do.

 

I'll let you know how the installation goes.

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Thanks for the help but now everything is PURPLE!

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I'm not sure what was going on there but i had 2 control centres. Anyway, i got rid of 1 and then rolled back the drivers as far as they would go. Then i reinstalled 5.4, now all i get is a black screen.

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I'm not sure what was going on there but i had 2 control centres. Anyway, i got rid of 1 and then rolled back the drivers as far as they would go. Then i reinstalled 5.4, now all i get is a black screen.

 

Something weird happened during driver installing then. You should try erasing all the traces of the old drivers before installing the new bunch to see if it helps.

 

On the ATi site they have such a tool. Use the link and then

Customer Care

Drivers and Software

Utilities

Various

ATI Maintanance Utilities

And then the upper DL (Catalyst uninstaller)

 

Then run the 5.4 drivers (you gotta love installing drivers :p )

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