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Gears of War: a debacle

jontheshogunjontheshogun Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Games and Technology
this is a sequel to Crysis: a debacle. this one is about Gears for Pc. heres the problem

1) i installed it fine so thats not it, but once i got to open the program it said (before it actually started) that in order to play it i needed to install this video driver...
+ NVIDIA ForceWare 163.44 Driver

2) so i download the driver and tell it to install, then it gets half way into the installation process, stops, pauses for a bit, then suddenly the screen resolution sharply drops, then it goes back to normal, says its finished and asks me if i want to restart my computer becasue i need to in order to get it to work. so i say yes and it starts to restart and instantly after the window to the installation process finishes, theres an error message saying that it diddnt in fact install correctly and would i like to install it again? but by that time i already told the computer to restart so i cant. course it doesnt matter because even if i installed it again, the exact same thing would happen. what should i do?

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    gilraingilrain Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    You should be fine, actually. The second message, unless I miss my guess, is Vista's little "this program may not have installed correctly." You can usually ignore that. As long as everything seems to work, you're fine.

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    FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Check under your device manager to see what video driver is currently installed. It may indeed have installed correctly, or it may not have.

    Also, make sure you are trying to install the Vista drivers, and not the XP drivers.

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    jontheshogunjontheshogun Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    it is the vista driver that i did, so thats not it. i made sure of it. and i let it do the whole restart thing, then i went into GoW again and it showed me the error again so that not it.

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    JCRooksJCRooks Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    To be honest, I think you're better off finding someone locally (a friend/relative/classmate) who can help you out through this in real-time. There a bunch of things that could be wrong (32/64-bit? Did you have the right drivers for the right card? etc.). I also don't trust that you're giving us truthful answers. No, I'm not accusing you of lying, but being a bit of a computer noob, mixing something up unintentionally.

    We can try to debug this for you over the forums, but it'll probably take a while.

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    sonictksonictk Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Try downloading the newest drivers off NVIDIA's website instead and install those rather than from the GoW DVD.

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    GertBeefGertBeef Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    IT'S A DEBACLE!

    Do what sonictk suggests, get the lastest nvidia drivers from nvidia.com and shoop da whoop.

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    ItalaxItalax Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    GertBeef wrote: »
    IT'S A DEBACLE!

    Such a debacle it grew fangs and called itself Count Debacula.

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    The Black HunterThe Black Hunter The key is a minimum of compromise, and a simple, unimpeachable reason to existRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    This title isn't as funny as the last one.


    But all the best dude, I just got my new computer yesterday and I am having so much rage right now.

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    subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    This title isn't as funny as the last one.


    But all the best dude, I just got my new computer yesterday and I am having so much rage right now.

    How come? Things not working?

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    JCRooksJCRooks Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Bah, you kids and your newfangled plug-n-play! Back in my day, when we got new hardware, we had to resolve things like IRQ conflicts! Manually! With jumpers!

    Anyways, things have seriously gotten better over the past few decades, but it's still a far cry from simple for most folks, sadly. No wonder console gaming is huge ...

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    BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    JCRooks wrote: »
    Bah, you kids and your newfangled plug-n-play! Back in my day, when we got new hardware, we had to resolve things like IRQ conflicts! Manually! With jumpers!

    Good stuff right there, I started helping my dad with that sort of hardware upgrading when I was about 6. I also knew how to properly edit config.sys and autoexec.bat files for assigning upper, lower, and extended memory to get my DOS games to work before I was 10.

    I was a bit of a command line Wunderkind.

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    JCRooksJCRooks Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    JCRooks wrote: »
    Bah, you kids and your newfangled plug-n-play! Back in my day, when we got new hardware, we had to resolve things like IRQ conflicts! Manually! With jumpers!

    Good stuff right there, I started helping my dad with that sort of hardware upgrading when I was about 6. I also knew how to properly edit config.sys and autoexec.bat files for assigning upper, lower, and extended memory to get my DOS games to work before I was 10.

    I was a bit of a command line Wunderkind.

    As my college Operating Systems professor liked to say, "There's no such thing as the good old days of computing". It's always getting better!

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    BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    JCRooks wrote: »

    As my college Operating Systems professor liked to say, "There's no such thing as the good old days of computing". It's always getting better!


    I agree, but there was a certain masochistic enjoyment and sense of acomplishment one got out of properly configuring their system to play the latest offering from Sierra or LucasArts with all the bells and whistles.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited December 2007
    Ah yes, the days of having a dozen different config.sys files depending on what you wanted to play.

    And floppies to swap games out to fit the one you wanted to play.

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    Judge-ZJudge-Z Teacher, for Great Justice Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Echo wrote: »
    Ah yes, the days of having a dozen different config.sys files depending on what you wanted to play.

    And floppies to swap games out to fit the one you wanted to play.


    The configuration - hardware and Config.sys - gymnastics I had to do to get Wing Commander to run on my old Tandy still give me the shakes. It was that bad. And calling SSI's tech support to get Pool of Radiance running because I had one 3 1/4 and one 5 1/4 drive, and the game didn't want them to play nicely together. I think at the end of that PC's life cycle I had at least a dozen different boot disks.

    Ha! Boot disks! Remember those, from before hard drives? Whippersnappers and their so-called hardships finding drivers and tweaking settings in attractive menus...

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    QFGII

    Nine disks.

    No hard drive.

    Good times.

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    JCRooksJCRooks Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    And if you needed help? "Go on the Internet"? Phhbbt! There was no Web, no forums, no Google. At best, you had your local BBS that you could dial into and try to find like-minded individuals who could share tips and tricks.

    Real men played a game of "let's see what happens when I do this" to figure things out. :P

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    gilraingilrain Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    JCRooks wrote: »
    And if you needed help? "Go on the Internet"? Phhbbt! There was no Web, no forums, no Google. At best, you had your local BBS that you could dial into and try to find like-minded individuals who could share tips and tricks.

    Real men played a game of "let's see what happens when I do this" to figure things out. :P
    Prodigy.

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    MulletudeMulletude Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    JCRooks wrote: »
    And if you needed help? "Go on the Internet"? Phhbbt! There was no Web, no forums, no Google. At best, you had your local BBS that you could dial into and try to find like-minded individuals who could share tips and tricks.

    Real men played a game of "let's see what happens when I do this" to figure things out. :P


    Like that time when I was 11 and instead of copying the autoexec file to disk to a floppy for a boot disk I just edited it and totally fucked my dads computer. WOOOO!;-)

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    KerdosKerdos Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    it is the vista driver that i did, so thats not it. i made sure of it. and i let it do the whole restart thing, then i went into GoW again and it showed me the error again so that not it.

    Next time, please just post 'I can't get GoW to work' instead of trying to blame the developers for your own lack of knowledge. Go to Nvidia's website, download the newest drivers for your OS, and you should be fine.

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    FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Kerdos wrote: »
    it is the vista driver that i did, so thats not it. i made sure of it. and i let it do the whole restart thing, then i went into GoW again and it showed me the error again so that not it.

    Next time, please just post 'I can't get GoW to work' instead of trying to blame the developers for your own lack of knowledge. Go to Nvidia's website, download the newest drivers for your OS, and you should be fine.

    No need for the hostility. He wasn't blaming anyone. He was asking for our help.

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    SmashismSmashism Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Kinda off and on topic but, I just got this game today. Add my XBL gamertag below and well play. If you have GFW crap ass live that is.

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    DroolDrool Science! AustinRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I was looking for someone to do some co-op with tonight. I'll probably be up for it tomorrow afternoon if you're around get in vent or something.

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    MblackwellMblackwell Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I don't understand how this is exactly a debacle though. If you want a debacle, how about the fact that Bioshock will cause my system to hang one a map change (or sometimes just randomly hang) if I set shader definition to High, although it displays said shaders perfectly fine.

    Having to play at lower settings than my system can apparently handle just so the game doesn't crash is not so cool. And, worse is that it's a fairly common problem on their support forums, especially with 7 series cards (mostly 79xx), although I use a 6 series card.

    See, now there's a debacle.

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    Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Echo wrote: »
    Ha! Boot disks! Remember those, from before hard drives? Whippersnappers and their so-called hardships finding drivers and tweaking settings in attractive menus...

    And if we were really lucky we got to eat Coal for breakfast the next day...AND WE LIKED IT! :P

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    SmashismSmashism Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Drool wrote: »
    I was looking for someone to do some co-op with tonight. I'll probably be up for it tomorrow afternoon if you're around get in vent or something.

    Sounds like a plan. I keep forgetting not everyone has live. I wouldnt pay for the piece of shit but I got live for XBL already, so it is free.

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