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Sam and Max seasons one and two, steam

posted by sadistic_bunny on - last edited - Viewed by 251 users
For a long time I was able to fire up any episode when my niece and nephew visited.

Imagine the annoyance when it stopped working.

On start, I hear the opening screen sounds but the video goes ballistic. It seems to stay on the desktop but the flickering makes the computer completely unusable.

I cannot go to the task manager to shut it down so a reboot is required.

I use windows seven on an AMD quad core 9550 with an nVidia 8800 GTS.

I ran windows update. I also installed the latest nvidia drivers.

More intensive games in the categories racing sims and RPGs work just fine.

I checked the game cache integrity on each episode. I made attempts to load episodes on a clean boot.

Same results each time.

Any ideas?
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    DjNDB Moderator
    Can you please post a dxdiag log?

    Windows XP: Go to your start menu and click on run. Type in "dxdiag" and hit enter
    Windows Vista / 7: Press the windows key on your keyboard or click on the start menu. Type in "dxdiag" and hit enter.

    Now click on the button that says "save all information".
    It will prompt you to save a file. Save it where you can find it.

    Then zip the file and attach it to a reply in this Thread.
  • Thanks for the quick response. Here you go.
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    DjNDB Moderator
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
    Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (30Hz)
    Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
    This looks unusual. Why does your display run at 30Hz?
    I don't know if it causes the problem, but i would try setting it to the native 60Hz.

    Also, there are two Monitors listed. Disabling one is worth a try.
  • You rock, amigo. That fixed it. :-)

    I'm thinking that it may have happened when I was playing with my dual monitor setup. The one that used 30 Hz is likely my secondary monitor, an LCD TV. In may have ended up as a primary and screwed up the setting.

    All good now. Thank you very much.
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    DjNDB Moderator
    Glad i could help :)
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