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#128610 - 03/09/05 12:03 PM Playing Riddick - join us.
Soozie Offline
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Let's play ... I'm at the start of the Prison Yard Checkpoint.

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#128611 - 03/09/05 01:56 PM Re: Playing Riddick - join us.
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I'm in. I am heading to the mainframe. I replied to the other thread.

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#128612 - 03/09/05 01:59 PM Re: Playing Riddick - join us.
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Great, Pokey. I'm in the Infirmiry. Did you see my message on the other thread? blush

I never did get that Lean to work well either. It just moves me sideways. Once it did work, but the heck with it, I just don't use it.

I'm wondering if you went over to Vivendi Tech Forum if they couldn't help you. If you get so you can't stand it try them Chronicles of Riddick, Escape from Butcher Bay, PC Discussion

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#128613 - 03/09/05 02:34 PM Re: Playing Riddick - join us.
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Pokey, did you see Visionism's post on the Finished Thread?

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Yes the camera moves a little when you turn. I found it annoying at first but after a while I didnt notice it. I thinn its something they did in the interest of realism that didnt work out so well for the gameplay. It does make the controls feel a little mushy at first.

As for your sound problem, first try disabling EAX in the options. If that doesnt work, try dropping the sound acceleration down a couple of notches in your windows audio properties. I had some odd sound glitches at first but turning off EAX fixed them for me.
As for the NanoMED Station I messed up on, it's in the very next room on leaving the Infirmiry, the one with the ladder. You should have 5 blocks of health after using it.

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#128614 - 03/09/05 03:09 PM Re: Playing Riddick - join us.
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I did find the station. I thought it was a piece of exercise equipment. Have five squares now.

Sound is still flaky. I got the menu sounds by toggling off the EAX and 3D sound and then turning them on again. But when I go into the game, nothing changed and if I go back to the menu, it is silent again. I may check some forums.

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#128615 - 03/09/05 03:59 PM Re: Playing Riddick - join us.
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Hi guys, my main problem now is the game is freezing up on me every now and then, is this happening to you?
Also I'm haveing trouble getting into the infirmary, everytime I talk to Bulger he tall s me to piss off, yet, I killed all 3 guards, Rust, got money from the guard, got ud's from shabby etc, but still no luck.
Any ideas?

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#128616 - 03/09/05 04:16 PM Re: Playing Riddick - join us.
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How do you change your FPS, mine is set Auto 0.5 and I can;t change it.

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#128617 - 03/09/05 04:18 PM Re: Playing Riddick - join us.
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My game isn't freezing. Have you tried turning off the EAX and 3D sound options? Did you talk to Haley again before going to Bulger? Does it show in your journal? You must be injured to get into the infirmary.

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#128618 - 03/09/05 04:42 PM Re: Playing Riddick - join us.
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Shaggy is it locking up altogether or is it just pausing for up to thirty seconds every so often? If it's the latter you almost certainly don't have enough memory to run the game. 512MB is marginal for this game and 256 is going to hit you hard. Runs sweet with a gigabyte of dual channel DDR400 though laugh

It is actually possible to run the game with 256MB if you drag the texture quality all the way down but that REALLY makes the game look ugly.

The "Auto 0.5" is the level of special shaders your 3d card will use. If you cant change it then that means your card doesn't support anything higher. What card are you using? An older card may well account for poor performance.
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#128619 - 03/09/05 05:05 PM Re: Playing Riddick - join us.
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Pokey is right, Shaggy. Go back and talk to Haley. He'll tell you to see Bulder who owes him 150. Also, make sure you've talked with Moondog, Blueboy, Red and Booger either to get Smokes or buy them or get money.

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#128620 - 03/09/05 05:10 PM Re: Playing Riddick - join us.
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I'd like to know that too, Shaggy. Not only to change it, but how do you find out what your FPS is?

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#128621 - 03/09/05 05:26 PM Re: Playing Riddick - join us.
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Thks guys, re Ram the specs call for 256, I'm running 384. re Visionism, no it locks up permanetely I have to do a ctl-alt delete to get out.
Re video card it is a Nvidia Geforce4MX420.

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#128622 - 03/09/05 09:26 PM Re: Playing Riddick - join us.
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Shaggy, I don't think your video card meets the minimum requirements. You might try running the game at a lower resolution and with all options turned way down.

Solved my problem with sound. I didn't realize that I still had DX 8.1, though it had caused me no problems before. I upgraded to 9.0c and everything is working fine now. Nice to hear all the sounds.

I am on the balcony over the computer trying to figure out how to get down there.

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#128623 - 03/09/05 09:57 PM Re: Playing Riddick - join us.
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Your video card is your problem. From the system requirements on the box: "nVidia GeForce 3 and above except GeForce 4 MX"

A GF4MX is basically a rehashed GF2 unfortunately. Uses the same GPU core but with increased memory bandwidth. The performance level is only marginally above that of a GF2 GTS. It supports very few shaders, hence your 0.5 maximum.

Also bear in mind that when you read minimum system requirements they're just that, the bare minimum needed to get the game to run. Running almost any game at bare minimums will result in very poor performance. You're above the minimum but not by much.

Soozie, sorry to say theres no in-game way of displaying your FPS in Riddick. You can however download a third party utility called Fraps from here that will display your FPS for you.
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#128624 - 03/09/05 10:05 PM Re: Playing Riddick - join us.
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Pokey, do you mean in the Mainframe? You need to get to the end of the catwalk, jump down on the crates.

I just arrived in the Showers.

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