Graphics glitch


#1

I’m playing the demo. Both times so far, when I enter a restaurant (both happened to be Italian), I see the toolbar at the bottom, but the background goes black and all I see are the green and red numbers. When I click, green checkmarks appear; when I click again, they don’t disappear, but a double circle is drawn over them. Here’s the drawdebug.txt:

Initialising Direct Draw
Attempting windowed mode
Creating Context at 1024 768 32
Forcing Fallback Init
Attempting Fallback Init
Fallback init succeeded
Driver: Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family \ Microsoft Direct3D Hardware acceleration through Direct3D HAL
VidMem: 370 MB
Texture created : data/bitmaps\yearend_progress.dds


#2

Hi, this is the evil that is Intel video cards. BUT! It should still work. Is this the latest version (1.04) (check top right of main menu screen).
If it is, I may have a way of finding out what it is (It seems that intel video card hate my JPG code). As a matter of interest, does the evening classes window look ok? (it should look like a blackboard) or is that just plain black too?
Cheers.

determined to fix this pesky thing


#3

Yep, Demo 1.04. Thanks for looking into it. Let me know if you need any other info.


#4

Whoops, I forgot the other half of your question. Yes, the classroom looks fine, no problems there.


#5

I reckon this is fixed with the latest patch,
Cheers


#6

There’s a slight improvement: the page starts black (with green and red numbers). When I move the cursor around, it leaves a ghost. The text and icons show up over this ghost, so by running the cursor all over the page, I can eventually figure out what it’s saying. But this still isn’t an ideal way to play.


#7

I’ve got this same problem. I go to one of the $10-15 Italian restaurants, and all I get is a black screen with green and black numbers. Also, the cursor leaves trails behind it. Its really hard to figure out whats going on. Also, my game was a recently downloaded 1.07 Final version.

Classes look right, though.


#8

do you perchance have an intel video card on a laptop? If so, it is an evil, evil, useless, rubbish video card that shouldn’t have ever made it into production. Game developers should campaign to have machines with intel laptops rightfully described as ‘word-processor-only laptops’, because the driver support is flakier than a kellogs warehouse.


#9

I do have an intel video card on my laptop. Am I completely up the creak then?


#10

possibly not, if you can get updated video card drivers from the laptop makers website or from the intel website, the game may well run fine.


#11

Bah worthless hunk of crap, my netbook won’t run this because Intel pretty much never updates it s drivers :frowning: