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03 May 2010 @ 10:53 am
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Okay, having some City of Heroes problems.

Okay, until yesterday, I was able to get City of Heroes to load, but when I would play, I would be mapserved constantly, and rubberbanding just as often. Finally, I was offered this advice:

1. Please download Driver Sweeper at: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1655

2. Click on "Download Now" then select a location that you would like to download it from.

3. Scroll down on the next page; click on "I Agree" and a file download window will come up.

4. Click on save, then in the “Save As” dialog window choose Desktop as the “Save In:” location.

5. Once the download is complete, run the program or double-click on the file you downloaded to your desktop to install Driver Sweeper.

6. Choose all of the default installation options.

7. Once installation is complete, start Driver Sweeper either from the desktop icon or through the Programs Menu.

8. Within the Driver Sweeper program, check the check box next to the ATI Display driver from the list, also check any other display drivers you may have installed in the past on this machine. (Note: Please do not check any lines that say chipset)

9. Click the “Clean” button.

10. Once done, please reboot your PC if not prompted to.

11. When the reboot is complete, please download and install this driver http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=win7/windows-7-64bit

I followed the directions, and now when I try to load the game, I get this: Your card or driver doesn't support ARB_multitexture, then the game stops loading at all. I already told the support guys about it, but I was wondering if any of you lovely people had any advice for this completely not tech-savvy player who just wants to get back to breaking Skulls?

Also, for giggles:

(Anonymous) on May 10th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
The fact that you play CoH shouldn't surprise me seeing as I came here checking for YA fics ;)

Anyway, I'm not super tech-minded but heres what I've got for ya.

Part 1: The basic drivers that came with my computer (which has 64 bit windows 7) are up to the task of running CoH even with the shiny new ultra mode. My first thought would be to go into your device manager and have the automatic windows check update your drivers. This should put you back to the factory defaults, and even if it doesn't work this is probably a good place to start from. Your new error message sounds like a driver conflict, and sometimes that is a problem with brand new drivers, they haven't had all the kinks ironed out yet.

Part 2: I just upgraded to my new computer recently and wireless was giving me HELL! Lag and disconnects were pretty rampant. If you are on wireless, once you get the driver issue resolved (so the city will at least start, even if it still mapserves left and right,) try hooking directly into the modem/router with an ethernet cable and see if the problems persist. This is the solution I had to use for my wireless issues as neither a new router nor new wireless card helped any. For unknown reasons, the wireless issue was inconsistant. Every time I would try something new, it would work for a day or two and just deteriorate back to being unplayable. Since getting a cable running directly to the router, things have been running well.

Can't promise to be any help but you can email me at luigrein@aim.com if it's still giving you problems. Someday I'll break down and get a LJ account, maybe.