I don't mind that you post here, because it is the true that some ATI 9xxx users have this problem (not all, thanks god). After getting some answers, we will move and stick this thread to the tech forum though, where it belongs.
First thing: if you crash, you don't have to restart the whole game, as the issue is a random, illegal operation, done by the video driver. So basically, you 'just' have to reload your turn, not restart the whole game. Very annoying I know,this is why we will refund any player still having the problem, after trying to find an issue, that is.
Second, you should really try to install the omega driver as I advised. The Omega team is really a professional bunch of people, doing this service since several years, and are expert enough to provide drivers for both Nvidia and ATI. I'm using one on my laptop, because laptops often have trouble getting a new driver, and had no problems. No users who installed an Omega Driver reported any problem by the way (and I recommend installing it since BOA, february 2006). At worst, they are as good as the officials ones
Here is a jpeg on how to deinstall first your video driver:
Spruce wrote:hello, I might help you cause I'm the "proud" owner of a 9600 card and I got myself into a horrible struggle to play this game.
I experience somewhat other problems - my mouse jumps and seems to zoom in and out - and click totally unintended.
First of all - I also adivse to try the omega drivers - cause it helped in my case - but I didn't un-install my ATI drivers. The result was that 75% of problems got solved - but not all. So omega drivers is an improvement.
So follow Pocus leads.
Now, eventually I solved the problem by screwing up my drivers totally - I did something wrong and XP asked me to insert VGA drivers software. I took the original software CD from ATI - and installed the VGA drivers from the CD. And everything works perfectly now. But I must confess I considered buying myself an NVDIA card as an upgrade.
so - check if you have your old CD at bay - it has to do with some update of the ATI drivers.
Don´t know if it could help...
I have an ati 9600 pro and haven't got any problems with AACW. It works great.
Buuuut... i had problems with mi ati drivers and BoA.
It was similar to what spruce is describing: jerky mouse (specially in the ledger) a bad map scrolling. You can see it on this thread
The STRANGE thing is that ...
It all began when i upgradded my ati drivers to the last official ones (7.1).
Before, with my old 4.3 drivers from 2004 everything worked fine!!-
I uninstalled the new 7.1 ones and installed again the 4.3 ones and BoA worked great again.
And it seems ati 4.3 drives likes AACW too. Zero problems till now
Maybe what its needed is a driver "downgrade"
gbs wrote:I have now installed the latest Omega drivers for Radeon cards. Only had time to run one phase and no problem so far. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Pocus wrote:Have you uninstalled your official driver before? It increases significantly stability to uninstall before installing, and not adding a layer above another (even if most of the files are replaced, true).
pasternakski wrote:I've got an ATI Rage 9800, and my drivers are the 6.xx ones. AACW is working splendidly for me.
I haven't gotten around to upgrading the drivers more out of laziness than anything else, but my attitude is, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
arsan wrote:Hi Pocus
The Ati download page don´t have drivers so old (they just go back to 6.XX)
On google i have found some links but the download didn´t work. It points to the ati page and Ati doesn´t let you download it
Anyway, i have the drivers on my hard disk since 2004. I can email it to you but its nearly 24 MB zipped!
It´s OK or its too big?
Where do i send it??
gbs wrote:After about 3.5 hours of play with Omega drivers I finally had a crash form a critical error that went to the Blue Screen. Up to that point I was quite excited. The message said the problem was in the Win 32.sys file. The real problem is now when I try to continue the game from the main screen I immediately get the error message and can't continue. I was in March of 62 and hate to lose all that. You guys having no trouble don't how lucky you are. I may try these 4.3 drivers next. I refuse to quit.
Korrigan wrote:What you describe can't be related to AACW or another software.
I'm afraid you're having a problem with your power unit or your motherboard.
I hope it's not too bad and that you'll get a refund...
I don't think I can even clear my CMOS now and reset my BIOS if I have to as I have no power it seems.
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