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    problem please help me

    ok i just got unreal tournament. when i was setting it up it says choose a video card and it gives me 2 options... software rendering and direct 3D support.. when i go with direct 3d support it starts loading up UT then gets out of it and says "Failed to preallocate initial tectures, 4 x 4 DD_ok... and then it says a bunch of other crap.. but when i load into UT with software rendering it works.. but everything is really really slow and really dark.. i hardly can see anythin. does anyone know whats the problem? please help me, thanks


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    UT is fairly slow in D3D anyway (was primarily written for 3dfx I believe)...

    To help I'd need a little more info like your computer specs... and as always make sure you have the lastest patch from unreal.epicgames.com

    Really need to know your Video card and CPU/mobo

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    Download the latest d3ddrv.dll and use it instead of the one you have now....I had the same problem and this fixed it
    (Which Vid Card do you have??)

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    if you have an older video card it might not support d3d and thats why you have to use software rendering
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    where would i get the d3ddrv.dll ?? i honestly dont know what video card i have... how do i find that one out?

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    You can get the direct3D dll at www.unrealtournament.com in the directx section.

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    i must be a big retard or something.. but i cant find it. i dont see a directx section in unrealtournament.com. maybe u can help me find it or show me where it is.... thanks

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    now im wondering.. what is the latest d3ddrv.dll?? is it directx7? or is it something else?

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    ??

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    right click on your desktop and select poperties. Goto settings. It will say "Display:" followed by the monitor and graphics card. Mine says "Samsung Syncmaster(m)s 700 (CGE7507*) on Voodoo3 AGP. I have a Samsung SyncMaster 700s for a monitor and a Voodoo3 2000 AGP for a graphics card.

    If it does not say enough thee you can goto advanced and click on addaptor. You can also click start/setings/conrol pannel/system/device manager/display addaptor and see what is there. Mine says "3dfx Voodoo3"... 3dfx is the manufacturer.

    With that, we can tell you your system will pobably need a new vidio card and depending on how old your system is, a new CPU also.
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    Find the direct3d driver for your card here.. http://unreal.epicgames.com/Direct3D.htm

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    it says "plus and play monitor on Intel(R)810 Chipset Graphics Driver".

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    ok i just downloaded directx 7.0a which is the latest version and it still didn't help.. still same problem? any other ideas?

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    Yeah, I've got the same one too. Download this file
    http://unreal.epicgames.com/files/d3ddrv.dll

    and replace the d3ddrv.dll in the unreal\system dir with this one. That'll fix it.

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    hey not bad it works.. but theres still a problem. its still too dark for me to see. i cant see the game in full screen i have to put it in half screen to play it.

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