1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Greetings Guest, Having Login Issues? Check this thread!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hail Guest!,
    Please take a moment to read this post reminding you all of the importance of Account Security.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Author Wes Locher has teamed up with Stratics for a giveaway of his new book Braving Britannia. This book explores the history and impact of Ultima Online and includes interviews from current and past dev team members as well as many UO and Stratics community members. Click here for more details!
    Dismiss Notice

Dermott or other KR gurus

Discussion in 'UHall' started by T_Amon_from_work, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. What causes the apparent no-draw on the scenery? I took the character (Spin) for a walking tour around the keep but these areas look like sand with plants in them - in KR. There is a 2D link to demonstrate what it should look like.

    2D example of what I should see

    KR example of what I see

    These are on Photobucket and have been cropped some but should demonstrate.

    CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2000+
    RAM: 512 MB
    VID: AtI Radeon 9000 Pro - 128 MB vidram
    Monitor: Viewsonic 1703wb (widescreen)
    Resolution: 1152 x 864 when pics were snapped
    HD: Western Digital 320gb EIDE - 75% open, defragged Monday
    OS: XP/SP2 patched up
    Drivers: As current as I can make them - MS or vendor

  2. Dermott of LS

    Dermott of LS UOEC Modder
    Stratics Veteran

    May 12, 2008
    Likes Received:

    2 thoughts as possibilities:

    1. Corrupted video drivers

    2. Corrupted texture files

    For 1, you'd want to try and uninstall your current drivers, then install either the latest version, or the previous version to see which one works better.

    For 2, it would have to be to replace the specific art files which will probably mean a re-install.
  3. meridus

    meridus Guest

    Your KR screen looks exactly how my old computer drew things. It was the video card.
  4. Welp, the vid was not this bad when I used it before and in fact was quite nice. KR is not my main client but I do try to learn it so I can replace 2D. This is the first time where I had this happen and ... the scenery didn't fill in. <shrug>

    Thanks, folks ... I'll try the uninstall/reinstall route first I think. It's really less painful than trying to reload the ATi drivers.
  5. Wait ! First ! RAM: 512 MB ... try MORE of that !

    Just saying ... KR wants 512m memory ... all for itself ...
    the OS of any flavor IS gonna "get a CHUNK" of the base ... THEN whats left over for KR ...
    run the EAGames KR folder EAsy info app ...90% chance it shows "fail"

    or open just KR and THEN ctrl-alt-del windows task manager > performance > Physical memory (k)
    the OS of any flavor HAS "a CHUNK" of the base then KR ... then "whats available"(whats left for use)

    More Memory dude ...
    quick and easy http://www.4allmemory.com/?p=377&k=177532 (check my system)

    *tips hat*
  6. Yup - have considered that as well, however KR has displayed well and (after the optimizing patch) actually ran nicely. Funds are somewhat tight as I prepare for retirement ... can we say damn near zero debt? But that's a good site and I've bookmarked it.

  7. Zodiac19

    Zodiac19 Guest

    I get that from time to time but it usually only happens when I recall back and forth between two spots alot like when i'm farming zoo donations. I can usually recall to somewhere else and back again and the world displays correctly.

    CPU: AMD Athalon 64 FX-57
    RAM: 2GB
    Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX
    monitor: Dell 24" WS
  8. Nok

    Nok Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran

    May 12, 2008
    Likes Received:
    Hi T'Amon,

    Simply put... system resources. Specifically... system RAM and video.

    512m just isn't enought these days for a WinXP system... not with WU patches, fixes and services packs. Then whatever else you're running on top of your OS, like AV/AS and additional security. You need at least 1g minimally, preferably 2g of system RAM.

    On the vid. By today's standards, the ATI 9 series (like yours) and the nVidia 5/6 series are falling out of date (both lack capabilities and speed expected in modern vid cards). Here is a quote I posted on UOF about a slightly different issue, but to a degree applies to your situation:
    How this applies in your situation, is that Kingdom Reborn (with the Gamebryo engine) is expecting a certain level of system resources and graphics capabilities that your system doesn't have. This is not a KR issue, but a Gamebryo issue of a gaming engine being designed for more modern systems. Gamebryo doesn't support older video cards well. Consider getting either something from the ATI Radeon 1k/2k/3k series or the nVidia 7/8/9 series that'll work in your system and at least 256m of vid RAM.

    I read that you are nearing retirement (IT guy I think I read too), so cost is a consideration. What this boils down to is not overhauling your entire system, but reasonably bumping up the system you have without spending so much that you could have just bought a new system. Something to hold you over to another day. Namely an affordable, but new vid card; some inexpensive RAM; and maybe a cheap aud card to free up some more resources.

    SIW (System Info Window) from MajorGeeks.com will tell you what type of RAM you need and how much RAM your systemboard is capable of. Also what slot type of vid you need if you don't know already.

    SP3 is out and stable now. Also double check for chipset drivers for your systemboard, and HD (could help the system I/O throughput, especially using EIDE).

    Hope that helps.