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Probelm with SA client?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Zyron, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. Zyron

    Zyron Guest

    Whenever i load up my stygian abyss client.. it will be just black.. like a square...

    this is after i go through the patch loader

    then say i open up a new window over it..

    basically make a copy of what area that was in front of it,

    whenever i put my mouse over the client. it disappears
  2. Kojak

    Kojak Lore Master
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    Jun 4, 2008
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    i'll loan you 2gp to buy a new computer - hehe
  3. Winker

    Winker Babbling Loonie
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    May 14, 2008
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    Dont worry its crap anyhow, stay with youre 2d client its much better
  4. Magnus

    Magnus Journeyman
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    Aug 24, 2005
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    Wow, can you be any more unhelpful?

    Zyron, mind posting your systems speccs? The client is currently in beta and therefore prone to have issues. Problems like this is exactly why we are testing it now. :)
  5. Chrissay_

    Chrissay_ Guest

    Currently the system requirements are:

    Operating System: Windows XP or Windows Vista
    CPU: Intel® Pentium™ III 1000 MHz or AMD® Athlon™ 1000 MHz
    RAM: 512 MB or more
    Video: 64 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® GeForce™ 3 class card or newer, ATI® Radeon™ 9700 or newer.
    Exceptions: (the following cards are not supported) Geforce™ FX Series, Geforce4™ MX Series, GeForce™ PCX 5900, GeForce™ 6200 Series, Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3000, ATI® Radeon™ X300 Series, ATI® Radeon™ X1300 LE HyperMemory-32
    DirectX® 9.0c and latest video drivers
    Sound: Card capable of supporting DirectX 9.0
    Hard Drive: 4.0 GB available space
    Internet Connection: 56k or better

    The recommended specs:

    Operating System: Windows XP or Windows Vista
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1800 MHz or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1000MHz
    RAM: 1024 MB or more
    Video: 128 MB 3D graphics card, NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6600 class card or above , ATI® Radeon™ x1500 or above
    DirectX® 9.0c and latest video drivers
    Sound: Card capable of supporting DirectX 9.0
    Hard Drive: 8.0 GB available space
    Internet Connection: Cable or DSL Connection or better

    Please Note these can change at any time since this is still in beta
  6. Lady_Calina

    Lady_Calina Lore Keeper
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    Oct 21, 2008
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    I run a quad-core with 7GB of RAM and an Nvidia 8800 GT on Vista, and SA is very choppy for me for some reason. Is this just me or has anyone else noticed it?
  7. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
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    May 16, 2008
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    Well, it is only in beta :p
    But I have noticed. Looking forward to the final version.
  8. In the user settings, under the Grapics tab, check the box to Enable VSync, and change the Frame Rate to 60... made a significant difference on my computer. It's not choppy at all now.
  9. EnigmaMaitreya

    EnigmaMaitreya Crazed Zealot
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    May 12, 2008
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    Windows 7 64Bit RC1.

    I have a Core 2 Quad (Q6700 OC at 2.75/1066 FSB), 4GB 1066 FSB DDR2 memory, NVIDIA GForce 9600GT 768MB of DDR3 memory(PCI Express 2.0).

    Windowed or Fullscreen (1680x1050x32Bit) and it runs smooth.

    Performance wise I have no issues with this Client.
  10. Cloak&Dagger

    Cloak&Dagger Guest

    I am thinking it may be a bit more than just the vsync and frame rate. But it would help to change those settings for sure.
  11. Bomb Bloke

    Bomb Bloke Lore Keeper
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    Apr 26, 2008
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    Make sure you're running the latest versions of both DirectX and your graphical drivers.
  12. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
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    May 12, 2008
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    Damn... I need a new computer.
  13. DevilsOwn

    DevilsOwn Stratics Legend
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    Oct 27, 2003
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    me too, Kelmo :( a lot of the things that I find wrong or unpleasant could be corrected with a better graphics card
  14. Ailish

    Ailish Lore Master
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    May 13, 2008
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    One more thing - if you are not running in full screen, then turn frames off. It improves performance greatly.
  15. Cloak&Dagger

    Cloak&Dagger Guest

    I have always been under the impression that if you run it in full screen turning the frames off would do...well nothing, so how does it improve performance? o.o

    guess I will have to try this, already use it in full screen see no reason why not to give this a try.
  16. Dermott of LS

    Dermott of LS UOEC Modder
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    May 12, 2008
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    If you're in FULL SCREEN, Remove Frames is useless.

    If you're in Windowed Mode, it will help performance (Gamebryo has NEVER liked non-maximized windowed mode).
  17. Cloak&Dagger

    Cloak&Dagger Guest

    That's what I thought. I just read her post wrong is all. I guess I am a bit more tired than I would normally admit. heh
  18. TheGrayGhost

    TheGrayGhost Guest

    They said if you were not running in full screen.
  19. Cloak&Dagger

    Cloak&Dagger Guest

    You didn't read my post after that one. :p I said I read her wrong, normally I would thank you for helping, but perhaps thank you for trying? o.o don't wanna sound rude...I am honestly thinking how I could thank you, I suppose trying is the best way to go. ^^ (again probably tired so...my online etiquette is a bit of a failure right now so sorry, for anything if there is anything o.o)
  20. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    Jan 5, 2001
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    My system:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600 )
    Processor AMD AMD Athlon(TM) XP1700+ 1477.5 Mhz
    System Total 640.5
    Virtual Total 2047.9
    Pagefile Total 1565.5

    Display Device NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420
    Display Memory 64.0
    Sound Device SB Live! Audio [B000]
    DirectX Version 9.0c

    Me hunting Tsuki wolves on Europa (and I was moving fast enough to peace the wolf that spawned under my feet before it targeted me)
    please note the lack of 'fuzziness' around the rocks and trees. Dragon obscured by the lovely flames he just breathed all over the wolf. This on a video card that's listed as *not* supported.
  21. Obsidian

    Obsidian Crazed Zealot
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    May 21, 2008
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    I was pleasantly surprised how responsive the SA client was for me. I never used KR and have been a dedicated 2D user until now. My computer is a Core 2 Quad Q6600 with 4 GB DDR2 and an GeForce 8600GT video card on Win XP Pro (32 bit). I was a little concerned I would need a newer high-speed video card, but the 8600GT is doing great. I reduced the particle effects to low and shut off shadows just to ensure my system doesn't bog down and affect my game play. So far so good. Of course I've only got one night of SA testing thus far. My initial impression is favorable. The hardest part was figuring how to get speech to go over folks heads like in 2D. I eventually figured it out.

  22. Beastmaster

    Beastmaster Guest

    Chrissay please post these specs on the SA website somewhere so that people can find them.
  23. Beastmaster

    Beastmaster Guest

    For anyone looking to get a new laptop that has compatible video, I think this list should be ok. I think they are beyond the recommended ones mentioned by Chrissay above. With this vast number to choose from though its a confusing mess. If anyone notices any on this list that are below Chrissay's suggestion please speak up. Also if anyone knows a good way to locate laptops for sale with one of these between a specified price range please share.

    Class 1
    » GeForce GTX 280M SLI
    » Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2
    » GeForce GTX 260M SLI
    » GeForce 9800M GTX SLI
    » GeForce GTX 280M
    » GeForce 9800M GT SLI
    » GeForce 9800M GTS SLI
    » Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2
    » GeForce 8800M GTX SLI
    » Mobility Radeon HD 3850 X2
    » Quadro FX 3700M
    » Mobility Radeon HD 4870
    » GeForce GTX 260M
    » GeForce 9800M GTX
    » Mobility Radeon HD 4860
    » Mobility Radeon HD 4850
    » GeForce 9800M GT
    » GeForce 8800M GTX
    » GeForce GTS 260M
    » GeForce GTS 250M
    » GeForce GTS 160M
    » GeForce 9800M GTS
    » GeForce 9800M GS
    » Mobility Radeon HD 4830
    » GeForce GTS 150M
    Class 2
    » Quadro FX 3600M
    » GeForce 8800M GTS
    » Mobility Radeon HD 4670
    » GeForce 9700M GTS
    » Quadro FX 2700M
    » Mobility Radeon HD 3870
    » Mobility Radeon HD 4650
    » GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI
    » GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI
    » Mobility Radeon HD 3850
    » GeForce GT 240M
    » GeForce Go 7950 GTX
    » Quadro FX 3500M
    » GeForce 8700M GT SLI
    » GeForce Go 7800 GTX SLI
    » GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI
    » GeForce Go 7900 GTX
    » Quadro FX 2500M
    » GeForce 8600M GT SLI
    » GeForce 9700M GT
    » GeForce GT 130M
    » GeForce 9650M GT
    » GeForce Go 7900 GS
    » GeForce 9650M GS
    » Quadro FX 1700M
    » Quadro FX 1600M
    » GeForce 8700M GT
    » Quadro NVS 320M
    » Quadro FX 1500M
    » GeForce 9600M GT
    » Quadro FX 770M
    » GeForce GT 120M
    » GeForce Go 7800 GTX
    » Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
    » Mobility Radeon X1900
    » Mobility Radeon X1800XT
    » Mobility Radeon X1800
    » GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
    » GeForce Go 7800
    » Mobility Radeon HD 3670
    » GeForce 9600M GS
    » GeForce 9500M GS
    » Mobility Radeon HD 4570
    » Mobility Radeon HD 2700
    » Mobility Radeon HD 3650
    » Mobility FireGL V5725
    » Mobility FireGL V5700
    » Quadro FX 570M
    » GeForce 8600M GT
    » Mobility Radeon HD 2600
    » GeForce Go 7600 GT
  24. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Don't forget to turn off Shadows - that helps TREMENDOUSLY (and keeps your house from looking like crap, as your lower floor shows shadows from the chests on higher floors with shadows on, until you leave and re-enter the house)
  25. Lady Kiara

    Lady Kiara Guest


    Here's 100,000 Gold pieces..PFFFT 2 Gold Cheap skate:D (just Kidding)
  26. Eman Resu

    Eman Resu Guest

    How does a game/client that doesn't even look as good as Diablo II have system requirements that would disallow a guy whose PC runs WoW just fine?
  27. Lady Kiara

    Lady Kiara Guest

    Stop while your a head...;)
  28. Kiminality

    Kiminality Guest

    Is the choppy accompanied with hard drive grinding?
  29. Ailish

    Ailish Lore Master
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    May 13, 2008
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    Although the GeForce 6200 series is not supported, I can attest that it runs the client just fine.
  30. Beastmaster

    Beastmaster Guest

    As a followup to my earlier post, I spent alot of time today searching for a new laptop. My initial 2 criteria were that the GPU be on the list I posted above and the price be under $1000. I had planned to replace my laptop this fall after Windows 7 hits the shelves, but in this horrendous economy I've got to keep the cost down. So, I decided if I couldn't get one for under $1000 that met the recommended specs, I would just use 2d until they drop it. Anyway here are some I found in case some of you might be looking.

    GeForce 9800M GS 	Asus G50VT-X5 *refurb*  	719.99  
    			Asus G50VT-X1 *refurb*  	729.99
    Mobility Radeon HD 4650	Sony VAIO VGN-FW460J  		949.99
    		 	Sony VAIO VGN-FW455J  		949.99  
    			HP Pavilion dv6-1280us  	999.88  
    			HP Pavilion dv7-2170us  	989.99  
    			HP Pavilion dv6-1260se  	849.99
    GeForce GT 130M  	HP HDX X16-1160US  		999.99
    GeForce 9600M GT	Acer Aspire AS6930-6085  	999.99
    GeForce GT 120M  	ASUS F50SV-A1  			949.99
    Mobility Radeon HD 3670 Dell Studio XPS 16  		999.99
    GeForce 9600M GS  	Asus X83VM-X2 *refurb*  	619.99  
    			HP Pavillion Dv7-1025nr *refurb*769.95
    GeForce 9500M GS  	Acer Aspire 6920-6422  		986.99
    Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Sony VAIO VGN-NW130J  		849.99  
    			Sony VAIO VGN-NW160J  		929.99  
    			Toshiba Satellite A505-S6967  	849.99
    			Dell Studio 15 			824.00
    Mobility Radeon HD 3650 Toshiba Satellite A355-S6935  	876.98  
    			Toshiba Satellite A355-S6943 	999.99  
    			Dell Studio 17  		999.99
    			Acer Aspire AS6530-5143  	899.99
    Mobility Radeon HD 2600 HP Compaq 8510p 		999.00  
    			Lenovo IdeaPad Y710  		949.00
  31. EnigmaMaitreya

    EnigmaMaitreya Crazed Zealot
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    That is good because my other computer has a 256MB 6200 LE in it.

    Maybe I will just go ahead and crank it up.