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Whenever I load Generals after my comp has been on for a while it tries to resize the res and comes up all with all these lines across the screen (see pic below). The same happens for C&C3 . . I installed it, loaded into the setup menu, chose 1280x1040 (Native res on my LCD) and when it went to resize the screen screws up. In generals all I have to do is restart and load the game and 90% of the time it will work but C&C 3 is useless to me now as it does this everytime I load it. I have re-formatted and reinstalled Vista and am using the most current Nvidia Drivers for the 7-Series (Which suck BTW). . . oh and Steam works fine when it resizes. . . So does Yuri's Revenge

Also if I ctrl-Alt-Del the screen goes to a green ver. of this and if I tab/enter (to lock comp) it will go back to a usable state. IMO This is only happening when EA Games has control of the driver/card or w/e.

Has anybody heard of this and if so please help me. . . This is driving me crazy.

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And no my G/F doesnt mind her pics are here. . . Im just too lazy to crop them out






*** Solution (well atleast for me) . . As stated above until now I havent been able to play C&C3 b/c of this issue. So i decided to give it one more try and this time I wanted to see if I could manually change the res in the registry . . well I cant but I did actually read the read me and it said this:

Quote:
================================================== ================
Command Line Parameters
================================================== ================

Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars supports several command line
parameters that may give you increased flexibility in the way
that you run the game. To set a command line parameter, you need
to do the following:

1. Go to the location of the game's executable. This is
typically found in C:\\Program Files\\Electronic Arts\\Command &
Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars\\CNC3.exe.
2. Right-click on the CNC3.exe icon and select "Create
Shortcut".
3. This will create a shortcut of the executable within the same
folder. This will typically be called "Shortcut to CNC3.exe" in
Windows XP or "CNC3 - Shortcut" in Windows Vista.
4. Right-click on this new shortcut and select "Properties".
5. Add a space to the end of the string in the "Target:" field,
followed by a "-" and then the command line parameter.

The following command line parameters are supported by Command
& Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars:

-noaudio (Launches the game without any audio)
-xres (Forces the game to a specific horizontal resolution)
-yres (Forces the game to a specific vertical resolution)
Doing this and manually setting my res allows me to play every time. .. my target for the shortcut now looks like this:
Code:
"C:\\Program Files\\Electronic Arts\\Command & Conquer 3\\CNC3.exe" -xres 1280 -yres 1024
I hope this helps some of your guys that are having the same problem. and I havent seen if it works on games other than Generals or C&C3 yet.
 
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This is very weird. I have 4 EA Games running fine on Vista

BF2
NFS: Carbon
NBA 07
C&C3



Maybe its a Nvidia Driver Issue?
    
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All my EA games run on Vista too...maybe try an older driver or something.
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All my EA games run on Vista too...maybe try an older driver or something.
Is there an older driver for vista? . .and where might I find it? . . I dont play well with drivers


Also I noticed that If I go into the POS Nvidia control panel that the res jumps up to 800x600 (Even though Nvidia says otherwise) and will stay that way until I turn it down and back up again after I exit (on the display properties screen). . .. I just have no luck w/ drivers
 
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Try the beta drivers which can be found here

http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_do...etadriver.html
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I can try this out on my Vista if you like to try to duplicate the results. Just ask me to do so, and ill go grab the disks from a friend's house. Great choice on games btw!
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I can try this out on my Vista if you like to try to duplicate the results. Just ask me to do so, and ill go grab the disks from a friend's house. Great choice on games btw!
Nah its ok . ..Others say they're running it fine . . .thanks for the offer though

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Try the beta drivers which can be found here

http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_do...etadriver.html
I looked there . . . none are for 7-series though?
 
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Originally Posted by DanNEBTD View Post
Is there an older driver for vista? . .and where might I find it? . . I dont play well with drivers


Also I noticed that If I go into the POS Nvidia control panel that the res jumps up to 800x600 (Even though Nvidia says otherwise) and will stay that way until I turn it down and back up again after I exit (on the display properties screen). . .. I just have no luck w/ drivers
Which version are you using? I found this one...not sure if its older than yours or not

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_97.46.html
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Which version are you using? I found this one...not sure if its older than yours or not

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_97.46.html
Nope. . that one didnt help either
 
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the problem lies with your 7900gt, not the driver's. my last computer i put vista on had a 7900gt and evertime i tried to run games i would get the same lines and stuff on the screen. so its not limited to EA games. i would of thought that nvidia would release an update to fix this, but i guess not....
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