"Mechwarrior 4 mercenaries not working with new graphic card"
after i bought a new computer (AMD Athlon 64 x2 2x3GHz, ATI Radeon 2600XT, Windows XP) I have problems playing MechWarrior4 Mercenaries.
It's working fine till the pilot selection screen, then there's a kind of white triangle from upper left corner to the lower right corner. Furthermore the Cursor is leaving traces when moving the mouse and the buttons on the screen where you choose your squad are not all visible. I managed once to proceed to the next screen. There you see the walking mech in the background and only one button to start a mission which is impossible to click, 'cause the cursor vanished completely.
Has anybody encountered a similar problem or give me a hint how to solve it?
#1. "RE: Mechwarrior 4 mercenaries not working with new graphic card" In response to Reply # 0
I have the exact same problem,and since Im using an ATI Radeon 2600XT too with WinXP SP3 I think we got the problem from the ATI card Iwas suspecting the background animation for a while, so I installed every possible video codec, but it did not heped, the opening screen just kept come up like You described it. Im still on the case, and I post a reply in case I would be able to handle this problem
#2. "RE: Mechwarrior 4 mercenaries not working with new graphic card" In response to Reply # 0
Hey, Problem is solved! download the new ATI driver http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=xp/radeonx-xp from the official site, and install it with "drivers only" setting, then restart the PC, and it should work, at least it worked at me. No more disappearing mouse cursors, no trace fragments, no misplaced windows, no more unreachable screens. It runs perfectly since I did the previously mentioned steps Good Luck, and See Ya' on the battlefield (that is of course if there is any multiplayer for the game Let me know if there is one )