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AVP2 and PH aliens and Pred vision issue
Mar 3rd, 2013 at 3:35am
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I recently installed AVP2 again cause it's the best game ever, and I cannot play as if I try to change the aliens vision mode I just get a black screen. 

I am running windows 8, and I tried it in an xp vm also
latest video drivers, latest directx(and directx 8 on the vm)
it's a laptop with nvidia GPU and Intel Integrated GPU.   both have updated drivers.

I have searched the forums and found others with the issue, but no definitive solutions.  Anyone around know what I can do?
  
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Re: AVP2 and PH aliens and Pred vision issue
Reply #1 - Mar 3rd, 2013 at 7:00am
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Hi there,

This can also be down to a 'resolution' problem i've had this problem many years ago.

Try to lower the resolution and see what happens (worth a try)

- Game Fully updated?
- Any Vision Mods Running ?
- What Resolution you playing at?
- Windows 8 64 or 32?

--- Let me know.
  
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Reply #2 - Mar 3rd, 2013 at 12:28pm
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Tried lower resolutions, and lower detail settings.

Game is fully updated
I tried vision mods to see if it would fix, it didn't.
1024x768, 640x480, (widescreen hacked) 1600x900  all with the black screen when trying to use vision.
windows 8 64.   

I really hope I can figure this out as even though it's 10 years old the game still rocks.
  
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Reply #3 - Mar 4th, 2013 at 10:56am
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Hmmm,

What about a reverse in graphic drivers?  try an older version see if this works?

-Let me know.  Wink
  
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Reply #4 - Mar 4th, 2013 at 2:23pm
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I think my computer is too new.  the oldest drivers I can find are from September 2012. Not exactly legacy.
  
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Reply #5 - Mar 5th, 2013 at 1:10am
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Tried a different, slightly older machine with an ATI card instead of Nvidia and it works no problem and with a base install and the patch the game defaults to a widescreen resolution for some reason...
  
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Reply #6 - Mar 5th, 2013 at 12:34pm
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So an old ass machine works fine ? hmmm what about your main rig? you running SLI or have any advanced settings enabled ? - Remember dude AvP2 is 13 years old.  Smiley

The problem on your main computer could be the GPU settings? something really new/high tech is enabled but AvP2 doesn't like it perhaps?
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Reply #7 - Mar 5th, 2013 at 12:47pm
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When you run win8 less and less games become uncompilable. i can not run south park or south park rally anymore. coz its a win98 game so only XP can run it. AVP2 is a 98/XP game. where just lucky win7 works. if i use to install win8. meany of my old games wont work anymore. my XP/pc dead 1 year ago. i still miss playing them games. but i have them backed up. till someone makes a patch. maybe someone will bring a win8 patch for AVP2
  
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Reply #8 - Mar 5th, 2013 at 3:50pm
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Not even an old machine.  I bought it two years ago.  It looks for now I'll have to just switch machines for this one game.  Even in an xp vm on my windows 8 box.  I couldn't get the game to not have this issue.
  
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Reply #9 - Mar 6th, 2013 at 5:38am
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Tell Me,

When you installed 'Aliens vs. Predator 2' - Did it ask you about installing Direct X 8.0 ? and i assumed you choose 'yes' correct?

If you did, - Maybe you've caused a conflict somewhere, because your running DX 10 or 11 on windows 8 right?
  
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Reply #10 - Mar 7th, 2013 at 5:56pm
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Said no actually.  On the install on windows 7 I think I did say yes, and I did try to reinstall directx8 just for kicks, didn't work.
  
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Reply #11 - Apr 9th, 2013 at 12:03pm
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HIZAHH!!! RESOLUTION!!!

Nvidia put out a new graphics driver recently so I reinstalled AVP and the issue is gone...and the new installation is playing stretched widescreen with no WS hacks too.  whoot!!!
  
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Reply #12 - Apr 9th, 2013 at 12:14pm
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Congratulations  Cool
  
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Reply #13 - Oct 6th, 2015 at 11:37pm
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which nvidia graphics cards are the best for AVP2?
  
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Reply #14 - Oct 7th, 2015 at 12:48am
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Chappie 2015 wrote on Oct 6th, 2015 at 11:37pm:
which nvidia graphics cards are the best for AVP2?


That's an odd one, because any graphics card from 2001... to now 2015+ can play avp2 fine.


Remember chap, this game is 15+ yrs old  Wink

I remember playing AvP2 on my old very old X1950 256MB and it breathed.

  
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