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Pentalog
Pentalog

Tavern Dweller
posted April 03, 2002 05:30 PM

Anyone Else Running Windows XP

I'm runnning Windows XP and I am having difficulty with one aspect of the game -- the mouse.  Whenever I start the game (and throughout the game as well), the mouse cursor is covered with what looks like black and white garbled garbage.  I can still see my cursor, but the best way that I know how to describe it is if you took a scratch-lottery ticket and only half scratched it.  You can still kind of see what's underneath, but you have a lot of "stuff" in the way.  This "stuff" follows my mouse around and does not affect game play in any way, with the exception that I cannot see how many turns it will take for my Crusaders (or whatever) to attack those Medusa (or, again, whatever) -- kind of annoying, but still workable.  

I know that "Officially" Heroes IV does not support WinXP, but I'm wondering if anyone else has this problem and possibly has a solution.

Thanks

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Dorf
Dorf

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posted April 03, 2002 05:38 PM

I have no problem playing H4 under XP. Maybe you should check your graphic drivers or something.

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celfious
celfious


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posted April 03, 2002 05:40 PM

*If* you have a tracer/trail setting

Try adjusting your pointer option's in control panel/mouse.

That's the only reason anything would "follow" your cursor.

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Pentalog
Pentalog

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posted April 03, 2002 05:45 PM

Thanks -- I know that I don't have trailers on for my mouse, but I'll have to check my video card (Radeonn?) to see if I have to most up-to-date drivers.


Thanks for your time

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posted April 03, 2002 06:35 PM

I'm happy...

I don't have XP and never will ..um, make that WinXP, for a double AMD is always nice...
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GingerVitus
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posted April 03, 2002 08:34 PM

me too

Quote:
I'm runnning Windows XP and I am having difficulty with one aspect of the game -- the mouse.  Whenever I start the game (and throughout the game as well), the mouse cursor is covered with what looks like black and white garbled garbage. Pent


i'm having the same problem - did you find a solution yet?
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posted April 03, 2002 09:06 PM

I have XP, and there is not a single cursor problem.. are you XP Pro or XP Home?
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GingerVitus
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posted April 03, 2002 09:15 PM

i'm running pro. i bet that's the problem huh?
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posted April 03, 2002 09:17 PM

No.. I have Pro, so it can't be that.. what's your graphics card and processor?  and do you have up to date XP patches?
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GingerVitus
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posted April 04, 2002 01:43 AM

it must be the xp patches - when i loaded the game all the reqirements passed. don't know why but i hardly ever do the auto-updating for windows - paranoid i guess.

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Pembleton
Pembleton


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posted April 04, 2002 05:07 PM

The only problem I have with XP is the music/sound.  However, I have heard at least several other people mention the mouse problem.
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Pentalog
Pentalog

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posted April 04, 2002 05:18 PM

Quote:


In the 'read me' file for Heroes 4 there is a statement about reducing the hardware acceleration a notch or two, to fix what you're describing.




I'll try that -- I know I have my hardware acceleration set to maximum (for Civ III, yaknow )

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GingerVitus
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posted April 05, 2002 05:26 AM

Heroes 4 uninstall failed - Now I can't re-install - Help!

i was having the cursor problem (see previous posts) so i uninstalled HOMM4 until I found out what was wrong. Problem is that the uninstall function didn't work 100% so now I got a corrupt 3DO file that I can't delete and won't let me re-load Heroes 4.

it says "Cannot delete data: Directory is not empty."
Try to open the file "File corrupt/unreadable...etc."

I've tried add/remove in the control panel - deleting directly from windows explorer - and disk clean-up - and still no dice.

suggestions? (please, resist posting "zany one-liners")

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Pentalog
Pentalog

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posted April 05, 2002 05:34 AM

Quote:
Quote:


In the 'read me' file for Heroes 4 there is a statement about reducing the hardware acceleration a notch or two, to fix what you're describing.




I'll try that -- I know I have my hardware acceleration set to maximum (for Civ III, yaknow )

Pent


It worked -- I just took my Hardware Accelerator down a notch and I have a working cursor again

Thanks!

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posted April 05, 2002 08:01 AM

re: Uninstall problem

Ginger:

tried installing to something other than the default directory? There should be an option to put it other than (say) C:/Program Files/3DO/Heroes IV (or whatever the default is). Good luck
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krutselno


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posted April 05, 2002 12:52 PM

I have played Homm IV the last two days, 24/7 amlost.
I have not seen a single bug.
I have not had any computer problemst at all.
The game runs smoothly with the best graphics !

my system:
T-Bird 1200
512 SD-Ram
Geforce 2 pro 64 Ram
IMB 41 GB 7200 RPM UDMA 100
MSI k7t turbo
19" screen; Which is actually a little small for Homm IV I think...sighs..
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DarkTitan
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posted April 05, 2002 01:01 PM

you go an almost perfect computer...

what r u complaining about?
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krutselno
krutselno


Adventuring Hero
posted April 05, 2002 01:04 PM

I was talking about the 19" screen which is a little small for Homm IV...
But I think it's weird that people with a lot better computer than mine is having trouble with stability with the game. I haven't had a single problem !
Excpet for the fact that I think the monsters are far to small...
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GingerVitus
GingerVitus

Tavern Dweller
posted April 05, 2002 08:18 PM

Quote:
Ginger:

tried installing to something other than the default directory? There should be an option to put it other than (say) C:/Program Files/3DO/Heroes IV (or whatever the default is). Good luck


thanks - i'll try that - got any solutions regarding deleting that corrupt file tho'? it's gonna bug me.
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PsyChO
PsyChO


Hired Hero
posted April 05, 2002 08:56 PM

Huh?

Thats the simplest bug i am able to fix!!!!

Most XP cursors are 3D... so go to Start---->Settings---->Control Panel--->Mouse---->Pointers---->Pick a regular one!!!!


Easy!


P.S. Plz guys vote on the poll in the ToH section named "Mirc channel for ToH".

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