12-22-2011 04:24 PM
Screenshot of problem (bad parts circled in red): http://www.flickr.com/photos/72630287@N05/65566001
Specs: X220 4286 CTO, i5-2410M, 6GB RAM, windows 7 home premium 64 bit, intel hd graphics with driver version 220.127.116.118
The game works fine except for the obvious display problems. Any help is appreciated!
12-22-2011 08:12 PM
12-23-2011 12:19 PM
Nope, that didn't work. I suspect it's the intel graphics, and I was wondering if anyone else has had the same problem.
Any other suggestions appreciated though.
12-23-2011 12:56 PM
It's quite possible that the Intel graphics isn't up to the task. What resolution are you running? Try a lower resolution or change some of the settings in the Intel graphics control panel.
12-23-2011 01:05 PM
Yeah, I tried changing all the settings to no avail. I'm pretty sure it's just they need a better graphics driver. It can't be a problem with computing power cuz this game is 6 years old; it must be the driver. Is there any way to request that lenovo ask intel to fix their driver so it'll work with rise of nations? I asked them myself but they'd probably listen to you guys more than me.
12-23-2011 02:24 PM
12-23-2011 06:07 PM
12-23-2011 10:36 PM
Thanks for the suggestion... unfortunately killing explorer.exe didn't work. I don't think it's a windows issue - I tried running it in compatibility mode and it made no difference. And, the game operates without any error messages, it just doesn't display all the text and text boxes - which are kind of crucial to be able to play properly.
I guess I could try all the different revisions of the driver but I doubt any would work. I think I've already updated it twice and rise of nations has never displayed everything properly yet.
12-24-2011 08:49 AM - edited 12-24-2011 08:50 AM
Hmm. Curious, do you have DPI set to 100%?
Maybe set the compatibility setting to Windows 98? AOE2 works fine for me without compatibility tweaks.
12-24-2011 11:37 AM
You could try changing power plan to Maximum Performance (Lenovo) or High Performance (Intel), this affects graphics performance also.
How about trying drivers from Intel website?
ThinkPad: W520 (4284-A99)
Does someone’s post help you? Give them kudos as a reward, as they will do better to improve
Mark it as solved if the solution works for you, so it could be reference for others in the future
Dolby Home Theater v4 (Essential/IdeaPad/ThinkPad)