With the recent release of Tomb Raider and it's problems with GF cards, there is more possible evidence that GR:FS is not going to work on GF 5xx cards without Ubi fixing/patching the code in the game. It won't matter how good Nvidias drivers are if the problem is on Ubi's end:
Glad they fixed it. Surprising they didn't advertise the patch or release patch notes, but from what I gather the 1.7 patch only specifically patches the "Host is using Downloadable Content which you do not have"" bug you were experiencing.
Hi Mike, I doubt the progress on the Guerrilla modes would make any difference.
Unfortunately I have no other suggestions. I am guessing that it is a v1.6 patch issue and I wouldn't hold my breath that Ubi will fix it anytime soon. You can prob see in a thread I started some time ago that GRFS PC does not work for those of us with GeForce 5xx series cards and they still haven't fixed it after knowing about the issue for months, as well as they promised support for XP at launch but still haven't delivered
Probably the most reliable way to enjoy GRFS is on an Xbox ...
I have a SB X-Fi PCIe card for my gaming rig and the crystalizer does make a difference for the audio. They aren't too expensive these days and you can actually use the PCIe slot in your computer for something!!!
@Rocky - did you mention what brand PSU you got to replace your old one? I had an old Enermax PSU in a P3 700MHz years ago that actually emitted smoke when it died.
BTW, I think you PSU warranty gets voided if you open up the unit right? I agree with just using the compressed air method
@Roco - yes, I also have probably too many old systems sitting around. Like an old farmer, you never know when a part comes in handy to fix your's or a friend's computer. Last year I cleared out all my P3 and older systems, and now just have nothing older than P4 Socket 478 systems for spare parts. I was able to resurrect an elderly friend's old P4 1.6GHz whose motherboard shorted out with a spare mobo and 2.4GHz P4 + 2GB RAM - he was pretty pleased with the speed upgrade
Sorry to hear about the HD failure John. I also have known the sickening feeling of losing data on a HD - once not too long ago when I did a reformat and messed up the master boot record on a slave drive. I knew I should have backed up that data drive first and spent a lot of time kicking myself after.
Hope you will be able to retrieve your data with the PCB swap
Installed the v1.6 patch today and I got bad news and good news!
First, the bad news is that SP crashes even faster than before - I loaded up my last save point twice and it crashed within 5 seconds. Didn't bother trying a third time
Great news is that I actually played one round of MP! The first time I loaded up MP it said "Server Connection Lost" but at least it didn't crash the game, so I tried again and I was able to join in halfway through a match and played to its conclusion (approx 5 min). When the server started loading the next match I lost the connection again (but the game didn't crash!)
I tried joining another match again and got to a wait screen which somehow just ended and I gained 3 levels lol. While waiting for another round I tested out the firing range. Pretty great idea to let you test out your loadouts while waiting between matches. However, the countdown timer stalled at 10 sec and then the game crashed ... I got a little dialog box that said "Unable to recover. Device removed: Device hung due to badly formed commands"