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    Why would my screen be "jumpy"? It only does this in Rome Total War.

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    As you´ve never posted this prob before I conclude that this a new problem for you, am I right? If so did you re-install RTW recently or did your graphics card or vid-player get an automated update? If so try re-install to a driver that you know your machine can handle. It has run smoothly before hasn´t it? I always have automated updates but they are never installed automatically. I do it manually. This way I can always tell what went wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayton ballentine
    Why would my screen be "jumpy"? It only does this in Rome Total War.
    A quick survey of the office produced the following reasons, some of which may be sensible:

    Too many espressos?

    Using an electric toothbrush while playing the game?

    You need to de-gauss your screen?

    Your refresh rate needs to be reset?

    Your bottom is made out of springs?

    A subliminal message that it's past your bedtime?

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    be nice to clayton grrr i dunno i think its your graphics

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    Wow, clayton, I thought we left you in the desert with only half a canteen of water and a gun with one bullet in it with instructions on how to shoot youself you reached civilization.

    If you didn't learn your lesson from all your previous threads, here it is again:

    We need details if we are to help you. For example, almost all the questions you asked about RTW problems need computer specifications. You never told us what they were and we could never help you.

    Last edited by antisocialmunky; 08-03-2005 at 15:50.
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    My screen was doing this for a while after I played the prologue. I made it stop by setting the game to play as if I had Windows 2000 as my operating system (right click on the RTW icon with the game closed to do this). It's been fine ever since, other than a somewhat laggy cursor.

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    gardibolt, were you playing on XP? I play on XP and it gives me no problems apart from the kaleidoscopic bursts of colour that were solved once I downgraded my graphics card driver.


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    I will try to Re-Install Rome Total War. To bad it takes to long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Fishpants
    A quick survey of the office produced the following reasons, some of which may be sensible:

    Too many espressos?

    Using an electric toothbrush while playing the game?

    You need to de-gauss your screen?

    Your refresh rate needs to be reset?

    Your bottom is made out of springs?

    A subliminal message that it's past your bedtime?

    I was going to say that you shouldn't talk down to your customers, but I decided against it.

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    Too many espressos?
    Just a fun fact:

    A high caffeine overdose kicks if you take 150 mg per kilo. For an average man, that's about 11 grams or approx. 11250 mg. That's about one-2 espressos per kg for everyone who wants to make a mental note.

    However, to begin experiencing 'Caffeine Intoxication' only takes about 250 mg.

    Symptoms include:

    -Restlessness
    -Nervousness
    -Excitement
    -Insomnia
    -Flushed face
    -Diuresis
    -Gastrointestinal disturbance
    -Muscle twitching
    -Rambling flow of thought and speech
    -Tachycardia or cardiac arrhythmia
    -Periods of inexhaustibility
    -Psychomotor agitation

    However, if you do ingest the overdose amount, you may begin suffering form caffeine poisoning. This is not good. You could die.

    Death by caffeine overdose is rare and has not been observed often. However, scientists theorize that it is likely to be similiar to truckers dying from too many stay-awake pills. That is, your heart ends up exploding or massive organ failure or brain death or any combination of the preceding. Your blood vessels would constrict from the effects of caffeine meaning cold and numb limbs, uncontrollable tremors and muscle spasms would take control as your brain died or all your organs fail.

    Basically, it's not a pleasant way to die.

    http://coffeefaq.com/caffaq.html#CaffeineAndHealth


    Anyways, that being said, reinstalling's a good idea, reinstall direct X too. You may want to reinstall your video drivers as well.
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    I would bet on it being the resolution or refresh rate. I wish RTW let you fiddle with the refresh rates, but as it is since you cannot access this option it can be difficult to find the best res. I have a 19" monitor, but for some reason I experienced this problem with battle res's over 1280x960.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antisocialmunky
    Symptoms include:

    -Restlessness
    -Nervousness
    -Excitement
    -Insomnia
    -Flushed face
    -Diuresis
    -Gastrointestinal disturbance
    -Muscle twitching
    -Rambling flow of thought and speech
    -Tachycardia or cardiac arrhythmia
    -Periods of inexhaustibility
    -Psychomotor agitation
    -Salient and agitated computer displays
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    I had streaky/flickery screen in RTW once or thrice.
    Fix with resting computer 5 minutes in off mode and staying off maté.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Fishpants
    A quick survey of the office produced the following reasons, some of which may be sensible:

    Too many espressos?

    Using an electric toothbrush while playing the game?

    You need to de-gauss your screen?

    Your refresh rate needs to be reset?

    Your bottom is made out of springs?

    A subliminal message that it's past your bedtime?

    It's good to see that fellow CA members have some sense of humour....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pezhetairoi
    gardibolt, were you playing on XP? I play on XP and it gives me no problems apart from the kaleidoscopic bursts of colour that were solved once I downgraded my graphics card driver.

    Yes, I'm playing on XP. But if you tell the game you're using 2000, it's quite happy. Weird.

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    OHHH, Rome Total War I am using Windows 2000!

    It did not work.

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    Sounds like the CA staff know all about the symptoms.

    Us fans are willing to cut your workweek down to 6 days. We didn't realize we were overworking so hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oaty
    Sounds like the CA staff know all about the symptoms.

    Us fans are willing to cut your workweek down to 6 days. We didn't realize we were overworking so hard.
    They could turn in down to 5 days if you joined CA, and 4 days if Duke John joined CA also.
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    it's so nice to see ca replying.....but yeh - i'd reroll drivers ONLY AS A LAST RESORT
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    omg!!! this is the funniest thread i have "EVER" read
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