|11-25-2010, 03:07 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Guide: How to Update Drivers
Although our patch back this summer helped fix a lot of the technical errors users were encountering, we still occasionally run into graphics errors. Sometimes they're due to a lack of updated drivers, sometimes they're because we're an indie who hasn't been able to test for every variation of every card.
This is a little guide to fix the #1 error we still see involving graphics--outdated drivers! Yes, really!
If you do not feel comfortable doing it on your own, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll walk you through it. We also have technicians available on Skype to talk to you as needed. Basically, we're here to help and we want you to be able to experience Iron Grip: Warlord--however, since graphic card drivers seem to be the source of most problems still seen today, you may want to take a stab at updating your drivers first. Not only is this a good practice for our game, but it's always good to have the latest drivers for other titles.
How to Update Video Card Drivers
Download the Update
Go to your Graphics Card manufacturers website, e.g. ATI.com and download the latest drivers for your video card and windows.
Also download a driver cleaner. Here's a good one. Driver cleaners to ensure the previous set of drivers are removed fully before installing the new ones. Any driver cleaner should work though if you already have one.
IN CASE IT DOESN'T AUTOMATICALLY DETECT YOUR CARD:
In case it doesn't automatically detect your graphics card via the driver installer, it can be done manually.
The exe will have extracted to a directory, something like C:\ATI\SUPPORT\driver#_version\(driver#_version will be something like 7-3_xp_letters_versionnumber) or similar.
You will want to open the device manager again and go to "display adapters." Then double click the entry there. You will want to find the "update drivers" button and click it. Then select "no, don't do it automatically." Then select the Advanced Option. Then select "Display
Adapter." Then select "Have Disk."
Now you want to point it to the local directory where the ATI driver directory is. Press OK. Then you should see a file named CL_####.inf or something similar. Select that.
It should then give you the option of video card. If you get there, you should be A-OK. Justkeep clicking "OK" or "Yes" until it's done. Restart if it asks.
If you have any problems or questions, email email@example.com
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