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Old 07-03-2011, 06:38 AM   #1
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Can't view movies?

Just tried the demo on my laptop and the FMV sequences don't work.

What I assume is the FMV developer logo just displays a static image of some arrows pointing to the right.

What I assume is the demo start movie just plays music while showing a black screen.

Any help with this? Does it happen in the demo and the full game?

The game itself seems to run flawlessly.

Running:
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
Core i3 M350 @ 2.27ghz
Integrated graphics
4gb RAM

(can't try it on desktop right now)
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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I have the same problem with the full game. There's sound but no video during cutscenes. I've tried just about all possible combinations of the preferences.ini options mentioned in other threads but nothing seems to work. Very frustrating.

Laptop specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
Intel Core i5 2.3 GHz
Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics

Has anyone managed to get the cutscenes to play with Intel integrated graphics?
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:59 PM   #3
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I am having the exact same problem. Would really appreciate a fix.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:40 PM   #4
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I'm having the same problem on my laptop with a Geforce GT 550M that can be toggled on or off.

However, some people fix this by setting their battery power setting to "High performance."
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:37 PM   #5
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Yup guys looks like its a bug from the huge sale or somethin dang.
Too many people downloading and old file who knows.
Or just the 5 of us who bought it hah

Running Window's Vista, laptop, intel duo core, Nvida

Play all sorts of games, somethin is just up with this one, its shame cause I was freakin loving the talking spirit and the mother story, but no movies.

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Old 07-08-2011, 08:46 PM   #6
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So I was just messing with the Nvidia 3D setting since this game is just 3d polygons.
I set it to let the application decide what quality type, and

the movies showed up.

But it also crashed my computer so Im gonna try again right now and see how it goes.

So it is definitely something to do with the video card and 3d settings, gonna tinker around.

Just checked out the bottom of the forum
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...d.php?t=558693
This might be our answer. We all fail at reading hah

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Old 07-10-2011, 02:06 PM   #7
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So I was just messing with the Nvidia 3D setting since this game is just 3d polygons.
I set it to let the application decide what quality type, and

the movies showed up.

But it also crashed my computer so Im gonna try again right now and see how it goes.

So it is definitely something to do with the video card and 3d settings, gonna tinker around.

Just checked out the bottom of the forum
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...d.php?t=558693
This might be our answer. We all fail at reading hah
As others have mentioned Lagato, turning hardware acceleration on or off seems to have no effect on the cutscenes. It appears to be some kind of video codec problem.

Anyone have any luck fixing this yet?
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:04 AM   #8
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Hey, downloaded the game on steam sale today, have the same problem
on my laptop, windows 7 nvidia gt325m graphics, the movies dont show just the sound. I got it working by setting the power management profile of my laptop on high as was suggested in this forum: http://forums.longestjourney.com/showthread.php?t=8708



Hopefully it helps for you too!
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:41 AM   #9
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Hey, downloaded the game on steam sale today, have the same problem
on my laptop, windows 7 nvidia gt325m graphics, the movies dont show just the sound. I got it working by setting the power management profile of my laptop on high as was suggested in this forum: http://forums.longestjourney.com/showthread.php?t=8708



Hopefully it helps for you too!
I am running this on a laptop (Win 7 x64, Nvidia 540m) , but sadly switching to high-performance mode seems to have no effect.

Nothing I do will make these videos play properly, it's ultra frustrating
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:58 PM   #10
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Thats weird, I also run on W7 x64, all else I can say is that when running the game it does not switch to the nvidia graphics card, it runs fine on the intel integrated one.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:29 PM   #11
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http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...d.php?t=558693
This might be our answer. We all fail at reading hah
Follow this guide, it takes some file editing but it works.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:26 PM   #12
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Follow this guide, it takes some file editing but it works.
videos and gameplay is perfect on my amd ati windows 7 64 bit desktop without having to do anything. But on my sandy bridge laptop, videos play as I only hear sound and no picture. This leads me to believe that there is some sort of incompatibility between the intel graphics chip and bink video. This has happened to me when trying to play other older games using bink as well as on my laptop. Even attempting every solution mentioned by others in various forums, results are the same. Sound but no picture during the cutscenes.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:07 AM   #13
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Has anyone come up with a solution for this yet? I've tried all the fixes mentioned in this thread and other threads in this forum. I've tried applying windows compatibility fixes. I've tried changing the Nvidia settings for this game. No matter what I do, the game runs fine for me except the cutscenes.

Alternatively, can anyone tell me how much of the story I'm missing if I just play it anyway? What do the cutscenes add to the game? Will it still make sense without them?

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Old 07-19-2012, 04:01 AM   #14
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Follow this guide, it takes some file editing but it works.
no it does not
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:38 AM   #15
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Hey, downloaded the game on steam sale today, have the same problem
on my laptop, windows 7 nvidia gt325m graphics, the movies dont show just the sound. I got it working by setting the power management profile of my laptop on high as was suggested in this forum: http://forums.longestjourney.com/showthread.php?t=8708



Hopefully it helps for you too!
I was having this problem with the demo, but this worked for me. Not saying it'll work for everyone, but if you haven't tried this yet, it's worth a shot as it's simple enough to do. Btw, I'm running Windows 7 x64 on my laptop with Intel HD Graphics.

If I decide to buy the game, I'll report back to say whether the full game works fine too.
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