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call of duty 2: video driver and alpha blending


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Due to the length of this thread it has been closed. Please read through the thread. However there are several pinned topic in this form that may answere your question. However if you still have questions please post. We would be glad to assist.

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i just got call of duty 2 and a prompt comes up when i try to play the game stating that the video driver does not support alpha blending.

Any advice. This is a fairly new computer Dell 4600 and plays all other games of this type fine (brothers in arms 1 and 2) (medal of honor pacific assault)

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come on guys where are the geeks when u need them. i've had the game since last thursday and gotta play it bad...

PLEASE :tazz:
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Hello agross and welcome to Geeks 2 Go!

Your Dell Dimension 4600 used to ship with either a ATI Radeon 9800pro graphics card or the standard Intel onboard graphics. If you have the ATI Radeon 9800pro then make sure your drivers are up to date.
If your using the Intel onboard graphics then you need to seriously buy a graphics card because onboard graphics is simply too weedy to run the latest games.
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my computer has the radeon 9800 card but how do i update it.
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You can update your drivers by downloading them from the ATI website.

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i went to belarc site i found on another post regarding call of duty issues with playing the game...after i ran the program this is what came up...









do i even have the radeon 9800 video card??? (i tried to download it from dell so i wonder if that is why it comes up in the information.Attached File  Computer_Profile_Summary.doc   214.5KB   1796 downloads
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What did it come up with?
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This is what it said

PROCESSOR:
2.67 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache



DRIVES:
79.95 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
36.16 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T [CD-ROM drive]
SONY CD-RW CRX216E [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
WDC WD800BB-75CAA0 [Hard drive] (80.00 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMA8E7758221, rev 16.06V16, SMART Status: Healthy



MEMORY MODULES
512 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'CHANNEL A DIMM 0' has 256 MB
Slot 'CHANNEL B DIMM 0' has 256 MB
Slot 'CHANNEL A DIMM 1' is Empty
Slot 'CHANNEL B DIMM 1' is Empty



CONTROLLERS
Standard floppy disk controller
Intel® 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers (2x)
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]



DISPLAY
128 DDR ATI Radeon 9800 [Display adapter]
128 DDR ATI Radeon 9800 Sec [Display adapter]
DELL E171FPb [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n 5W54035T10LS, May 2003)



BUS ADAPTERS
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D2
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D4
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D7
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24DE
NEC PCI to USB Open Host Controller (2x)
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller (2x)

MICROSOFT HOT FIXES
All required security hotfixes (using the 10/11/2005 Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary) have been installed.



ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED...
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Do this to find out what card you have:

Start - Type dxdiag in the box - Choose the display tab - This will detail your card etc
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he already stated he has an ati 9800 video card. still a decent card by the way. have you gone to https://support.ati....ge&folderID=293

I recomend that you download the non catylist control center driver (as in the one that doesn't include ccc).
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Thanks for all the advice guys but i am at a loss as to what the problem may be...i have downloaded almost everything off of every suggested site and location that was suggested and the same prompt comes up that "the video driver does not support alpha blending"

What can i do to get this game going???
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here is the last part of what comes up in the call of duty 2 box


File Handles:
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81577 files in iwd files
execing default.cfg
couldn't exec language.cfg
========= autoconfigure
configure.csv: using CPU configuration 2 GHz 512 MB
execing configure.cfg
configure.csv: using GPU configuration "Radeon 98*"
Measured CPU speed is 2.66 GHz
System memory is 512 MB (capped at 1 GB)
Video card is "128 DDR ATI Radeon 9800"
Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE) supported

----- Client Initialization -----
----- Initializing Renderer ----
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----- Client Initialization Complete -----
----- R_Init -----
Getting Direct3D 9 interface...
Pixel shader version is 2.0
Vertex shader version is 2.0
Video card or driver doesn't support alpha blending.
Error during initialization:
Video card or driver doesn't support alpha blending.





I don't know guys i'm ready to buy a new computer i'm so frustrated.
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wierd. not sure what to say, found one place that specifically talked about blending: Supports 8-bit alpha blending and video keying for effective overlay of video and graphics and that was from ati.

I'll look into more later today if I have time.
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confirmed again and again that the card does support alpha blending. Understand that alpha blending is something related to direct x 9. Lets make sure your uptodate on our direct x.
download by clicking this link
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Also did you try using driver cleaner when you installed the latest drivers, its a good idea to clear out all the remnants of the old drivers. But alpha blending is something thats used quite alot now, windows uses it if you enable it and most media player visualisers also use it. And the fact that the card definately supports it would to me indicate it might be just one of the bugs that appear in new games. Its quite a puzzler the 9800 is a fairly common card though so you would expect the problem to be mentioned a fair bit by now.
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