Originally Posted by Bozorg
I was wondering those of you that do not get the black screen when starting up a game. Are you using the Acer ferrari restore system with updated drivers or did you install your own copy of windows xp and update the drivers?
Originally Posted by bugman73
To extend Bozorg's question a bit further too, if you are using your own copy of Windows XP, Are you running, Home, Pro, A Corporate Version, X64, Service Pack 2, or any other combination or install difference that could have something to do with the problem.
Sorry for not answering for so long.. the forums stopped sending me emails when the thread updated for some reason.
To answer your questions:
I did actually start with the ferarri xp install, but found it.. weird, as if some options that should be there weren't. In any case, I wanted to know exactly what was on my lappy, so I just backed up the actually useful applications acer bundled and reinstalled a windows xp professional sp2. Maybe that helps, propably it doesn't...
So, for some reason the 5.10 drivers release by ATI work for me and not others. At least there's a much easier workaround with the Fn-F5 trick in case my drivers ever resort to the black screen issue again. Which might actually be the case, since I'm going to attempt to install the new 5.13 drivers now available at http://www.ati.com/online/mobilecatalyst/
. I've read that the jump in performance from 5.10 to 5.11 was just about phenomenal and I'm itching to see if I can squeeze a few more frames out of my miniature nuclear furnace that is my ferarri 3200.