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#1 Stu

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:57 PM

I apologise if this has already been covered, I had spent this morning Goggling and searching this forum and couldn't find anything,

I've got GoW here on Windows XP running via Boot Camp on a MBP 15" 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB Ram, 256MB GF8600M GT.

Each time I run the game I get warning to update the drivers. Downloaded what was recommended but said it couldn't install as it didn't find the right files, used the Nvida to search what is actually in the laptop, same thing.

Decided to skip all this instead, played till the 1st cut scene in the chopper and it will repeatedly crash at this point. Read other people have had this working on lower spec MBP's wondering how they managed to stop the crashing, talk me through it?

Thanks in advance!
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:11 PM

Install latest drivers from here with a modified inf file to get past the crash:

http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 01:55 AM

Thanks very much for that, I'd picked up on this site in some of the threads but it doesn't seem obvious to me which INF file is the correct one for my laptop. I imagine I go for the latest driver on the right of the main page, but got completely lost when it came to picking the INF file... and guidance please for my spec laptop?
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:27 AM

Download Driver, Download INF:
http://www.laptopvid...showtopic=17608

Follow the instuctions:
http://www.laptopvid...hp?showtopic=33

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:47 PM

That's brilliant! Thanks man, working like a dream, much appreciated.
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 01:41 PM

How's the performance, Stu?
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 05:15 AM

View PostQuicksilver, on March 1st 2008, 12:41 PM, said:

How's the performance, Stu?

Completed the game yesterday... casual settings... I did lower the resolution down from default before I did this driver upgrade, didn't change it afterwards as the game ran just fine and looked great still.

Did have some choppy moments towards the end of the game play but nothing frequent or caused me to get killed/crash. There was a part in the game where you enter a factory with a cut scene, just before it that would crash every time, just hit return to skip and get back into game play.

Over all - 98% very smooth game play, brief moments of stutter, 1 cut scene would cause a crash. Impressed.

Crysis up next me thinks.
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 05:21 AM

I'm assuming you have an nvidia card in your MBP?
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 11:54 AM

View PostQuantaCat, on March 3rd 2008, 04:21 AM, said:

I'm assuming you have an nvidia card in your MBP?

Yep that's right
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