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Racer just doesn't work!! HELP

Discussion in 'Racer' started by Jonny_One_Note, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Jonny_One_Note

    Jonny_One_Note

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    Hey guys. Looking for some guidance here. When I start Racer and hit Free Drive, it says: Fatal Error--the program will now exit. Any ideas on how to fix that? Thanks.
     
  2. Alexander Knoll

    Alexander Knoll
    NEVER GIVE UP!!

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    Hi,
    at first, please tell us witch racer version do you use, PC specs, GPU and your OS...
     
  3. Jonny_One_Note

    Jonny_One_Note

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    I tried the newest beta version, then all of the older beta versions and none of them work.
     
  4. Jonny_One_Note

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    I'm not much of a PC nerd, so I don't know what my graphics card, etc. might be. I'm currently using a Windows 7 Dell that I bought a year ago. Hopefully this is enough info so you can tell me what to do...
     
  5. Alexander Knoll

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  6. Jonny_One_Note

    Jonny_One_Note

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    Racer 0.6.5.5 seems to work ok. Don't know why the beta version didn't work.
     
  7. aadilf1

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    Can you press 'Start' then type in 'cmd' (if your in win7) and then when you have opened cmd type in 'dxdiag' and then it will open a program called 'DirectX Diagnostic Tool' in there tell us the:

    Processor:
    Memory:
    Operating System:

    Then Click on the Display Tab and tell us the:

    Name:
    Manufacturer:
    Chip Type:

    Also if you are on WinXp go to 'Start' then 'run' then type cmd.

    I am asking this of you so that we can get a Brief Overview of what the problem may be.
     
  8. twister77

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    I would guess, your Dell doesn't have dedicated GPU (Video Card), only integrated motherboard video. And that will not run any new Racer. Correct me if I am wrong..
     
  9. Jonny_One_Note

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    aadilf1 you are smart!! Cool. Here are the specs.

    Processor: Intel Core i3 CPU
    Memory: 6144MB RAM
    Op. System: Win7 64-bit

    Name: Intel HD Graphics
    Manufacturer: Intel Corp.
    Chip Type: Intel HD Graphics (Core i3)

    There's that. Hope that helps.
     
  10. KS95

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    Good processor (imo) but the graphics card is an on-board chip, it's not really powerful enough for games like Racer. You should consider buying a proper card. Not overly expensive and a good improvement :) (if in the UK see novatech.co.uk)
     
  11. aadilf1

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    I am Currently using a 9600GT 512mb which will probably cost around £20-£30 now, but im not sure what price range you will go to-to get a Gfx card :p
     
  12. KS95

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    £25 GT210 here :p

    It's not great, but it works at 25-35 FPS lol.
     
  13. twister77

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    KS95 is right, your Intel CPU is fine, but integrated graphics will not run new Racer Betas. As your Dell has PCI-E slot, adding a more powerful video card shouldn't be a problem. Racer generally prefers nVidia offerings over ATI/Radeon and I would recommend nVidia GTX 550 Ti or higher. Just make sure that your PC has power supply that is able to power whatever new video card you get..