Firstly, bought Medieval total war gold edition.
The game installs and plays alright, but when it goes into a "real-time" battle, screen goes blank with the words "frequency out of range: 14Hz /16 Hz. Please change the display mode to 1280 x1024 with 60HZ".
So not knowing anything about computers, I looked at windows help page, it informed me to change the resolution and the refresh rate. The game requires a minimum of, quote : "ATI Radeon 9600 SE, monitor must be able to display 1024x 768 resolution or above and recommended monitor resolution of 1280 x 1024, with radeon x1600 or greater.
Now i have changed the resolution to the above, 1280 x 1024, with 60Hz refresh rate and 16 bit colour quality. And it still dosnt work.
I got some advice, that the game provides options, So i adjusted the resolution to the minimum requirement. doent work. Or possibly the monitor needs changeing. I have a fujitsu siemens Scaleoview C17-3 monitor which has a maximum of resolution 1280 x 1024, with a max refresh rate of 75Hz and a display device radeon 9600XT-4, total memory 256 MB, internal DAC (400MHZ). Im out of answers, the hard ware acceleration is at a max. So why dosnt it work??
I cant believe that in order to play a game you have to keep buying hardware every so many years. Its little bit like selling coccain to kids and getting them addicted so that come back some more, and splash out all their money.
Do i need to upgrade my card or buy a new card, or is there some magic that you have up your sleave, so that i can play my game????