Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

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Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby zTangyMarshmallows » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:21 pm

Hey so I've encountered this problem before where Defcon wont properly display it's graphics when I updated my graphics driver, when I open it up I see a blur of the front screen where all the pixels are messed up, I tried reinstalling the game and nothing happened, does anybody have any suggestions?
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Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby Endless » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:16 pm

Solution: Get rid of windows 10.
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Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby Xx_MLG_Noah_MLG_xX » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:26 pm

Endless wrote:Solution: Get rid of windows 10.

Most helpful comment 2016.
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Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby xander » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:03 pm

Endless wrote:Solution: Get rid of windows 10.

Don't be an ass! At least provide a link. :P

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Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby zTangyMarshmallows » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:09 pm

Endless wrote:Solution: Get rid of windows 10.


Thanks for your imput, but I think I found a better way, I noticed that if I had another program like my browser minimized in front of defcon all the graphics were fine, so I proceeded to keep doing that repeatedly until I got into the options tab where I could change my game to a windowed display instead of full screen 1 click at a time because every time I clicked out of my browser into defcon the graphics would get fucked up again so I had to repeat until I was able to make the game windowed
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Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby Ärstotzka » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:17 pm

So windowed worked for you..?
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Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby VSj » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:52 pm

Great.

BTW, In the Defcon installation directory there's a file named preferences.txt which has:

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ScreenWidth = 1600
ScreenHeight = 900
ScreenWindowed = 1
...


Changing ScreenWindowed to 1 there before starting the game would probably have done the trick too.
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Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby zTangyMarshmallows » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:53 pm

Dynamic wrote:So windowed worked for you..?


yeah, ive heard some people upgraded to windows 10 and had no problems, I play this on a laptop so it might be because my screen isnt the same aspect ratio as most peoples
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Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby dekard » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:37 am

Do you have AMD or NVIDIA? I'm using Windows 10 with newest AMD drivers and Defcon works fullscreen no problem.
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Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby FunkyMonkeyBaby » Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:24 am

Hey, Vsj, I can't find the preferences.txt file in the file location. And it looks like this:

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Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby TEXAS » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:20 pm

I have been having the same problem, hence my absence. The game will also refuse to remember my auth code. I open DEFCON, enter it then play a game, then close DEFCON. When I re-open it my auth code is asked for again and I have to re-enter it. I believe it is because the "data" file is not in the program files x86. The preferences are also missing. I have tried re-installing the game and using programs to try and locate the data file but it is nowhere.


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Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby Legendary1 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:30 am

TEXAS wrote:I have been having the same problem, hence my absence. The game will also refuse to remember my auth code. I open DEFCON, enter it then play a game, then close DEFCON. When I re-open it my auth code is asked for again and I have to re-enter it. I believe it is because the "data" file is not in the program files x86. The preferences are also missing. I have tried re-installing the game and using programs to try and locate the data file but it is nowhere.


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Right click Defcon and run as administrator. I think that will fix the problem of Defcon not remembering settings and auth key.
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Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby DizzeeRascal » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:39 pm

It dosen't work with Windows 10 :x
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Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby XOXO » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:13 am

Any idea when the next update is coming out?
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Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Postby xander » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:48 pm

XOXO wrote:Any idea when the next update is coming out?

Probably never? The game is 9 years old, after all.

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