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Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:21 pm
by zTangyMarshmallows
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?

Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:16 pm
by Endless
Solution: Get rid of windows 10.

Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:26 pm
by Xx_MLG_Noah_MLG_xX
Endless wrote:Solution: Get rid of windows 10.

Most helpful comment 2016.

Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:03 pm
by xander
Endless wrote:Solution: Get rid of windows 10.

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

xander

Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:09 pm
by zTangyMarshmallows
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

Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:17 pm
by Ă„rstotzka
So windowed worked for you..?

Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:52 pm
by VSj
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.

Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:53 pm
by zTangyMarshmallows
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

Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:37 am
by dekard
Do you have AMD or NVIDIA? I'm using Windows 10 with newest AMD drivers and Defcon works fullscreen no problem.

Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:24 am
by FunkyMonkeyBaby
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

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:20 pm
by TEXAS
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.


TEXAS

Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:30 am
by Legendary1
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.


TEXAS


Right click Defcon and run as administrator. I think that will fix the problem of Defcon not remembering settings and auth key.

Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:39 pm
by DizzeeRascal
It dosen't work with Windows 10 :x

Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:13 am
by XOXO
Any idea when the next update is coming out?

Re: Defcon not combatible with latest drivers and Windows 10

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:48 pm
by xander
XOXO wrote:Any idea when the next update is coming out?

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

xander