Multiwinia flickers on mouse click(Solved - Disable X-Mouse)

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Multiwinia flickers on mouse click(Solved - Disable X-Mouse)

Postby Baka^Ni » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:27 pm

Solution: Disable X-Mouse.


If I run Multiwinia in fullscreen mode, on mouse click, the whole screen will flicker and the mouse click will sometimes not register ingame :(.

Obviously, with a lot of clicking, the game turns into an epileptics nightmare.

Any suggestions?

Vista 64 sp1
8800gtx 177.83s
Logitech G7
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Postby jelco » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:28 pm

First step: update graphics drivers. ;)

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Postby Baka^Ni » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:37 pm

Drivers are the latest ones released by nvidia, that aren't a dodgy beta.
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Postby jelco » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:45 pm

Sorry, didn't spot the drivers in your post. However, quoting IRC:

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<%KingAl> Jelco, that bloke reports having driver 177.86, but... popping over to the Nvidia site and searching for the latest 8 series Vista 64 driver gives me - 175.19 ?

I imagine you do have a beta version installed at the moment, although I can't check what the latest beta version number is.

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Postby Baka^Ni » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:55 pm

jelco the galactaboy wrote:Sorry, didn't spot the drivers in your post. However, quoting IRC:

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<%KingAl> Jelco, that bloke reports having driver 177.86, but... popping over to the Nvidia site and searching for the latest 8 series Vista 64 driver gives me - 175.19 ?

I imagine you do have a beta version installed at the moment, although I can't check what the latest beta version number is.

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The 177.83s are the nvidia physxs drivers, as found on nzone.com, they seem to be WHQL validated. I shall downdate to 175.19 and see if it still flickers.
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Postby Baka^Ni » Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:09 pm

The problem persists with the 175.19s drivers :(

I forgot to mention that my 8800gtxs are in sli, if that makes any difference. I've disabled sli in every way I know possible, bar taking out a card, and multiwinia still flickers.
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Postby KingAl » Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:26 pm

Hmmm, what a pain. Darwinia used to have a juddering issue with dual-core processors, though it didn't seem to apply universally - I never experienced it myself. Do you have a dual core system? If that's the issue, then forcing it to use only one processor will help.
Try backing up the .exe file, writing the following in Notepad:

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imagecfg -u multiwinia.exe
imagecfg -a 0x1 multiwinia.exe
pause


Saving the file with a *.bat extension in the Multiwinia directory, and executing the file.

EDIT: There may be a 'set affinity' option in Task manager, which is an easier one-off way to test if that solves the problem.
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Postby Baka^Ni » Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:28 pm

Problem solved.

I use x-mouse, so that windows focus is activated on mouse over.

Unfortunately this appears to fight with certain OpenGL games, Multiwinia/Defcon/Half-Life 1 in OpenGL Mode.

This looks to be a either a Microsoft bug or a nVidia driver error.

Solution: Disable X-Mouse =) Great game guys and thanks for the support.

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