Pop-up Menu Trouble

antfarm007antfarm007 Join Date: 2002-11-26 Member: 10035Members
edited August 2003 in Tech Support
<div class="IPBDescription">I think my pop-up menu is messed up</div> I run the CS retail version, and I have been having trouble with the pop-up menus. The menu appears very out of place, in the upper left corner (I think). I looked at the slide show, and I have never seen anything looking like that popup menu.

I have attached a screenshot of what happens when I hit the right mouse (default) key. The SS also captures the text when I am on a particular one. This is the only major problem I have.

If anyone knows what my problem is and/or how to fix it, help would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry for the poor image quality, it got messed up when I changed it from bitmap, but is still usable.

Here's the link to the image.
<a href='http://www.geocities.com/antfarm007/ns_hera0000.JPG' target='_blank'>http://www.geocities.com/antfarm007/ns_hera0000.JPG</a>

EDIT: The computer I had this trouble with was 2.4ghz P4 (533mhz bus), 512mb rdram, geforce4 ti4200 128mb). I was just enough of a noob to have it running in software (I ran CS in software because with a sniper, the area that is normally black (scope) in opengl you can see in software 800x600.) So if an enemy was in a spot I wouldn't be able to see in OpenGL, I would be able to see in software.


  • AggressorAggressor Join Date: 2002-10-28 Member: 1685Members
    Looks like your running software mode. Not 100% sure about this, but I don't think Software mode is currently supported in NS right now. Maybe thats your problem... Try Direct3d or opengl and see if that solves your problem.
  • KillaKilla Join Date: 2002-11-16 Member: 8916Members
    that is the problem. NS hasnt made it supported for software mode. I think they should work fast to make the next version capable of software mode because a lot of ppl use software mode. I think they need to solve this problem a lot more than others but also work on the other problems but tis one is a problem for most NS users
  • ScoobydooScoobydoo Join Date: 2002-11-27 Member: 10111Members
    yes this is a real problem for me as i cant play as alien
  • eagleceaglec Join Date: 2002-11-25 Member: 9948Members, Constellation
    edited November 2002
    why in gods name would people play in software mode when a graphics card far more advanced than anything that HL was developed and tested on can be bought for £30 or less. Gee's every card I've had since the 1mb cirrus has supported d3d or openGL!

    C'mon guys buy some 4 year old technology and upgrade you PC! <!--emo&:p--><img src='http://www.natural-selection.org/forums/html/emoticons/tounge.gif' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • ShadowicsShadowics Join Date: 2002-11-07 Member: 7652Members
    There's no reason the be using software mode at all. I can play NS on my laptop computer, which has no graphics card of any sort, by using Direct3D instead. Even if you normally play other games in Software mode, use D3D for NS and it will work fine, at least in my experience.
  • ScoobydooScoobydoo Join Date: 2002-11-27 Member: 10111Members
    im new 2 the mod thing so could u tell me how plz
  • eagleceaglec Join Date: 2002-11-25 Member: 9948Members, Constellation
    shadowics may have been a little misleading there - his laptop will have a graphics adapter but it will be built into the laptops motherboard (probably). It is likely to be an ati chipset (guess) but could be pretty much anything that's not important here.

    Scoobydoo, get some up to date drivers for your graphics card - what is it? Then if you like go to start > run and run dxdiag you can use this to test that D3d is working. Or start ns and go to config / video mode change from software to D3d or open gl (640x480) - if it fails you can change it back, it it succedes you could try 800x600 or 1024x768 but this may increase lag and decrease framerate. Experimentation is the key.

    I am lucky enough to own a P4 2gig with geforce3 so I can run pretty much any res but I find 1024x768 is just right.

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