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Having Problem With Guitar Hero Iii


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#1 noviceny

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 07:49 PM

i bought guitar hero III for the pc for my daughter. when she tried to upload it on our LT (hp pavilion zv5000), it didnt work b/c, among other reasons: we have Windows XP (not XP SP2), not the correct video card, etc. this did not occur to me when i bought it for her (now u know her friend's play station version & really loved it.

Your advice would be great. thanx.

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#2 noviceny

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 07:41 PM

I messed up my original post. My options seem to be a) update my laptop, b) buy a new computer, or c) return guitar hero for pc. the program works w/ my 'work' LT, but there is a delay between playing the guitar and the images on the computer.

Does anyone have a suggestion?

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 12:39 PM

Ya her computer probably cannot keep up with the game. The graphics for laptops are usually pretty bad unless you buy an expensive laptop. You can't upgrade the graphics in laptops (unless maybe professionally some way which would probably cost just as much as a new laptop).

Do you know the specs of her laptop and can you post them? Then we can tell if its just too slow or if somethings screwed up.
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 02:37 PM

Thanks so much. I'll get the specs and get back to you.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 04:21 PM

I have the specs:
(I tried to exclude unnecessary info; she does have SIMS, 2 Harry Potter games on LT.) Thanks!

HP Pavilion zv5320us Notebook PC - Product Specifications

Hardware
Product Name zv5320us
US Product Number PL996UA#ABA
Microprocessor 1.6GHz Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M Processor 3000+ with PowerNow! Technology
Microprocessor Cache 256KB L2 Cache
Memory 512MB DDR SDRAM (2 x 256MB) at 333MHz
Memory Max 1280MB DDR SDRAM (1 x 256MB, 1 x 1024MB)
Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
Video Memory 32MB DDR (dedicated)
Hard Drive 80GB (4200RPM) Hard Drive
Multimedia Drive 24X DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
Display 15.4-inch WXGA High-Definition Widescreen (1280 x 800) Display
Fax/Modem High speed 56KB modem
Network Card Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Connectivity 54g 802.11b/g WLAN with 125HSM/SpeedBooster support
Sound 16-bit Sound Blaster Pro-compatible audio; internal Harman/Kardon speakers; AC audio link; volume control button and mute button
Keyboard 101-key compatible
Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad
PC Card Slots • One Type I/II 32-bit card bus (also supports 16-bit)
External Ports • Three Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
• One Parallel SPP/ECP standard interface
• One headphone-out
• One microphone-in
• One VGA (15-pin)
• One TV-Out (S-video)
• One RJ-11 (modem)
• One RJ -45 (LAN)
• One notebook expansion port

• Power-on password
•Accepts third-party security lock devices
Power •90W AC adapter (3 wire)
•8-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
Software
Operating System:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition+Service Pack 2
HP Camera and Printer Drivers (Deskjet and all-in-one and Photo printers)
Restore CDs
Multimedia:
Sonic RecordNow

InterVideo WinDVD
InterVideo Home Theater

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 10:07 PM

Here are the system requirements: http://www.aspyr.com/product/game_specs/85

Important factors:

Her Laptop| Requirements
Processor: Athlon 3000+| Athlon 3500+
Memory: 512mb| 1gb (1024mb)
Video: Geforce 4 32mb| Geforce 7600 128mb

After comparing those major factors, I don't think her laptop is at all capable of playing the game. Those graphics are really holding you back. You might want to see if you can return the game (but from past experience, someplaces don't like returning computer games because of people making illegal copies and what not) unless you have another computer you can put it on.

You could always try seeing if you can turn the graphics settings down in the game, but still I don't think the laptops graphics can even handle everything on low settings.

Edited by Sterling14, 01 January 2008 - 10:08 PM.

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 12:05 PM

Thanks so much. Next time I'll read the requirements for a new game before I buy it.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 09:20 AM

I'm having a LIIIIIIIITTLE problem with my gh3...
see... I installed it, cracked it, did aaaaaaaall the bleep I could remember, but it won't start :thumbsup:
I click 2 times on the .exe icon and all I have is that 'cursor change' for few sec's and then nothing...
I dunno is it because I should register it online [I'd need serial number which I obviously don't have]....
aaaaaaaany advice?
[pls mail me..plsplspls!!]

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 11:19 AM

This is not a place to discuss illegal downloads of games.

If you bought the game you probably wouldn't have this problem :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 08:06 PM

The crack he's referring to is almost certainly a no-cd crack, an exe replacement that anyone can benefit from.

Shocking as it may be, some people would rather not have to hunt down a dvd every time they want to play a game of...really anything, considering how popular this form of security has become. Of course, at the end of the day, the pirates find their way around it, and it's the paying customer who suffers for it. ;D

Also, the reason the game won't run on either of their computers is because the AMD Athlon XP line of processors lacked SSE2, a protocol that GH3 requires.

You're going to need a new desktop/laptop to run this game.

Considering the premium you have to pay for any sort of actually viable graphics processor in a laptop, and I believe the desktop is your best bet.

Have a nice day ;D.

-Mrow




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