Visual & Sound Issues

Visual & Sound Issues

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I was trying out a few games last night and many didn't seem to run correctly and after playing with the F12 emulator settings couldn't fix the issue.

I'll use Cannon Fodder and Lemmings as examples.

My laptop (Sony VAIO) is running Windows 7 and has 1280x800 resolution due to its age - I assume this is fine for games anyhow ;)

I load up Cannon Fodder/Lemmings and the first thing I notice is how the game has been shrunk to a small area in the top left corner (approx 1/4 the size of my entire screen area). The second thing I notice....well 'hear' is the sound - its very distorted and making squelching sounds.

I assume there are setting that need tweaking but can anyone tell me what will probably fix the issue?

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Another game (e.g. It Came from the Desert) ran perfectly - sound was clear (without any distortion) and the game filled my entire screen.

Thanks for any responses.

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Re: Visual & Sound Issues

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Do you have installed DirectX 9 ?
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Re: Visual & Sound Issues

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Unfortunately I'm at work (currently using my company PC) so I don't know at the moment.

My personal laptop is at home so I'll have a look tonight. What do you recommend?

Thanks :)


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I've just ran dxdiag.exe on my work computer (currently running DirectX 11). The games appear ok on this PC so maybe my laptop needs updating to DX11?
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Re: Visual & Sound Issues

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I have installed DX_11 on my laptop and without DX9 i haved same problems in few games. So i suggest install DX9.
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Thanks for the advice roki76 - I'll try that out tonight ;)

Is it possible to have multiple versions of DX installed?
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Yes, i have both versions of DX (9 and 11) and older games works better. :)
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Excellent, I'll give it a try tonight and let you know if it works :ok1:

-- 06 Jun 2014, 09:23 --

Just an update...downloading DX9 didn't do anything to fix the issue.

The only way I could get the screen to go full size was to switch from 'Fullscreen' to 'Full-Window'.

The sound remained broken and the only way to get it working 'almost' perfectly was to switch it to 'mono'.

Are these common issues?

I'll be honest, its been 20 years since I owned my A500 so I can't remember if the games were sound recorded in mono or stereo?
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Re: Visual & Sound Issues

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Question is: Which installer of DX you use, online or offline ?

Offline installer not installing directly DX (online installer do it ;) ), you must install it from dedicated folder (after unpacking from main installer) . It's created on main installation ;)

P.S. You may try in F12 menu select Extras, and manually set Direct3D to "Enable"
P.S 2. Sorry for my English, i know is poor :D
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Hi again roki,

This is where I downloaded it from and installed - its an online update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download ... x?id=34429

I'll also try F12 'Extras' tonight and see if that helps :ok1:
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Ok. For me you still not updating DX. If there you have effect from f12, try from this link:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download ... aspx?id=35

This is DX9 for Win Vista/7/8.
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Roger that roki! :ok1:

Thanks again, I'll use the link you posted and let you know how it goes :)
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Ok. I'll be waiting ;)
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