Video in certain games still jumpy

vbimport

#1

Okay, now I’m beginning to sound like a broken record but try to imagine how I feel.
I’ve just upgraded my Video card to the x800 pro, and added 512mb ram, to get rid of games problems, and part of the problem still isn’t solved.
Processor: 2.2 ghz amd
video card: radeon x800 pro agp
1.024 gig ram
200 gig hard drive - 180 gigs free
nec optiarc dvd dl rw
winxp pro sp2
etc. etc. etc. All most recent drivers, nothing running in background- yes, yes, not even antivirus software.

Yes, AREA 51 now runs beautifully, video and gameplay, even at 1440x900, but neither Deus Ex: Invisible War nor Stolen’s videos will run- properly, that is.

Yes I’ve tried the patches, either they won’t work or they don’t help.

According to my checks, these videos are on my hard drive- therefore I’ve already watched them all via RAD Tools- and they are all fine, not corrupted, etc.

The discs are in perfect condition.

My disc drive is new. WHAT ELSE CAN I CHECK?

I’ve tried working in Catalyst with SMARTGART. BIOS doesn’t seem to have a utility for it and all the settings are defaults at what seems recommended.

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. MAKE IT STOP DOING THIS! PuhhhLEEEEZE!


#2

What version of DirectX is installed on your machine?


#3

9.0c
When both applications asked to install their own versions, I said yes, figuring they’d find the newer version and work with it.
They both said the install worked right, no error messages.
???