Characters don't appear

Father Xmas



Hey friends, I have a problem...when I load the game everything works for me besides my characters appering.

While making my character I can't see the size or costume, and when in the game it's like I'm invisble though my powers will show.....whats going on lol

Anyway here are my specs, peace

---System information gathered by CoH Helper version
DxDiag gathered at December 12, 2010 14:00 (-08:00)
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: Presario V2000 (EH463UA#ABA)
BIOS: 7Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Central Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-28, ~1.6GHz
Memory: 1024MB
.Net Memory Report: 162MB out of 894MB available
Page File: 1070MB (848MB currently in use)
C Drive: (ST9808210A ATA Device) 48449MB out of 76308MB (63%) free
Windows directory location: C:\Windows
DirectX: DirectX 11
DirectX Diag version: 6.01.7600.16385 (32-bit version)
Display Notes: No problems found.
Sound Notes: No problems found.
Input Notes: No problems found.
Monitor's Max Resolution: (blank)
Manufacturer / Chip: ATI Technologies Inc. / ATI Radeon Xpress Series (0x5955)
Video Memory: 319 MB
Driver Version: 8.561.0.0
Driver Date: 12/1/2008 5:29:34 PM
Driver Language: English
Sound Device Description: Speakers (Conexant AC-Link Audio)
Driver File: camc6aud.sys
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.0575
Driver Date: 4/20/2005 2:45:48 PM

WMI Information
Motherboard Manufacturer: Quanta
Motherboard Model: (empty)
Motherboard Product: 3093
Motherboard Version: 47.0D
BIOS Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
BIOS Name: 7Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
BIOS Version: HP - 20040804
BIOS Release: 20050804000000.000000+000

Registry Information for Current User
Resolution: 1024x768
3D Resolution: 1024x768 (Not using renderscale)
Full Screen: Yes
Maximized: No
Screen Position: 0, 0
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Vertical Sync Enabled: Yes

Physics Quality: Medium
Maximum Particles: 50000
Max Particle Fill? 10.000
Physics Card Enabled: No

Anti-aliasing: Off
Anisotropic Filtering: 4x
Texture LOD Bias: Smooth
Water Effects: Medium quality
Bloom: 1.000 (turned on)
Depth of Field Enabled: Yes
Desaturation Effects (Sepia) Enabled: Yes
Shader Detail: Medium?

World Texture Level: Low
Character Texture Level: Medium
World Detail Level (Vis_Scale): 1.000
Entity Detail Level: 1.000
Shadows Enabled: No
Shadow Mode: Stencil shadows
Shadow Map Shader: Unknown (0)
Environmental Reflections: Disabled
Advanced Occlusion Settings: No
Ambient Occlusion: Off
Occlusion Strength: Off
Blur: Bilateral
Ambient Resolution: Performance

Gamma Correction: 1.000
Geometry Buffers (VBOs) Enabled: Yes
Suppression of FX When Camera Close Enabled: No
Close Suppression Range: 3.000
Show Advertisements: Yes
Audio Mode: Performance
3D Audio: No
FX Sound Volume: 1.000
Music Sound Volume: 0.600
Show Advanced Graphics Options: No
Overall Graphics Quality: 0.500
Reverse Mouse Buttons: No
Save Login Username: Yes
Transfer Rate: Unknown bytes/second
Current Game Version: 1900.201011102104.11
Installation Directory: C:\Program Files\City of Heroes
Mod files in the Data directory
No modifications found



My guess is, it is caused by your graphic chip not being powerful enough (or the drivers not supporting it).
Have you tried starting the game in "safe mode"?
It is activated by a little check box before you log in, next to the "I agree" button. That will put your graphic settings to a minimum. If that works you can steadily try to increase the graphic settings.

You can also try to change your game client by adding " -usetexenvcombine", i.e. change it to:
"C:\Games\City Of Heroes\CohUpdater.exe" -usetexenvcombine
It will use a simpler rendering path.



I would say ancient driver. But being an older laptop you may not find a proper driver at AMD's site and HP likely gave up updating it years ago. Need someone who is more verse in modding desktop ATI drivers for laptops.

Also upgrading to Windows 7 may not have been a smart thing to do on such an old system, doesn't look like HP officially supports (more like doesn't bother) Windows 7 on that laptop.

The suggestion from panthera should help.

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Hey, Thanks guys! I had a feeling it was because my computer is older than time itself...I'm getting a new one for school soon so I’ll just practice some patience! Thanks anyways! Btw would you know of any good mid range computers that are fantastic at MMORPG’s? I’m not sure what to get lol! Peace