hehe, back when WOTLK came out, i played the game about 45 min, then a black polygon impaled a npc and the game crashed 2-3 sec after. Restarted the game to see a beautiful and colorful login screen (textures were rendering in all kind of colors). After that I had to run windows in safe mode and even then, there were black doted lines on the screen.
Turned out my graphic card was burnt up, I was actually more mad at the fact that I had to wait 2 days to be able to play than the actual bill (=. Was it caused by the game? Might be, but this could happened with any games. If your car breaks, don't blame the road.
08/29/2012 02:21 PMtried cleaning the graphics card, and still nothing. its almost even worse as this time i got to the log in screen and clicked on system and it immediately crashed..
Posted by Jigsir
May I ask how you "cleaned" your graphic card? Electronic is very sensitive to static electricity, gotta use a duster or something alike.
And for everyone else that are still able to start their computer and get to windows, the new expansion doesn't support a wide range of old cards anymore. It would be nice if you provided more information on what kind of computer you are using. You know? simple stuff like cpu, graphic card, ram.
08/29/2012 01:52 PM
Posted by Okriñ
Just re install everything, or buy a new computer.
because everyone has at least $700 straight up, right there.
Don't expect a 700$ computer to last very long in term of performance. Especially if you bought a laptop. Even if blizzard's game don't require much juice, the recommended specs are usually good to run the game at medium settings and this could change depending on your setup. General stores like Best buy or Wall mart will sell you what cost less for them, go to a specialized store and pay 200-300$ more. As weird as it may sound, a 1000$ computer built for gaming will still be able to play latest games on highest settings 3 years later. Lower the price by 300$ and you have to cut off on expensive parts like graphic card or CPU. Paying 500$ for a gaming computer is like buying a horse and expect it to go as fast as a car.