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Dishonored - Graphices all messed up

  1. #1


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Dishonored - Graphices all messed up


    I got Dishonored Game of the year edition for Christmas and installed it on my desktop PC.

    MotherBoard - Asus M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Chipset - NVIDIA nForce 630a / GeForce 7025
    Processor - AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Ram - 8GB 4GB X 2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory
    Hard Drive - 1 TB WesternDigital SATA-300 Drive
    Video - NVIDIA Geforce GT 640 2 gig PCIe
    Monitor - 22" 16:9 1920 x 1080p LG E2242T-BN Flat Panel Main and 2 19" I-INC AG191D TFT Flat Panel
    Sound - VIA VT1708S Audio 8 channels Onboard
    Speakers - Logiteck R20 2 speakers plus sub woofer
    Optical Drive - HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2
    NIC - RTL8211CL-VB 10/100/1000 Mbps Onboard
    USB - 10 USB 2.0 ports (6 at mid-board, 4 at back panel)
    Keyboard - Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350
    Mouse - Logitech Wireless Trackball M570
    Case - Power Up Black ATX Mid Tower TC3J-4030 P
    Power Supply - Retail Plus 465 Watt ATX
    OS - Windows 8.1 Pro + MC 64 Bit

    Dishonored installed fine but when launched the screen is pretty much unreadable. It's like it went though a paper shredder and then each strip is skewed from the next. Some double images or echo's too. There are two mouse cursors on screen etc. I'm running Nvidia 331.82. I uninstalled those and let Windows default to the stock drivers, I think they were 331.21. That didn't make any difference so I reinstalled the 331.82. Still not playable. All other games including other steam games play fine. My main monitor the 22 1080P, is connected to the HDMI port of the GT640 though a HDMI to DVI adapter. The 2 19 inch screens are on the 2 DVI connectors.

    After that I installed the game on my Laptop.

    ASUS K75DE-BH01-CB

    Motherboard - ASUS K75 17.3" Laptop - Black (AMD A10-4600M / 750GB HDD / 8GB RAM / Windows 8)
    Chipset - AMD A70M
    Processor - AMD A10-4600M 2.3 GHZ Quad Core AMD Trinity
    Ram - 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHZ 2 x SO-DIMM
    Hard drive - 128 GB Crucial M4 SSD (OS) 256 GB Crucial M4 SSD (Data)
    Video - AMD Radeon® HD 7660G + 7670M with 1GB DDR3 VRAM
    Monitor - 17.3 Inch 16:9 HD Led backlit Display
    Sound Card - ASUS SonicMaster
    Speakers - Altec Lansing Speakers
    Optical Drive - Dual Layer DVD+/-RW
    NIC - 10/100/1000 Base T
    Wireless - Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
    USB - 2 x USB 2.0 port(s) and 2 x USB 3.0 port(s)
    Keyboard - Integrated
    Mouse - Touch Pad
    Power Supply - 19 V DC, 4.74 A, 90 W, 6Cells 4700 mAh 50 Whrs
    OS - Windows 8.1 Enterprise.

    I launched the game and the graphics were fine and I could navigate the setup menus. I haven't tried to actually play it yet as I would rather play it on my desktop. I did some Google searching but didn't find much. I didn't find anything on the Steam Forum either. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Update, it will play fine on the 19 inch 1280x1024 monitors. I did manage to set the resolution to 1920x1080 when it was running on my main monitor but it didn't help. It's almost impossible to navigate the setup menus with the screen messed up like it is. I'm going to keep playing with it, maybe I'll get lucky. At least its playable on my desktop now. My laptop was getting rather hot while playing it.
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  3. #3


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I don't know what's going on with your system as I just went into the game to see if I had any issues and I don't.

    Have you checked that your drivers are up to date?

    You might also check/update your DirectX files.

    Lastly you can "Verify Integrity of Game Cache" by right clicking the game and clicking properties.

    Click image for larger version

    You can see my system specs but I'm also running Windows 8.1

    Let me know.
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It runs fine if I play it on one of my 19 inch 120x1024 monitors, played a couple of hours last night. If I launch it on my main 1080P screen the graphics are all jumbled up. Plays fine on my laptops 1600x900 screen also. I tried rolling back the drivers and reinstalling the latest NVidia 331.82. DirectX is installed with the game. It may have something to do with my main monitor being fed by a mini HDMI to HDMI cable connected to an HDMI to DVI adapter. Its an LG 2242T, it shows up as generic PNP Monitor and I haven't been able to find an INF file for it. This is the only game/program to do this. I'm going to look though all the settings again latter on and maybe try setting the resolution etc on the 19 in monitor where I can read it and then switch it to the main screen. Thanks for the reply I'll post back again latter on.
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  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Fixed it. I dug out the CD that came with that monitor and found the driver files for it. Updated the driver and now its listed as LG E2242(Digital) instead of Generic PNP. I just launched the game and the screen is fine. Set the resolution to 1920x1080 and all is still good. I haven't got time to play right now but don't anticipate any problems when I do.
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  6. #6


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Glad to hear it. And yeah those monitor drivers can be tricky.

    Happy gaming.
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  7. #7


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I couldn't find the drivers online, not even on the LG site. I'm just glad I saved the CD. I'm a big fan of first person shooters and so far I'm liking this game.
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  8. #8


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    It really is a good game. And if you get both DLC's, it explains the game even better. It has great stealth ability and some good challenges and puzzles.

    Really great game.

    Peace
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  9. #9


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


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