posted April 15, 2001 05:52 PM
well keep in mind that the particle fire screen saver is a part of TM as well. i think most people probably have it turned off however and forget this (i kno i forgot til i read this ). but even so, maybe it is particle fire hes running?
the problem may be old OpenGL drivers or older voodoo drivers not allowing the menu graphics to slide in on the main screen. the text that should be on the main screen at program launch isnt just "normal text". its actually 3D objects that slide in and out. try updating both your OpenGL and VooDoo drivers.
could also be a bad install and the lwo files for the text just plain arent there, no text = nothing to click on. u could try reinstalling the game.
when the fireworks are running around if you click on the screen in different places do you get any sound anywhere?
at the initial game launch screen make sure that u r using the voodoo launch and not the openGL launch button. also try setting the default configuration to "Fast" just to tune things down and see if that helps any.
after opening the program (i believe default is full screen) once the fireworks start playing around hit F8. that will force the game from full screen down to a windowed application. it also makes the computer deal with things a bit differently and might make the text appear for you.
come to think of it wernt there voodoo issues with one of the older versions of TM? i dont recall now (i dont use voodoo). what version of TM do you have and is it a demo or the retail version? assuming that you have the retail 1.5 version downloading the 1.5.9 upgrade patch from www.treadmarks.com might help as well. or if you have the demo maybe its an older demo and you could try d loading a new demo from the same site.
none of that is really a technical fix but who knows, something there may help you out. and btw, i typed those in in no particular order, just the order they came to mind. dont think of it as a check list to try in order. good luck to ya!
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