Freelancer will run the intro screens ok but when the main menu screen appears it freezes the display and I loose all the functions of the keyboard and mouse. I have to re-boot to gain control of the computer. I have updated to the latest keyboard and mouse drivers (Logitech Cordless Optical) I have installed (I think) DirectX 9 which unzips itself into a 'Temp' folder without any 'exe' files. The game asks for DirectX 9 by the way. How can I verify which DirectX version I am running? On searching the registry I find entries for DirectX 8 also for DirectX 6 ??? My computer main specs are:- P4 2.8GHz CPU 512MB 2700 DDR memory ATI Radeon 9700 pro graphics card Windows XP + SP1 O.S.
i assume you know how to run direct X? (start>run type 'dxdiag) it should tell you in there. most games nowadays come with direct X version needed to run them on the game CD, so try looking on there. if not, specfiy a directory to unzip the file to.
Thank you all for the DirectX info. Yes, I do have DirectX 9 running on my machine. However, Freelancer will still not get past the menu screen, the display freezes and keyboard and mouse are disabled. The sound carries on ok. Any ideas please?