Well, so much for logging into LOTRO for the free weekend. It seems that the game and my new ATI 4870 are not friends.
When the game loads up, it resets my desktop to 640x480.
DirectX 10 features in Vista lock up the whole system, and I must CTRL ALT DEL to get the game to shutdown.
(UPDATE: It seems the game will run with all features, but only in desktop mode and not full screen. Guess I will have to see how long I can endure that. Found several forum posts out there also about the 4870 model I have and LOTRO not working correctly due to AA issues, but no fix mentioned...)
(Update 2 : More data appeared on the LOTRO forums about a driver issue. It is a back and forth with the developer and ATI techs it seems. Supposedly the end of October to fix their problem..)
I have Devil May Cry 4, Call of Duty 4 all working in DX10, but thanks to Turbine's half ass implementation, I am relegated to DX9 at 1280x1024.
This really sucks when my card can run Age of Conan at 1920x1200 full blast
I got into LOTRO at one point and as I started to move the stuttering was horrendous.
Then it locked up.
So far two mediocre games fully not liking my brand new video card.
I think I will play with games which have forward looking engines from now on (or at least games that have GOOD engines *Cough...Guild Wars...Cough*.)
(PS: If anyone is wondering, I have already run a test on the video card, with several tools, and it comes up with zero errors...same for memory and CPU...so, needless to say..Not impressed with Vanguard or LOTRO...STILL!.../delete)