Space Empires V

Space Empires V

Claes Sep 7, 2012 @ 12:37am
Help! Game flashes intermittently
After the game is running it flashes the screen intermittently making it impossible to play. Has anyone else seen this and is there a fix or workaround?
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maheusz Sep 7, 2012 @ 1:53am 
Why no one uses google? -_-'...

There seems to be a bit of workaround, but it depends on windows type, hardware config, etc. Somewhere in the link I posted are few pieces of advice about flashing screen. Hope it helps.
pango Nov 29, 2012 @ 6:27pm 
I too have the flashing screen and nothing I have found seems to help except running in a window. Even then the UI is painfully sluggish and I get crashes due to access violation in some dll or other.

edit: found some advice bizarrely that fixed the flashing in full screen mode: exiting task manager. Bizarre. Game still runs at 15 fps or worse though. I can't be bothered with it. Waste of money.

edit2: still flashes sometimes even with the no task manager "fix". getting 5 frames per second with dialogs up. Painful.

AND IT'S SUCH A GREAT GAME. It's so annoying it doesn't run well enough to put up with.
Last edited by pango; Dec 21, 2012 @ 10:39pm
Robik Jun 13, 2013 @ 1:32am 
Originally posted by Samm81:

Hey, is this some kind of joke? I checked the link you provided...

"7. White flashing during the game."

"This is caused by old video drivers that are not compliant with DirectX 8 or DirectX 9. You should download and install the latest drivers for your video card."

With such outdated advices, their troubleshooting FAQ is worthless.
a white full screen flashing?
Claes Jul 2, 2013 @ 1:47am 
Originally posted by s.geer:
a white full screen flashing?
Yes, I fixed it using the information in the first reply.
Pesto Cat Jul 3, 2013 @ 8:49am 
When I searched online a while back they said to turn off clear type text in the windows settings. That solved all my problems right there.
sasquatc4 Jul 14, 2013 @ 1:40pm 
Anyone have a list of the fixes from that thread? Dont feel like reading through all of it and picking and choosing as I hit them in the thread. I already tried safe video memory and that didnt help, did specify to use display1 of 2 and that forced it into windowed mode even though it was set to 1920, that removed the flashing but now its in a fairly small window
Last edited by sasquatc4; Jul 14, 2013 @ 1:42pm
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