I found the solution for this problem.
After all the replys i start messing around with laptops to try to find the cause of this. I have tested new laptops with nvidia and amd graphic cards.
The problem only occurs with Watchout Players. The Watchout Production runs with no problems.
So,first i thought it would be some incompability related with Windows 8.1 and Directx 9.
After googling and tested based on that i found no trouble with Directx 9 and Windows 8.1, but when i cross referenced what Jonas said about the error might be base on the Intel Integrated Graphics, it all started to make sense.
The new graphic cards are based on a hibrid system to optimise the batery life:
- AMD Enduro
- ATI Optimus
This as both of the brands say will work seamless as you operate with your laptop, switching between the Intel Integrated Graphics and your graphic card as you switch between programs.
And this is our cause of the problem.
Both AMD and ATI software doesnt recognizes Watchout Display as a high gpu program, so by default when you lauch the program it will run base on the Intel Integrated Graphics...
To resolve this problem you have to go to the graphic card control panel and in the 3d options you have to force it to run with the graphic card that your laptop is equipped.
In some versions you cant tell your graphic card to run "all" programs like this, so the best practice is to force it to run Watchout with the graphic card. You can achieve that in the same menu by browsing your hard drive for Watchout and selecting it.
As far as i can tell, theres is no switch on or off for this function.
I will update a couple of print screens guiding of the process on next monday.
I Hope that this can help some of you in the future.
One sugestion for this:
- Can Dataton comunicate with Amd and Nvidia with this problem and ask then to insert Watchout into there list of programs that need their graphic card active as it happens with video games and other programs ?