Rift patches but stops at the character select screen and shows no characters.
I recently repaired my desktop system and am trying to get Rift to run on it.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor 3.20 GHZ
32-bit Windows 7
4 GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 6870 1 GB latest Catalyst and I have tried 10.12 (I noticed this wasn't in the supported cards list on this site, but have seen alternative sites that have benchmarked it in game.)
However, when I log in, the cinematic is either non-existent or flickery with bright pastel shades. After that, the game reaches the character select screen with the columns and the rift in the background and seems to run smoothly.
Unfortunately, the characters never appear and neither does the shard select menu. Also, there are no buttons. I tried to take a screen shot with the print screen button but it just pasted as a black image the same size of the resolution.
I have opened the ports mentioned across this site and have even tried some others mentioned on some forums and router configuration port sites. My port checker application indicates that there is no problem communicating outbound from these ports either.
In addition, I have tried running this as an administrator and have even reinstalled it on the Administrator user account when it was installed on my own seperate account already with Administrator privileges. I have tried the recover option in the patcher, and the reset all option in the settings. I have also set the privileges of the Rift folder for full access for the Administrator and my user account. Also, I've tried both windowed and full screen modes with the same results except windowed goes laggy when i resize it.
I'm basically out of options and have hunted on the internet for a couple days now. Please, I don't want to go back to playing on the laptop!
The Rift log shows that everything is working fine as well:
[INF][ENG] 21:43:08.180 Successfully connected to selection server at [220.127.116.11:6520]
[NOT][ENG] 21:43:08.180 Connected to character selection server (80% complete)
[NOT][ENG] 21:43:09.209 Sent protocol version (84% complete)
[NOT][ENG] 21:43:09.282 Sent protocol version (88% complete)
[NOT][ENG] 21:43:09.284 Requested select authentication (92% complete)
[INF][ENG] 21:43:09.339 Login request successful
[NOT][ENG] 21:43:09.339 Selection authentication accepted (96% complete)
[NOT][ENG] 21:43:09.340 Displaying character list (100% complete)
[INF][ENG] 21:43:09.461 Retrieve realm list request successful
I see neither the character list or the realm list.
I forgot to mention also that hardwaredetector.exe crashes during patching.
This is also happening to me game starts up with a bunch or weird colors then comes up to the character select without the character/shard selectors, also ran the repair tool and comes up with nothing hopefully we get some sort of fix tomorrow once business resumes.
Has anyone found any resolution to this problem? I bought Rift today and am experiencing the same issues: screen flickers for ~10 seconds before going to what I assume is character screen with columns and a rift in the background and then nothing happens.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
Bump every now and then I will also get the windows message saying "hardwaredetector.exe is not responding". Something tells me this problem has nothing to do with Dirextx but with something Trion did to the hardwaredetector.exe file in the latest patch.