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Saboteur for PC Doesn’t Work With ATI Graphics

If you haven’t picked up a copy of The Saboteur for PC yet, you might want to check out which graphics card your computer uses. The official game boards for The Saboteur have been flooded with complaints about the game not working with ATI graphics cards. Absolutely won’t work. The issue appears to be affecting Windows XP, Vista, and 7 users with ATI 3K-5K series graphics cards.

The Saboteur is a third person action adventure game that follows Irish gent, Sean Devlin, in an open-world Nazi-infested WWII era. It was released on December 8th for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Direct2Drive even went as far as to post a warning:

Windows 7, Vista and XP users with ATI 3K, 4K and 5K series graphics cards may temporarily experience compatibility issues. Thank you for your patience while this issue is resolved.

According to an official post, a fix is being worked on, until then, they state:

We are currently digging into the issue at hand & are working as fast as possible to find a solution.

In some of our tests we have found one workaround that seems to allow users to run the game. Some have posted adjusting the affinity process via “Task Manager” but our fix truly puts the system in a 1 core mode and will allow you to run the game. Overall this is not a final fix, nor a perfectly stable fix, but it will allow you to run the game.

This work around is entirely base upon CPU processing power & will possibly only work for certain systems.

Steps to turn off cores: (For Windows 7)

1.) Open MSCONFIG (You can open it by entering MSCONFIG in the search bar)
2.) Select the “Boot” tab
3.) Click on “Advanced Options”
4.) Check “Number of Processors”
5.) Select “1” from dropdown menu
6.) Click “Apply”
7.) Restart machine

Steps to turn off cores: (For Windows Vista)

1.) Open MSCONFIG – Start> Run > Type MSCONFIG
2.) Select the “BOOT.INI” tab
3.) Click on “Advanced Options…”
4.) Select the check box for /NUMPROC= set it to 1 & click “OK”
5.) Click “Apply”
6.) Restart machine