My friend and I both experienced immediate hard lock ups with RTCW-MP and ET with the 52.xx and 53.xx series of nVidia driver sets in Windows XP. Went back to the 45.23's and both games returned to normal operation. Driver problem or game problem? I intend to report this to both vendors. Have not experienced any problems with any other games in D3D or OGL with the 5x.xx driver sets.
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