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m14radu
Average

Romania
447 Posts

Posted - 16/03/2008 :  16:41:42  Show Profile  Visit m14radu's Homepage  Send m14radu a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The games was made only for Vista, but there is a Halo2 version for XP !
I managed to start it on my main sistem, under XP.
The graphics is the same as used in Halo 1.

Br.
Radu.

Follow your dreams !
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Rolo01
Experienced

Germany


508 Posts

Posted - 17/03/2008 :  20:51:33  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have some serious problems with Alpha 58, I cannot start a single 3D application !
Battle for Middle Earth shows this error :
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GTA:Vice City shows this :
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23.25 KB

At least GTA:Vice City starts, but the main menu looks like this :
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27.65 KB

Even Glide does not work.
What is very strange is that I cannot even play videos, I tried mpegs and avis, but there is no picture, just sound.
With Alpha 57 and before there were no problems at all.

Test system is as usual Pentium4-EE-3400, Asus P4C800E-dlx, Voodoo4 AGP and WinXP SP1.

Edited by - Rolo01 on 19/03/2008 09:40:21
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Rolo01
Experienced

Germany


508 Posts

Posted - 17/03/2008 :  20:56:56  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Gothic 1 crashes with the following error :
======================================= UNHANDLED EXCEPTION OCCURED ======================================================
======================================= CRASH INFOS: =====================================================================
GOTHIC 1.08j, Parser Version: 50
User: Rolo, CPUType: 586, Mem: 1023 MB total, 650 MB free
Startup Options:
=============================================== CALLSTACK : ==============================================================
001B:005DD754 (0x0A634034 0x007F66DC 0x01F54F14 0x08E201CC) GOTHIC.EXE, zCTexture::LoadAndConvertInternal()+196 byte(s), D:\dev\Gothic\current_work\ZenGin\_Dieter\zTexture.cpp, line 1185+28 byte(s)
001B:00566169 (0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000) GOTHIC.EXE, zCMesh::LoadMSH()+2025 byte(s), D:\dev\Gothic\current_work\ZenGin\_Dieter\zMesh.cpp, line 2908
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kalte
Novice

Chile


46 Posts

Posted - 17/03/2008 :  23:00:41  Show Profile  Visit kalte's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I can play mpeg's and divx videos without problems with driver 58 and a Voodoo3 2000 PCI. Also I can play Unreal and WC3, but I don't have any glide game to test. Maybe Rolo01 got a bad installation of the driver, you could try to uninstall and install everything again.

DFI Infinity nForce4 UltraII M2 || Athlon 64 X2 5000 || 2GB RAM (2x1024) DDR2 || HDD 40GB || LG DVD Writer || Voodoo3 2000 PCI @ V3 3000
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Rolo01
Experienced

Germany


508 Posts

Posted - 18/03/2008 :  09:38:07  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I uninstalled Alpha 58, tested Alpha 57 again ( was fine ) and re-installed Alpha 58 with the same bad result.
I will try downloading it again from a different source.
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kiith
Novice

9 Posts

Posted - 18/03/2008 :  19:17:01  Show Profile  Visit kiith's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kalte

Hi, I tried to install SFFT Tools, but after installing it doesn't appears neither on Start Menu or Control Panel. Also it doesn't loads at Startup and if I start it manually from the .exe it doesn't show any info about my card.

I tried to use SetTile to see if with that I could use WarCraft III at higher resolutions but when clicking them nothing happens.

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I can't use C:\Program Files\Sfft\SetupSFFTTools\Configurator.exe
I must use C:\Program Files\Sfft\SetupSFFTTools\IconMgr.exe
then clik icon from systray to do config
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kiith
Novice

9 Posts

Posted - 18/03/2008 :  20:13:16  Show Profile  Visit kiith's Homepage  Reply with Quote
O my god
Alpha 58 I can't play any video any game with voodoo5 5500 pci
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Glide
Web Admin

Napoli


26583 Posts

Posted - 18/03/2008 :  22:00:01  Show Profile  Visit Glide's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For Users experiencing compatibility issues with latest SFFT Alpha 58 driver:

Please post your hardware and software configuration, including motherboard, processor(s), and video card(s) as well as OS and games used. Then you can make a rollback installing SFFT Alpha 57 Driver, and wait so next Alpha release.

However, thanks a lot for your reports: compatibility of SFFT driver grows by it.

Bye bye

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deAtog
Novice

1 Posts

Posted - 19/03/2008 :  05:18:21  Show Profile  Visit deAtog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
With the latest SFFT Alpha 58 driver, the NeHe demo obtained from http://nehe.gamedev.net/data/projects/project.asp?project=dolphin crashes upon start up. The demo runs using the default Windows XP driver but without hardware acceleration. I have observed smooth performance with other 3rd party drivers but they have shown to be unstable. As a developer, I'm willing to aid in development despite my lack of experience with Windows WDM drivers. Below is the hardware configuration of my computer with the Voodoo 3 card.
Windows XP SP2
2 x 533mhz Intel Celeron processors
Abit BP6 Motherboard
256MB Ram
Direct X 9.0c
Voodoo 3 3000
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kalte
Novice

Chile


46 Posts

Posted - 20/03/2008 :  12:05:07  Show Profile  Visit kalte's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, I've run the NeHe demo too, and it also crashes on my computer, but if I copy opengl32 from MesaFX the demo runs fine.

Yesterday I found this page http://3dfxbios.stantoworld.co.uk/ and there says they have 3dfx BIOS and driver source code, maybe that can be useful.

DFI Infinity nForce4 UltraII M2 || Athlon 64 X2 5000 || 2GB RAM (2x1024) DDR2 || HDD 40GB || LG DVD Writer || Voodoo3 2000 PCI @ V3 3000
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Rolo01
Experienced

Germany


508 Posts

Posted - 20/03/2008 :  19:55:12  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OK, I did some more testing.
It seems that the errors described above are related to the P4 system.
I installed Alpha 58 on my AMD rig and it runs fine ( Athlon XP-M, Epox 8K3A+, 1 GB Ram, Voodoo4 AGP ). Divx videos work and even Ankh:Heart of Osiris is playable again.
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Xasd
Initiate

Spain


68 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  09:57:05  Show Profile  Visit Xasd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have the same problem with Alpha58. I can't play videos and when I start 3DMark or any other game it fails.

I have uninstalled Alpha 58 and installed Alpha 57 and all is ok.

Specs:
WinXP Pro SP2
Pentium 4 3Ghz
Asrock P4Dual-880Pro
2 Gb RAM
ATI Radeon 9600 XT (I uninstalled it to test Alpha58)
Voodoo 5 PCI
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Raff3DC
Average

Germany


348 Posts

Posted - 22/03/2008 :  19:48:39  Show Profile  Visit Raff3DC's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Whoa! SFFT ftw! Alpha 58 makes another step towards killing the V5 6000's SLI f*ckup. I've tested Max Payne and the 3DMark2000 – 1600x1200 runs fine in 32 Bit mode! Can anybody verify that?

€dit: The sky in Need for Speed Most Wanted is fixed too. I don't know since which driver version, but: excellent work again!

Greetings from Germany,
Raff

The biggest Voodoo5 6000 test ever: http://3dcenter.de/artikel/voodoo5-6000/

Edited by - Raff3DC on 23/03/2008 14:34:39
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kalte
Novice

Chile


46 Posts

Posted - 28/03/2008 :  16:12:05  Show Profile  Visit kalte's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi!! I installed Alpha 59 and tested it a little. WarCraft III now supports resolutions un to 1280x1024x16, but the game runs a little slow at that resolution with high details (I tought it would be unplayable at that resolution with just a Voodoo3). Unreal Tournament 99 doesn't run in full screen and is slower than before, it's unplayable (with Alpha 57 run at very high FPS). Video playing works okey, DVD playback works right also. Heroes III still works okey.

I got a used GF7300GS for 10USD some days ago and I can't use both cards because windows says that the driver was designed for an older version of windows and it is no longer compatible with Windows XP. I'm not sure wich driver is causing the problem, because i'm using Forceware 174.70 beta.

Like in previous versions, widescreen resolutions must be added with PowerStrip.

The Dolphin demo from NeHe still doesn't works with just the driver. Is it possible to add MesaFX to the driver and the file to be stored inside the system32 directory instead to be added manually to the program working directory?

Thanks for the hard work!! I'll be waiting for the next release!

EDIT: I compared CPU usage using the V3 and GF7300, the V3 uses around 17-20% and the 7300 uses 5%-8%, as I know both have MPEG-2 hardware acceleration. Is this difference because the NVIDIA PureVideo, because the driver or is just that the V3 is less powerful?

I tried to install again SFFT Tools and now they work on my computer.

DFI Infinity nForce4 UltraII M2 || Athlon 64 X2 5000 || 2GB RAM (2x1024) DDR2 || HDD 40GB || LG DVD Writer || Voodoo3 2000 PCI @ V3 3000

Edited by - kalte on 28/03/2008 17:28:55
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ggab
Average

Argentina


294 Posts

Posted - 29/03/2008 :  01:19:38  Show Profile  Visit ggab's Homepage  Send ggab an ICQ Message  Click to see ggab's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
YES, Thanks for the hard work!!!

@kalte: gf7300 is not using acceleration if you do not install the purevideo add on...
which dvd decoder filter and program do u use?

GABRIEL
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