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r21vo
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Latvia


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Posted - 02/04/2005 :  00:34:22  Show Profile  Visit r21vo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Nightbird

thks
road reflection, hum
is it possible to disable it in a config. file (if existing) ?


of course, the game has advanced settings dialog where you can enable/disable any of features. graphics quality modes is just a simple replacement of those options for people who doesn't know anything about them ;)


3dfx tricks, tests and wallpapers

3dfx.rule.lv
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SuperFurryFurryThing
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Posted - 02/04/2005 :  01:16:08  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
To FBS I think that the problem with the 32 bit textures is that you are simply running out of memory on the card. You are getting round this problem by converting to DXTn, I think that converting to 16 bit may be a better alternative. I accept that in windowed mode the memory usage is different and the problem may be more acute.

SFFT
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FBS
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Canada
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Posted - 02/04/2005 :  03:15:19  Show Profile  Visit FBS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Besides changing to 16 bit any other recommendations to how I can improve the memory? or is this the limitations to this card?
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FBS
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Canada
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Posted - 02/04/2005 :  03:58:21  Show Profile  Visit FBS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Also I want to add that I chacked testures files and they show mixed formats. There are over 3000 rextures this would take a long time to check and convert to 16 bit
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FBS
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Canada
80 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2005 :  06:14:06  Show Profile  Visit FBS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Also I have been having PC crashes with the SFFT26.
Just a few minutes ago I got
Stop 0X0000001E (0XC0000005, 0XBB7DD6F8, 0X00000000, 0X17CBCD84)
Address BB7DD6f8 base at bb794000, Date stamp 424849ab-3dfxvs.dll
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SuperFurryFurryThing
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Posted - 02/04/2005 :  22:08:15  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The only thing that you can do to free up texture memory, is to reduce the screen resolution or colour depth, and to run in 3 tile mode rather than 4 tile mode.

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roflkopp
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Posted - 02/04/2005 :  23:33:38  Show Profile  Visit roflkopp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Strange things happening with Trackmania Sunrise Demo: Suddenly some textures are disappearing, but only until i hit the brake. Then they are all back again. If step from the brake, they are disappearing again.

BTW: Is it possible to enhance the drivers in a way which makes it possible to force texturcompression and 16bit rendering under d3d?

(for saving memory, the biggest bottleneck of da voodoo)



Some Benchmarks
Serious Sam : Second Encounter
the grand cathedral, Max Detail - 3DC-Script

1024x768x22 @175/175

WickedGL:         44,8 fps
Mesa FX 6.3.0.1:  35,8 fps
SFFT Alpha25 D3d: 32,6 fps

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WickedGL:

1024x768x22

@ 166/166: 44,0 fps
@ 185/185: 45,6 fps

1024x768x32

@ 166/166: 32,3 fps
@ 185/185: 35,4 fps

1280x1024x22
@ 185/185: 36,8 fps

is the CPU really the bottleneck in 22bit?

Tbred @ 200x12 = 2400 MHz, Voodoo5, SFFT Alpha25.

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GF2 GTS comparision:

1024x768x32

@ 200/183: 45,2 fps
@ 240/213: 53,0 fps

1600x1200x32

@ 200/183: 16,3 fps
@ 240/213: 18,7 fps

Tbred @ ~218x11 = 2392 MHz, GeForce2 GTS 32MB, FW 71.84
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unknownusermx
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Mexico
67 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2005 :  23:05:01  Show Profile  Visit unknownusermx's Homepage  Click to see unknownusermx's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Just a quickly reply for the Alpha 26

1.- Empire Earth 1 doesn't work good, I get some strange words.. If u change the image (for example in menus), the previous text still on the screen.... well, a pic will be better right?... Here is:

Image Insert:

138.25 KB

and..

2.- SWAT 4 looks worst than the previous pictures (using Alpha23).. also the game run slower....

SaLuDoS

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SuperFurryFurryThing
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Posted - 05/04/2005 :  23:31:28  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Can you test what version introduced the problem, if it was ok in the Alpha 23 and broken by the Alpha 26. What was the behaviour under the Alpha 24 and Alpha 25.

SFFT
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unknownusermx
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Mexico
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Posted - 06/04/2005 :  00:12:22  Show Profile  Visit unknownusermx's Homepage  Click to see unknownusermx's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Alpha 24 & 25 works great. The problem with EE is gone.... Only with 26 happen it

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SuperFurryFurryThing
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Posted - 06/04/2005 :  19:23:13  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
unknownusermmx how did SWAT 4 look under the Alpha 24 and Alpha 25.

SFFT
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unknownusermx
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Mexico
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Posted - 08/04/2005 :  05:56:14  Show Profile  Visit unknownusermx's Homepage  Click to see unknownusermx's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
At this point, I only had tested with Alpha 25 & 26, I'm getting more graphical corruption, compared with alpha23... Probably with Alpha23 just was a little moment of lucky?... I don't know... when I get som free time, I'll try with Alpha24....

Here is a couple os screen shots with alpha 25, and a ZIP download with 6 Screen Shots...

ZIP FILE:
http://www.iespana.es/serchmx/Swat/swat4_a25.zip





SaLuDoS

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Edited by - unknownusermx on 08/04/2005 05:57:01
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ggab
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Argentina


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Posted - 08/04/2005 :  10:34:22  Show Profile  Visit ggab's Homepage  Send ggab an ICQ Message  Click to see ggab's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
i'm very happy with alpha 26

last version i've tested (with worse luck) was a23...

but now, everything is more stable as ever, great release!

XXVI rocks!


PS: i got only 1 BSOD:

PAGE_fault_nonpaged_area
Stop 0x00000050 (0xc2b3011c, 0x0, 0xbfa07b4a, 0x0)
Address adbfa07b4a base at bf9d3000, Date stamp 424849ab

when i was launching a game with a D3d9 video plugin for a Nintendo64 Emulator, if i set this plugin (Rice video v6.1) to a Low-end profile, who has:
* video card which can only do 1 combiner cycle or has 1 texture unit.
but if i choose another profile, it runs well:
Debug's log:
Max Anisotropy: 1
Cannot use Anti-Alias mode: 0
HAL (sw vp): 3dfx Voodoo 4 4500 AGP
Create The default DirectX Combiner, 2 stages
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FBS
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Canada
80 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2005 :  11:34:16  Show Profile  Visit FBS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was getting too many BSOD as mentioned, with the SFFT26

quote:
Stop 0X0000001E (0XC0000005, 0XBB7DD6F8, 0X00000000, 0X17CBCD84)
Address BB7DD6f8 base at bb794000, Date stamp 424849ab-3dfxvs.dll


I had to go back and install the SFFT25
with the SFFT25 I only got 2 BSOD
SFFT25 is more stable then the SFFT26
something was introduced before these two versions that causes this because version SFFT24 and lower was more stable.

Edited by - FBS on 08/04/2005 18:30:08
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SuperFurryFurryThing
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Posted - 08/04/2005 :  19:32:04  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have found a problem which may explain the fuzzy textures. I presume that this goes back to the Alpha 24 or 25.

SFFT
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