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Pulsus
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Brazil


31 Posts

Posted - 12/04/2005 :  23:22:35  Show Profile  Visit Pulsus's Homepage  Send Pulsus an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
thanks,

i will make a try.. =)

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Pulsus

Athlon XP-M 2500+ @ 2312 - 1,65Vcore - Aircooled
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Micron 512MB Pc133 SDRAM @ 3,55V
Voodoo 5 5500 64MB AGP
Sound Blaster Live Value
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Sansung Syncmaster 750s 17"
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SuperFurryFurryThing
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386 Posts

Posted - 16/04/2005 :  13:46:53  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The Alpha 27 is available for testing. I have tried to fix the problems introduced in the Alpha 26. I have also tried to fix the Blurry texture problem in the FS. Can whoever tested Vietcong fist alpha try testing the game in Single chip mode.

SFFT
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Nightbird
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Posted - 16/04/2005 :  13:49:58  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
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FBS
Initiate

Canada
80 Posts

Posted - 16/04/2005 :  14:50:35  Show Profile  Visit FBS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
SFFT No news is good news. I am still testing the SFFT27 drivers and so far they work very well
performance is good even with 4 sample AA (I wish my kneeboard would diplay so that I can play with those settings)
no BSOD since the drivers have been installed.
best of all the blurred textures a fixed
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ps47
Skilled

Slovakia
1463 Posts

Posted - 17/04/2005 :  01:35:36  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
..btw,how do I install the driver correctly-should I run install.exe or load the driver via device manager?

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables
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SuperFurryFurryThing
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386 Posts

Posted - 17/04/2005 :  01:45:26  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The best bet for installation is via device manager.

SFFT
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benna
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Italy
376 Posts

Posted - 17/04/2005 :  10:36:35  Show Profile  Visit benna's Homepage  Reply with Quote
can I install sfft drivers via "driver setup.exe" file contained in the amigamerlin 3.1 (overwriting 3dfxvs.dll and 3dfxvsm.sys)?

my PC:
AMD Athlon64 3200+ - ASUS K8V-Deluxe - 1GB DDR400 - 3DFX Voodoo 5 5500 PCI

3DAnalyze user guide http://www.3dfxzone.it/dir/articles/template.php?id=5
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Pulsus
Novice

Brazil


31 Posts

Posted - 17/04/2005 :  17:05:09  Show Profile  Visit Pulsus's Homepage  Send Pulsus an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
@ benna

i tested the timedemo and have the almost the same result that you have, but with 2xAA i have some slowdown (17 fps) in some places of the map......

@SFFT

i have a question, why the voodoo 5 under WinXP have a poor performance with games that have a big map (lige the open maps in America's Army or the maps in Simcity 4), i don't think it's a memory amount problem, it's that a driver issue???

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Athlon XP-M 2500+ @ 2312 - 1,65Vcore - Aircooled
Asus A7V133
Micron 512MB Pc133 SDRAM @ 3,55V
Voodoo 5 5500 64MB AGP
Sound Blaster Live Value
40GB Seagate 7200RPM
16x/48x/24x/48x LG Combo
Sansung Syncmaster 750s 17"
Seventeam 350W PS
Huge AVC 12cm fan
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agrelaphon
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Greece


164 Posts

Posted - 17/04/2005 :  19:06:29  Show Profile  Visit agrelaphon's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, I did some (synthetic) benchmarks with V3 - alpha27 and showed a slight speed decrese vs. alpha26, rest ok
ciao
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ggab
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Argentina


294 Posts

Posted - 17/04/2005 :  22:06:22  Show Profile  Visit ggab's Homepage  Send ggab an ICQ Message  Click to see ggab's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
ZSNES (1.4x)
i have major slowdown when the video mode is set to any fullscreen resolution, and With/without triple buffering enabled...
//with AM3.0 i remember everything is fullspeed

MAME 32 (FX, Plus...)
i have major slowdown when the video mode is set Direct Draw, any fullscreen resolution BUT only With triple buffering enabled... (without triple buf, full speed, but it is not smooth at all...)
with D3D & triple buffering enabled, none game starts (back to destop)
//this happens with AM3.0 too...

specs: amd2100+, 512ddr280, v4500, sp2
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FBS
Initiate

Canada
80 Posts

Posted - 18/04/2005 :  03:25:42  Show Profile  Visit FBS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ok I found a problem. After playing my flight sim for two hours, I changed views many times but In changing the view I got a BSOD.
Stp 0x0000001E (0X00000005, 0XF2F3AE95, 0X00000000, 0X238C4044)
KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED address F2F3AE95 base at F2EF1000 date stamp 425cla12 3dfxvs.dll

Is this cause because there was a memory problem?

Edited by - FBS on 18/04/2005 03:26:58
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algeeba
Novice

17 Posts

Posted - 18/04/2005 :  19:22:45  Show Profile  Visit algeeba's Homepage  Reply with Quote
SFFT,

Tested Vietcong and Fist Alpha with SFFT Alpha 27 in single-chip mode and the freezing continues. In the Vietcong level "Outpost" the game freezes towards the end of the level where you defend the outpost. In the first Fist Alpha level the game also froze.

What I did notice is that it froze faster in these levels and that the frames per second dropped quite a bit in Fist Alpha as compared to before.

I did upgrade my card to a 9800 pro last week and it solved, naturally, all my problems with Vietcong and Half-Life 2. I will test your drivers on Vietcong and Fist Alpha if you specifically say that there might be a fix.

Thanks.

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Athlon XP-M 2500+ @ 2.3 GHZ
ABIT NF7-S Rev 2.0
512 MB Crucial memory
Win98 SE w/W2K dual boot
Directx 9.0b
Aureal Vortex 2 PCI sound card
Powercolor 9800 Pro 128
(Ex-Voodoo5 5500 PCI-5.5ns)
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SuperFurryFurryThing
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386 Posts

Posted - 18/04/2005 :  19:37:19  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
algeeba, thanks for the test. I have seen the driver freeze in Fist Alpha on the first mession, but only when running in fastest mode, I have tested it in Single chip and I havn't had a freeze yet. I was running in 3 tile mode when testing. Could you try a test of HalfLife 2 to see it is faster, it might be quite a bit faster than the alpha 23.

SFFT
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SuperFurryFurryThing
Average

386 Posts

Posted - 19/04/2005 :  00:42:54  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
FBS the BSOD doesn't tell me a lot. Are you saying that you had a memory error when running the FlightSim.

SFFT
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FBS
Initiate

Canada
80 Posts

Posted - 19/04/2005 :  01:50:54  Show Profile  Visit FBS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No memory error, it just seems funny to run well all week. Then when I stressed to game with a long continuous operation, the PC died on me. It is not fun playing for two hours and when you are about to finish you loose everything.
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