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FBS
Initiate

Canada
80 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2005 :  12:20:08  Show Profile  Visit FBS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
SFFT I did not get a chance to recreate a BSOD with the SFFT27, I was busy last week and did not get the time to run the game long enough. A couple of days ago I loaded the SFFT28, this morning playing with the Flight Sim game I got a BSOD
Stop 0x0000001E (0X60000005, 0XBB7D6F7F, 0X00000000, 0X19EA1140)
KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED address BB7D6F7F base at BB78A000 date stamp 4270c700 3dfxvs.dll

Edited by - FBS on 04/05/2005 12:23:02
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Voodoo5
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Canada
157 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2005 :  15:39:31  Show Profile  Visit Voodoo5's Homepage  Reply with Quote
@SFFT,

- Triangle rendering's code changes for Voodoo4/5

This is an optimization ?, the driver should be faster ?

I have been using\testing the alpha 28 since its release date with no problems whatsoever in about half of the 40 or so d3d games on my system (I will try with the rest over the next few days).

* Mafia is running faster at 1024 x 768 X 32bit with the alpha 28

* Theres still a minor flickering effect (lighting ?) observed in GTA Vice City with the alpha 28.

Not sure if you would no, but I can run GTA Vise City at 1024 x 768 X 32bit at good fps but I have to be at 800 x 600 x 16bit to get good fps in GTA3, the older GTA3 is more demanding on the video card than the newer Vice City or this is some kind of driver issue ?

Keep up the fantastic work



Edited by - Voodoo5 on 07/05/2005 23:58:32
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SuperFurryFurryThing
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386 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2005 :  20:04:14  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
GTA3 runs faster in Single chip mode, as is has problems with SLI mode.

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FBS
Initiate

Canada
80 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2005 :  23:10:31  Show Profile  Visit FBS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
These are very good drivers. The textures display well without blur and with good performance. So far since the release of the SFFT28 two BSOD. The first happened and this info was recently posted and happened using flight sim in 2 sample AA mode. Today I got another when the video started to play in Windows Media Player, this occured with single chip. Unfortunatly I forgot to copy the BSOD data.
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r21vo
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Latvia


294 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2005 :  22:17:44  Show Profile  Visit r21vo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
just tested Final Fantasy VIII - seems all versions of SFFT drivers (tested 16. and 28.) lack 8-bit palettized texture support and that causes graphical errors (missing some textures).
Amigamerlin's 3.0 driver version works fine.


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ggab
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Argentina


294 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2005 :  07:31:12  Show Profile  Visit ggab's Homepage  Send ggab an ICQ Message  Click to see ggab's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by r21vo

just tested Final Fantasy VIII - seems all versions of SFFT drivers (tested 16. and 28.) lack 8-bit palettized texture support and that causes graphical errors (missing some textures).
Amigamerlin's 3.0 driver version works fine.


i love Final Fantasy 7 and 8 for PC.
i really hope u can fix it in a future
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mhanor
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26 Posts

Posted - 13/05/2005 :  20:02:38  Show Profile  Visit mhanor's Homepage  Send mhanor a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
there seems to be a issue with rendering 16 bit color depth images
i think that the process that is not working fine is called alpha blending
in OpenGL the transparent objects (smoke, etc.) are not smooth enough, there is a strage dot matrix effect; the driver settings were: 3d filter quality=high, alpha-blending=sharper, they were selected for a higher rendering quality (the famous post-filter)

the latest official 3dfx drivers (1.04.00 for w2k on a voodoo4 4500 agp) do not display this visual artifact

Edited by - mhanor on 13/05/2005 20:03:55
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mhanor
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26 Posts

Posted - 22/05/2005 :  20:26:57  Show Profile  Visit mhanor's Homepage  Send mhanor a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
a bsod occurs when trying to view a XviD video file with Media Player Classic 6.4.8.4
(http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/) and XviD 1.1.0 Beta 2 04042005 with YV12 output colourspace enforced from decoder's config utility (http://www.koepi.org/)

here's the info:
STOP 0x0000001E (0x00000005, 0xBB97B924, 0x00000000, 0x000005A0)
KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Address BB97B924, base at BB95A000, DateStamp 4270C700 - 3dfxvs.dll

I have been able to reproduce it every time with the software above, under Windows 2000 Professional SP4, fully updated on windowsupdate, DirectX 9C, SFFT Driver Alpha 28 for a standard Voodoo4 4500 AGP video card. The error doesn't occur with other players, even with YV12 enforced. It doesn't occur with Media Player Classic 6.4.8.4 and no colourspace enforced. The software versions are the latest. Media Player Classic's settings were the default ones. I have not tried the non-beta codec version of Koepi's XviD. The error doesn't occur when using the official 1.04.00 drivers.

Edited by - mhanor on 22/05/2005 20:29:36
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Glide
Web Admin

Napoli


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Posted - 03/06/2005 :  10:12:47  Show Profile  Visit Glide's Homepage  Reply with Quote
SFFT Alpha 29 driver release for 3dfx Voodoo3/4/5 cards is available to download and test at this link: https://www.3dfxzone.it/news/reader.php?objid=1122

Thanks in advance for your precious feedback.

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ares2029
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United Kingdom


28 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2005 :  12:35:04  Show Profile  Visit ares2029's Homepage  Click to see ares2029's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
thanks glide the alpha 29 drivers are up and are exelent proformence is a little better too how do u guys manage it this is good work credit to u guys.

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benna
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Italy
376 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2005 :  17:49:16  Show Profile  Visit benna's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I tried halo with new alpha29
now menu is displayed correctly

and also lights are displayed correctly, but using the sniper some errors appears

great job!

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

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ps47
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Slovakia
1463 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2005 :  19:23:43  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
what tweaked ini file are you using?

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables
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benna
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Italy
376 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2005 :  12:23:03  Show Profile  Visit benna's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm using the file from this discussion
http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1675

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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ps47
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Slovakia
1463 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2005 :  12:37:00  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
thanks ;)

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables
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ps47
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Slovakia
1463 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2005 :  20:47:25  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
tried halo demo on my voodoo4,but the menu is still messed up.are you running the full game?

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