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Rastignac
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Posted - 25/04/2006 :  13:54:39  Show Profile  Visit Rastignac's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Nightbird

FF7 and FF8 need "paletted textures" to run correctly.



- It used to work a few years ago (under Windows 98 with 3dfx's standard drivers). I can't understand why it can't work today (something different with WinXP ? Something different with newer DirectX ?). Where is located the problem ? I can't guess. I'm just curious.

- Is it possible to convert "paletted textures" on the fly ? (if the game wants to use a "paletted texture", just convert it as a "normal" texture and load it in the card's memory. (The texture will be bigger, but it should work).

Thanks.
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Rastignac
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13 Posts

Posted - 25/04/2006 :  13:58:14  Show Profile  Visit Rastignac's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ggab
make sure u have installed VIAhyperion for via or GARTdriver for nforce chipset...


I have Via Hyperion drivers up-to-date (or the version just before the lastest). My card is a PCI card, so the AGP driver's version won't be a problem.
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Mikulaish
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Romania
93 Posts

Posted - 25/04/2006 :  15:36:10  Show Profile  Visit Mikulaish's Homepage  Send Mikulaish a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi! I found a quite serious bug in Alpha 37. Using a V3 3000 after rebooting after driver installation the desktop is stuck at 640x480 (or 800x600, just don't recall), 4 bit color depth. I tryed on a fresh installation of XP SP2, on an Epox 8k5a2, 512Mbyte Kingmax DDR, Sempron CPU. I repeated this several times with the same result. Alpha 35 works perfectly.
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Rick1
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Posted - 30/04/2006 :  14:16:26  Show Profile  Visit Rick1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Same here. Voodoo 3 2000. I cant get it to work while I installed it fine :S
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SuperFurryFurryThing
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Posted - 01/05/2006 :  01:41:02  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Re Voodoo3 problems with the Alpha 37, I have attached a new inf file which I believe should sort the problem, can you try this out.

SFFT


Download Attachment: 3dfxvs2k.zip
9.97 KB
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Mikulaish
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Romania
93 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2006 :  07:35:06  Show Profile  Visit Mikulaish's Homepage  Send Mikulaish a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I tryed the driver with the new .inf and everything is ok now. Thanks SFFT!
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Raff3DC
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Germany


348 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2006 :  16:25:01  Show Profile  Visit Raff3DC's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some feedback with the Alpha 37 and my V5 PCI:

- F.E.A.R. still shows a blackscreen after starting, sound is present
- Serious Sam 2 still shows a blackscreen too
- Xpand Rally and GTI Racing (demo, same engine): almost the whole screen is flickering in yellow
- Evolution GT (demo): The starting video is extreeeeemely slow, then the game crashes into eternal darkness
- Tomb Raider Legend (demo): Doesn't reach fullscreen

Our Voodoo's ice is getting much thinner when it comes to newer games ...

Greetings from Germany,
Raff

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


64 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2006 :  00:27:20  Show Profile  Visit mcmagostini's Homepage  Send mcmagostini an ICQ Message  Click to see mcmagostini's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rastignac

quote:
Originally posted by ggab

quote:
Originally posted by Rastignac
* I have very bad performance with ZsnesW (Win32 version of this Nintendo SNES/SFC emulator).

which ssft versions do u try?


I tried alpha36 and alpha37. Same problem with these two drivers. I've also tried different ZsnesW versions (latest WIP, older versions, etc). No luck.



Same problem here... =[
Tried single-chip, 2xAA... no go.

AmigaMerlin / SFFT / MesaFX
Sempron64 3000+, 512MB DDR400 2,5-3-3-11
Voodoo5 5500 PCI (Rev 3100)
ASUS K8N4-E
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ggab
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Argentina


294 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2006 :  00:44:13  Show Profile  Visit ggab's Homepage  Send ggab an ICQ Message  Click to see ggab's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
@ mcmagostini:

try installing sfft37 again with this INF file:
http://www.filelodge.com/files/room16/401864/mod3dfxvs.zip
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mcmagostini
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Brazil


64 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2006 :  03:38:50  Show Profile  Visit mcmagostini's Homepage  Send mcmagostini an ICQ Message  Click to see mcmagostini's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ggab

@ mcmagostini:

try installing sfft37 again with this INF file:
http://www.filelodge.com/files/room16/401864/mod3dfxvs.zip



Thx, i'll give it a shot.

But what i always do is install AM r11
and just exchange 3dfxvs.dll and 3dfxvs.sys
each time SFFT release new driver.

Any comments?

EDIT 1: Tried removing AM r11 and reinstalling SFFT a37
with your mod inf. no go again. Same poor performance
with ZsnesW in fullscreen. =[

EDIT 2: Installed old AM 3.0 and everything is fine with ZSnesW again.

Any clues???? Anybody?

AmigaMerlin / SFFT / MesaFX
Sempron64 3000+, 512MB DDR400 2,5-3-3-11
Voodoo5 5500 PCI (Rev 3100)
ASUS K8N4-E

Edited by - mcmagostini on 02/05/2006 06:43:41
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ps47
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Slovakia
1463 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2006 :  16:56:01  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
hmmm,A38 is out.any changelogs available?

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables
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Raff3DC
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Germany


348 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2006 :  18:28:24  Show Profile  Visit Raff3DC's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Impressive!
World of WarCraft is absolutely "clean" with the Alpha 38 no texture corruption anymore! But I don't know whether it worked already with the Alpha 37 (or less).

Keep up the good work! And now please try to get F.E.A.R. and Call of Duty 2 to work ... they have a DX7 mode included.

Greetings from Germany,
Raff

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

Edited by - Raff3DC on 09/05/2006 18:29:10
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mcmagostini
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Brazil


64 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2006 :  18:47:35  Show Profile  Visit mcmagostini's Homepage  Send mcmagostini an ICQ Message  Click to see mcmagostini's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Great news!
But, the issue with ZsnesW is still there. =[

Keep going!

AmigaMerlin / SFFT / MesaFX
Sempron64 3000+, 512MB DDR400 2,5-3-3-11
Voodoo5 5500 PCI (Rev 3100)
ASUS K8N4-E
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Hunter
Novice

Brazil


5 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2006 :  19:06:11  Show Profile  Visit Hunter's Homepage  Send Hunter an ICQ Message  Click to see Hunter's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I had the same ZSNESW performance issue w/ my V3 3K and Alpha 36, but in 37 the issue was fixed (at least for me). I'm going to try with 38 to see what happens.

Great work
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Rastignac
Novice

13 Posts

Posted - 13/05/2006 :  10:36:25  Show Profile  Visit Rastignac's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The problem with ZsnesW can be half-solved with set4tile.exe / set4tile.exe
With Set3tile: windowed mode = more than 60 fps; fullscreen = less than 10 fps.
With Set4tile: windowed mode = more than 60 fps; fullscreen = less than 50 fps.
So, there's still a big performance difference, but that's better.
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