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rene_mastar
Novice

Germany


17 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2006 :  13:25:17  Show Profile  Visit rene_mastar's Homepage  Reply with Quote
O.K.,
I have found SFFT Alpha 41 and testing "Sims 2" on my system again over weekend.
I hope "tmon" and "tmoff" are working now.

*My System*
Athlon XP-M 2800+
Epox 8k5a2+ VIA-KT333
1GB Infineon RAM
Voodoo 5 5500 AGP
SFFT Alpa40 + 3dfx-Tools
*My System*
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Raff3DC
Average

Germany


348 Posts

Posted - 04/11/2006 :  18:27:59  Show Profile  Visit Raff3DC's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Any news about the changes in v42?

Greetings from Germany,
Raff

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

Edited by - Raff3DC on 04/11/2006 18:28:08
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Ralf
Novice

Poland


46 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2006 :  23:02:49  Show Profile  Visit Ralf's Homepage  Reply with Quote
look for this
http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4881

powered by
3dfx Voodoo5500 Rev.A1 3000 With DVI out based on MT-55
Intel C2d @ 3,7ghz + P35
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Me
Novice

Romania
22 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2006 :  00:29:43  Show Profile  Visit Me's Homepage  Send Me a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Great job with the drivers.Keep going and we'll reach what no one belived at the start of this.:D
I tested Heroes v with 3dAnalyse ,because game crashed without it.I emlated the bump and the cube maps.The menu worked perfect but when I tried to play a map or to begin a campaign the game crashed.
Here are some screenshots.

<img src="https://www.3dfxzone.it/public/uploaded/Me/20061160926_homm5 sc1.jpg" border="0">
<img src="https://www.3dfxzone.it/public/uploaded/Me/200611601011_homm5 sc2.jpg" border="0">

My sys:
Athlon Xp 1800+ , Kobian Kt133A FSX , 768 Mb SDRAM @ 133Mhz , Voodoo 5 5500 AGP(bios 1.18) ,Audigy 4 Bulk , Win Media Center 2005
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rene_mastar
Novice

Germany


17 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2006 :  13:18:35  Show Profile  Visit rene_mastar's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SuperFurryFurryThing

To Turn Texture Management off run TmOff.exe only and then reboot, then do your testing, if you want to turn texture management back on then run TNON.exe and then reboot. The links to the driver download don't appear to work any more, can someone look at this please.

SFFT




I have tested "tmon.exe" and "tmoff.exe" with SFFT Alpha 41 and "Sims 2" on my system.
Bud nothing changes, even if I reboot the system after "tmon.exe" and "tmoff.exe".

Possibly there is any mismatch with these switches and my system.
Or they won’t work on Voodoo 5 AGP with "Sims 2".?.

*My System*
Athlon XP-M 2800+
Epox 8k5a2+ VIA-KT333
1GB Infineon RAM
Voodoo 5 5500 AGP
SFFT Alpa41 + 3dfx-Tools
*My System*


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Rolo01
Experienced

Germany


508 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2006 :  20:18:25  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Got a BSOD again with SFFT Alpha 42 and Codename:Panzers Phase 2 Demo, where Alpha 41 worked fine :

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005,0xBFA1DCF0,0xF21BEA18,0x00000000)
3dfxvs.dll - Address BFA1DCF0 base at BF9C3000, DateStamp 454bb787

Test system :
Voodoo4 4500 AGP
Pentium4-3400
WinXP SP1

Edited by - Rolo01 on 07/11/2006 09:27:03
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Me
Novice

Romania
22 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2006 :  23:23:23  Show Profile  Visit Me's Homepage  Send Me a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry for the pics :D.

Here are the right ones.





And the driver was sfft alpha 42.i should rectify the game crashes after the game loads the map.

My sys:
Athlon Xp 1800+ , Kobian Kt133A FSX , 768 Mb SDRAM @ 133Mhz , Voodoo 5 5500 AGP(bios 1.18) ,Audigy 4 Bulk , Win Media Center 2005
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Raff3DC
Average

Germany


348 Posts

Posted - 07/11/2006 :  19:40:51  Show Profile  Visit Raff3DC's Homepage  Reply with Quote
First impressions with SFFT Alpha 42 and Voodoo5 6000:

Gothic:

- 32 Bit is faster than 16 Bit (up to 1024x768)
- the colored square now only appears in resolutions > 1024x768 and only in 16 Bit
- despite the square, even 1600x1200 with 16 Bits runs fine ...
... contrary to 32 Bit, where everything above 1024x768 is extremely slow

Max Payne 2:

- no square visible!
- everything above 1024x768(x32) is extremely slow (single chip speed!)

LFS S2:

- the colored square now only appears in resolutions > 1024x768 and only in 16 Bit
- despite the square, even 1600x1200 with 16 Bits runs fine ...
... contrary to 32 Bit, where everything above 1024x768 is extremely slow
- 8x AA still causes a BSOD
- still graphic corruption when switching the camera (until a change in the graphic options)


As you see, the card has still major SLI problems. It seems to me that 32 Bit in resolutions above 1024x768 is buggy in general. As I've tested in Max Payne 2, single chip mode shows the same speed! Would be nice if you could investigate the SLI errors a little closer, SFFT.

Greetings from Germany,
Raff

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

Edited by - Raff3DC on 07/11/2006 20:01:42
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Raff3DC
Average

Germany


348 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2006 :  00:22:06  Show Profile  Visit Raff3DC's Homepage  Reply with Quote
1. Sam & Max – Culture Shock Demo runs very nice on my V5 6000!

=> http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4899

2. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 Demo works with SFFT Alpha 42. But very slow and in every resolution there's a missing (= black) part of the screen. AA doesn't solve this, it's just getting even slower. Windowed everything is visible ... but then it's completely unplayable. €dit: Ok, Low Quality runs fine up to 1024x768!

I'm still testing ...

Greetings,
Raff

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

Edited by - Raff3DC on 09/11/2006 00:34:49
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rene_mastar
Novice

Germany


17 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2006 :  09:10:37  Show Profile  Visit rene_mastar's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rene_mastar

quote:
Originally posted by SuperFurryFurryThing

To Turn Texture Management off run TmOff.exe only and then reboot, then do your testing, if you want to turn texture management back on then run TNON.exe and then reboot. The links to the driver download don't appear to work any more, can someone look at this please.

SFFT




Pic "Sims 2" on Voodoo5 AGP.


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I have tested "Sims 2" in Hardwaremodus with SFFT Alpha 42.
The effect is the same:
# tmon.exe and tmoff.exe are not working with Voodoo5 5500 AGP and "Sims 2" (restart: no effect)
# the textures are turning from black to red ( only "force MIP map-dithering" did the trick bud extremely slower )
# performance could be better

Some guys said on Voodoo4 performance its better
How could it be?

*My System*
Athlon XP-M 2800+
Epox 8k5a2+ VIA-KT333
1GB Infineon RAM
Voodoo 5 5500 AGP
SFFT Alpa42 + 3dfx-Tools
*My System*
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SuperFurryFurryThing
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386 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2006 :  10:15:26  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Try running SIMS 2 in single chip mode. That should be like running it on a V4, and see if you get the same results. You setup single chip mode via the tools, althgough you should reboot after setting it to make sure that it has been set.

SFFT
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rene_mastar
Novice

Germany


17 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2006 :  11:19:19  Show Profile  Visit rene_mastar's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SuperFurryFurryThing

Try running SIMS 2 in single chip mode. That should be like running it on a V4, and see if you get the same results. You setup single chip mode via the tools, althgough you should reboot after setting it to make sure that it has been set.

SFFT




This is something I would test, even for a long time ago...

..bud what is the switch for single chip mode named?
Where could I find it in 3dfx-tools? (or vcontrol?)

*My System*
Athlon XP-M 2800+
Epox 8k5a2+ VIA-KT333
1GB Infineon RAM
Voodoo 5 5500 AGP
SFFT Alpa42 + 3dfx-Tools
*My System*
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SuperFurryFurryThing
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386 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2006 :  12:29:02  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Its on the main screen in the tools as I recall, its related to selecting Anti-Aliasing. There is a default fastest perfromance option, or 2 samaple AA or 4 sample AA, and one marked single chip mode. I think that these are the options on a V5.

SFFT
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rene_mastar
Novice

Germany


17 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2006 :  14:03:29  Show Profile  Visit rene_mastar's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SuperFurryFurryThing

Its on the main screen in the tools as I recall, its related to selecting Anti-Aliasing. There is a default fastest perfromance option, or 2 samaple AA or 4 sample AA, and one marked single chip mode. I think that these are the options on a V5.

SFFT



Yes, these are the available options on the main screen.
..In my opinion this option is to select Anti-Aliasing in single chip mode only
I will try.
Perhaps this option also does something else in dual-VSA100 too.
Then I will post my impressions here.

*My System*
Athlon XP-M 2800+
Epox 8k5a2+ VIA-KT333
1GB Infineon RAM
Voodoo 5 5500 AGP
SFFT Alpa42 + 3dfx-Tools
*My System*
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Rolo01
Experienced

Germany


508 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2006 :  23:37:28  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
@ rene_mastar

When you open the device manager and check your graphics card, what does it look like ?
Like this :
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Or does it say 3dfx Voodoo5 ?

If it says Voodoo5 then SFFT driver is not properly installed, that would explain why Texture Management is not working for you.
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