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omega_supreme
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Netherlands


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Posted - 08/09/2004 :  09:55:32  Show Profile  Visit omega_supreme's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I recently upgraded my system to IMO the max for voodoo 5 (6K). I bought a MSI k7D master mainboard and 2 AMD Athlon MP 2800+ CPU's. So i started Quake 3 and i wanted to try out the SMP funtion (r_SMP 1). The games says to restart so i did (vid_restart and game shutdown and bootup) both result in a freeze before ID logo appears. I know that this doesnt have to do much with videocards, at least i think...but there seems to be a connection between videodrivers and SMP in Quake 3. I read something about the detonator drivers from nVidia that had problems with SMP. Now I also know there's just a few people with 2 CPU's but please can somebody tell me whats wrong? Amigamerlin i know you have 2 MP 2600's. Maybe you can try it. Or maybe you know if Amigamerlin 3.0 supports SMP or not? Atm i have no other videocard here to test. And i have tried bith win XP and win 98 se. I hope somebody knows this problem.....

Kyon_CoraeL
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Posted - 09/09/2004 :  04:00:30  Show Profile  Visit Kyon_CoraeL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am not familiar with the commmands of Quake 3 could you explain what the command does?
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omega_supreme
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Posted - 10/09/2004 :  09:58:05  Show Profile  Visit omega_supreme's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It enables the second CPU.
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Kyon_CoraeL
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Posted - 10/09/2004 :  23:28:08  Show Profile  Visit Kyon_CoraeL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
From doing research on google I quickly found this solution

"most of us have found you have to enable the /realtime flag with r_smp 1 to get SMP to work. Unfortunately, it drops your fps by 20% or so instead of increasing it. I don't believe the detonator2 drivers are SMP equipped. So, here's the setting you need in your shortcut, but honestly, I'd skip it for now.

C:\WINNT\system32\cmd.exe /c start /realtime D:\Games\Quake_III_Arena\quake3.exe +set r_smp 1

Season directory information to taste..."

That might help. I believe this freezing has nothing to do with the video card. I just think more people with nvidia cards have posted this problem because back then alot of people had nvidia cards compared to ATI cards.
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omega_supreme
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Netherlands


149 Posts

Posted - 13/09/2004 :  09:15:50  Show Profile  Visit omega_supreme's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WTF now i cant even get my 6K running in this system anymore!!!
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darkfalz
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Posted - 21/09/2004 :  17:20:15  Show Profile  Visit darkfalz's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This fuction is simply broken (it was never finished or optimised by ID Software) in the Quake III engine. It has nothing to do with drivers.

OS Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 CPU Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz with HT (Northwood)
Motherboard ASUS P4P800 Deluxe RAM 1 GB Kingston DDR400 3-3-3-8 Dual Channel
Video NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP 256 MB Audio SoundMAX Digital Audio

OS Microsoft Windows ME CPU Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz (Coppermine)
Motherboard ASUS P3V4X RAM 256 MB Kingston PC133 2-2-2-6
Video 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 AGP 64 MB Audio Creative Sound Blaster Live!
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omega_supreme
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Posted - 21/09/2004 :  20:05:43  Show Profile  Visit omega_supreme's Homepage  Reply with Quote
As a matter of fact it does work. Obi-Wan Kenobi has it running on a dual Athlon mp 2200+ and a Radeon 9700 pro. I read lots of **** about incompatibility with early detonator drivers (TNT 2 etc. ) It was fixed by nVidia later so i thought maybe the voodoo 5 drivers are the problem. Unfortunately nobody uses two CPU's except for Amigamerlin who "doesnt do Quake 3"

I also tried realtime..... it comes a little closer but still freezes in the ID logo screen

Edited by - omega_supreme on 21/09/2004 20:07:33
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perer
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Netherlands


243 Posts

Posted - 29/10/2004 :  17:14:17  Show Profile  Visit perer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wasn't amigamerlin more a UT guy? Hence the fastvoodoo2 wallpaper .
I like UT more, because of the better speed, and because of the larger maps.
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