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Clevor
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Posted - 23/10/2004 :  10:54:43  Show Profile  Visit Clevor's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sorry if this is a stupid question. I've been away from 3dfx for almost two years now. I just stuck a Voodoo5 in my Coppermine rig and got it running Doom3 in WinXP! Hell, the last I remember someone was trying to hack some WinXP drivers to work, period. It's incredible the work you 3dfx diehards have done to keep this card alive.

Anyways, I have the Amigamerlin 3.1s going fine with Doom3. I wanted to try Far Cry except when I start the game, I get the splash screen but it goes away and nothing happens. What's the scoop? No go with Far Cry with the XP drivers? I am running DirectX 9.0C.

omega_supreme
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Netherlands


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Posted - 23/10/2004 :  15:55:41  Show Profile  Visit omega_supreme's Homepage  Reply with Quote
<-- You know what that means.... If you look in the FarCry log file it says 3dfx voodoo card detected, game doesnt support this card...shutting down. Nobody has been able to get FarCry running on any 3dfx card.
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Rolo01
Experienced

Germany


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Posted - 23/10/2004 :  16:41:24  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think the best bet is to start Farcry in OpenGL mode using MesaFX.
You have to change an .ini file to run the game in OpenGL. I tried it once, but it didnt work. Maybe the newer versions of MesaFX can make it run...
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ps47
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Slovakia
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Posted - 23/10/2004 :  18:15:59  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
this would require a hack for farcry,to avoid card detection..I have tried to run it myself,but no luck,the game always detects voodoo hardware and exits to desktop as result..

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 23/10/2004 :  19:11:27  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
theoreticly it should be possible just like UT 2004 that's also D3D.

Powered By The Force, x-3dfx & The Jedi Academy
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ps47
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Slovakia
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Posted - 23/10/2004 :  19:33:52  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
..I was able to enable opengl mode,but the game still detects voodoo and exits.stupid,because I'm pretty sure mesafx (or mesafx_d3) would do the trick (probably slowly,but anyway)..

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


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Posted - 23/10/2004 :  22:41:12  Show Profile  Visit omega_supreme's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thats what i said, i also tried to bypass the detection. I always wanted to try to remove the detection line with assembly Never found the time for it though...(before i forget 3da doesnt work either, letting the game think it is dealing with 9800 pro or ti4600)
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Clevor
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Posted - 24/10/2004 :  11:37:24  Show Profile  Visit Clevor's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh well, I was just curious to see how it would run on the Voodoo5. No big deal. Maybe in time, somebody will figure something out.
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SuperFurryFurryThing
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Posted - 24/10/2004 :  13:21:22  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I noticed that with Indiana Jones and the Emperors Tomb the detection is done by a separate executable file that is run as a sub-process which screws up 3da, could it be doing something similar.

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obobskivich
Novice

USA
8 Posts

Posted - 28/10/2004 :  02:44:28  Show Profile  Visit obobskivich's Homepage  Reply with Quote
idk if this would help, some dude on my other fourm was being an ass and posted a soft mod from a 9700Pro to a 9800Pro
it of course didn't actually do anything but change the way the driver, not the game, saw the card

so Windows, Bel-arc, and anything else (including Catalyst) saw the thing as a 9800Pro
and it upped the clocks

didn't do much else, it wasn't extremly hard to do, just took some time, about 30 minutes

would something simmilar be do-able, just make farcry thing you've got a GeForce2 GTS or something running in there, and then once it boots switch to OpenGL and play it?

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