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baskapteijn
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Posted - 27/04/2005 :  16:28:49  Show Profile  Visit baskapteijn's Homepage  Click to see baskapteijn's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone,

I've just updated my 3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 AGP card drivers from Amigamerlin 3.0 to 3.1 R1, and found out that I get all kinds of errors in windows with that driver. Most of the time I get blue screens. After rebooting, windows gives an error that's related to the 3dfx glide driver. Does anyone have any experience with this? Maybe it's related to the hardware mouse option I've enabled in the 3dfx tweak panel?

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Sempron 3100+ 1.8 Ghz, 2x800 Mhz bus
SL-K8AV2-RL Soltek mainboard
1 Gb DDR 400 Mhz
Radeon 9700 Pro 324/300
Creative SBLIVE digital
Maxtor diamondmax 9 80 Gb
Philips 16 x Dvd/R/Rw/Dl
24 X cd drive
Hansol 19"
http://3dfx.i-cey.net

Proud owner of a Voodoo 4 4500 PCI and a Voodoo 5 5500 AGP.

omega_supreme
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Posted - 27/04/2005 :  17:19:27  Show Profile  Visit omega_supreme's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There is also a newer version available: Amigamerlin 3.1 R6

http://www.3dfxzone.it/news/puntatore.php?uid=650

Maybe that one will work better for you.
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baskapteijn
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Posted - 27/04/2005 :  17:49:21  Show Profile  Visit baskapteijn's Homepage  Click to see baskapteijn's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Thank you! I hope it will, 'cause the D3D core of the R1 driver rocked! I will try the driver now! Greetings,

Bas Kapteijn

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Sempron 3100+ 1.8 Ghz, 2x800 Mhz bus
SL-K8AV2-RL Soltek mainboard
1 Gb DDR 400 Mhz
Radeon 9700 Pro 324/300
Creative SBLIVE digital
Maxtor diamondmax 9 80 Gb
Philips 16 x Dvd/R/Rw/Dl
24 X cd drive
Hansol 19"
http://3dfx.i-cey.net

Proud owner of a Voodoo 4 4500 PCI and a Voodoo 5 5500 AGP.
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baskapteijn
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Posted - 27/04/2005 :  20:22:33  Show Profile  Visit baskapteijn's Homepage  Click to see baskapteijn's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Im back, and have tested the R6 driver you'd mention omega_supreme. I must say that this driver is more stable than the R1. So far I haven't had any lockups! One litte thing though, the D3D core is a little more slow than the R1 and 3.0 final core. But then again, glide seems a little faster. Don't know why. But thanx, your advice did work.

Greetings, Bas Kapteijn
(see drivers my website for benchmark results)

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Sempron 3100+ 1.8 Ghz, 2x800 Mhz bus
SL-K8AV2-RL Soltek mainboard
1 Gb DDR 400 Mhz
Radeon 9700 Pro 324/300
Creative SBLIVE digital
Maxtor diamondmax 9 80 Gb
Philips 16 x Dvd/R/Rw/Dl
24 X cd drive
Hansol 19"
http://3dfx.i-cey.net

Proud owner of a Voodoo 4 4500 PCI and a Voodoo 5 5500 AGP.
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omega_supreme
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Posted - 27/04/2005 :  21:38:18  Show Profile  Visit omega_supreme's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glad to be of help

R6 uses the newer SFFT core so maybe it was optimised a bit in quality at the cost of speed, I'm not sure about that one. Glide should not be faster I think, I cant imagine Amiga did anything to that. OpenGL was optimised for speed if I remember correct. Especially in Call of Duty the performance gain was noticable I was told by Amiga. Im glad you got it stable now.
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baskapteijn
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Posted - 27/04/2005 :  22:24:03  Show Profile  Visit baskapteijn's Homepage  Click to see baskapteijn's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
This is what I've found out about the three latest drivers from amigamerlin. And as you can see, the R6 driver is indeed a little slower, but then again: great quality and support.

Amigamerlin 3.0 XP

Very stable in windows
Reasonably fast good quality glide/opengl driver(without mesafx)
buggy quality fast D3D
3dmark 2001se: 1811 (16 bit)
3dmark 2001se: 1753 (32 bit)
3dmark 2001se: 1827 (16 bit, tweaked: 2-pixel per clock on, D3D guardband clipping on)


Amigamerlin 3.1 R1

Unstable in Windows
Very fast good quality glide/opengl driver(without mesafx)
Good quality fast D3D
3dmark 2001se: 1828 (16 bit)
3dmark 2001se: 1738 (32 bit)
3dmark 2001se: 1850 (16 bit, tweaked: D3D guardband clipping on)


Amigamerlin 3.1 R6

Stable in windows
Very fast good quality glide/opengl driver(without mesafx)
Good quality slow D3D
3dmark 2001se: 1774 (16 bit)
3dmark 2001se: 1692 (32 bit)
3dmark 2001se: 1807 (16 bit, tweaked: D3D guardband clipping on)

*************************
Sempron 3100+ 1.8 Ghz, 2x800 Mhz bus
SL-K8AV2-RL Soltek mainboard
1 Gb DDR 400 Mhz
Radeon 9700 Pro 324/300
Creative SBLIVE digital
Maxtor diamondmax 9 80 Gb
Philips 16 x Dvd/R/Rw/Dl
24 X cd drive
Hansol 19"
http://3dfx.i-cey.net

Proud owner of a Voodoo 4 4500 PCI and a Voodoo 5 5500 AGP.
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