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Ree
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Posted - 01/02/2006 :  23:57:25  Show Profile  Visit Ree's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Damn I can't believe ReForce just doesn't work for me.

I run Win XP Pro SP2 with Voodoo3 2000 PCI (Amigasport 3.0 XP). You all know that stupid 60Hz refresh idiotism XP is famous for. On my previous Win XP installation ReForce DID correct the problem - I was able to set all the refresh rates I wanted. However, I had to do quite some resolution/bit depth switching before it worked, but finally it did. However, on my current (clean) XP install, ReForce just doesn't work no matter what I do. I switched to different resolutions, 16bit and 32bit modes and applied ReForce settings for each of them, no way, it just does not work.

Btw, I am having this problem with a non-D3D/Glide/OpenGL game - Heroes 3. I have set 800x600 in ReForce to 100Hz, and in-game I get only 60Hz.

All the drivers, and even most software is the same as it was on my previous Windows install, so this cannot be a problem.

I know that ReForce changes some registry entries under monitor resolutions in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class. What else does it modify?

I really don't know what else I should try. If you have any suggestions, or maybe happened to have a similar problem and solved it, I would be more than happy to hear from you.

Mikulaish
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Posted - 02/02/2006 :  09:03:15  Show Profile  Visit Mikulaish's Homepage  Send Mikulaish a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Just use KSmokey's V.Control. You can set the refresh rate for every resolution. It works great with Amigasport and V3 3000 for me. Just make sure that the box is checked in the bottom of the program window. It only applyes if it is active on the taskbar. Redards. Alpar
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ps47
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Posted - 02/02/2006 :  11:32:59  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
heroes3 is a 2d unaccelerated game.hmmm..try setting your desktop to 800*600 32bit 100Hz,and launch the game.you can try 16bit as well (not sure what bit depth is actually used ingame).

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables
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Ree
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Posted - 02/02/2006 :  16:19:10  Show Profile  Visit Ree's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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heroes3 is a 2d unaccelerated game.hmmm..try setting your desktop to 800*600 32bit 100Hz,and launch the game.you can try 16bit as well (not sure what bit depth is actually used ingame).


Well, I really wouldn't want to switch resolutions everytime...

Running some background program also doesn't look too attractive...

Just can't believe ReForce doesn't work while previously it did... Also, is there some way to set these refresh rates manually? I've been searching for this on the net for quite some time already. No luck :(

Edited by - Ree on 02/02/2006 16:20:25
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Ree
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Posted - 03/02/2006 :  00:00:57  Show Profile  Visit Ree's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have found a small utility called Voodoo Frequency Selector. Its purpose is just that - refresh rate selection. It worked the very first time I ran it, so my refresh rate problem is over. No background programs, no any other unneeded features, just a quick one time fix. Nice :D

You can find the utility over here if you're interested http://www.tdfc.de/english/products/voodoofreqsel.htm
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