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Ree
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Posted - 25/02/2006 :  10:47:32  Show Profile  Visit Ree's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello,

I have a couple of questions regarding complete V3 driver uninstall under win XP Pro SP2.

First of all the driver should be removed from the device manager ('uninstall driver'). Then before rebooting, 3dfxvs should be removed from the registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\). After that is done, reboot.

Is this the correct uninstallation procedure or did I miss something?

One more question is regarding SSFT. Has anyone tried to run CS 1.6 with mesafx or wickedgl and SFFT A35?

Thanks.

Mikulaish
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Posted - 25/02/2006 :  11:25:17  Show Profile  Visit Mikulaish's Homepage  Send Mikulaish a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I use a V3 3000 to play CS 1.6 all the time. The best opengl driver for this game is the last 3dfx opengl icd. Also the best driver with this game is Amigasport 3.0. That one uses the last icd, so if you install Amigasport, CS will run just fine. The Amigasport driver has in the Misc folder a driver uninstaller as well. Also there is a driver cleaner program in the download section, that deletes 3dfx driver components from system32 folder.
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Ree
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Posted - 25/02/2006 :  11:35:28  Show Profile  Visit Ree's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I would use Amigasport as well, but I simply hate that it doesn't have the video gamma controls. I was also unable to run CS 1.6 with Amigasport + wickedgl (with mesafx it was fine though). So I was hoping to install SFFT with wickedgl (or at least mesafx) and have the video gamma controls available.

Also I would prefer manual driver uninstall.

Edited by - Ree on 25/02/2006 11:36:15
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Mikulaish
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Posted - 25/02/2006 :  12:11:37  Show Profile  Visit Mikulaish's Homepage  Send Mikulaish a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Then just use sfft with the icd. CS runs faster using the icd, than with mesa.
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Ree
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Posted - 25/02/2006 :  12:24:55  Show Profile  Visit Ree's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Have you tried wickedgl? Did you also have problems with it on win XP? I thought wickedgl was recommended for CS.

Edited by - Ree on 25/02/2006 12:26:08
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Mikulaish
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Posted - 25/02/2006 :  14:44:05  Show Profile  Visit Mikulaish's Homepage  Send Mikulaish a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I tryed wickedgl right now and it works, but performance is absolutely the same as with the icd.The screen has different corruption (when selecting the team) using wickedgl and the icd, but it doesn't matter. 2.31 works perfect, 2.99 works perfect (but is a demo), 4.99 only works good in 800x600. Their main disadvantage is the spinning wicked3d logo in the game. I tested using Amigasport. I remember that a problem with SFFT was that if you minimised the game, it crashed to desktop. That is why i'm using the Amigasport core.

Edited by - Mikulaish on 25/02/2006 14:46:52
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Ree
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Posted - 25/02/2006 :  15:41:46  Show Profile  Visit Ree's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There's some kind of corruption? When I played with mesafx, the only 'corruption' I found in-game is the white area in team selection menu. Also the latest version of wickedgl I think is 3.02, and that's what I tried with Amiga, but as I mentioned, it didn't work - the game simply crashed upon starting up.

Edited by - Ree on 25/02/2006 15:45:32
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Mikulaish
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Posted - 25/02/2006 :  20:36:52  Show Profile  Visit Mikulaish's Homepage  Send Mikulaish a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The corruption that i was talking about is that white area, wich in case of wickedgl is not white, but the letters in that area are deformed. As i stated before, early versions of wickedgl work ok.
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Ree
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Posted - 25/02/2006 :  22:50:41  Show Profile  Visit Ree's Homepage  Reply with Quote
All right.

Actually I have got into a little problem. Right now I was doing a clean driver reinstall (from Amiga to SFFT). I deleted all relevant registry entries as well as files in Windows directories and then rebooted. However, after reboot (256 color mode, seems normal) windows displays 'found new hardware' dialog box, however it says it's for Amigasport! That's weird because I deleted all relevant .infs. The Amigasport driver install package contains voodoo.inf, but on my system it's not present, yet windows somehow still manages to find Amigasport hardware. How come? I need to remove this. Any ideas?
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Mikulaish
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Posted - 26/02/2006 :  05:15:32  Show Profile  Visit Mikulaish's Homepage  Send Mikulaish a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
It must have the inf in the driver cache directory. I would not worry about that if i was you. If you used the drivercleaner to delete the driver componets (files from system32), or deleted them yourself manually, then when windows prompts about the card, just give it the folder with the sfft driver. Don't worry, drivers will not get mixed up this way.
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Ree
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Posted - 26/02/2006 :  09:40:07  Show Profile  Visit Ree's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yeah, I thought so as well. Anyway I tried installing SFFT, and while installing the driver windows says it can't find 3dfxICD.dll. SFFT driver package indeed doesn't contain this file. What do I do?
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Posted - 26/02/2006 :  12:02:27  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Finally, did you use Driver Cleaner ?

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Mikulaish
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Posted - 26/02/2006 :  14:46:51  Show Profile  Visit Mikulaish's Homepage  Send Mikulaish a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
That is the inf file of the amigasport driver(the one that is pointing to 3dfxicd.dll). The SFFT driver uses the ICD on its original name: 3dfxogl.dll. Follow these instructions carefully, and it should all work fine. Download and install Driver Cleaner v. 2.7 from http://www.3dfxzone.it/dir/3dfx/common_files/index.php Select 3dfx, then click clean.(or go or something like that). Uninstall 3dfx tools fron add/remove programs from control panel. Do not reboot yet! Uninstall voodoo from device manager. Copy your SFFT driver files in a folder (eg. C:\V3). Reboot. When prompted for the new hardware: No, not at this time -> Install from a specific location (advanced) -> Don't search. I will choose the driver to install -> Have disk -> Browse -> C:\V3 -> 3dfx Interactive, Inc. Voodoo3 Series Driver -> next, continue anyway, blabla. Reboot. Then download and install 3dfx Tools 2.6.1.110 found at the same above link. Reboot. You should have a perfect clean driver install this way. After all this you should install KSmoky's VControl so you can set your refresh rates and maybe give a little bit of extra horsepower to your V3.
Huh... Long one. Lemme know! Alpar

edit :
link
index.htm and not index.htm.

Edited by - Nightbird on 26/02/2006 15:51:22
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Mikulaish
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Posted - 26/02/2006 :  16:50:30  Show Profile  Visit Mikulaish's Homepage  Send Mikulaish a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The dot was for the end of the sentence . I am a man of literature, not a computerscientist
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Nightbird
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Posted - 26/02/2006 :  18:06:51  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
http://www.3dfxzone.it/dir/3dfx/common_files/index.php Select 3dfx...
-> error 404

http://www.3dfxzone.it/dir/3dfx/common_files/index.php Select 3dfx...
-> better though not perfect

you can use
Format mode -> Prompt
then Insert Hyperlink
common_files. Select 3dfx...
and definitively no problem with the dot.

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Edited by - Nightbird on 26/02/2006 18:16:44
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Ree
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Posted - 26/02/2006 :  21:09:16  Show Profile  Visit Ree's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mikulaish, are you sure I need to run Driver Cleaner BEFORE removing my voodoo from device manager?
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