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 Voodoo4/5 Setup and tweaking
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Posted - 10/12/2003 :  14:06:53  Show Profile  Visit FBS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am just trying out the new 3.0 drivers and so far they work well. The problem I have when playing with the FS9 flight sim I get real poor frame rates when I load the multiplayer software called squawkbox. Without this loaded the games plays with good FPS for my system size. I think the problem may be in the settings and I dont know where to start. I believe that it has something to do with running a 2d window in a 3d game maybe refresh rates or something like that because the FPS is good until I go to full screen.

My sytem is a 766mhz proc. w/512 ram running a Voodoo 5500 card, 1.18 bios and 3.0 drivers. all on a windows 2k pro OS.


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Posted - 11/12/2003 :  03:31:41  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Are the FPS good in single player mode? I suspect this is more of a CPU or Internet connection bottleneck rather than an issue with the video card. Perhaps turning down detail levels in-game will help, but I'm not familiar with this particular game.
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Posted - 11/12/2003 :  11:17:57  Show Profile  Visit qrazi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
did this problem also occur with your previous driver? perhaps the squawkbox software is badly coded?

ECS K7s5a@ 147 MHz, Athlon XP 1600+@1825+, Voodoo5 5500 @166 MHz, 512mb pc3200
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Posted - 12/12/2003 :  12:21:49  Show Profile  Visit FBS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you for your input. After playing around for three days on this I have solved the problem by removing the Amigamer drivers. My game is back to normal FPS for the hardware that I have, with the Voodoolizer drivers. The 3dhq drivers work on my system as well.
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