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Posted - 21/02/2003 :  01:51:25  Show Profile  Visit Pawgy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am presently using a voodoo4500 with 3dfx drivers from 3dfx.w98 2ed.I have had good success with all the race games untill Nascar 2003 and it locks up all the time. On the Sierra forum a player suggested I change to the amigamerlin 2.5 windows 9x drivers as he has been able to run n2003 with no problems on a v4500 and says they are very good. I have downloaded the drivers from 3dfx zone and am ready to install.Your readme says to simply click on the setup .exe and follow the instructions.Not the isetup.exe? Do I need to uninstall the old drivers first?? It has been a long time since I have installed drivers and I don't want to cause any problems with my system.Thanks for any help you may afford.

Edited by - Pawgy on 21/02/2003 01:54:41


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Posted - 21/02/2003 :  06:46:51  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I guess Nascar Thunder 2003

In theory, a V4 4500 can run the game but what's your config ?
Minimum Requirements :
DX8.1 compatible video card w/32 MB RAM

Recommended Requirements :
DX8.1 compatible video card w/32 MB RAM

I ran the demo with a V5 and the Amigamerlin 2.9 under Win98SE but if you want, i can try with a V4...
This is the way to proceed when you download a full package (drivers + tools) :

- put the desktop in 16 colors and 640*480
- in the directory where the drivers have been extracted, run the executable file. Click on Setup.exe
- "welcome to the 3dfx tools setup wizard" => select NEXT
- agree the terms of the license and select NEXT
- "ready to install the program" => INSTALL
the program installs the 3dfx tools control panel and the drivers
- "completing the 3dfx tools setup wizard" => finish

- select YES, i want to restart my computer now, when prompted

Edited by - Nightbird on 21/02/2003 06:50:31
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Posted - 21/02/2003 :  16:36:56  Show Profile  Visit Pawgy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Nightbird for your reply. No, not Nascar Thunder 2003, I am trying to run Nascar racing 2003 by Papyrus. I did not buy NT 2003 because I read that it required some kind of display that was not avilable on 3dfx cards. Anyhow I see that Nascar Racing 2003 is much better anyways. My system is fast enough I think, a 1.3 althon, w/256ram and the v4500 32meg card. W98 2ed. Directx 9. I just got a reply on Racesim central that I may have a problem with GPL if I don't change a couple of .dll files. I guess nothing is perfect. As I read your instructions (I do not have to uninstall my present drivers???)THanks again for your interest.
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Posted - 22/02/2003 :  20:51:01  Show Profile  Visit Pawgy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nightbird and anyone intrested. The Amigamerlin 2.5 driver set is the only drivers out of 4 different sets that I tried that will Run Nascar Racing 2003 on my v4 card.. Thank you very much for you help.
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