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 Demos run perfectly, but nothing else
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Posted - 03/01/2004 :  18:03:36  Show Profile  Visit Denk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi.. I just joined this forum. The 3dfxzone is a great site!

I had some spare PC components from which I built a PC intended for network gaming.. It contains a Diamond Monster 3D II Voodo 2 card, and I have been having some problems with configuring it.

I have tried the FastVoodo2 XP drivers with version 4.0, 3.5 and 3.0. I got the demo programs working perfectly, but I can't get Quake3 to run, neither Heretic2.

My specs:
OS: Windows XP Pro with SP1a
MoBo: ECS K7VZA (VIA chipset)
CPU: 1 GHz Athlon
RAM: 192 MB PC-100 or 133 (not sure)
2D-card: Matrox Mystique 220 2MB PCI
3D-card: Diamond Monster 3D II (Voodoo2) PCI - not SLI
Display settings: I run WinXP in 1024x768 in 16-bit mode

I have installed WickedGL demo 3.02 and configured Quake3 and Heretic2 with the WickedGL switching utility.

I can run Heretic2 with the software renderer, but if I use the 3dfx mode, the WickedGL demo notice is shown, and then Heretic2 crashes.

For Quake3, the game freezes after the WickedGL demo notice is shown. All I can do after this is to reset my PC.

I have even tried to install the original 3dfx driver 1.02 Windows 2000 beta (see http://garnet.acns.fsu.edu/~dth2246/computers/3dfxwinxp.html), but the same problems remain.

I am out of things to try...
Does anyone have a clue on what might be causing my problems?
I have tried to follow all installation instruction carefully.

I am thankful for any help I can get...

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Posted - 07/01/2004 :  16:25:22  Show Profile  Visit Glide's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Posted - 07/01/2004 :  19:54:42  Show Profile  Visit Denk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you Glide.

I tried it out, but it didn't help.
In fact it even got worse. Now the WickedGL control panel started crashing. :-)
And let me point out that I never really got the Mapmem error, so I should've probably avoided the patch. But I'll try anything! :-)

The change for quake3 is that it no longer freezes, but displays an invisible window called "Error" (that can be viewed by launching Ctrl+Alt+Esc to get the Task Manager)..

Maybe I should try The FV2GE driver with Windows 98.. The PC is only for gaming anyway so I don't have to run XP... And wasn't there support for Direct3D for the voodoo2 in Win98?

Did I say this site is great? :-)
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