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Posted - 16/02/2004 :  06:31:43  Show Profile  Visit ChaosBlizzard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I heard those new 3.0 amegamerlin drivers are based off of leaked official drivers... Is this true, how were new official drivers even made to be leaked?



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Posted - 16/02/2004 :  07:48:48  Show Profile  Visit Shogakusha's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I don't believe that the leaked drivers were "new". And by leaked they mean that not just the drivers were out there, but that the source code was given out by someone. With the source code available, skilled programmers were able to continue the same work as 3dfx would have been doing were they still around, like fixing bugs, optimizing the code, adding new features, etc. I think they actually started with source code older than the last official driver release, so they would have had to modify it even to bring it up to the same level, but it atleast gave them something to work with.

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Posted - 24/02/2004 :  06:04:21  Show Profile  Visit ChaosBlizzard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well I search the internet and p2p programs and couldnt find anything on the leaked 3dfx code. I could only find information on the leaked source code of the windows 2000/nt operating systems.
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Posted - 24/02/2004 :  09:42:14  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Check falconfly's site.

The code is somewhere on that site.
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Posted - 24/02/2004 :  15:12:32  Show Profile  Visit lecram25's Homepage  Reply with Quote
People have been working off the code before it's been "publicly leaked"...

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Posted - 24/02/2004 :  18:31:38  Show Profile  Visit ChaosBlizzard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh great then I take it even though people have been using reversed engneered code and its not yeilding better drivers then they wont be getting any better....
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