Jump to content

GL Setup


Recommended Posts

Well I think I've discovered the problem with my video card. Apparentley I need to download separate drivers for Open GL. The problem is, the only company that I can find that has them, glsetup.com, doesn't seem to be up, and all links to their drivers lead to their site. Does any one know where I can get GL Setup?

History is on the move, Captain. Those who cannot keep up with it will be left behind, to watch from a distance. And those who stand in our way will not watch at all."

- ”Grand Admiral Thrawn"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

GLSetup ?? 8O Haven't seen that in years.

 

Usually the OGL abilities are included in your reference driver, like the Detonator XP (or forceware, as I believe it's now called) or the omega drivers for ATI cards.

 

What card and what drivers do you have ?

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/5183/animated9pn.gif

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1778/reloadedbannerdu8.gif

http://www.swrebellion.com/images/banners/rebellionbanner02or6.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've got the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (128, not the 256). I just updated to CATALYST 4.10, which was just released. I tried the Omega drivers, but wasn't impressed with the performance, so I switched back. Some of the Omega features are still installed, including some of the Open GL aspects of the drivers. I also uninstaledl the SMARTGART as some people say that can cause problems. As yet I have had no reocurrences of hte problem *knocks on wood*, so hopefully the problem is fixed.

 

EDIT:It would seems I spoke too soon. I was playing for a while and then BANG, it froze.

 

What exactley is the difference between 3D and Open GL?

 

EDIT II:Well, I took the easy way out and got another video card (that is, I returned my 9800 Pro and used the credit towards another card). It seems my system doesn't like ATI Cards for whatever reason, so I upgraded to an NVidia 6800 for $60. Everything works fine now. Maybe ATI's drivers aren't as compatible with OpenGL as NVidias?

History is on the move, Captain. Those who cannot keep up with it will be left behind, to watch from a distance. And those who stand in our way will not watch at all."

- ”Grand Admiral Thrawn"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I works very well! :D I've been playing most of my games with 6x AA and I get no lag. The only problem is that one of the games that was freezing my computer, is still freezing, but it's just the game, not the computer. I've already sent a support e-mail to the developer, so I hope to have the problem fixed... especially since I', paying monthley for it!

 

Alas, I have not been able to play a game of Warlords with it since it always dropps out on me... hopefully Eville will somewhat fix that with the next release. Battlefront rons fantastic. 1600 x 1200 with full AA and AF!

History is on the move, Captain. Those who cannot keep up with it will be left behind, to watch from a distance. And those who stand in our way will not watch at all."

- ”Grand Admiral Thrawn"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It was actually pretty cheap, only $399 CDN. Im still a little worried that the NVidia tab under the advanced display settings doesn't have a section to set OpenGL settings, but I'm not having any problems.

History is on the move, Captain. Those who cannot keep up with it will be left behind, to watch from a distance. And those who stand in our way will not watch at all."

- ”Grand Admiral Thrawn"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, I would reccomend taking anything better than a 9800, but the 9800s are still a very good video card. As with everything else, it depends on whether or not you want to be "future proof" and spend more money, or go for what's good right now. The 6800 and X800 (X700 and X600 too) are all next-generation video cards, so they'll be sufficient for the next two or so years. The 9800 (XT, Pro, or SE) are going to be pushed to their limits in the future. So, in the end, it all depends on how much you want to spend for performance.

History is on the move, Captain. Those who cannot keep up with it will be left behind, to watch from a distance. And those who stand in our way will not watch at all."

- ”Grand Admiral Thrawn"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thx. I took your advice to Scath in the Animated Gif thread and cut out every third frame. There are still over 100 frames, and the gif is still 900k in size, but once it load through the first time, it's no biggie.

History is on the move, Captain. Those who cannot keep up with it will be left behind, to watch from a distance. And those who stand in our way will not watch at all."

- ”Grand Admiral Thrawn"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If a gif goes fast anought the amount of frames doesn't really matter. A trick i learnt while making my first attempts.

 

BTW i don't know if you have noticed DJ44's Avatar (his first one ever :D ) i made it for him after have sudden inspiration. :P

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a359/Mad78/Palpycard.gif

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a359/Mad78/Spamkinguserbarcopy.jpg

CLICK HERE IT IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!

Click here is you like Trance

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, I really had to look for a post from him, but I found one. It's really cool Mad. Now we just need to get the forces of Spam together!.

History is on the move, Captain. Those who cannot keep up with it will be left behind, to watch from a distance. And those who stand in our way will not watch at all."

- ”Grand Admiral Thrawn"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What do i have left... Well its a very general answer :P i am going to just get a new computer from scratch. One thing i like with the idea of getting a 6800 is that it is compatible with the SLI technologie. Is the 6800 GT good?

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a359/Mad78/Palpycard.gif

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a359/Mad78/Spamkinguserbarcopy.jpg

CLICK HERE IT IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!

Click here is you like Trance

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, I can't speak from experience since mine is just a 6800. You also have to be sure to get the most recent Microsoft supported Drivers. The drivers NVidia has on thier site right now are not supported by Microsoft, and as such were causing me grief (causing Warlords to freeze if I zoomed in). I found better drivers, from NVidia, that for some reason they didn't release on their site, that are supported by Microsoft. You have to install them the hard way (update your drivers from the hardware profiles section), but they work better. They're designed for Gf 2 and up, so basically, if you have an NVidia card, let me know and I'll post the link.

History is on the move, Captain. Those who cannot keep up with it will be left behind, to watch from a distance. And those who stand in our way will not watch at all."

- ”Grand Admiral Thrawn"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

GAT, OpenGl is just another display mode for showing 3D stuff, like DirectX for example. It's often used as an object lesson in higher semesters of multi-media-oriented classes, like computer science.

 

Btw, what's the name of these alternative NVidia drivers ? I never had problems with the DetonatorXP/Forceware series so far, though. Maybe Windows will say, that it doesn't pass the logo test, but that's all :wink:

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/5183/animated9pn.gif

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1778/reloadedbannerdu8.gif

http://www.swrebellion.com/images/banners/rebellionbanner02or6.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The drivers are called ForceWare 65.73 WHQL 2000/XP. They're by NVidia, so I'm not sure why they haven't released them on their site. They work better than the ones I downloaded from nvidia.com, no more freezing in Warlords and what have you.

History is on the move, Captain. Those who cannot keep up with it will be left behind, to watch from a distance. And those who stand in our way will not watch at all."

- ”Grand Admiral Thrawn"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thrawn, that was exactly the driver I was talking about :lol:

Before v60 they were called DetonatorXP series.

 

Mad, did you never have WindowsXP complaining about a driver not being certified from MS (aka: "failed the Windows logo test") ?

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/5183/animated9pn.gif

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1778/reloadedbannerdu8.gif

http://www.swrebellion.com/images/banners/rebellionbanner02or6.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'll assume you mean on my system. I have 1 GhZ of PC3200 DDR memory. I can't recall the brand( which has a big effect on performance).

History is on the move, Captain. Those who cannot keep up with it will be left behind, to watch from a distance. And those who stand in our way will not watch at all."

- ”Grand Admiral Thrawn"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

Copyright (c) 1999-2022 by SWRebellion Community - All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters. Star Wars(TM) is a registered trademark of LucasFilm, Ltd. We are not affiliated with LucasFilm or Walt Disney. This is a fan site and online gaming community (non-profit). Powered by Invision Community

×
×
  • Create New...