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Just so everyone knows, nvidia has released their det4s, highly recommend for all nvidia users to go and download. Keeping your video drivers up to date will help to maximize your compatibility and performance with epsxe and other applications. Thank you for your attention.

http://www.nvidia.com/us/ie/view.htm
 

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thanx fer the info, but i have an 32mb nvidia tnt2 m64....should i get these new drivers or are they gf2-3 exclusive?
 

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kingking, what you are saying has no sense. Are you sure your mobo and your 3d card handle AGP 4X ? If you are sure, then it isn't a driver option, it must be a bios option and otherwise there are many third party prog that can enable it if it is not enabled by default.

I made some test with the new 21.81 drivers with my Geforce DDR :
In 3DMark2001, a 5% increase in hardware T&L and a 5% increase in software T&L (compared with 12.41 drivers but weren't the fastest drivers)

In 3DMark2000, a 5% increase in hardware T&L and a 15% increase in software T&L (compared with 12.41 drivers)
The results in 3DMark2000 are very interesting, it's the first time that some drivers after 6.XX and 7.XX have speed increase (hard T&L is equal to results with the best 7.XX drivers, and soft T&L is the best never seen).

So, in conclusion, some results are equal to results already seen with other drivers, but there is a real increase of software T&L in 3DMark2000,so PC games which were programmed for a version prior to DirectX8 should benefit of this increase (it wasn't expected).

Now, a precision : I don't want to see somebody saying that ePSXe is faster with these drivers. Indeed, emu speed is CPU dependant, and gfx quality is GPU dependant.
 

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Unless of course their bottle-neck was their video card and not their cpu, then they just may see an improvement in epsxe. I haven't seen anyone reporting problems with enabling 4x agp so are you sure your board can support and has enabled 4x?
 

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Originally posted by Omegainf
I can't get any opengl game (UT/ePSXe) to work with the new drivers so... switching back to 14.41
I think that UT works better with D3D. Actually, they said that Glide is the best API for UT, but, as many people don't have a voodoo(and 3dfx is dead), D3D is the second choice.
 

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Originally posted by Omegainf
UT with OGL runs much better than D3D here...
That's strange... I've heard that UT's creators concentrated more on the development of the Glide and D3D engine. Anyway, if OpenGL works better for you, then use it.
 

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Has anyone experienced any significant FPS increase on ePSXe (or other 3d apps) with

just a little, by the way i cant get work the 2xFSAA or 4xFSAA
whit the new detonator 4 in OpenGL mode.
in D3D works fine.

so back to detonator 12.90
 

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Majority of users from posts and hardware sites seem to be getting from paltry to significant performance boosts. Unfortunately on my system at least fsaa causes glitching in ff8 which I'm playing right now, so I had to downgrade back to the 14.70s. I hope they fix this in their next release, and fix anistropic filtering as well, which I believe has been broken.
 

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Re: Has anyone experienced any significant FPS increase on ePSXe (or other 3d apps) with

Strange, for me it's the opposite. OGL FSAA works, but D3D won't work, mind you I speak only for ePSXe. It appears to work for PC games using the D3D API, but ePSXe, nothing, very strange.

Originally posted by SIR_LINX
just a little, by the way i cant get work the 2xFSAA or 4xFSAA
whit the new detonator 4 in OpenGL mode.
in D3D works fine.

so back to detonator 12.90
 

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Strange, for me it's the opposite. OGL FSAA works, but D3D won't work, mind you I speak only for ePSXe. It appears to work for PC games using the D3D API, but ePSXe, nothing, very strange.
now its working for me, just uninstall the last detonator version, whit the Detonator-Destroyer, and then install the new version.

check this page for the explained and file.

http://www.guru3d.com/detonator-destroyer/
 

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Actually that is how I installed it originally, but thanks for the info. I did get it to work w/D3D, I forgot that I had to enable Full Screen Flipping or something to that extent for D3D. :)
 
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