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Re: Are there other S3 Trio64 V2 Drivers Available?

that behavior vaguely sounds to me like a badly running vsync, so i would try the "override directdraw refresh" option which i think was under dxdiag. if that doesn't help the best option is to plug in a different card and see if that changes anything... i'm just curious though, what games show this …

Re: Keep GeForce 4 to cards from dying

Geforce 4 Cards do run hot and used very cheap crappy heatsink solutions. With bad caps the ripple current will make them run hotter and fail faster. The higher the ripple current, the more the heat. That could also be a possible cause, especially if he also didn't use fresh TIM and continued using …

Re: Creative ALchemy (EAX Abnormal Reverb)

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alchemy never having been all that great is the answer here, as far as i'm concerned... there's a reason it has all these settings for buffers etc. - and i doubt even tweaking these can get rid off all issues. just go with XP if you want to save yourself some headaches; actually even then there's …

Re: FF7 music loop bug

i've never heard of this bug before and a quick search suggests it was introduced with the recent ports like on ps4. so just play the original pc version. also there's specific support for AWE32/64 soundfonts and XG here, so either of those is the way to go over the SC-55, which would just play the …

Re: Keep GeForce 4 to cards from dying

We're still not really any further forward in working out what kills these cards. as op hasn't bothered clarifying what capacitors are in use on his devices (psu, graphics cards), there is no need to stress over this topic. remember that geforce4 is peak badcaps era and i wouldn't be surprised if …

Re: Keep GeForce 4 to cards from dying

it's not always a good move; in fact when doing it results in prying off the heatsink with force and damaging the BGA, it's not a good move at all. there's been posts with examples of this here and in general it has probably happened more than people care to admit, because this TIM replacement …

Re: Keep GeForce 4 to cards from dying

At the risk of stating the obvious, removing the heatsink and cleaning the old and applying new thermal paste is always a good move. When I acquire a new to me vintage card I generally makes sure it works, then both do this, and clean and lubricate the fan. it's not always a good move; in fact when …

Re: OS recommendations?

If you only want to do DOS, why not just stick to DOS (7.1) only? Adding Windows just wastes hard disk space and increases configuration complexity. well, 9x offers a performance advantage to DOS programs in terms of hard drive access, and things like memory management, adding a cd-rom or network …

Re: Sound Blaster 16 & AWE: From best to worst

no as far as i recall, which is why i see that as a seperate issue. btw, a "workaround" i had found for win9x is toggling mpu-401 emulation on in the driver and using the GM or SC mode... obviously that will sound different than the actual awe32 mode. can even load creative's GS soundfont even on a …

Re: Sound Blaster 16 & AWE32: From best to worst

nice chart, though i would *personally* add one bit of info. it mentions how the entire AWE32 and SB32 series has that Duke3D slowdown weirdness with external MIDI music, inherited from the SB16 series. this is true, but remember that Duke3D *does* have native AWE32 support, and therefore it IS …

Re: EWS64 XL MIDI TROUBLES

ok, reconfigured the card to 330 (was on pnp before and ewsinit always assigned it to 300 then) and it actually worked with just -f, but i still did the init as you said. i'll send you the dump file, looks like there is still mostly garbage from 0x100000 on though...

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