First post, by Viserion
Been fidling with my PIII - 1400MHz Tulatin system, and have come across a problem I have never encountered before.
It consists of a:
PIII 1400MHz Tulatin
Soltek 65KV2 motherboard
Geforce 4 4200 TI
D-Link 528 network card (Not connected to anything at the moment)
2x Voodoo2 SLI
Promise Sata 150 TX4 card with a 120GB SSD
AWE64 Gold soundcard
There is a Pci Multimedia audio device that I haven't installed any drivers as I can't remember what it is.
Have to open it and look, but for now not bothered, as it is a bit cumbersome to do.
The problem I have is that Direct3D is not working.
Mostly tried with SW: Jedi Knight and I got an error that there is not enough graphics ram.
After upgrading from version 6 to 7 and finally to 8.1 the problems are a bit different, but will come back to that later.
I started running dxdiag, and direct3d would always fail, but DirectDraw would pass without issues.
I then noticed that Approx memory is only 2mb ?
Nvidia drivers(81.98) says 128mb, so what on earth is going on.
When upgrading to DirectX 7 it changed to 2048mb, but still would not work.
This too is an odd value.
However my 2 Voodoo2 cards now worked in Direct 3d(FastVoodoo2 4.6), but would really like the 4200 card to work as well.
I then upgraded to 8.1. and I'm back to 2mb ram on the 4200 in dxdiag.
Another oddity is that the Voodoo cards only have 16mb ram.
As far as I remember these are the 12mb ram versions of the card. Will need to confirm that.
Any idea for a solution.