First post, by God Of Gaming
Hello, my specs are:
Asus CUSL2-C motherboard, i815EP chipset
Pentium 3 1000mhz coppermine
320 MB PC133 SDRam (128+128+64)
3Dfx Voodoo3 2000 AGP with official 1.07 driver
Turtle Beach Montego 2 (Aureal Vortex2) with 2.041 driver
WD Caviar SE 120GB IDE HDD
some LG CD drive, dunno the model, connected with the sound card with a cable for redbook audio
Windows 98SE with the unofficial 3.56 service pack, DirectX 7.0a installed
So here's my problem, I want to get TNFS SE working perfectly on this machine if possible but I can't, I struggled quite a bit last night. To be particular, I want to get its Win95 version working, not its DOS version. At first I was not able to even start the installation as I was getting errors. Found in other posts in this forum that I have to disable DirectDraw accel in DxDiag, did so and it worked, I was finally able to install and run the game. But during the installation, on the sound card tab, Auto Detect worked and said it detected my sound card, the options to choose one manually were grayed out btw so I couldnt just pick the Windows Audio option. Test Sound didnt output any sound even though the install said it detected the sound card, and indeed when I ran the game there was no sound at all from it either. Why? How do I get sound to work?
The other thing is, videos don't work either, during the install if I leave them on Enabled, during the test I just get a black screen that stays until I restart the PC, so I had to disable them to install the game. Tests are forced btw, you cant skip them. Do I need to instal video codecs or something?
Finally I noticed that the game runs really smooth. Much smoother than its DOS version did under DOSBox on my main PC. It feels like going from 30fps to 60fps or something. It looks a bit nicer visually too, probably the voodoo3 22bit box filter at play. I also heard that the Win95 version supports Immersion I-Force FFB, and my wheel (Logitech Wingman Formula Force) does too, would be really sweet to play it with FFB. I thought NFS 2 was the first in the series with FFB support, guess I was wrong.