Vortex 2 in Windows 2000.

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Vortex 2 in Windows 2000.

Postby SRQ » 2018-1-10 @ 02:13

Is it still a no-go? I google for my issue (Audio halts after a few minutes of if I use A3D), and I see references to fixes or patches, but each and every link and source is dead.
I found a beta driver that changes nothing.
Card works fine on 9x so I just dualboot, but I'd prefer to find a way to make it work for completionisms sake and because this is a dual P3 and I enjoy using 2K for it seeing both processors. Regardless of the fact nothing uses them, it's neat to have :p
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Re: Vortex 2 in Windows 2000.

Postby darry » 2018-1-10 @ 04:39

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Re: Vortex 2 in Windows 2000.

Postby SRQ » 2018-1-11 @ 05:12

Thanks for that source to the drivers, but it still cuts out with those. They enable A3D under 2K, but bug it so audio is lost quickly.
This motherboard is an Asus CUV4X-D, Via chipset, and I heard mention of some sort of fix but all the links are dead.
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Re: Vortex 2 in Windows 2000.

Postby darry » 2018-1-12 @ 06:06

Have you installed the VIA 4-in-1 drivers (aka Hyperion) ?

Have you tried the "PCI Latency" patch for VIA chipsets ?
http://www.georgebreese.com/net/software/#PCI
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Re: Vortex 2 in Windows 2000.

Postby SRQ » 2018-1-13 @ 01:15

My understanding has always been that Via drivers make things worse, but I'll give it a try.
I'll try your second too although it seems aimed at AMD systems.
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Re: Vortex 2 in Windows 2000.

Postby SRQ » 2018-1-13 @ 05:16

Well, with new mobo drivers and discovering that I accidently wasn't installing the right Aurael one for the audio card itself (Windows forces you to revert to the OEM ones if you don't pay attention) it appears to be working.
Ain't that neat.
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Re: Vortex 2 in Windows 2000.

Postby darry » 2018-1-14 @ 19:52

Happy to hear it is working .
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Re: Vortex 2 in Windows 2000.

Postby ZanQuance » 2018-1-19 @ 19:11

Sorry I couldn't get here sooner, I made a few fixes into this Win2k driver package that should help smooth things out for everyone:
Win2k 2559 Drivers with fixes

Let me know if they work well for you, A3D should be fully working in this package and the control panel has some bugs so use the provided speaker change fixes to switch speaker modes.
All projects are currently on the backburner, but ARE being worked on.
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Re: Vortex 2 in Windows 2000.

Postby eeJay » 2018-1-21 @ 22:35

Thank you for taking the time and trying to fix this, ZanQuance!
I've tried your drivers on my freshly installed Windows 2000 with a Diamond MX300 and can report the following so far:
- There is very audible hum - but it can be easily fixed by muting the "CD Audio" box in the audio mixer.
- The volume is very loud. On my Windows 98 SE install, I keep the master output at about 60 %. With these drivers, it had to be decreased to about 20 %.

The good:
- Installs fine, no errors.
- Some of the 3D demos work and sound amazing - for instance, the 3D player and the Helicopter demo. It is interesting to see that the interfaces for some are different and offer more options than under Win 98.

The not so good:
- The Rooms demo will not start; it reports that an a3d 2.0 sound card is not installed.
- The Bees demo crashes my system and causes it to restart about 10 seconds after I run it.
- The same type of crash happens with Quake 3 (after turning on A3d mode). I have tried copying an older version of a3dapi (2.25) in Quake's folder, and that prevents the system from crashing; however, only music can be heard playing (and sometimes, footsteps). Most of the sounds are missing.

Keep up the good work! I'm sure other users will be eager to try these drivers out as well!
If you need any testing, I'm more than glad to help out.

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Re: Vortex 2 in Windows 2000.

Postby ZanQuance » 2018-1-23 @ 16:32

I'll check out the issues when I can, thanks for testing.
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