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Geforce 2 mx win98 driver version

Postby Baoran » 2018-12-06 @ 16:26

Same pc as in this thread viewtopic.php?f=63&t=63955
it has Geforce 2 MX and 2 voodoo2 cards. Directx 7.0a and win98se
I read many threads here and people seemed to recommend 45.23 for older games in win98, but for some reason I don't have direct3D working if I install that driver version.
With newer driver 77.72, direct3D works fine, but I would like to use older driver for compatibility with older win98 games.
Any ideas how to get older drivers working?
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Re: Geforce 2 mx win98 driver version

Postby Davros » 2018-12-06 @ 17:17

try a slightly older version than 45.23
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Re: Geforce 2 mx win98 driver version

Postby Baoran » 2018-12-06 @ 19:04

Is there any specific driver version you would recommend me trying that would have good performance and compatibility?
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Re: Geforce 2 mx win98 driver version

Postby leileilol » 2018-12-07 @ 00:27

He just said one.

Also the earliest one should ever go, if ever, is 12.41. Any version before that is "hahaa nvidia make bad driver !! nvidia's a suck!!!"
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Re: Geforce 2 mx win98 driver version

Postby Baoran » 2018-12-07 @ 01:16

He just said slightly older than the one I mentioned so that is why I asked if someone had experience with specific earlier driver version.
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Re: Geforce 2 mx win98 driver version

Postby leileilol » 2018-12-07 @ 06:04

My range is a little larger - anything before 61.76
Voodoo2s aren't 100mhz stock
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Re: Geforce 2 mx win98 driver version

Postby shamino » 2018-12-12 @ 07:25

I don't know how things run on a P3, but with a K6-3 running Win98 with a Geforce2 MX and MVP3 chipset, nVidia drivers 8.05 and 12.41 both perform well. It's been a long time since I was experimenting with this but I think 8.05 was emerging as my favorite for that system.
I was running a bunch of tests, then finding fault with my tests and redoing things and then just got fatigued with the whole project and haven't touched it in probably a year now.

Some later versions that I've tried (21.81, 21.83, 45.23) are extraordinarily slow in some games. So is v6.31 for whatever reason (v5.32 is fine).
There are some weird performance variations between games and drivers on the K6-3, but that might be a CPU optimization issue so the P3 might like different versions than the K6 does.

I've never needed to use later drivers to fix anything I tried to play. Even v5.32 runs anything as far as I can tell, and it was my preferred version back in those days (I now think 8.05 is probably better though).
So I think the best versions are going to fall into the time period when nVidia was optimizing the most for your hardware. Game compatibility is rarely an issue IMO.

If nVidia's Win98-era performance on a P3 is as erratic as it is with the K6-3, then you may need to experiment with the games you actually want to play (not synthetic benchmarks).
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