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Reply 360 of 733, by NitroX infinity

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E-mailing a bit with Simon F from the Beyond3D forums (Imagination employee) and got some nice info, don't know if it's any new info though;

Series 1: Midas3, PCX1 (aka MIDAS4), PCX2 (Midas5) the clue is in the name of the sgl dll )
Series 2: ARC1, CLX2 (i.e. Dreamcast, Naomi, Naomi II), PVR250 (i.e Neon250)
Series 3: Kyro family

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Reply 361 of 733, by Kisdra

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Hi everyone !
Yesterday, I managed to power up my oldies computer once again (Athlon XP 1600+, 512 Mo SDRAM, Windows ME updated with latest DX9b), and I wanted to bench my 3Dx a bit. I installed the card with the drivers 4.1.2 downloaded on the Vintage Driver Library, everything seemed fine, until I wanted to look at the options in the card's control panel in the Display Properties : I have no control panel ! I uninstalled/reinstalled few times, using my original CD and the 4.1.2, but no change, I still don't have the 3Dx tab. The 3DCC doesn't seems to work either, as even when it has PowerVR checked, the bundled games like Wipeout 2097 still says it doesn't detect the card, whereas games with SGL are working fine (at least, Unreal Tournament is working fine, Quake 2 PVR OpenGL reports an errors saying it can't load in the game's console everytime I try to activate the render).

Anyone may have an idea on this ?

Reply 362 of 733, by vetz

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Kisdra wrote:

Hi everyone !
Yesterday, I managed to power up my oldies computer once again (Athlon XP 1600+, 512 Mo SDRAM, Windows ME updated with latest DX9b), and I wanted to bench my 3Dx a bit. I installed the card with the drivers 4.1.2 downloaded on the Vintage Driver Library, everything seemed fine, until I wanted to look at the options in the card's control panel in the Display Properties : I have no control panel ! I uninstalled/reinstalled few times, using my original CD and the 4.1.2, but no change, I still don't have the 3Dx tab. The 3DCC doesn't seems to work either, as even when it has PowerVR checked, the bundled games like Wipeout 2097 still says it doesn't detect the card, whereas games with SGL are working fine (at least, Unreal Tournament is working fine, Quake 2 PVR OpenGL reports an errors saying it can't load in the game's console everytime I try to activate the render).

Anyone may have an idea on this ?

You are using it with a Geforce card? They are not compatible except for SGL titles.

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Reply 364 of 733, by vetz

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Putas wrote:

You probably have generic driver, get the Apocalypse one for control panel.

I think he is missing the whole PowerVR tab, not just the advanced settings button.

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Reply 365 of 733, by Kisdra

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vetz wrote:
Putas wrote:

You probably have generic driver, get the Apocalypse one for control panel.

I think he is missing the whole PowerVR tab, not just the advanced settings button.

Yup, that's it, the card is in and functionning with the Aplocalypse 3Dx 4.1.2, but I don't have any PowerVR control panel.

For the main graphic card, I had tried it with Millenium G550, Kyro II and Rage Fury Maxx, each with the same result : nothing for the 3Dx in Display Properties.

Oh, and for Windows ME, it's a clean install from yesterday.

Reply 366 of 733, by leileilol

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I'd suggest checking PNP Bios settings. There is a bios setting that will prevent the card from being detected, I forgot what though

The card should function fine in Windows ME.

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Reply 368 of 733, by NitroX infinity

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*sigh* Anyone know where to get this beauty?

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Reply 370 of 733, by leileilol

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I found a Crime Cities BETA 2 demo recently which has a different 1998-dated version of the Techland PowerVR MiniGL. Haven't tried it, though it does include an opengl32.ini for configuration

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Reply 371 of 733, by subhuman@xgtx

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leileilol wrote:

I found a Crime Cities BETA 2 demo recently which has a different 1998-dated version of the Techland PowerVR MiniGL. Haven't tried it, though it does include an opengl32.ini for configuration

Lei-Lei, would you like to share it with us? I'd love to give Quake3 a try with it on my Nec PCX1 and compare its performance to the standard Techland one 🤣 😜

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Reply 372 of 733, by leileilol

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Unfortunately the BETA 2 tcpvr driver's worse. It pops up a dialog box for every video mode that didn't go so you have to keep hitting space.

epsxe D3D6 video plugin sorta works.

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Reply 373 of 733, by subhuman@xgtx

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leileilol wrote:

Unfortunately the BETA 2 tcpvr driver's worse. It pops up a dialog box for every video mode that didn't go so you have to keep hitting space.

epsxe D3D6 video plugin sorta works.

Thanks. Gonna give it a try just for the sake of it 😁

BTW: Colin Mcrae 2.0 works on a PCX1 using the latest reference drivers. Maybe if I could manage to make my GF3 ti500 work again with the PVR hal... would anyone like some pictures? 😀

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Reply 374 of 733, by stano

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Kisdra wrote:

Hi everyone !
Yesterday, I managed to power up my oldies computer once again (Athlon XP 1600+, 512 Mo SDRAM, Windows ME updated with latest DX9b), and I wanted to bench my 3Dx a bit. I installed the card with the drivers 4.1.2 downloaded on the Vintage Driver Library, everything seemed fine, until I wanted to look at the options in the card's control panel in the Display Properties : I have no control panel ! I uninstalled/reinstalled few times, using my original CD and the 4.1.2, but no change, I still don't have the 3Dx tab. The 3DCC doesn't seems to work either, as even when it has PowerVR checked, the bundled games like Wipeout 2097 still says it doesn't detect the card, whereas games with SGL are working fine (at least, Unreal Tournament is working fine, Quake 2 PVR OpenGL reports an errors saying it can't load in the game's console everytime I try to activate the render).

Anyone may have an idea on this ?

Have had a similar issue with my matrox powervr card in a abit bx6 R2 motherboard. The only solution was to take out card move it to another pci slot. The card would be detected and drivers instaled. However it was not a permanent solution, as the issue would appear radomly some time later. If any one has a solution that would be great.
I was using the above motherboard a tnt2 video card p3 450 and windows 98se.

Reply 376 of 733, by d1stortion

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subhuman@xgtx wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgp8u2Fnn1Y

Circa 97' PowerVR TV ad 😉

Well now they don't need fancy 3 min ads, nobody knows their name and yet they still dominate the mobile market 🤣

Reply 377 of 733, by subhuman@xgtx

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d1stortion wrote:
subhuman@xgtx wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgp8u2Fnn1Y

Circa 97' PowerVR TV ad 😉

Well now they don't need fancy 3 min ads, nobody knows their name and yet they still dominate the mobile market 🤣

Quite ironic, isn't it? Even though they losed back in the 90s against 3Dfx and others, now we can say that their technology was the future. 😀

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Reply 378 of 733, by Stiletto

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tnx wrote:
For the moment, i have uploaded on megaupload the complete cd bundle included with Matrox m3d […]
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For the moment, i have uploaded on megaupload the complete cd bundle included with Matrox m3d

Matrox M3d Disk 1 ( Driver, Ultim@te Race & demos)
No pwd required, open with winrar
part 1/5 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PAATKHGR
part 2/5 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OL9EWO9Q
part 3/5 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZJMPZCGG
part 4/5 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=37MHOBYI
part 5/5 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=283UJ8D0

Matrox M3d Disk 2 ( Mdk & demos)
No pwd required, open with winrar
part 1/3 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SNPL9DKS
part 2/3 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FNSOM8WV
part 3/3 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PILZE0KF

tomorrow other updates....

Could someone reupload these? 😀

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