Reply 720 of 733, by vetz
dr.zeissler wrote on 2021-01-09, 09:25:vetz wrote on 2012-12-05, 00:07:
I tested the 4.0.0 drivers for the PCX1. Damn the performance drop is significant compared to the 4.1.2 in Direct3D in all games! The drivers certainly improved over time. With the 4.0.0 I could finally get Motoracer (demo) running without problems, but the framerate suffered. A patch was released for Motoracer retail, but I only got the Mystique enhanced version of the game and it doesn't work with that version.
Hellbender and MTM trial still didn't work properly with the 4.0.0 drivers. What is curious though is that I can't find any information on Google Groups about people really complaining about these two games in late 96/early 97. They were prime test candidates for D3D games. Only thing I find is that they run slow, which makes me think that PowerVR never bothered to fix these games, but just turned off acceleration on the PCX1 in the application settings.
Die Hard Triology still don't want to run in D3D mode. I have no clue what is going on there, as the readme states support for the PCX1.
that's interesting...I am thinking it's about the other way round. older drivers are better for my PCX1.
I am currently using the Apocalypse3d driver from this CD http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=995&menustate=0
Think that depends on each game, some will run better, some actually worse, and some will run correct. Also the host card can have alot to say on the performace you get, see https://gona.mactar.hu/DOS_TESTS/ where Gona gets huge differences in frame rate Tomb Raider
Also if you need drivers, I've made a compilation with all drivers that I was able to acquire: