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First post, by dj_pirtu

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Got those laptops yesterday, installed Windows 98SE and got sound working in DOS with T22 when T23 has newer sound chip so no sound in DOS.

Struggling to get S3MeTal working on these. Got Unreal Gold and Tournament, installed latest drivers, installed S3TC map pack, copied metal.dll to Unreal\system and edited unreal.ini to use MeTal-API. It just draws with software renderer. Direct3D seems to work but with no shadows and looks quite ugly.

GLQuake and Quake2 works, Quake3 crashes just before videos.

What next?

Reply 5 of 9, by matze79

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Normally you just choose it and it works.
never had issues with this.

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Reply 6 of 9, by dj_pirtu

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Glad to hear, not working on Thinkpad T22. And actually I have googled this thing a lot and got no proof S3MeTal working on Thinkpad T22.

Installed Win98SE, installed newest S3Savage IX -drivers (2/2000) and tried Unreal and Unreal Tournament. With S3MeTal selection it uses software rendering. End of story. (and same story applies to Thinkpad T23)

Reply 7 of 9, by BigDaddyM

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I checked my tests on Savage IX and Savage MX, both use the same driver. UT with MeTal works on SavageMX but I dont have screenshots from Savage IX. D3D and OpenGL works on both. I used latest driver from 11/28/2001, it includes MeTaL driver 1.0.2.5. Maybe check if UT demo will work. What version of Unreal do you have?

Reply 9 of 9, by dj_pirtu

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Thank you for the drivers!

Unfortunately, setup doesnt detect display adapter on both T22 and T23.

But if I install display driver manually from device manager it works. BUT, still no S3Metal. Direct3D works better than with original drivers but it's just too freakin' slow. Can't get OpenGL work on Quake2 either.

Thinking of giving up, this is getting just so frustrating. I have few old computers with Voodoo2 & 3 cards and never had any problems with those. Just drivers in and everything works.

T22 is great for DOS-gaming, would have been nice bonus if could run a few 3D-games in Windows.