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Reply 1520 of 1700, by sharangad

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robertmo3 wrote on 2024-05-15, 11:35:

btw descent 2 allows getting to the game now, i can play (black screen though all the time) (got rready watermark during game)
ef2000 shows something in game

descent 2 I think always worked with a black screen. ef2000 shows nothing for me.

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Reply 1521 of 1700, by sharangad

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Texture loads are seriously messed up. I should maybe do more testing before pushing out releases.

[EDIT] Too late for another build. Sigh.

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Reply 1522 of 1700, by sharangad

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sharangad wrote on 2024-05-15, 12:52:
robertmo3 wrote on 2024-05-15, 11:35:

btw descent 2 allows getting to the game now, i can play (black screen though all the time) (got rready watermark during game)
ef2000 shows something in game

descent 2 I think always worked with a black screen. ef2000 shows nothing for me.

What does ef2000 show you?

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Reply 1523 of 1700, by robertmo3

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it's blinking, but game works, i can change views, but screen updated are very very rarely done, unstable and crushes
you need DETAIL=2 or DETAIL=1
in EF2000.CFG
doesn't work with DETAIL=0

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Reply 1524 of 1700, by robertmo3

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sharangad wrote on 2024-05-15, 12:52:
robertmo3 wrote on 2024-05-15, 11:35:

btw descent 2 allows getting to the game now, i can play (black screen though all the time) (got rready watermark during game)
ef2000 shows something in game

descent 2 I think always worked with a black screen.

i mean i can fly the plane and hear when i am shooting
it wasn't passing pilot selection screen before

Reply 1525 of 1700, by sharangad

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robertmo3 wrote on 2024-05-15, 14:28:
it's blinking, but game works, i can change views, but screen updated are very very rarely done, unstable and crushes you need D […]
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it's blinking, but game works, i can change views, but screen updated are very very rarely done, unstable and crushes
you need DETAIL=2 or DETAIL=1
in EF2000.CFG
doesn't work with DETAIL=0

Oh wow! Well done. I'll see if I can get it going tomorrow.

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Reply 1526 of 1700, by sharangad

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robertmo3 wrote on 2024-05-15, 14:28:
it's blinking, but game works, i can change views, but screen updated are very very rarely done, unstable and crushes you need D […]
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it's blinking, but game works, i can change views, but screen updated are very very rarely done, unstable and crushes
you need DETAIL=2 or DETAIL=1
in EF2000.CFG
doesn't work with DETAIL=0

It's probably running in fifmode. Try adding the dma environment variable before running it.

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Reply 1527 of 1700, by robertmo3

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"Rendition V1000 based cards.
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The Rendition V1000 version of the game utilizes the Windows 95 display drivers.
Some older versions of these drivers fail when used by a DOS program. Always ensure that
the most recent drivers are installed and selected."

Reply 1528 of 1700, by sharangad

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robertmo3 wrote on 2024-05-15, 15:44:
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"Rendition V1000 based cards.
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The Rendition V1000 version of the game utilizes the Windows 95 display drivers.
Some older versions of these drivers fail when used by a DOS program. Always ensure that
the most recent drivers are installed and selected."

That's for running it from Windows as a dos program.

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Reply 1529 of 1700, by sharangad

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I have enforced family time at the moment and can't get to my machine.

This is extremely painful.

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Reply 1530 of 1700, by robertmo3

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there is also this:
"After installation of the 3Dfx version windows may tell you that the program is better if
it is run under DOS, If presented with the option, click on NO. The accelerated
versions of EF2000 will only work reliably when run in a Win95-DOS environment"

Reply 1534 of 1700, by sharangad

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robertmo3 wrote on 2024-05-15, 16:37:

check what is written about battlecruiser here
http://www.zeus-software.com/forum/viewtopic. … 72&p=3473#p3473
under Compatibility troubles:

It appears to have issues with common dos memory extenders.

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Reply 1535 of 1700, by sharangad

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robertmo3 wrote on 2024-05-15, 16:41:

anyway ef2000 3dfx worked fine i guess

But ef2000 rendition can't be launched from config app just like the 3dfx version.

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Reply 1537 of 1700, by robertmo3

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sharangad wrote on 2024-05-15, 17:08:
robertmo3 wrote on 2024-05-15, 16:41:

anyway ef2000 3dfx worked fine i guess

But ef2000 rendition can't be launched from config app just like the 3dfx version.

i can start config.exe and choose to start game from there and it starts but complains about missing cd probably cause i installed in winxp from a different cd letter

Reply 1538 of 1700, by sharangad

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robertmo3 wrote on 2024-05-15, 17:35:
sharangad wrote on 2024-05-15, 17:08:
robertmo3 wrote on 2024-05-15, 16:41:

anyway ef2000 3dfx worked fine i guess

But ef2000 rendition can't be launched from config app just like the 3dfx version.

i can start config.exe and choose to start game from there and it starts but complains about missing cd probably cause i installed in winxp from a different cd letter

I got the same error.

I got a chance to try it and you're right, it does appear to work, very slowly.

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Reply 1539 of 1700, by robertmo3

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you may like to check descent2 too
i am sure it wasn't working before 13
if you already have a pilot name there:
when you hear music skip movie with esc
wait a while for new music and keep pressing enter
when you hear new music press esc to skip movie
now you hear music with sound of typing briefing, press esc
when you hear new sounds you are in game
you can shoot with space and ctrl
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before 13 you could only get to the second music