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Re: Issues with some games on a Voodoo 3

You might as well try some demos and if they run. Faulty cards and dead cards are different in the sense one will install driver and work partially while the other won't. It could also be related to thermals as another user mentioned

Re: Old GOG games are slowly getting killed

Um, Retained Mode was the *real* Direct3D to my understanding. 🤷‍♂️ It was the sophisticated one with a full concept of a scene, as far as I know. That immediate mode was for devs who couldn't handle it (just kidding) , thus implementing the 3D world in their own game/engine. Probably in Direct3D2 …

Re: Old GOG games are slowly getting killed

Beware, long answer ahead! :D Nearly all Direct3D games ran in software mode, originally. As I said before. Software rendering was the norm, not 3D acceleration. There weren't much good 3D cards, anyway. The "Reference Rasterizer" in DirectX ran via CPU and had best image quality, too. It was the …

Program that searches words inside multiple files

I don't clearly remember if it ever happened or was just another deceptive brain idea, I think Windows could earlier read inside files what I searched using Windows search and display it to me. I can't find it anymore. Was there/Is there any such 3rd party program? Thanks.

Re: Old GOG games are slowly getting killed

Nearly all Direct3D games ran in software mode, originally. As I said before. Software rendering was the norm, not 3D acceleration. There weren't much good 3D cards, anyway. The "Reference Rasterizer" in DirectX ran via CPU and had best image quality, too. It was the one which implemented all …

Re: Old GOG games are slowly getting killed

Virtual machines are good solutions, too. Sadly they don’t work for 3D right? VMware supports D3D8/9 hardware acceleration if the guest OS is Windows 2000 and higher. (EDIT: the minimum might be XP in newer versions) D3D8 acceleration is rather poor and games usually suffer from lower performance …

Re: Old GOG games are slowly getting killed

Awesome info! Also great to point out the DirectX Versions. I also have seen that some just don’t work as good as others for certain games. It also depends on your hardware. For example, in Might and Magic 7 my SB live 5.1 resets to 2 speakers from 5.1 speakers when I start the game with DX8 …

Re: Old GOG games are slowly getting killed

MS Application Compatibility Toolkit (MS ACT) will allow you to edit the supplied fix and fiddle with different shims. It's a .sdb file included on the game's folder. ACT is included on the lastest Windows ADK (Assessment and Deployment Kit). I've been having issues with GOG games myself too, but …

Re: Old Windows games Running on Windows 10 without issue.

Well you install Windows on a hard drive, why do you have to keep inserting the CD to run it? About the games, I am not sure of what copy protection the game uses, the only modern problematic copy protection I can think of is StarForce with it's old drivers. Maybe your drive decided to give up (is …

Re: AIO Cooler Prevents Some Older Games From Launching

So is there any idea what to do, the game works fine with any other sound device. Another help, I clicked on the blue buttons on the left side of a hardware and now the device name has been changed. Is there a recovery method for the device name (doesn't matter much but still...) After setting the …

Re: AIO Cooler Prevents Some Older Games From Launching

I am just here to comment that C-Media headphones prevent NFS1 from launching and I'll be following this thread. Given this I suspect that the Lithtech engine is accessing HID devices that it should not be accessing and needs to be fixed. Given this probably can't be done then you could disable the …

Re: Old Windows games Running on Windows 10 without issue.

I tested USNF 97, USAF and FA18 and they run in Win10 USAF can't work on Win10 due to disc checks. I am aware, but the community already made a patch. The user didn't announce any refrainment from using a third party patch. A brief description is on PCGW: https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Jane%27s_ …

Re: Table Fog & 8-bit Paletted Textures

So which was the earliest card to have supported 4 bit palettized textures? I checked my Voodoo 3 and it doesn't support it: Caps_Voodoo3.jpg I also don't remember any games mentioning 4-bit paletted textures in their documentation, config or options menu. I remember Forsaken shows 8 bit palettized …

Re: Table Fog & 8-bit Paletted Textures

Turns out my Win7 Intel HD machine has RGB PAL 8 as well as RGB PAL 4 cap. The 5900XT in comparision has only RGB PAL 8. So which was the earliest card to have supported 4 bit palettized textures? Also there is DD Palette Caps section in DxView, however the demo in my previous posts queried for …

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