First post, by Pentium3retro

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Hi all

I've been fighting this battle for some time now. My favourite PC game is Warhammer: Dark Omen and I'm aware it is very funny about which graphics card it will play nicely with in terms of actually displaying graphics correctly and also enabling 3D hardware acceleration.

So, I've tried a ATI Rage Mobility 8MB on a Compaq M700 Pentium III laptop which runs without any graphical issues however, it runs so slow! The FPS is terrible but i can enable 3D mode which is rare but still, no good with the FPS. So I then got myself a Toshiba Tecra M2 laptop with a Geforce FX Go 5200 in it as I'd heard online that the FX series do work well with Dark Omen (despite being so much newer which i find odd.) Anyway, this does work perfectly without any graphical issues and the frame rate is smooth as butter (capped at 60fps i believe)

Now, I'm building a Pentium 3 rig below and trying to keep it period correct. It's a P3 866Mhz with a Sound Blaster 16 ISA card and a Geforce 2 MX AGP 4x card. I thought this would run without any problems but it's running very strangely.





It's as if it's dropping the draw distance but it's not it's actually flickering and like in the last photo if i pause the game it renders in perfectly??? Although, as the game is paused i presume it stops rendering so thats likely why. Anyway, I thought being somewhat period correct this would work fine but it's having a lot of trouble it seems which is a shame as the FPS for whatever is the smoothest i've ever experienced. I don't know if it's just me but playing games with cards that were from that actual era always seem to have this REALLY smooth feel about them.

Anyway, any ideas how i can fix this? The main menu also flickers at the lower part of the screen but nothing this bad. I'm using Nvidia 8.xx drivers it's a Geforce MX 2 which i really don't want to swap out if i can as it's a great card for this system i think and it runs other games like Quake, Quake II, Unreal Tournament etc so well. This also rules out any potential faults with the card.

Thanks in advance, here's my rig (building in progress) for anyone interested.


Rig: Pentium III 866Mhz / 512MB RAM / 16GB CF Card / Geforce MX 2 64MB / ISA Sound Blaster 16
Toshiba M2: Pentium M 1.8 Ghz / 512MB RAM / 8GB CF Card / Geforce FX Go 5200 64MB
Compaq M700: 750Mhz Pentium III M / 128MB RAM / 4GB CF Card / ATI Rage Mobility