First post, by DaLeX97
Hi, dege and the dgVoodoo team!
Recently I installed Rainbow Six Rogue Spear on my Windows 7 PC, and so far, the process was quite simple. The game installed normally, I was able to patch it without problems, and I can run the game. However, there are a few issues that I've been trying so hard to solve these past couple of days, and so far I had no luck.
I have written down my experience trying to run the game here: https://rentry.co/9af3q
You only need to focus your attention on the DXWRAPPERS section of the document, so feel free to ignore the other sections, except this part:
Running the game normally as an admin and under Win98 compatibility, and without any third-party tools ---- I get some weird graphical bugs like the main menu having some shadow overlay / ghosting issue. The screen in the game starts "shaking" / flickering. But on the bright side, the game does run smoothly with high FPS.
So, there are two problems that I'm facing in this game:
Main menu shadow overlay / ghosting, and in-game flickering / glitching
So far, from the couple of wrappers that I tried, they either: fix both problems that I have, but induce FPS drops (like dgVoodoo), or fix one problem but the FPS is untouched, like DDrawCompat.
I've noticed that when I use your wrapper, both problems are solved, but my game runs at low FPS (40 or less).
So, instead of talking more about this let me show you how the vanilla game looks like: https://youtu.be/FYF7GNzbTFo
(I'm sorry for sloppy recording, it's hard to play the game in one hand and record in the other)
Anyway, this is how the game looks like when run without any wrappers. If I try to record the game with OBS, it looks totally different, even tho what I recorded with my phone is exactly how I see it when I play the game. Here's a link to the OBS video: https://youtu.be/RGCQmaupe3c
As you can see when the game starts, there is that main menu issue I was talking about, if I click on any of the buttons in the main menu (Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Training, Options, etc.) and come back, the problem seems to be gone, although temporarily.
In-game, when I play you can see how the textures "flicker", how it looks like there is a double image, as can be seen with the shooting targets in the training map.
When I'm done playing and come back to the main menu, the same ghosting issues appear.
Now, when I use dgVoodoo2, both problems are fixed but the FPS has issues. Here's a video on it: https://youtu.be/cNH9mb7yhAo (sorry for not enabling speakers)
Strangely enough, if I record with OBS, I get a flickering black box with audio from the game playing: https://youtu.be/v4T4heiJyvk
Extracting the other .dll files doesn't make a difference, as I've stated back in this document under the DXWRAPPERS section.
One more thing that I noticed is that if I enable"Fast video memory access" within dgVoodoo2 Control Panel, it makes the game's FPS drop insanely low and the game stutters like crazy (4-5 FPS).
Oddly, the MSI Afterburner / Rivatuner works only with dgVoodoo, but not with any other DXWrapper, I don't know why that is.
Anyway, that's it from me. I apologize for making such a long thread, I was hoping I could give you as much info as possible to help me see where the problem lies, and hopefully fix this problem. Nonetheless, thanks for reading this far, if you did 😀