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cbhacking

I play EVE and a few other games. EVE, in particular, is very DX9-intensive.
Although I had no trouble installing it and getting it to start (the Fonts
key registry trick is no longer needed) the game ran slowly, with low FPS
and long load times. I set it to compatibility mode: XP SP2 and now it works
MUCH better.

Just thought the community might like to know that, if your 3D gaming isn't
going very well. Of course, some games won't even install without
compatibility mode; those should already be set to use compatibility after
installation.
 

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Paul Smith

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"cbhacking" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I play EVE and a few other games. EVE, in particular, is very
>DX9-intensive. Although I had no trouble installing it and getting it to
>start (the Fonts key registry trick is no longer needed) the game ran
>slowly, with low FPS and long load times. I set it to compatibility mode:
>XP SP2 and now it works MUCH better.
>
> Just thought the community might like to know that, if your 3D gaming
> isn't going very well. Of course, some games won't even install without
> compatibility mode; those should already be set to use compatibility after
> installation.
 

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B

I agree. Games written for Windows XP run much more slowly in Windows Vista,
but then again those games were not written for the Vista platform directly.
The drivers from ATI and NVIDIA are in bad need of major tweaking for the
platform as well. It will be interesting to see a game written specificially
for the Vista platform will do once the video drivers improve.
"cbhacking" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I play EVE and a few other games. EVE, in particular, is very
>DX9-intensive. Although I had no trouble installing it and getting it to
>start (the Fonts key registry trick is no longer needed) the game ran
>slowly, with low FPS and long load times. I set it to compatibility mode:
>XP SP2 and now it works MUCH better.
>
> Just thought the community might like to know that, if your 3D gaming
> isn't going very well. Of course, some games won't even install without
> compatibility mode; those should already be set to use compatibility after
> installation.
 

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Robert

Are you using the stock Vista video drivers?

I installed the NVidia RC1 driver, and gaming performanced improved a lot.

"cbhacking" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I play EVE and a few other games. EVE, in particular, is very
>DX9-intensive. Although I had no trouble installing it and getting it to
>start (the Fonts key registry trick is no longer needed) the game ran
>slowly, with low FPS and long load times. I set it to compatibility mode:
>XP SP2 and now it works MUCH better.
>
> Just thought the community might like to know that, if your 3D gaming
> isn't going very well. Of course, some games won't even install without
> compatibility mode; those should already be set to use compatibility after
> installation.
 

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MrCoffee

I'm using the stock drivers from the vista upgrade install.
it's not using both of my 7900gt ko 512meg cards in sli yet
but my fps is over 100 in ut2004 running 2048 x 1280 with everything set on
max.
i'd say it runs better on vista than it did on xp considering it's only
using 1 card right now.

"Robert" wrote:

> Are you using the stock Vista video drivers?
>
> I installed the NVidia RC1 driver, and gaming performanced improved a lot.
>
> "cbhacking" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> >I play EVE and a few other games. EVE, in particular, is very
> >DX9-intensive. Although I had no trouble installing it and getting it to
> >start (the Fonts key registry trick is no longer needed) the game ran
> >slowly, with low FPS and long load times. I set it to compatibility mode:
> >XP SP2 and now it works MUCH better.
> >
> > Just thought the community might like to know that, if your 3D gaming
> > isn't going very well. Of course, some games won't even install without
> > compatibility mode; those should already be set to use compatibility after
> > installation.

>
>
>
 

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cbhacking

My graphics card is an ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, currently 128MB VRAM. I use a
64-bit bersion of Vista (on AMD Turion64 1.8GHz proc). The stock driver
works fine, but offers almost no fine-grained controls (or even settings for
things like whether to stretch the viewable area for low resulotions, which
looks messed up on a widescreen display) so I installed the beta Catalyst
driver and configuration from ATI. It's much better than the version for
Beta2, but still a resource hog. In any case, I didn't do enough gaming to
benchmark the performance of the stock ATI driver that comes with Vista.
Generally, though, my FPS is sufficient and my games work.


"Robert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Are you using the stock Vista video drivers?
>
> I installed the NVidia RC1 driver, and gaming performanced improved a lot.
>
> "cbhacking" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>I play EVE and a few other games. EVE, in particular, is very
>>DX9-intensive. Although I had no trouble installing it and getting it to
>>start (the Fonts key registry trick is no longer needed) the game ran
>>slowly, with low FPS and long load times. I set it to compatibility mode:
>>XP SP2 and now it works MUCH better.
>>
>> Just thought the community might like to know that, if your 3D gaming
>> isn't going very well. Of course, some games won't even install without
>> compatibility mode; those should already be set to use compatibility
>> after installation.

>
>
 

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wolf421

I just installed tron 2.0 on my rc-1 system and have yet to have and problems
playing it, The launcher for the game idenified my geforce fx5200 128mb with
no problems and saw the directx 9 installed no problems at all, and I'm
useing the updated driver from nvidia. Tron 2.0 runs great on rc-1 away lot
better than on the beta 2 release"shudder". Now if I can get some of my other
games to work on it I'll be in hog heaven and not caring until the rtm
release comes out in the stores. Along with Halo 2 "Must have Halo2, give me
Halo2 or die!!!! eheheheh!!!"
I loved the preview movie of it and just can't wait to get my hands on it.....
T-minus 4months and some odd weeks days and minutes seconds and counting.....
The pain of waiting is unbarable, and my malcavian mind is breaking under
the pressure...lol Vampire the Masquerade rpg....
--
Just when you thought you had the top of the line system...You find out that
you have to upgrade yet again. The pain gasp!!
The suffering!!
Until Payday!!! :)


"cbhacking" wrote:

> My graphics card is an ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, currently 128MB VRAM. I use a
> 64-bit bersion of Vista (on AMD Turion64 1.8GHz proc). The stock driver
> works fine, but offers almost no fine-grained controls (or even settings for
> things like whether to stretch the viewable area for low resulotions, which
> looks messed up on a widescreen display) so I installed the beta Catalyst
> driver and configuration from ATI. It's much better than the version for
> Beta2, but still a resource hog. In any case, I didn't do enough gaming to
> benchmark the performance of the stock ATI driver that comes with Vista.
> Generally, though, my FPS is sufficient and my games work.
>
>
> "Robert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Are you using the stock Vista video drivers?
> >
> > I installed the NVidia RC1 driver, and gaming performanced improved a lot.
> >
> > "cbhacking" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]
> >>I play EVE and a few other games. EVE, in particular, is very
> >>DX9-intensive. Although I had no trouble installing it and getting it to
> >>start (the Fonts key registry trick is no longer needed) the game ran
> >>slowly, with low FPS and long load times. I set it to compatibility mode:
> >>XP SP2 and now it works MUCH better.
> >>
> >> Just thought the community might like to know that, if your 3D gaming
> >> isn't going very well. Of course, some games won't even install without
> >> compatibility mode; those should already be set to use compatibility
> >> after installation.

> >
> >

>
 

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crayon

Good suggestion. I wonder if running Warcraft III in compatibility mode will
make the game play with sound again. Will try it out. While warcraft III
played perfectly, there was no sound...

"cbhacking" wrote:

> I play EVE and a few other games. EVE, in particular, is very DX9-intensive.
> Although I had no trouble installing it and getting it to start (the Fonts
> key registry trick is no longer needed) the game ran slowly, with low FPS
> and long load times. I set it to compatibility mode: XP SP2 and now it works
> MUCH better.
>
> Just thought the community might like to know that, if your 3D gaming isn't
> going very well. Of course, some games won't even install without
> compatibility mode; those should already be set to use compatibility after
> installation.
>
 

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