a question.

Posted by giger 
a question.
Date: February 13, 2002 04:19PM
Posted by: giger
hello all,

This is the story.
Ive p2-350 -160mb-6gb and replaced the
ati rage pro (which didnt work in hardware mode)
with an gf2mx400-64, In less then a lap, gp3-1.13 stalls
and ive to do a hard reset.
My idea was: videodriver, so i tried the
detonator xp driver from nvidia, as well as the drivers that came
with the card. No improvements so far, any suggestions ?
(always had an apple, i'm a bit of a pc newbie;)
Re: a question.
Date: February 13, 2002 04:30PM
Posted by: giger
i use windows 98 btw;0
Re: a question.
Date: February 13, 2002 05:11PM
Posted by: Beardless2
When you say stalls, do you mean the screen just freezes, the computer displays a blue screen or it resets itself?

If the problem only now occurs since you installed the new gfx card, it is 95% certain that it is graphics related.

1) Did you unistall the old drivers correctly - this can cause problems
2) Try calibrating the graphics in GP3
3) Go to start - run - then type "dxdiag" and see if direct x has any
problems with your system
4) Try playing G3 in software mode. If ths works then you know it is a
hardware graphics problem
5) Try different nvidia drivers and install and remove the new/old
ones how nvidia recommend
6) Is this the only game it happens to? if not, maybe the card is faulty

Let me know how you get on.

Re: a question.
Date: February 13, 2002 05:59PM
Posted by: giger
first of all, thx very much for replying:)

1. as far as my knowledge goes, i think i did install the drivers correctly.
the ones that came with the card had an installwizard, the older of the 2 nvidia drivers that were available for my card overwrote the ones i tried
before so, i'm not sure but it felt good :]

2.tweaked alot with graphic settings and calibrating, sometimes it
freezes(screen and sound) while calibrating.

3. the prob occurs under directx 7 and 8.0a

4.in software, it just works fine(except for picture quality then...

5.as i discribed in point one.

6.this is the only game i own. in fact, i bought a pc so i could play gp3:]

could it be the pc is too slow for this game?
Re: a question.
Date: February 13, 2002 06:33PM
Posted by: SkAiFeY
heh, can't help sorry, if u found an answer let me know.. coz i have similar probs.. (after replacing my ati rage pro withthe same card as u), but the game doesn't freeze, it jsut goes real slow,and i have to exit and restart

Chris C
GPTC & GPVWC Manager o' CVRT
HawkEyE '01WC' Driver o' CVRT
Re: a question.
Date: February 14, 2002 04:28AM
Posted by: mortal
Have you guys done a proper graphics calibration? access this function from the graphics menu, sometimes it's better to do it manually and test. Set the display modes and frame rates to low detail and test. All Nvidia chipped cards will run gp3 and gp3_2k. Try the detonator 3 series from 6.5 up, they are older drivers but these should be ok given your processor speed, these drivers run gp3/gp3_2k, rf, rtcw, moha, bw, on a p2-400. Do not use the xp series drivers unless of course xp is your o/s. If you haven't done so install gpx_patch and run gp3 from it with log functions and assertions turned on and if gp3 has a forced exit , crash or whatever the game will write a log file that displays the cause of the exit for you ;-) Good luck :-)

[www.mediafire.com] Some say you should click it, you know you want to. :-) [www.gp4central.com] <----GP4 Central
Re: a question.
Date: February 14, 2002 08:41AM
Posted by: Larry
First off, a P2 is a little slow for GP3 which is very processor dependant compared to most games. The rest of the system is good.

If it runs real slow, you might want to check that your anti-aliasing is OFF because GP3 and FSAA don't mix.

Make sure that your graphics card doesn't share the same IRQ as other hardware. It's OK to share with PCI IRQ steering though.

That's all that comes to mind at the moment. Hope this helps.

Re: a question.
Date: February 15, 2002 05:14AM
Posted by: Beardless2
right, the fact it works in software means it is almost certain a hardware driver problem and not anything else. Can you describe the type of crash, ie does it give any numbers etc

Re: a question.
Date: February 19, 2002 07:31PM
Posted by: giger
hi there, first thx all for your suggestions .
i discovered that it also crashes on other games, same type of crash, the screen and sound freezes and ive to do a hard reset.
tried a couple of different drivers, the problem keeps occurring.
ive the feeling that it has to do with the fact that i had to make some 'modifications' to the case of the computer to make the card fit and i cant push the card totally in the agpslot.
it sticks about 1.5 mm out. could this be it?
Re: a question.
Date: February 20, 2002 04:20AM
Posted by: mortal

[www.mediafire.com] Some say you should click it, you know you want to. :-) [www.gp4central.com] <----GP4 Central
Re: a question.
Date: February 20, 2002 07:48AM
Posted by: giger
i take that as a yes....
Re: a question.
Date: February 20, 2002 08:16AM
Posted by: Habi
"oh yeah, sure ;)...."

.... boooom ...... eh-eh whoops

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