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DigitalWelfare
8th October 1999, 07:50
Okay, I am begining to get a little confused...


Is pd 5.30 coming out today?
Is our version of DX7 a beta?????

ArP
8th October 1999, 07:53
As to the PD drivers coming out today, we can
only hope, although I don't think anyone's heard any reason why they shouldn't.

The DX7 that's currently generally available is retail, although a few days prior to the actual release a release candidate was circulating around. I think it was mentioned here, too...

--ArP

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IceStorm
8th October 1999, 08:23
Matrox's FTP site, which allows in 250 users, is swamped right now (I can't get on). The message from the site reads:

Connected to ftp.matrox.com.
421-There are already 250 users logged on.
421-################################################## #########################
421-
421-Due to the high demand for a recently released driver, we are only able to
421-offer downloads to a limited number of users at one time. We apologize for
421-this inconvenience and ask that you try again later. We thank you for your
421-patience.
421-
421-################################################## #########################

Make what you will of this.

DigitalWelfare
8th October 1999, 08:29
see- I thought so- but an artilce I was reading today said, that the full DX7 was just implemented in the latest build of W2k. which strikes me as weird. It said that everything release currently was a "fullbeta" for testers, and found it to work well- and that Dx7 retail will be release shortly..... maybe the site was fuct. Anyway- so it should be release today huh?

Maybe you can answer me this...

http://www.fakkyou.com/screens/thumbs/ingame/3t.jpg

I am using a V2 SLI...should I even get the new drivers?

[This message has been edited by DigitalWelfare (edited 10-08-1999).]

DigitalWelfare
8th October 1999, 08:32
ah- I make very well of this.... Ice any suggestions? u want that turboICD huh?

ArP
8th October 1999, 08:34
IceStorm -

*SIGH* I'm in the ftp-site now, and if
I'm not completely mistaken, the drivers aren't there, atleast not in the
/pub/mga/millg400/win95_98/latest directory.

--ArP


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IceStorm
8th October 1999, 09:19
Yeah, got in. They're not there.

What game is that from Digital?

Of course I still want the turboGL :-). If it lets me run HL without having to disable the second display, I'll be a happy camper. The V2 SLI drivers I'm using right now are a bit touchy (getting new V2's from Creative sometime in the next two weeks, though).

Just my $0.02

Jazza
8th October 1999, 09:51
DigitalWelfare-

All the previous versions of Windows 2000 had beta versions of DX7, and as the final version of DX7 has now been released, it is now being put into the new builds of Win 2K.

Adrian "Jazza"

DigitalWelfare
8th October 1999, 09:53
ice that game should tweak you G400 users out... its new screen shots from FAKK2 and man, there OPENGL shots.. I know that my 3DFX wont be able to look that great- but from what Hexagon said is that it is a tweaked Q3 engine...and OGL is main API... that should make you gus happy.... gorgeous screens can be seen@ http://www.fakkyou.com/screens/ingame.html


tell me what u think


http://www.fakkyou.com/screens/game_env/2.jpg

DigitalWelfare
8th October 1999, 10:48
5:00 eastern time for 5.30???

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Byron_H
8th October 1999, 11:17
There has been a few posts stating that they won't now be out until early next week - so probably best not to wait around for them today.

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Microsoft MVP
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IceStorm
8th October 1999, 11:18
I'll believe those shots when I see them running at a sustained 25+FPS, average of about 40FPS.

No turboGL today, apparently. Something about it being a Canadian holliday and short staff, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Oh well, maybe Tuesday next week?

DigitalWelfare
8th October 1999, 11:38
These are actual in game shots... While they wont dicslose WHICH card is being used, it is in fact a FULL OGL ICD... Im assuming a GFORCE or a TNT2. I just thought with the graphics I have seen from the G400, that you guys would be tweaked. There is alot of silence around the game for some reason, it looks like everquest in HEll....


have a good day.

Byron_H
8th October 1999, 11:55
I just got a response from Matrox's PR lady, she said "It's possible we will have something at the end of the day"

So I guess there is still a chance.

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Byron Hinson
Microsoft MVP
http://www.activewin.com

bunnymud
8th October 1999, 12:12
I sure hope the drivers come out later today. Also I think F.A.K.K 2 will be a beautiful disaster.

DigitalWelfare
8th October 1999, 12:54
and what do u base that on bunny? Have you played a version yet? name any other game using the Q3 engine (other than Q3) that looks that good.... try this: http://halo.bungie.com/screenshots/images/screens_large/ss05.jpg

bunnymud
9th October 1999, 07:22
I dunno why, but I just got a feeling it will, and when it comes to games I always hope I am wrong. I am not saying the game doesn't look good, but I think it will be a run and shoot game.

[This message has been edited by bunnymud (edited 10-09-1999).]

tish beta2
10th October 1999, 18:58
He could be a little right. The polygoncount looks very high, which might introduce a serious control lag. (for us without a g-force).