View Full Version : XvT 3dfx help...

05-23-2008, 01:20 AM
Hey all... I had a question about 3dfx for XvT:

I'm running Xvt and BoP on windows XP with a nvidia geforce 7600GS chipset. When I run the game with the 3d acceleration disabled it works excellent. I've recently gotten into modding the game, and I've added a ton of missions and new .OPT files for upgraded ship graphics. In order to run the new ship graphics 3d acceleration needs to be enabled. When I enable the acceleration, my game takes a dive. When I load a mission the frame rate is so low that it is absolutely un-playable!

I tried to remedy the problem by messing with the settings, but it seems that the only thing that worked was turning of the "diffuse lighting" option and running with "low" object resolution.

My question is this: This graphics engine is from 1998, so how come my new graphics card is not handling the settings? Is this a problem with drivers or chipset incompatibility?

05-23-2008, 11:03 AM
Which OPT files are you running? If you're trying to use the straight XWA Upgrade Project OPTs, they won't really work b/c they're meant for X-Wing Alliance, a later game. Some of the XWAUP OPTs have been converted down for XvT/BoP, however...look for the XvT Upgrade on the "Astilleros" site (http://xvtedicion.game-host.org/) (English translation available on the site).

Other than that, try uninstalling, do a clean install, then enable 3D acceleration and play without mods. If you find what you described still happens, I'd be willing to wager that it's a driver problem.

05-25-2008, 07:31 PM
Okay thanks. I'm using the XvT upgrade opt's that have been converted from XWA. They work, and they really look great, but I have this problem. I may have to try and uninstall it. I need to backup all of the folders that I've modified for new campaigns, missions, and rank names first though.

05-25-2008, 07:33 PM
I've tried the re-install, and it still happens. Does anyone know what the deal is with the drivers? Is there a patch for this graphics acceleration to work with XP and newer video cards?

06-10-2008, 07:46 PM
Somewhere there is, yes a patch for 3DFX on newer video cards.
It's on LucasFiles somewhere.

06-11-2008, 11:01 AM
That would depend on if he got BoP as a separate expansion or XvT and BoP bundled together. The latter package already has the patch.