posted July 09, 2002 06:43 PM
I went to the First Saturday Sale in Dallas last weekend, and bought a video card.
It is an Asus V7100, and although it was used, it looked like it was in good shape, and I got it for a song. I was planning to get something better than a GF2MX, but that's all I could find (that I can currently afford).
Here's the topper.....
After trying two different sets of drivers from Asus (the original and current sets), the most current drivers from NVidia, and the drivers from GLSetup 121, I come up with exactly the same results from each set of drivers.
Text: No problem
2D graphics/Windows: Perfect
OpenGL: Textures are totally F___ed UP! Flickering, jumping, wildly skewing!
WTH? WTF? Has anyone ever heard of anything that can go bad with a video card, and affect only OpenGL? I haven't and I have had at least 20 video cards in my computer past, just in my main machine, as well as working in the IT field for the last 15 years.
It is very consistent, even within the same game. Homeworld supports both Direct3D and OpenGL. The card works great with D3D, and looks like TM on OpenGL
My decision to try to install this on Sunday afternoon cost me the chance to play in the DDM!
Anyone who has had a similar experience, please speak up.
I am not convinced it is a hardware problem yet, but I don't really feel like setting up a testbed system for this, reinstalling Windows on my machine, or any of the other time consuming things I could do. A shortcut would be most appreciated!
When I get home tonight, the first thing I am going to do is to reinstall my trusty Voodoo 3 3000.
I guess I am going to have to take my frustration out Ras or whoever is on the servers tonight.
[This message has been edited by mELON cRACKER (edited July 09, 2002).]