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December 19th, 2000, 12:20 AM
I feel very stoopid having to ask this but if I dont I'll never know so here it is I have a 16mb amd card I think I dont have an opengl drive am I suppose to download one or should it be there I have no understanding of opengl so I dont know what to do
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December 19th, 2000, 01:33 PM
what gfx card do you have?
December 19th, 2000, 03:57 PM
I dont know I remeber reading on the list of things it had somthing about 16mb amd(or something like that) card. is there some way I can check?
December 19th, 2000, 04:31 PM
would that be 16mb AGP?
December 20th, 2000, 04:18 PM
yes I just found the paper with the list of things it has ans yes its 16mb aGP not amd hehe stoopid me
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December 20th, 2000, 10:48 PM
and download GLsetup.. this nifty little program will tell you if your card is GL capable or not and even download the latest drivers for it (or the closest it can find which is NVIDIA TNT on my Velocity 4400) when (if) you have found your card has GL capabilities and have the new driver run Legacy Launcher and click setup and select OpenGL where it says Software(default)...... run Legacy and gape in awe at its smooth textures and lighting effects http://forums.newdoom.com/ubb/smile.gif
16meg AGP really should be GL or at least 3dfx capable..
December 21st, 2000, 05:53 PM
Well, if worse comes to worse and your card does not support OpenGL, there IS an alternative. Chances are 99.99% that your 3D card supports Direct3D...
So all you have to do is get an OpenGL to Direct3D wrapper (and these are easy to find, search on Google)
Some people might frown upon me for saying this, but these wrappers allow you to play OpenGL games on just about any 3D card in existance, and graphics are very good, as is speed.
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