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  1. First off, my apologies KoiMaxx. I wasn't paying attention to who sent the message. Mikew, you were right. I went into the global settings and Direct3D7 was selected. I changed it to Direct3D9 and the blue outline is gone. Thanks, I really appreciate everyone's help. Now I can get started setting up my X45 so I can start getting the feel of TAW again.
  2. Hi Mike, it's been a while, how have you been? I can't seem to get this new version to work right for me. My old computer wasn't able to run the higher resolutions and my X45 didn't work right on it. Now My new computer has the capability, but it's an unknown to me so far. I built my previous one so I knew everything about it, not so with this one. I'm still learning. I assume that you want to know what I have set up in the 3D section of the Catalyst Control Center so here it is. Standard Tab: Standard Settings - Use custom settings is checked. AA Tab: Smoothvision HD:Anti-Alia
  3. OK, I tried that but it didn't make any difference.
  4. This is what I had when I took the screenshot. Desktop video mode is 1152X864 (but I have tried other resolutions to match what I set in Glide). D3D textures - Optimal is selected. Refresh rate - Always wait for at least one vertical syc - checked Texturing Options - Force trilinear mip mapping - checked LFB Access: Enable LFB access Use hardware cache buffers when poss. - checked Use fastwrite for unmatching formats - checked Closer to a rea hardware- checked Colorkeying method - Automatic Texture mem size - 16384 Resolution - 1360X1024 Gamma correction - 100% Monitor freq -
  5. I have a Radeon HD4670 video card and when I use the Glide wrapper in any resolution except 800X600 I get this: I've downloaded the latest drivers for the video card. Home Fries seems to think that it has something to do with the graphics settings. Has anyone had any experience like this?
  6. I went to the ATI site and downloaded the Catalyst Suite 9.21 for Win 7-64. When I checked the driver it was still 8.681.0.0 from 11/24/09 which is what I think I originally had (not absolutely sure though). I loaded TAW again and I get the same thing. So, I don't think it is driver related. My video card is an HD 4670. Also, thanks for the screenshots, I appreciate it. It doesn't look like much of a problem too me. I was thinking that all of the fonts were affected and the distortion made them unreadable. It looks like the text would not be too difficult to read on a 16:9 moni
  7. I have finally had a chance to load up TAW and I must say that between getting used to Windows 7 and the new TAW I am a bit overwhelmed right now. Wow, have you been a busy bee! Initially I am trying to get a handle on the resolution settings in order to determine what kind of monitor to get. This has led to a bit of confusion regarding the fonts. So far I have tried monitor resolutions of 1280X1064, 1360X1024, and 1600X1200. When setting TAW Glide I have tried those same resolutions paired up. What I see is that all of the fonts have a bluish cast to them regardless of the HUD color s
  8. If you have to ask how much it costs then you can't afford it. I wonder if this guy made it himself.
  9. You guys might have already seen this, but someone just sent it to me. http://www.fark.com/cgi/vidplayer.pl?IDLink=4464984 This has jet engines and retractable landing gear and the guy flying it isn't too bad either.
  10. I'm sorry about being so dense about this, but I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around this resolution aspect ratio thing and TAW. From what I have seen and read it looks like the monitor industry is settling on a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1920X1080 resolution even with 24". I don't know what the future of 1920X1200 is, but they're hard to find. From what I've absorbed from our discussion is that the most important resolution figure is the vertical one as far as TAW is concerned. I'm assuming that TAW can be stretched or compressed horizontally but not vertically without getting font dist
  11. HomeFries: I would like to try this out but I have to wait until Monday when my new computer arrives. I couldn't run the Glide wrapper with my old system because it virtually looked like a slide show. That's one of the many reasons I decided to finally let it go after almost 10 years. That and my wife was starting to complain about it's slowness. One of the things you mentioned about the 16:10 aspect ratio being better. From what I've been reading it seems as if the manufacturers are standardizing on 16:9 for monitors. Will that carry over to the 1920X1200 also? If HD movies play i
  12. Thanks for the replies, I appreciate the input. Regarding the 2309, I really doubt that I would watch movies on my computer monitor very often, most likely not at all. I don't own a blu-ray player and I won't have one on my new computer any way. My main focus is a good visual monitor that can play games (esp. TAW) and also displays good text and photos. From my research monitors under $200 can have good visuals, but lack any ergonomic features. This is one of the few in the $200 range that actually can tilt, rotate and has height adjustment. I have some concerns about this monitor, one
  13. I saw a good price on a Dell sp2309w with a max resolution of 2048 x 1152. That's a strange resolution for a 23" monitor. It has a lot of extras like height adjustable, web cam, extra usb, etc. I know my video card will handle it, but I wonder how difficult it will be to see icons and read text at that resolution (is it just a waste?) Also, the big question is what would TAW look like on this monitor. It's $219 and I think a really good deal, but I have some qualms about it such as resolution and it has a glossy screen. The screen shouldn't be that much of a problem since the room my com
  14. Thanks for the reply HF, that makes me feel a lot better about getting an LCD because I would really like to scrap this old CRT. I might start looking into a WS 1920x1200. What I buy will depend on the price also.
  15. Well I'm gone for awhile and TAW has made another leap forward. HF, you are a workaholic. It is simply amazing what you have done to keep this game alive. Unfortunately, I have been deeply involved with family issues the last six months that had required most of my time. Hopefully, the new year will be better. I am once again hoping to get back to TAW and this time with a new computer. I finally decided to scrap my 9 year old baby for a sleek new model. It's going to have an i7-860, 8GB of RAM and a Radeon 4670. Right now I'm looking into LCD monitors and I was wondering if any of yo
  16. OK, we'll give you a pass on this one, but don't let it happen again. Just kidding of course and given the amount of work you have put into this no apologies are required. Thanks again for your efforts.
  17. I don't think that my system specs. are powerful enough to run a Glide wrapper. As I said in my last post TAW looked like a slide show because the frame rates were so bad. It was so slow that I didn't realize that my x45 wasn't working. I found that out when I switched to D3D. I'm waiting until Windows 7 comes out then I'll build a new computer and then I'll give Glide another try. Until then no more Glide.
  18. I thought that I did too. I had finally gotten my x45 working right, but I couldn't get TAW 2008 beta to run in in Glide for some reason. So, I thought that I would install the final version in Glide and see if it would work. Well it ran but it looked like a slide show so I dropped the f22.dat from the D3D folder into the TAW 2008 folder to play a few custom combat missions. Well, now my X-45 is messed up again. Any inputs from the X-45 are delayed about 2 seconds and then repeated several times. There must be something about the Glide wrapper that screws up the X45. Now I have to figur
  19. Thanks for the quick reply. I figured that's what you meant, but I thought I would ask just to make sure. FYI, I installed the program in glide just to see if I can get it to work this time around.
  20. Home Fries, When you say disable all mods do you mean mods that you added after the installation? Since you say "F-22 Total Air War 2008 is a highly modded hybrid between F-22 Total Air War (TAW), F-22 Air Dominance Fighter (ADF) and the Red Sea Operations (RSO) expansion disc." , I just wanted to make sure you don't mean mods that are already part of the program. I just installed the final version today and I'm hoping that I don't have to disable mods that are part of the program because I don't know how to do that.
  21. I don't have any other wrappers installed that I'm aware of. The only other time I tried a wrapper was the first time that I installed F22 2008 (previous post) and I first encountered problems with the x45. I followed your instructions and the AA appears blue and the rockets are yellow so I'm definitely running D3D. That didn't surprise me since I had removed both of the glide .dll files from the F22 folder. Obviously, I did something wrong although I don't know what. The procedure seemed simple enough; copy the contents of the Glide folder into F22 2008 folder and start the game. As h
  22. I made the comment a few times on the Beta thread about how much my flying skills have deteriorated since I played many years ago. I mean I was getting my butt kicked in head to head with the more modern fighters and could barely take on the older generation models. I was getting so frustrated I would quit in disgust. So, I started recording ACMI's to get a better idea of what I was doing wrong. What I noticed was that no matter what I was doing I was always making huge looping turns while my opponents were always turning inside. So, I began re-calibrating my X45 over and over using the D
  23. I did this and was still able to run TAW. I don't know what I did wrong. I just copied the contents of the glide folder into F22 2008. Before I ran it I noted that all of the files from the glide folder were present. I guess I must have missed something.
  24. Home Fries: Thanks again for the reply. Regarding the training missions and AI. I can't take credit for noting that paragraph in the manual since it was brought to my attention during discussions on the old DiD forum. There were many complaints about the AI when the game first came out and DiD pointed out the paragraph to members. I will take credit for remembering it though. I can't comment about the effects of the training mission on the AI since so far I haven't tried any campaigns yet in F22 2008 and after DiD pointed out the importance of the training missions I went about complet
  25. How can you tell if you are using Glide or not. Last night while playing a mission I decided to try the smart view F12. When I did the screen appeared to freeze even though I could hear the other aircraft for the smart views, then the screen went blank and then the program crashed with the clean up and exiting error. Isn't this what happens in D3D? I'm thinking that I must have done something wrong when I copied the files from the glide folder into the F22 2008 folder.
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