Thanks for the help! Yes my old vintage computer from 2000 is nice for the older games. My original PC from 1996 was a Micron with a pentium 166 , ready for this? I OVERCLOCKED IT to, wait, wait 200mHz!!! Win 95, tiny hard drive ( ? 1 Gb ) , something like 64mB memory.
Had an original Voodoo 1 add in card. I bought it specifically after seeing Janes ATF running on a demo computer at a local electronics/computer store. I had a bitch of a time getting it sorted out to boot to DOS with all the appropriate memory commands and drivers for DOS so I could run the early Janes DOS games. When I upgraded to my PIII 1000 with the 3dfx card I figured I could let the old box go, big mistake. I realized after that EF2000 v 2 wouldn't run in glide mode on anything but a voodoo 1 or voodoo 2 card. Bummer. I really liked hearing that Scandinavian accented voice clearing me for take off from Trondheim!
So I really enjoyed finally getting around to installing TAW. Different theater but similar feel. I was looking to see if there were any patches from DID for the original that I should apply when I came across your posts.
I got to say it looks like what you guys have done with this is fantastic. I knew about all the modding and updating that has gone on for F-16 but I didn't realize you had been doing similar thing with TAW.
Great work! Thanks so much!
I installed and patched TAW 2 up to the most recent version last night on my lap top ( Dell xps m1730, windows vista 32 bit, sli geforce gtx8800m video cards, intel core duo extreme edition overclocked to 3 GHz, 4 gB memory ).
Noted a bug running the configuration portion due to a missing windows component mentioned in this thread that I will sort out later but what I saw looked great!
I had a question though,
I'm a bit overwhelmed with all of the graphic choices.
Obviously I can't run it in native glide mode with my Nvidia cards ( and if I was able I understand I would be limited to max resolution of 800 x 600 correct?)
but what are the pro's and con's of D3D mode vs using the glide wrapper
And of the two wrappers you use what are the pro's and con's of each?
You mentioned that they upconvert the 800 x 600 to 1024 x 768, then even though the glide wrappers offer higher resolution options is there any change?
I briefly tested different modes but was using the demo to view and didn't seem to notice much difference. Is that because the demo is limited in resolution?
Would the appearance of the cockpit and hud etc be noticably different using a glide wrapper set say on 1920 x 1200 ( my lap top native resolution) vs 1078 x 768?
And on a final note- I still have my EF2000 v.2. Is anyone doing anything similar with it? I would love to hear the Trondheim controller again ( but not in software mode, you can never go back to that after seeing the sim running under the 3dfx glide version!).
Again Thanks !
And in answer to the second post:
my 5500 is agp if I remember correctly.
I slowed down the cpu because, at least for janes's Longbow 2, too high a processor speed messes up the flight model, don't know if running TAW original version would have the same problem.