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Author Topic: Nvidia 8600GT video problem  (Read 4968 times)
rbistolfi
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2007, 02:56:27 pm »

When I said overhead, I meant from having another program running (Wine does need to run, right?  It doesn't just sit there, right?) rather than the fact that anything was being emulated.

It just provide an API, do some benchmarking with a program running in Windows and in Wine and the difference is minimal, in my experience of course, but the wine guys tell that too. Again, I am not a gamer, but in general games or other programs work or not work, but working slow when matching the hw requeriments for windows, that shouldn't happen. I say shouldn't because this is all experimental stuff, and there is no much experience. I don't want to make an inductive conclusion from a few cases Wink

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Also, you're funny, I like you and you actually got that last one right Smiley  And no, much as I love both Quake 4 and UT3, neither of them are Crysis, or anywhere near it.

I hope you are saying funny in a good way. I like you too, and the fact you like Vista means nothing to me in that sense (i.e, I never dislike someone just because of being a Windows user). May look like I disagree systematically with windows users. But I don't. I just like to discuss and learn stuff from other users in the way, including windows users.
About Crisys, I can understand, loyalty is a good and admirable thing, I like that in my friends and in my enemies as well (I really don't have any enemies, but the phrase sounds cool).
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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2007, 04:02:58 pm »

It doesn't help that my only experience with Wine was trying to play Thief 2 and being told I needed to put the CD in Sad Keep in mind I had the CD in the drive, and I wasn't able to ini-hack it to think /dev/cdrom was actually the CD ROM drive for some reason Sad

And yes, it was funny in a good way.
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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2007, 04:11:09 pm »

OK Lee, here yu go

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[56793 frames in 5.0 seconds = 11358.557 FPS
56627 frames in 5.0 seconds = 11325.357 FPS
35332 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7066.389 FPS
56957 frames in 5.0 seconds = 11391.393 FPS
58881 frames in 5.0 seconds = 11776.127 FPS
63742 frames in 5.0 seconds = 12748.240 FPS
62684 frames in 5.0 seconds = 12536.750 FPS
63386 frames in 5.0 seconds = 12677.055 FPS
62470 frames in 5.0 seconds = 12493.905 FPS
62520 frames in 5.0 seconds = 12503.835 FPS
56400 frames in 5.0 seconds = 11279.835 FPS
59914 frames in 5.0 seconds = 11982.737 FPS
50681 frames in 5.0 seconds = 10135.310 FPS
61735 frames in 5.0 seconds = 12346.958 FPS
/quote]

Now I'll let you tell me, is that good or bad?  I don't know.

reb
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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2007, 04:21:15 pm »

OK Guys, back down to my level.  Smiley

I have two .tgz  files and I don't know how to extract them.  one is 'wine' and the other is 'cedega'.  Now does that tell you something?  Cheesy
I want to play a game.   Sad

You guys have all been great with your help.

reb
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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2007, 04:44:32 pm »

Ok, I'll step up and see if I can do this.

Alrighty, in a terminal, cd to the location of the respective .tgz files.  Once there, type:

tar -xzvf file.name.tgz

That command should extract all the files in the tgz into a directory called file.name in most instances.

cd to file.name

In there, as root, type the following and then let them fly:

./configure

./make

./make install

That should setup, test compiling and install everything into their appropriate points - meaning binaries will end up in the /usr/bin folder I believe.  From there, you should be able to view the respective man pages for each program so you can get gaming.

VL veterans?  Am I doing it wrong?
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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2007, 05:13:19 pm »

Those are outstanding framerates reb.  There may be better I'm sure.  But I can't touch those rates with my relic of a nvidia card.

BlueMage: You about summed it up.  There could be more, but those are the basics.  I would compile it like this though.
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./configure --prefix=/usr

./make

./make install

Or even better:
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./configure --prefix=/usr

./make

checkinstall -L

Using checkinstall will create a simple "package" that you will be able to uninstall later.
**Note** ./make install or checkinstall -L need to be run as root.
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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2007, 05:20:30 pm »

a tgz file maybe a slackware package.
Reb, what are the exact names of the tgz files?
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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2007, 06:21:45 pm »

Here are mine using an older driver 7600GT pci-e

56099 frames in 5.0 seconds = 11219.679 FPS
56179 frames in 5.0 seconds = 11235.758 FPS
56179 frames in 5.0 seconds = 11235.761 FPS
56176 frames in 5.0 seconds = 11235.045 FPS
56187 frames in 5.0 seconds = 11237.359 FPS

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lagagnon
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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2007, 07:11:13 pm »

wow, nice video card, I get only 6500fps with a 4 year old nVidia FX-5600DT. Still, I don't play games so I probably never use it really....
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« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2007, 12:48:46 pm »



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wow, nice video card, I get only 6500fps with a 4 year old nVidia FX-5600DT. Still, I don't play games so I probably never use it really...

lagagnon, I would happily trade this card and the entire linux box for just one half of your knowledge of Linux. Cheesy

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