Driverheaven zer0point 0.6697.Q Final

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  1. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    DH ZP Drivers have finally reached the final stage. Behold, the modified Forceware 66.97 Drivers:w00t:

    Here is the "Interesting Features" list:
    -DXT5 Texture Compression enabled and set to default.
    -OGL Texture Compression enabled by default
    -Forced 32bpp
    -Forced Triple Buffering
    -3Dc enabled
    -Chipset specific compatibility enabled for a vast array of chips
    -Instruction sets enabled: MMX, SSE2, 3DNow!, SSE
    -OGL Texture Clamping enabled
    -Texture Sharpening enabled
    -Forced Trilinear MipMapping
    -256 Burst enabled
    -Heapsize modified to minimize hitching
    -Other such nicknacks and quality enhancements :p
    New super compressed install package :)
    1 - Unpack the SFX file
    2 - Run unpack.bat
    3 - Run setup.exe
    Game specific tweaks
    -HL2/CS:S autoexecs for both 6x00 and 5x00 cards
    -Doom3 autoexecs for both 6x00 and 5x00 cards
    Special thanks goes out to knyz, Judas, and everyone who has beta tested for us..you guys rock.

    DOWNLOAD NOW

    ATi Drawbuffers enabled, so get out there and get in the game it was meant to be played ;)

    -John "pr0digal jenius" Kalland
    -Andrew "PoopyTheJ" Rady

    *NOTE* - English only, all foreign language files have been removed.

    *UPDATE* - the new dedicated server is up and thus the download link has been changed as such...enjoy the massive pipe :)
     
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  2. Daishi

    Daishi Xtreme G Author

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    what has changed between this version and your previous version?
     
  3. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    a few tweaks here and there, and one or two values got changed as we played with it a bit. Aside from that, we ripped out the non-english files and packed it down way small.
     
  4. mike2h

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    thx for all the hard, great work guys! looking forward to more.
    the next driver release is supposed to be coming fairly soon & is supposed to have a fix for the 'pee h2o'. given some of the good things i have heard about 7150 these might be a good candidate for your expertise.
    see, it is all your guys fault. bastards. you have made me into some sort of groupy. i feel so used.
     
  5. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    well, if they look promising, we may update the set :p

    as for now though, we're gunna get crackin on a performance set for the FPS junkies and older card holders.


    Oh, and as per your becoming a groupy, we'll mail you a T-Shirt ;) :lol:
     
  6. mike2h

    mike2h New Member

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    :D
    6'1" 242. XXL should do it.:p

    perf would be awsome! my wifes g4 4600 could use it.
     
  7. PoopyTheJ

    PoopyTheJ New Member

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    I'm sorry we only carry small maybe your wife could wear it, married to a ZP junkie it'll say... :rofl:

    And btw I have to say thanks to KS for putting a link up to our drivers on his website, thank you very much KS!
     
  8. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    i found the 71.50s on guru3d earlier today. Think imna try them out and see how they perform. Let you guys know how they are and if they still have that yellow water in HL2. If you read the thing they posted though, they said that they recommend that you run the 71.40s instead :p.
     
  9. mike2h

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    they have the urine still. at least according to what i have read. the next release is supposed to fix it.
     
  10. Daishi

    Daishi Xtreme G Author

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    mmmmmm uurrine
     
  11. mike2h

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    only over french vanilla ice cream:w00t:
     
  12. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    no pissing on my thread ;) :rofl:
     
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    oh s..t!! it is the thread cops! everybody zip up your pants! quick. there is no telling what he will do!:evil:
     
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    what did you change in this vers? i lost about 6 fps in d3 demo1.
    the shimmering seems to be worse in 3d05 too. maybe something wrong with my install?
    wished i could spend some time gaming so i'd know what is/isn't really going on.:rolleyes: would be more helpful for all of us.
     
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    you shouldn't lose that much in D3, shimmering in 3do5 is 3d05 I think, except for the 71 series and they're crap for hl2, it has to do with the way the shaders are written if I understand it correctly, one of those 16/24/32 bit arguments....
     
  16. aaronbond

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    blah

    i was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the greenish tint to shading in HL2/Source? Alot of my shadows are green on the edges. I've seen this ever since 61.77's and have been looking for some kind of fix, but to no avail. Thought the zer0point's my fix it, but I understand if miracles can't be performed. ;)

    CS:S Stress Test

    67.03
    120.7 @ 355/1.04 @ 1024x768 4xAA/8xAF in-game all high

    zer0point final
    120.7 @ stock @ same as above
    127.6 @ stock @ same as above w/ HL2 CFG

    WoW

    noticeable improvement in consistent FPS. Use to drop hard in huge rooms because of max draw distance.
     
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  17. pr0digal jenius

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    :) glad you like the drivers, and as per the shadows being olive colored and the water looking like gatorade, the newer nvidia sets (those that are post january 10th, meaning we should see them in the next few days I would think) supposedly fixed these bugs, and we will probably update these drivers to one of those sets, if they work nicely.
     
  18. mike2h

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    "you shouldn't lose that much in D3, shimmering in 3do5 is 3d05 I think, except for the 71 series and they're crap for hl2, it has to do with the way the shaders are written if I understand it correctly, one of those 16/24/32 bit arguments...."

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    problem fixed! reinstalled drivers got the fps back. will you do something for me & take a close look at those tests in 3d05? at least that way i 'll know it is me or not. the only reason i say this is because it appears to have gotten slightly worse over your driver releases. as soon as i get back from the river trail i'll run it again to see if the reinstall had any effect on that too.
     
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  19. darkcube

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    Well, last night I formated my PC because well Windows can always use a nice wipe, but I decided to install your drivers on my new system, and I must say I've just run 3dmark05 so far and I scored MUCH higher than I ever have before with my 6800GT, The highest score i've ever seen on my card previously was ~4050 (that was OCing 375/1100), After the wipe and using these drivers at STOCK SPEED i was able to obtain 4578 on my first run. And the IQ was better than i've ever seen, I must say i'm very impressed. :)

    http://www.patbert.com/darkcube/3dmark05.jpg

    hit 5041 w/ my previous OC settings :drool:
     
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  20. Millions Knives

    Millions Knives To The Face

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    I know I've posted about this problem before so I know it isn't your driver set. In the CS:S stress test I get 101.06 fps, where aaronbond gets about 27 frames higher than me, and he has a similar card (I have the BFG 6800GT OC and he has the BFG 6800GT). I have basically the same set up as he does, but I don't understand why I'd get that much of a significant difference in fps.

    When in game in CS:S i find that the fps drops to around 30-40 easily in maps like dust2 or aztec when im in action. I'm not sure if that is right or not... I keep thinking Im doing something wrong and that I should be atleast averaging 50 in action. Maybe I'm under the wrong impression about this video card, or maybe something else in my system is bottlenecking it.

    Your driver set did make a difference that was noticable though, so I'd like to thank you for that. Im just wondering if there is something I'm missing to get beter performance out of my card. If anyone has any information, I'd be really greatful for the help.
     

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