zer0point 0.6697.3 (On towards "Final")

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  1. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    The first official release of zer0point drivers are here, in a not-so-beta form ;) based off of the 66.97 set.

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    All nVidia Geforce/Quadro cards are supported. (Sorry to those with TNT cards....we can't do much to help you at this point) on WINDOWS 2000 AND XP OPERATING SYSTEMS ONLY.

    Mobile support is as of yet not planned, if you wanna offer us your machine for science experiments/beta testing, we might can work out some mobile drivers in the next few releases.

    Here is an abridged list of the tweaks in this set:

    *Instruction Sets & Compat Modes:
    -SSE2
    -SSE
    -MMX
    -3Dnow!
    -AMD Compat
    -Intel Compat
    -Nvidia Compat
    -Via Compat
    -...and on...and on.....

    *Blitting
    *Force 32bpp and Triple buffering
    *Pre-Render Length of 0
    *Force DXT5 & 3Dc
    *Set Z-Buffer, Compression, and Culling
    *Force PS 3.0
    *Force 2x AA and Set Filter Quality/Clamping
    *Force Trilinear MipMaps
    *Texture Sharpening
    *Etc Etc

    Download here

    Or here

    Or here

    Feedback is requested and appreciated :)


    NOTES:
    -Known issues:
    =The HL2/CS:S autoexec files are designed for 6x00 series cards, tweaks for older cards will be out soon

    =Currently windows 95/98/Me is not supported. 98/Me will be added soon....95 and older will be able to run the installer, but no promises on how it will work.

    -Testing:

    =Tested, and works well in Doom3, HL2/CS:S, UT2004, Tribes:Vengeance...as you all test stuff, let me know/post some benches ;)
     
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    W00T! Let us know guys, I don't think you'll be disapointed!
     
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    What's the story behind these?
     
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    Mass boredom and utter dissappointment with the normal nvidia drivers ;)
     
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    Downloading now, thanks for the release i will post results tommorro. Thanks
     
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    alright...Look forward it seein your results :)
     
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    Well, a long time ago in an enchanted forest filled with gpu growing trees, err wrong story :D.

    We're kinda dissapointed with the rest of the driver sets out there and thought we could do better for increasing IQ and keeping performance, you'll have to see if we did it or not, personally we feel we did a hell of a job, especially for the 6800 series, but you'll have to judge for yourself....
     
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    I have a 6800 gt oc 256 and these drivers work great. Are there any difference between the ones I downloaded two days ago and these for my card?
     
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    yeah, some moderate changes, in the drivers themselves, a fancy installer, support for older cards (all geforce/quadro), fixed cloneview, and autoexec.cfg files with tweaks for HL2, CSS and D3....
     
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    I have download two times from both links above. I keep getting a damaged setup file. "Error reading setup initialization file".
    Anyone else?
     
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    5th time luckly now its works.
     
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    sorry...Poopy was re-uploading it(the top link)

    the bottom link should be fine though....
     
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    is it worth my time getting this? i only have a Geforce2 MX400!!!

    thing is, i'm annoyed cos i really don't see much difference between this and my 8mb ATI Rage Pro, but i'm not sure if that's cos i don't play games as much anymore y'know?

    specs: P2 333mhz
    320mb ram
    32mb graphic cards (see above!)
    pci64 soundblaster card
    4gb HDD

    one thing i did hope to see an improvement on was playing dvds on power dvd, but it plays for about 5/10 minutes then slows down, its weird. anyone know why? i think its powerdvd 2.5.

    if this file here would help i'd defo download it you see! but cos my card is so old i dont think there'll be much point? cheers!
     
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    Matt.. is it working or still a problem? If It is I'll send over the file you need just replace it with the one thats damaged...
     
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    eatingrich...are you running win2k or xp? What are your current drivers? There are some things enabled in the drivers that may be a benefit for DVD playback, MMX, DMA enabled, maybe a newer version of PowerDVD couldn't hurt either....
     
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    I doubt it'll be of much assistance in gaming, no.

    As per the DVD issue, you can try them and find out. I'd be itnerested to hear if it does or doesn't
     
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    i only use win 98! :S

    i might give it a whirl. it seems to be working fine (the pc in general i mean) so i'm reluctant really...hmm!yeah god knows about how i can't play dvds properly. because for powerdvd recommend something like pentium 2 266 so i'm well above that really.
     
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    What are your current drivers? There are some things enabled in the drivers that may be a benefit for DVD playback, MMX, DMA enabled, maybe a newer version of PowerDVD couldn't hurt either....[/QUOTE]


    i've got the latest nvidia drivers, 66.whatever. i know i've got DMA enabled, i've got mmx...
    heres the info from config on power dvd
    Hardware Information :
    3DNow! Technology : Not Detected
    Enhanced 3DNow! Technology : Not Detected
    IA MMX Technology : In Use
    IA Streaming SIMD Extensions : Not Detected
    Video Accelerator : Not Detected

    i'm thinking video accelerator might be a problem, how good a card do you need to have one? i'd have thought they'd be commonplace even for a GeForce2!

    PS can you solve this age-old question for me...which is better, powerdvd or windvd. i don't know the difference! :)
     
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    This set only supports windows 2000 and XP :(
     
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    ah well, no harm done. cheers though! :)
     
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