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greatcu1
05-26-03, 08:47 AM
I have a P4 1.7, and a Geforce 3. I am considering getting Neverwinter Nights and Morrowind, but am wondering how playable each will be at 1024x768. I can play UT2K3 at this resolution and it's very playable, so I'm guessing both of these will be playable too (except for Morrowind maybe) Am I REALLY going to have to upgrade to enjoy these games?

Thanks,
Chris

panzaman
05-26-03, 08:51 AM
..they are both fine at that resolution, just don't use fancy stuff like AA and AF and you'll be allright.

greatcu1
05-26-03, 08:59 AM
Yeah I've pretty much learned that AA and AF don't apply to lowly G3 owners. That's good news, though. Thanks panzaman!

John Reynolds
05-26-03, 09:47 AM
Originally posted by greatcu1
Yeah I've pretty much learned that AA and AF don't apply to lowly G3 owners. That's good news, though. Thanks panzaman!

I don't know. You should be able to get away with 2x AA at 10x7.

Kruno
05-26-03, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by John Reynolds
I don't know. You should be able to get away with 2x AA at 10x7.

I got away with 4xS at that resolution...

John Reynolds
05-26-03, 12:58 PM
Originally posted by K.I.L.E.R
I got away with 4xS at that resolution...

Really? I played it last year on a P4 2.4B with 512MB of 1066 RDRAM and a Ti4400 and ran it at 10x7 with 2x AA and 4x AF and thought the fps kinda sucked.

Rogozhin
05-26-03, 01:20 PM
I ran morrowind on my g4 ti4400 on a xp1600+ @1024x768 70% view distance and the fps were not that great (no aa, no af).

rogo

R.Carter
05-26-03, 01:47 PM
Is that a GeForce3 Ti?

I say buy the games and then if you find the performance isn't all that good upgrade.

I think you should be fine but you might have to turn off some of the eye candy.

Dazz
05-26-03, 02:14 PM
Morrowwind is a CPU hog it doesn't really care much about GPU speed.

The Baron
05-26-03, 05:20 PM
NWN is fine for me on my 1.4 Tbird and GF3.. Morrowind runs at about 20-25 FPS at 1024 with shadows. Can't get it higher, even by using a crappy res, either, so I assume it's a CPU thing.

John Reynolds
05-26-03, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by Dazz
Morrowwind is a CPU hog it doesn't really care much about GPU speed.

Mostly true, but I enjoyed quite a performance leap when I switched from that Ti4400 to a 9700 Pro last fall. Now I run it at 12x9 at 4x AA and 8x AF (quality) and it's still faster than before.

BTW - Bloodmoon should be out next week. Can't wait.

The Baron
05-26-03, 06:16 PM
Christ, I gotta buy Tribunal and Bloodmoon once I upgrade this blasted thing... Morrowind DESTROYED last summer :p

ChrisRay
05-26-03, 07:06 PM
Morrowind is so CPU I gotta wonder if 8xS would slow it down significantly :)

micron
05-26-03, 09:17 PM
When I last played Morrowwind, I had an 8500le and a 2100+, the game was sticky...I havent tried it with my new card yet...

AgentX
05-27-03, 06:18 PM
Neverwinter Nights should be fine, but morrowind is always slow, you can change some stuff in the configuration file to make it run alot faster but I dont know how. Also those games both use pixel shading for rendering special water effects, particularly morrowind is awsome. I run morrowind @ 1280x960 with 4XS AA with fps between 5-30 or without AA about 15-30 so this game has always been slow on mine. Neverwinter Nights is not so demanding and it is really an awsome game!:D

ChrisRay
05-28-03, 06:42 AM
To be honest, I imagine NWN will run faster on your Geforce 3 than some modern ATI cards,


NWN does not like ATI cards at all for some reasons. I had huge slowdowns in that game when I upgraded from a geforce 4 ti 4200 to my 9500 Pro