View Full Version : What are the best drivers for doom 3?

06-04-05, 03:27 AM
I have the 76.44 and cant seem to get doom 3 load it crashes :confused:
I had my system overclocked then I set everything to default and still it crashed :mad: Here are my system spec
A64 3000 (939)
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Edition
1 GIG of Mushkin dual ch. ddr 400
Gigabyte GeForce 6600 GT PCI-E 577 core 1154 mem
Seagate 160 gig Barracuda Sata (NCQ)
Audigy 2 Zs
20.1 Dell 2001fp LCD
Enermax EG465P-VE FCA 460W
Antec Super Lan boy 2
NEC DVD-RW 8x ND-2500A
M$ office keyboard (black)
MX 500 logitech mouse
Windows XP Professional w/ SP2

06-04-05, 04:10 AM
The best driver is 76.45.

06-04-05, 10:55 AM
But you should be aware that every driver above 61.32 has a bug in the lighting. This maked doom3 alot darker overall than it should be. None of the ambient lights effect more then one surface. Ive been waiting for quite a while since ID confirmed but nvidia havnt done anything about it in five beta releases since it was reported

From Brian @ http://www.iddevnet.com/doom3/

John took a look at it and agrees it's probably a driver optimiziation. The 6800 has a zero cost normalize function which they are probably substituting for our normalize-with-a-cube-map method. That works on all surfaces except ambient ones where our cubemap isn't a normal cube map.

He sent an email to nvidia so hopefully this will get fixed in their next driver update (which will probably make people complain about lower performance but oh well).

Thanks for the help

- Brian