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Gristy
03-14-07, 03:35 AM
Hi,
I have no problems with mat_dxlevel 81
I tried using mat_dxlevel 95 (the very default setting) seeing as the fog seems to be fixed in the 101.41 driver set. However the game (CSS) seems very jerky and often drops to 10-20fps for no apprarant reason.

Wanted to just put it out there to see if other uses has experienced similar.

Madpistol
03-14-07, 09:22 AM
They fixed the fog issue? :headexplode:

XxDeadlyxX
03-14-07, 09:37 AM
Probably half the reason the Vista performance seemed so bad was because I always primarily used CSS as my test game. When I was using 9x.xx before Vista's release and the 100 Vista series up to 100.5x, performance in this game was schizophrenic. Apart from having lower performance to boot, as you say, it randomly hiccups frequently for NO apparent reason, its hard to explain.

Also I had a constant stutter. But I later figured out this was the Sidebar being enabled causing it :rolleyes: Probably due to my single core A64. Sigh I remember the day (not long ago) when my CPU was decent.

Also Vsync being borked didnt help either. No hardware accelerated sound from my Audigy (crappy 2-channel software sound.. got randomly choppy too)... probably put even more strain on the CPU. Hopefully when I install Vista again ALchemy works good in this with my X-Fi.

Oh well.. at least the fog bug is fixed.. thats something :rolleyes:

Gristy
03-14-07, 05:34 PM
i have a e6600 and ive only been using de_Dust2 as a test so far. It seems that sidebar had nothing to do with it and it is a lot worse in the latest drivers, i will try again with the ones next week. Often it either crashes out or just then i joined a server and it was on 10fps before even choosing a team.

great fun :) at least dxlevel 81 works sweet

Dragunov
03-14-07, 05:43 PM
Hi,
I have no problems with mat_dxlevel 81
I tried using mat_dxlevel 95 (the very default setting) seeing as the fog seems to be fixed in the 101.41 driver set. However the game (CSS) seems very jerky and often drops to 10-20fps for no apprarant reason.

Wanted to just put it out there to see if other uses has experienced similar.

what's mat_dxlevel 81 and mat_dxlevel 95?

- mat
- dxlevel
- 81 or 95

??

thx

YeaYea911
03-14-07, 07:21 PM
Those 101.41 drivers running under vista suck. I tried them with my 7800GTX's and HL2 and they blow. It was back to XP for me until they get a more refined.

Gristy
03-14-07, 09:55 PM
mat_dxlevel 81 = run in DirectX 8.1
mat_dxlevel 95 = run in DirectX 9.0+

Yea ill wait for the next ones out soon if there no good i think ill go back to xp.

(if source fog is fixed on xp)

L33t Masta
03-14-07, 10:35 PM
The fix for XP isn't out yet.