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Old 10-18-02, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default Why such bad perormance compared to Windows drivers?

I've tried the latest (3123) drivers with Redhat 7.3, Mandrake 8.2, Redhat Limbo and now Mandrake 9.0 running Unreal Tournament 2003 (retail) on my GeForce 4 MX 400. In Windows 2000 with the same graphic detail options I consistently 10-15 more FPS than Linux.

I have 4xAGP on, reduced refresh rate to 60hz (my eyes! my eyes!) and have gotten nowhere with this. On my 1.2ghz Duron w/576MB RAM I'm stuck on 640x486x16 with all graphics at their lowest when playing on Linux, but on Windows I can play at 1024x768x32 (32bit is faster than 16bit on Windows, not so on Linux) with the effects at normal.

So I guess I have two questions:

1. Why is the performance so much worse?
2. What can I do to help this.

Ok, here's a third question:

The bottom of the readme states a lot of environment variables I can use to change things like FSAA modes. How and where do I put these variables.

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