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Old 12-08-03, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default Firestarter demo.

Single player seems like it will get boring really fast (judging by this demo, of course), but I think multiplayer will rock. The demo alows for MP, but there are no servers right now.

http://www.3dgamers.com/games/firestarter/#filelist

http://www.actiontrip.com/files/demos/firestarter.phtml

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Damn it! Nevermind about MP.

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When you go multiplayer you have to create a new player. Hence, you play with its nominal parameters. When you play co-op, this rule doesn't apply.
The MP mode works via LAN only.
Who the hell thought it was a good idea to only make MP for LAN? Idiots. They just ruined this game. They better make a patch for it.
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Old 12-08-03, 03:58 PM   #2
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What about the benchmark?
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Old 12-08-03, 04:07 PM   #3
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Yeah, it includes a benchmark mode.

Here are my results:

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*** Video Information ***
Device Name: NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce3 Ti 200
Memory: 64.0 MB
Driver: nv4_disp.dll
Version: 6.14.0010.4523
DateTime: 7/28/2003 15:19:00


*** Engine Information ***
DateTime: Dec 2 2003 18:28:51
Build: RELEASE
API: DirectX 8.1
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*** Video ***
Resolution: 800x600
Color Bits: 32
Depth Bits: 32
Stencil Bits: 8
Fullscreen: Yes
Tex Quality: Hi
DXT Textures: Yes

*** Benchmark Level: Industrial 2 ***

*** Passes ***
Pass 1: "Custom"
Features: residents rendering textures effects posteff extraglow globalfog volumefog skybox complexshaders
FPS Average = 180.27
FPS Min = 71.93
FPS Max = 385.61

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My specs:

GeForce 3 Ti-200 @ 245 Core / 545 Memory.
Athlon XP 2000+ @ stock speed.
512Megs PC-2700 DDR.
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Old 12-08-03, 04:35 PM   #4
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Crap uninstalled it before I even checked that out (10 minutes was enough). Oh well no way in hell I am taking it out of the recyling bin to install it again.
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Old 12-08-03, 04:37 PM   #5
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*** Video Information ***
Device Name: RADEON 9700 PRO
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip Type: RADEON 9700 AGP (0x4E44)
Memory: 128.0 MB
Driver: ati2dvag.dll
Version: 6.14.0010.6404
DateTime: 11/13/2003 22:47:22


*** Engine Information ***
DateTime: Dec 2 2003 18:28:51
Build: RELEASE
API: DirectX 8.1
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*** Video ***
Resolution: 1024x768
Color Bits: 32
Depth Bits: 32
Stencil Bits: 8
Fullscreen: Yes
Tex Quality: Hi
DXT Textures: Yes

*** Game Benchmark ***
FPS Average = 147.77
FPS Min = 103.36
FPS Max = 254.41

ALSO 4x AA 16x AF
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Old 12-08-03, 04:59 PM   #6
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No one uses v-sync here?
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Old 12-08-03, 04:59 PM   #7
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Quote:
*** Video Information ***
Device Name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
Memory: 128.0 MB
Driver: nv4_disp.dll
Version: 6.14.0010.5303
DateTime: 11/17/2003 10:33:00


*** Engine Information ***
DateTime: Dec 2 2003 18:28:51
Build: RELEASE
API: DirectX 8.1
*****************
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*** Video ***
Resolution: 1024x768
Color Bits: 32
Depth Bits: 32
Stencil Bits: 8
Fullscreen: Yes
Tex Quality: Hi
DXT Textures: Yes

*** Benchmark Level: Industrial 2 ***

*** Passes ***
Pass 1: "Custom"
Features: residents rendering textures effects posteff extraglow globalfog volumefog skybox complexshaders
FPS Average = 101.13
FPS Min = 64.23
FPS Max = 129.74
That's me and my FX5200U.

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Old 12-08-03, 05:35 PM   #8
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Quote:
*** Video Information ***
Device Name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
Memory: 128.0 MB
Driver: nv4_disp.dll
Version: 6.14.0010.5303
DateTime: 11/17/2003 10:33:00


*** Engine Information ***
DateTime: Dec 2 2003 18:28:51
Build: RELEASE
API: DirectX 8.1
*****************
*****************
*****************
*****************
*****************
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*** Video ***
Resolution: 1024x768
Color Bits: 32
Depth Bits: 32
Stencil Bits: 8
Fullscreen: Yes
Tex Quality: Hi
DXT Textures: Yes

*** Benchmark Level: Industrial 2 ***

*** Passes ***
Pass 1: "Custom"
Features: residents rendering textures effects posteff extraglow globalfog volumefog skybox complexshaders
FPS Average = 86.05
FPS Min = 41.34
FPS Max = 128.87

With 2xAA/4xAF

*** Video ***
Resolution: 1024x768
Color Bits: 32
Depth Bits: 32
Stencil Bits: 8
Fullscreen: Yes
Tex Quality: Hi
DXT Textures: Yes

*** Benchmark Level: Industrial 2 ***

*** Passes ***
Pass 1: "Custom"
Features: residents rendering textures effects posteff extraglow globalfog volumefog skybox complexshaders dyna_format
FPS Average = 88.09
FPS Min = 39.88
FPS Max = 128.87

With 2xAA/4xAF and Dynamic Format: Enabled
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Old 12-08-03, 06:57 PM   #9
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so is this game worth the bandwith?? is the graphics any good?
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so is this game worth the bandwith?? is the graphics any good?
If you enjoy the Quake III type of game style, then yes it is fun and pretty cool to look at. I don't though so I will just use it for a benchmark instead I guess. DX8.1/DX9 shaders according to the games website. And you can make up your own demo playing the game which is pretty cool feature that I wish other games would add.

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so is this game worth the bandwith?? is the graphics any good?
it's only 64mb. A demo which is under 100MB , a very nice exception. Graphic is ok nothing spectacular and it runs mighty fast
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I like the graphics, nothing amazing but it gets the job done and it runs fast. I like Quake 3 style shooters, but if they don't release an MP patch there is no chance of me buying this game. SP will get boring in about 5 minutes.
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