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by thecrankyhermit
Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: MechWarrior 2
Topic: MW2 3DFX on Win7 x64?
Replies: 4
Views: 5649

Re: MW2 3DFX on Win7 x64?

I just made an interesting discovery. Turns out I was using dgVoodooSetup wrong. By default it configures glide2x.dll. But MW2 uses glide.dll. By deleting glide2x.dll, the setup will default to glide.dll. Now my settings actually do something. And I found that if I force windowed mode, the game beco...
by thecrankyhermit
Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: MechWarrior 2
Topic: MW2 3DFX on Win7 x64?
Replies: 4
Views: 5649

MW2 3DFX on Win7 x64?

The 3DFX version of MW2 31CC is my favorite version of MW2, and it works fine for me in Windows XP SP3 32-bit by using MW2Hook, dgVoodoo, and Windows 95 compatibility mode. However, Windows 7 64 is the future, so I'm trying to future-proof all my games by figuring out how to run them on a Win7 machi...
by thecrankyhermit
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Screenshots
Topic: Comparison shots from eight versions of MW2 (56kers beware)
Replies: 14
Views: 10545

Re: Comparison shots from eight versions of MW2 (56kers beware)

Just for the hell of it, here's a beautiful MW1 shot:
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by thecrankyhermit
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Screenshots
Topic: Comparison shots from eight versions of MW2 (56kers beware)
Replies: 14
Views: 10545

Re: Comparison shots from eight versions of MW2 (56kers beware)

All three DOS versions support wireframe mode, and so does MW2 3DFX. Mercs 1.1 and Titanium do not.
by thecrankyhermit
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Screenshots
Topic: Comparison shots from eight versions of MW2 (56kers beware)
Replies: 14
Views: 10545

Re: Comparison shots from eight versions of MW2 (56kers beware)

Which 3d enhanced versions are you using? All but the DOS versions are 3D enhanced. Aside from Titanium Trilogy, that leaves two 3D enhanced versions - MW2 3DFX, and Mercs 1.1. MW2 3DFX requires a special promotional version of the game, which was by far the hardest to find a copy of. Mercs 1.1 is ...
by thecrankyhermit
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Screenshots
Topic: Comparison shots from eight versions of MW2 (56kers beware)
Replies: 14
Views: 10545

Comparison shots from eight versions of MW2 (56kers beware)

I've gotten ahold of all the MW2 versions that I think matter: Three versions of MW2:31CC - DOS, 3DFX, and Titanium. Two versions of GBL - DOS and Titanium Three versions of Mercs - DOS 1.06, Windows 1.1, and Titanium. I've taken one shot from each version, to show the difference in the graphics. Sh...
by thecrankyhermit
Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Modding & Development
Topic: I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch
Replies: 11
Views: 16998

Re: I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch

If you move the cursor to the top of the screen while in any of the 2D screens, you'll see an "options" toolbar. In that toolbar is a "video options" item. Select that - the "Primary Display Adapter" option will be in there. Also, I noticed that your MW2.PRJ file is about 10MB bigger than mine. MW2....
by thecrankyhermit
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Modding & Development
Topic: I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch
Replies: 11
Views: 16998

Re: I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch

You did run MechPrep.exe, right? Is the game set to use "Primary Display Adapter" as the video renderer? That should be the default - Mercs 1.1 has serious problems with software rendering. Also, what video card are you using? And do you have the latest GPU drivers installed? Also, since you seem to...
by thecrankyhermit
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Modding & Development
Topic: I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch
Replies: 11
Views: 16998

I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch

Big thanks to Kontza for making the Mercs patching method and the MechPrep tool. I wouldn't have been able to get Mercs 1.1 working in the first place without them. This took a lot of trial and error, and I'm not even sure what all the steps involved were, but I've gotten Mercs 1.1 XP to run on 3 di...
by thecrankyhermit
Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3dfx vs DOS vs Titanium
Replies: 1
Views: 2469

3dfx vs DOS vs Titanium

I've been trying to figure out how to create the "ultimate" MechWarrior II experience for all three games in it. First I was trying to figure out how to solve the problems with Titanium compared to DOS, but eventually settled for just using DOS. However, recently I've been reading about the 3dfx ver...