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    Actualyl you can set it to run in open GL (it runs at lower fps for me, put the fps is more stable...). ALl you do is go to the UT2003/ system folder and find the UT2003.ini file (has a notepad with a gear on it for an icon). It's a script file that should open in notepad. Only a little ways down from the top you should see something that looks like this:

    [Engine.Engine]
    RenderDevice=D3DDrv.D3DRenderDevice
    ;RenderDevice=Engine.NullRenderDevice
    ;RenderDevice=OpenGLDrv.OpenGLRenderDevice

    put a ; in front of the D3D (Direct 3D) line and remove the ; in front of the Open GL line. Now the game will run in Open GL. Simple, wasnt it? :p . : peace2: Mista K6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista K6
    Now the game will run in Open GL. Simple, wasnt it? :p . : peace2: Mista K6
    lol, ya it is, thanks :cheers:
    ...i should have been able to figure that out on my own :rolleyes:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    I assist running the university computer lab, we have P4 1.6GHz with TNT2 AGP cards but the system works on SD-RAMs.
    Half-Life, Counter-Strike and Quake3 are on the limits of playability, we tried to turn the place into a lan house for one weekend and these games worked OK, but with poor graphics, 600 x 400 x 16 @ 40fps+. A friend of mine has this P3 slot 550Mhz at school for typing and stuff, we tried to install the same games there so he could join the party from his office, nope the games were simply unplayable, a mere slideshow, at even lower settings than we had previosly.
    All these running on OpenGL made me think that on openGL stresses the system (cpu mainly) more than DirectX.
    Graphics cards have vertex and pixel shaders which I believe are features of DirectX, easing CPU of more work. I might be awfully wrong about this so forgive my ignorance if I'm wrong.
    DX 8 has pix.shad. and ver.shad. ver 1.1
    DX 8.1 has pix.shad. ver 1.4 ver.shad.1.1
    DX 9 has pix.shad. and ver.shad. ver 2.0
    Sorry for the long post, I am an Open Source Guy :cheers:
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    p4 1.7GHz, 1GB DDR-Ram, 40GB hdd, DVD-ROM+External DVD-+RW, connected to a BenQ 17"LCD Display (own LCD display went nuts)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ufuk21p
    A friend of mine has this P3 slot 550Mhz at school for typing and stuff, we tried to install the same games there so he could join the party from his office, nope the games were simply unplayable, a mere slideshow, at even lower settings than we had previosly.
    All these running on OpenGL made me think that on openGL stresses the system (cpu mainly) more than DirectX.
    my first PC was a pIII slot 550 with an ATI Rage 128 and I played HL, Q3, UT, CS, ... on it just fine, and competed with my roomates all the time. I used openGL and half-way decent settings....if you couldn't play those games on a p4, then your problem lies somewhere else ;) :2cents:

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    It was the P3 that we couldn't play the games.
    Anyway, maybe the TNT he has is a PCI slot card and the others used in P4s are AGP. I'll check that out next semestre.
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    sorry, my point was that you should have been able to play those games just fine on either the pIII or the p4's.... I certainly could with a pIII
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    Cant you get a university grant for super fast computers for "research"? J/w if you could pull strings where you're at :D :D :D .
    : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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