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by SilentFury
Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: How long have YOU been playing this wonderful game of bzflag
Replies: 99
Views: 47829

Well, I started playing when I registered this username, but I took a long hiatus in there somewhere...
by SilentFury
Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Faster performance on linux?
Replies: 26
Views: 7638

Teppic - thanks for posting that. I'm also having issues with getting the Riva to allow a display higher than 800x600 (I get a perpetual black screen at 1184x), so maybe once I get FC4 installed things will go a little more smoothly (I'm a complete dunce when it comes to Linux, so that doesn't help ...
by SilentFury
Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Faster performance on linux?
Replies: 26
Views: 7638

Mr_Loser - Thanks a bunch for pointing that out. I'll give that a shot later today when I boot over again.
by SilentFury
Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Faster performance on linux?
Replies: 26
Views: 7638

Reinstalling Fedora Core 3 turned out to be more painless than I expected. I'm getting around 20FPS now with the Mesa lib.

Now I'll see if I can't actually hit the broad side of a barn (my nickname should be Imperial.Stormtrooper)...
by SilentFury
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Faster performance on linux?
Replies: 26
Views: 7638

Ok, this is why I'm an artist and not a programmer. I'm not sure what you meant by "set the card to use a VGA driver", because I saw nothing to that effect in any of the settings. So I simply uninstalled the driver from the Device Manager and rebooted. I opened up BIOS and looked around fo...
by SilentFury
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Faster performance on linux?
Replies: 26
Views: 7638

Lovely. Last time I did this I had to boot into Safe Mode to get the driver installed again.

'Course, now that I know I can do that it's not that big a deal anymore. I just did a backup a few hours ago, so maybe now is a good time to do it.
by SilentFury
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Faster performance on linux?
Replies: 26
Views: 7638

Ah; I'm wrong regarding the message. My little grey cells weren't doing their job properly. Everything extracted and began running fine. When I arrived at the actual install process, I received this error: The NVIDIA Setup Program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current ha...
by SilentFury
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Faster performance on linux?
Replies: 26
Views: 7638

All right, here's the deal: The video card is, according to my system, a "NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro (Microsoft Corporation)." The card properties are telling me two different things; the main properties tab says that the drivers are from nVidia, v2.9.5.8 (dated 7-2-2001), but ...
by SilentFury
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Faster performance on linux?
Replies: 26
Views: 7638

Sorry, Jeff, your post didn't appear when I replied to I_Died_Once. When I downloaded that nVidia updater the day before yesterday, I followed the instructions that you just gave exactly. When I got into the actual install phase, however, the installer quit and basically told me that no updated driv...
by SilentFury
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Faster performance on linux?
Replies: 26
Views: 7638

Generally I'm pretty on top of things when it comes to spyware. I only use IE for testing client websites (I'm a graphic artist for AWG ) and haven't used it for surfing for quite some time. A couple reformats, anyway. My PC is pretty clean as far as background resources go. As for the dualboot...I ...
by SilentFury
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Faster performance on linux?
Replies: 26
Views: 7638

Also, bzflag is showing that I'm not using OpenGL rendering. I'm wondering if that's what makes the difference, but shouldn't having the latest drivers fix that?
by SilentFury
Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Faster performance on linux?
Replies: 26
Views: 7638

I downloaded the driver update from nVidia a few days ago, but when I ran the install it informed me that no newer/better drivers are available.
by SilentFury
Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Faster performance on linux?
Replies: 26
Views: 7638

Faster performance on linux?

From a couple threads I've gotten the impression that BZFlag generally runs faster on Linux than it does on Windows. Is this true across the board or does it entirely depend on your video card? I'm running a Riva TNT2 Pro on an Athlon 1Ghz with ~650MB Ram. I read a post here that said someone was ge...
by SilentFury
Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Handicap
Replies: 6
Views: 3208

Chestal: thanks. That clears things up a little. Now I'm not sure if I want to play handicap servers...it would get me used to something I wouldn't find otherwise.
by SilentFury
Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Handicap
Replies: 6
Views: 3208

ducatiwannabe wrote:Handicap advantage gives the tank with less skill an advantage.
What exactly does "advantage" constitute?

I suppose I qualify, I'm just curious what sort of benefit I would gain from a server with handicapping.