View Full Version : Quick driver Q?

10-27-2004, 09:32 AM
I have a GF4 TI4200 128mb card and was using NvDr 6.something and the game ran fine. I then read through the read me and it said that for my card the older Nvdr 5.6.73 and when I rolled back to this driver the game upload and menus went into slow down mode..

Why? I even put the settings down to low 800x600 and it was still the same ??

and what do i need to now?

thanks ... W2509

10-27-2004, 09:39 AM
hmmm. well i would always use the newest drivers unless i had a problem with them. if the game ran fine with the driver you had, then i would suggest you go back to it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

10-27-2004, 09:51 AM
seems I'll have to , but it did say that if I wanted the 3d water that I'd only get this with the 5.6 Nv driver.??

I checked my hardware config and the card and the 5.6 driver were there! and working.

But strange that when I looked properties/advanced tab there was no tab for the Nvid Card?

I tried a few other games and they ran as usual but PF ? I brought up the WindowsTaskManger when I ran PF the start movie was frame by frame and when I looked at the WTM PF was using 100% of my processors power.

If NV 5.6 drivers do that , why do ubi/maddox say to get the best out of a GF4 TI4200 128mb card that we should use 5.6 when these take the game to a near stand still?

P4 2Ghz Northwood
80Gb Seagate HD
GF4 TI4200 128Mb
Win XP Home

10-27-2004, 10:00 AM
well when i had my gf3, i always updated my drivers to the newest unless there was some kind of problem. and for the most part the new ones always were an improvement. i got an ati card now and do the same thing.

10-27-2004, 11:10 AM
re-installed the lastest and its running again!

A couple of things on graphics, I changed the water from 1 to 3 does that do it or do I have to change more than just the water part?

I noticed in the file that Hardwareshader was in 2 places in the file 1 was set at =0 and the other further down the file was set at =1 do I need to change any of these or both?

and this is my very last q? on this , Gore i read about turning it on, from =0 setting to =1 setting. But what does it do and when do you see the effects? I had an old sim that if you hit the enemy's cockpit it looked cracked and was splattered with blood.. Is this the same idea..

Many thanks for all your replies..