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Old 09-01-2001, 05:59 AM   #1
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Is there any improvement running SoA/ToB under DirectX 8 instead of DirectX 7?

I don't want to go thru all the fuss of updating video drivers from DX7 to DX8 unless there is some advantage ...

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Old 09-01-2001, 06:40 AM   #2
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I know 3 people who got the thrill of reinstalling their entire system after DirectX 8. I was warned on pain of windows reinstall NOT to download it. Just my experience with it, aint touching it ;p
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Old 09-01-2001, 07:28 AM   #3
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Sounds like a VERY good reason to avoid DX8 ..

Thanks for the tip !!

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Old 09-01-2001, 07:29 AM   #4
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I don't notice any improvement with DirectX8 but it also didn't cause
any problems with my system. Video card - 3DFX Voodoo3
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Old 09-01-2001, 10:58 AM   #6
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The problem you mentioned on having to reinstall was with DX8.0. If you get DX8.0a, then I haven't heard of a single problem.

Since 3dfx cards don't support DX8, then there isn't an advantage (minimal at most) to upgrading if you are running a Voodoo card. nVidia cards, on the other hand, do support DX8 and can see a slight improvement.
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Old 09-01-2001, 12:33 PM   #7
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I have voodoo card 3d but the game doesnt support the game so I'm playing with no 3d acceleration and animations. any patches or ideas to run the game with voodo 3d?
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