#pentagram@irc.freenode.net logs for 9 Dec 2003 (GMT)

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[10:22:33] <Cashman> Boo no action in this channel
[10:22:49] <Cashman> action action 4 5 6 action action lay it straight
[10:22:55] <Cashman> 4 the world whats up and peace out
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[10:23:07] <Cashman> get jiggy with it
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[12:21:20] <Colourless> hi
[12:22:28] <Darke> Greetings.
[12:22:41] * Darke considers beating his gaming box to death with a wifflebat.
[12:27:13] <Colourless> well, what did *you* do to make it die?
[12:28:30] <Darke> Have you heard of any problems with the latest nvidia drivers in relation to any form of dynamic lighting slowing the game to a crawl as it moves over the light source. As in, 5-10 fps, on low lighting/shadows/models? At 640x480? It's fine if I'm in a bright area, but any time it seems to need to do even some form of lighting calculation, it dies.
[12:29:23] <Darke> I mean, *yes* I'm not ultra-cutting-edge with a GF4/128Meg, but still... *really*?
[12:29:31] <Colourless> no... Nvidia's drivers are *supposed* to be perfect
[12:29:44] <Colourless> :-)
[12:29:59] <Colourless> which game?
[12:30:01] <Darke> ... unless they're cutting corners to cheat on benchmarks anyway.
[12:30:40] <Darke> Erm... multiple. Even Anachronox which is 2 years old is having a problem.
[12:32:34] <Colourless> all i could think of is some control panel setting you might have changed
[12:33:44] <Darke> Nope. Nothing. Nada. Unlike most people I have no particular urge to fiddle around with the thirty-thousand options, overclocking tweaks and other randomness you can do. *grin* And I just uninstalled/reinstalled drivers too, with no effect.
[12:35:09] <Colourless> could be the drivers have changed a setting
[12:37:02] <Darke> Quite likely. I only noticed it after I updated them a few weeks ago. I'm pretty sure it started after I updated to the latest drivers then, though it could have just been co-incidence.
[12:38:49] <Colourless> check in the display settings to make sure the drivers didn't enable antialiasing or something. You'd need to go searching for the settings though. I've no idea the layout of the NV control panel settings
[12:55:22] <Darke> Hrm... forcing AA off on everything helped smooth things out a little, but there's still extreme slowdowns over lights.
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[13:04:05] <Darke> Hiya.
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