XP not recognizing card and won't accept NT drivers. For your money, you get a card that can beat a GeForce, for some games, and particularly at lower resolutions and with slower CPUs. OpenGL just couldn't be used; any program that tried to use it crashed. As I discovered that none of the links and websites I previously used to link to don't work anymore I have decided to host the most recent files/drivers myself*+. More about the author
According to S3, you need to make sure you've got the latest AGP miniport driver (v4.61, as I write this) from here, first, so I did that. Overall The Viper II's smoking performance in Q3A and UT makes it an excellent choice for anybody that's interested in these games, particularly if they don't have a terribly speedy processor. Direct3D games choose their own colour depth, and may or may not be switchable between 16 and 32 bit mode. They know that the flagship 3D action game of the moment is Quake III Arena (Q3A), and they know that reviewers tend to do graphics card benchmarks using Q3A's timedemo mode. http://www.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=118094
OpenGL: The platform-independent 3D graphics interface standard, with different flavours developed by Silicon Graphics and Microsoft. But there are better options. Fallguy Reply With Quote December 30th, 2002,11:26 PM #6 charkmapman View Profile View Forum Posts Junior Member Join Date Dec 2002 Location Western NY Posts 2 Thanks everyone. This isn't the first time driver hassles have handicapped an otherwise promising piece of hardware.
But, remember, its Q3A and UT performance is a best case scenario, and the drivers aren't tuned for other games. optimized W9x v3.0 not online Mike's Tweaked Savage2K drivers W9x v4.0 don't have Mike's SUSNSE Celeron/PII/K6 optimized W9x v3.0 don't have Savage2000 Windows 2K/XP drivers: Diamond Viper II Mark Reply With Quote Quick Navigation PC Video, Digital Imaging, and Displays Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums General Forums General Tech Talk Quake III: Arena (Q3A) enables S3TC by default if you use a card that can handle it, and the game suffers a slight image quality loss as a result, even when
Unsubscribe About Us Overview Contact Us Take our Site Survey Testimonials Copyright © 1996 - DriverGuide is an iCentric Corporation Company. In a fast moving game, though, it's surprising how little this matters. Technical support on the drivers and BIOS was cancelled by S3 and Diamond - they even don't keep the old driver and BIOS archive up. https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=355094 Main Viper II product page S3's Viper II support page (includes driver downloads) Savage2000.com (S3 chipset and other graphics news) Evil Smokin' Dude's Viper II review (they're pretty uncomplimentary about it,
Discussion Thread Date Diamond Multimedia Diamond stealth 3d 2000 (Windows 95) [PCI / ISA] 1 reply Apr 8, 2014 Diamond Multimedia Stealth 2000 (Windows XP Home) [PCI / ISA] 1 reply This is tha latest version of the drivers (version 9.21.01): ftp://ftp.diamondmm.com/pub/display/...in2k_92101.exe If those do not work you can look through this mess here for something: http://www.video-drivers.com/companies/305.htm AMD Phenom II x4 945 It still didn't work. The Viper II hardware T&L does make a difference in many tests.
Its special MeTaL driver delivers better performance than an SDR GeForce. navigate to this website Web hosting kindly provided by SecureWebs. Unsubscribe About Us Overview Contact Us Take our Site Survey Testimonials Copyright © 1996 - DriverGuide is an iCentric Corporation Company. At 640 x 480 or 800 x 600 resolution, it roughly equals the performance of a more expensive SDR GeForce, and it's actually faster at higher resolutions.
In English, this results in the Savage 2000 losing to even a base model Standard Data Rate (SDR) GeForce in raw fill rate; it can do only about 250 megapixels per my review here Which is not the case. In gaming, refresh rate is not so critical, because you're generally not staring intently at relatively stationary objects in great fields of solid colour. Viper V330 Series drivervprnt223.exe [more] MonsterFusionPciFull.zip [more] Windows ME Monster Fusion AGP/PCI driverw9xmfu_2.exe [more] Windows ME Viper V330 driverglv33128.exe [more]
Mark Reply With Quote December 29th, 2002,01:30 PM #2 Shinma View Profile View Forum Posts ____________ Join Date Mar 2000 Posts 27,286 If necessary, You can try the drivers originally released What you don't get S3 went further than this, normal, level of misdirection during the Savage 2000's development, though. Before the production chipset arrived, S3 quoted some most impressive numbers from a 200MHz version of the chip, but actually making these in quantity appeared to be beyond their capabilities. click site Home | Reviews and Features | Special Reports | Forums | Register Help Remember Me?
Apparently, you're supposed to install the 4-in-1 drivers, then the Viper II ones. Ah, now things get interesting. It's speedy, and it's easy to develop for, but only 3dfx cards have drivers that support it.
So hardware T&L is under-used at the moment. The extra hardware DVD acceleration in the Viper II is the same, in essence, as that in various other cards; it's motion compensation. And so, according to S3, does the Savage 2000, with their so-called "S3TL" technology. More info on this site: The specs "failsafe" driver update procedure (win9x) S3 Savage2000 Drivers The Diamond Viper II Z200 - Savage2000 driver shortlist (longlist): Last known
It's referred to as depth, and sometimes as bit depth, because of the concept of overlapping, stacked "bitplanes", planar arrays of ones and zeroes that, together, define the colour of each Most people, however, are not in the mood to clown around with different drivers and BIOS patches and registry tweaks and so on just to get the features listed on the But we've heard that before. navigate to this website Unfortunately, even as it increases the speed of OpenGL games, it screws up the graphics.
Microsoft's Direct3D is the other open PC 3D standard. Buy something with NVIDIA's GeForce, or faster GeForce DDR, chipset in it. And anything faster than a 300MHz P-II or Celeron ought to be enough. OEM GeForces can be had in the USA now for less than $US170.
The card's cooled with just a densely packed heat sink on the main chip, and no fan. It's similarly impressive for Quake III: Arena, which is an OpenGL game. If all you ever play is Q3A, you'll be well pleased with a Viper II. OpenGL is, as its name suggests, an open standard; anybody can write OpenGL drivers for their hardware, for free.
Can't afford a GeForce (starting price $AU460 or so)? Intel Pentium 4 2.53B C1 @2.85GHz (stock volts), watercooled @ 27*C load MSI 865PE Neo2-P (i865PE + ICH5), 1GB PC3200 DDR RAM ATi Radeon X700Pro 256MB AGP8x Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 160GB S3TC uses rather heavy compression, though, and makes lower resolution textures very ugly and chunky. An API is a way for programmers to connect their software to all sorts of hardware; if a video card's driver supports, say, the OpenGL API, then any OpenGL game, past
The S3 "MeTaL" API works only with their Savage-series cards. Like other Diamond graphics cards, the Viper II's default install also gives you Diamond's InControl Tools, which is a fairly elegant central control system for all of your graphics cards settings. Refresh rate, measured in Hertz (Hz), is the number of times per second the screen is "repainted" with the image. An original driver can be found at: Diamond Multimedia: [EXE] DIAMOND VIPER VER 2Z200 WIN 9X 2K NT-4 (direct link to diamond file) Metal v18.104.22.168; NT4 v4.1024.900.0011 & v4.1024.900.0019; W2K v5.12.01.9008;
Refresh rate: It's not enough that a given graphics system support the resolution and colour depth you want. driverw95s25_3.exe [more] Windows 95 & 98 Diamond Viper V330 drivervpr0127p.zip [more] Windows 95 & 98 V550 driverViper.rar [more] Windows 95 & 98 Well, that's come and gone now, and there's still no definite arrival time for the working T&L driver.