[ut2003io] TNT2 on Linux

Bryce Kennedy superprofits at attbi.com
Mon Sep 30 04:22:36 EDT 2002

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Frame rates for me in Linux for the first time ever are actually better than 
my W2K OS.
Athlon 2200+ (was just running a 1800+ didn't make any real differance just 
the money from my pocket being gone)
KT3 Ultra2 Board
pc 2700 512 mem.
Nvidia 128meg Ti 4200 card
Redhat 7.3 with updated kernel and Nvidia latest drivers.
In the factory map on UT2003 running at 800x600 my average is around 100fps
Out side map dips to around 75fps.
Turning off decals,shiny surfaces,and general low settings.
If I run 800x600 with everything on high it only goes down about 5-10 fps.
But even my machine stutters a bit when playing in a match online with 8-12 
players. If I go back to the lower settings hardly any stutter at all.
Also my soundcard drags my CPU down it's a Soundblaster Live, which I am going 
to replace, any good low CPU sound card recomendations?
Anyway in W2k with the latest updates and running the approved drivers my 
frame rates at the same 800x600 are around 45-55fps. I tried the newest beta 
drivers but they did not seem to work with UT2003. When in Linux or W2k and I 
jump up to 1072x768 it doesn't bring my FPS down very much but makes more 
stuutering in a multiplayer game. I think with a better sound card it will 
improve. First time my Linux machine beat my windoze box at a game!
But before in UT I ran a Voodoo 5500 in W2k and got 175 FPS,and my linux box 
only used one of the 5500 chips so it could only ever do 100fps.` all in all 
I would say that UT2003 and Linux with a Ti 4200 card the frame rate is very 
stable. Thanks for the new game!

On Monday 30 September 2002 12:58 pm, Daniel Vogel wrote:
> You are best off with a GF Ti 4200.
> -- Daniel, Epic Games Inc.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bryan Field-Elliot [mailto:bryan_lists at netmeme.org]
> Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 3:38 PM
> To: ut2003 at icculus.org
> Subject: Re: [ut2003io] TNT2 on Linux
> Thanks. I paid $55 for the TNT2 card at CompUSA. Obviously I don't know
> shit about graphics cards, but then again, neither should the UT2003 README
> assume otherwise. That was my point.
> I'll go exchange it for a Geforce2 this afternoon.
> Thanks for the other performance tips - I have a 1Gz Athlon, 768MB RAM.
> Should be adequate.
> Thanks,
> Bryan
> On Mon, 2002-09-30 at 13:31, David Hedbor wrote:
> Bryan Field-Elliot <bryan_lists at netmeme.org> writes:
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> >
> > I'm running RH Linux 7.3.
> >
> > I had a Voodoo3 card, but upon trying to play UT2003, I got the
> > "DXTC/S3TC support" error.
> >
> > Reading the README file, which said "you should pop an Nvidia card into
> > your machine", I went out and bought a TNT2 (32MB) card and, as
> > instructed, popped it in.
> >
> > Now I'm still getting the same error, and a little digging around with
> > google revealed that, perhaps, the TNT2 chips don't support S3TC, and
> > that what I really need is a card with a Geforce2 chipset.
> >
> > Is this the case? At the least, the readme should be updated with the
> > more specific information. Or, if there's a workaround to get UT2003 to
> > work with my shiny new TNT2 card, I would appreciate it.
> As already pointed out, the TNT2 card won't work since it lacks
> texture compression. As a side-note I really hope you didn't pay more
> than $5-10 bucks for that ancient card (it's as old as the Voodoo 3).
> As for required cards, I think any GeForce card should work but I see
> no reason to get anything less than a GF2 - you should be able to get
> one for less than what the game itself costs.
> What is your hardware in general? Other than the graphics card, does
> it fulfill the requirements? I'd say realistic minimum hardware is
> around 1 GHz CPU (perhaps a big less) and a GF2 graphics card. And
> that is on the lower scale of what you'd want to use (My machine is
> 1.2 GHz Athlon + GF2 Pro and it's ok, but far from great).
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