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Offline Magneto

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FreeSpace1. Does anybody have an exper. with the D3D registry hacks?
Hi,
I'm looking for some help with creating the registry entries for Direct3D in FreeSpace1. I'm not exactly sure how the entries need to be listed, and I can't seem to find any examples to show me how to go about this.

"All of them are stored in the root of: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Volition/FreeSpace. The "else" setting is what happens if that variable doesn’t exist or is set to an undefined value (e.g. "2" if only "0" and "1" are defined).

VideoCard String
Selects which renderer gets used
- "3Dfx Glide": Uses 3Dfx Glide if available
- "Direct3D":; (default) Uses Direct3D
- "No acceleration": Uses Software (default)

D3DUseExecuteBuffers DWORD
- 0: code uses DrawPrim commands (default)
- 1: code uses Execute buffers
- else: same as 0

D3DTextureOrigin DWORD
Changes the way texture coordinates are mapped. This mostly affects text and explosions.
- 0: assumes center of texel is lowest value for uv
- 1: assumes uvs go from 0.0 to 1.0

D3DLineOffset DWORD
Changes the coordinates used to draw a 1-pixel long line.
- 0: one way
- 1: some other way
- else: autodetect at startup (default)

D3DPreloadTextures DWORD
- 0: never tries to upload textures into VRAM during level load
- 1: always tries to upload as many textures as it can into VRAM during level load
- else: preloads as much as it can on cards with 6MB or more of texture space

D3DTextureDivider DWORD
Sets the rendering routines based on amount of texture RAM:
- 0: autodetect as below
- 1: optimize for > 16 MB
- 2: optimize for > 8 MB
- 3: optimize for > 4 MB
- 4: optimize for <= 4 MB
- else: same as 4

D3DUseLargeTextures DWORD
- 0: use 256 as max textures size (default)
- else: max size the card can use as the max

By default you can see that Direct3D bashes all textures down by a factor of 4 in each dimension and then if they are still larger than 256 in either dimension, it bashes them down to 256. So if you have an AGP card with lots of VRAM you can make your textures look much nicer by tweaking D3DTextureDivider and D3DUseLargeTextures."

If anybody could help me with this, it would make my day..
Thanks!
Mag...



 

Offline Setekh

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Okay. You open regedit. Then you go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Volition/FreeSpace through the tree system on the left. Then you'll have a window with a few values on the right.

In the right window, right click into empty space. Find DWORD value underneath 'new' and click it.

 

You'll get a new entry, and it'll be called 'New Value #1'. Replace that with D3DTextureDivider.

 

Now right-click the D3DTextureDivider entry and pick Modify. You'll get this...

 

Change the value to 1 (or whatever the guide indicates). Then you'll get this.

 

The registry entry is now intact and you're done   Happy hunting!
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Offline Magneto

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Setekh,

  I really appreciate you taking the time to help me like this, and to even provide pictures has helped me more than you could know.  I'm going to try a few adjustments here in a few minutes, but I thank you!

p.s. Nice to know that there are people like you that are willing to help.
Mag...

 

Offline Vertigo1

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This should be interesting.  

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Offline Kitsune

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There's more people that would help, but you asked for someone who knew what they were doing.

I don't touch the regestry unless something nasty's been installed accidently.

Love to help, but I don't have a clue how to.
Well, now I do...

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Offline Magneto

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Not only did the registry entries improve my graphics in the game, but they also cured the disappearing stars problem that I was having with my GeForce2GTS64.

 It's a whole new ballgame now!
Thanks guys!
Mag...

 

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Originally posted by Magneto:
Setekh,

  I really appreciate you taking the time to help me like this, and to even provide pictures has helped me more than you could know.  I'm going to try a few adjustments here in a few minutes, but I thank you!

p.s. Nice to know that there are people like you that are willing to help.
Mag...

Hey, happy I can help. One thing that really bites is when communities just smack you around for not knowing a few things. This is a place for learning   Who knows, many other people will probably be able to learn from this same guide too.

Glad it fixed your problems! And you should have a good time with that GTS if yours  
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Offline Raven2001

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Where can I get RegEdit???
Yeah, I know you were waiting for a very nice sig, in which I was quoting some very famous scientist or philosopher... guess what?!? I wont indulge you...

Why, you ask? What, do I look like a Shivan to you?!?


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Originally posted by Raven2001:
Where can I get RegEdit???

hem, open the windows "start" rollbar, choose "execute", and type "regedit", then push "enter", et voila !

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Offline Setekh

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Yep, it ships with Windows  
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Offline Vertigo1

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I'm suprised MS hasn't tried to sell a "RegEdit Pro" or something.  

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Offline Nico

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Originally posted by MD-2389:
I'm suprised MS hasn't tried to sell a "RegEdit Pro" or something.  


that's a marketing mistake   they already put everything useful in it. Now to add a spell checker  

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Offline Setekh

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Originally posted by venom2506:
that's a marketing mistake   they already put everything useful in it. Now to add a spell checker  

He's right, you know - though I think Regedit XP will be out soon, with a shiny new interface that has fading menus, cool icons, and of course, required system resources high enough to put a hole in your pocket the size of an Ursa.

 
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Originally posted by Setekh:
He's right, you know - though I think Regedit XP will be out soon, with a shiny new interface that has fading menus, cool icons, and of course, required system resources high enough to put a hole in your pocket the size of an Ursa.

 


Windows XP looks like it was designed by the same person who does Fisher-Price toys.  


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Offline Vertigo1

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Originally posted by sandwich:

Windows XP looks like it was designed by the same person who does Fisher-Price toys.  


Yeah...don't get me started on WPA though....

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Offline Setekh

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FreeSpace1. Does anybody have an exper. with the D3D registry hacks?
Thank goodness we can skin the sucker...

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Windows Xtremely Porky  

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Offline aldo_14

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FreeSpace1. Does anybody have an exper. with the D3D registry hacks?
BTW, does this Regedit thing affect the speed of the game?

 

Offline Setekh

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I'm quite sure. I never recorded anything or observed much slowdown, but seeing as it's meant to be using more system resources - but then again, it's basically optimising it to use more video ram - I'm not sure, maybe someone should benchmark it.  
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Offline Vertigo1

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I'll try and do a "benchmark" this weekend.  Is there a way to get the frametime in FS1 and FS2?

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"from a purely stastical standpoint japanese men DO have smaller penii on average" - Kazan