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serialkilr
09-22-2000, 01:19 AM
HI GUYS I NEED SOME HELP I WENT ONTO THE OPEN GLSITE AND THEY SAID THE NEW OPENGL IS WIN2000 COMPATABLE BUT WHEN I DOWNLOADED AND RAN IT, IT SAID OPERATING SYSTEM NOT RECONIZED AND LINKED ME TO THERE PAGE WHERE I WAS TOLD IT WASNT WIN 2000 COMPATABLE CAN ANY OF U SEND ME THE PROPER LINK FOR THE WIN2000 COMPATABLE FILE THAT WORKS PLEEEEEZ CYA!!!!
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Bob
09-22-2000, 02:11 AM
Windows 2000 is shipped with OpenGL, and there is no need to download and install it again, unless you removed it yourself. But you can find it somewhere at Microsoft's (http://www.microsoft.com) site if you really need to do it.

serialkilr
09-22-2000, 03:23 AM
OK THNX BOB I HAVNT DELETED IT IT JUST ISNT REGISTERING WITH THE GAME :-(

Astroboy
09-22-2000, 07:05 AM
You probably need an updated OpenGL hardware driver for your 3D accelerator card. Check www.glsetup.com. (http://www.glsetup.com.)
For Win2k every board manufacturer needs to issue new hardware drivers.

serialkilr
09-22-2000, 09:47 AM
IT WOULD REALY HELP ME IF U GUYS CAN PUT UP A DIRECT DOWNLOAD URL FOR THE OPENGL I LOOKED I CANT FIND IT ??? I HAVE A VOODOO3 3OOO AND I NEED A WIN2000 COMPATABLE OPENGL FILE IF U CAN HELP PLEEEEZ DO http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/smile.gif CYA

Humus
09-22-2000, 10:42 AM
Plz, push the button called CAPS LOCK.
(Hint: It's to the left of your keyboard.)

Bob
09-23-2000, 03:17 AM
GLSetup deosn't work for Win2000 since it's recogniced as an NT-system. It only works for Win95/98. Have a look at the manufacturers site for drivers. No link because I don't know where to download these kind of drivers.

serialkilr
09-24-2000, 11:20 AM
ok tnx any way i downloaded a 125meg for nothing :-(

toenail
09-25-2000, 07:17 PM
Go to www.reactorcritical.com, (http://www.reactorcritical.com,) for latest Win98, & Win2k video card drivers. They are usually zip files, so you will have to install yourself.

For NVidia cards, do a thorough cleanout of files and Registry keys, as per instructions at www.tweak3d.net. (http://www.tweak3d.net.) There is a tweak article for GeForce 256 (& TNT/TNT2 cards). There is something similar to do for Voodoo, but I don't have it. Check 3dfx sites.

Tony

niel
09-27-2000, 02:09 PM
The above links dont work!

I have the same probs as the topic starter guy. My game wont run OpenGL, i need the win2k files/drivers but cant find any...

serialkilr
09-28-2000, 01:23 PM
the link did work its just that after the .com hes put a , which makes it a broken link the working one is http://www.reactorcritical.com/ ok cya and keep the help comming pleeeeez

09-28-2000, 08:01 PM
Ok, here is what is frustrating. glsetup.exe SUCKS!! and so does glsetup.com or whatever it is. Why can't they make it where you can download gl drivers on a per card basis instead of making you download a freaking 75MB file for 2MB of drivers???? This is utterly stupid. All I want are the opengl drivers for 3dfx 3000 for win2k. That is it. I don't care about the other cards, nor do I wish to download their freaking drivers. Can someone point me a location with which I can download gl drivers JUST for 3dfx?

09-28-2000, 09:55 PM
You really dont have to download new openGL
drivers. Its faster to download latest drivers from your card manufactors cause it is the same thing.
I have got the originaldrivers which was bundled with my card(CL tnt 2ultra).
Quake3 and other openGL games work just great.

serialkilr
09-29-2000, 01:40 AM
thelv one question do u even have win 2k if u dont thats why it works!!!

09-29-2000, 12:18 PM
No! youre right.
It seems that win2k have a lot of problems with open gl.
Are you sure that you ever got open gl to work with Win2k.
I really doubt that! Cause w2k is reckon as NT and NT have always got problem with games
especially open gl.
The following points causes a lot of problem with Open GL

*The dva line in win ini(probably caused by real media or quicktime).

*To many graphiccard drivers you really have to delete in registry and the inf-files to get a clean install of new drivers.

*Win2k the programmers seems dont bother doing drivers that will work.

* The via chipset. You often have to update your agp-drivers to get Open gl to work on a via mobo.(the aperature size is important to)

* The biggest problem is card manufactors telling us they got cards and drivers that work with open GL but they just dont.

10-09-2000, 08:20 PM
La verdad es que probe win2k con varias placas 3d entre ellas Vodoo 3 3000 , Aopen TNT 32MB ,
Savage 4 , Diamond , y ninguna funciona .Es decir el sistema las reconoce bien pero no funciona un Puto juego en win2000 .................,,,,.

10-09-2000, 08:23 PM
La verdad es que probe win2k con varias placas 3d entre ellas Vodoo 3 3000 , Aopen TNT 32MB ,
Savage 4 , Diamond , y ninguna funciona .Es decir el sistema las reconoce bien pero no funciona un Puto juego en win2000 .................,,,,.

serialkilr
10-11-2000, 06:18 AM
can some one plez translate this into english for me

10-11-2000, 12:20 PM
Howdy!

Well he say that the problem on win2k
depends on various 3d places in the system due to wich card you have(????)
He say the system doesnt really reckon wich card you have and the win2k doesnt have the best functions for playing games.

I say youve better install the millennium instead. http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/wink.gif cu!

serialkilr
10-12-2000, 12:34 AM
ok tnx thelv and ill think about installing the millenium edition

10-14-2000, 08:38 PM
To back you up, I also HAD opengl working in Win2k Pro when I setup my machine. However, in the meantime, something caused it to stop working. As far as WinMe, I haven't heard much good about it, so I personally am staying away for a while.

10-20-2000, 10:05 AM
I also have windows Me and i try run Quake 3 and star trek Elite force and i have the same problem, but other 3d accelarator requiered games work perfectly. Stupid Open GL!!!!

11-27-2000, 05:28 AM
Go to metabyte's website, then find and download wickedgl. Works great on Voodoo 3 cards and windows 2000.

11-27-2000, 08:50 AM
I recently installed Windows ME and it works fine. DELL D333, Annihilator 2 32MB, DirectX 8. Be sure to test application compatibility before doing so. Runs Q3 fine with Nvidia's recommended Detonator driver.

12-12-2000, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by Thelv:
No! youre right.
I really doubt that! Cause w2k is reckon as NT and NT have always got problem with games
especially open gl.


That's a lie :] NT 4.0 has no problem whatsoever with OpenGL hardware, it fully support OpenGL hardware. The only problem is with NT5 which they decided wouldn't support OpenGL (for whatever reason I have no idea). So, yes, my -fully- hardware OpenGL Fire 1000 Pro from Diamond will not work and may very well never -ever- work with NT5. But, stay tune guys, Sp2 is coming and also, NT6 :]

12-12-2000, 06:21 PM
The decision is fairly simple right now, if you want fully supported hardware controlled OpenGL, you either have to go back to a Win9x system (all probably except WinMe) or go to fully service packed (Sp5)NT 4.0 which does support hardware OpenGL. I was very disapointed with NT5's team deciding not to support hardware OpenGL and, OpenGL was the main reason I had decided to switch to NT systems. I'm left without any possibilities of having support for this hardware and this support is essential for my card's power is barely used in any CAD program.

mcraighead
12-12-2000, 11:10 PM
Win2K ***DOES*** support HW OpenGL. The rumor that it wouldn't was just an extremely nasty an incorrect rumor.

I run 2 Win2K systems and both have perfectly working HW-accelerated OpenGL.

- Matt

12-13-2000, 02:22 AM
Of course openGL work with NT and win2k
I have never said anything else.

The problem is to get it going.
80 percent of people with openGL problems
have NT, Win2k. With some graphiccards youve never get it to work. Its better you support them with same config as you, than just verify that it works.