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New OpenGL Renderer for Unreal Gold

Discussion in 'Unreal' started by Romulan, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. Romulan

    Romulan Holding on

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    It looks like the author of the great OpenGL render for UT has ported that effort to Unreal Gold.

    Check it out.
     
  2. Growler

    Growler New Member

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    any screenies?
     
  3. zynthetic

    zynthetic robot!

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    :lol:

    ..too bad I dont/wont have UGold installed. Much more prefer Unreal since I well, have it.
     
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  4. Turboman

    Turboman deRegistered user

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    This is perfect since i am a unreal gold owner, i think the oldunreal one is already very good, but i always like another one ;)
     
  5. Hyper

    Hyper Hyper.nl Unreal Services

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    Can anyone tell me what the differences are between this one and the OldUnreal OpenGL driver 2.1.0.7 for UGold? (Which I use now)
     
  6. Turboman

    Turboman deRegistered user

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    well i tried it yesterday and it seems to have alot more features which i have no clue what they mean (thus probably unimportant), it also has s3tc texture support, and it has a fix for the masked texture bug.

    i also noticed it runs better with radeon cards then the oldunreal one, with the oldunreal i sometimes have corrupt graphics on my 9800 pro, the only downside is that my fps is slightly lower.
     
  7. Hyper

    Hyper Hyper.nl Unreal Services

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    I tried it today. It has a lot more options than the Oldunreal driver, but it crashes when I connect to an online Unreal server.
     
  8. zynthetic

    zynthetic robot!

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    Any idea if it'll work w/ Unreal ( =/= Gold)?
     
  9. Hellscrag

    Hellscrag UnrealSP'er

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    There's no reason why not, if you use Unreal 226f. The headers for renderers must be the same, as they have always been cross-compatible in the past.

    Not 225f or earlier, though.
     
  10. zynthetic

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    I'm more interested in 224v compatability since I'd never subject myself to the agonizing pain that is 226f
    :p
     
  11. Turboman

    Turboman deRegistered user

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    after more use of it i discover alot more advantages, it doesnt lagg unlike other renderers (oldunreal ran fine on my geforce but lagged quite alot on my radeon) and i think the menus load faster (probably a pacebo effect ;) )

    anyway hyper is correct, i cant seem to connect to any server with this renderer, which is a shame because it runs very smooth with my radeon, anyone know how i can contact the author about this? (i searched the site in a hurry but havent found it)
     
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  12. Hyper

    Hyper Hyper.nl Unreal Services

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    I mailed the author, but did not receive a reply yet.
     
  13. Hyper

    Hyper Hyper.nl Unreal Services

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    Still no reply. Maybe someone else can try to contact him?
     
  14. Shambler[sixpack]

    Shambler[sixpack] New Member

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    Yeah I tried contacting him a little over two weeks ago and just got a reply today, he said that he hasn't got access to v224 of the game (only UGold) and thus can't test the renderer in that version.

    I've tried compiling it for 224 from the source on his site but it'd take me more time to work out the load of small problems it gave me than I have to spend atm.

    In my reply I pointed him to this thread here.
     
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  15. Turboman

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    so eumm has he said he will fix the network crash error?
     
  16. Shambler[sixpack]

    Shambler[sixpack] New Member

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    Did I mention anything like that in my post? :)
     
  17. Shambler[sixpack]

    Shambler[sixpack] New Member

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    On another note, since I was messing with this guys OpenGL stuff (sofar without any further success) I started messing with the existing OpenGL package that came with the source and since there is a lack of 225 source I managed to do a few tricks to get the ORIGINAL OpenGL code to compile and work (to some degree) in 225 ;)

    There are some (fixable) problems but this would mean the OpenGL drivers may soon not be limited to 224 and 226/gold :) (Smirftsch gave me his OpenGL source a while ago so I make take a look at that too, I'll ask if he can take a look at sorting some of the problems I've had with it aswell)
     
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  18. MrBond

    MrBond ZHP Founder

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    How do I change to OpenGL? Have tried restarting in Safe Mode, but it doesn't show up in the list, and I know my video card supports it.
     
  19. hyrulian

    hyrulian Rainbow Brite

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    Run UT in Safe Mode, choose "Change your 3D video device", then click "Show all devices". That will allow OpenGL to be selected. Before you do that, I recommend you go to http://cwdohnal.home.mindspring.com/utglr/ and download the latest version of this 3rd-party enhanced OpenGL renderer for UT. :)
     
  20. MrBond

    MrBond ZHP Founder

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    This new renderer is for Unreal Gold, and as such, there is no option for "Show all Devices".
     

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