January 18th 04, 07:43 PM
"default" > wrote in message
> "Falkentyne" > wrote in message
> > On Sun, 02 Nov 2003 20:38:40 GMT, "default" >
> > enlightened us by scribbling this gem of wisdom:
> > >The WHQL versions of the drivers don't have the TNT1 cards in the .inf
> > >You can easily add the missing bits to support these cards and then
> > >the driver. The 52.16 driver works great on the TNT cards that I have
> > >both PCI and AGP versions. The non WHQL drivers all had TNT support as
> > >most of the beta and oem versions you see referenced here. Still it is
> > >to fix for any of the drivers. nVidia has said that their unified
> > >architecture means that new drivers work with old cards and vice versa.
> > >is just a matter of whether the appropriate entries are in the inf
> > >they are missing, just add them back in.
> > >
> > >You can also use the quadro certified drivers which usually have TNT
> > >support.
> > But doing that causes you to deal with all the broken games, usually
> > older ones. (many people have said that UT is corrupted in the
> > 52.16).
> > When you're card doesn't support T&L, and you're playing older non T&L
> > games, why not use a known good driver, such as the 21 series drivers,
> > or the 30.82's, etc ?
> > of course it may be hard to find an older driver set these days.
> > I used to have -every- driver released from 5.13 to the 43's on my HD,
> > until my D: drive failed and I didn't bother to copy the drivers away
> > when I could (not like I had a use for them...)
> So far it hasn't been a problem. I still have all the detonator drivers
> the card going all the way back to driver 0.36 and 0.48 and then the first
> detonator 1.09 etc. I bought the TNT cards (diamond viper v550 16mb pci
> agp) when they first came out. I have upgraded the nVidia drivers as they
> came out along the way. With the 52.16 drivers, it still seems to work
> and many new features have been added to the drivers that make the card
> nicer to use. Nothing appears to have been lost and the better D3D and
> openGL support have allowed the card to continue to be able to run recent
> software even if it is too slow to be able to really use on current games,
> at least it works. Also for CAD applications, the performance of these
> cards has still improved as the openGL support has improved.
> I bought the TNT cards in late 1998. How many other 5 year old graphic
> cards are still getting driver updates? I have no complaints with regard
> the TNT1 cards.
that's the exact card that i have... diamond viper v550 16 mb agp...
and you mentioned in another post that the "missing bits can be added in"
into the inf file...
how would i go about doing that??