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by mgtroyas
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you use Glide over Direct3D/OpenGL?
Replies: 9
Views: 7386

Re: Why do you use Glide over Direct3D/OpenGL?

Ok, I've just tested the multiple VMware Workstation 7.1.4 full screen options, in two different PCs: AMD Athlon X2 / Windows 7 x64 / ATI 5830 HD (1680x1050 desktop) Intel Core2Duo / Windows XP SP3 / ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 (1280x800 desktop) The testing steps were the same: 1) Start the Windows...
by mgtroyas
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you use Glide over Direct3D/OpenGL?
Replies: 9
Views: 7386

Re: Why do you use Glide over Direct3D/OpenGL?

Mmm... in that case I'll give it another chance when I arrive home...
by mgtroyas
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you use Glide over Direct3D/OpenGL?
Replies: 9
Views: 7386

Re: Why do you use Glide over Direct3D/OpenGL?

I'll try with more games, but it was very noticeable on Carmageddon at high res mode. Difference between stretched and "exclusive mode" was as night and day (lot of tearing and much lower refresh rate). But it surely depends on a lot of factors. In my case host is Windows 7 x64, Athlon X2 2.8GHz and...
by mgtroyas
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you use Glide over Direct3D/OpenGL?
Replies: 9
Views: 7386

Re: Why do you use Glide over Direct3D/OpenGL?

I already know, but then performance is strongly degraded: FPS drop and tearing appears. I think VMware does the stretching on sowftware, and as the CPU is already at 100% with emulation it's a mess. I just discovered VMware _workstation_ allows "exclusive mode", designed for graphically intense app...
by mgtroyas
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you use Glide over Direct3D/OpenGL?
Replies: 9
Views: 7386

Re: Why do you use Glide over Direct3D/OpenGL?

Very interesting. In fact my own monitor is widescreen and has only VGA port, so I can't force the video card to maintain aspect ratio. Dosbox does it very well by software but for Windows games I have no other way of fixing it than running the virtual machine in a window (vmware player) and zooming...
by mgtroyas
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you use Glide over Direct3D/OpenGL?
Replies: 9
Views: 7386

Why do you use Glide over Direct3D/OpenGL?

Well, first of all I want to thank Zeus and all the people who help him developing this great software. When I thought I'd never play again Carmageddon 2 with good looking graphics, nGlide worked out of the box without any texture problems like all other glide wrappers I tested (I'm setting up an XP...