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International Rally Championship

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:02 am
by Bladeforce
Hello, as it's my first post may i just thanks the coding guys for this excellent piece of software. I am reliving my childhood dreams of being able to play these games in all their 3dfx glory, thanks!

Well I have to say most of my 3dfx games except one ;-)

International Rally Championship

I have uploaded a picture to show the problems it has running. I have already downloaded the 3d card patch and it is selectable in the option as 16 bit accelerated graphics.

It was worse than this but selecting run in windows 98 compatibility mode seems to have helped it a little. I am running windows xp with sp3

Any help would be appreciated! :)

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Re: International Rally Championship

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:35 am
by Gamecollector
Looks like DX5-only game for me. So - nGlide is not the option here.

Re: International Rally Championship

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:14 pm
by Gamecollector
Well, my version of the cd is from 2000, not the 1998. Plus there are sources with "IRC is having glide support"...
So - the case is still open.

Re: International Rally Championship

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:12 pm
by OldByte
I doubt this game had 3dfx support, though it runs on my ATI card, some screen flicker though.
When I had an Nvidia card this game would not run at all.

Re: International Rally Championship

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:47 pm
by Bladeforce
Well mine is the 98 version. It's odd that it does do some of the effects except the car. If I play it in 3D accelerated mode everything apart from the car and flickering when driving on the course is ok. No in game menus are accessible though, yet menus on main screen are ok

Re: International Rally Championship

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:25 pm
by Gamecollector
Current WinXp GPU drivers are maximum DX7+ compatible. Part of the videocards are DX9 only (you have Vista and DX10, so - go to hell, retrogamers!)... No DX5/6 support, so - any old DX game is the potential heap of the graphical glitches.

Re: International Rally Championship

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:09 pm
by IceMan
This is a bug with later generation nVidia drivers, I'm getting it but didn't used to. Other games that malfunction under new (e.g. 295.73) drivers include Wipeout 2097/XL, Rallisport Challenge (BSOD!) and Boss Rally (in Direct3D mode, in Glide mode it's fine).

I'll be reporting my findings to nVidia, like I did when all the DX5 or so games ground to a halt (which they fixed, maybe it was my useful bug reports with demos to try!), hopefully things will get better in future!

In the meantime, to definitely play old games without glitches, get the 163.75 WHQL driver set. Then swap back to newer ones for newer games. Annoying!

Re: International Rally Championship

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:28 am
by Bladeforce
I'd just like to report that I have it running fine now. The only difference is that i tried it on xp sp3 originally but in sp2 it works a treat. Thanks for the help and gotta love those microsoft guys, they must really hate the retrogamer! :)

Edit. this is in a virtual machine so it will negate any nvidia driver problem as vmware doesnt emulate an nvidia chip