Need For Speed III Modern Patch (HD + Widescreen + Portable)

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Re: Need For Speed III Modern Patch (HD + Widescreen + Portable)

Postby Manticore » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:57 pm

Tested with all drivers, and I didn't encounter any problems, except for one. When I select dgVoodoo, the game doesn't retain 16:9 aspect ratio, the image is stretched. Also, 16:9 resolutions aren't visible in the graphics menu.

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Re: Need For Speed III Modern Patch (HD + Widescreen + Portable)

Postby VEG » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:55 am

That's strange, because dgVoodoo's glide3x.dll from the patch archive supports extended API. Have you installed some global glide3x.dll? Possibly, you've installed dgVoodoo earlier and have changed some global configuration? dgVoodoo have to load it's configuration from drivers/dgvoodoo/dgvoodoo.conf. Please remove dgvoodoo.conf from the root directory of the game if it exists here, because it overwrites default NFS3 settings of dgVoodoo. Not all configurations of dgVoodoo support extended resolutions API, you can see drivers/dgvoodoo/dgvoodoo.conf which settings have to be set (via dgVoodoo's configurator).

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Re: Need For Speed III Modern Patch (HD + Widescreen + Portable)

Postby VEG » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:49 pm

The new version of NFS3 Modern Patch is released :)
Download Modern Patch v1.3.0: http://veg.by/files/nfs3/nfs3_modern_patch.7z

- Hangs on multicore systems were completely fixed, so you don't have to use SingleProcAffinity kludge now. The game works much smoother without this kludge (expecially with nGlide and dgVoodoo drivers).
- Unexpected game termination at the end of gameplay loading was fixed. (Thanks Zeus for help with debugging.)
- nGlide is updated to version 1.04.3. Now you can safely minimize and restore NFS3. (Thanks Zeus for it.)
- Multiplayer game bug were fixed. It had been introduced by the first version of this patch. (Thanks Ivan_83 for testing.)

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Re: Need For Speed III Modern Patch (HD + Widescreen + Portable)

Postby VEG » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:15 am

Need For Speed III Modern Patch v1.3.1 is released.

— Windows 98/Me support (it’s recommended to use DX6 thrash driver with these OSes).
— Better handling of running the game alternately on different displays with different maximum resolutions.
— A couple of insignificant optimizations.

http://veg.by/en/projects/nfs3/

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Re: Need For Speed III Modern Patch (HD + Widescreen + Portable)

Postby Sammy75 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:27 pm

I tryed version 1.3.1 on WinXP with ATI X800 XT PE Graphics Card.

I used the German CD. (or Europe: it has the following folders ind the Speech folder: FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN
I copied Gamedata and Fedata to a Folder and then Copied the Patch.

After Start, your exe says: can not find all files.
Then i changed the language to german in the nfs3.ini

Now the Game runs.

I tested it with 1280x1024 in dx8 and nglide.

dx8 works great.
nglide works great to, but has some slowdowns in the first 30 seconds (or maybe if you see the other cars)
When i get 2nd or 1st, then the nglide version runs normal again.

Great work !

BTW: is it possible to connect the modern version with the normal version for Multiplayer?
or can only modern versions connected together?

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Re: Need For Speed III Modern Patch (HD + Widescreen + Portable)

Postby VEG » Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:55 am

Sammy75 wrote:I tryed version 1.3.1 on WinXP with ATI X800 XT PE Graphics Card.

Try dx6 thrash driver also. I think it will be better than dx8 because it is fully compatible with the NFS3 (supports fog effect, intro video, and dashboard rendering).

Sammy75 wrote:Then i changed the language to german in the nfs3.ini

Yes, choosing right language is mandatory. Usually ENGLISH files are presented, so the game will work without any additional steps.

Sammy75 wrote:BTW: is it possible to connect the modern version with the normal version for Multiplayer?
or can only modern versions connected together?

Yes, Modern Patch is fully compatible with the general version of the game. So you can play with other players even when they're not using Modern Patch.

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Re: Need For Speed III Modern Patch (HD + Widescreen + Portable)

Postby Darkness Knight » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:51 pm

nGlide v1.04.3? The lastest is v1.04, no? =S

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Re: Need For Speed III Modern Patch (HD + Widescreen + Portable)

Postby Zeus » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:15 pm

1.04.3 is an unofficial release of 1.04 glide3x.dll (not entire nGlide package) with improvements targeted to NFS3 Modern. Officially 1.04 is the latest.

Of course all these improvements will be included in 1.05.

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Re: Need For Speed III Modern Patch (HD + Widescreen + Portable)

Postby Sammy75 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:58 pm

Now i found time to test DX6 Driver.

Works: Intro Video, Dashboard. (fog not tested)

I can switch to Outside view of Car or Dashboard View.

Was there not more Outside Views? near and far ?
Or do i not remember correctly?

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Re: Need For Speed III Modern Patch (HD + Widescreen + Portable)

Postby VEG » Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:07 pm

See camera settings. There are many other possible camera views.


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