Behind the power curve: Installed DX8, now 3DMark2000 won't run...some positive stuff though...

MichaelD

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I know I'm behind the power curve on the DX8 bandwagon. In order to install/run 3DMark2001, you need DX8 installed. (Another 2 hour download on my zippy 56k modem :( )

Installed DX8, no probs. Before running 3D2001, I decided to give 3DM2000 a whirl with DX8 to see how it performed. Got the very bad BSOD, got it back to dekstop and had a "required .dll file is moved or missing" message. Believe it or not, even though I'm running Win98SE, BSOD's are a rarity for me. I install all updates/service packs as they come out. I guess I'm just lucky, but anyway, seeing a BSOD is quite a shock for me.

I tried to run 3DM2000 again, got the same error message, but no BSOD.

Has this happened to anyone else? Maybe this is Standard Operating Procedure w/DX8...I dunno, so please only call me a dork one time if this is the case.

One upside, before retiring for the evening, just for grins, I booted up UT. Got an average of 92 FPS (1024 x 768 x 32 @ 100Hz). This is up exactly 10FPS from my previous scores. (Running the 7.52 Detonator).
 

Wingznut

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Since the 3dMardk 2000 numbers aren't relative to the 2001 numbers... Just get 2001, and forget about 2000.
 

MichaelD

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Good morning,
It's good to see someone else is awake besides myself! I have 3DMark2001. It runs fine on my machine. Well, as fine as a pc-butt-kicking program like that can run on my box!

The reason I posted was to see if anyone else had the same probs when they installed DX8. I, like a lot of folks, didn't download DX8 because i didn't need it at the time. 3DMark is the "one universal benchmark" that everyone seems to agree on, or uses as a yarstick. Now the 3D2001 is out, I highly suspect that EVERYONE will be loading DX8 and you'll see a lot more posts from DX8 Newbies like me that are having probs. Do you have any probs/issues w/DX8? It seems that most folks that run W2K have probs w/it.
 

Wingznut

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I never ran 3dMark2000, after DX8 came out... So, I can't really answer your question. :(