T&L emulator

gjspear

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hey can some one tell me of a T&L emulation software(if any such thing exists). someone had told me the name of a software called 3d analyzer but i couldn't find it anywhere on the net.
 

dude

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Why would you want this? Plus, I believe this is a hardware function. Even if there were software to emulate this, I doubt it would be fast enough to operate correctly.
 

JeremiahTheGreat

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I do hope you know that if your Video Card doesn't support hardware T&L, it will revert to Software T&L! In another words, there is no need for T&L emulation because its already there! If it wasn't you would see a thing on screen...

someone correct me if i'm wrong.
 

deadcell

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My friend was reading the req's for Star Wars Galaxies and he's set except he has built in video so he's about to buy a video card and it has to be pci and furthermore, it must have Hardware T&L. What PCI video cards have hardware T&L, if any? We're looking at a GF2MX200 & 400 as well as a Radeon7000 but can't find if they have hardware T&L. Thanx in advance.
 

nemesismk2

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Originally posted by: dude
Why would you want this? Plus, I believe this is a hardware function. Even if there were software to emulate this, I doubt it would be fast enough to operate correctly.
Some games require hardware t&l or they just wont work at all, a good example is Spiderman the movie.
So if you own a video card like a Kyro2, Radeon VE, any of the Voodoo range the game willn't work at all.

However if you use 3d analyzer to fool the game into thinking the video card supports hardware t&l the
game runs. How well it runs depends on your video card but I tested a Kyro2 with that game and it runs really well providing you have a fast cpu.
 

Rand

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Some games require hardware t&l or they just wont work at all, a good example is Spiderman the movie.
So if you own a video card like a Kyro2, Radeon VE, any of the Voodoo range the game willn't work at all.
The latest drivers for the Radeon VE/Radeon 7000 expose Hardware T&L capabilities.
The V4/5 of course has it's little 'Geometry Acceleration' to emulate Hardware T&L so that most apps that require Hardware T&L should run on those boards.

And of course the Kyro 2 SE features it's driver assisted Hardware T&L emulation as well... though such boards still arent readily available, supposedly people are working on hacking the Kyro 2 SE drivers to work on the regular Kyro 1/2 boards though.

 

BFG10K

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The latest drivers for the Radeon VE/Radeon 7000 expose Hardware T&L capabilities.
I have my doubts as to the "hardware" T&L being there all along and only being hidden. It's more likely that the drivers are reporting it to trick programs that require hardware T&L to run.
 

Idoxash

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Take a game like UT and play it in software mode with a ghz or faster cpu. What you get is a very fast, smooth and even nice looking game! So useing the cpu for t@l is not a bad thing at all and i have used the 3d analyzer with my kyro II on a PIII-S 1266mhz computer and the game looks great... speeds is just as fast and any other game running on a fast gpu.... really i play tribes 1 and ut in softmode it's just way smoother. even colors looks more real.... arg well thats me at least.....
 

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