Alright. Bare with me as I try to explain…
Ok, so after I get my computer minorly upgraded(CD Burner and 30 GB’s memory installed), I play CS only to find out my sounds are completely screwed up, and when that happens, shutting down my computer becomes a total hassle because it freezes on the screen that comes before the screen that says it’s safe to turn off the computer.
SO ANYWAYS, I go to 3DFX and download the latest WHQL driver for Voodoo3(thinking the CS problem is coming from my video card for some odd reason). Reading the readme, I read that I have to uninstall my previous 3DFX tools before installing the Voodoo3 driver(released November 30). I searched and searched for an UNINSTALL program or something for 3DfX tools, but I couldn’t find one at all, so i just tried installing the new driver. Interestingly, this driver had a different way of installing than the way I’ve usually installed drivers. It has me unpack the file to windows/temp, then tells me to execute the SETUP.exe from there. I double-click the setup.exe, but all it does is show a progress dialog box, quickly installs some .dll’s, then done. Nothing else. In the readme of the 3DFX Voodoo3 driver, it says that i’m supposed to be prompted with a Welcome screen and afterwards be prompted to reboot my computer. I didn’t see any of these screens when installing the new driver. So that had me bugged. So i just restarted the comp my self. I started experiencing freezes when playing games and playing .mpegs. So, knowing that it had to do with my video card drivers, I popped in my 3DFX Voodoo3 CD that came with the video card when I originally bought it, and reinstalled the drivers off the retail CD. Now everything’s fine…sorta. I use WickedGL to get way better fps in CounterStrike, but now, I get the same FPS, but I’m getting some weird glitches on-screen when I play HL. When I look around, the screen kinda “cracks”, or “splits”, like when an image loads on a camera and loads over a different image, so you can see the new image loading over the old image. I need a solution, because it’s making me dizzy!
Does anyone have a solution??? Do I need to uninstall my old 3DFX tools before installing the new 3DFX drivers? If so, how? Or what else??? Plz help. Thanx a jiff.