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Multi-texturing on GeForce 4 MX440?!

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Hi all!Well, today is my birthday, and I recieved an Arcade FX GeForce4 MX440 as a gift. I installed the hardware, and installed the 4.1.0.9 Nvidia drivers. When I booted up FS, I noticed a good performance increase, but all my ground and scenery textures looked blurry, and the water animations were gone. I tried fooling with the display settings, but to no avail. It then hit me that somehow, multi-texturing was disabled on the hardware! I tried running the NVidia configurator, and fooled with those settings, but still with no joy. I tried 'Googling' for information on enabling (or improving) multi-texturing, and returned no useful results. Anyway, in the meantime, I popped my GF2 MX back into my PC, but I'd hate to have my father return the card. Any suggestions?BTW, I have tried searching the forums for 'mx440' and 'mx 440' and, '440 mx.'

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Hi, I use a GF4MX440 and get fairly good results. Since I am using 29.42 drivers it won't be exact, but a good starting place. Using "GeForce Tweaker" (from 3dguru) I set my Direct3D settings as: FSAA quality to 2x2, Level of Anisotropy to 16 tap and Mipmaping to -3.0 (or turn it off in FS2002). Occationally I get geometric "flashing" in some modes but to me it's worth it to get the good grapicsThese settings (and 29.42 drivers) seem to be a "sweet spot" for me, change any one of these and I get quite a bit of blurriness. Using AMD 1500+ and these settings I am very happy.

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David,As the GeForce 4 MX series of cards are not 100% DirectX 8.0 compliant, you might notice little "quirks" like you're experiencing. My best suggestion would be to exchange the card for a GeForce 3 Tixxx card. They're about the same price, and should give you much better results. :-)Ryan-Flightpro08 :-cool VATSIM Pilot/ControllerZLA ARTCC Senior Controller (C-3)SAN TRACON Lead ASRC (Advanced Simulated Radar Client) Beta Tester-----------------------------My "Home Made" System Specs:Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz ProcessorTurbo Gamer ATX Mid-Tower with 420W Power SupplyEPoX 4G4A Motherboard with Intel 845G ChipsetVisiontek XTASY GeForce4 128MB Ti4600 (Det 41.09 Drivers)512MB PC2100 DDR RAM40GB Matrox 7200RPM Hard DriveWindows XP Home Edition SP1*No CPU or GPU Overclocking*3dMark2001SE Score: 11298-----------------------------Click [link:ftp.avsim.com/library/esearch.php?DLID=&Name=&FileName=&Author=Ryan+Fretwell&CatID=Root]Here to Download my American Eagle POSKY CRJ-200!

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Hi there,There was a problem with the MX440 cards, but someone found a fix for it.Add these two lines in your "Display.cfg" file under the Geforce section,<000010DE:00000171>DriverValidate2=1 It worked wonders for me.

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Thank you all for your help and suggestoions! Gary's solution was the trick! :DThanks again!

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There is a file gf4mxdsp.zip at FLIGHTSIM that provides the additions to devices.cfg for the MX cards.

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>Hi there, >>There was a problem with the MX440 cards, but someone found >a fix for it. >>Add these two lines in your "Display.cfg" file under the >Geforce section, >><000010DE:00000171> >DriverValidate2=1 >>>It worked wonders for me. Hi Gary,How do you find the Geforce section "Display.cfg" file?Thanks

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The GeForce Section is labelled GeForce. Open the display.cfg file with Notepad and use the search function.

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Sorry about that,I should have provided a few more instructions. I was in a bit of a hurry and wanted to help everyone out. wsieffert summed it up pretty well above though. I'm glad that it worked out for you dchapman.Happy flying and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

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