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I know that the latest drivers are not nec the best BUT for a P4 1.7 with GeForce4 and 512DDR RAM, which Nvidia driver will be the best one ...? Some suggest 29.42 other's the Detonator drivers but I've found the Detonator to be slower than the 29.42.Any advice will be welcomed.Laat waaiTerblanche

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I still like the 30.82 drivers the best.. very stable and less variability in framerates. The newer drivers tend to jump up and down (on my P4 system)..

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What setting do you use for anisotrophy (?)And what would that correspond to in the earlier drivers, where you could not set this value?

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I am using the new Omega drivers based on the 42.30's. Brilliant, and they dont use AF to achieve equivalent visual quality, so sparing valuable FPS for other tasks.I am surprised no-one has mentioned these as they are the very best drivers I have used with FS2002, and I am fully conversant with RivaTuner, aTuner and all other tweak utilities.http://www.omegacorner.com/ChasW

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ChasW,Are you using the quality or performace drivers?

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I like the 30.82's. The most stable, best graphics quality, and fastest performance with regards to frame rates for my system.I would suggest that you pick several of the driver versions and try them all. Then you can get a good idea which ones are the best for your specific system.I know it's a pain, but it's worth it in the end!Scott :-)

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Im using the 30.82 because they support 3D drivers to work. I have 3D glasses and when I tried a new driver it would allow for the 3D driver but that was some time ago. Does anyone know whats the newest driver that is compatible with 3D drivers?Kil~

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I just tried the 42.86 drivers.. work fine in FS2k2, but the AA settings do not work in my other flightsims (WWII Fighters for example)...So, back to 30.82, still the best!

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Well - thanx for all the advice ...I've downloaded the 29.42 installed - tested and uninstalled! Then it was time for 30.82 and the same ... and then 42.86 and the same story.The result - 30.82 was the best of the three!BUT!!BUT!!Then I downloaded the OMEGA drivers and YES they are simply the best. The most constant f/sec and switching between FSNav and FS with no delay. ZAP! And you are from the one to the other. Less blurries on the heave LAGO TeraMesh scenery.Thank you for that tip. They will stay on my computer!Terblanche:-)

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I use the 29.42s or the 42.86s.Both work great and the 42.86s kicked the 30.82s butts in visuals on my system....not to mention they provide higher framerates.Shane

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Terblanche,Were those the 'quality' or 'performance' Omega drivers?

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I just tried your omega drivers and am disappointed. they complete messed up my system, offering me wonderful 4 (in words: four) colours at a resolution of 640*x pixel. I was not able to set either higher resolution or more colours :-(and yes, I followed the instruction in the readme that came with the driver and did replace all 'newer' files reported during the installation. now I am back with good old detonator...CheersPhilCome to DAD!http://www.dangerous-airports.com/images/dad_logo.jpgAMD XP 2700+, 512 MB, ASUS A7N8X, GF4 440, 17" TFT

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Hi Greg,I see you have a system close to my specs and I have a question for you. Could you, please, email me at m.ga@verizon.netThank you.Best,Marcelo.

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S'funny, didn't I already do that?I am using the `quality` option too - seems as though Omega has done something `funny` with AF as I don't get the FPS hit I normaly associate with Anisotropic Filtering and the level of AF doesn't show up in the Control Panel settings, yet I see IQ at least on a par with 4x AF on my GF3 Ti200.ChasW

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Hello All,I just changed from the earlier Omega drivers to the new 1.423oa drivers and am pleasantly pleased. These new drivers, at least for my system, seem to be almost perfect. I've found a few more frames per second and the eye candy is even better.I picked the performance drivers, as I was wanting to get above 28 fps on the tough scenery . . .I really like the new Omega drivers.Best to all,ClayP 4 1.8 OC to 2.34600Ti GeForce512 ramAsus MB

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Okay, silly question of the day:Tweakers like RivaTuner are not needed any more when using the Omega drivers?Just curious.Thanks in advance.Brad

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Everytime I try to install the Omega's, I get a message that says "cannot be updated, no better match for your computer could be found' (that's more or less what it says).Any idea why that is?thanks!

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