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Mike,Hey, if I met you, I'd buy your a beer !!:-beerchugI wanted to put screen images in the guide but file size quickly became an issue - so these, and some other graphics, have to be chopped out :-(Thank you for your post/s Mike - All the best,AndrewPS:( Working like a dog to put together the first edition of FS-In-flight magazine but now going to bed - zzzzzzzzz )Got the logo sorted, at least - but still need to complete the banner. Why do these things take so long :-)Good news with respect to the guide now, though:http://fsgateway.com/rivatunerbeginnerstweakingguide/Am working on producing an Advanced guide now, but the magazine is taking priority for the time being.Okay. Bed time.

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Andrew:Thanks for the reply. The reason I asked about the drivers is I guess than currently I have 28.32 if I'm reading the info correctly. I'm using WIN98SE. My card is a Gforce 2 MX 200. Thanks again.

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...before this thread slips away.Last night I went for a spin from Lago's Emma Field. Took off and climbed out over the trees and turned to struggle ;) over the mountains before completing the circuit by returning to the airfield. As I prepared for my descent I looked to the left and my draw dropped...I could not believe what I was seeing! Now, it would not be so very far from the truth to state that I am bordering on being the archetypal obsessive where it comes to that search for the ideal compromise between texture clarity and fluidity in this sim. At last, it would appear I have found nirvana! http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e6db5da28c6d24b.jpgMy System Spec:Gigabyte GA-8IRXP MoBoIntel Pentium 4 2.4GHz512MB Crucial PC2100 DDR Ram3D Blaster4 Ti4400 (Creative's 30.82 driver variants tweaked with RivaTuner LOD -0.8 and Anisotropy forced level 4)Sony Multiscan G200 17" MonitorSB Audigy Player (Drivers version 5.12.01.0253 Signed)Deskstar 120GXP UDMA100 HDs x 2 (60 and 40 Gig)CH Products USB Yoke, Pedals and FighterstickPlantronics Headset and Mike comboPlexWriter 40/12/40APioneer DVD-106SWindows XP Home Edition (SP1)DirectX 9.0AGP Aperture = 128MB(TERRAIN)TERRAIN_ERROR_FACTOR=3.470000TERRAIN_MAX_VERTEX_LEVEL=19TERRAIN_TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=8TERRAIN_AUTOGEN_DENSITY=2TERRAIN_USE_GRADIENT_MAP=1TERRAIN_EXTENDED_TEXTURES=1TERRAIN_DEFAULT_RADIUS=7.500000TERRAIN_EXTENDED_RADIUS=8.000000TERRAIN_EXTENDED_LEVELS=3....AND, it's me who should be buying the beers, Andrew :)Cheers!Mike :-wave

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HiThe problem here is that when I unzip the "41.09_win2kxp.exe" I have a file: nv4_disp.dl_ not *.dll and this file is not reconized by Tiva Tuner.Help needed.Thanks in advanceRegardsC.M.G.

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Cruachan,That looks almost too good to be real! I'll try your settings.

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>Hi >>The problem here is that when I unzip the >"41.09_win2kxp.exe" I have a file: nv4_disp.dl_ not *.dll >and this file is not reconized by Tiva Tuner. >Help needed. >>Thanks in advance >Regards >>C.M.G. C.M.G.The 41.09_win2kxp.exe is a self installer 'executable' program. It is not a zip file that you uncompress then work the RivaTuner magic on. You would have to find the 41.09 driver as the group of files that you can unzip, then apply the pre-install tweaks to first. Then upgrade the driver from them.You may be able to get them from here:http://www.internetishop.com/TechFAQDetail...7&Type=DownloadDon

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Hello Don,I have the same dificulties than Cmmgam.All 41.09 I find are self extracting : on the site you did mention, on Guru3D, ...and the file are dl_ and not dllMay I change the dl_ into dll ???I did download other versions from Gur3d there are all self extrating.Does someone know a site where we can find a non self extracting version of 41.09 up to 43.00??EmileEBBR

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Hi Andrew,Of course I agree with all the congratulations you receive.I am a subsidary question : Imagine my Nvidia GF video card is full optimized (thanks to your guide) via Rivatuner AND a brand new video driver comes out! Do I loss all the optimization done via RivaTuner when I load the new video driver ?or can re-use RivaTuner with the "saved" (overclocking, 3D, rates, ...) optimisation to review the impact on the video card with this new driver?Thanks in advanceEmile EBBRBrussels

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Hi DonThanks for your help but it's the same with the file you gave me (*.zip). After unzziped, I got a *.dl_. So, no luck :-(Any help?C.M.G.

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For Nvidia drivers:1. Install your drivers as per usual.2. Browse to the windows/system or windows/system32 folder and find either "nvdd32.dll" (WIN98se) or "Nv4_disp.dll" (WinXP)and copy it into a temp folder.3. Fire up RivaTuner. Under the Power Users tab, look at the bottom where you will see an icon that looks like a folder with a gear on it, click it. Next choose "Patch Scripts" then "lodbiasfix" now choose according to your OS and when prompted point the program towards the temp folder where you put the nvdd32.dll (or Nv4_disp.dll)file. RivaTuner will let you know that it was patched.4. Now reboot Windows into SAFE mode and replace the orginal nvdd32.dll (or Nv4_disp.dll) with the patched file in your temp folder. Make sure you BACKUP THE ORIGINAL first as a precaution (name the original with a '.bak' file extension. I always substitute the first point/period in the filename with an underscore - probably not really necessary but it's a habit of mine ;))5. Reboot Windows again and you can make your negative value LOD adjustments. Try experimenting with values in the range -0.1 to -0.8Hope that's of some help.Mike :-wave

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Andrew,I used your guide with my eVGA GeForce4 Ti4600-8X card and what a great quality difference it made. I used the Nvidia Omega Drivers v1.4230a as the basis and used your tweaks with RivaTuner plus modifying the FS2002.cfg file.What a great quality and frame rate quantity difference this makes!Thanks so much for this guide!Don

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Sorry Pete if I upset you. I merely wished to convey the emotional impact this will have on you once you see the results :-jumpyCheers!Mike

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Hi Emile,I think I can answer you in Andrew's absence.>Do I loss all the optimization done via RivaTuner when I load the new video driver ?or can re-use RivaTuner with the "saved" (overclocking, 3D, rates, ...) optimisation to review the impact on the video card with this new driver?

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