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Default 08-12-2017, 02:55 | posts: 76 | Location: Krypton

Ah long gone are the days of cards like the AGP Vid's. Video cards like BFG 5200 slamming COD1 xD , the XFX 9500 Beasting Halflife and Quake and the forgotten legend the 8800GTX BLACK PEARL smashing crysis 1 records xD on the orange flimsy sli bridge connector. God i miss nvidia break threws, where did all the fun go with nvidia 650i/ 680i and 780i motherboards lol.
   
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Default 08-12-2017, 04:28 | posts: 543 | Location: Santa Clara, California

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detonator 7.52 still best driver
Actually Detonator driver 30.82 was the best driver ever. Almost any issue users would contacted us for support, just install this driver and the issue would get resolved. It was a magical driver.
   
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Default 08-12-2017, 11:30 | posts: 93 | Location: California

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Actually Detonator driver 30.82 was the best driver ever. Almost any issue users would contacted us for support, just install this driver and the issue would get resolved. It was a magical driver.
Hi Manuel,

I'm afraid this is incorrect. My GTS ran Tribes the best/fastest with the 7.52's... and no metric will change that. It was such a remarkable leap in performance that I still remember it today.

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Default 08-12-2017, 12:25 | posts: 13,126 | Location: Taganrog, Russia

The best Detonator was 2.08


Alexey Nicolaychuk aka Unwinder, RivaTuner creator
   
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Default 08-12-2017, 16:20 | posts: 56

29.something was the best for my Geforce 2 Mx400. It squeezed over 30fps in GTA3 back in 2002.
   
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Default 08-12-2017, 17:21 | posts: 762 | Location: Kosovo/Pristina

They were called detonator because of Riva TNT,TNT2, it sounded cool
   
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Default 08-12-2017, 21:03 | posts: 1,508 | Location: UK

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They were called detonator because of Riva TNT,TNT2, it sounded cool
Before political correctness?
   
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Default 08-12-2017, 21:55 | posts: 564 | Location: Los Angeles

Before my time lol

I think I was still on 3DFX Voodoo Banshee at that time. Eventually, I finally built my first rig with an Intel i7 940 and GTX 260. I kept that for a few years and then got a GTX 465 and later a GTX 780.

I'm not sure if I ever used Detonator drivers, but I do remember the old Control Panel before Windows Vista. I also remember TF2 crashing on exit on Vista for close to a year because of the Nvidia drivers. I don't think anyone was ready for Vista as issues were present for nearly every driver and application.
   
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Default 08-13-2017, 01:49 | posts: 1,508 | Location: UK

Then they became Detonator XP. Remember everything ended with XP? Athlon XP...
   
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Default 08-13-2017, 04:01 | posts: 728

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Actual driver size now is ~300 MB archived / 350 MB uncompressed. The rest are stuff which wasn't there in early drivers.
As long as there are developers that need a multitude of band-aids provided by the Nvidia/AMD driver teams to spruce up their incompetence and/or laziness in coding, there will always be a steady rise in driver size required.
   
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Default 08-13-2017, 05:02 | posts: 93 | Location: California

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As long as there are developers that need a multitude of band-aids provided by the Nvidia/AMD driver teams to spruce up their incompetence and/or laziness in coding, there will always be a steady rise in driver size required.
let us reminisce in peace plz.
   
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Default 08-13-2017, 15:54 | posts: 5,974 | Location: PA, USA

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I am still waiting on Rampage to be released

Yeh, for the day they were great, very smooth gameplay, I still have the system Asus P2B PIII 700mhz, S3 Verge/V2 SLI.

PS: I see there still active 3dfx forum here, been so long.
On, the Voodoo4 (4500) they made them in PCI and AGP versions.
Cool memories of being a kid (later years). Still awesome times.

I remember slowly over time upgrading from G4 MMX 420 to a FX 5700 Ultra.

Then when I had my own funds I'd buy/sell to get something every year to every other. Was fun for the hobby no matter how I look at it.
   
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Default 08-13-2017, 15:56 | posts: 5,974 | Location: PA, USA

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Actually Detonator driver 30.82 was the best driver ever. Almost any issue users would contacted us for support, just install this driver and the issue would get resolved. It was a magical driver.
You should relay the message to everyone at Nvidia, that you guys made some good memories for people in their hobby.

Even something this simple triggers a good time.

And apologies for the double post...coulda sworn I hit copy pasted the quote and hit edit.

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let us reminisce in peace plz.
Agreed.

Nothing is perfect, of course that does not mean we don't try to fix things. At the same time really the problems don't outweigh the good times in this regard.

(definitely hit edit this time!)

I still remember a set in the 70.xx releases that were my favorite. I think I remember a something .52 or .58 I can't recall altogether.

Here it is!

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_77.77

Detonator 77.77! no .50 at all.

Release Highlights:
Support for GeForce 7800 GT
SLI support for GeForce 6600 and GeForce 6600 LE
New SLI rendering mode (SLI Antialiasing) for increased antialiasing performance
Broader SLI optimizations and validation for the latest games
Resolved SLI Antialiasing issues with some applications and generating screen shots. For a full list of other issues resolved, please view the driver release notes.
Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c and OpenGL® 2.0 support

Nice list of improvements, and the arrival of the 7800GT!

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Default 08-13-2017, 17:17 | posts: 2,803 | Location: Santo Domingo

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Actually Detonator driver 30.82 was the best driver ever. Almost any issue users would contacted us for support, just install this driver and the issue would get resolved. It was a magical driver.
Man, absolutely true!! I still remember holding on to that driver like forever.
   
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Default 08-13-2017, 17:34 | posts: 97 | Location: Indiana

No way, I don't miss them at all. Drivers today are way better, it's extremely rare that I ever have an actual driver issue unless it's a new game and I'm on an old driver.

Compatibility across video card generations is also way better than it used to be. I really hate the old Voodoo/TNT/Matrox and early Geforce days...screw that. I think nostalgia has mold growing on anyones brain that want's to ever go back to them.
   
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Default 08-13-2017, 23:04 | posts: 1,508 | Location: UK

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No way, I don't miss them at all. Drivers today are way better, it's extremely rare that I ever have an actual driver issue unless it's a new game and I'm on an old driver.

Compatibility across video card generations is also way better than it used to be. I really hate the old Voodoo/TNT/Matrox and early Geforce days...screw that. I think nostalgia has mold growing on anyones brain that want's to ever go back to them.
Heh! Yes and no. I had good memories. Remember back then unless you were fairly well off you couldn't record gameplay. Fraps and whatever killed your FPS with single core processors.

I do admit so many things are better today.

Look how todays technology you can record or stream without any performance hit. Though, who would have thought back then game streaming would be a big thing on both Twitch and Youtube.

I also remember this forum used to bitch back then when cards became bigger than 1 slot. Now you have 2 - 2.5 and 3 slot cards but nobody seems to bat an eye.
   
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Default 08-13-2017, 23:45 | posts: 141 | Location: Texas

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I only remember using DET 22.80 and above.
I think I stayed on 23.11 for a long time.
23.11 4 life!
   
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Default 08-14-2017, 02:09 | posts: 423 | Location: The House

YAY VulpineGL Mark !

SO much YAY....
   
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Default 08-14-2017, 18:22 | posts: 1,300 | Location: In my house

You old folks lol.

I remember i think it was Coolbits 2 that i used for the Reg Hack, you had to redo it after every update but it was a cool find.
   
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Default 08-15-2017, 15:40 | posts: 4,883 | Location: Sweden

My first nVidia card : Diamond Viper V550 (Riva TNT GPU) AGP :')

I also remember the coolbits and stuff. Damn, I remember having so much trouble getting the card to work properly.
   
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Default 08-20-2017, 14:34 | posts: 525 | Location: Brazil

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Actually Detonator driver 30.82 was the best driver ever. Almost any issue users would contacted us for support, just install this driver and the issue would get resolved. It was a magical driver.
Dude, the magical one was 12.92!! It made my Pine TNT2 M64 (I think I still have it) run games like Quake 3 Arena and UT99 smoothly even at 800x600 32bit color!!! I remember sticking with these for almost 6 months!
   
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