I´m on ATI bug testing today. You ATI owners will be enjoying Standoff in OpenGL very soon, Alex´s new patch looks promising.
There are many versions of DirectX 9C - just like the graphics card drivers, DirectX continually gets updates. I remember having the exact same problem you describe (I have an 8600) during development, when I first tried to run the new DLLs - turned out that a DirectX update was indeed necessary.I've tried the latest drivers but NOT the Direct x, I'm currntly on 9.c which I'm sure is the most up to date version for my card.
Sorry, usually I let PopsiclePete or Dundradal respond to these things, but it seems they're too busy lately. I can't help you too much, I haven't got any idea how these patches work.I asked in ohter threats to, but again i repeat. i hope someone can help
Hi. First up, I'd like to know what your version of Standoff is. There was a problem with the OpenGL libraries shipped with Standof until 1.29, and the current version is 1.31.Sorry guys but the missing ships HDR problem is NOT JUST ATI.
I have a Nvidia 7600GS and I have exactly the same problem as the other users.
All works well except HDR/bloom/enhanced space etc, I just get the same as these guys so I can assure you there is a problem and its not just ATI cards.
The game plays great, even with AA and AS, but I'm missing out on the the HDR candy, which is a shame.
What makes you think the game is only in 640*480 ? Is it because the cockpit and hud elements aren't getting smaller in higher res just like the DirectX mode behaviour ? You have to understand, for the OpenGL mode we took a different approach: everything 3D is indeed displayed in hi-res, but the game menus and cockpit HUDs are scaled up to fit the higher-res, effectively keeping the same display ratio whatever resolution you use. In DirectX hi-res mode, the 2D stuff is simply offsetted but not upscaled, so they are smaller, taking less and less space in the screen as you set the resolution higher...well i checked the cfg file. the res is set 1024*768, but is not displayed in the game
thanx for helping
Yeah unfortunately I'm going to be very quiet in the coming months. I've got 6 classes to teach at the college this semester along with 2 part-time jobs. I'll try to jump in when I can.Sorry, usually I let PopsiclePete or Dundradal respond to these things, but it seems they're too busy lately. I can't help you too much, I haven't got any idea how these patches work.
The reason why older drivers "fixed" the problem for you is most likely that the OpenGL renderer automatically deactivated HDR for you. At of the current release HDR doesn't work on nVidia cards older than the GeForce 8 series, explaining your invisible ships. Also, the OpenGL renderer needs functions that are only available in drivers dating from around may 2009... so since it couldn't find the required function in your old drivers HDR was simply deactivated.This thread is very wrong regarding latest Nvidia drivers.
The latest Nvidia drivers are notorious for being total crap.
I used the latest drivers for my 7600GS and could not get HDR bloom fx, just invisible ships and VERY glitchy gameplay. It was fine without HDR and looked but now after changing drivers it works great.
I downloaded some older drivers, installed them, now everything is PERFECT. I didn't even use a driver cleaner or uninstall my old drivers (even though you're supposed to).
I think the driver version I use is now 97.47 but I'll have to double check.
Definitely DO NOT use new drivers for Nvidia though, thats a dead cert, try older drivers like the one mentioned.