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TheLazenby

Getting Absolution to run on an older PC?

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I'm using someone else's PC... I can't install a graphic card, but I'm allow to install any software. How can I run "The Absolution?" It's a several-year-old Windows 98 pc with a Celeron, that is able to run graphically-heavy games moderately well, including "Myst 3" and "Half Life". I also have the newest edition of DirectX installed.

So, is there any possibility of me playing Absolution???

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It ran fine for me on a '99 Pentium2, 350Mhz processor, 192RAM and ATI 7200 video card. I know it WON'T run without DirectX 9, but since you have that it should run even better than Doomsday (as mine did.)

If the graphics capability will run Half-Life then you shouldn't have any problem.

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The min spec for half life was a p133, and Im sure I saw it run (albeit, very slow) on a P90.

And are you sure about DX9? its reasonably new.. is there even a version for Win98?

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I had the first Absolution version running with DX8 on that old machine. The most recent (pre-Outcast) version would not run until installing 9.0 (a or b - AFAIK it's still a beta release.)

I had trouble a few times with "DXHELP caused an invalid reference at ..." with Win98, but no problems running the game.

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I got it to run by setting everything in the Direct3D config to 16-bit, but the graphics were weird - most of the tiles looked distorted.

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I don't know about that then. I thought Absolution ran in OpenGL and not D3D but I'm not sure. I have always had problems with D3D for some reason, so you might check the video settings and see what the display options are - if you haven't already. I don't know why the colors would be strange though... (?)

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Well, I picked up a 128MB graphics card, but haven't tried it yet... I hope it makes a difference. Something's gotta be better than nothing!

Distorted tiles hasn't been my only problem; the sound's full of glitches, the very first "Doom 64" screen has blinding white polygons that flicker all over it, the game crashes for no reason... :-(

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Is there a place where information can be found on Absolution? I've heard a lot of good things about it, just don't know a. What sourceport. B)Where to find it

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Well, my page in the link above has links to almost everything. It used to be for Doomsday/JDoom, but now it runs on it's own with no other download. It's a big file, and has a separate music file that's even larger. Well worth having in my opinion.

There are also walkthroughs, maps, cheats and other info at my site.

http://numerometria.com/d64tc.htm Check it out and have fun. About all I don't have there is much info about troubleshooting and problem solving. :(

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