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    About hardware acceleration

    I used SiSoft, a Benmark software, to check the openGL information of my computer and
    got the following result:

    Manufacturer: Microsoft Cooperation
    Renderer: GDI Generic
    Version: 1.1.0
    Acceleration: No, Software

    Does it means that my computer doesn't support hardware acceleartion for OpenGL application? Anything can I do to change it?

    My computer: Win2000, 128M, PII400, 3D Rage pro AGP2X (8M memory, ATI Technology).

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    Re: About hardware acceleration

    You may want to try to change the color depth of your desktop, and run that utiity software again.

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    Re: About hardware acceleration

    Nothing happened.
    What will influence the availabity of hardware acceleration, Video Card or openGL Version or both?

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    Re: About hardware acceleration

    I used to have the same video card running on NT.
    I got software implementation whenever Desktop's color depth is set to 24-bit or 8-bit.
    It is written in the driver's readme file.

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    Re: About hardware acceleration

    the ATI Xpert98 (RageII) card doesn't support openGL (or it didnt when I had one) get a new card - you'll appreciate it....

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    Re: About hardware acceleration

    A ragepro is what i have on my imac, and it support opengl. Probably you dont have ati specific drivers. goto www.ati.ca i think
    Did you know that trekbbs use the same bbs engine???

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    Re: About hardware acceleration

    ive heard a lot of bad things about the rage.
    BTW u tried 8bit + 24bit which wouldnt be expected to work. did u try 16bit colour depth?

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