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Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies) Any chance of a DX9 renderer form the UT2004 64-bit version being ported to U2? (Read 1201 times)
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Any chance of a DX9 renderer form the UT2004 64-bit version being ported to U2?
Jul 6th, 2018 at 10:44am
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As the title says...

The main reason why I would very much want such a thing is because U2's DX8 renderer, when playing on Win10, is creating an absurd amount of hitching, dropped frames and general framerate inconsistency.

Why am I asking for this renderer specifically? Because UT2004 has basically the same problems as stated above before using the optional 64-bit executable in conjunction with said new renderer.

I know noone can create a new 64-bit executable without the source code, but I'm fairly certain that only the DX9 renderer would do the trick in making the game run flawlessly.

Thoughts? Any kind soul would be willing to port it?
  
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Re: Any chance of a DX9 renderer form the UT2004 64-bit version being ported to U2?
Reply #1 - Jul 6th, 2018 at 11:07am
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I wouldn't hold my breath for it, U2 is pretty much abandoned unfortunately.
  

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Re: Any chance of a DX9 renderer form the UT2004 64-bit version being ported to U2?
Reply #2 - Jul 6th, 2018 at 11:16am
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Hellkeeper wrote on Jul 6th, 2018 at 11:07am:
I wouldn't hold my breath for it, U2 is pretty much abandoned unfortunately.


You mean by not only by the developer, but also the community? If so, I am wondering why a forum division exists for it at all.

I was talking about renderer ports. I'm pretty sure those were done without source code access, as they were designed as an engine module form the first Unreal engine version, no?

There were awesome people like this person (http://www.cwdohnal.com/utglr/) who made renderers for the Unreal 1 games.

I was hoping someone here has the know-how just to port (not make a new one as the mentioned above) the DX9 renderer from UT2004.

If that is not feasible, well, there was no harm in me asking, no? :-D
  
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Re: Any chance of a DX9 renderer form the UT2004 64-bit version being ported to U2?
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Geahad wrote on Jul 6th, 2018 at 11:16am:
You mean by not only by the developer, but also the community? If so, I am wondering why a forum division exists for it at all.

I don't know if small communities still exist to play U2's XMP, but the modding scene no longer exists for it.
The section was created so there would be some place for the rare question about the game. GreatEmerald did some work to document a number of subsystems in the game too.

But yeah, there's no harm in asking of course, you might find someone interested in this. Smiley
  

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Re: Any chance of a DX9 renderer form the UT2004 64-bit version being ported to U2?
Reply #4 - Jul 7th, 2018 at 2:28am
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have you tried dgvoodoo2?
  
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[]KAOS[]Casey wrote on Jul 7th, 2018 at 2:28am:
have you tried dgvoodoo2?


Thank you for suggesting this. Unfortunately, I have like no idea how to install/use this with U2. Would you mind giving me a few pointers?
  
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Re: Any chance of a DX9 renderer form the UT2004 64-bit version being ported to U2?
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Geahad wrote on Jul 7th, 2018 at 9:00am:
[]KAOS[]Casey wrote on Jul 7th, 2018 at 2:28am:
have you tried dgvoodoo2?


Thank you for suggesting this. Unfortunately, I have like no idea how to install/use this with U2. Would you mind giving me a few pointers?

Just drop d3d8.dll in U2 System folder
Use the configurator (adding that folder) to set the options as you like.
Congratulations, you've wrapper U2's D3D8 renderer to D3D11!

Or use this modded MicroSoft d3d8: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=47772
See the attachment, choose your Win10 version Wink
  

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Re: Any chance of a DX9 renderer form the UT2004 64-bit version being ported to U2?
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lowenz wrote on Jul 7th, 2018 at 10:34am:
Just drop d3d8.dll in U2 System folder
Use the configurator (adding that folder) to set the options as you like.
Congratulations, you've wrapper U2's D3D8 renderer to D3D11!

Or use this modded MicroSoft d3d8: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=47772
See the attachment, choose your Win10 version Wink


Again, thank you for this. In the meantime I've found a dll that resolves all problems I mentioned (https://github.com/crosire/d3d8to9).

As a sidenote (and I might just be retarded here), I can't seem to find the password for dgVoodoo. The archive you download is password protected.
  
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Re: Any chance of a DX9 renderer form the UT2004 64-bit version being ported to U2?
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Geahad wrote on Jul 7th, 2018 at 1:25pm:
lowenz wrote on Jul 7th, 2018 at 10:34am:
Just drop d3d8.dll in U2 System folder
Use the configurator (adding that folder) to set the options as you like.
Congratulations, you've wrapper U2's D3D8 renderer to D3D11!

Or use this modded MicroSoft d3d8: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=47772
See the attachment, choose your Win10 version Wink


Again, thank you for this. In the meantime I've found a dll that resolves all problems I mentioned (https://github.com/crosire/d3d8to9).

As a sidenote (and I might just be retarded here), I can't seem to find the password for dgVoodoo. The archive you download is password protected.

Crosire wrapper is another good one (very performance wise)

dgVoodoo2 2.55.2: http://dege.freeweb.hu/dgVoodoo2/dgVoodoo2_55_2.zip (no pass)
  

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Re: Any chance of a DX9 renderer form the UT2004 64-bit version being ported to U2?
Reply #9 - Jul 7th, 2018 at 5:57pm
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lowenz wrote on Jul 7th, 2018 at 5:19pm:
Crosire wrapper is another good one (very performance wise)

dgVoodoo2 2.55.2: http://dege.freeweb.hu/dgVoodoo2/dgVoodoo2_55_2.zip (no pass)


Yeah, that wrapper is the one I linked in my previous post. It really works very well.

Oh and btw. The dgVoodoo link you put... it also is password protected :-D  No worries tho, I got what I wanted using Crosire. Thank you again, appreciate it man!
  
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Re: Any chance of a DX9 renderer form the UT2004 64-bit version being ported to U2?
Reply #10 - Jul 8th, 2018 at 11:17am
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"If you encounter a zip having password then use "dege" as password.
Sorry about that but I have to guard against permanent false positive alarms of crappity smacking virus killers."


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With dgVoodoo 2 you can do magic things no other wrapper can do.
See the configurator Wink

Dege got working Splincer Cell 1/2 shadows using the GeForce 4 preset.....
  

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