WarBirds© 2.01 configuration problems.


My setup is: When I first tried WB 2.01, I had a "stuttering sound" problem. I understand several people have faced the same problem; some other complain about display problems.
As my setup is a very common one, I'd like to share with you this little "check-list" that might help you getting rid of these troubles.
  1. Download the latest sound drivers for Win95 for your sound card.
  2. Download the latest video drivers for Win95 for your 2D video card.
  3. If you're running DirectX 5.0, go to Microsoft's DirectX Download Page and download DirectX 5.2; this is the latest version, and people have reported better framerate with it.
  4. Go here to download 3Dfx's reference Direct3D driver. Using this driver instead of the Diamond driver, plus the following step solved my sound problem.
  5. Add the following 3dfx configuration line to your AUTOEXEC.BAT:
    SET SST_SWAP_EN_WAIT_ON_VSYNC=0

Optimizing the 3dfx

Here are the full environment settings I use for my 3dfx card:
SET FX_GLIDE_NO_SPLASH=1
SET SST_SCREENREFRESH=120
SET SST_VIDEO_24BPP=1
SET SST_RGAMMA=1.70
SET SST_GGAMMA=1.70
SET SST_BGAMMA=1.70
SET SST_GRXCLK=57
SET SST_FASTMEM=1
SET SST_FASTPCIRD=1
SET FX_GLIDE_SWAPINTERVAL=0
SET SST_SWAP_EN_WAIT_ON_VSYNC=0
You can put these in your AUTOEXEC.BAT, or in a batch file you would execute before running WarBirds©.
Here's a 3DFX reference page to know all about Voodoo1 / Voodoo2 environment variables.
If you still have problems, then you can either ask iMagic Online's technical support or create a question message in the Alt.Games.Warbirds Web-based discussion forum.

Good luck !


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