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Old January 31, 2009, 02:00 PM
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Question Alternate pixel center disable NFS Porsche Unleashed

On nVidia graphic cards, there is a VERY strong font corruption in EA game NFS Porsche Unleashed, even the latest v3.5:



Same problems with NFS Porsche Unleashed experienced a ATI users, however ATI quickly added DirectX settings to counter this problem:



If you in Direct X compatibility settings _DISABLE_ the Alternate pixel center, the corruption goes away like a miracle on ATI cards.

Now the question is - how to change this for nVidia drivers, so nVidia users can enjoy nice graphic once again in NFS PU?


PS. one user suggested that "That and changing dx7a file with one from nfs:MCO, fixed up tha problems."
NFS: Porsche Unleashed on Radeon in winXp? - Page 2
First at all, what is meant by the NFS:MCO (so I know where to get dx7a.dll to try) and second - will it fix this display corruption on nVidia card?

The rendering dlls from NFS Motor City Online are there:
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Just for information that this is not the way to correct the annoying problem.

I already saw a patch to the dx7a.dll in order to let it show only 32bit resolutions, so users can choose higher resolutions before they run out of the list, but that it is. The patch is there:
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Much more interesting is the 2Ghz+ CPUs LOD patch - on faster CPU's the game textures go wrong, so, patched by GL1zdA!
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Old February 1, 2009, 03:35 AM
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On Intel 945GM integrated chipset are the same letters just beautifull:



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Old February 2, 2009, 03:57 PM
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I looked on the net for a dx7z.dll and found one. The original from NFS PU is 155 648 bytes long, this one is 110 592 bytes long. Game works as before, no improve. It would be interesting to measure FPS difference, if any, but that it is. No fix.


nVidia 5600XP Detonators 45.28 8x AF:


nVidia 5600XP Detonators 45.28 4x AA:


...sadly, 4x AA in 1280x1024 32bit is on 5600XT not a solution for speed reasons - and I hate blurry AA anyway. I want sharp, straight edges :(
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i never had this issue on my 8600gt or onboard 6150se :\
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Didn't know people still played this game...

I have a legit copy of it sitting in my cupboard. Perhaps I'll install it on my laptop since it should play decently on X3100 Intel graphics
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i never had this issue on my 8600gt or onboard 6150se :\
Interesting. I keep hitting the problem all the time...


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Didn't know people still played this game...
Well, why not? Latest NFS series suxx. No real car physic in any way, shape or form. Too unrealistic. Too action-only-based. I want some old-school action and I got it. Playing NFS Carbon or Most Wanted seems childish compared to NFS PU with all the finetuning and stuff. You know that you almost have to finetune the car differently for different racing routes? Not only changing tires accordingly, but sometimes also gearbox and/or car suspension settings.
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I obtained (eMule!) the NFS Motor City Online for the rendering dll files. The DX7 is light-weight version (smaller, only 110 592 bytes) and WORKS with NFS5. Dunno if its faster the the original or not (someone should test that?), but it does not fix the nVidia problem with the alternate pixel center. The DX8 version of the rendering dll does NOT work with NFS5 - at least not w/o
some patching or something... I don't know.

Just for information that this is not the way to correct the annoying problem.

The rendering dlls from NFS Motor City Online are there:

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Important! The hated mipmaps/LOD problem with faster CPUs with NFS Porsche Unleashed is FIXED! Head up there:
Fast CPU / LOD patch - NFS Tuning Forum

...and did not forget to thank the autor there :)
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Mipmaps/LOD problem with faster CPUs with NFS Porsche Unleashed patch was tested on yet another machine, on friend AMD Opteron 148 @ 2,7Ghz - again WORKS!

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