8800gts and directx 9.0

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8800gts and directx 9.0

Postby phr33k on Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:20 am

well i recently noticed that my cs has been loading up into directx 8.1
don't really know why, because before any updates or since the last nvidia drivers update 158.22 I haven't noticed till now.
directx 8 is ugly compared to 9 and Im not sure why its doing that.

any ideas i looked in my autoexec.cfg and can't find any reference to it

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Re: 8800gts and directx 9.0

Postby buzz on Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:02 am

I think the cvar to switch versions of DX is mat_dxlevel # ...

mat_dxlevel 90
mat_dxlevel 81
mat_dxlevel 80
mat_dxlevel 70

Might want to research a bit on this just in case.

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Re: 8800gts and directx 9.0

Postby phr33k on Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:31 pm

Ive changed my settings back to there normal settings but it doesn't seem to save them from game to game how do you set it up to save your configuration?

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Re: 8800gts and directx 9.0

Postby buzz on Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:07 pm

Don't make any changes to the config.cfg file, that gets overwritten each time the game is launched. You should be able to popyour settings into autoexec.cfg, it'll auto-run when you start CS..

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Re: 8800gts and directx 9.0

Postby HangOver on Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:09 pm

i have an 8800gts. how do i check to see what version of dx it runs?

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Re: 8800gts and directx 9.0

Postby buzz on Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:49 pm

Send the card to me, ill tell you.

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Re: 8800gts and directx 9.0

Postby HangOver on Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:05 pm

buzz wrote:Send the card to me, ill tell you.


haha no i mean from in game. the card is already installed :P

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Re: 8800gts and directx 9.0

Postby awp-killer on Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:32 pm

(?) You already know. Just type: mat_dxlevel

That's the way all these commands work. If you don't put a value in, it will tell you...and if you do put a value in, it will change to that value.

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Re: 8800gts and directx 9.0

Postby phr33k on Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:44 pm

um.. hang if you put -autoconfig in your game launch properties it will give you the recommended settings. but otherwise under advanced video options you see the tabs for things on the bottom left you'll see

hardware directx 9.0+
software directx 9.0

least that's what they should be. and the latest drivers from Nvidia 158.22's seem to fix the greyed out objects in the distance with fog* (usually on dust2)

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Re: 8800gts and directx 9.0

Postby HangOver on Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:57 pm

phr33k wrote:hardware directx 9.0+
software directx 9.0
... and the latest drivers from Nvidia 158.22's seem to fix the greyed out objects in the distance with fog* (usually on dust2)


that's good to know. i've always hated how it greys shit out that far away. i checked, and i am running dx9.

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Re: 8800gts and directx 9.0

Postby phr33k on Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:16 pm

ya its seems it was only a problem with the 8800's
and nvidia said it was a source problem, steam said it was a driver problem :)

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Re: 8800gts and directx 9.0

Postby Azriel on Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:10 am

phr33k wrote:Ive changed my settings back to there normal settings but it doesn't seem to save them from game to game how do you set it up to save your configuration?




pretty sure that if you make your config.cfg read-only, it saves it and doesnt allow server admins to mess around with your settings.

im sure of the 2nd part but not 100% about the first.

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Re: 8800gts and directx 9.0

Postby ShooTza on Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:10 pm

Azriel wrote:
phr33k wrote:Ive changed my settings back to there normal settings but it doesn't seem to save them from game to game how do you set it up to save your configuration?




pretty sure that if you make your config.cfg read-only, it saves it and doesnt allow server admins to mess around with your settings.

im sure of the 2nd part but not 100% about the first.


I believe 100% on both.


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