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I miss the Days of DETONATOR DRIVERS
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Default I miss the Days of DETONATOR DRIVERS - 07-24-2017, 20:47 | posts: 156 | Location: Big Easy

That name just sounded cool , then we went to ForceWare.
Now we have Geforce Drivers.
I like the name Geforce too but miss that impact of older naming scheme.

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Default 07-24-2017, 21:03 | posts: 89 | Location: California

detonator 7.52 still best driver
   
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Default 07-24-2017, 21:20 | posts: 156 | Location: Big Easy

I only remember using DET 22.80 and above.
I think I stayed on 23.11 for a long time.
   
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Default 07-24-2017, 21:44 | posts: 1,507 | Location: UK

I remember 23.11. Those were the days. On my ELSA Gladiac 920 GeForce 3. http://duhvoodooman.com/GF3OC/GF3Ti200OC2.htm

The Hercules 3D Prophet 3 was such a lovely card. During the Quake 3 Arena days.
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphi...s-prophet-iii/

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphi...-geforce-2-mx/

http://www.rosswalker.co.uk/stereo/h...hedDrivers.htm


I remember a lot of different versions.
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphi...-256mb/?page=3

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With coolbits for overclocking
   
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Default 07-24-2017, 23:01 | posts: 1,684 | Location: Serbia, Indjija

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With coolbits for overclocking
Yep, remember that, small registry "hack" and sliders for GPU and memory were displayed in driver settings. Can't remember exactly what GeForce card I had backthen when this hidden driver feature was discovered.
   
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Default 07-24-2017, 23:31 | posts: 1,020 | Location: Imagination Land

I was on a GeForce 3 series prefitted into a Dell 8100 desktop.First line of black desktops from them and my first PC.I still have Detonator, DHZeropoint, Omega, NGO and DNA drivers on file...they are old lol!
   
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Default 07-25-2017, 00:02 | posts: 2,280 | Location: Langley,B.C. Canada

I had a GeForce 3 Ti 500 played a lot of Ut and Quake Arena.2.6 Ghz P4 I think.
   
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Default 07-25-2017, 01:35 | posts: 1,020 | Location: Imagination Land

P4 yup! With 512mb Kingston RDRAM! First Max Payne was graphically awesome and bullet time was revolutionary as the world was still in awe of the first Matrix movie.
   
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Default 07-25-2017, 09:02 | posts: 29,510 | Location: Guru3D testlab

File-size of the early Detonator drivers -> 3 MB

File-size now is closing in on 500 MB


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Default 07-25-2017, 09:53 | posts: 1,507 | Location: UK

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File-size of the early Detonator drivers -> 3 MB
I'll be damned. Even 23.11 was 3MB? http://www.voodoofiles.com/4675

I could have sworn some of these drivers were 23 - 45MB. I did love the early drivers that had the nVidia logo spin in the stars.


I still have some old discs and disks somewhere with a lot of these Detonator XP drivers. Oh and the nForce days, mmm SoundStorm.
   
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Default 07-25-2017, 10:54 | posts: 1,745

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File-size of the early Detonator drivers -> 3 MB

File-size now is closing in on 500 MB
Actual driver size now is ~300 MB archived / 350 MB uncompressed. The rest are stuff which wasn't there in early drivers.
   
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Omega drivers were THE drivers back in the day!

Think that's what got me visiting Guru3d since 2001!
   
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Purpose of the thread!?
   
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Purpose of the thread!?
Nostalgia.
   
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Omega drivers were THE drivers back in the day!

Think that's what got me visiting Guru3d since 2001!
Loved them on the 9800 XT.

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It delivered.
   
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Oh man, the good old days! gold days!
   
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Default 07-25-2017, 18:06 | posts: 1,348

DETONATOR DRIVER ?

I am still on rock solid 3dfx Voodoo2 SLI v3.02.02.



Oh, wait, what year is it now
   
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Default 07-25-2017, 22:15 | posts: 5,974 | Location: PA, USA

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I'll be damned. Even 23.11 was 3MB? http://www.voodoofiles.com/4675

I could have sworn some of these drivers were 23 - 45MB. I did love the early drivers that had the nVidia logo spin in the stars.


I still have some old discs and disks somewhere with a lot of these Detonator XP drivers. Oh and the nForce days, mmm SoundStorm.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_45.23.html

They got bigger in the 40.xx branches.

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DETONATOR DRIVER ?

I am still on rock solid 3dfx Voodoo2 SLI v3.02.02.



Oh, wait, what year is it now
I remember Voodoo2 SLI running FF7 PC, man what a treat that was back then. 3dfx Glide, did some amazing these for games in those days. Then I remember Voodoo 4 with FF8 and then Voodoo5 64 MB AGP.

My voodoo 4 32 MB was PCI I'm almost positive.

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Default 07-25-2017, 23:15 | posts: 1,348

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http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_45.23.html

They got bigger in the 40.xx branches.



I remember Voodoo2 SLI running FF7 PC, man what a treat that was back then. 3dfx Glide, did some amazing these for games in those days. Then I remember Voodoo 4 with FF8 and then Voodoo5 64 MB AGP.

My voodoo 4 32 MB was PCI I'm almost positive.
I am still waiting on Rampage to be released

Yeh, for the day they were great, very smooth gameplay, I still have the system Asus P2B PIII 700mhz, S3 Verge/V2 SLI.

PS: I see there still active 3dfx forum here, been so long.
On, the Voodoo4 (4500) they made them in PCI and AGP versions.

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Default 07-25-2017, 23:48 | posts: 7,565 | Location: USA

ahh the days when drivers were just that drivers, none of this bloat software suite stuff i dont care about
   
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Default 07-25-2017, 23:52 | posts: 1,507 | Location: UK

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http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_45.23.html

They got bigger in the 40.xx branches.
8.5MB seems tiny from what I remember? :o

Heh, all links are dead. Oh and LOTR Return of the King wasn't out yet.
   
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Default 07-26-2017, 04:40 | posts: 99

I think im too young for this but it's nice to see and share the xperience of the elders.
   
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Default 07-26-2017, 07:02 | posts: 89 | Location: California

I remember my first nvidia card, geforce gts... giga texel shader. I was the ****! Had just gone from a Katmai 500MHz to Thunderbird and a whopping 1GHz.
   
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