I miss the Days of DETONATOR DRIVERS

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by MIXXX, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. MIXXX

    MIXXX Member Guru

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    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.

    PEACE
     
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    detonator 7.52 still best driver
     
  3. MIXXX

    MIXXX Member Guru

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    I only remember using DET 22.80 and above.
    I think I stayed on 23.11 for a long time.
     
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  6. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    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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    Dragondale13 Maha Guru

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    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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    jbmcmillan Ancient Guru

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    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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    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.
     
  10. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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

    File-size now is closing in on 500 MB :)
     

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    vf Ancient Guru

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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.
     
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    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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    Nostalgia.
     

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    Loved them on the 9800 XT.

    It delivered. :D
     
  17. xankazo

    xankazo Ancient Guru

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    Oh man, the good old days! gold days!
     
  18. EdKiefer

    EdKiefer Maha Guru

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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 :banana:
     
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    WickedGL. :D
     
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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.
     
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