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Which Videocards are supported by the simulator?
Posted by eDiver on March 24, 2009 at 2:47 am in Help - FAQ
Currently the eDiving simulator has been tested with the following videocards:
nVidia: Quadro NVS 110M, GeForce 6000, Geforce 7800GT, Geforce 8800GT, GeForce 9600 GT.
ATI: Radeon Express 1100, 9600, Radeon x1800, Radeon 2900, HD3450 or HD4870.
Intel: x3100 chipset (but the simulator will run slow). Make sure you have the most updated drivers from Intel; You can find them here

More powerful is your videocard and smoother the simulator will run :-)
Reply by sam on November 13, 2009 at 1:21 pm
Your welcome, glad to hear it worked out for you.
Reply by cargh on December 14, 2009 at 10:02 pm
Hi,

Thank you for your response. I have tried to get eDiving running 6 months after my last attempt. I have not had any success with the latest version downloaded 12/15/2009.

I am running a GTX 295 Nvidia Graphics card. This card is actually a very new card on the market, in fact one of the highest performing cards in Nvidias line up. The card employs SLI technology on a single board, it in fact contains 2x 260GPUs, I have disabled SLI and have had no success.

On another note I have tried to get eDiving running on another computer that runs windows 7. The PC has UAC turned off and is running the application as an administrator. The app becomes unresponsive after login when it tries to load gear.

Cheers,
Cargh


Reply by eDiver on December 14, 2009 at 10:17 pm
cargh said ".....I am running a GTX 295 Nvidia Graphics card. This card is actually a very new card on the market, in fact one of the highest performing cards in Nvidias line up. The card employs SLI technology on a single board, it in fact contains 2x 260GPUs, I have disabled SLI and have had no success...."

What happens EXACTLY ?


cargh said ".....On another note I have tried to get eDiving running on another computer that runs windows 7. The PC has UAC turned off and is running the application as an administrator. The app becomes unresponsive after login when it tries to load gear"

We have Windows 7 here too and the simulator works fine.
Please note that the FIRST time the simulator loads the gear screen it needs to download from our server LOT of data. It might appear that it is unresponsive .... but it is actually downloading data from our server ..... as long as the PC is connected to the Internet.

Alberto (aka eDiver)


Reply by sam on December 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm
Hi,

What was the problem you encountered with running eDiving on the GTX295?

Also, for your problem with the windows 7 computer. When the application loads the list of gear for the first time, it has several archives it has to download from the eDiving server, currently totaling about 5 megabytes. During this time the app will be unresponsive. Once it completes this download, it will only need to download archives for pieces of gear that have been updated, so the screen will load much faster. I don't know how long you've let eDiving sit at that screen before deciding to close it, but I would suggest giving it a minute or two to finish this download (and if it doesn't, then something else might be the issue).

In the mean time, I'll add to the next version an indication that the app is doing something and that this may take a while the first time you load the screen.
Reply by schmitti on February 9, 2010 at 11:22 am
Hi ...

Works fine with Nvidia GeForce GTS250M on a Toshiba Qosmio with Windows 7 home, 64 bit ...

Best regards :)
Reply by kzeitel on February 18, 2010 at 5:32 am
hi everybody,
unfortunetly it doesn't seem to work with a nvidida 8500gt and a nvidia go7600.
does anybody have experience with this cards and is there a trick to get it working with one of this?
best regards from brazil

kai
Reply by eDiver on February 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm
kzeitel said "....unfortunetly it doesn't seem to work with a nvidida 8500gt and a nvidia go7600.
does anybody have experience with this cards and is there a trick to get it working with one of this?
best regards from brazil..."


What happens exactly? At which point does it crash?
We have found other issues not related to the videocard.

I love Brazil !
I was there last year visiting my wife 's cousin and I dove at Laje de Santos

Reply by kzeitel on February 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm
hi,
when i enter the equipment setup screen i can´t move the cursor normaly anymore and the game crashes/hangs up. the same happens when the programm has finished loading/downloading before entering the dive site... when i hit any key or mousebutton to start there is just the watersound but nothing happens... the loadingscreen doesn´t disapear. there is no normal error message, it just say anything like: the programm don´t react anymore (unfortunetly the message comes in german). i´m using windows 7 ultimate 64bit on both pc´s. the desktop has 4gb ddr2 ram, intel pentium D3,4 ghz dualcore, nvidia 8500gt and the notebook has 2gb, intel centrino duo 1,6 ghz and a nvidia geforce go 7600.

thanks for your support
kai

i love brazil too, i was leaving germany in 2005 to live here. it´s really a great land with awesome people.


edit: it works with the nvidia 8500gt and go7600 too.
Reply by sam on February 18, 2010 at 3:39 pm
Hi,

Sounds like you might be having the same problem as these guys, so if you could reply to my post in that thread (though I realize you already let me know what operating system your using), and watch there for any updates on this problem. In any event, I don't think this is a video-card related problem. I use an 8800GT here with no issues, and the only real difference between that and an 8500GT is in its performance, not capabilities. 7000 series cards should also have all the necessary capabilities to run eDiving, though a 7000 series mobile edition probably won't have the best frame-rates.

Thanks,
Sam
Reply by karib972 on March 11, 2010 at 8:39 pm
I have an ATI HD 4650 on dual boot with XP32 and Windows Seven. It did not work and
my pc froze just after the dive button.
I disabled the ATI Catalyst A.I. and now IT WORKS :)
HD 4650 PCI.E X2 with 4GB RAM Tested and working on winxp and 7 :)
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