Kccitystar Posted March 28, 2006 Share Posted March 28, 2006 Being one of the founding fathers of this small forum, I would kindly ask for someone to sticky this. 1. Will (insert video card here) work for MVP Baseball? As far as I know, any video card starting with the FX series of Geforce cards, as well as the 9600 will work fine on MVP, but for the optimal experience, I suggest moving on up to the 9800 PRO, which is relatively cheaper but gives you alot of bang. I know there are a few of you that have the intergrated chipset from Intel, seeing as I guess you have bought your computer recently or this is one of your first PC games. I suggest you try and go out and purchase: (thanks to eber for this) Stupid These cards tend to perform very very close to each other. Which is moronically fast. Radeon X850XT PE Radeon X800XT PE (Very slightly faster memory) Geforce6800 Ultra Extreme Exceptional These cards will play any game of today or tomorrow with detail settings very high or maximum and at high resolutions. These cards will not be cheap and neither will the Pentium4EE or Athlon64FX required to keep them fed. Radeon X850 XT Radeon X800 XT Geforce 6800 Ultra Radeon X800XL (Unavailable) GeForce 6800GT Great You won't be complaining with one of these cards. In fact, you're unlikely to have a CPU capable of making them the weak spot. Radeon X800 Pro Geforce 6800 Radeon x700 XT GeForce 6600GT Radeon X800SE Radeon x700 Pro Radeon 9800XT Radeon 9800 Pro (9800+) GF FX 5950 (5900U+) Radeon 9800 GF FX 5900U Good You won't be wanting an upgrade for a while with one of the following cards, but you probably won't be winning any [naughty word] contests either. This is roughly "mainstream" for our purposes. If buying new and to stick with the card for a while, this is the category you should be looking in. Radeon 9700 Pro - 9700s core clocks tend to overclock very very well, but Radeon 9700 - RAM tends not to overclock much. GF FX 5900 GF FX 5900XT/SE (5900-) Radeon 9800 SE GF FX 5800 Ultra (5800+) GF FX 5800 (4x2, 128 bit) Radeon 9500Pro (8x1, 128bit) Average These cards won't win any awards, and won't really attract many buyers, but they are to be taken seriously. They'll run most games at respectable frame rates. If you can pick one up used, you won't regret it. Radeon x700 GeForce 6600 (Beats the x700 in Doom3) Radeon 9600XT (Pro+) GF FX5700U (5700+) Below Average These are passable cards, but nobody is going to want one for gaming on. Radeon 9800SE Radeon 9600 Pro (9600+) GF FX 5700 GF4 Ti4800/4600 (4400+) GeForce 6200 Poor These cards have simply been outclassed by too many cards to make them worth considering but they do have strengths and are servicable. GF FX 5600U (Only consider the new version, which is much improved) GF4 Ti4400/4800SE Radeon 9500 (4x1, 128bit) Radeon 9600 (4x1, 128 bit) GF4 Ti4200/4200SE (4400-) Awful Not really worth considering unless it's for a very good price and you're not wanting to push the envelope anywhere. These cards should be considered as bare minimum monitor drivers and old-game players. You will be reducing settings for newer games. Note that the listed FX series cards here all do *much* better at DX7/8 games than they do at DX9 games, but are still inferior to the GF4 Ti series. Do not buy new. Radeon 8500 GF3 Ti500 (GF3+) GF FX5600 Radeon 8500LE/9100 (8500-) Radeon 9000 Pro (9000+) GF3 GeForce4MX 460 (DX7 only) Radeon 9000/9200 Radeon 8500 OEM ("LELE", 8500--) GF3 Ti200 (GF3-) GeForce4MX 440 (DX7 only) GF FX5200U Laughable Now these are even worse than crap. They're an insult to the market. GF FX5600XT/SE Radeon 9600SE Radeon 9200SE GF FX5200 Be very careful with FX5200 cards. I have seen SDRAM based cards which are so painfully slow that an old GF2MX would make them look silly. GeForce4MX 420 - I had a Voodoo3 which ran faster than this. ****************************** 2. What driver works best for MVP? Most times, the driver that a specific video card will provide not always provides the best performance. For ATI cards, check out the Catalyst driver packages. There are a few other driver packages which vary from the main one at ATI.com and those are the Omega sets and the DNA sets. As for Nvidia, check Nvidia's main site, if not, your manufacturer's site for updated drivers. ****************************** 3. Why do I experience choppiness on the field? What the heck is going on? As far as the initial release version of MVP Baseball 2005, there has been choppiness, or stuttering, and this can be solved in many ways. One common method would be to buy more RAM, seeing as it is the cheapest way to upgrade your computer. A common amount would be about 512MB for most people. Another common method is to enable VSYNC in the game. Vertical Sync, or VSYNC for short is used to synchronize the refresh rate of the monitor with the frames per second, meaning smoother gameplay. This can be done by going into: Main Menu> My MVP> My MVP Options> Video Options, and clicking on the Vertical Sync option to ON. Now, don't just start your game yet, go back to the desktop. Click "Start", click Run, then type in "dxdiag", agree to all the prompts etc. Now, go into the "More Help" tab, and click on Override. Now input the Override value to "60", and click OK. Exit out of dxdiag and start up your game as usual. Any other questions I'll probably try to answer them Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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