only noteworthy registry setting available relates to the monitor timing method
to be used. Click on Start, Run
type in regedit & hit Enter.
Search for instances of UseGTF (In Windows 9x/Me there should only be 1,
in Windows 2000 there can be several instances of this setting).
click on this entry when found & select Modify.
Right click on the UseGTF entry &
select Modify. Enter a Value data
of 1 to enable use of the General
Timing Formula (GTF) if you have a fairly new monitor or set it to 0
to use Discreet Monitor Timing (DMT) if have an old monitor
(old being defined as more than 2-3 years). This refers to the ability to change
refresh rate in Windows.
Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel. Open Display, then select the Settings tab, then the Advanced button.
Here you will find tabs for the different 3dfx Tools. Each of the following sub
sections will describe what can be done in each one.
Select the 3dfx Color tab. Although you might not
think it, if you adjust your brightness levels correctly you can improve visual
quality a lot. You may be able to reduce the effect of colours/textures being
too dark, or too washed out this way.
Here you can independently adjust the Gamma,
settings for Desktop, Direct3D, Glide/OpenGL & Video
Overlay (E.g. Use with playback of movies with Windows
Media Player or DVDís). Personally I have found that setting
Contrast to -5,
Brightness to 2
& Gamma to 1.00
to give me the best desktop display. Of course, you can always reference
the Bitmap shown in top right to see the effect of changes you make.
In the Display Customization
section you can
try using the preset colour schemes or save ones which you have made, this may
be useful for being able to quickly test out different schemes to see which
looks better for you.
You should remember that changing
the brightness settings is largely subjective so youíll have to play around
with these settings until you find what you believe to be best.