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Nvidia Dawn (fairy) demo on ATI cards

By Arris · 14 replies
May 22, 2003
  1. Saw this on Rage3d (May 21th, 2003):
    Download OpenGL wrapper
    Download Dawn demo

    Apparently you rename "fairy.exe" to "quake3.exe" or "3dmark03.exe". I haven't tried this out.. *cough*
  2. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 509   +12

    Interesting, however, I am curious as to why anyone with an ATi card would want to run a NVIDIA demo. If you buy an ATi card, why not stick to their demos? I can see above that some have a certain appeal to Dawn possibly due to her/its human form, but I would just like to hear it from you guys. I don't mean to sound like I am biting people’s heads off here, I am just curious :confused: .
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,696   +427

    I think the interesting point of this is the following:
  4. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 325

    The Demo shows what DX9 and OGL2.0 are capable of, and this is the same on either hardware. The propietary extensions that Nvidia employs do not affect the standard path, they just make it impossible to run on anything except Nvidia hardware. I think this demo is a great example of what vertex and pixel shaders are capable of......A demo is a demo is a demo...this just happens to be a really nice one, with a great rack:grinthumb
  5. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,488

    Quite a good demo!

    Interesting to see what it's possible to do with these cards (NV3x, R3x0)....

    Certain parts really suprised me in detail....
    (With and without "special" patch :D)
  6. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 512

    heheheh i'd really love to test it but no DX9 card yet :(

    i might get a 9100 pro or 9500 soon :p
  7. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 325

    9000, 9100, 9200 aren't DX9
    9500 & up are:)
  8. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 512

    yep i know, but the choice between 9100 and 9500 will be made on the price the day i'll buy it :) price which is dropping :D
  9. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 564

    c'mon dudes

    everyone wants the demo for the nude patch that can be applied to it.......it's all over the net .........so if you do not have a fx card ............screenshots are still floating around
  10. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,312   +13

    Maybe nVidia's not to happy about the ATi cards running Dawn.
    You can read it all atThe Inquirer.
  11. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 564


    two can play that game
  12. Eon

    Eon TS Rookie

    I'm looking for Dawn(fairy) downloadable video

    Hello geeks :)

    I had fetched about everywhere, I can't find a place where I can download this "Dawn" cidéo as .avi, .mpg or else..

    Do someone can tell me where I can find it?

    Or tel me a way to convert that http://download.nvidia.com/downloads/nZone/videos/nvidia/fairy.asx .asx streaming video to avi? Thanks
  13. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,049   +11


    Start VLC's Streaming/Transcode Wizard, it's in File menu ("Wizard"), then select "Save to file", enter the aforementioned URL as the input stream, choose the format you want it, and save.
  14. petey

    petey TS Rookie

    You can download from
    but it is about 28MB and not a fast server!


    P.S. I will not leave it up there for long...
  15. Eon

    Eon TS Rookie

    [Downloadable Fairy?] Thanks!

    Thanks Petey! This was unexpected and kind from you :)

    I'm not afraid.. Here I have got DSL brandwidht for 1 year only, I'm used to be patient, I had to bear 56 kbs for years before

    Anyway, that video does really worth it!

    Thanks to Mictlantecuhtli too for the way to convert asx to .avi!

    [To Spike].. I Can understand your purposes.. anyway, in my opinion, as they doesn't want us (or at least, newbees) to download it, why don't they maye totally unavailable?.. I just want have the freedom to have it on my HDD or on a USB-key.. (I want to show it to my "geekette")..

    Why would nVidia want to prevent me to do so? Why others video are directly downloadable?
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