The DareDevils FAQ
A 200Mhz CPU with 32Mb ram and a 4 Mb 3D-accelerated video card can get the game
to run at lower details / lower resolution. If you want to use higher detail modes, you'll
need something like a 300Mhz CPU with 64Mb ram and a 8Mb 3D-accelerated video card.
You'll need a correctly setup OpenGL 1.2 and the SDL library, whatever OS you are using.
Read the following questions for that.
At this time, supported OS are Linux, Windows, BeOS and Mac OSX. However, due to the high portability of SDL, we could make it run on more systems.
SDL is a library designed to make it easy to write games that run on Linux, *BSD, MacOS,
Win32 and BeOS without code changes. We use it in our game so if you want to play
you'll need it. You can download it here.
Note that you need at least version 1.1.4 (versions 1.1.2 and 1.1.3 might work,
but that's untested, older versions won't work).
If you don't have OpenGL or have it but it runs in software mode. Follow one of the following
links depending on your video card :
- If you have an NVidia video card install Nvidia's drivers
- If you have a 3DFX Voodoo 1 or Voodoo 2 video card read this doc
- If you have a 3DFX Voodoo 3 or Voodoo 4 or Voodoo 5 video card install DRI for XFree 4
- If you have an ATI Rage video card install Utah GLX
- If you have an ATI Rage 128 or ATI Radeon or Xpert video card install DRI for XFree 4
- If you have an Intel i810/i815 video card install DRI for XFree 4
- If you have a Matrox video card install Utah GLX for XFree 3 or DRI for XFree 4
- If you have another video card hum... well...
You need a correctly setup OpenGL. Under windows, you should use OpenGL drivers provided by your card manufacturer, or
download and install GLSetup which should support almost every video card available.
There are many ways to speed up this game :
- try installing new drivers for your video card
- if you run linux and have an AGP card, install a 2.4 kernel with the agpgart module
- if you run X11, install XFree 4 with DRI
- try lowering the details
- try lowering the resolution (if you're using Unix, here is a list of modelines for low resolution modes on X11)
No, it doesn't. The ram usage reported by top or other system utilities includes AGP
memory which ranges from 32 to 256 or more megabytes of ram. But this ram
isn't really used - it's just attached to the process (hint : if this is
the case for you, XFree should also have a huge size).
In this case it's time to go to the DareDevils Bugs Page.