Someone summoned me ?
Right, lets solve this problem.
Yes, we have exactly same cards. ATI Radeon 9250 is AGP 8x.
That card lost any kind of support by ATI long ago. The only hope is of course open source drivers.
True, I had "satisfying" performance (comparing how old my PC is), but things have changed to worse after graphical Regnum updates.
That means: you will no longer (for now) be able to run Regnum in Normal mode (fixed pipeline, shaders even forget). Currently, Regnum only works in Safe mode.
So, you have 2 options:
Option 1: install (K)Ubuntu 9.04, which might work (for me it worked but before)
Option 2: install (K)Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 Lucid Lynx and add one repo in your sources.lst
1) throw away your PC, remember to buy Nvidia and Nvidia only next time
2) buy some Nvidia that suits your current PC (but little warning is nothing much you will get from it, AGP is kinda ancient for cards)
Lets get back to options 1 and 2.
There was one problem with Mesa, which was introduced in version that came with (K)Ubuntu 9.10. It was some problem in allocation memory and few other bugs/lib problems. Back when I used option 1, it was previous version, which worked "fine". With every kernel update and Mesa update, things are changing.
Option 2 is what I am using now.
STEP 1: You need to do following: run command for upgrading to 10.04 beta 1, wait till it downloads packages, installs etc.
More about how to upgrade for 9.10 to 10.04 you can find here:
STEP 2: sudo apt-get install driconf, or type in your Package manager "driconf" and install that package.
Then, open Terminal and type: driconf
Go to Image Quality tab, "Enable S3TC texture bla bla", set to: "YES"
STEP 3: After that, you need to add following repo:
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deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu lucid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu lucid main
Just add them in your package manager, or in sources.lst file, your choice.
lets check what we did so far.
Type in Terminal following: lsb_release -a
you will get something like:
LSB Version: core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu lucid (development branch)
I put in bold what you should check. That confirms you are running 10.04 beta 1 OS.
Then, type in: glxinfo | grep OpenGL
You should get something like:
OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI R200 (RV280 5960) 20090101 TCL DRI2
OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 7.9-devel
Our card belongs to R200, and we need Mesa 7.9-devel.
After that, type: glxinfo | grep direct
You ll get this: direct rendering: Yes
Answer MUST be "Yes" for this command, or else something is wrong.
Now, if all is fine, do one sudo apt-get update and then, sudo apt-get upgrade, and sudo apt-get autoremove, to make sure all is up to date.
After that, start Regnum, tick Safemode and rock'n'roll
In case you go with only fixed pipeline, you will have probably Segmentation fault and/or CPU will go crazy, RAM maybe too. Dont worry, just kill Regnum process and that ll solve problem.
FPS? I have 7-20. But even then, Regnum is not totally unplayable. In big fort fights, you will experience sometimes position lag, like not displaying "on time" current enemy position, resulting that something you hit from 20m away is actually in front of you (at the end you ll see him/her on right spot though but with some delay). For smaller fights and solo hunts, it might work much better. For grind is totally ok. But (K)Ubuntu versus any Windows, regnum is much smoother, for example, you dont have "hickups" while running and what not (Linux has better memory management than Windows, thats why). The best is to experience yourself.
What to say, long post, many info for you, and you will probably have some issues. Whenever I am online, you can find me @ my clan IRC room (freenode network, room #inquisition).
Good luck! I ll keep monitoring this thread to check your progress.
P.S. Is Starshine alive
P.P.S Ah, one thing. Regnum 64bit somehow is sometimes more "friendly", especially with accessing Amun, than 32bit version. I am using ATM 64bit OS and Regnum, and its ok. I forgot which CPU you have, but I believe its 64bit.