gert.cuykens at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 11:24:37 PDT 2004
Does nvidia give documents to microsoft ? Or does microsoft give
documents to nvidia ?
Why not ask microsoft for documents instead of nvidia ?
On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 14:13:05 -0400, Ketrien I. Saihr-Kesenchedra
<ketrien at error404.nls.net> wrote:
> Gert Cuykens wrote:
> >Ok i agree but you also have to agree no matter how they made the
> >chipset there has to be a solution that works els it would not work in
> >windows either ? A os just tells the computer what to do right ? So
> >its just a matter of asking the pc nicely enough :)
> Ha. If only it were that easy. It's not. First off, you need complete
> and full documentation for the hardware in question, including full
> register maps. Since nVidia apparently couldn't make a usable chipset if
> they stole the i440BX, I don't hold out much hope that their
> documentation for nFarce3 would even be worth using as toilet paper.
> Furthermore, nVidia has no interest in giving anyone any documentation
> unless they're a manufacturing partner. They do all their drivers
> (apparently quite poorly in many cases) in house. So no, it's not just a
> matter of telling the computer what to do or asking nicely enough.
> Especially when you're dealing with buggy and/or poorly designed hardware.
> If you think you can get nVidia to release docs, please, be my guest.
> People have been trying for a long time, and it's about as useful as
> talking to a brick wall.
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