[Testing] The SGP Can Play *Some* Tegra (THD) Games!
Well, after messing around with Chainfire3d a bit and downloading the NVIDIA plugin, I decided to give some Tegra-supported games a shot!
4 CONFIRMED WORKING SO FAR! Still testing games! If you want to help, feel free to test some as well and post your results!
Keep in mind that SOME (not all) of these games ARE HUGE, so make sure you have plenty of space on your internal/phone storage prior to downloading the data online! I think GOF2 THD was about 500+MB of additionally downloaded data.
Here is what works so far with my device at 1GHz + NVIDIA chainfire3d plugin + MSAA 4x enabled :
1.) GOF2 THD
<-- Looks AMAZING (though is a rather simple game) , I didn't think the SGP could output such sharp graphics considering it's fairly weak GPU! And the framerate is more than playable!
~ WITHOUT THE PLUGIN IT WILL BE BLACK AND WHITE WITH "NO" 3D TEXTURES. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO APPLY THE "NVIDIA" PLUGIN FOR THIS GAME PRIOR TO PLAYING
~ NOTE THAT THIS GAME USES A "TON" OF RAM! AROUND 130MB, SO PLEASE CLOSE OTHER APPLICATIONS/GAMES PRIOR TO PLAYING!
2.) AirAttack HD Part 1
- Works just fine! The graphics look pretty darn good for a top down kind of arcade-ish game!
~ Uses around 61mb of RAM, so not really a hog.
~ Doesn't seem to slow down the CPU @ 1GHz
3.) Riptide GP
~ Looks AMAZING
~ Runs extremely smooth at max resolution
~ Make sure to set the NVIDIA plugin and enable 4x MSAA
~ RUNS PERFECT! =)
4.) Shine Runner (Tegra)
~ Looks amazing!
~ Runs very smoothly
~ High quality textures!
~ Make sure to use the NVIDIA plugin and enable 4x MSAA!
Games THAT DO NOT WORK (At least at the moment, messing with settings may allow them to work, or overclocking to higher frequencies over 1GHz)
2.) SoulCraft BETA
<--- Uses 130MB~ RAM (which is doable) , but the CPU struggles with it @ 1GHz, may work better at higher clocks.
THIS GAME MAY REQUIRE OVERCLOCKING TO BE ABLE TO BE RUN --- Not interested in testing that atm, but if you do, let us know!
~ Update 11:42 EST - Crashed at around 91% loaded, going to try again.
~ Update 11:46 EST - Crashed again, trying with textures lowered/dropped to 16bit, still no luck. This game may work with overclocking.
3.) Not sure what to test next, have any games you'd like to test?
Let's see what else we can play! If you own any Tegra games (I don't have the money to toss around for random games atm, like Shadowgun) at the moment for other devices; Use the market fix to make THD games show up, download, set the plugin to NVIDIA and give it a shot!
Post your results here and i'll add them to the main post!
Happy gaming all!