I never had a voodoo card back in the day, my first 3D card was a TNT2 and then went with nVidia cards for many years. Now, I have a voodoo 3 3000 PCI card (ironically, it was given to me like 15 or so years ago, but I never cared about it and since it is not branded, I always thought it as a crappy 2D card, until I recently plugged into a PC). Anyway, from my experience, later voodoo cards (3, 4 and 5) are not worth it, because:
- The games that can use them properly like half-life, Unreal, or Quake 2 will run equally well or even better using Direct3D or OpenGL on nvidia or ATi cards.
- The DOS games that only support Glide 3D acceleration do not seem to work in 3D mode with the voodoo 3, it seems to be related to the drivers or something.
- The Windows games that only support Glide, like NFS2SE and PoD, usually require manual changes and hacks for them to detect the voodoo 3 card.
So, for DOS and early Windows games with only GLide 3D acceleration, voodoo1 and maybe 2 are the way to go IMO.