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First post, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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Found a list of games claimed to be Direct3D, here. However, I immediately spotted an incorrect entry: Azrael's Tear from MindScape. Yes, it is a 3D game, but it is a DOS game, and it is not 3D-accelerated. It doesn't even support DOS GLide.

Anyone can spot other incorrect entries? How about G-NOME? How about Agile Warrior F-111X? Probably HELICOPS? Part of the reason I'm asking this is because I'm hunting old Direct3D games now, but first I have to make sure if the game really support Direct3D.

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Reply 2 of 17, by DosFreak

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Also make sure you've also hunted down the patches for those games and verified they didn't add D3D/Glide support to the game.

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Reply 4 of 17, by sliderider

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leileilol wrote:
NOT D3D OR GLIDE: Cyberspeed Marathon II Plane Crazy (for 1997 at least. it came later) […]
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NOT D3D OR GLIDE:
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Marathon II
Plane Crazy (for 1997 at least. it came later)

Marathon has to an OpenGL game. It's for the Mac.

Reply 5 of 17, by leileilol

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sliderider wrote:

Marathon has to an OpenGL game. It's for the Mac.

All Marathon games used software rendering sourceports uncounting

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plane crazy from sega ?
certainly did have hardware support

The earlier european release didn't.

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Reply 6 of 17, by AlienBZ

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I'm not 100 % positive, but I think Jedi Knight Dark Forces 2 might be another - I have it and was able to play it on a old (1998-bought) win 95 PC that lacked a 3D card.

Reply 8 of 17, by Freddo

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leileilol wrote:

Jedi Knight did have a software mode, but it also has support for Direct3D 5

Yep, I remember my cousin buying a new computer around that time and we were both very impressed by the improvements on the graphics 😁

Reply 9 of 17, by SysGOD

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yeah a micro$oft newsletter from 1997. 🤣
there are a lot of incorrect entrys:
Assassin 2015, G-NOME, HELICOPS, Silent Thunder,Toshinden 2, and Wipeout XL had also no hardware acceleration.
btw, the name MetalTek from monolith was the working title for SHOGO-Mad.

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Reply 12 of 17, by digitaldoofus

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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:

Found a list of games claimed to be Direct3D, here. However, I immediately spotted an incorrect entry: Azrael's Tear from MindScape. Yes, it is a 3D game, but it is a DOS game, and it is not 3D-accelerated. It doesn't even support DOS GLide.

Anyone can spot other incorrect entries? How about G-NOME? How about Agile Warrior F-111X? Probably HELICOPS? Part of the reason I'm asking this is because I'm hunting old Direct3D games now, but first I have to make sure if the game really support Direct3D.

I believe Silent Thunder and certainly Rocket Jockey are incorrect entries.

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Reply 13 of 17, by digitaldoofus

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[duplicate entry; tried to delete]

Last edited by digitaldoofus on 2010-08-31, 11:35. Edited 1 time in total.

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Reply 14 of 17, by Davros

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no the Silent Thunder entry is correct, it does not use direct 3d its actually a win 3.1 game and uses win32s and winG (it supports win95 as well)

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Reply 15 of 17, by digitaldoofus

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Davros wrote:

no the Silent Thunder entry is correct, it does not use direct 3d its actually a win 3.1 game and uses win32s and winG (it supports win95 as well)

Ooops, guess I may have been mistaken about Silent Thunder. I believe I got it mixed up (in my mind) with the older game "A-10 Tank Killer" (game uses the same plane).

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Reply 17 of 17, by digitaldoofus

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Davros wrote:

Silent Thunder is A-10 Tank Killer 2 and A-10 Tank Killer is certainly not hardware accelerated either it came out in 1989

Yeah, that's what I was saying...A-10 Tank Killer is the game that I knew was not accelerated. 😀

I've played both games. If I remember correctly, I was disappointed with Silent Thunder's too "arcade-like" flight model. I usually prefer something a bit more realistic in my flight sims.

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