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First post, by kolderman

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I am about to finish NOLF on one of my Gen3 boxes (FX5950U). I want to switch back to my other Gen3 box with a Voodoo5/MX300 setup. I previously played Unreal, HL1 and Undying on it, and would now like advice on what to play next.

Should be a Glide game (direct or miniGL), from 1999-2003. I know Glide games start to this out around this time, but I struggle to find lists of Glide games broken down by year. Things already under consideration include HL OppForce, Diablo2.

Reply 3 of 21, by kolderman

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Here is a list of Glide games sorted by year where known:

Descent - 1994
NASCAR Racing - 1994
MechWarrior 2 - 1995
Archimedean Dynasty - 1996
Descent II - 1996
Hind - 1996
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries - 1996
NASCAR Racing 2 - 1996
Quake - 1996
Scorched Planet - 1996
Star Fighter - 1996
Tomb Raider - 1996
Andretti Racing - 1997
Blood - 1997
Defiance - 1997
Die Hard Trilogy - 1997
EF2000 - 1997
Extreme Assault - 1997
F/A-18 Hornet: Korea - 1997
Flight Unlimited 2 - 1997
Golgotha - 1997
Hexen II: the Beginning of the End - 1997
Incubation: Time is Running Out - 1997
Interstate '76 - 1997
MDK - 1997
Moto Racer - 1997
Myth: The Fallen Lords - 1997
Outlaws - 1997
POD - 1997
Quake II - 1997
Red Baron 2 - 1997
Resident Evil - 1997
Shadow Warrior - 1997
Sub Culture - 1997
Terracide - 1997
Test Drive 4 - 1997
TigerShark - 1997
Uprising - 1997
Wing Commander: Prophecy - 1997
Wipeout XL - 1997
X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter - 1997
XCAR: Experimental Racing - 1997
iF-22 - 1997
Asghan: the Dragon Slayer - 1998
Barrage - 1998
Battlezone - 1998
Carnivores - 1998
Cyberstrike 2 - 1998
Descent: Freespace The Great War - 1998
Dethkarz - 1998
Die By The Sword - 1998
Esoteria - 1998
F-16 Multirole Fighter - 1998
F-22 Air Dominance Fighter - 1998
F-22 Total Air War - 1998
Falcon 4 - 1998
Formula 1 Racing Simulation - 1998
Grand Prix Legends - 1998
Gunmetal - 1998
Independence War - 1998
Joint Strike Fighter - 1998
MiG-29 Fulcrum - 1998
Montezuma's Return - 1998
Powerslide - 1998
Pro Pilot 99 - 1998
Rainbow Six - 1998
Redline Racer - 1998
SiN - 1998
Spearhead - 1998
Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way - 1998
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D - 1998
Starsiege: TRIBES - 1998
Survival - 1998
TOCA Touring Car Championship Racing - 1998
Team Apache - 1998
Test Drive 5 - 1998
Test Drive: Off-Road 2 - 1998
The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard - 1998
Ultimate Race Pro - 1998
Unreal - 1998
W.W. II Fighters - 1998
Wargasm - 1998
Warhammer: Dark Omen - 1998
X-COM: Interceptor - 1998
Z.A.R. - 1998
Battlecruiser 3000AD - 1999
Braveheart - 1999
Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now - 1999
Confirmed Kill - 1999
Dirt Track Racing - 1999
Driver - 1999
Extreme Trial Motocross - 1999
F-16 Aggressor - 1999
F-22 Lightning 3 - 1999
Fighter Squadron: Screaming Demons Over Europe - 1999
Fleet Command - 1999
Fly! - 1999
Force 21 - 1999
Freespace 2 - 1999
G-Sector - 1999
Gulf War Operation Desert Hammer - 1999
KA-52 Team Alligator - 1999
Killer Tank - 1999
Mad Trax - 1999
Mig Alley - 1999
Might and Magic VII: for Blood and Honor - 1999
Motorhead - 1999
NASCAR Legends - 1999
NIRA Intense Import Drag Racing - 1999
Need For Speed: High Stakes - 1999
Official Formula 1 Racing - 1999
Panzer Elite - 1999
Rayman 2: the Great Escape - 1999
Requiem: Avenging Angel - 1999
Sinistar: Unleashed - 1999
Spec Ops II: Green Berets - 1999
Speed Busters: American Highways - 1999
Spellbinder: the Nexus Conflict - 1999
Spirit of Speed 1937 - 1999
Sports Car GT - 1999
Starsiege - 1999
Superbike World Championship - 1999
Unreal Tournament - 1999
Uprising 2: Lead and Destroy - 1999
V-Rally Edition '99 - 1999
Warzone 2100 - 1999
Wild Metal Country - 1999
AIWars: the Awakening - 2000
Airfix Dogfighter - 2000
BreakNeck - 2000
Clusterball - 2000
Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord - 2000
Deep Fighter - 2000
Deus Ex - 2000
Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas - 2000
Dirt Track Racing - 2000
Dirt Track Racing Australia - 2000
Dogs of War - 2000
Earth 2150: Escape from the Blue Planet - 2000
F/A-18 - 2000
F/A-18E Super Hornet - 2000
Ford Racing - 2000
Hitman: Codename 47 - 2000
Independence Day Online - 2000
Insane - 2000
MoHo - 2000
Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed - 2000
Pro Rally 2001 - 2000
Rollcage Stage II - 2000
SEED - 2000
Screamer 4x4 - 2000
Silkolene Honda Motocross GP - 2000
Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy - 2000
Superbike 2001 - 2000
Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing - 2000
TOCA 2 Touring Cars - 2000
TRANS - 2000
The Moon Project - 2000
realMYST - 2000
Adventure Pinball: Forgotten Island - 2001
Clive Barker's Undying - 2001
Earth 2150: Lost Souls - 2001
Leadfoot: Stadium Off Road Racing - 2001
M.A.D. - 2001
Severance: Blade of Darkness - 2001
Summoner - 2001
World War III: Black Gold - 2001
X-COM Enforcer - 2001
Xtreme Air Racing - 2001
Command & Conquer Renegade - 2002
Dirt Track Racing 2 - 2002
Frontline Attack: War over Europe - 2002
Heli Heroes - 2002
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin - 2002
Mobile Forces - 2002
Simon the Sorcerer 3D - 2002
Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror - 2002
Hover Ace - 2003
3D Power Tank - ????
Battle Tank - ????
Diablo II - ????
Fifa 2000 - ????
Fifa 2001 - ????
Fifa 2002 - ????
Fifa 99 - ????
Heretic 2 - ????
Need For Speed 2 se - ????
Need For Speed:Hot Pursuit - ????
Operation Flashpoint - ????
Operation Flashpoint Resistance - ????
Pandemonuim 2 - ????
Re-Volt - ????
Red Baron 3D - ????
Rollcage Stage - ????
Rune - ????
Serius Sam - ????
Serius Sam SE - ????
Sin: Wages of War - ????
Streets of SimCity - ????
Unreal:Return to Na Pali - ????
Parsec - Future
Seraphim - Future
X-COM Alliance - Future

Reply 4 of 21, by clueless1

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What's the rest of the system look like? CPU, RAM, OS?

The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.
OPL3 FM vs. Roland MT-32 vs. General MIDI DOS Game Comparison
Let's benchmark our systems with cache disabled
DOS PCI Graphics Card Benchmarks

Reply 6 of 21, by Joseph_Joestar

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Since you have a Vortex2, I would suggest trying the original Half-Life.

It's not a Glide game, but it sounds amazing on A3D 2.0 cards.

Using Audigy drivers with a Sound Blaster Live
Installing DOS drivers on an Audigy2 ZS
OPL3 vs. ESFM vs. CQM vs. SBLive
OPTi 82C930 review

Reply 7 of 21, by kolderman

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Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2020-12-25, 16:09:

Since you have a Vortex2, I would suggest trying the original Half-Life.

It's not a Glide game, but it sounds amazing on A3D 2.0 cards.

Yep that was the first game I played on it and it was amazing 😀

Reply 8 of 21, by clueless1

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kolderman wrote on 2020-12-25, 15:40:
clueless1 wrote on 2020-12-25, 10:50:

What's the rest of the system look like? CPU, RAM, OS?

It's a win98 box with a vortex 2 sound card, athlonxp 3200+, 512mb dual channel ddr400, and the v5.

Okay, so you'll be GPU bound. I'd second Return to Na Pali and Deus Ex and add Clive Barker's Undying. That's a great game. Also, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Jedi Outcast, Unreal II, Serious Sam 1 and 2, and Daikatana. I'm pretty sure most, if not all of those are NOT Glide games, but will still play well on the V5.

The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.
OPL3 FM vs. Roland MT-32 vs. General MIDI DOS Game Comparison
Let's benchmark our systems with cache disabled
DOS PCI Graphics Card Benchmarks

Reply 9 of 21, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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Total Air War.
Joint Strike Fighter.
European Air War.
Jane's Longbow 2.
Jane's F-15.
Diablo II.
Red Baron 3D.

Never thought this thread would be that long, but now, for something different.....
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman.

Reply 10 of 21, by kolderman

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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote on 2020-12-25, 18:50:
Total Air War. Joint Strike Fighter. European Air War. Jane's Longbow 2. Jane's F-15. Diablo II. Red Baron 3D. […]
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Total Air War.
Joint Strike Fighter.
European Air War.
Jane's Longbow 2.
Jane's F-15.
Diablo II.
Red Baron 3D.

He likes air sims I see 😁. Diablo2 is definitely on the list one day, but I need to play through Diablo1 first. I am firming on Deus Ex at the moment, but I have a week or so before I am back on that PC (I rotate which retro PC I play each day).

Reply 11 of 21, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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kolderman wrote on 2020-12-25, 18:57:
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote on 2020-12-25, 18:50:
Total Air War. Joint Strike Fighter. European Air War. Jane's Longbow 2. Jane's F-15. Diablo II. Red Baron 3D. […]
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Total Air War.
Joint Strike Fighter.
European Air War.
Jane's Longbow 2.
Jane's F-15.
Diablo II.
Red Baron 3D.

He likes air sims I see 😁.

Guilty as charge, Your Honor.

Jane-s-Fighters-Anthology.jpg
Anyway, the speakers were JBL L20Ts and the amplifier was Sansui A-40.

However, I'm not a hardcore flightsimmer. I'm the kind of guy who chooses easy landing whenever possible, and I haven't been able to land this one. I use HOTAS for immersion, not realism.

In any case, 3dfx golden years happen to intersect with flight sim golden years. Many great flight sims were launched during Voodoo era, and while not all of them are Voodoo-exclusive, many of them look best with Voodoo. In fact, if not for such old flight sims, I wouldn't bother to hunt for Voodoo on the first place. It should be noted that certain flight sims, like EF2000 V2.0, need Voodoo1 or Voodoo2 with batch file.

kolderman wrote on 2020-12-25, 18:57:

Diablo2 is definitely on the list one day, but I need to play through Diablo1 first. I am firming on Deus Ex at the moment, but I have a week or so before I am back on that PC (I rotate which retro PC I play each day).

How about Ultima IX? That game is notoriously Voodoo-friendly, which enraged many GeForce users back then.

Never thought this thread would be that long, but now, for something different.....
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman.

Reply 13 of 21, by shamino

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kolderman wrote on 2020-12-27, 05:14:

I have not played any Ultima before, not sure if I would need to play all the ones beforehand.

Everyone who played the other games beforehand hated Ultima IX.
So you might be better off just playing it first.

Reply 14 of 21, by kolderman

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Looks like the game will be Homeworld (1999). In the end a strategy game on this PC suited my overall playlist, and Homeworld does have an option for 3dfx (albeit with a miniGl by the looks). And from playing it for around 10 minutes the graphics on the V5 are great, although the initial menu is a bit fuzzy. In-game though the graphics are crisp and clear. Looks like a good game.

Reply 15 of 21, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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kolderman wrote on 2020-12-27, 05:14:

I have not played any Ultima before, not sure if I would need to play all the ones beforehand.

About... ah, eighteen years ago, I had your ambition. Then I started playing Akalabeth (Ultima 0), then my character kept dying from hunger, then I threw my hands up with frustration, then I gave up.

How about starting from Ultima IV?

Never thought this thread would be that long, but now, for something different.....
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman.

Reply 16 of 21, by kolderman

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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote on 2020-12-27, 09:03:
kolderman wrote on 2020-12-27, 05:14:

I have not played any Ultima before, not sure if I would need to play all the ones beforehand.

About... ah, eighteen years ago, I had your ambition. Then I started playing Akalabeth (Ultima 0), then my character kept dying from hunger, then I threw my hands up with frustration, then I gave up.

How about starting from Ultima IV?

When or if I ever play Ultima I will consider it.

Reply 17 of 21, by chinny22

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kolderman wrote on 2020-12-27, 08:47:

Looks like the game will be Homeworld (1999). In the end a strategy game on this PC suited my overall playlist, and Homeworld does have an option for 3dfx (albeit with a miniGl by the looks). And from playing it for around 10 minutes the graphics on the V5 are great, although the initial menu is a bit fuzzy. In-game though the graphics are crisp and clear. Looks like a good game.

if your into RTS's then I highly recommend World War III: Black Gold from that list above. I'm not sure what glide adds over D3D (apart from slower framerates from its own benchmark utility) but its a great game. Especially the Russian campaign where you can send units "back home" allowing you to carry them over across missions.

Reply 19 of 21, by buckeye

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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote on 2020-12-25, 18:50:
Total Air War. Joint Strike Fighter. European Air War. Jane's Longbow 2. Jane's F-15. Diablo II. Red Baron 3D. […]
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Total Air War.
Joint Strike Fighter.
European Air War.
Jane's Longbow 2.
Jane's F-15.
Diablo II.
Red Baron 3D.

What's yer take on Red Baron 3D? Been thinking about grabbing it off of GOG.

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