First post, by FeedingDragon
Just got my Voodoo 1 PCI card in and want to test it out. Installed Blood and the 3DFX patch. Only whenever I try to run it I get "Unable to load DLL". I was under the impression that it was hard coded for the Voodoo 1 card (and didn't need the OVL file.) But, I went and started trying to get the Voodoo 1 drivers anyways. Every last one I could find had the GLIDE2X.OVL file - clearly marked in the TXT file as the "Voodoo 2 DOS file" (I'm not going to ask what the V2 file was even doing in the V1 drivers package.) But I put that in the directory anyways. Same issue. I next just dumped everything from the V1 driver archive into the directory (even the Win98 stuff.) Same thing.
Next did a search, and found that in Windows 98 (could not find a single page with DOS instructions,) it said to limit the protected mode RAM to 65535K (some said 65536.) I'm already limiting my RAM to 65536K, but I decided to start reducing it anyways. When I get it down to 9784K it no longer says "unable to load DLL" but instead says "Error (67) src\qheap.cpp". It continues to give me that error until it switches to "not enough memory".
I also tried slowing my system down as low as 90Mhz, without any change. My final attempt was to replace the DOS4GW.EXE with DOS32A.EXE. This produced a page of register data after the exact same errors (except that the "unable to load DLL" doesn't go away until "not enough memory" appears.)
Again, everything I can find details instructions for getting it to load in Windows, or on a later Voodoo card (2+.) The only DOS drivers I can find are for the Voodoo 2 card. The closest I came was reference to a glide.ovl file for the dgVoodoo emulator. But couldn't actually find the file, only a reference stating that glide.ovl could only be used when statically linked (embedded in the EXE file.)
I was able to confirm that the Voodoo 1 card works with Tomb Raider, so I'm fairly sure it isn't the card itself. Any ideas, suggestions, or the actual fix itself?
- GA-6BXC r1.9
PIII - 800Mhz (100Mhz FSB)
384M RAM (PC100)
TNT2/M64 32M AGP 2x
Voodoo 1 4M PCI
MPU-401AT w/SCC-55 DB
Creative Labs AWE32