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Reply 441 of 451, by vetz

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Der Kuenringer wrote on 2020-02-09, 18:45:

Is the PowerVR SGL version of Flight Unlimited exclusive to Win9x?

Yes it is 😀

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Reply 442 of 451, by vetz

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ntalaec wrote on 2020-02-06, 21:19:

So, could it be possible to replace it with underlined text or something similar?

You did a great work here, by the way.

Confirmed that color is not coming back, I'll add some type of legend for those titles when I'm done at work.

kaiser77_1982 wrote on 2020-02-07, 09:40:

Hi!! I think I have the original web in a html in my PC, if you want I could upload it.

No need, the old HTML/bb codes are still in the source.

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Reply 444 of 451, by chyron

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While browsing file list of Motor Mash game rip on some *unmentionable* site i've noticed that it included following files:

3DFX_DOS.BDD, 3DFX_WIN.BDD, MYST_WIN.BDD,RAGE_WIN.BDD, S3_WIN.BDD, SFTIZFBF.BDD

Many of 'em include "This is a BRender driver" line inside.
Do this game support 3D acceleration via BRender or these are leftover garbage authors didn't bothered to clean up?

Reply 445 of 451, by Pierre32

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Davros wrote on 2019-07-03, 19:48:
The internet archive has a cd of Special versions of games for S3 VIRGE graphics cards: not sure i'm allowed to post the link bu […]
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The internet archive has a cd of Special versions of games for S3 VIRGE graphics cards:
not sure i'm allowed to post the link but the games are :
Actua Soccer (semi-finals)
Terminal Velocity DOS & Win9x
Havoc

This is the one in question. Anyone interested can search the archive for s3d game pak

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I've recently located the edition that has Descent II, which I will upload when I get a chance. As far as legality goes I believe they're only demos anyway.

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Reply 446 of 451, by boxpressed

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Pierre32 wrote on 2020-05-24, 01:22:
This is the one in question. Anyone interested can search the archive for s3d game pak […]
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This is the one in question. Anyone interested can search the archive for s3d game pak

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I've recently located the edition that has Descent II, which I will upload when I get a chance. As far as legality goes I believe they're only demos anyway.

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Thanks! Do you know which Virge this works with? I'm guessing the original 86C325?

Reply 447 of 451, by Pierre32

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boxpressed wrote on 2020-05-24, 05:02:

Thanks! Do you know which Virge this works with? I'm guessing the original 86C325?

I'm honestly not sure, but given the year that sounds about right. I haven't even had the chance to run it yet - the PC with the Virge is at another address due to isolation.

Now here's the Big Idiot update. I grabbed the CD from the pile after my previous post, and the CD is not in the sleeve! I've only had it a few weeks too. So I'm tearing my hair out wondering where I've put it (maybe in another case or something... ugh). But the good news is that I had copied the Descent 2 folder to my Win98 box for a look (even though I can't run it on that machine). And I think D2 is the only unique content on this disk, with Terminal Velocity already being a part of the other pack. So I've got that.

Here are two screenshots of attempting to run it, and two of the folder contents.

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Reply 448 of 451, by boxpressed

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I've seen that error before, and it happened when I was trying to run D2 with any Virge that wasn't the original 325.

Anyway, I dl'ed the S3 Game Pak and installed Terminal Velocity 3D. Super slow framerate on my DX2-66, but it's cool to see the different textures on such an old CPU. I'd never seen the S3 3D splash screen before, either.

Reply 449 of 451, by Pierre32

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I have located my S3D Game Pak Descent II disc (there was a drive in one machine that I hadn't thought to check, and I found it by accident last night, heh). It can now be found in the same manner as the other one.

Reply 450 of 451, by boxpressed

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Pierre32 wrote on 2020-05-29, 00:01:

I have located my S3D Game Pak Descent II disc (there was a drive in one machine that I hadn't thought to check, and I found it by accident last night, heh). It can now be found in the same manner as the other one.

Excellent! By coincidence, I just installed the full D2 today, and it asked me if I wanted to install the Virge version at the end. Then I installed the Verite version to compare. Will need to replace the DX2-66 in the test bench, 🤣.

Reply 451 of 451, by RaVeN-05

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i found there is possible:
MechWarrior 2 - Mercenaries (USA) Sony OEM PowerVR
(and also Titanium)
a PowerVR version, need to check

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