Permedia 2 PCI for DOS?

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Permedia 2 PCI for DOS?

Postby appiah4 » 2018-12-06 @ 06:57

I was in the market for a PCI card with TV-Out, and I came across an ELSA Synergy-4 PCI VIVO, so I went "A-ha, a TNT2 VIVO" and immediately grabbed it.

Turns out my 40 years old memory is unreliable, the TNT2 Snyergy is Snyergy II, and Synergy-4 is a Permedia 2 card.

Schucks.

I was planning to stick this card into a Socket 7 DOS PC and use its TV-Out for easy DOS/Win3.x capture. How bad is this card for DOS and Win3x? The games I will try on this system are mostly 1993-1995 so scrolling issues in early DOS games are not a huge dealbreaker for me..
1989:A500|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
1992:HIPPO-VL+|U5SX-33|8M|GD5428|CT2290|S2
1995:P5I430VX|P133|32M|S3T64+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
1998:S1573S|K6-2/400|64M|V2/SLI|CT4500/32M
2001:GA-6OXT|P3-1200|384M|GF3Ti200|MX300
2004:K8VD|3700+|2G|X1950PRO|SB0350
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Re: Permedia 2 PCI for DOS?

Postby STX » 2019-3-30 @ 03:23

I used a Permedia 2 PCI card with a Pentium machine running Windows 95 from 1998 to 2000. In my experience, it was mostly fine, and I think my driver disk included Windows 3.1 drivers. If I remember correctly...

OK: Descent 1 & 2, Daytona USA, Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank Killer II, HoverRace, Epic Pinball, DX-Ball, ZSNES

Not OK: Sabre Ace (messed up textures)
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