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3dfx Generation Compatibility

Postby enigmo » 2019-4-12 @ 23:03

Thinking particularly of games I've found harder to get working in 3dfx mode, like MechWarrior 2 & Mercinaries, Carmageddon, does anyone know of changes in Glide version between VooDoo 1, 2, 3, and 5 that could stop games that run fine on VD1 working?
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Re: 3dfx Generation Compatibility

Postby leileilol » 2019-4-13 @ 00:44

Glide libraries are chipset specific and earlier games (prior to Rush and V2) that statically compile them are usually the ones that don't work.
by the way, DOSBox is not for running Windows 9x
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Re: 3dfx Generation Compatibility

Postby enigmo » 2019-4-13 @ 08:32

OK, so there's a fair chance that VD1 era games won't work on anything newer, or at least not very well?
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Re: 3dfx Generation Compatibility

Postby firage » 2019-4-13 @ 09:52

This related thread is probably of interest to everybody: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=35721 (vetz's compatibility matrices)
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Re: 3dfx Generation Compatibility

Postby Gamecollector » 2019-4-13 @ 22:18

Tested games: 331 winglide and 30 dosglide.

V2 SLI + P4 3.2E + 2 GiB RAM + WinXpSp3:
All except 2 winglide2x and winglide3x games run ok (some with WinXp compatibility patches). You must use 3.02.02 or 3.03.00b drivers (because of the speed bug).
Hind have black screen in the flight mode (there are sounds etc). The game isn't playable.
Midnight Racing runs but with graphical bugs (garbled text).
FIFA 99 and World Cup 98 can freeze but voodooa.dll update fix this bug.
All "minigl" games are ok. HL games have an annoying bug with minigl 1.47 and later - no cursor in the ingame menu.
Winglide1x games - not work.

V2 SLI + P4 3.2E + 2 GiB RAM + MS-DOS 7.1.
Statically linked games - not work (can't detect a Voodoo card).
Dreams to Reality, Prost Grand Prix, Screamer 2 (1031 KiB patch) freeze before the 3d mode.
Archimedean Dynasty, Battlecruiser 3000 A.D. (1.x and 2.x), Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny - more testing is needed.
The others dosglide2x games are ok (again, you must use 3.02.02 or 3.03.00b GLIDE2X.OVL). Some games need V2 patches.

About the speed related bug - a game a) freezes or b) can't detect a Voodoo card on fast CPUs. A) is related to the 3dfx logo, "set FX_GLIDE_NO_SPLASH=1" fixes this (no logo = no bug).
Asus P4P800 SE/Pentium4 3.2E/2 Gb DDR400B,
Radeon HD3850 Agp (Sapphire), Catalyst 14.4 (XpProSp3).
Voodoo2 12 MB SLI, Win2k drivers 1.02.00 (XpProSp3).
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Re: 3dfx Generation Compatibility

Postby enigmo » 2019-4-13 @ 23:49

firage wrote:This related thread is probably of interest to everybody: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=35721 (vetz's compatibility matrices)


That’s a pretty useful list! Thanks
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Re: 3dfx Generation Compatibility

Postby swaaye » 2019-4-14 @ 00:25

Moved to Video. :exclamation:
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