Voodoo5500 PCI and XP driver recommendations?

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Voodoo5500 PCI and XP driver recommendations?

Postby RoyBatty » 2019-5-14 @ 00:09

I'd really like some driver recommendations here, I'd be happy with DirectX 8.1 support, but 9 would be a bonus.

Should I stick to Windows 98SE instead for using this card? I've never had it working before, and only used a Voodoo3 way back when, so I am treading unfamiliar waters.
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Re: Voodoo5500 PCI and XP driver recommendations?

Postby dottoss » 2019-5-14 @ 08:45

I usually go SFFT when using XP or newer OS with V5's.

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Re: Voodoo5500 PCI and XP driver recommendations?

Postby RoyBatty » 2019-5-14 @ 16:48

I've downloaded that, the configuration utility requires a version of .Net that is not supported on XP, how do I configure the driver at all in that case?
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Re: Voodoo5500 PCI and XP driver recommendations?

Postby dottoss » 2019-5-14 @ 20:04

What version would that be? As far as i know, SFFT requires .net 4.0 which is supported on Windows XP, that is Windows XP SP3.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloa ... x?id=17851

If you are not going for Windows XP SP3 then i guess you can use this link:
https://www.3dfxzone.it/dir/3dfx/voodoo ... /voodoo45/

Choose Windows XP and then go with one of the amigamerlin drivers, they are quite popular to use. Or go with the official beta 3dfx Windows XP drivers.
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Re: Voodoo5500 PCI and XP driver recommendations?

Postby RoyBatty » 2019-5-15 @ 02:57

Hrm thought .net 4 updates require SSE2 since august or so. Will check.
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Re: Voodoo5500 PCI and XP driver recommendations?

Postby dottoss » 2019-5-15 @ 07:06

Cool, give me the results, because you might be right. SFFT was last developed ~2010 and that was way before the SSE2 crap with windows update and i have not used any voodoo cards in an XP machine since around 2016.
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Re: Voodoo5500 PCI and XP driver recommendations?

Postby havli » 2019-5-15 @ 08:31

I think the config utility is not really needed. Just try V.control instead. http://www.3dfxzone.it/koolsmoky/vctrl.html
The driver itself will work without SSE2 just fine. I'm not sure how SSFT installs, but simple installation of the driver via device manager should do the trick without any utilities and other .NET stuff.
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