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Reply 20 of 47, by Almoststew1990

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I have a Voodoo 3 2000 PCI. I didn't use Voodoo cards growing up so I don't really have any fascination for them, and for general DOS and Windows 98 usage there are better and cheaper cards out there. I thought it was good to have at least one for the glide games and my 2000 PCI found me for than I found it...

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Reply 21 of 47, by Garrett W

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wiretap wrote on 2020-05-22, 21:38:

My favorite build is my Voodoo 5 Shuttle:

Dude... Do you have a thread showcasing this? It looks great!

As for me:

Voodoo1 4MB (Diamond Monster3D)
Voodoo2 12MB SLI (Guillemot MaxiGamer 2 + Orchid Righteous 2)
Voodoo Banshee PCI (Creative CT6750)
Voodoo 3 3000 AGP
Voodoo 3 3000 PCI
Voodoo 5 5500 AGP

I did not own a 3Dfx card back then and only really started buying them from the mid 00's and onwards. The only one that sees constant use is my Voodoo5. The Voodoo2 cards are each split among computers, one is in use on a K6-III+ system and the other... may actually not be installed anywhere now that I think about it! I mostly use it to test CPU scaling. The Banshee is the most recent addition, lucked out and got it for free from someone locally that was giving it away along with a Celeron system. Found a nice spot on my Pentium Pro system.
I've never owned a Voodoo Rush or a Voodoo4, but I don't really care about either.

Reply 22 of 47, by wiretap

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Garrett W wrote on 2020-05-25, 19:31:

Dude... Do you have a thread showcasing this? It looks great!

I think I've posted it in a few threads here, but never dedicated a thread to it. When I get some time, I'll take some more pictures and do some benchmarks. 😀

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Reply 23 of 47, by Oj0

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I have an extremely tiny collection.

Voodoo2 12MB - Skywell Magic 3D II
Voodoo2 12MB - Creative CT6670
Voodoo4 4500 APG - PowerColor EvilKing 4

I’d love to add a Voodoo Graphics, Voodoo3 3000 and Voodoo5 5500/6000 to my collection, but they’ve all become extremely pricey.

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Reply 24 of 47, by kolderman

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wiretap wrote on 2020-05-22, 21:38:
Had a Creative Voodoo Banshee PCI back in the day, got it for Christmas in middle school. Unfortunately it died around the year […]
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Had a Creative Voodoo Banshee PCI back in the day, got it for Christmas in middle school. Unfortunately it died around the year 2000 and I tossed it back then. (bad artifacting)

My favorite build is my Voodoo 5 Shuttle:
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That's....incredible.

Reply 25 of 47, by maverick85

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Success. Got my voodoo2 working. Looked at the card level from front and side, saw one of the capacitors crooked. Just pressed it down level and hey presto, no more black blocks in place of the mouse pointer when hovering over taskbar
Actually, still faulty. Had installed fast gold edition drivers. Still flakey further on when active in diablo 2. I'm done with this voodoo card. Dunno what the appeal is compared to my radeon

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Reply 26 of 47, by Jasin Natael

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I only have two.

A PCI Voodoo 3 2000
A AGP Voodoo 3 3000

Nothing uncommon or rare, although the PCI card came from some kind of 90's arcade machine. I can't remember the game the seller did tell me.

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Reply 27 of 47, by Tetrium

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maverick85 wrote on 2020-05-26, 08:38:

Success. Got my voodoo2 working. Looked at the card level from front and side, saw one of the capacitors crooked. Just pressed it down level and hey presto, no more black blocks in place of the mouse pointer when hovering over taskbar
Actually, still faulty. Had installed fast gold edition drivers. Still flakey further on when active in diablo 2. I'm done with this voodoo card. Dunno what the appeal is compared to my radeon

Most people working on their rigs tend to prefer the parts they use to be non-defective though 😜

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Reply 28 of 47, by SodaSuccubus

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I only have 2x 8MB Diamond Monster 3D II and a Skywell Magic 3D V1.

8MB because 12mb cards are starting to cost an arm and a leg on Ebay and i scored these two for a less then the price of a 12mb pair.
Probably coulda got a V3 for even less but uhh....sli though ;-;

Kinda want one of those 6mb V1 cards in the future. Their just so odd to me.

Reply 29 of 47, by meljor

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Had about 80 3dfx cards, down to 40 now and staying on that level (I think.... )

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Reply 30 of 47, by Anonymous Coward

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Two voodoo3s. One PCI and one AGP. That is all.
I used to have Canopus Pure3D 6MB and Odsidian2 X24, but I got tired of them stinking up my VGA signal.

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Reply 32 of 47, by SPBHM

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not much, I have 2 Monters 3d II 8MB, one still works OK, provided I cool it with a fan, the other crashes after a few minutes regardless,
and a V4 4500 PCI, this card works perfectly on windows games, but the fan is not in great condition, also it's not a good card for DOS because it gives some artifacts at certain resolutions sadly.

actually I think the monster 3d II is the first piece of PC hardware that I bought already with the mentality of retro hardware, around 2003, probably for something like 10 USD.

Reply 33 of 47, by appiah4

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Here's what I have:

(3) PCI 3dfx Vodooo 4MB
(3) PCI 3dfx Voodoo 2 12MB
(3) AGP 3dfx Voodoo Banshee
(1) AGP 3dfx Voodoo Banshee (Boxed)
(1) AGP 3dfx Voodoo 3 1000 (Compaq)
(3) AGP 3dfx Voodoo 3 3000
(1) AGP 3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 (5.5ns RAM)

Fairly modest compared to you guys, but it serves me well.

The only things left that I am interested in obtaining are:

PCI 3dfx Vodoo Banshee
PCI 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000/3000
AGP 3dfx Voodoo 4 4500

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Reply 34 of 47, by bloodem

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I never had a Voodoo card in the 90s, they were just way too expensive for me (for example, when Voodoo 2 came out in 1998, its price was almost 3 x the monthly median income in my country).
Under those circumstances, it was a real miracle that I even had a PC back then (and I have my mother to thank for that and for my whole career basically, since having a PC was crucial for it)
So, obviously, until the year 2000 I played exclusively in software mode, with my trusty Ati Rage II 4MB 3D decelerator.... 😁 Anyway, in December 2000, I finally bought a Riva TNT2 M64. Man, I will always remember how I ran to the bus station, took the bus, got off the bus, continued running to the computer store, purchased the card, ran back to the bus station, and so forth, until I finally arrived home out of breath 😁. I quickly replaced the card, booted into Windows 98, installed the drivers aaand... BSOD (the ATI driver had not been uninstalled properly). So I did a fresh Windows 98 install and reinstalled Need for Speed Porsche (a game that my Rage II was unable to render with actual textures 😀 ). And, boy, did my jaw drop when I saw how the Alps, Schwarzwald and Cote d'Azur levels were supposed to look and how "smooth" it ran (in hindsight, it wasn't that smooth, it probably ran at 20 - 25 FPS max, but it was PERFECT for me). I remember playing it until 4 AM, being absolutely mesmerized. I never had this feeling with any upgrade since then, and never will.

So... having said that, I am now obsessed with 3dfx cards, so I have quite a few (but definitely not as many as I'd like):
- 3 x Voodoo 3 3000 AGP
- 1 x Voodoo 3 2000 PCI
- 2 x Creative 3D Blaster Voodoo 2 (used in SLI)
- 1 x Gainward Voodoo 2 (the one with green heatsinks)
- 2 x Diamond Monster 3D Voodoo 1 4MB

Still looking for a Voodoo 5. Actually, I just "purchased" one from eBay for $50 (shipping included), from a seller in China with no previous activity - even though the account was one year old. I decided to take the risk, but right after I purchased the card, the account was deleted by eBay on suspicion of "shady activity", so I immediately reported it to paypal. Funny enough, even though the seller's account was deleted, eBay notified me that the item had been shipped and actually gave me the tracking number 😀) So now I'm quite curious to see what I will actually receive (probably a few pebbles).

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Reply 35 of 47, by dr_st

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Well, I have a working Voodoo 3 AGP and two faulty Voodoo 3 AGPs. When the good one dies, it will be game over and the PC will have to go to the trash.

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Reply 37 of 47, by appiah4

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dr_st wrote on 2020-06-02, 16:04:

Well, I have a working Voodoo 3 AGP and two faulty Voodoo 3 AGPs. When the good one dies, it will be game over and the PC will have to go to the trash.

I have more than I know what to do with, drop me a note and I'll send you one. I'm sure you would have something I'd be interested in. 😀

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Reply 38 of 47, by dr_st

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-06-02, 20:46:

I have more than I know what to do with, drop me a note and I'll send you one. I'm sure you would have something I'd be interested in. 😀

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. 😉 I have no idea what I might have that will interest you, my retro hardware collection is nt nearly as impressive as that of some of the enthusiasts here. 😁

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