First post, by Gahhhrrrlic
Seeing as the 3dRage II is nothing more than a glorified 2d chip with some 3d features stapled on, I figured the responsible thing to do as a retro hardware aficionado is to force it to do things that it was only supposed to be capable of on paper.
To that end, I've installed several DX5 games on Win95. Starcraft for example actually works so that's a win. TRII and wipeout kinda work. Now I'm moving onto OpenGL 1.0, which is purported to work as well. Looking for old games that support this, I found Descent, Homeworld and a few others. Homeworld is too much for a humble P133 but Descent caught my eye. Problem is, I don't think I am seeing the right version on today's internet because the features are probably well beyond OGL 1.0's capabilities. I suspect some super ancient version of the Descent remake used that API but I can no longer find it.
Would love it it someone could comment on the 3D Rage II's capabilities in terms of DX and OpenGL and point me to a few OpenGL games (Descent would be an excellent candidate) that would actually run on the 3D Rage II on a P133 machine.
Apparently this card also supports a particular version of AutoCAD but again, I'm having trouble determining exactly which version shipped with the ATI drivers necessary to make that acceleration work.