Reply 20 of 54, by retep_110
smtkr wrote on 2023-05-27, 00:58:
I'm not really sure where the discussion about D3D support is coming from. My crusty old memory could be flawed, but I don't remember finding a single D3D game that I couldn't play on my Voodoo5. I'm pretty sure developers expected a large portion of their potential buyers to be running Voodoo cards at the turn of the century and they would have tested their games with 3dfx cards.
That's good point. I have no contemporary memories about that topic never had 3dfx card back then. That's the reason I want to have such system now to to make this childhood dream a reality. But I have studied many contempory reviews of the 3dfx cards though and really bad D3D support was never mentioned as negative aspect in these reviews.
That does not mean that it is not true and was just overlooked by the reviewers back then.
Still an interesting observation though because I have never heard such complaints of the Vodoo cards. The more common place complaints abou the vodoo cards are are lack 32 bit color and the missing feature of some then standards more modern rendering features.
It makes sense that the vodoo cards works best with their own API glide but that are supposed to be a total letown in direct 3d is news to me.Have never read about it before.
That's really interesting fact and it would influence my choice which 3dfx card to pick siginficantly.
As of now my decision was split 50:50 between the V2 sli or the V3 solution but if the direct 3d quality is really that bad I need lean more towards the more flexible V2 sli solution for Glide games and another direct 3d card for the directx and opengl games.