vorob wrote on 2022-07-31, 09:06:
Okay, patch 224 did the trick. But still it’s sad I can’t play unreal on voodoo. From my point of view unreal was a key glide game. 3dfx should make sure it’s working from their side.
"Should" implies they still exist, Sadly they dont and you can expect quite a lot of weirdness from 3DFX drivers and different cards, their drivers tended to be either fucking amazing or ..well umm a cesspool of bugs. And if you have Diamond versions of the 3DFX cards well ..even more stupidity ensues and Diamond did some black magic fuckery with their Monster II cards and you need their official Diamond drivers installed first before any other 3rd party drivers or you will get a ton of issues.
Ask me how I know.
There are 3rd party driver sets that can fix a bunch of these issues so you could try some of them too.
That said .. Unreal worked flawlessly with 3DFX cards prior to Avenger so you could say they did make sure it worked, Avenger changed quite a bit up Glide API wise so its unreasonable to expect a game designed with Glide 1x/2x in mind to work perfectly with Glide 3x. I'm sure had they remained solvent they would have fixed a great many other bugs but even during the Voodoo3 era they were in financial trouble and were struggling to retain market share from ATI and nVidia. So sadly many bug fixes and driver issues never got the developer attention they required.
Go easy on the old girls, these cards are amazing to play with and even with the bugs and weirdness you can have a lot of fun if you are willing to tinker a bit.
Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁