First post, by foil_fresh
Hi there, only last year was I introduced to Blood. I guess it flew under my radar because of Quake and buying a playstation. I've played a few levels of it on my P166 with a voodoo banshee. 320x200 was smooth as it can be but using the setup config and choosing the VESA option of 800x600 made it a bit too sluggish, around 15-20fps, but i definitely appreciated the extra detail. Definitely a great game that I want to complete.
I am changing the hardware of that computer, I will be putting in a K6-2+ 550 and taking away the banshee, putting in an Asus V3000 (Riva 128) in it's place (i have my reasons). Should this be enough to get a smooth framerate in Blood running in DOS at 800x600? any other tweaks or patches to help? I had a quick google for benchmarks but came up with nothing. Your experiences are appreciated.
I am not prepared to run it on any other setup (in my signature) because I want to use my soundcards in this socket 7 build (awe64 and ymf744). I could be persuaded to use a different graphics card if it meant better performance. I have spare: PCI S3 Virge DX , Matrox Millenium (i think thats the model, but i think it's broken), a few TNT M64, ATI rage pro 128, GF2 MX400, Radeon 9550SE and an FX5600.
K6-2+ 550 / Riva 128 / HOT591-p / AWE64 / YMF744
P3 667 MHz / SY-7VBA / Voodoo 3000 / Diamond Monster MX300
Athlon XP 2200+ / SL-75FRN2-L / Radeon 9600 XT / Audigy Platinum eX
P4 3.2GHz / RIP MOBO / Geforce 6800 GT / Audigy