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Re: nVidia 6800 or ATI 9800?

in PC Emulation
6800 is the faster one. I don't think there will be visible differences in sharpness unless you buy a really no name or damaged card. I personally use ATI 9800 Pro while my brother the 6800 and there are much more issues with nVidia and older games than with the ATI - but we run them with Windows …

Re: 3D cards in 486s

in PC Emulation
The pre-GPU cards accelerated only a part of the rendering pipeline and they benefit a lot from faster CPU's. This is true for the Voodoo - I just checked a review of the Monster 3D and they recommend at least P100.

Re: Proprietary 3D API's

in PC Emulation
There was a Vesa Local Bus version as well. It was based around a completely different chipset (3D Labs' Glint 3D). I don't know which API was used. It would be quite hard to find. But it seems that at least Creative's Verite based PCI cards support it. Maybe it would be possible to trick the game …

Re: Proprietary 3D API's

in PC Emulation
There was also Creative Lab's own "Creative Graphics Library" (CGL) API for their rendition based 3D Blaster PCI. I recall Bjorn's 3D World was one of the main enthusiast sites for rendition cards at the time. There's a list of games at a web archive of the page >here< that shows which ones …

Re: Proprietary 3D API's

in PC Emulation
There's also Glide support too. i also thought so until I read this (last sentence). i remember the box for my mystique it listed b-Render as a supported api BRender is more like DirectX or OpenGL - it runs on various hardware and I'm looking for API's that work only on hardware from the API …

Re: Proprietary 3D API's

in PC Emulation
I don't know... maybe you could download the patch from www.patches-scrolls.de and check it with ATI. And I remember playing Final Fantasy VII with ATI and Voodoo cards. There are some patches that would help (1.04), but my Geforce 7900 can not do 8 bit textures, so I can not set the hardware …

Re: Proprietary 3D API's

in PC Emulation
Hardware acceleration in Final Fantasy VII PC is likewise only compatible with a very small range of cards, including the Rage Pro. FFVII uses DirectX AFAIK - it can be launched even on modern cards although it states it's only Riva 128/TNT compatible. (I managed to run it accelerated on Radeon …

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