Reply 160 of 218, by feipoa
I am curious what you use the USB card for? I have never had much use for one on a 486. I grab all files from the ethernet card, for mouse I use the PS/2 port, for printer drivers I use the ethernet (although not in the last few years), etc.
What aspect of the GF2 is non-functional? 21 fps in GLQuake is certainly not in software mode. What resolution is that at? I have noted that I could not get D3D working with the GF2 and an Am5x86.
The other options for you are to source a 4 PCI slot 486 motherboard, however my luck with getting all 4 PCI slots working reliably was not very good. You can also try not using the SATA card (which one did you end up with, by the way?) and using the onboard IDE with a CF card. Not sure if there are any solid state drives which will work on the onboard IDE.
You could also forget about the GeForce2 and use a Matrox G200 as it has working D3D. I recall users here saying it is pretty compatible with DOS titles as well. Not sure about Rage128 VR's DOS game compatibility, but it is also a good performer. If you don't care at all about OpenGL or D3D, it would be interesting to see what accelerated games you can get going with S3's S3D API. I recall reading that some D3D games with with Virge cards.