First post, by AngieAndretti
A buddy recently gave me a burned copy of the original Half-Life PC game, as I wanted to try it out on my Voodoo2 SLI rig. It runs but there is no option for "3dfx OpenGL." Choices are simply Software Renderer, OpenGL, and D3D. I believe this may be due to it being a hacko/early version of the game because I read that there's supposed to be a choice between "Standard OpenGL" and "3dfx OpenGL" and I don't have that. The game EXE reports itself as version 22.214.171.124
So I was looking for a way to force it into 3dfx mode and the only things I've had luck with are WickedGL and MesaFX (dropping the respective opengl32.dll file into the game folder):
MesaFX 126.96.36.199 seems to work fine except there's no mouse pointer being rendered so I have to navigate game menus with keyboard only.
WickedGL 2.31 does render the mouse pointer but it's not exactly the most stable thing in the world, as I've had some BSOD's.
Finding information on this topic is getting somewhat difficult and I've encountered a lot of dead links. Any of you fellow retro hackers have any ideas or suggestions?