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Reply 520 of 597, by RaVeN-05

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The source of that games is checking files , exe's, and dll's directly and seeing that there is calls to these apis , so calls inside is present, need to check on real hardware.
So games probably can use API'S , there is sometimes situation when game can use API but it not advertised .

Edit: Descent II: The Infinite Abyss is also have s3 virge version, while i install it it asks to instl virge as additional option

I76 Gold Edition ddraw, glide, sgl, rredline
I76 Nitro Pack ddraw, glide, sgl, rredline

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Reply 521 of 597, by RaVeN-05

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Ski Racing Extreme Edition \ Front Page Sports: Ski Racing https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/front- … orts-ski-racing (... glide, ddraw, rredline)

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Reply 522 of 597, by RaVeN-05

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Triple Play 2001 - eax, ddraw, sgl, ati3dcif, glide (there is f:\setup\thrash\ where is so many dlls that used as renderers for that game , need to be checked on real hardware) dlls are (part of them)
powervrk.dll,powervrz.dll,ragek.dll,ragez.dll

Triple Play Baseball - same as above (+opengl)

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Reply 523 of 597, by Warlord

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dr.zeissler wrote on 2020-12-20, 23:03:

1. ResidentEvil is only D3D on PowerVR? (there is a tool on the cd that let's me think that)

RaVeN-05 wrote on 2020-12-20, 23:34:

1. You need special version that supports PowerVR SGL API.

I've looked at both CDs as well. I could be mistaken that a lot of the files are the same. It's not like its a total rewrite of a game. Which leads me to believe it might be possible to transplant the powervr specific files into a regular game source and it could work. Similar to MW2 conversion.

Reply 524 of 597, by RaVeN-05

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Seems a good performance on NV1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWeEvTeS_Zg&a … channel=DeChief

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Reply 525 of 597, by RaVeN-05

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matrox millenium , extra details , available at 7 days, will reorganize tomorrow in details
https://fex.net/s/xmcod90

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Reply 526 of 597, by RaVeN-05

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Papyrus Design Group. Inc . is planning a Multiplayer On-Line Service for NASCAR Racing. Information on this service
will be available during the first quarter ol 1995 Please check this box il you would like information forwarded to you

it probably confirm "NASCAR Racing Online Series"

Combining hardware accelerated true color, digital video and 3D into a single chip design, Matrox Millennium provides powerful a […]
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Combining hardware accelerated true color, digital video and 3D into a single chip design,
Matrox Millennium provides powerful acceleration for both your Windows and DOS-based
multimedia applications.
You’ll be able to work in resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 in accelerated 24-bit color mode. Play back
smooth MPEG and AVI video clips at up to 30 frames per second. Render dazzling 3D graphics
in real-time. And play your favorite VGA games faster than before.
And because Matrox Millennium combines superior Window RAM memory with its new integrated
chip design, you can expect to maintain high performance across all resolutions, color depths and
refresh rates.
To demonstrate the true power of your Matrox Millennium graphics accelerator, a number of popular
software applications have been enhanced to take full advantage of the Millennium’s multimedia
acceleration. These include Papyrus’ NASCAR Racing game, Asymetrix’s 3D F/X, and a software MPEG
player under Windows. You also get professional color calibration software using Kodak Color
Management from Sonnetech and a new 3D web browser from Netscape. All of these are included
here on your Matrox Multimedia SuperPack CD. Also offered are on-line manuals, feature rich
Windows 95, Windows 3.1, AutoCAD and Windows NT drivers and demo software.

So , Matrox Millenium is have real 3d chip.
It probably can play realmagic games?

Asymetrix’s 3D F/X - program that probably use matrox millenium 3d core
a new 3D web browser from Netscape - probably uses millenium 3d core too
demo software - probably several demo's that use matrox millenium 3d core

Netscape Navigator 2.0 Includes Netscape Navigator 2.0 with 3D VRML plug-in, a major new release of the world’s most popular Int […]
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Netscape Navigator 2.0
Includes Netscape Navigator 2.0 with 3D VRML plug-in, a major new release of the world’s
most popular Internet client, bringing World Wide Web exploration, email, newsgroups,
chat, and FTP capabilities together in a seamlessly integrated package. It provides a superior
platform for live online applications, supporting Live Objects and other interactive multimedi
content such as lava applets, frames, and Netscape inline plug-ins. Its I.ive3D plug-in,
a VRML viewer, lets you experience a rich new world of 3D spaces and interact with text,
images, animation, sound, music, and even video.

Probably can use 3d core (API?) of matrox millenium

Enhanced! Asymetrix® 3D F/X™ At last! An easy way to create high-quality, professionally rendered three-dimensional images and a […]
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Enhanced! Asymetrix® 3D F/X™
At last! An easy way to create high-quality, professionally rendered three-dimensional images
and animations. Asymetrix 3D F/X allows you to add dazzling 3D effects and sophisticated animation
to any multimedia application, presentation or document.
Whether you are creating business presentations, interactive learning courseware or
CD-ROM titles, Asymetix 3D F/X provides you with a high performance tool tor creating stunning
3D effects! With Asymetrix 3D F/X, it s easy to add another dimension to your work!
This enhanced version of 3D F/X takes full advantage of Matrox Millennium’s real-time 3D
rendering engine to provide fast and accurate manipulation of 3D objects.

Enhanced! Papyrus™ NASCAR® Racing This version of Papyrus’ NASCAR racing game has been optimized to run at high resolution and c […]
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Enhanced! Papyrus™ NASCAR® Racing
This version of Papyrus’ NASCAR racing game has been optimized to run at high resolution
and color depth using Matrox Millennium’s real-time 3D capabilities.
The racing simulation pits you against top NASCAR drivers on nine different NASCAR
sanctioned tracks. Featuring T.V.-like realistic graphics, hard-hitting crashes and authentic
racetracks, NASCAR Racing feels like the real thing.
Each track has been accurately modeled from official blueprints and actual race footage.
You can custom-paint your own card. Control the spoiler angles, gear rations and other variables.
But be careful. Hit a wall and sparks shower, parts fly off. As your skill increases, so does the
challenge. Immerse yourself in real time NASCAR Racing like never before.

Accelerated! Compcore Softpeg Software MPEG Player This state-of-the art software MPEG player takes full advantage of Matrox Mil […]
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Accelerated! Compcore Softpeg Software MPEG Player
This state-of-the art software MPEG player takes full advantage of Matrox Millennium’s digital video
acceleration. You'll he able to play back full-screen MPEG clips under Windows at up to 30 frames per
second from either CD or hard drive. Full audio and video decoding are supported for playing back
MPEG clips, RealMagic compatible Windows games, Video CD, CD-I and CD-Karaoke.

RealMagic compatibility ? maybe it can play realmagic games ?

Also included in Matrox Multimedia SuperPack Matrox Millennium Drivers: • OS/2 Driver (see directory \OS2, file README.OS2) • Wi […]
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Also included in Matrox Multimedia SuperPack
Matrox Millennium Drivers:
• OS/2 Driver (see directory \OS2, file README.OS2)
• Windows NT Driver (see directory \WINNT, file README.NT)
Matrox Millennium Documentation:
Accessible on-line documentation is available through Adobe Acrobat reader. It includes:
• DynaView AutoCAD and MicroStation Users Guide
• Windows 3.1 PowerDesk Guide
• Matrox Millennium installation guide
Extra Goodies:
• Microsoft Video for Windows l ie upgrade
• Microsoft Dirext X 2.0 run-time
•3D demos and more!

3d demos that can use 3d core of matrox millenium

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Reply 527 of 597, by RaVeN-05

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ATI 3D Rage documentation(s)
https://archive.org/details/3drageprow-95-sdk … ?q=quickdraw+3d

Seems it include register defenitions which probably will be helphful for PCEm or 86Box or similat PC Emulation projects

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Reply 528 of 597, by Stiletto

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RaVeN-05 wrote on 2021-11-02, 12:20:

ATI 3D Rage documentation(s)
https://archive.org/details/3drageprow-95-sdk … ?q=quickdraw+3d

Seems it include register defenitions which probably will be helphful for PCEm or 86Box or similat PC Emulation projects

That is the same SDK that Gona uploaded to VOGONSDrivers years ago!
Re: VOGONS Driver Library
http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?file … 497&menustate=0

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Reply 530 of 597, by Gona

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Putas wrote on 2021-12-05, 15:21:

Actua Ice Hockey 2 - maximum resolution is 1024x768 on my PCX1. Framerate is too low though, I would prefer 640x480.

https://vintage3d.org/images/PCX1/ActuaHockey2.png

Wow, looks really good! Unfortunately there is no PCI bus speed that fast enough for the PowerSGL 1024x768...

Some days ago I have retested ATI CIF version of the Actua Soccer: Semi-Finals 3D (IBM bundle) on all of my CIF compatible cards. Above all, although the game has a Win9x installer, the executable itself is a DOS one needs DOS or DOS mode (I have never seen a DOS ATi 3D CIF game or demo before). This game works only on Rage I and II chips ( I; II; II+; IIc). The game can start on 3D Rage PRO and Rage XL, but has serious errors. 3D Rage LT and Rage LT Pro cannot pass the hardware check, the game writes: "No hardware 3D support".

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RaVeN-05, thank you for your recommendation.
I have added this game to my ATi 3D CIF compatibility page.

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Reply 531 of 597, by Putas

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Gona wrote:

Wow, looks really good! Unfortunately there is no PCI bus speed that fast enough for the PowerSGL 1024x768...

At 16 bit, like the hockey game runs, transfering some 30 FPS shouldn't be a problem.

Reply 532 of 597, by Babasha

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Future Cop: LAPD by EA has PowerVR library in game directory - POWERVRA.DLL
Somebody try ti run this game with that backend?

And.. NFS3 by EA has command line key -powervr or -pcx2. When it run with this key it req'd POWERVRA.DLL

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Reply 533 of 597, by kaiser77_1982

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I played so much to NFS3 and I don't remember the game in Powervr. Can you see the engine of this game and check if the engine of NFS has a part for powervr?

Reply 534 of 597, by Babasha

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kaiser77_1982 wrote on 2021-12-24, 17:33:

I played so much to NFS3 and I don't remember the game in Powervr. Can you see the engine of this game and check if the engine of NFS has a part for powervr?

Sorry, I not owner of PowerVR for many years. When I at last experiment with NFS3 with powervr command line parameter it ask for powervra.dll (which i dont know where to find). Many years later I find this .dll inside Future Cop : LAPD directory with .dll backends but now I don’t have PowerVR for experiments. 😀

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Reply 535 of 597, by GL1zdA

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It looks like Future Cop is using the same engine (THRASH) as NFS. So maybe with some hacking it would be possible to run NFS3 on a PowerVR.

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Reply 536 of 597, by Babasha

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GL1zdA wrote on 2021-12-25, 17:44:

It looks like Future Cop is using the same engine (THRASH) as NFS. So maybe with some hacking it would be possible to run NFS3 on a PowerVR.

And what about Future Cop? Why it no listed in any list supported/unofficial/debunked?

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Reply 537 of 597, by GL1zdA

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Babasha wrote on 2021-12-25, 19:32:
GL1zdA wrote on 2021-12-25, 17:44:

It looks like Future Cop is using the same engine (THRASH) as NFS. So maybe with some hacking it would be possible to run NFS3 on a PowerVR.

And what about Future Cop? Why it no listed in any list supported/unofficial/debunked?

I don't know, I won't be able to test it for the next month, but there's a demo of Future Cop and it contains .dlls for many APIs and cards (D3D, OpenGL, PowerVR, Rage, Verite and Voodoo). The same drivers can be found on the full game CD:

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Reply 538 of 597, by vetz

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Babasha wrote on 2021-12-25, 19:32:
GL1zdA wrote on 2021-12-25, 17:44:

It looks like Future Cop is using the same engine (THRASH) as NFS. So maybe with some hacking it would be possible to run NFS3 on a PowerVR.

And what about Future Cop? Why it no listed in any list supported/unofficial/debunked?

It's a previously unknown game, so haven't been checked out. I dont have the availability to check it atm, so if anyone else could confirm on an actual PowerVR card that would be great

3D Accelerated Games List (Proprietary APIs - No 3DFX/Direct3D)
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Reply 539 of 597, by Babasha

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vetz wrote on 2021-12-25, 20:10:
Babasha wrote on 2021-12-25, 19:32:
GL1zdA wrote on 2021-12-25, 17:44:

It looks like Future Cop is using the same engine (THRASH) as NFS. So maybe with some hacking it would be possible to run NFS3 on a PowerVR.

And what about Future Cop? Why it no listed in any list supported/unofficial/debunked?

It's a previously unknown game, so haven't been checked out. I dont have the availability to check it atm, so if anyone else could confirm on an actual PowerVR card that would be great

I am already check it in d3d. Next week try to check it on Ati Rage Pro (currently dont have early models like Rage II).

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