VOGONS


First post, by songo

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Hi, I was a big fan of early 3dfx back in the day, scored Rush / V2/ V3 (Voodoo 2 was my 3D accelerator, switching from SoftMode to Glide in Quake 2 was mind-blowing back then) but unfortunatelly, I dropped modern gaming in 2001 thanks to retared arm race and stuck with my Pentium 200 MMX rig for almost decade - it was pretty cool period when I have learnt how to respect the power of hardware and squize every bit of it.

It's only quite recently when I find out about the existence of V4 and V5 and it's already too late to catch those cards on reasonable prices (at least here, in Poland), hence the question... what is the most modern/recent/technologically advanced video geam that will on Vooodoo 5?

I'm pretty disappointed that there are so few gameplay videos on YT that shows potential of Voodoo 5 in anything released after 2002, only that typical Glide stuff.

Most extreme examples I was able to find were Half-Life 2, Doom 3, Painkiller and Sin Episodes: Emergence (2006!) so it's safe to say we can seek in stuff released up to Xbox 360 release date or so...

Has anybody tried Vampire the Masquarade: Bloodlines? Far Cry? FEAR? Oblivion? Quake 4? Prey?

Reply 2 of 2, by songo

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kolderman wrote on 2021-01-14, 18:03:

Define "run". You probably don't want to play Doom 3 on a voodoo 5.

'Ugly but with playable framerate' - and that's how Doom 3 runs on V5 AGP on youtube clip.

Also check HL2 - it runs much better than Xbox port (and og. Xbox has GeForce 3).

I'm sure we can go further than those games.