First post, by Pajeroking
I have a Compaq Deskpro 4000, Pentium MMX 233, 64 Mb ram, S3 2mb, Win 98.
The PC has no AGP slot!
The S3 satisfies all my Dos gaming and low spec Windows games (Aoe 1, KAM, NFS 1 etc.).
However, I have some games that most probably won't run very smooth.
I would like to try the following games:
- NFS Porsche;
- Populous the beginning;
- Roller Coaster Tycoon 1;
- Carmageddon 2;
- Dune 2000;
- Half Life ( not mandatory).
- Grand Prix 2. ~10 fps on Svga on S3 🙁
The most easiest way is to buy a Voodoo 1/2. But of course that is very rare and expensive. I did some research and acceptable alternatives are : Riva 128, Matrox G200 maybe even a S3 Savage 4.
The question is not which card is the best, but which one is available and has an acceptable price. That means I won't wait for a Vodoo, whichever card appears first and has an acceptable price, i will buy it.
Will any of these cards run the listed games on an acceptable fps ( 20-30) at an acceptable resolution ( Vga, not necessary Svga)?
Is that a good plan? Or can I go with a newer card non period corect that has PCI but is cheaper/more available?