First post, by CoolGamer
I tested the latest dgVoodoo2 WIP31 with DX7 and DX8 tech demos from Nvidia. Results are listed below. These are all of the DX7 and DX8 Nvidia tech demos that I could find. Let me know if there are any other ones.
Gothic Chapel (DX7)
Demo does not run on dgVoodoo WIP31. This demo has a graphics setup that detects dgVoodoo wrapper and prints "SetupInfo.txt" file that contains all detected features of the dgVoodoo graphics card. I think the features listed in "SetupInfo.txt" file can be used for troubleshooting. You can see if all features are detected or not.
It works. Fast video memory access causes problems (makes it look different/darker and splash screens disappear). It also prints setupinfo.txt file.
Starts and freezes.
Crystal Ball (DX7)
http://www.nvidia.com/coolstuff/demos#!/gefor … -6/crystal-ball
It starts and runs but it does not look right. The glitter of the crystal ball is missing. Swap button does not change scenes within the crystall ball. Shadows on the statues sometimes flicker.
Toy Soldier (DX7)
http://www.nvidia.com/coolstuff/demos#!/gefor … e-6/toy-soldier
Starts, runs for a short time and freezes. It also does not look right (too dark, ground texture dark).
Directx version works with dgVoodoo. Also has an OpenGL exe in case you want to compare the looks.
http://www.nvidia.com/coolstuff/demos#!/gefor … x/chameleonmark
Works. This demo allows you to benchmark dgVoodoo's FPS performance for different shaders.
As far as I know, the following Nvidia tech demos are OpenGL only: Blobby Dancer, Nalu, Timbury, Clear Sailing, Vulcan, Toys, Dawn, Ogre, Last Chance Gas, Time Machine, Dusk, Dusk Ultra, Squid, Tidepool, Bugs, Zoltar the Magnificient, Wolfman, Grove, Grass, Small Pond, Principles of Shading, Bubble, Lightning, Twister, Grace, Blobby Dinosaur, Bumpy Shiny Patch, Geforce3 Hair, Geforce3 Inferno, Geforce4MX Chameleon.
I found 5 more Nvidia DX7 demos.
It works, but there is a huge performance hit. FPS goes from native 350fps to 75FPS via dgVoodoo. Turning fast video memory access decreases the fps further to 25fps!! It is such as small demo (300KB only). Usage/control instructions are in the readme file. I added a link for the video as well if you want to compare. It was difficult to find download links for the demo and its video. Add it to your collection before its taken down.
Geforce 256 Launch Demos: Wanda, Scorpion, Firetruck, Boxster (DX7)
http://www.pcgameshardware.de/Grafikkarten-Gr … s-cards-683482/
These demos start, but they do not look right. Scenes are too dark. Also navigation/settings buttons do not display on screen. These are the first demos of the first Geforce card. They all come in one single archive file.