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Glide Posted - 22/05/2004 : 17:02:06
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mikepedo Posted - 17/05/2020 : 14:39:29
quote:
Originally posted by Glide

For a moment I'm leaving tech questions and answers only to you all (ciao Mikepedo ) and going off topic a little... because I like share the following thougth... This thread - first post on May 22th 2004, and so sixteen years ago, and latest post on today - how much passion for 3dfx does bring out ? Sincerely, I'm thinking "a lot, a lot, a lot" .

Bye bye



Ciao!!!!
m14radu Posted - 17/05/2020 : 13:04:09
sure Glide, we are all here and active :)
3dfx passion is something special
Glide Posted - 17/05/2020 : 12:51:26
For a moment I'm leaving tech questions and answers only to you all (ciao Mikepedo ) and going off topic a little... because I like share the following thougth... This thread - first post on May 22th 2004, and so sixteen years ago, and latest post on today - how much passion for 3dfx does bring out ? Sincerely, I'm thinking "a lot, a lot, a lot" .

Bye bye
m14radu Posted - 16/05/2020 : 15:50:08
@SFFT: i can confirm, In Win7 64 bit with driver signing disabled the SFFT drivers works on v5.
i test them myself.

would be great to continue the drivers development, 3dfx must live on !
the actual generic driver from microsoft works good on win10, i can say its impresive for beeing a generic one. And i assume it is used only one VSA and 32mb ram.
i see a big potential imprevements here !

How can we convice you to develop a new win10 driver ?
One more time :)
mikepedo Posted - 16/05/2020 : 12:46:03
Hello SFFT,
i have just one question: is possible to develop a totally software hsr that works in the transformation phase of the triangles, so that only the visible triangles reach the graphic card? With modern CPUs a Voodoo 5 PCI would greatly benefit from older but heavy games, such as Unreal 2, Doom 3, Painkiller...
Glide Posted - 16/05/2020 : 11:37:48
Hi SFFT, thanks so much (as usual) for your precious feedbacks and yours guide ideas. And, so, we joyfully continue to use 3dfx cards with the Microsoft Operating Systems other than Windows 10. And - in my humble opinion - then this is not a bad scenario for us and 3dfx fans in general, because the OSes like Windows 98SE, Windows XP, Windows 7 are less demanding of hardware resources (of course I'm meaning not only graphics but also CPU, memory, bus, and so on).

So, on the one hand, we can gives up - w/out much regrets - Windows 10's wonderful GUI and Cortana for our 3dfx-based systems and, on the other hand, we can enjoy performance advantages offered by the legacy OSes to run games as well as techology demos.

Finally, always in my humble opinion, every 3dfx fan, enthusiast or user with the required skills could still contribute in Community with efforts aimed to improve and/or optimize the behaviour of 3dfx hardware in these software environments rather than follow not very useful or concrete goals.

Bye bye
SuperFurryFurryThing Posted - 16/05/2020 : 01:30:56
Driver signing is basically not available to anything other than companies, and so a non-starter, also the 3dfx cards do not meet the design requirements of the new driver architecture. I have no idea how microsoft's legacy driver works. So we are basically stuffed so far as driver development goes. It went as far as it realistically could.

Sfft

Glide Posted - 16/05/2020 : 01:06:28
Hi SFFT,

thanks a lot for clarification. And so... just we need you are releasing digitally signed updated 3dfx drivers for Windows 10... :)

Bye bye
SuperFurryFurryThing Posted - 15/05/2020 : 10:42:04
Driver development ended as Microsoft changed the display driver architecture with windows Vista to a new architecture that is based around cards that use DMA, as I understand it. Also after Windows XP 64 bit, 64 bit drivers require signing to load, and this effectively killed of 3rd party driver development. Microsoft supported the old display driver model in Vista and Win7 alongside the new display driver model, but seem to have killed it off in windows 10. I suspect that the tools should work in W2K. I seem to vaguely recall getting the driver running in Win7 64 bit with driver signing disabled but I am not sure.

SFFT
m14radu Posted - 14/05/2020 : 19:25:27
thanks Glide :)

i was surprised to see that the generic driver from Win10 x64 is working so well with the voodoo5.
Maybe SFFT will rise again and update the drivers for the new OS, as we need the 3dfx support.

3dfx must go on :)
Glide Posted - 10/05/2020 : 22:29:05
Hi all, dear friends and traveling mates. I'm very happy and proud to read you.

@m14radu

quote:
never tried Oskhar. just XP, 98, win7 64 bit.
on win10 is not working, i tried differnt setups.
is curios why on win7 x64 is working, but on win10 x64 no



My is surely an obviousness, but reason seems clear: Windows 10 is not Windows 7, and its back-compatibility is limited - as usual in presence of an OS generational leap - for both device drivers and apps.

@osckhar

quote:
I have a question- is not possible to install SFFT Tools under Windows 2k? I cant, once installed SFFT Tools the icon will not appear as I should appear using WinXP.


I think you've really reason. Windows 2000 is a great OS for the 3dfx hardware but it was out of scope for SFFT Tools development. So you should see toward the 3dfx Tools or manual registry editings to fully manage graphics driver's settings.

Bye bye
m14radu Posted - 08/05/2020 : 20:32:33
never tried Oskhar. just XP, 98, win7 64 bit.
on win10 is not working, i tried differnt setups.
is curios why on win7 x64 is working, but on win10 x64 no.

did you try too on win10 ?
osckhar Posted - 04/05/2020 : 12:44:26
I reply myselft- no, is not possible.

Oscar.
osckhar Posted - 02/05/2020 : 15:29:33
Hello 3Dfx family,

I have a question- is not possible to install SFFT Tools under Windows 2k? I cant, once installed SFFT Tools the icon will not appear as I should appear using WinXP.

Thanks,
Oscar.
serraavatar Posted - 21/12/2016 : 01:28:02
Hi there, just wondering if anyone got the Voodoo card working in Win 7 64 bit? I installed SFFT 1.9 and had to use the digital signature overrider to bypass the signature check. But for the life of me I could never get it to work. I only have 16bit 800 x 600 resolution.

By the way, the card in question is a Voodoo 5500.

 

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