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Jules Posted - 14/09/2007 : 14:57:35

Ok, so what are your best 3DFX moments of your life

Mine was when I upgraded my S3virge DX to a Biostar Voodoo Rush and played need for speed with 3dfx and unreal 1.
The graphics where really outstanding.

The second moment approx. 2 years ago.
In a computershop in the netherlands ( De regenboog ) they sold old stuff but it was new hardware. I saw new voodooII's for 15 euro. I always wanted to test the sli setup of voodoo's.
So i bought 2 cars en installed them in a AMD duron 800.
I was really impressed by the performance from these old cards. I never aspected that. I tested al night long with old glide games but also new games.
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BaldiGit Posted - 13/05/2021 : 12:58:25
I remember playing games in software with my old Pentium 166.I'd got half way through Heretic 2 and I got a Voodoo 3 2000. fired it up in Heretic 2 for the first time and loaded a saved game, it looked awful and dark. Until I realised I was looking into a corner and I now had shadows. When I turned round and saw the (crude by todays standard) play field, I was totally blown away..
Glide Posted - 25/04/2021 : 11:41:53
Hi voodoo3user999,

thank you for sharing these two moments and compliments for the new 3dfx Voodoo2 :).

Bye bye
voodoo3user999 Posted - 25/04/2021 : 08:40:00
Running Half-life 1 on my newly acquired Voodoo 2 and waiting for the intro video to be done. Then I accidentally bumped the computer desk the the character in the “video” moved.
I got goosebumps.

Most impressive graphics have always been Unreal Tournament for me though.
I could run that at 2048*1538 back in the days with a Voodoo 3.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Posted - 28/07/2012 : 10:01:12
Originally posted by Glide

Hi Obi-Wan Kenobi, your messages are a nice gift for this forum :)

Bye bye

Awww thank youus xDDDDDDD Yeah Sometimes I have something to post hehe.
Glide Posted - 27/07/2012 : 12:18:16
Hi Obi-Wan Kenobi, your messages are a nice gift for this forum :)

Bye bye
Obi-Wan Kenobi Posted - 24/07/2012 : 18:50:51
My best moment on my PC Flashed Voodoo5 5500 PCI Mac was when ps47 and I go DXX-rebirth running on it, now I can play my Descent 1 and 2 games with DXX-Rebirth on 3dfx lans also! It's idea and my best ever 3dfx Voodoo5 experience, here is all the information of this great discovery:
Glide Posted - 25/05/2012 : 17:37:51
Unreal Tournament with 3dfx Voodoo2 SLI, Unreal Tournament with 3dfx Voodoo3 3000, Unreal Tournament with 3dfx Voodoo5 5500, Unreal Tournament with 3dfx Voodoo5 6000. Yestarday, today and tomorrow, of course :)

Bye bye
H-street Posted - 24/05/2012 : 22:59:13
Most Memorable - Motoracer.

I tried it on the Matrox Mystique and it was ok, tried it on the Voodoo and i was blown away.. it was amazing how well the game played - plus the Orchid "Click" became synonymous with awesome! :)
PatrickCT Posted - 19/05/2012 : 20:04:52
My 1st card was a V3 3k. We played UT at the office in s/ware mode, and couldn't believe our eyes when we saw it in 3d on the V3 !
Unreal, UT, Thief, Half Life, AvP, all looked great and played smoothly. These games were immersive, terrifying, incredible, beautiful and fun (if you've played them, you'll know what adjective applies to what game). After this, I bought a V5 5500, which is, imho, the Voodoo to get (unless you have $$$ to buy a V5 6k). Backwards compatible with all the older games, but more features and fillrate. many more games followed.

My_Spleen, I have a 1.4GHz P3 with a V5 500AGP. If your mobo is tualatin capable (most tualatin mobos only support 512mb RAM), then buy a 1.4Ghz 512L2 cache P3 for cheap from ebay. These CPU's rock (for their time). You'll get a significant performance increase (if not fill-rate limited) and they run much cooler than the coppermine 1GHz P3.

My_Spleen Posted - 11/05/2011 : 23:21:12
Risky50: Great post! Really interesting to read.

I don't have much history but when I was a teenager, me and a friend were really into games (but somehow I don't think we knew what savegame was hehehe, because my memories only give me that we start games from the same level each time (I remember we played NOLF on the sniper level many times, but not because it was so fun).

I don't even know what graphics card I had, but he had Voodoo 3 and his games all ran really great.

Remember played NFS Porche, he had the MS Sidewinder steering wheel
Also that racing game with the huge cars
Mortal Kombat 4
Unreal (scary, we didn't play it much)
He had a few games that had 3dfx logo (newer one with orange stripe) but I don't remember which, but they ran really good.

Now I built P3 1GHz machine with 512MB RAM and V5500 to relive them. I have a very long list of games that I installed and I'll list them here, maybe someone else will be interested in them

Age of Wonders
Aliens vs Predator
Blair Witch
Blood 2
Carmageddon 1 + 2
Deus Ex
Divine Divinity
Dungeon Keeper 1 + 2
Grim Fandango
Half Life
Iron Storm
MDK 1 + 2
Rainbow Six
Red Faction
Serious Sam 1 + 2nd Encounter
System Shock 2
The Thing
Unreal Tournament

I'm set for a long time :D <3 3dfx!
digitaldrifter Posted - 17/04/2011 : 02:14:59
Old post, I know, but I've been (trying) to get my voodoo setups working on some classic machines I still have.

My first 3dfx experience came when I went to a local computer mega-store and saw what the Diamond Monster did for GLQuake. It was 1000% better than the stock graphics. I was working for the dad of a friend of mine fixing computers, and he gave this to me as payment, and it was totally awesome.

Most of my early games with it were GLQuake, Quake2 and Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries. A couple years later I bought a Voodoo 2 and continued with my standard gaming until they faded away. I still kept them, though. I'm playing some 3dfx games on some old computers now and it sure brings back memories. The 96-99 years were totally awesome for computers.

My best memories were with MW2:Mercs. I played on MERCNET all of the time and although the game was buggy with one of their patches, the graphics were awesome. The machine I had in my glory days was a K6 233, overclocked to 250@83mhzm with my Voodoo2. This was with an early mobo, so the PCI slots were running a full 41.5mhz. I remember ALWAYS being the first to drop into a game, even against dual PII 333's and OC'd Celeron 300a's.

Damnit, you guys are getting me all nostalgic!
lettmon Posted - 16/10/2010 : 19:16:13
I got my Voodoo II in August 1998, it was my dad's spontaneous purchase while he was hanging in a tech store with his old friend who was/is a tech guy. I was playing Unreal in that time and the effect that Voodoo had on Unreal was jawdropping as you all know. Before that I had Matrox Mystique 4MB PCI card without 3D support, but I was very surprised how well Unreal worked on it (great software rendering), because other games of that era like Half-Life and Thief (which happen to be one of the greatest games of all time) were literally unplayable on the Matrox card.
I was fool to trade my Voodoo II away but recently I put together an oldskool pc with Voodoo 4 for old games and I've been having a blast. Like today I revisited a great adventure game called Lost Eden (1995) from Cryo Interactive, it doesn't use 3dfx graphics tho :)
Glide Posted - 02/10/2010 : 16:27:35
I'm happy because I had and have many "best" 3dfx moments :) so I'm not able to narrate you those by one only "standard" forum message. However, I can to begin with this following screenshot (you can get the image at full video resolution just by a click on it).

It was captured about ten years ago, while I played Unreal Tournament game using my first two 3D Blaster (3dfx) Voodoo2 12MB graphics accelerators in SLI as well as a Voodoo2 driver kit originally posted by Creative and customized (like run-time configuration's settings) by me.

Imho, Unreal Tournament "lives" on 3dfx hardware :).

It's all for now.

Bye bye
Aquanox Posted - 20/09/2010 : 18:43:44
Now my heart beats always higher, when i sit by my fast configured amd 5x86-133 socket 3 with voodoo graphics card, full caching L1+L2 fast write back mode 32MB ram (more makes the computer ram speed slower and the L2 runs in slower write through mode.
This is an limitation from socket 3 boards generally)
but: i play tombraider 1, shadow warrior,
blood, fatal racing, nascar 2, nascar 1999, bleifuss 2 (screamer 2), bleifuss rallye (screamer rallye), under ms-dos 6.22 with dosglide.
Or i look the fantastic dosglide demo - GODS -DIMENSION.
Under Win98SE - systemcache minimized with DirectX 7.0a, and the latest V1 1999' reference driver i play Kyodai Mahjongg 16.22 DX7 (3D animated), Descent 1 with WinGlide Patch, WinDoom1+2 with OpenGL (Descent + Doom with an good hardware wavetable daughterboard sound on an SB16 CSP), Kalisto Ultimate Race Pro (Glide), Monster Truck Madness 2 with Glide, MS Cart Precision Racing with Glide, Need for Speed 2 SE,
Ubisoft Racing Simulation 1, SubCulture, MDK (Glide Patch)
Mech Warrior 2, Tomb Raider 2 and much more...
That gives me always the feeling "what for an revolution was this voodoo card."
This card let's run 3D applications running on an (fast) 486.
pure fantastic and faszination.
Risky50 Posted - 22/05/2010 : 01:29:29
My 3dfx moments was on my birthday. (12 October 1982)
I was 13 years old back then, dad didn't have the money to buy any card. He also does not want to disappoint me either.

That time, my father & my elder sister, took me to the computer shop. They wanted to buy me an ESS soundcard.

For the first time, I met "GENIUS Voodoo2" right on that shelf. I have no knowledge about it, but I saw 3Dfx logo at the buttom left corner of it. Immediately, I remember my last game on Quake2->Option->Video where is says 3Dfx. I don't know anything about 3D, 3Dfx...etc.

I took the risk and told my father I wanted Voodoo2. He was reluctant at first, because he do not know whats Voodoo2, he thought that it was an expansive game! (It was EXPANSIVE). He was saying... "Why not get this ESS SoundCard?. (Because dad love Music & HIFI). After discussion, I choose Voodoo2 over ESS SoundCard.

Took it back home, power it up with Windows95, there goes.. "OH MY GOD"!!!!!
As I grow up 4 years later, I discovered that Voodoo2 SLI!!! OMG! Such a waste! I should had bought 2! but the computer shop no longer sells Voodoo2! But, still.... Games I played on Voodoo2 was:
Quake (90% of my teenage life, was on Quake DeathMatch Multiplayer ! Drop Q95.bat and obtained GLQuake!!!)
Quake2 (10%)
Resident Evil 2 (1%, for admiring purposes)
Dino Crisis (1%, for admiring purposes)
Final Fantasy 7 & 8 for PC (5%, Man, D3D on Voodoo2 Was AWESOME!)
NFS Porshe & NFS :SE 3Dfx Edition (10% I was addicted a while)
SeriousSam (50% When I discovered it had Voodoo2 support, Kick-Ass time!
HexenII (30%, But I do not understand the story at all)
Diablo2 (90% I think it was TheOne and Only, RPG for 3Dfx, DIABLO RULES! but NOX is also another RPG games, I dont think it support 3Dfx!)
Mortal Kombat 4 (20%, I believe this game too, is 3Dfx)
King Quest..err (1%, for admiring purposes, The one that have 3D, something eternity...)
Unreal & Unreal Tournament (90%, The BEST EVER for 3Dfx! Truly remarkable game! I really shines the card itself)
Half-Life(Counter-Strike) (90% on cybercafe, playing on 3Dfx)

ahh.... Those were the days! The good ol' days. I cannot believe time really move soo fast! To really go back to those time, when internet (14.4kbps) start to emerge around the world, it's something that money cannot buy! Quake was King and forever will be King! That's the experience that today's kids, will never be able to get!

It was THE Fastest, THE Quickest, THE Most Action Pack, on 14.4 kbps Rockwell Modem Chipset, It change the gaming industry! I'm 27 years old right now, and I can certainly say this...

3D Games today (Army of 2, Prey, Left 4 Dead... etc,)
ALL FPS Games will never exist TODAY if it was not because of Quake from IdSoftware + 3Dfx!



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