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aperson
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Posted - 24/03/2005 :  20:02:16  Show Profile  Visit aperson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I end up having to ask this every time a driver set is released, but where do I download the latest alpha drivers? Maybe it's because the primary language and region aren't english-related, but this site has the single worst design and most ineffective search of any that I can think about at the moment.

Also, using SFFT Alpha 22, I just installed the latest MAME32 0.94 and realized that if I try to enable Direct3D, my computer crashes with the blue screen 3dfxvs.dll error (Windows XP SP2, Voodoo 5 5500) I tested it a second time on a second game just to make certain and got the same results. I won't test it a third time simply because I have to scandisk every time and I don't want my system getting screwed up over it. Neverwinter Nights gives me plenty of that as it is.
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ps47
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Slovakia
1463 Posts

Posted - 24/03/2005 :  20:50:03  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
here:
https://www.3dfxzone.it/news/reader.php?objid=796
they are doing a good job hiding those links,dunno why..

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables
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SuperFurryFurryThing
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386 Posts

Posted - 25/03/2005 :  01:37:21  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There is usualy a link to download the drivers from the site home page. If you can post the addresses for any blue screen crashes along with specifying which driver version has caused the crash that would be helpful.

SFFT
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FBS
Initiate

Canada
80 Posts

Posted - 25/03/2005 :  03:18:10  Show Profile  Visit FBS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have noticed an improvement with the SFFT24 drivers, in the way the textures display in the Flight Sim game. The improvemants are noticable in full screen. In window mode some texture blurr and as soon as I go to full screen the texture diplay well and stay displayed clearly. As for everything else the drivers and very stable and perform nicely.
Another thing I notice is that now with the SFFT24, I can not run in fast performance or 2AA mode. As soon as I open the kneeboard of the game the FPS drops to a crawl about 1 to 2 FPS.
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aperson
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31 Posts

Posted - 25/03/2005 :  09:59:18  Show Profile  Visit aperson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So where can I get to the SFFT download page through the site? I've looked through the sections and haven't found anything, and so every time a new version is released I end up back here asking what the url is. The only thing I ever see on the site homepage is a news item about the release, with a link saying "get drivers and make a report" yet it only links to this board.

Anyway, I'll try to get more info when I'm up to it, I just really hate crashing my system like that. And the driver version was, as I said, SFFT Alpha 22.
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Nightbird
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Posted - 25/03/2005 :  19:45:13  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
@ aperson
SFFT Alpha 24 :

https://www.3dfxzone.it/news/reader.php?objid=796

If you have a V4/5 : click on
Download SFFT Driver - VSA-100 - 2.07Mb

If you have a V3 : click on
Download SFFT Driver - Voodoo3 family - 1.73Mb

Edit :
https://www.3dfxzone.it/news/reader.php?objid=823
Upadte for the V4/5
SFFT Alpha 25

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Edited by - Nightbird on 26/03/2005 09:53:18
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EugenioGustavO
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Brazil
5 Posts

Posted - 26/03/2005 :  22:10:41  Show Profile  Visit EugenioGustavO's Homepage  Reply with Quote
hi, i'm new here and i have some questions about my voodoo (5500).
NFS topic can't help-me,so i report my problem here

here is my question:
NFSU is workin in low details, when i put medium details the program close the window an return desktop.

I'm using SFFT DRiVERS (vesa100)

Any sugestion

PS:I need to prove for all my friends like 3dfx as better than other graphics boards, but nfsu don't help-me

see ya!

Image Insert:

39.12KB

Voodoo 5500 AGP 64mb

Edited by - EugenioGustavO on 26/03/2005 22:13:09
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SuperFurryFurryThing
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386 Posts

Posted - 27/03/2005 :  01:56:37  Show Profile  Visit SuperFurryFurryThing's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have seen the same behaviour on my Voodoo 5, I don't know whether NFSU will run in a higher detail mode on a V5 or not.

SFFT
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FBS
Initiate

Canada
80 Posts

Posted - 27/03/2005 :  04:29:16  Show Profile  Visit FBS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The SFFT25 drivers have improve my FPS in the flight sim game using Fast performane and 2 sample AA. Texture dipslay isseus in window mode are no longer an isseu.
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aperson
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31 Posts

Posted - 27/03/2005 :  09:48:51  Show Profile  Visit aperson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
When you enable Direct3D in Mame32 and run a game, it blue screens with the following error:
STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBF9F2DC4, 0xF4673B28, 0x00000000)
3dfxvs.dll - Address BF9F2DC4 base at BF9D3000, DateStamp 31e1944f

This is on Windows XP SP2, Voodoo 5 5500 using SFFT Alpha 25.
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FBS
Initiate

Canada
80 Posts

Posted - 27/03/2005 :  13:26:20  Show Profile  Visit FBS's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Never mind, I am loosing it
Actully I do still have texture problems in full an winndow mode.

This is window
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28.46 KB

Then I go to full screen


Image Insert:

26.97 KB

Edited by - FBS on 27/03/2005 15:52:05
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Andrea K
Novice

Italy
4 Posts

Posted - 29/03/2005 :  16:05:28  Show Profile  Visit Andrea K's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ps47

@SFFT:
I see that you have included the glide2x to glide3x wrapper in the voodoo4/5 driver.baad idea.most glide2x games will not run.there is no reason for using the wrapper,original 3dfx glide2x or koolsmoky's modified one will work 100x better..



With the koolsmoky glide2x (2.10.2604) UT don't work for me, with the wrapper and the last original 3Dfx all ok!
Koolsmoky can solves the bug?

Ciao, skorpionet
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ps47
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Slovakia
1463 Posts

Posted - 29/03/2005 :  19:23:45  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
the problem with the wrapper is that UT is basically the ONLY game that works (at least for me)

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables

Edited by - ps47 on 29/03/2005 19:24:30
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agrelaphon
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Greece


164 Posts

Posted - 29/03/2005 :  19:26:55  Show Profile  Visit agrelaphon's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
With the koolsmoky glide2x (2.10.2604) UT don't work for me

It's working for me!(also)
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ps47
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Slovakia
1463 Posts

Posted - 29/03/2005 :  20:25:31  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
seems like another alpha is out:
https://www.3dfxzone.it/news/reader.php?objid=824

and-again-it uses the dreaded glide2x to 3x wrapper.warning for all those who want to play old glide games (redbaron for example),get a REAL glide2x (the one from latest original win2000 driver should do),and copy it to your system32 folder (overwrite the wrapper)..

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables

Edited by - ps47 on 29/03/2005 20:32:23
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