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ralamapafa
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Posted - 04/11/2004 :  12:19:36  Show Profile  Visit ralamapafa's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Guess what? Using the drivers found in v2w2kbeta.exe, one of 3dfx's early window 2000 driver releases - available at falcon.de, I am able to extend my desktop onto the voodoo 2, just as if were using 2 ordinary 2d video cards. Haven't been able to get direct 3d to work (I use windows XP), but at least the voodoo is showing up in dxdiag. Glide and opengl (using mesa) still work despite the driver pack saying they're not supposed to, so I'm guessing that's the result of left overs from my previous drivers. I didn't have much success with the "Voodoo2-1.02.01-BETA" drivers released earlier this year though, which were supposed to allow all of these things together in a sensible way. My current installation uses a control panel applet that only shows d3d support, but hey, I can live without being able to adjust gamma for glide.

r21vo
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Posted - 04/11/2004 :  12:55:28  Show Profile  Visit r21vo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ralamapafa

Guess what? Using the drivers found in v2w2kbeta.exe, one of 3dfx's early window 2000 driver releases - available at falcon.de, I am able to extend my desktop onto the voodoo 2, just as if were using 2 ordinary 2d video cards. Haven't been able to get direct 3d to work (I use windows XP), but at least the voodoo is showing up in dxdiag. Glide and opengl (using mesa) still work despite the driver pack saying they're not supposed to, so I'm guessing that's the result of left overs from my previous drivers. I didn't have much success with the "Voodoo2-1.02.01-BETA" drivers released earlier this year though, which were supposed to allow all of these things together in a sensible way. My current installation uses a control panel applet that only shows d3d support, but hey, I can live without being able to adjust gamma for glide.


i knew that it's possible to run 2d on voodoo2 using early w2k drivers (there was article somewhere), but what about 2d quality? I've heard that there are some glitches in 2d.


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ralamapafa
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Posted - 06/11/2004 :  04:11:04  Show Profile  Visit ralamapafa's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks ok to me....though I did stumble across a website showing some glitches in detail. Not very significant though.

quote:

i knew that it's possible to run 2d on voodoo2 using early w2k drivers (there was article somewhere), but what about 2d quality? I've heard that there are some glitches in 2d.



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Edited by - Nightbird on 07/11/2004 09:13:31
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ArchAngelCD
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Posted - 07/11/2004 :  06:53:49  Show Profile  Visit ArchAngelCD's Homepage  Send ArchAngelCD an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
Can you post a 2D screenshot from the Voodoo2?

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Anemos
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Posted - 11/11/2004 :  22:09:44  Show Profile  Visit Anemos's Homepage  Reply with Quote
well you could see some right here
http://www.insomnia.gr/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=396743&start=30

the last 4 pictures are screen caps using the Voodoo as 2d primary
card (and irfan view to get the caps )


Well they may look greek to you (actually they are) and are the
explaining and the whole installation (and proof to the non-believers in the forum )
The <<trigger>>point was if gunbound is playable in xp through the voodoo2
and hoa it can be done .
and it was (a little slow maby,but it was playable) ........

PS in the second page of the same topic
http://www.insomnia.gr/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=396743&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15
there is a linkto a 3dfxzone topic conserning CounterStrike fps/V2performance ...


Ok ????





Edited by - Anemos on 11/11/2004 22:20:50
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ArchAngelCD
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Posted - 12/11/2004 :  01:11:02  Show Profile  Visit ArchAngelCD's Homepage  Send ArchAngelCD an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
Those shots look very good for a card that wasn't supposed to be able to do 2D.

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perer
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Posted - 12/11/2004 :  07:49:56  Show Profile  Visit perer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Does the card run very hot??? Don't know if this is the same 3d as the banshee. But the V2 has some sort of 2dlbt. engine ( spelling is totally wrong now, look it up in the whitepaper). But I didn't knew that this engine could do totally 3d :|

EDIT. THe thing is called 2d bitBLT engine, I think this has something to do with it. But does this means I don't need a passthrough cable anymore?

Edited by - perer on 12/11/2004 08:23:47
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