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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 24/03/2016 :  14:57:38  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello all :)

It has been a long time that I have posted something new here and yes I have been out of it since 2011 I think, ah well, I did manage to reobtain my old 3dfx Voodoo5 5500/6000 system, and here is how I got it, renovated it cleaned and rebuilt it, first with the ASUS A7V333-R Rev 1.02 and later on I bought an EPoX EP-8K3A+ Rev 1.2 from daywhite_01 from Vooodooalert.de he even renovated the 8K3A+ with new capacitors so hay I am back ya know, and I have to admit I missed all of you here, I hope all is going well.


Here a new rebuild and cleanup I did the entire day to 3AM in the morning xD
It's that AthlonXP 2700+ I used to use during my 3dfx days and it's also this system I ran the Legendary Voodoo5 5000 AGP's PCI and 6000 AGP in as well.
The 6000 AGP was used in an other mainboard though, the EPoX EP-8K3A+ that was, I still seek one of these, so if anyone can help me, please send me a PM :)

This system was used by my uncle Herman, since he had a stroke not so long ago, he could not use the computer anymore and he wanted me to have it back :love:
So I took this wonderful opportunity and thereby planned to make it reborn as my die hard 3dfx Voodoo5 gaming PC :)

But now this system is back in it's full self again, fully restored and renovated all the parts are like new as well, the operating system of choice is the obvious one I always loved using:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional UK + Service Pack 4, this OS is super stable with this setup as with the 8K3A+ as well, it does what I need it to do, and that makes it complete 8)

So here the pics I Made as I went along with this fun project :)

Sveta-2002 before Treatment it looked utterly gross and needed an urgent vital cleanup, ewww

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http://abload.de/img/sveta-2002beforetreatu1jcv.jpg

It also only had 1x 1GB Kingston Hyper X PC-3200 good I Kept my 1x 1GB Corsair XMS Platinum PC-3200 module, so now is has 2x 1GB :)

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http://abload.de/img/sveta-2002beforetreatezjfr.jpg

That awkward fan mounting I did years ago, my gawd I removed that crap :topmodel: cries

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http://abload.de/img/sveta-2002beforetreatluj6b.jpg

Le Heatsink iz Le Gross Doh xDDD

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http://abload.de/img/heatsinkbeforetreatmeznk66.jpg

Here that chanceless CPU fan, Man oh man! I removed this senseless blue fan thing :bonk:

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http://abload.de/img/heatsinkfanremovedrepatkmh.jpg

Here the cleaned heatsink :) Nais and shineeezz xD Dat V5 Doh

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http://abload.de/img/sveta-2002sheatsink8vks9.jpg

My AMD AthlonXP 2700+ Thoroughbred-B @ 2167Mhz and an L2 of 256KB, this used to be my dad's CPU as he bought it with his desktop during a PC Prive Project via Recontec BV, hos old job.

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http://abload.de/img/sveta-2002samdathlonx40kw4.jpg

For the ones that don't have a manual and want to remember our the IO Panel is connected, Just make a picture of your current settings , this helped me remember :topmodel:

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http://abload.de/img/iopanelcorrectconnectoak1p.jpg

Here I started work on the SB Audigy2 Live Drive:

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http://abload.de/img/sbaudigy2livedrivecle3bkjq.jpg

Never mind the bent stuff if it works why fix it xD It's been like that since 2002, so norries there doh, I just cleaned it doh xDD :)

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http://abload.de/img/sbaudigy2livedrivecle71kkk.jpg

Here the SB Audigy2 Platinum + Live Drive after Treatment :)

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http://abload.de/img/sbaudigy2livedriveaftpxk7n.jpg

Like new again 8) The Audigy2 is a good card still even today, it's not as good as the X-Fi but still does a decent job for music and games :)

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http://abload.de/img/sbaudigy2livedriveaftruje2.jpg

Here a card I bought from Maktek from Voodooalert.de, I still have his old card, here it is after I cleaned him up :)

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http://abload.de/img/v55500aftertreatmentacfkog.jpg

Headshot of this beauty <3

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http://abload.de/img/v55500aftertreatmentbytjt3.jpg

As you can see it's a Rev.A 2500, Week 25, Year 2000, this card is almost 16 years old rofl

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http://abload.de/img/v55500aftertreatmentc7ckjo.jpg

And still it looks good, no wear nothing, cleaning hardware makes it live the longest

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http://abload.de/img/v55500aftertreatmentd5mjze.jpg

And here the network card I use a Realtek:

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http://abload.de/img/realteknetworkcardaft5yk7j.jpg

That were all the parts separately here all the parts cleaned for the 3dfx PC, there was also a Leadtek A400 AGP 128MB 256Bit DDR Rev.A 0428 (Final Revision, Year 2004, Week 28.) as well which I also cleaned, so here the pics of that before I Continue with the rest of the build.
So here I also cleaned this GeForce 6800 AGP 128MB DDR for my VGA card collection, it just looks cool and it too needed a good cleanup :)

Here the Leadtek A400 before treatment, I seen worse but I did it so it looks nicer in my collection of clean VGA cards :)

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http://abload.de/img/leadteka400128mbbefor9bjdd.jpg

Here I cleaned the plastic shroud parts of the HSF with Hot water and Dreft:

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http://abload.de/img/cleaningplasticpartsourslj.jpg

And here a cleaned A400 AGP , like new again :)

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http://abload.de/img/leadteka400128mbafterxvj4y.jpg

Here a nice angled shot I took of this nice card :)

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http://abload.de/img/leadteka400128mbafter2ojw3.jpg

Here a closeup of it's NV40 GPU :) This GPU has 12 Pixel Shaders and 5 Vertex Shaders, it's not like the GT, Ultra or Ultra Extreme that have 16 Pixel Shaders and 6 Vertex Shaders, this one has a laser cut die

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http://abload.de/img/leadteka400128mbafterd2k8b.jpg

Here the A400 ready for reassembly

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http://abload.de/img/leadteka400128mbafter76jve.jpg

And a clean other side as well :)

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http://abload.de/img/leadteka400128mbafterkkkso.jpg

When mounting the heatsink to the GPU make sure those four holes align with the long sticking out screws on the PCB:

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http://abload.de/img/leadteka400128mbreassrlked.jpg

These spring screws hold the entire thing together

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http://abload.de/img/leadteka400128mbreass58kca.jpg

And here the cleaned result

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http://abload.de/img/leadteka400128mbreassx2k4n.jpg

This Leadtek A400 AGP 120MB DDR looks like new again!

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http://abload.de/img/leadteka400128mbreassjej66.jpg

Cleaned rear side. all that copper <333

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http://abload.de/img/leadteka400128mbreass8yj8j.jpg

And nice Leadtek logo shot

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http://abload.de/img/leadteka400128mbreass1hk81.jpg

Here a nice headshot I made of this beautiful GeForce 6800 AGP 128MB :)

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http://abload.de/img/leadteka400128mbreass6cj8p.jpg

And back to that AthlonXP 2700+ system :)

Here all the main parts in a cleaned up state, CPU, System Ram, Mobo, VGA, Sound & Network Card:

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http://abload.de/img/maincomponentscleanedycboh.jpg

Here at an angled show, all these parts look kind of like new to some point :D

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http://abload.de/img/maincomponentscleaneddgyj2.jpg

Here I did a test fit setup, of what it might be like:

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http://abload.de/img/maincomponentstestfitlvaxd.jpg

Doing this gives me a first impression of how it will look like, before reassembly of the entire system

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http://abload.de/img/maincomponentstestfitfca2o.jpg

I just used an old Dell laptop box, just make sure you have a cardboard underground thereby avoiding damage to the underside of the mainboard.

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http://abload.de/img/maincomponentstestfit4gyca.jpg

Here a final shot, it is kind of art to some sense as well :) <3

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http://abload.de/img/maincomponentstestfitc2af2.jpg

After all the parts I Started to work further on the Case, the NEC Floppy Drive & NEC DVD Rewriter the Seagate Baracuda V 120GB 7200.7 rpm ATA-133 HDD and the HIPRO 300 Watt PSU.

Here the cleaned case :)

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http://abload.de/img/caseaftertreatmentatbz3m.jpg

Here an other angle of this UBER cleaned case :)

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http://abload.de/img/caseaftertreatmentbg5ydi.jpg

Here the IO Drives cleaned up ready for system reassembly :)

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http://abload.de/img/cleanediodriveshbxyj.jpg

The AMD AthlonXP 2700+ is applied with Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound, I use this stuff for almost everything, never had an issue with it yet :topmodel: Yeee xD

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http://abload.de/img/noctuant-h1thermalcombjbbx.jpg

And here it is the entire system completed renovated like new again, Okay I did forget some dust on that CPU fan lel, whaps! xD :topmodel:

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http://abload.de/img/sveta-2002renovatedanv1b0k.jpg

Might be weathering lel, but yeah for the rest this system is lovely :love:

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http://abload.de/img/closeupofcpuramvgaqkl1t.jpg

Here an undershot I took when I crouched on the floor :) Made this cool shot :)

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http://abload.de/img/lowerangledshotiulyo.jpg

I remained crouched to make this closeup of the V5 :)

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http://abload.de/img/v5closeuprfy4j.jpg

And there ya have it, all neatly built in and clean looking :D Now it can last a few more years I am hoping :)

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http://abload.de/img/cablemanagementalsoneclyi9.jpg

And here the final shot I made before I went to install Win2K Pro + SP4 :)

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http://abload.de/img/sveta-2002readyforuseetyav.jpg

Anyways I hope you all enjoyed my little 3dfx comeback here , this was very good exercise as well

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Edited by - Obi-Wan Kenobi on 25/03/2016 16:18:06

Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 24/03/2016 :  15:29:12  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This system is getting a sweet little upgrade , a the motherboard goes :)

Behold the Legendary EpoX EP-8K3A+ Rev 1.2 8)

Top View + Retention Bracket

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http://abload.de/img/epoxep-8k3arev1.2topa8as2a.jpg

Top view only board:

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http://abload.de/img/epoxep-8k3arev1.2topb1ws4d.jpg

Rear view:

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http://abload.de/img/epoxep-8k3arev1.2rearb3scp.jpg

Northbridge Heatskink + New Capacitors closeup

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http://abload.de/img/epoxep-8k3arev1.2nort6xsxu.jpg

Debug Leds

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http://abload.de/img/epoxep-8k3arev1.2debuxjs4b.jpg

Headshot

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http://abload.de/img/epoxep-8k3arev1.2headtpstq.jpg

Major thanks for Daywhite_81 from VoodooAlert.de for helping me out for that mobo

The EPoX EP-8K3A+ is the best motherboard with the VIA Apollo KT333 Chipset that can be used with all six revisions of the 3dfx Voodoo5 6000 AGP 128MB Engineering Samples
which are the following cards:

3dfx Voodoo5 6000 AGP 128MB Rev.A0 0700 + Comdex 2x2 Dummy board

High res:
http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/48986-1/2x2_0700.jpg


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http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/30511-1/Rev_A0+0700+back.jpg

3dfx Voodoo5 6000 AGP 128MB Rev.A1 1500

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http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/15234-2/Rev_A1+1500_001.JPG


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http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/14489-2/3dfx+Voodoo+5+6000+AGP+RevA1+1500+Back.jpg

3dfx Voodoo5 6000 AGP 128MB Rev.A2 2600

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http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/33804-2/Toms+Rev_A2+2600+Top.jpg


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http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/33801-2/Toms+Rev_A2+2600+Back.jpg

3dfx Voodoo5 6000 AGP 128MB Rev.A3 3400

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http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/29487-2/a3_front1.jpg


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http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/29484-2/a3_back1.jpg

3dfx Voodoo5 6000 AGP 128MB Rev.A 3700

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http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/6717-2/DSC00854.jpg


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http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/6736-2/DSC00860.jpg

3dfx Voodoo5 6000 AGP 128MB Rev.A 3900

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http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/15598-3/Rev_A+3900.JPG


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http://www.3dfx.ch/gallery/d/28532-2/VooDoo5_6000_3900_back.jpg

Here I have built in the EPoX EP-8KTA3+ Rev 1.2 in the system

That went fine as you can see here:


Here the Motherboard neatly built in:

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http://abload.de/img/allcardsinplaceyekip.jpg

Here from a different perspective:

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http://abload.de/img/ep-8k3abuiltinvkkof.jpg

Here I Zoomed in a bit just showing the Mobo and all the cards neatly in place:

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http://abload.de/img/mobocardszoomedicj0e.jpg

Here I took a shot showing the V5's fans and the other cards from the other side:

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http://abload.de/img/v5closeupsnjuo.jpg

Here the front view of Sveta-2002:

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http://abload.de/img/sveta-2002frontbgji9.jpg

And the back panel:

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http://abload.de/img/rearviewofsveta-2002zbjdn.jpg

Until this happened xD

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http://abload.de/img/primaryide-fddoddissu9ouzg.jpg

All in all, Win2K Pro USA + SP4 & RU1 for SP4 is installed and all is running great

After this I fixed the Floppy it was connected correctly only the Onboard FDC was disabled, FDC short for Floppy Disk Controller.
As for that no 80 pin Flat Cable issue, the one I use now for my HDD seems to be 40 pins, so I need to get 80pins to replace that.
Secondly a new case & PSU will also be purchased to give this system a new home, a new look and better airflow is also welcome.
All that with Blue & Yellow 30cm CCFL' s from Sharkoon for the fancy finishing touch :topmodel:

This will be a new PC with a retro insides, the Case will be a Lian Li PC-7HWX
Stay tuned for lots more on this upgrade.

Now I am enjoying DXX-Rebirth 0.58.1 with a fix for Win2K Users my Voodoo5 5500 AGP does 130 -140 fps @ 1024 x 768 x32 maxed out settings :)

You can see the V5 5500 AGP in running D1X-Rebirth 0.58.1 under Win2K Pro + SP4 & Ru1 for SP4 here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4MKdwlO9Uo&feature=youtu.be

Feels like home again playing on this system :love: :D

Here that topic where I got the fix from :)
http://www.dxx-rebirth.com/frm/index.php/topic,2095.msg22073.html#msg22073

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Posted - 27/03/2016 :  00:21:30  Show Profile  Visit Glide's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Obi,

many thanks for this thread as well as for your beautiful 3dfx-based systems. And, at last but not least, please use a LCD monitor with VGA input for the Voodoo 6k! :)

Bye bye

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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 27/03/2016 :  10:13:38  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Glide

Hi Obi,

many thanks for this thread as well as for your beautiful 3dfx-based systems. And, at last but not least, please use a LCD monitor with VGA input for the Voodoo 6k! :)

Bye bye


Well I do seek an EIZO S2000 this is a 20.1" 4:3 S-PVA TFT that is 8ms :)
These do 1600 x 1200 x32 and that would be the ideal screen to use for a V6K.

Even though now I don't have a V6K yet, just a 5K5 AGP, but that is okay for now, I have no rush this this thing anyways.

If there are any upgrades or changes I will add posts of them :)

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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 01/04/2016 :  15:47:05  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey all

Well I replaced the CMOS batter, it's 3.20 volts now always better than 2.76 Volts ;)

High-res:
http://abload.de/img/3.2vq0smp.jpg

After running Unreal + Return to Na Pali + Final Release Patch 2.26 with 3dfx Glide API + FSAA x4, here some wonderful screenshots I made along the way

The Crashed Vortex Rikers Prison ship!

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http://abload.de/img/glide00007yuwb.png

Vortex Rikers NC114-85EKLS

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http://abload.de/img/glide0001eyukb.png

The lovely lake down there

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http://abload.de/img/glide0002iju4y.png

How these Tyderium Crystals were made was pretty awesome for it's day they even gave a certain Glow Flow effect, was really neat

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http://abload.de/img/glide0003xsure.png

Tyderium Crystals also give a very cool blue glow effect

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http://abload.de/img/glide0004skufl.png

Here I was able to screenshot that flowing effect, which caused a flow effect on the flow as it radiated it's glow:

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http://abload.de/img/glide0005ikuvt.png

One of my faved maps in the game Map 06 - Temple of Chizra:

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http://abload.de/img/glide0006wmuht.png

This room was also nice, lovely lighting effects as well:

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http://abload.de/img/glide00074fuza.png

Unreal has a very ambient yet atmospheric feel to it, not many games achieved this, which makes Unreal unique:

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http://abload.de/img/glide0008tbuo6.png

A Portal which takes you back to the place where you can go to Map 07 -Temple of Chizra Ceremonial:

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http://abload.de/img/glide00097cuxq.png

Level design was very nice as were details on certain surfaces like that door down there

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http://abload.de/img/glide0010oyu23.png

A Room with Lava, the orange mist was done to simulate the heat coming from the lava also how the lava glow lights up this room, as being the main light source, that too was a good idea

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http://abload.de/img/glide00114dueo.png

Here my final resting point a secret room a safe room in general:

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http://abload.de/img/glide00124nusb.png

All in all Unreal is still amazing even to this very day , this game is a good 18 years old now but still just by playing it again, it's still one of the best single player game ever made
I will gladly make more screenshots as I play this and I will keep you posted

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What??? only one cpu??????


Nice system By the way
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 05/10/2016 :  18:40:03  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ms-dos

What??? only one cpu??????


Nice system By the way


Yeah man , plenty of 1CPU builds that have a V5 5500 AGP or 6000 AGP in em, goes just fine :)

And most game of the 3dfx days had little to zero 2CPU support so for that part, this runs great and thanks for your kind post, been a while I seen you too ms-dos, how ya been man?

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