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Teh_Yabby
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Australia
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Posted - 05/01/2006 :  11:39:34  Show Profile  Visit Teh_Yabby's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey,

Is there anyway to get HL2 working throught my Voodoo 2's, I just got 2 Magic Matched SLI Voodoo cards and i want to see if there is anyway to get HL2 working!

Yabby!

You gotta love 3dfx!

ps47
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Slovakia
1461 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2006 :  13:32:19  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
no.HL2 requires texture formats that are simply not supported on voodoo2.browse the screenshot section for HL2 on voodoo3 to see how would the game look like.

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables
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Teh_Yabby
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Australia
14 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2006 :  09:27:00  Show Profile  Visit Teh_Yabby's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Damn its a pitty.
Ahh well only so far you can go i spose.

You gotta love 3dfx!
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HamaZ
Novice

Bosnia and Herzegovina
19 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2006 :  10:59:15  Show Profile  Visit HamaZ's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You 3Dfx fanatics really make me laugh. Why don't you just try DooM 3 with Voodoo 1??

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Rolo01
Experienced

Germany


508 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2006 :  13:31:47  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Kid, why dont you just shut up and go playing elsewhere ?
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HamaZ
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
19 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2006 :  00:15:50  Show Profile  Visit HamaZ's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Do not be offended - the statement I made was nothing personal to anyone here, its goal was just to see what will the reaction be.

You will see such statements from me no more.

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Rolo01
Experienced

Germany


508 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2006 :  18:58:45  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was not offended, from time to time a new user shows up here and tries to start a flame war. Sorry if my reply was a little harsh, I was in a bad mood that day.
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HamaZ
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  23:54:03  Show Profile  Visit HamaZ's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That was not my purposely intention. I was a bit in a bad mood to.
In fact, I was browsing some older topics on the forum, so I read some pretty ludicrous attempts to use old 3Dfx hardware with very stuff (I especially noticed the "DooM 3 project" - I really hope that nobody actually plays that).

And finally I bumped onto this HL2 story so I wrote my reply under such an impression. I apologize if anyone feels hurted. I am a "3Dfx lover" too, but I am realistic.

The most common misbelief among "population" is that, if the graphic card has enough video RAM to run a particular game, that it wil ACTUALLY run it. That is dead wrong!! I'll just give a few examples:

1) Kyro II has 64MB of RAM, and so does Geforce 4 Ti 4200, but just think about even trying to start DooM 3 on Kyro 2...
2) Once I saw some S3 card with passive cooling and blazing 128MB of RAM. The card was very ****ty, performing like TNT2, maybe even worse.
4) Anyone remembers the ATi Rage IIc with it's incredible 8MB of RAM? That "3D" card had 8MB of RAM when virtually no other 3D card had more than 4MB, but it fared worse than S3 Virge. I know that, I am one of the suckers who bought it back then.

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Rolo01
Experienced

Germany


508 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2006 :  09:40:52  Show Profile  Visit Rolo01's Homepage  Reply with Quote
But with the downsized textures it seems that a V2-SLI CAN handle Doom3 ( even if its ugly ). I find it fascinating that an ancient video card like V2 is able to play a highend game like Doom3.
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HamaZ
Novice

Bosnia and Herzegovina
19 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2006 :  10:51:00  Show Profile  Visit HamaZ's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am also surprised by the success, but in the other hand, the game could also run with a software renderer, so you could run it even with S3 Trio 64v+ if it has enough RAM for the resolution and color depth.

And I suppose that the software version wouldn't be any uglier than this Voodoo2 version. So, my principle is, stick with Vodoo2 sutiable games and enjoy them. All of them really look great on that card, especially UT.
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