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chevy2
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Canada
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Posted - 12/01/2003 :  20:59:15  Show Profile  Visit chevy2's Homepage  Reply with Quote
how do i deside wich is the best driver to use ? the games i play ,the processor i use ,are they all good,does it matter? what directx should i use & does it matter with these old games anyway? i have a 233mhz pent1,voodoo 3,32meg ram,diamond monster m300 sound,i like a variaty of games,sin ,half life, age of empires,heretic.

chevy2

Edited by - chevy2 on 12/01/2003 21:05:45

Nightbird
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Posted - 12/01/2003 :  23:17:52  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
well, your games are "old" (but good :))
i would say the last 3Dfx reference drivers 1.07.00 22 Nov 2000 or the 1.06.00 27 oct 2000 + Wicked GL + DirX7.0 + the Glide 2/3 updated with the last Koolsmosky 's Stand-Alone Driver Core Components

of course your cpu is not very powerful, a V3 is probably very powerful for your pc ;)




Edited by - Nightbird on 22/01/2003 02:32:16
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Fantasma
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Spain
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Posted - 12/01/2003 :  23:19:18  Show Profile  Visit Fantasma's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am using amigamerlin 2.9 because I think they are the best drivers available right now

AMD 1800+ xp voodoo3 2000 16Mb 320Mb SDRAM Win 98SE
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Nightbird
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Posted - 12/01/2003 :  23:23:31  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
i'm right but this pc is really small and the games old, the risk with the last drivers is that the old games don't run ; sometimes an "old" driver is a good choice specially with DirX7
but of course the amigamerlin's are an other good choice with nice picture quality

Edited by - Nightbird on 12/01/2003 23:25:18
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chevy2
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Canada
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Posted - 16/01/2003 :  06:37:25  Show Profile  Visit chevy2's Homepage  Reply with Quote
thank guys .i'm very limitted to what games i can play on this slow pc.Fantasma why are you useing this old pci video card on your newer faster pc. ?

chevy2

Edited by - chevy2 on 16/01/2003 06:56:15
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Fantasma
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Spain
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Posted - 16/01/2003 :  18:58:25  Show Profile  Visit Fantasma's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Because I havenīt more money to buy other card, my old system was a pentium II 350Mhz, but the next month I am going to buy a Geforce 4 Ti

AMD 1800+ xp voodoo3 2000 16Mb 320Mb SDRAM Win 98SE
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chevy2
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Canada
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Posted - 17/01/2003 :  08:25:25  Show Profile  Visit chevy2's Homepage  Reply with Quote
that sounds like a great card .hope you enjoy it. i wish i could aford a new computer.do you think the new mobo"S with on board video are fast enough for most of todays games ? and can you disable on board video & sound & install stand alone cards later ?

chevy2
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Nightbird
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Posted - 17/01/2003 :  19:48:31  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Frankly, i don't like the mobo's "all integrated", specially when this is onboard video, probably more limited than a real gfx card (the last cards support 64, 128 mo of video memory..)
Remember the intel i810, a chipset with very poor 3D capabilities

This is the same thing with an integrated audio : the mobo's "first price" can have an AC97 audio sometimes sufficiant but the mobo's "high tech" can have now 6 channel audio... (and you need good sound system of course)

But you can always disable via a jumper on the mobo or via the bios (or sometimes the video can be disabled automatically) before installing a "real" gfx card (on a slot AGP if you have this slot present or a slot PCI but in this last case, finding a PCI gfx card will be more difficult ) or an other sound card (easy)





Edited by - Nightbird on 18/01/2003 08:20:30
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chevy2
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Canada
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Posted - 22/01/2003 :  00:10:58  Show Profile  Visit chevy2's Homepage  Reply with Quote
thanks nightbird. iwas wondering if these onboard video boards would run new games.i thought it would enable me to get a new system sooner if i didnt have to buy a new vid & sound card right away.would the on b video be better than my v3 2000 pci card?

chevy2
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Nightbird
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Posted - 22/01/2003 :  02:30:45  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
you 're thinking about which onboard video motherboard ?


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chevy2
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Canada
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Posted - 23/01/2003 :  01:02:02  Show Profile  Visit chevy2's Homepage  Reply with Quote
probably a board that will run an amd chip,no specific board.

chevy2
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Seannzee
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Posted - 01/04/2003 :  01:55:04  Show Profile  Visit Seannzee's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi all just wondered if anyone knows where i can get opengl v1.2 + as i cant find it anywhere for the voodoo 3 2000.

Please mail me with any replies: Seannzee@msn.com

Thanx 4 your time!
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beta
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Posted - 07/04/2003 :  23:59:09  Show Profile  Visit beta's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi I'm new to this board.

I have one... well several questions which have been puzzling me for a while...

Do Amigamerlin 2.9 contain only VSA-100 board driver files, I have checked the archive and the readme file and it seems that way, as people are running voodoo 3's with these drivers, are they then in fact running a Voodoo 3 with VSA-100 drivers? I have heard many people say that this improves the performance of a V3? Some users have claimed there are in fact Voodoo 3 drivers (*.dll's *.drv's *.vxd's etc) in the Amigamerlin 2.9 driver package, which is contrary to the documentation supplied and the Archive itself.

Thanks in advance

beta
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Fantasma
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Spain
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Posted - 08/04/2003 :  22:34:33  Show Profile  Visit Fantasma's Homepage  Reply with Quote
in the voodoo.inf there are some lines added for old voodoo 3īs so itīs compatible and a good driver, itīs like some drivers (like amigamerlin) that are voodoo 3/4/5 compatible.

AMD 1800+ xp voodoo3 2000 16Mb 320Mb SDRAM Win 98SE
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