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trigger
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Australia


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Posted - 04/08/2006 :  16:07:04  Show Profile  Visit trigger's Homepage  Click to see trigger's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I decided to modify my VoodooMAC BIOS enabling DVI out for PC.

There are two different versions here.

Here's how they look.

With the 3dfx logo.
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12.21KB

Without the 3dfx logo.
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41.47 KB

Fully tested of course.

You can grab them here if you like. (Flash tools included)
Download Attachment: V5DVIbios.zip
301.68 KB

Thanks go out to to tdfx for his great bios editor v1.6.

Voodoo5 5500 AGP
Voodoo5 5500 PCI DVI x3 (exorcised MAC cards)
Voodoo4 4500 PCI
Voodoo2 1000 PCI x4 (two boxed and factory sealed)
Voodoo1
miroHISCORE 3D
Canopus PURE3D

Edited by - trigger on 05/08/2006 08:40:56

m14radu
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Romania
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Posted - 05/08/2006 :  08:57:11  Show Profile  Visit m14radu's Homepage  Send m14radu a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Nice work !
Is there also a modifyed BIOS for Voodoo5 without DVI out ?
( because i have a regular v5 without DVI )
I like very much the new look with the 3dfx logo.
thanx.
Radu.

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trigger
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Australia


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Posted - 06/08/2006 :  03:30:11  Show Profile  Visit trigger's Homepage  Click to see trigger's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
No problem Radu!

Just send me your BIOS. You can grab that file above for the DUMPBIOS.EXE if you don't have it already.

Or just let me know what version you would like and if it's AGP or PCI.

I can change the color of the 3dfx logo if you like.
I'm working from the offical logo in Photoshop (3dfx.eps).

For those with Photoshop.
Download Attachment: 3dfx.zip
20.68 KB

I can also make it display the last two lines.
I Just thought it looked better without them.

To give you an idea of how it looks. Ignore the last line, that's easily fixed.

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14.96 KB

Voodoo5 5500 AGP
Voodoo5 5500 PCI DVI x3 (exorcised MAC cards)
Voodoo4 4500 PCI
Voodoo2 1000 PCI x4 (two boxed and factory sealed)
Voodoo1
miroHISCORE 3D
Canopus PURE3D
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 06/08/2006 :  17:57:59  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
looks better with the last 2 lines imho :) nice work Trigger ;)

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trigger
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Posted - 07/08/2006 :  07:14:51  Show Profile  Visit trigger's Homepage  Click to see trigger's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Yeah.... looking at it now I think your right Obi-Wan. A little extra information too!


Just as a side note: I used a red 3dfx logo and it came out blue.
But I think I may have it under control.

Here's your choice of colors (4-bit color = 16 colors)
Welcome to the world of EGA.

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32.35KB

Sorry... no orange!


Voodoo5 5500 AGP
Voodoo5 5500 PCI DVI x3 (exorcised MAC cards)
Voodoo4 4500 PCI
Voodoo2 1000 PCI x4 (two boxed and factory sealed)
Voodoo1
miroHISCORE 3D
Canopus PURE3D

Edited by - trigger on 08/08/2006 14:20:04
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trigger
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Australia


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Posted - 08/08/2006 :  13:34:05  Show Profile  Visit trigger's Homepage  Click to see trigger's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Final product I guess!

I managed to figure out the colors.
Turns out Red actually looks more like Orange.

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109.34KB

Download Attachment: v5dvi_wo.zip
66.1KB

Awesome!

Voodoo5 5500 AGP
Voodoo5 5500 PCI DVI x3 (exorcised MAC cards)
Voodoo4 4500 PCI
Voodoo2 1000 PCI x4 (two boxed and factory sealed)
Voodoo1
miroHISCORE 3D
Canopus PURE3D

Edited by - trigger on 10/08/2006 11:10:41
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amp_man
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Posted - 05/09/2006 :  04:08:25  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Probably a stupid question, but with this BIOS, the normal VGA port is still the primary display, correct? I've finally found a use for my Voodoo 5 MAC (which I bought ages ago to put in a real mac that has since been moved back to parts.

PS: I like the blue logo better :-D

Edited by - amp_man on 05/09/2006 04:09:08
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 06/09/2006 :  20:37:04  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
very nice Trigger looks nice with the Blue and Orange logo's only my MAC 5500 is a secondary card so flash'n my cards will be useless since my X1900 XTX is my main VGA.

But the idea is very creative

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Hiero
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Germany


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Posted - 06/09/2006 :  22:35:40  Show Profile  Visit Hiero's Homepage  Reply with Quote
nice work ! couldn't you actually make a real big 3dfx logo as bootscreen ? And somwhere small in the corner the bios version etc. ?

< We`ll change the face of 3D graphics... again > 3dfx
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 07/09/2006 :  11:21:03  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
hey that's a good idea hmm sounds tastey Hiero ! , why not for all 3dfx cards like our Voodoo 5 6000's, 5000 AGP's, 5000 PCI's, 5500 AGP's, 5500 PCI's and all Voodoo Banshee, Voodoo3 and Voodoo4 cards?

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Edited by - Obi-Wan Kenobi on 07/09/2006 11:21:47
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trigger
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Australia


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Posted - 09/09/2006 :  13:56:52  Show Profile  Visit trigger's Homepage  Click to see trigger's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
"There is no such thing as a stupid question!" -- Some GURU

quote:
Probably a stupid question, but with this BIOS, the normal VGA port is still the primary display, correct? I've finally found a use for my Voodoo 5 MAC (which I bought ages ago to put in a real mac that has since been moved back to parts.


Are you kidding amp_man?! You've got an old voodooMAC just lying around doing nothing?
Still unexorcised?!

OK ok ok ok ....These are completely normal BIOS's for just your card!
Normal being for use in a PC with the bonus of DVI enabled if you so choose.

PLEASE NOTE: I don't know If you can flash your VoodooMAC back to Macintosh format.

Depending upon what port you are using VGA or DVI, that will be your primary display. One or the other only. If your using the card as a secondary adapter those screenshots above is what you'll see on the output screen, until you tell your OS to extend your desktop space or something.

Most of what I've done here is Aesthetics! I just wanted my BIOS to Report exactly what it did. I've actually gone for the dark green 3dfx logo for my US V5MAC and Yellow for my Euro V5MAC. Some sort of color coding i guess.

US version
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Euro version
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25.18KB

As far as the size of the logo, you'd have to talk to tdfx about that.
His great BIOS editor only accepts 64x48 images at the moment.
I did see quite a bit of room in the BIOS dump, but how much can you fit in to 64.0 KB (65,536 bytes)!?

Voodoo5 5500 AGP
Voodoo5 5500 PCI DVI x3 (exorcised MAC cards)
Voodoo4 4500 PCI
Voodoo2 1000 PCI x4 (two boxed and factory sealed)
Voodoo1
miroHISCORE 3D
Canopus PURE3D

Edited by - trigger on 09/09/2006 14:11:31
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ps47
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Slovakia
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Posted - 09/09/2006 :  15:57:30  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
heyheyhey! good to see that amp still peeks in here from time to time .as for the voodoo5mac,its just like trigger said,the latest PC BIOS will allow you to use the card in your pc without problems.I have flashed mine like half a year ago and it works great,no problems so far..I havent tried the dvi though.

see you around

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amp_man
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Posted - 14/09/2006 :  21:08:47  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by trigger
Are you kidding amp_man?! You've got an old voodooMAC just lying around doing nothing?
Still unexorcised?!


Yep Or at least I did have until about a week ago. It's now up and running, running ZenWalk linux. Still trying to get 3D acceleration working, but that's not a huge deal, it's in a file server.

quote:
PLEASE NOTE: I don't know If you can flash your VoodooMAC back to Macintosh format.


I dumped the original BIOS before flashing it, so in theory, I should be able to just flash it back. In reality, I highly doubt I'll ever need to, due to the complete lack of OS 10.3 support (which is what I was running on the mac, when it had a hard drive and ram, those are now in the server ).

@ps47: nice to see you're still kicking around too!
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Caravel
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Posted - 18/09/2006 :  10:31:34  Show Profile  Visit Caravel's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I fiddled about with the 3dfx BIOS editor back in 2004 or thereabouts while I was looking into the Voodoo5 overclocking issue (where only one processor's clock is adjustable). It's not that hard to take the bit of code that enables DVI on the MAC version and copy and paste it into vacant part of the BIOS image file in PC version BIOS image. The string in the BIOS file simply signifies if it's present or not. I think quite a few people have done this in the past, the problem is that there is (well there was) a general reluctance within the "3dfx community" to make such things available generally, at least unpackaged anyway.

Hi to all,

In particular:

ps47 how's it going?

amp_man it's been a long time!

Later.

Caravel
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Rainbow
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Russia
15 Posts

Posted - 20/09/2006 :  13:15:38  Show Profile  Visit Rainbow's Homepage  Reply with Quote
my lastest version:
Special Voodoo 4/5 bioses: http://people.overclockers.ru/rbws/record3
3dfx flash 2.17 mod: http://people.overclockers.ru/rbws/record4
tdfx bios editor v1.62: http://www.overclockers.ru/download?181:tdfx_bios_editor_1.62.rar

Voodoo5 5500 AGP with Special VGA BIOS Setup
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trigger
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Australia


83 Posts

Posted - 23/09/2006 :  07:32:36  Show Profile  Visit trigger's Homepage  Click to see trigger's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Hey Rainbow!

Could you give us a rundown of what is modified with the 3dfx flash 2.17 mod in English? Do we need this flash tool specifically for your BIOS's?

Special Voodoo 4/5 bioses look self explanatory with the screenshots.
I like the VGA Bios Setup v1.1, choice!
I'll be giving that a spin!

I'm also getting a 403 Forbidden error on your link to the tdfx bios editor v1.62.

Someone was asking about the size of the logo image as well. Can we get images larger than 64x48?

Cheers!

Voodoo5 5500 AGP
Voodoo5 5500 PCI DVI x3 (exorcised MAC cards)
Voodoo4 4500 PCI
Voodoo2 1000 PCI x4 (two boxed and factory sealed)
Voodoo1
miroHISCORE 3D
Canopus PURE3D
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