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Rainbow
Novice

Russia
15 Posts

Posted - 24/09/2006 :  03:50:52  Show Profile  Visit Rainbow's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi!

oops...
tdfx bios editor v1.62: http://download.overclockers.ru/video_bios/3dfx_bioses/tdfx_bios_editor_1.62.rar

sorry, on my bad english.... :(

3dfx flash 2.17 mod:
1. Based on "3dfx flash 2.17" source code.
2. Before flashing, displays all 3dfx cards on system and their PCI location.
3. Displays vendor and mark flash chip (bios chip).
4. Saves original bios (from card), without flashing.
5. Fixes small bug, if system has several PCI buses.

My bioses flashed with any 3dfx flashers. I'm tested v2.11, v2,14 and 2.17.

Voodoo5 5500 AGP with Special VGA BIOS Setup
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Rainbow
Novice

Russia
15 Posts

Posted - 24/09/2006 :  04:23:12  Show Profile  Visit Rainbow's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Someone was asking about the size of the logo image as well. Can we get images larger than 64x48?


where? in bios editor or special bioses?

in bios editor - possible. BMP must have 16 colors, uncompressed and width must divide on 8 without remainder (i.e. 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88, 96, ...), height can be any. The maximum size is defined from free space in bios image.

in special bioses - only when compiling bios from source code. restrictions as in editor.

Voodoo5 5500 AGP with Special VGA BIOS Setup
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ps47
Skilled

Slovakia
1463 Posts

Posted - 15/03/2012 :  18:04:37  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rainbow

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


guys, did anyone grab those BIOSes? they are not available anymore..

The 3Dfx Helppage and Game Guide / Voodoo3/4/5 enviromental variables
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goriath
Average

Italy


125 Posts

Posted - 15/03/2012 :  19:14:24  Show Profile  Visit goriath's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I should have backed up them somewhere.

Let me check.

In the meanwhile you can retrieve tdfx editor and 3dfx flash (latest release) here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?ueh75itrbfvs6i6

http://www.mediafire.com/?yzajfio5ohs89ox


EDIT: OK, forget the links, they have expired.

I asked Glide to upload these files at 3dfxzone but looks like He forgot to do it.

I hope to come back with good news

Edited by - goriath on 15/03/2012 19:21:02
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goriath
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Italy


125 Posts

Posted - 19/03/2012 :  18:58:37  Show Profile  Visit goriath's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here you go:

http://205.196.122.209/1cxaisv628wg/fakafofsyb1ezyu/rainbow+stuff.zip

Archive contains:

spbiosb03.rar
spbiosb04.rar
flash217.rar
tdfx_bioseditor_1.62.7z

Thanks to Rainbow who sent me the spbiosb04 release

EDIT:

spbiosb03 archive contains bioses primarily for AGP and PCI Voodoo4/5 cards (+ early bios for VoodooMAC 5500)

spbiosb04 archive contains the 03 release for the AGP/PCI cards + latest bioses for the Mac cards. So this one is the definitive release. The main difference between 04 and the previous build is the possibility to use both the VGA and DVI port at the same time (dual display port)!

Edited by - goriath on 21/03/2012 03:20:25
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goriath
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Italy


125 Posts

Posted - 20/03/2012 :  19:37:31  Show Profile  Visit goriath's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I would strongly suggest the admin to put these files online and store them at 3dfxzone.it once for all before they vanish again, with all the needed credits that Rainbow deserves.

I talked with the author and he agreed.

Edited by - goriath on 21/03/2012 03:23:42
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Glide
Web Admin

Napoli


26595 Posts

Posted - 22/03/2012 :  02:00:26  Show Profile  Visit Glide's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The archive, named "Rainbow VSA-100 BIOS KIT", is on line here: http://www.3dfxzone.it/dir/3dfx/voodoo5/bios/tools/

Many thanks to Rainbow for the good work and the contribution, and to goriath :).

Bye bye

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goriath
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Italy


125 Posts

Posted - 22/03/2012 :  02:10:17  Show Profile  Visit goriath's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Awesome!!

Thanks
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ps47
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Slovakia
1463 Posts

Posted - 30/03/2012 :  21:35:49  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
thanks guys

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Glide
Web Admin

Napoli


26595 Posts

Posted - 26/05/2012 :  13:13:44  Show Profile  Visit Glide's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Kind Mod,

thank you also to you for the continous support and tips!

Bye bye

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m14radu
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Romania
447 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2012 :  07:27:16  Show Profile  Visit m14radu's Homepage  Send m14radu a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
@goriath: did you try to use both the VGA and DVI port at the same time (dual display port) ?
The release 04 should do this

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goriath
Average

Italy


125 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2012 :  16:02:04  Show Profile  Visit goriath's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by m14radu

@goriath: did you try to use both the VGA and DVI port at the same time (dual display port) ?
The release 04 should do this



Nope, I didn't. My VoodooMAC 5500 is not working anymore so I can't at the moment.

Did you try these bioses? On my Voodoo5 5500 AGP I get a strange behaviour at the VGA Bios Setup; timings and clock rate are hidden until you try to move selector through the arrow keys, so they suddenly come out but they aren't setted at default values, they all start from 0 instead. You have to recall the correct values for the SDRAM and set them again, otherwise if you don't the screen will get corrupted.

BTW, I found that if you increase the clock rate inside the bios, only one VSA100 will be overclocked.

I already informed Rainbow about that (and other). I don't know if he's still working on these bioses. I'm waiting for his answer anyway.
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m14radu
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Romania
447 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2012 :  16:29:38  Show Profile  Visit m14radu's Homepage  Send m14radu a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
no, i did not test the new release.

If the new release overclock only one bios, then maybe also the memory timmings changes are not fully working.
Personaly i like the possibility to overclock the card directly fro bios :)

Let's hope that rainbow will continue the good work !


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rottentreats
Novice

USA
16 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2013 :  07:52:38  Show Profile  Visit rottentreats's Homepage  Send rottentreats an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Glad to see this thread existed :)

Needed some V4 4500 PCI MAC bios for PC so I could use the DVI output. Works like a dream. Big thanks!


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