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 Drivers for Voodoo 3 and Video Overlay
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Posted - 13/02/2007 :  20:06:20  Show Profile  Visit drPeps's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi all! My system info: OS: WinXP (no Service Packs), VideoCard: Voodoo 3 3000. I have installed AmigaSport v.3.0 and have been very surprised that setting for video overlay feature is unavailable :(. I mean this setting: 3dfx Tools Hub > "3dfx Color" Tab / "Selection" Group / "Video Overlay" Radio Button this setting is "grayed out". I have searched through this forum for solving my trouble and found one interesting solution: replace file "3dfxvs.dll" from current driver kit (i.e. AmigaSport v.3.0) with file "3dfxvs.dll" originated from another driver kit AmigaMerlin 3.0. But this solution has significant drawback resulting in losing D3D capabilities (because the new Amigamerlin's D3D section have lost the compatibility with Voodoo_3 card).

Please! Could anybody explain to me whether there is some driver for Vodoo3 3000 that supports both video overlay and D3D features?

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Posted - 14/02/2007 :  12:33:04  Show Profile  Visit Glide's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi drPeps,

welcome here.

Please replace file "3dfxvs.dll" using that is part of SFFT Driver Alpha 39.
This is here: http://www.3dfxzone.it/dir/news/3dfx/sfft_alpha39_voodoo3_4_5/

Then, let me know.

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Posted - 15/02/2007 :  23:50:16  Show Profile  Visit drPeps's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Glide! Thanks a lot for your help! I have followed your advice to use file 3dfxvs.dll from SFFT Driver Alpha 39 and video overlay became available! :). But I do not clearly understand what about D3D features in this case. As I mentioned before, I have learned from this forum that using file 3dfxvs.dll from AmigaMerlin 3.0 also make overlay available, but at the cost of D3D features. I would pay your attention to the fact that I have not tried to use 3dfxvs.dll from AmigaMerlin 3.0, so I can not understand what means such "D3D disappearance" at all... At this moment I can change settings here: 3dfx Tools Hub > 3dfx Advanced Features > (here is some sort of tree structure) 3dfxTools Advanced Features / Direct3D / ... and so on does this means that my D3D works properly? How can I clarify this?
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Posted - 16/02/2007 :  15:51:58  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
the best thing would be to completely uninstall your current 3dfx drivers (uninstall 3dfx tools in "add or remove programs"),clean your registry of all 3dfx related stuff (google for drivercleaner),and do a full manual install of the SFFT driver,as described here: http://www.falconfly-central.de/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=drivers;action=display;num=1166626980;start=0#4 (5th post,if the page wont auto-scroll properly).

mixing driver files is not really recommended,unless you really know what you are doing..

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