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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 15/02/2004 :  02:09:34  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was thinking and wondering, about 3dfx when they were trying to make a comeback with thier Rampage card but they just didnt make it.

I found A song for that sad moment that would fit in nicely:

Spend all your time waiting
for that second chance [With 3dfx's Rampage]
for a break that would make it okay
there's always some reason
to feel not good enough
and it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
oh beautiful release
memory seeps from my veins
let me be empty
oh and weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight

In the arms of the angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here

So tired of the straight line
and everywhere you turn
there's vultures and thieves at your back [nVidia I mean about this line]
and the storm keeps on twisting
you keep on building the lie
that you make up for all that you lack
it don't make no difference
escaping one last time
it's easier to believe in this sweet madness oh
this glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

In the arms of an angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here

3dfx was for me a very important company, and sometimes I cry that they don't exsist anymore

Man I miss them just too much

The only way to remember them well is come to this forum and also collect thier card designs

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Edited by - Obi-Wan Kenobi on 15/02/2004 03:56:15

Nightbird
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Posted - 15/02/2004 :  02:32:09  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
The only way to remember them well is come to this forum and also collect thier card designs

and their software

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amp_man
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Posted - 15/02/2004 :  03:17:52  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
hmm, perhaps you might have mentioned that the song is Angel by Sarah Mclachlan (I think I spelled that right)
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 15/02/2004 :  03:49:31  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by amp_man

hmm, perhaps you might have mentioned that the song is Angel by Sarah Mclachlan (I think I spelled that right)


Yeah You sure did my friend and to Nightbird, the software indeed also

P.S. Anyway I was a litte depressed today that is why I posted this topic. It is still sad to see that there are no more new 3dfx cards

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Edited by - Obi-Wan Kenobi on 15/02/2004 04:01:00
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amp_man
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Posted - 15/02/2004 :  07:38:01  Show Profile  Visit amp_man's Homepage  Reply with Quote
jesus, don't cry, they were just computer parts...computer parts that revolutionized the industry, but computer parts none the less.
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Posted - 15/02/2004 :  09:04:24  Show Profile  Visit Obi-Wan Kenobi's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by amp_man

jesus, don't cry, they were just computer parts...computer parts that revolutionized the industry, but computer parts none the less.



Well I I wasn't crying dude ! LOL I only see it is a shame most likely. Anyways It would be nice for us all if they made a comeback.

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Edited by - Obi-Wan Kenobi on 15/02/2004 09:06:49
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Shogakusha
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Posted - 15/02/2004 :  11:02:50  Show Profile  Visit Shogakusha's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The thing is that in a way it's good that 3dfx is gone. I mean it's bad for support for the cards out there, but it's good for everyone's memory of the company. The reason I say this is that the graphic card industry moves in cycles, and that by now, 3dfx if was still around might be a much more typical graphic card company, rather than the innovators they were in the beginning. I mean, Voodoo Graphics wouldn't be magic words if there was a voodoo 7 Nitro Edition out now and everyone was talking about how much faster their Radeon's were, or how the things were just barely better than one of those unbelievably aweful nvidia cards ;), or how dissapointed their monkey's uncle's sister's cousin was with her 3dmark2003 score for all the money he spent. I'm not saying that's the way it would have been. Just that it could have turned out that way, since safety often becomes more important to a company than risky venture as it ages. 3dfx is going to be a legend that's remembered for a long time this way, and isn't that better than being just another video card company in an oily barrel full of them?

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perer
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Posted - 15/02/2004 :  15:09:04  Show Profile  Visit perer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes that would be an amzing thing to give the designs of the voodoo's how the cards are made and the chips.
But do I have to go to Nvidia for the designs or are the designs already on the net????
I would be great to have the designs, you could make voodoo's with them. Or if you are filthy rich wich I am not, you could make a anniversary voodoo based on a voodoo 1,2 or 5 ( voodoo3 is not good
to make a SLI card ) Then you would have a 0.13 micron (or 0.9) Voodoo 5 running at 500 mhz dual . And a voodoo1 running at maybe 4ghz (because there are so little transistors).

But I think it will never happen. It is a pitty
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3dfxFanatic
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Posted - 16/02/2004 :  22:19:18  Show Profile  Visit 3dfxFanatic's Homepage  Send 3dfxFanatic an AOL message  Send 3dfxFanatic an ICQ Message  Click to see 3dfxFanatic's MSN Messenger address  Send 3dfxFanatic a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by amp_man

jesus, don't cry, they were just computer parts...computer parts that revolutionized the industry, but computer parts none the less.


but still, the love and dedication 3dfx gave to us fans and gamers, and the best gaming expirience we had from these 'parts' will never return...
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