Amigamerlin 3.1 R2 for Voodoo5 cards

Started by Glide, 12 December 2004, 10:11:30

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Glide


Nightbird

i quote here the news :D

Quote12.12.2004 - Amigamerlin 3.1 R2 for 3dfx Voodoo5 cards: testing in progress

A new Amigamerlin driver release, v. 3.1 R2, is now under beta testing. This kit introduces some interesting new features against previous Amigamerlin and SFFT Windows 2000/XP solutions for 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI/AGP and 3dfx Voodoo5 6000 AGP.

In fact it uses Mesa 6.3.0.1 library as OpenGL ICD so making possibile to execute "on the fly" OpenGL games; besides it enbles scan line height on Voodoo5 6000 adapters.

Amigamerlin 3.1 R2 will be the first driver without 3dfx legacy libraries: all will be newer and coded by 3dfxzone.it developers
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nightbird
[Amigamerlin 3.1 R2 will be the first driver without 3dfx legacy libraries: all will be newer and coded by 3dfxzone.it developers

Man, time is a factor here.
Now that I have been saving the whole year for an Athlon64/Geforce6800 rig this x-mas, there's gonna be a huge improment for my current k6-2 450 3dfx v3k2 rig...
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Nightbird

Quotethere's gonna be a huge improment for my current k6-2 450 3dfx v3k2 rig...
If the driver is coded also for the Voodoo 3...
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esters

but what about my voodoo 4/4500 AGP 32mb SDRAM ha? any good changes in R2?
 

r21vo

@Esters:
I guess R2 will use the latest SFFT D3D core and that's already good news for your v4 (mine too ;)) not even mentioning other changes ;)

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esters

r21vo ar letinsh =D a kadu tu karti atgad bliez uz PC voodoo vai kadu citu?
 

r21vo

esters, esu gan letinjsh ;) taa kaa man ir vairaakas kastes tad briezhu uz daudzaam karteem ;) uz galvenaa maajas kompa bliezhu gf4ti4200-8x 128mb a uz galvenaa kompa kojaas griezhu voodoo4 4500 agp 32mb. veel manaa iipashumaa ira voodoo3 3000 agp un velocity 100 8mb paarflashots uz voodoo3 1000 agp. (Latvian ;)

i guess driver should be available soon (if it'll pass testing) ?

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ciço

Humm, these drivers ar looking good, much better tan R1.
Athlon XP 2000+
Asus A7V8X
512 DDR 266 Markvision Value
3DFX Voodoo 4 4500 32mb SDR
SoundBlaster AWE 128

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Well yes they are, can't wait for the rtelease :) My Voodoo5 is waiting for something new :)

Will there also be a newer AmigaMerlin driver for Win 98SE users? because consisting that AM2.9 is quite old...
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Dautonico

Is there going to be a version of this driver for V3 ????? If not can i try to compile te driver from this future distribution to the V3 format?
BraSil...

Woofer

Cool, wonder if these drivers will make it possible to run WoW on a XP rig.

Ciao n Happy Holidays you people owns!
 

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ciço

Athlon XP 2000+
Asus A7V8X
512 DDR 266 Markvision Value
3DFX Voodoo 4 4500 32mb SDR
SoundBlaster AWE 128

darkfalz

Problem with these newer drivers is the CPU requirement. Offical 3dfx drivers were super streamlined and optimised for then generation CPUs like the Pentium III.

Newer MesaFX drivers and such are more compatible but their basic T&L code and so on is very slow so you need a really fast CPU to get the most out of your Voodoo5. And I keep my Voodoo5 in that same 933 MHz system.
OS Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 CPU Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz with HT (Northwood)
Motherboard ASUS P4P800 Deluxe RAM 1 GB Kingston DDR400 3-3-3-8 Dual Channel
Video NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP 256 MB Audio SoundMAX Digital Audio

OS Microsoft Windows ME CPU Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz (Coppermine)
Motherboard ASUS P3V4X RAM 256 MB Kingston PC133 2-2-2-6
Video 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 AGP 64 MB Audio Creative Sound Blaster Live!