BF3PROWell I want something to play games like Quake 3 Arena and games from like 95-00... As I'm not the most familiar with 3DFX as others and really didn't start into the hobby until 2012 I just turned 20 last week I just like old games and would like a retro rig so what do you think would be good?
z999z3mystorysThe lifespan of my scroll wheel is now 20% shorter, but it was worth it, epic post. I bet they could make it into a 2 hour TV special almost :)
EVGA_JacobFI have a 5500 PCI, don't think its working unfortunately though. Many, many years ago I attempted to take off the heatsink/fan by putting in freezer safe bag, I believe it didn't survive. Still have it though.
James_LThis post was well worth the time to read. Thank you for putting in such detail and time.
kithylinI hope the mods will forgive me for replying to a thread that's about half a year old by now.. I know 'necro'ing' threads is sort of frowned on, but this one is just.. unique and sort of special. I too sat down last night and read almost this entire post in entirety and even watched the discussion video. Thank you for posting this, for years I had always wanted to know about the history of 3DFX and the later voodoo boards. Back when I was younger.. I don't remember the exact era, right about when the voodoo2 was sold new, Creative Labs had a local gaming event at my local mall here in Dallas, Texas. They had about 100 PC's set up in the center of the mall running QUAKE and it was all networked and most of them could join the game together and they all ran Voodoo's. Up until then I had only seen the graphics from like Playstation 1, and DOS Software/pixel modes and didn't even know any of that was possible. I went and spent all day (as long as they would let me) playing games there.. and then I went and got a summer job and saved up all my money just to buy a voodoo2 and a AMD K6-II/500 machine to play QUAKE on. And from there it's snowballed in to always having a job to support my addiction to have a powerful PC gaming computer. I later had a Voodoo3, back when they were sold new, but by then I went with nvidia near the end and never got to experience the Voodoo4, or the Voodoo5.. or even know anything about the later models and what came to be.. or why 3DFX failed. So thanks for sharing all of this. I did want to ask, you mentioned some of the Anti-Aliasing modes looking good on the later voodoo series. Do some of the older games really look unique when run on voodoo hardware, compared to like, later model faster ATI/NVIDIA AGP cards? (I mean like the X1900 XTX, and the Geforce 4 TI 4600 series cards, etc.) And I'm not sure if I read all of your posts right.. will the dual-chip Voodoo5 AGP cards actually run full-screen super-sampled AA modes at playable frame rates? Or is that something only the 4-chipped 6000 series cards could handle? If so, I may have to try and acquire a used voodoo5 AGP card and set up an older machine some day just to see what the games look like.
AthenaHad nothing but sweet love for mei voodoo cards over the years.I think I still have 2 original Voodoo cards sitting in storage. ^_^
nateman_dooStill... there can be only ONE waterblock ;)