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3 years ago#1
I ran GLQuake, Unreal Tournament, Half-Life 1 and Quake 3 under Glide3d on my Voodoo 2 card back in the day. Good ol' times and not having to run graphics in lowly software rendering mode...
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3 years ago#2
Voodoo sounds familiar. I remember there was a 3D Rocket Power snowboarding flash game that required it back in 2001.
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3 years ago#3
The Voodoo cards where very good. :)

I had a pair of Voodoo 2 cards in SLI. Quake 2 had FANTASTIC graphics with them. :p

I also remember that I used to play Lands of Lore 2 in software mode, and when I first got my Voodoo cards, and was able to use Glide, I was AMAZED at how GREAT that game looked with hardware acceleration. I actually decided to restart the game, so I could see every area with great graphics. :3
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3 years ago#4
Didn't have one but wished I did.

These days, we have wrappers like nGlide that let us play those great old games.
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3 years ago#5
Remember seeing the option and hating that I couldn't use it... Screw you Glide3d!
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3 years ago#6
Glide. It was just Glide. Not Glide3d. F***ing posers.
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3 years ago#7
Javelin posted...
Glide. It was just Glide. Not Glide3d. F***ing posers.


It was always just "that %$#^n option I can't use" to me... Who cares what it was actually called. Nerd :P
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3 years ago#8
I had two of those:

The box:
http://www.3dfx.ch/project/timeline/1998/diamondv2.jpg

A close-up of the card:
http://vgamuseum.ru/wp-content/gallery/3dfx-voodoo-ii-8-mb/resized/3dfx_voodoo_ii_diamond_f.jpg

Some infos:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diamond-monster-3d-ii,52-2.html

The Diamond Monster Voodoo II was amazing! Ran games like Unreal and Quake 2 at a fantastic speed, and at a fantastic (for the time) resolution (only 800x600 with one card, but using SLI enabled the 1024x768 resolution. ;) ).

They where not good for overclocks though, as it used to overheat too easily, and since they where VERY big, it was very hard to adapt a cooler in it (it had 3 GPUs, and 12 or so memory chips all over the card).

I had them for a long while, but soon one of them died... I still have the other one, but its not being used anymore (since my older PC died last month...).


Mine had 12 MB of memory each BTW. :p
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3 years ago#9
Back in '99, my dad bought a family computer, a pre-built with a Voodoo Banshee for the 2D card and a Voodoo 2 for the 3D. That was a pretty ridiculous pairing back then, because a Banshee performed both functions, and the 3D capabilities of the Voodoo 2 weren't that much better. It caused a lot of hardware conflicts.

Regardless, it was awesome. I had just graduated from high school when we got it, so I spent that summer playing Quake 2, Thief, Unreal, Shogo, and System Shock 2.
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3 years ago#10
I remember my first...the first. The 3DFX Monster 3D. I didn't care for 3D acceleration back then. I saw Outlaws and Tomb Raider. I liked the rough look of non accelerated games. Then I saw Quake II. I had to have one. So $150 later, along with my Matrox Millenium, I had 3D acceleration. I later bought a Voodoo Banshee and thought it was the coolest thing because it was one card that did it all.
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