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Old August 21st 04, 08:28 AM
Phil
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Hi,

All this talk about 3Dfx make me remember my Voodoo 5500 AGP video
card just recently gone to silicon heaven after many years of good
service. Any way, I got a used Asus V8420 GeForce4 Ti4200 to replace
it.

The GForce4 works great with most of my "newer" games that the V5500
was unable to run (lack of T&L hardware and power). But I do dearly
missed the V5500 because I am unable to play some of my favourite
older flight sim that utilized Glide.

Fortunately, I have a spare never used V5500 PCI version and I wonder
is it possible to have the V5500 PCI along with the Ti4200 AGP? Is it
pain-less to install and setup driver for both video card on the same
system? My PC is dual boot of Win98SE purely for games and Win2K for
non-gaming stuffs. My monitor has both BNC & D-Sub connector and can
easily switch via a button.

Please advise. Thanks.
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Old August 21st 04, 06:08 PM
deimos
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Phil wrote:

Hi,

All this talk about 3Dfx make me remember my Voodoo 5500 AGP video
card just recently gone to silicon heaven after many years of good
service. Any way, I got a used Asus V8420 GeForce4 Ti4200 to replace
it.

The GForce4 works great with most of my "newer" games that the V5500
was unable to run (lack of T&L hardware and power). But I do dearly
missed the V5500 because I am unable to play some of my favourite
older flight sim that utilized Glide.

Fortunately, I have a spare never used V5500 PCI version and I wonder
is it possible to have the V5500 PCI along with the Ti4200 AGP? Is it
pain-less to install and setup driver for both video card on the same
system? My PC is dual boot of Win98SE purely for games and Win2K for
non-gaming stuffs. My monitor has both BNC & D-Sub connector and can
easily switch via a button.

Please advise. Thanks.


I don't quite remember if the last sets of drivers were able to be
installed side by side or not. I think there were some later "X Gamers"
drivers, and I'll bet someone still hacks up a new set now and again.

Check their release notes, see if they have any compatibility problems.
I would think you'd use a passthrough normally, but if switching works
for you, go ahead.

But you might not need the Voodoo in there, there are several good
Glide-wrappers out, some will even work in DOS (DOS emu in Windows).
There was eVoodoo and another new one just came out a month or two ago.
Check the usual emulation sites (ngemu.com and zophar.net) and maybe
search through the archives of warp2search.net.
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Old August 22nd 04, 03:01 AM
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Which flight sim? If it's Red Baron 3D, check out

http://www.glidos.net/baron.html?lang=en

Download the OpenGLide wrapper on that page for free.

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Hi,

All this talk about 3Dfx make me remember my Voodoo 5500 AGP video
card just recently gone to silicon heaven after many years of good
service. Any way, I got a used Asus V8420 GeForce4 Ti4200 to replace
it.

The GForce4 works great with most of my "newer" games that the V5500
was unable to run (lack of T&L hardware and power). But I do dearly
missed the V5500 because I am unable to play some of my favourite
older flight sim that utilized Glide.

Fortunately, I have a spare never used V5500 PCI version and I wonder
is it possible to have the V5500 PCI along with the Ti4200 AGP? Is it
pain-less to install and setup driver for both video card on the same
system? My PC is dual boot of Win98SE purely for games and Win2K for
non-gaming stuffs. My monitor has both BNC & D-Sub connector and can
easily switch via a button.

Please advise. Thanks.



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Old August 22nd 04, 04:39 AM
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"Phil" wrote in message
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Please advise. Thanks.




I was under the impression that the GeForceFX series has integrated some of
3dfx's old technology, but I also heard it wasn't done very well. Is any of
this true?


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Old August 22nd 04, 11:23 PM
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To answer the OP, yes the PCI 5500 will work along side the AGP Ti4200. I
have an extra system set up with Win98SE using both for a couple of my
flight sims and a couple of racing sims that want to choke, barf, etc.
anytime they get close to WinXP and/or a GeForce card. I just have to
decide which card I want to use during boot-up and select it in the bios.
Silvertip
"First of One" wrote in message
able.rogers.com...
Which flight sim? If it's Red Baron 3D, check out

http://www.glidos.net/baron.html?lang=en

Download the OpenGLide wrapper on that page for free.

--
"War is the continuation of politics by other means.
It can therefore be said that politics is war without
bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."


"Phil" wrote in message
m...
Hi,

All this talk about 3Dfx make me remember my Voodoo 5500 AGP video
card just recently gone to silicon heaven after many years of good
service. Any way, I got a used Asus V8420 GeForce4 Ti4200 to replace
it.

The GForce4 works great with most of my "newer" games that the V5500
was unable to run (lack of T&L hardware and power). But I do dearly
missed the V5500 because I am unable to play some of my favourite
older flight sim that utilized Glide.

Fortunately, I have a spare never used V5500 PCI version and I wonder
is it possible to have the V5500 PCI along with the Ti4200 AGP? Is it
pain-less to install and setup driver for both video card on the same
system? My PC is dual boot of Win98SE purely for games and Win2K for
non-gaming stuffs. My monitor has both BNC & D-Sub connector and can
easily switch via a button.

Please advise. Thanks.





 




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