3dfx Voodoo problem
I'm trying to get a V3 2000 16mb card to work in a system with a NEC/Packard Bell mobo and a SIS 620 onboard video.(Win98SE)
I of course installed the drivers, went into setup and changed the allotted memory for video to zero.
There was nothing else there, no pallete snoop, no nothing..
Still no go.
Tried removing the SIS 620 in device mgr, forcing the system to see the card.
I get a post screen every now and then saying that I've set up the video card properly and to use control panel for settings.
It stays there forever.
I did forget to check for irq probs though, might be something there..
Hmm. Several ideas.
First of all, did you remove that SiS driver in safe mode or in regular? Often removing a driver in standard Windows just hides it--you've got to take it out in safe mode to make sure its 'gone.'
Secondly, is your onboard video disabled (I assume you have onboard). If you've got an old Socket 7 motherboard this may require an actual jumper change on the board itself, and not just a BIOS switch. Turning the alotted memory to 0 is usually not enough to turn the card off.
Also, make sure that you've got the following settings on:
Assign IRQ to VGA: On
VGA Palette Snooping: Off
See if that helps.
Also, if there's not a jumper on the board, check the BIOS and see if it lets you select between a Primary Adapter.. (PCI or AGP)
Thanks guys, I'd already exhausted the BIOS settings, which were minimal..
Dputiger gets the Kudos for mentioning the jumper.
That was it..
NOW, how do ya invoke the 3d , I opened, or tried to open the toolbox to no avail.
Made sure it was "installed' , customer is unhappy with the performance of the card.
I can't see any diff between the Voodoo and the onboard 8mb video.
He's using Falcon 4.0 for his primary game, it does say something about glide and 3dx, or something to that ...
Also, how do ya tell the fps the card is producing, I saw NO ways to even open the toolbox or adjust anything, in control panel, in the programs, or in display properties,, nothing, nada..
Well, first off, I'd run through my above suggestions--make absolutely SURE that ALL the drivers for the onboard card are gone.
Secondly, reinstall those 3Dfx drivers AND make sure that 3Dfx tools gets installed.
I know Falcon 4.0 is a very intensive game, but he should see some difference between it and an 8 meg onboard card.
Finally, to make sure Tools is installed: Right click on the desktop, choose Properties, then choose the 'Settings' Tab.
CLick on 'Advanced.'
If you don't see a bunch of 3dfx tabs, the 'Tools' program is not installed correctly.
Make sure OpenGL is installed as well. not sure id Falcon 4 uses OpenGL but you might as well try. as well as installing directx. sorry this may sound patronising if you are an experienced user.
Oh god you are an ultimate member. allow me to slink away into the shadows so i can start beating myself on my head, like so...
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