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Thread: How do I improve vooodoo3 3000 FPS?




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    Well, recently i changed my os to win2k and it seems that i have lost the performance from using win98 with voodoo3 3000. i have downloaded the lastest driver but it doesn't seem to be the same. on win98 i used to get 71 fps but after switching to win2k i got stuck around 30 fps....help needed

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    Generally it has been noted that Win 2K is just not up to par with Win 98 when it comes to gaming.
    You could try tweak utilities and registry hacks, but you are not likely to equal the FPS you had before. Should be able to increase it some though.
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    :laugh: :laugh: where'd ya get that "spelling inspected......"

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    and pop in to the pile of caca I created...... bring that sig with ya.

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    might be a good time to take advantage of NVidia's trade in program for Voodoo 3/4/5 owners.. I think they give you like $30 off on the purchase of a Geforce 2/3 card.. It might be US only promotion but I remeber seeing it somewhere online..

    wait here it is: http://www.pny.com/home/products/get_verto.cfm

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    If you're dead keen on holding onto that Voodoo 3 (like me!) try searching for the HSR (hidden surface removal) registry hack. It's a feature off the Voodoo 5 drivers (which are compatible with the VD3 by the way), but I seem to recall when 3dfx existed, there was a hack that made it available to VD3 users. I tried it, and got 10-15FPS extra. But since then, I've had to reinstall windows and everything a coupla times, and so couldn't be bothered as it wasn't that much of a difference....
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    Onyx - thanks for the info:thumb:
    I'd be for giving that a try when I track it down.
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    Soz I couldn't be more specific as to where to find it... Try all these hardware sites - it's bound to come up. ;)
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    It appears Voodoo Files has some promising looking 3rd party drivers.

    Some do have HSR incorporated. There you can find drivers for ME, Win2K and XP also.
    I've got a couple DL'd, but won't get around to testing for a while due to my personal commitment to UD.

    If anyone has any experience with any of these 3rd party drivers for the 3DFX 3 3000 under Win 98 SE I'd sure appreciate hearing about it. :?:
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    I have a voodoo 3 2000.... using the beta drivers with HSR is fine, jsut make sure you already have an existing copy of 3dfxman etc installed cos the third part drivers dont include them... ive never been able to get win2k/xp drivers for the v3 working, so im going to geforce 3 next wednesday :)
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