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Hi! Im relatively new to OpenGL and this website rocks! Really helping me with my final year project, a 3d game engine!! Im coding away, but unfortunately rendering is very slow, when i ran the tutorial that tells you what renderer you are using it said i was using a generic microsoft thing. How can i get my programs to use my gfx card, do i need to install some sort of MiniGL driver and if so how? Thanx, appreciate the help

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If your graphics card supports openGL, the driver install should include the opengl32.dll file appropriate to your hardware, replacing the generic microsoft library.

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Isn''t ( or I should say ) wasn''t 3Dfx notorious for NOT supporting OpenGL and trying to push the defunct Glide API ?
I only purchased 1 OpenGl program in my whole life it was Quake2 and I remember pretty well having to install these MiniGL drivers supplied by 3Dfx in order to have hardware acceleration.
I want to make clear that I''m not here to bash 3Dfx, I own both Voodoo3 and Voodoo5 ( best FSAA IMHO ) boards.
How will you know what functions of OGL are implemented by a MiniGL?
Maybe the easiest way out would be to buy a cheap second hand OpenGL supported Videoboard, like an old Nvidia TNT2 board.

Good luck

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Voodoo 3 cards are a pain to support in DirectX 8 as well. I think that we need to stop supporting them. I realize this sounds a bit harsh, and it it, but its down-right horrible to have to bend over backwards for a minority of gamers.

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You guys are really stupid. Voodoo3 is optimized for DX8 and OpenGL. It uses 3DfxT&L, WAYS better than nVidia T&L. I use a Voodoo3 3000 and I get around ~200 fps on my Pentium 150 (running Unreal2 tech-demo).

Kneelz

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quote:
Original post by Kneelz
You guys are really stupid. Voodoo3 is optimized for DX8 and OpenGL. It uses 3DfxT&L, WAYS better than nVidia T&L. I use a Voodoo3 3000 and I get around ~200 fps on my Pentium 150 (running Unreal2 tech-demo).

Kneelz



I hate to break it to you but the unreal (tournament) engine was highly optimized for glide, which is what the voodoo cards support best. If Voodoo 3 cards are so great with OGL and DX8, then why can''t they do things like spherical environment mapping? I also hate to burst your bubble but voodoo 3 cards don''t have TnL. 3Dfx is gone.

Also, Unreal 2 is not out yet. Are you reffering to Unreal Tournament?

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mine started working when I manually set my graphics to 16 bit before starting the program.

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