should openGL code be using my 3dfx card?

I have had a play aroung with NeHe's code and it is not using my voodoo card.

is there a way to force it to use a 3dfx card?
Posted on 2001-08-26 08:26:07 by robsonde
OpenGL worked fine back when I was using a voodoo3. Just a few
things to keep in mind. First, OpenGL has trouble if you have a
multi-monitor setup. Next, the lame 3dfx cards only support 16bit
color in 3D modes... so you might have to set your desktop to 16bpp
to run opengl stuff. And finally, there are some issues around full
and not-so-full opengl implementations. The last drivers for voodoo3,
I think, had a more or less full ICD. For older cards, you're probably
best off finding a mini-icd, like the ones for quake/quake2/whatever,
and putting the dll in your application directory, and rename it opengl32.dll.
Posted on 2001-08-26 10:47:15 by f0dder
well i have a old voodoo 1

I tryed just moving the .dll from halflife and renameing it but that causes a crash.

anyone other ideas?
Posted on 2001-08-26 22:22:55 by robsonde
Maybe, you can find one of the old 3dfx driver sites. Or you might want to try MESA - it bares a strange similarity to OpenGL. :) Great source code to pick through. I'm not sure of it's support for VooDoo1 - I have a VooDoo3.
Posted on 2001-08-26 23:35:16 by bitRAKE
I also have a Voodo 3 card

Voodo is a DirectX card .. its support for OpenGL is poor, some OpenGL applications dont check for extensions or if they do not find the "right" card (aka Geforce) the do nothing to support others

So directX is the best way to go with a Voodo Card, you will get much better speed compared to OpenGL

Latest drivers for Voodo3 can improove some programs but not all... also use 16bits only ;)
Posted on 2001-08-27 20:01:09 by BogdanOntanu
If you have a voodoo card you should download wickedGL drivers...

The default driver install for voodoo cards does not install opengl support. So all programs will be using Microsofts OpenGL32.DLL which is a slow software renderer.
Posted on 2001-08-30 05:14:30 by Zynaps
thanks for all the help.

i dont know which solution i will go with but at least i know that there is more than one way to do things.
Posted on 2001-09-01 18:58:39 by robsonde