LibSVGA support for newer ATI cards.
Posted on 1997-08-12
I have an ATI 3D Pro Turbo (4meg): Rage II+DVD acceleration: I have been looking into SVGA apps (Ie quake) and my card is not supported by the SVGAlib, so I have to use the default VGA (max res is 360x480) when my card can accually do up to 1800x1440. When I do try the VGA max (360x480) my card almost slows down to a stop. My guess is that it is using the main CPU, and not even bothering with trying to use the second CPU accelerator (which I believe does most of the 3D rendering). The SVGAlib has not been updated for over a year now (I think), and the last release (1.2.11) doesn't support my card. Does anyone know what I can do to get better perfomance from the card? Does anyone have this card and have a hacked/working svgalib that performs very well? If not, where can I find information that will get this going? I'd like to be able to take full advantage of the card.
Thanks for your guys/gals time.