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Where can I find Voodoo2 or 3Dfx emulators?
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I don't mean to dissapoint you, but these emulaters don't, and won't ever exist. Why? The amout of extra processing time needed to produce such stunning graphics would need a computer running with about 3 processors. Therefore, it's ceaper to buy a card.
Also, there are the physical enhancements that these cards offer to take into consideration, as there is no way to emulate these... otherwise, a graphics card would be, more or less, obsolete.
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Where can I find MMX or Pentium2 emulators?
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by:gravity
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Listen... are you taking the piss or something? You cannot emulate hardware such as chips... c'est ne pas possible!
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Ok ok, chill out, man... It just seemed like it... think about it from my point of view... you never know.

Sorry if I caused offence... as I obviously did.
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Hey,sorry man!
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No probs...
To answer your question, though, no. You cannot emulate bits of hardware in the same way that you can an Atari ST. In other words, you cannot emulate a machine that is better that yours...
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Hey I just wanted to let you know that they don't exist although I might be able to get a copy of 3dfx emulator from a warez site -search warez for one. I just wanted to say that a voodoo 2 is not a good buy if you have a pentium- it only works well with a oentium 2.
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by:jlhillery
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I beleive you can emulator certain Hardware if you have hardware
which is already capable of doing so.
ie. lets say you own a ATI Expert 2d/3d 8 megs board,
but you would like to run 3dfx programs.
your board is capable of doing so, but LAZY programers
have made the program 3dfx only. A emulator would work in this
case. Semi-Proof: ATI has made a opengl for quake, when used
quake looks just has good and has fast as with a3dfx card!
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