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Problems With Vodoo 1 Card And New Drivers

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Every time I try to run a program that uses DirectX 7.0, I get an awful set of green colors in the screen. The program appears to run fine, except of course for his "grass-like" colors.
Recently, I was informed that I need the newest drivers for DirectX 7, because the older ones were not compatible. So I looked in 3Dfxgamers and downloaded the LATEST drivers for my card. Those drivers were the same that Quake III installed on my machine. After installing them, every thing that uses DirectX 7 hangs up my machine when running (a strange blue plain screen shows and nothing more). I uninstalled those drivers from my system, and then installed the old ones, and everything became the same (DirectX 6 or older games run well, DirectX 7 games run with ugly green colors). What should I do? I looked in www.3dfx.com for drivers for Monster 3D 1 (Voodoo 1) DirectX 7 compliant and didn't found them. It is possible that 3dFx just  'forgets' older models of Vodoo? And why the newest drivers that i downloaded from www.3dfxgamers.com didn't work out?

Note 1: I HAVE installed DirectX 7.0a on my machine, and didn't work out.
Note 2: I OWN a card with VODOO 1 Chipset, not Vodoo 2.
Note 3: My machine is a K62-350 Mhz with two video cards: a PCI S3 Trio 64 for 2D and a Diamond Monster 3D for 3D and 32 MB of RAM
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Question by:Cuervo
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strangebloke earned 100 total points
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Check that the directx 7 games are actually using the Monster3D card.  You should be able to select between the two cards somewhere in the game setup.

I had a similair problem with my accelerator card, turned out the game was using the crummy 3D capabilities of the old card.
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by:compmania
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The S3 trio 64 is not a 3D card at all.
It could be running it as 2D but Q3 will not run at 2D.

Try this:

Start the computer and hit F8 several times until the new menu comes up,
choose safe mode.
After it loads up you want to go to device manager
(right click on my computer, choose properites, device manager tab at the top)
remove all display devices,
any "ghost" devices (ones listed more than one time and are not listed in normal mode)
and any that have yellow !'s, ?'s or red X's.
Restart
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by:Cuervo
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Sorry for not posting in so long time. It happens that I'm having a lot of work this days.

compmania:
That's not the problem. Thanks anyway.

strangebloke:
That's the point.
Too bad, I have some applications that use the 2D card for intros and menues, ant the 3D card for the action itself. There's no way to get an S3 Trio 64 running under DirectX 7 ?
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by:Cuervo
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by:Cuervo
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All Right, that answers my first question, so it's fair that you own the points. Thank you for your time.
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by:strangebloke
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Glad to help.  That was my "expert" answer :))

I have never managed to get my 2D card to function properly with direct X (that's why I bought a 3Dfx accelerator)
Mine's the stupidly named ATI Xpert@work 2D/3D card and suffers from black lines emanating from the centre of the screen to the edges of some moving polygons.  But that only happens to me in 3D so the accelerator fixed it.  If you are having the problem in 2d intros I'd say your only option is to buy a decent combined 2D/3D card, but that's a bit expensive when it's only the intros that are the problem.

Sorry I can't help further

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by:strangebloke
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That should read "first expert answer" :)
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