Deanob , Jan 17, You can see the blocky road texture, no good linear filtering and dithering. Jan 17, 2. BigBadBiologist , Jan 17, As long as games use ‘color key transparency’, you won’t notice the lack of ‘alpha transparency’ either, but even the black smoke in Motoracer is already a hint that games are using this feature. I think it was mainly the price that caused ’em to spill over into the consumer market a bit, but their ability to play games was more coincidental than anything.

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Does anyone have any experience with cards based on this chipset?

Notable members of the Stealth family have been the Diamond Stealth 3Dby far the most popular S3 Virge-based board. Quake2 in OpenGL mode ran, however it was initially very slow at loading, as if the machine froze-up for about a minute.

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I’ve searched google, and diamond’s website, but can only find WinNT drivers. It is missing a number of important features.

If the first digit was 2then the card used standard DRAM. Jan 17, 3. I could actually play Carmageddon and Unreal um, ah, during break of course?

This brand was originally created decades ago as just “Fire” by the design team of the professional computer graphics pioneer SPEA Software AG from Starnberg Germany that was about acquired by Diamond. The company was the defendant in a significant copyright case for its Rio digital music playerwhich the Recording Industry Association of America claimed infringed copyrights; the Ninth Circuit deemed it to be a fair usehowever, in RIAA v.

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Only the bundled player software can use the hardware MPEG2 decoding of the card.

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As of Septemberthus long after that business, Diamond was also preparing a new video card, based on the latest-generation R graphics core. Here are test results: Portable audio player manufacturers Electronics companies of the United States Manufacturing companies based in California Companies based in Los Angeles Graphics hardware companies.

This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat Diamond XtremeSound is the first sound card line launched after the company’s restructuring in The Permedia 2 chip also doesn’t support ‘fog table’, but this is a feature hardly ever used.

These kits bundled a ‘feature reduced’ several pin headers and other parts not installed full length PCI MPEG2 analog overlay decoder card made by divion.

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DeanobJan 17, This chip was rather slow and basic. It utilized the then state-of-the-art Aureal A3D 2. They are a slightly newer product with the ‘Navigator’ player software having a cleaner user interface.

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The Sonic Impact was the value-oriented sound card line from Diamond. Jan 17, 1. But Voodoo2 did have it.

The brand has a lineage going back to Supra, Inc. Users browsing this forum: For GUI environments such as Windows, the Viper cards used a Weitek graphics co-processor which accelerated many drawing functions and prp very well for its time. Return to General Old Hardware.

Help! I need a driver for an old FireGL card!

This is the right card for professional users who like playing games, like e. Not exactly grey, but the lack of true black might bother some. This guy came in with a broken CAD machine and said to fix it.

Since its first release the drivers have improved a lot, particularly improving the performance in 3D Winbench Triangle setup wasn’t a big deal back then though, outside of pro apps with much more complex geometry.