HELP: Duel/triple graphics card support


K

KevinGPO

I really want to play an old Windows 95/98 game Die by the Sword on my P4.
It's got NVIDEA GeForce 4 card in it. I think Die by the Sword can only run
with 3DFX GlSetup cards.

Luckily I got a Creative Labs 3D Blaster Voodoo2 card. I also got a Matrox
Mystique (but I'll leave that aside for now). I installed my 3D Blaster
Voodoo2 card. Windows XP is detecting some new card but doesn't have
drivers - not even on the internet driver search. I do have a Windows 98SE
partition multi-boot system. I boot into that and successfully installed
drivers for the Voodoo2 card using the CD.

1. How is/what makes the NVIDEA GeForce4 card primary & overtakes priority
over the Voodoo2 card in both Windows 98SE and XP?

2. I am trying to get drivers of voodoofiles.com but a lot of their XP
Voodoo2 driver URLs are broken. Is there any other way I can use Voodoo2
Windows95/98 or Windows NT4 drivers CD under XP? If successful, am I right I
get 2 monitor support in XP?

System Specs:
ABIT TH7II-RAID motherboard
Pentium 4 1.7GHz
512MB SDRAM
NVIDEA GeForce4
Creative Labs 3D Blaster Voodoo2 12MB
 
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J

Jym

I believe the problem with the older game not playing is the operating
system that it is being played on and not the display card being used.
Voodoo 2 will work in XP with the Win 2000 drivers on XP , but it is not
reliable and you may get crashes. The Nvidia card should work better on the
98 partition than the Voodoo card. Have you tried to run the game on the 98
partition with the Nvidia card ? Jym
 
K

KevinGPO

I believe the problem with the older game not playing is the operating
system that it is being played on and not the display card being used.
Voodoo 2 will work in XP with the Win 2000 drivers on XP , but it is not
reliable and you may get crashes. The Nvidia card should work better on the
98 partition than the Voodoo card. Have you tried to run the game on the 98
partition with the Nvidia card ? Jym

Yep. When I run under Windows 98 I get a black screen with a Error message
with a blank message. Strange.

When I run under XP I get a Windows XP error crash/report message.

I have my Voodoo2 and GeForce4 card connected. I realised that Voodoo2
doesn't work on it's own so I can't have 2 monitors. But Voodoo2 is fed
using that weird connector to the GeForce. I was hoping it would switch to
3DFX when I load up Die by the Sword under Win98 - but still getting a black
screen and empty error box.

Maybe I need GLSetup.....
 
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