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AST S3 ViRGE Driver

Later S3 prolonged mobile success with ViRGE/MXi, which integrated 2 MB of 85 I have some doubts whether the toolkit was really updated for last Virge. mini-tower 32MB/MB 4GB 24X 2MB S3 Trio64 V2 " $ AST 16MB/MB 2GB optional S3 ViRGE $ LC /M MHz. OS/2 graphics accelerator driver supporting the S3 ViRGE Series from S3 Incorporated. Information on S3 ViRGE/DX and ViRGE/GX 3D-Enabled Multimedia Accelerators (in English) Record updated last time on: 19/07/ -


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It is also fully AGP 2x compliant.

Texture compression dramatically reduces the size of a texture while only minimally affecting quality, allowing very high AST S3 ViRGE textures to be used even with the limited 8MB RAM of the Savage3D. Unreal Engine 1 games frequently support it, and may also have optional S3TC textures available.

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But when additional rendering operations were added to AST S3 ViRGE polygon load such as perspective-correction, Z-depth fogging, and bilinear filteringrendering throughput dropped to the speed of software-based rendering on an entry-level CPU. Open the System Setup Folder.

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Open the System object. If your monitor has not been detected as DDC AST S3 ViRGE, on page 2 of Screen Tab, select your display from the display list. If your display does not appear in the list, select Default.

Restart your computer to ensure all refresh rate options are available. Open the System object and select page 1 of Screen Tab, as in step 7. Select the desired screen resolution and a screen refresh rate. AST S3 ViRGE


Close the Settings notebook or System Properties. CFG file and reboot.


This will set the refresh rate to the default value. A new refresh rate can then be selected using the procedure described above.

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The contents of these files might be useful if you need to report an installation problem to IBM. Not re-installing the driver might result in serious system problems. For additional information see section AST S3 ViRGE.

There is no support for low resolutions for GX2, so no tests at x and similar. But we finally got to speeds where we hit fps cap or vsync anyway. Sadly, these AGP Virges produces artifacts in s3d Terminal Velocity despite being supported through latest s3d AST S3 ViRGE.

I have some doubts whether the toolkit was really updated for last Virge. The Techland library is using it too and Quake 2 have Z-fighting issues similar to first Virge. The latest version of the toolkit even brakes dynamic lighting, AST S3 ViRGE to stick with older version 4.

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Also, if anyone needs it here is a "super uni driver". I modified inf of to accept first generation Virges and MX, with the option to use the better for MX.

S3 Graphics The company, founded AST S3 ViRGE took the world of 2D accelerators by onslaught since with world's first single chip solution. In several years S3 became major vendor with its Trio line of fast but cost effective cores.

S3 embraced new opportunity and since offered many cores promising 3D acceleration for S3 prices. In February S3 organized S3d developer conference, hosting more than software and hardware developers.

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In that very year S3 shipped half of the 10 million 3D AST S3 ViRGE sold and looked to be on a good path to succeed in this field as well. Today we know only about 20 S3d games were made, and Virge is a bad name. What went wrong?

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