Mach64 VT2

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omarsis81
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Mach64 VT2

Postby omarsis81 » Tue 02 May, 2017 3:45 pm

Whoa! Nice addition that Mach64 VT2, is that a 2D only card? I can't find much info on the Internet.

Do you think we can sometime see a Matrox Mystique or Millennium card? I understand those were the ultimate 2D cards to have, plus they were a classic card almost everyone had. They'd arguably be the best companion for the Voodoo2
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Re: Mach64 VT2

Postby robertsig » Tue 02 May, 2017 3:54 pm

Matrox boards were known for their RAMDAC and 2D quality, none of which matters when you are emulating a video card. They weren't actually all that compatible with DOS resolutions, but did excel in Windows.
https://gona.mactar.hu/DOS_TESTS/
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Re: Mach64 VT2

Postby omarsis81 » Tue 02 May, 2017 3:59 pm

I know, but they also boasted of having very good speed too! (and that does matter)
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Re: Mach64 VT2

Postby SarahWalker » Tue 02 May, 2017 4:12 pm

That makes no difference from an emulator perspective.
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Re: Mach64 VT2

Postby SarahWalker » Tue 02 May, 2017 4:15 pm

Mach64 VT2 is a 2D only card, almost the last 2D-only card ATI made (there is a VT4 derived from the Rage IIc). I added it mainly because it was relatively straightforward, being an evolution of the Mach64 GX that PCem already emulates, and because it's basically identical to the 2D section of the 3D Rage/3D Rage II/Rage Pro, possibly aiding the emulation of those cards at some point in the distant future.
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Re: Mach64 VT2

Postby EluanCM » Tue 02 May, 2017 5:59 pm

Rage Pro would be a very sweet card to have! Despite being known for bad driver quality, it never let me down in any game I tried between 1997-2001. Very good to hear about the (small? big?) possibility of emulating it some years in the future.
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Re: Mach64 VT2

Postby Orchidsworn » Tue 09 May, 2017 9:06 am

EluanCM wrote:Rage Pro would be a very sweet card to have! Despite being known for bad driver quality, it never let me down in any game I tried between 1997-2001. Very good to hear about the (small? big?) possibility of emulating it some years in the future.



I still got my Rage Pro Turbo.
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Re: Mach64 VT2

Postby WhiteMagicRaven » Sat 29 Jul, 2017 3:27 pm

I think ATI CIF can be emulated (ATI 3D Rage Series) video cards.
https://github.com/ata4/glrage

I have real ATI 3d Rage card on win98 i can get developer access to my win98 pc so he can reverse enginer it, do experiements on how it works. it can help?

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