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If so, I would like to ask you if you have ever tried the 'Force 32-bit rendering' option.I assume that PP99 is indeed a 16-bit rendered simulation, but apparently with this advanced display option, the V5 will render in 32-bits even if the application was not designed for it ?I would love to try it myself, but still not got the V5 working in my system yet.Anyone got any info on this ?Chris Ehttp://website.lineone.net/~flightsimukAvoid AGP texturing = Better Performance ;)

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Chris:I have a Voodoo 5500 card in the machine I am going to use as my PP99 computer. I have some issues with WinXP and joysticks/mice that I am working to resolve.As soon as I get them settled I will see what I can do to answer your question. It may take a while, but I will look into it. If it has any likelyhood to improve things, I am interested in trying it out.Doc Bryant

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I use the Voodoo 5500 in my old Win98 machine with AMD K6-3 450 MHz processor. I have not done anything with the "force 32-bit" option.By the way, have you tried to hold down the ALT key and hit the ENTER key to see if the board would go into 3D mode? OR have you still not been able to get the V5 board to do anything?Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN.(from Cincinnati airport, enroute to Milwaukee & Oshkosh)

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I have no personal experience with this, Doc, but I've learned from a number of places that the Voodoo5 videocard does not work with WinXP. No proper drivers, or something like that. I hope that's outdated information. :-rollI use a Voodoo 5, but I'm running Win98SE.Good luck!~Bob~http://www.avsim.com/other/usaribbon.gif

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Could really use some help. I cannot get the V5 to get into 3d mode. Don't know if I need hacked drivers or what. I have WINXP. Any help appreciated.Tarheeler a.k.a. Tar hey Pork, ScottB and Lindy and the old man Bill Hinton :)

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Guys, wish I could try to help out here but since I don't have a V5, I can only suggest places on the net that might offer some help. It really looks like the XP users are stuck with third party drivers. There are no official V5 drivers for XP. I would suggest giving this page a read. The link for the third-party drivers are at the top. There is also some good tips if you scroll further down the page. Some info about V5's on certain motherboards, with Athlons, etc. Give that a look and see if anything applies to you.

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I don't have WinXP, nor do I intend to upgrade to it for gaming and simming, but there are a number of places to get good XP drivers for the V5500. Try...http://www.voodoofiles.nethttp://www.xs4all.nl/~jfeelder/voodoousers/index.htmlhttp://www.nvidiacards.com/c/3dfxlinkshttp://www.x3dfx.comhttp://www.nuangel.net/...to name a few.I use drivers from these links (particularly x3dfx and nuangel) in Win98 and the are rock solid, and I have seen so many reports that these also provide superb XP drivers. Give them a try.RegardsChris Ehttp://website.lineone.net/~flightsimukAvoid AGP texturing = Better Performance ;)

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Jerry,I still can't (couldn't) get the V5 to boot (from BIOS) in my new motherboard, but have not had time for about a week to give it another go yet.I got to the point where I was jiggling cards around in my system, using manually controlled resources, and ended up with a free interrupt, which did not conflict with anything, on a PCI slot which did not share with any other PCI slot. This slot is destined for the Voodoo5. All I have to do now is get home and try it.....I could not disable ACPI in BIOS, as apparently it is a requirement for the motherboard to be Microsoft WHQL compliant, so had to fool Win98 into thinking ACPI was not installed by forcing it to use a standard Plug&Play BIOS driver, instead of the ACPI BIOS driver.I am astounded by the number of problems people have had with ACPI, that it is still around. It seems that if you have any system config which is a bit out of the ordinary (ie. more than just a hard drive, VGA card, modem and sound card) then ACPI is more trouble than it is worth, moreso on Win2000 but also with 98.Fingers crossed X....RegardsChris Ehttp://website.lineone.net/~flightsimukAvoid AGP texturing = Better Performance ;)

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I assume that you want to get PP99 into 3fdx mode ?If so, you need to make sure you have a file called glide2x.dll somewhere on your system path. Do a search for this file on your entire computer and let me know if it is there and where it is.The Glide API is similar to OpenGL where you can have this file in your system path or local to the exe you are running. This means that PP99 will first look in the folder where your Flight.exe file is for glide2x.dll, and if it does not find it here, will look in your system path (whatever that is set to). If it still doesn't find glide2x.dll, you won't be able to run in 3d mode.Let me know..RegardsChris Ehttp://website.lineone.net/~flightsimukAvoid AGP texturing = Better Performance ;)

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Tar,How are you doing, Robert ol' pal? Drop in more often.

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>Tar, >>How are you doing, Robert ol' pal? Drop in more often. Missed PP99, that just ain't no sim out there that has it together, like PP99. You may leave home but you always come back :)

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