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List of Mac games with Glide/3DFX support?

Byrd

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Hi all,

I'm playing around with a Voodoo 1 8MB MacMagic 3DFX card in my TAM, which seems to be a good match for the hardware (I've added an additional 120mm fan inside!).  I'd also like to try Virtual PC 3.0 which has native 3DFX support.  Does anyone have a list of Mac games that supported Glide/3DFX support?  Certainly searching for such tags under The Macintosh Garden, Macabandonware doesn't give much.

So far I've found the usual suspects of Unreal, Quake I/II, Tomb Raider, Myth I/II, Descent I/II but wondered if anyone knew of lesser known titles that also worked, or exclusive to Mac.

Thanks

JB

 

ArmorAlley

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Deus Ex has GLIDE support.

I wonder if all of the games based on the Quake and Unreal engines have GLIDE support by default?

Try this list here [https://forum.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?153891-3DFX-List-of-Games-that-utilize-3DFX-Glide-API]

I'm not sure how many of them are available for the Mac:

3D Power Tank
Adventure Pinball: Forgotten Island - {2001}
Airfix Dogfighter - {2000}
AIWars: the Awakening - {2000}
Andretti Racing - {1997}
Archimedean Dynasty - {1996}
Asghan: the Dragon Slayer - {1998}
Barrage - {1998}
Battle Arena Toshenden
Battle Tank
Battlecruiser 3000AD - {1999}
Battlezone - {1998}
Biofreaks
Blood - {1997}
Braveheart - {1999}
BreakNeck - {2000}
Carmageddon
Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now - {1999}
Carnivores - {1998}
Clive Barker's Undying - {2001}
Clusterball - {2000}
Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord - {2000}
Command & Conquer Renegade - {2002}
Confirmed Kill - {1999}
Cyberstrike 2 - {1998}
Deep Fighter - {2000}
Defiance - {1997}
Descent - {1994}
Descent II - {1996}
Descent: Freespace The Great War - {1998}
Dethkarz - {1998}
Deus Ex - {2000}
Diablo II
Die By The Sword - {1998}
Die Hard Trilogy - {1997}
Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas - {2000}
Dirt Track Racing - {1999}
Dirt Track Racing - Sprint Cars - {2000}
Dirt Track Racing 2 - {2002}
Dirt Track Racing Australia - {2000}
Dogs of War - {2000}
Driver - {1999}
Earth 2150: Escape from the Blue Planet - {2000}
Earth 2150: Lost Souls - {2001}
EF2000 - {1997}
Esoteria - {1998}
Extreme Assault - {1997}
Extreme Trial Motocross - {1999}
F/A-18 - {2000}
F/A-18 Hornet: Korea - {1997}
F/A-18E Super Hornet - {2000}
F-16 Aggressor - {1999}
F-16 Multirole Fighter - {1998}
F-22 Air Dominance Fighter - {1998}
F-22 Lightning 3 - {1999}
F-22 Total Air War - {1998}
Falcon 4 - {1998}
Fifa 2000
Fifa 2001
Fifa 2002
Fifa 99
Fighter Squadron: Screaming Demons Over Europe - {1999}
Fleet Command - {1999}
Flight Unlimited 2 - {1997}
Fly! - {1999}
Force 21 - {1999}
Ford Racing - {2000}
Formula 1 Racing Simulation - {1998}
Freespace 2 - {1999}
Frontline Attack: War over Europe - {2002}
Golgotha - {1997}
Grand Prix Legends - {1998}
G-Sector - {1999}
GTA
GTA London
GTA II
Gulf War Operation Desert Hammer - {1999}
Gunmetal - {1998}
Half Life
Heavy Metal FAKK 2
Heli Heroes - {2002}
Heretic 2
Hexen II: the Beginning of the End - {1997}
Hind - {1996}
Hitman: Codename 47 - {2000}
House of the Dead 1 (not 100 percent positive, Id need to play it again to make sure)
Hover Ace - {2003}
iF-22 - {1997}
Incubation: Time is Running Out - {1997}
Independence Day Online - {2000}
Independence War - {1998}
Insane - {2000}
Interstate '76 - {1997}
Joint Strike Fighter - {1998}
KA-52 Team Alligator - {1999}
Killer Tank - {1999}
Leadfoot: Stadium Off Road Racing - {2001}
M.A.D. - Global Thermonuclear Warfare - {2001}
Mad Trax - {1999}
MDK - {1997}
MechWarrior 2 - {1995}
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries - {1996}
Mig Alley - {1999}
MiG-29 Fulcrum - {1998}
Might and Magic VII: for Blood and Honor - {1999}
Mobile Forces - {2002}
MoHo - {2000}
Montezuma's Return - {1998}
Mortal Kombat 4
Moto Racer - {1997}
Motorhead - {1999}
Myth: The Fallen Lords - {1997}
NASCAR Legends - {1999}
NASCAR Racing - {1994}
NASCAR Racing 2 - {1996}
Need For Speed 2 se
Need For Speed: High Stakes - {1999}
Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed - {2000}
Need For Speed:Hot Pursuit
NIRA Intense Import Drag Racing - {1999}
Official Formula 1 Racing - {1999}
Operation Flashpoint
Operation Flashpoint Resistance
Outlaws - {1997}
Pandemonuim 2
Panzer Elite - {1999}
Parsec - {Future}
POD - {1997}
Powerslide - {1998}
Pro Pilot 99 - {1998}
Pro Rally 2001 - {2000}
Quake - {1996}
Quake II - {1997}
Quake 3 (wicked gl)
Rainbow Six - {1998}
Rayman 2: the Great Escape - {1999}
realMYST - {2000}
Red Baron 2 - {1997}
Red Baron 3D
Redline Racer - {1998}
Requiem: Avenging Angel - {1999}
Resident Evil - {1997}
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3
Re-Volt
Rollcage Stage
Rollcage Stage II - {2000}
Rune
San Fransisco Rush: The Rock
Scorched Planet - {1996}
Screamer 4x4 - {2000}
Screamer 2
SEED - {2000}
Seraphim - {Future}
Serius Sam (wicked gl) has bugs
Serius Sam SE (wicked gl) has bugs
Severance: Blade of Darkness - {2001}
Shadow Warrior - {1997}
Silkolene Honda Motocross GP - {2000}
Simon the Sorcerer 3D - {2002}
SiN - {1998}
Sin: Wages of War
Sinistar: Unleashed - {1999}
Spearhead - {1998}
Spec Ops II: Green Berets - {1999}
Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way - {1998}
Speed Busters: American Highways - {1999}
Spellbinder: the Nexus Conflict - {1999}
Spirit of Speed 1937 - {1999}
Sports Car GT - {1999}
Star Fighter - {1996}
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D - {1998}
Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy - {2000}
Starsiege - {1999}
Starsiege: TRIBES - {1998}
Streets of SimCity
Sub Culture - {1997}
Summoner - {2001}
Superbike 2001 - {2000}
Superbike World Championship - {1999}
Survival - {1998}
Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing - {2000}
Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror - {2002}
Team Apache - {1998}
Terracide - {1997}
Test Drive 4 - {1997}
Test Drive 5 - {1998}
Test Drive: Off-Road 2 - {1998}
The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard - {1998}
The Moon Project - {2000}
TigerShark - {1997}
TOCA 2 Touring Cars - {2000}
TOCA Touring Car Championship Racing - {1998}
Tomb Raider - {1996}
TRANS - {2000}
Ultimate Race Pro - {1998}
Unreal - {1998}
Unreal Gold
Unreal Tournament - {1999}
Unreal:Return to Na Pali
Uprising - {1997}
Uprising 2: Lead and Destroy - {1999}
V-Rally Edition '99 - {1999}
W.W. II Fighters - {1998}
Wargasm - {1998}
Warhammer: Dark Omen - {1998}
Warzone 2100 - {1999}
Wild Metal Country - {1999}
Wing Commander: Prophecy - {1997}
Wipeout XL - {1997}
World War III: Black Gold - {2001}
XCAR: Experimental Racing - {1997}
X-COM Alliance - {Future}
X-COM Enforcer - {2001}
X-COM: Interceptor - {1998}
Xtreme Air Racing - {2001}
X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter - {1997}
Z.A.R. - {1998}

 
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Byrd

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Thanks ArmorAlley! :)   Looking at the list, I'd say about 15% of those games were ported to Mac, some OS X titles only, but I'll look out for more Quake/Unreal engine games ported to Mac which should surely have 3DFX support.  The Voodoo 1 MacMagic card is an odd beast - not many Voodoo 1 cards were made in 8MB configurations, and unlike most Voodoo 1/2 cards this will not work in a PC.  Games @ 640 x 480 run silky smooth but struggle at 800 x 600.  It gets hot, really hot, but I've solved that with a 120mm fan tucked behind the fat back of the TAM which keeps it cool to touch.  It's also quite a small card so fits neatly inside the cramped TAM innards.

I've also a Mac Edition Radeon 7000 which might be a better card overall for gaming, but wanted to try the 3DFX card first as output quality is generally better over cards supporting only RAVE or OpenGL.  The additional thought of trying 3DFX games under Virtual PC is also appealing, as early 3DFX DOS and Windows games needing < 200Mhz Pentium apparently work very smoothly.

JB

 
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LaPorta

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The Hornet games used it well. They were Mac-Only until F/A-18 OIF was ported to PC in the mid-2000s.

 

Byrd

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Thanks LaPorta - I suppose you could say Myth is another one, until it was ported to PC a while later.  It was an interesting era, the advent of 3D accelerated hardware really changed the face of gaming.

 

nglevin

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The original Myth definitely counts. Myth: TFL didn't have hardware acceleration through RAVE and OpenGL until its sequel, Myth II Soulblighter.

TFL's tooling for third party maps and enhancements was also primarily Mac-only, as Bungie was only well known in the Mac gaming circles until Halo became completely redone as an Xbox launch title. Soulblighter made a better effort to bring the tools cross platform.

There was an early period where some Soulblighter third party maps were "Mac only" because the Win32 memory manager was less tolerant of mistakes. Can't really think of any right now, as the Project Magma patches fixed up a number of things about the games between now and then.

 
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