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[News] DCE licenses Voodoo 3 Warp 3D drivers for its G-REX line of PCI products.ANN.lu
Posted on 26-Jun-2001 08:13 GMT by Christophe Decanini11 comments
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Hyperion press release:
Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce that it has entered into a license agreement with DCE, producers of the G-REX line of PCI hardware for the Amiga. Under the agreement Hyperion will support DCE's G-REX 1200 and G-REX 4000 products with fully featured Warp 3D Voodoo 3 drivers for both 68K and PPC. We're very pleased that DCE has decided to respond to demand by its customers for Warp3D drivers for Voodoo 3 , says Ben Hermans, managing partner of Hyperion Entertainment . Amiga users currently have quite a number of PCI solutions to chose from and the manufacturers offering the widest range of drivers for their PCI solutions will clearly have a competitive advantage. From the large number of e-mails we have received, we can only conclude that the availability of 3D drivers is a key consideration for users when they make their decision to purchase a specific PCI solution. To avoid disappointment, we once again urge users interested in 3D graphics to investigate the availability of Warp3D drivers before purchasing a specific PCI solution.
DCE licenses Voodoo 3 Warp 3D drivers for its G-REX line of PCI products. : Comment 1 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Ben Yoris/Hyperion on 25-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
Damn you Christophe, you were faster than me ! :)
DCE licenses Voodoo 3 Warp 3D drivers for its G-REX line of PCI products. : Comment 2 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by It's about time on 25-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Ben Yoris/Hyperion):
Is it make sense to make Warp3D drivers for 68k? Is there any software
using Warp3D which is able to run on a 68k?
DCE licenses Voodoo 3 Warp 3D drivers for its G-REX line of PCI products. : Comment 3 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Amifan on 25-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Ben Yoris/Hyperion):
Uh? I thought they had an agreement already. So much for al the negative response to elbox.....
DCE licenses Voodoo 3 Warp 3D drivers for its G-REX line of PCI products. : Comment 4 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Ben Yoris/Hyperion on 25-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (It's about time):
As far as I know there should be 68k drivers (I'll let the Frieden Bros. confirm that).
You have Descent 68k Warp3D running fine.
And *maybe* Descent Freespace will also have a 68k version. Maybe (still to be confirmed too).
DCE licenses Voodoo 3 Warp 3D drivers for its G-REX line of PCI products. : Comment 5 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by db on 25-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
what i would like to know is when is the driver going to be released for the g-rex?
DCE licenses Voodoo 3 Warp 3D drivers for its G-REX line of PCI products. : Comment 6 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Its about time on 25-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Ben Yoris/Hyperion):
> As far as I know there should be 68k drivers (I'll let the Frieden Bros.
> confirm that).
It is not a question of confirmation. The availability of 68k drivers is
stated in the press release. Please, re-read your press releases ;)
> You have Descent 68k Warp3D running fine.
Fine.
> And *maybe* Descent Freespace will also have a 68k version. Maybe (still to
> be confirmed too).
Will it depend if the combo 68k+Warp3D is fast enough to run it decently?
That's could be a reason to develop one, even for testing purposes.
DCE licenses Voodoo 3 Warp 3D drivers for its G-REX line of PCI products. : Comment 7 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Ben Yoris/Hyperion on 25-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Its about time):
It is not a question of confirmation. The availability of 68k drivers is
stated in the press release. Please, re-read your press releases ;)
Yes, sorry, my mistake.
>Will it depend if the combo 68k+Warp3D is fast enough to run it decently?
>That's could be a reason to develop one, even for testing purposes.
Freespace has an engine which doesn't require a HUGE amount of CPU power. That's why with an 060 and Warp3D, the game could run at a decent speed. This is still to be tested. PPC versions have the priority. But if it's good on an 060, there should be no reason for not releasing it. As I said, I'll let the Frieden bros. comment on this question.
DCE licenses Voodoo 3 Warp 3D drivers for its G-REX line of PCI products. : Comment 8 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 25-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Ben Yoris/Hyperion):
Great news. An overclocked 060 could really use Warp3d :-)
DCE licenses Voodoo 3 Warp 3D drivers for its G-REX line of PCI products. : Comment 9 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Christophe Decanini on 25-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Ben Yoris/Hyperion):
I have to be faster than everybody if I want my news to be posted in the moderated section:
I can not (officialy) promote news to the moderated section.
This is why there are not so much news from me.
BTW I appreciate that other people post so ANN is still up to date.
DCE licenses Voodoo 3 Warp 3D drivers for its G-REX line of PCI products. : Comment 10 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Steffen Haeuser on 25-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Its about time):
Hi!
>Will it depend if the combo 68k+Warp3D is fast enough to run it decently?
>That's could be a reason to develop one, even for testing purposes.
Exactly, it depends only on the speed. We have a 68k version which is from the state of the source-code on the same state like the PPC version. So it is not a problem of having to develop a 68k version... it is only a matter of speed. And we are still evaluating if the 68k is fast enough (Actually the 68k version was not completely on the latest stage of source code, it used only the software renderer until recently, and the software renderer was definitely too slow for a 68k version - but we hope as soon as the Warp3D Renderer works on 68k, that it will run fast enough to support 060+Permedia 2/060+Voodoo 3 Systems).
BTW: Expect a progress update not too far in the future. Freespace is developing very nicely currently.
Steffen
DCE licenses Voodoo 3 Warp 3D drivers for its G-REX line of PCI products. : Comment 11 of 11ANN.lu
Posted by Thomas Frieden on 25-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (It's about time):
Yes, there are the plugins for AmigaAMP :)
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