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SiS video card does not support OpenGL, but drivers say YES

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ascension15, Sep 19, 2000.

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  1. ascension15

    ascension15 Thread Starter

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    I downloaded the latest driver for my SiS 6326 8MB AGP card. The driver supports DX 7 and supports dual video card display and adds OpenGL API support, all of this is described at the SiS web site.

    But when I try to run either Quake 3 Arena or Half-Life, both OpenGL programs, it does not detect a OpenGL accelerator.

    What is the problem here?

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  2. Macky

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    OpenGL is a Voodoo Chipset thing. Other cards support it but games won't necessarily detect it.

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  3. ascension15

    ascension15 Thread Starter

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    I seriously think you are wrong. Voodoo chips, up until the Voodoo 4 and 5, support MiniGL. The full blown OpenGL I am talking about is supported by nearly every card out there! Ranging from ATI to Nvidia to S3 to Matrox, all support it, and since I read magazines where hardware is tested on Quake 3, all cards are obviously detected.

     
  4. Whypick1

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    I think MAcky's thinking of Glide, which is proprietary to Voodoo cards, but is quickly dying

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