27th Jan 2017
My opinion of 3dfx and Flight experience.
I absolutely loved the Voodoo cards. I never had the high dollar cards but I always tried to stay with the big name brands. My last card was a Creative Labs Banshee. I never really took to the Nvidia graphics. I thought the 16-bit color depth was enough and was perfect for reflective textures for Need 4 Speed: Hot Pursuit. No jaggies at all.
I started flying flight simulators back in 1982 with Jumbo Jet Pilot on the Atari 800. I chose to dedicate to PCs in 1992 when I was in Flight School. MS was discontinuing their product after FS 4.0 Mac and I went with the PC.
I have 1423 hrs actual and type rated for Beech King Air 350, Saab 340. I really wanted to get my check ride in an ATR but, I was stricken with Multiple-Sclerosis in 1997. I can still live out my dream with the simulators.
FYI: in my opinion, for VFR conditions, flight simulators are more difficult than RL due to the lack of sensory information.
R. Lee Wicker
Description: In 1998 the 3DFX Voodoo graphic card hit the market and caused a quantum leap in computer gaming. Suddenly computers that struggled to get 20 fps could run at 60 fps with amazing textures and light sourcing.