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by Geoman
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: DALiM LiTHO
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: DALiM LiTHO

Interesting! The company still exists. https://www.dalim.com/ One could ask them per mail if they still have any copyright claim on or if it can be considered as freeware. But I think nobody is working there 15 years later and the current staff has no idea about it. Oh I see: "Twist" is st...
by Geoman
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: TekXpress on ebay de, does anyone speak German?
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: TekXpress on ebay de, does anyone speak German?

Still no reply from seller. I think it's because all companies are closed during easter holidays.
by Geoman
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: TekXpress on ebay de, does anyone speak German?
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: TekXpress on ebay de, does anyone speak German?

Y888099 wrote:Thanks. So kind :)
You are welcome :) I keep you posted when the seller replies to my email.
by Geoman
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: TekXpress on ebay de, does anyone speak German?
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: TekXpress on ebay de, does anyone speak German?

I just sent the German seller an E-Mail with the questions.
by Geoman
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI

Okay - it has already been done:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN5mxFfkr7g
"Quake 2 - Ryzen vs. Core i7 - Software Rendering Mode", Minute 5

using
http://renderer.vigilantesoftware.com/sgl.html
by Geoman
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI

Assuming 20fps, you have an improvement of 1200x in performance vs. 1fpm. Interesting, I would really expect more, even if the single threaded. If I configure 16bpp then the renderer says "Generic/MMX", with 32bpp only "Generic". Although there is no performance gain with MMX. T...
by Geoman
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI

NT4 has a Microsoft software renderer, too - this only semms to work with these screensaver 3DMaze etc. Are you sure about that? I remember reading years ago that OpenGL support under NT 4 was excellent. It was the fastest machine to run Quake 3, because of the good OpenGL performance and SMP. Oh w...
by Geoman
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI

Shiunbird wrote:I assume this is 100% software render, right?

Sounds logical, just to confirm.


100% Software, that's right. From SGI.

NT4 has a Microsoft software renderer, too - this only semms to work with these screensaver 3DMaze etc.
by Geoman
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI
Replies: 8
Views: 190

GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI

In 1997 when I couldn't afford an SGI, not even an 3D-accelerator, there was SGI's OpenGL SDK. And Hexen II + my Pentium 75 PC. *g* Well I changed the OpenGL32.DLL inside the game directory, which was intended for 3Dfx Voodoo with the one delivered with the SDK. Gave me 1fpm (=Frame Per Minute), but...
by Geoman
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI Catalogue from 1996
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: SGI Catalogue from 1996

Hey thank you!!!
by Geoman
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Apple and Imagination love affair over...
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Apple and Imagination love affair over...

Ah those days with PowerVR on the PC :-)
by Geoman
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: I just discovered SGI's Google+ channel
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: I just discovered SGI's Google+ channel

It's somehow tragic, that now they do a brilliant fan-service for the community, SGI is probably going to disappear soon. :cry:
by Geoman
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: I just discovered SGI's Google+ channel
Replies: 6
Views: 198

I just discovered SGI's Google+ channel

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+silicongraphics

With quite some nostalgia on it.
by Geoman
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Hardware is Cheap, Programmers are Expensive
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: Hardware is Cheap, Programmers are Expensive

http://idlewords.com/talks/web_design_first_100_years.htm A further symptom of our exponential hangover is bloat. As soon as a system shows signs of performance, developers will add enough abstraction to make it borderline unusable. Software forever remains at the limits of what people will put up ...
by Geoman
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Hardware is Cheap, Programmers are Expensive
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Hardware is Cheap, Programmers are Expensive

https://blog.codinghorror.com/hardware-is-cheap-programmers-are-expensive/ Given the rapid advance of Moore's Law, when does it make sense to throw hardware at a programming problem? As a general rule, I'd say almost always. Consider the average programmer salary here in the US: http://royal.pingdo...

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