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Streets of Sim City Voodoo Rush Patched Executable

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Patched executable file required to play Streets of Sim City with a glide wrapper.

Original installer does not work in modern OS.



Voodoo Rush patch
December 2, 1997

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This is a patch for Streets of SimCity that fixes a problem with 3Dfx Voodoo Rush based accelerators. This fixes the problem with failing to enter hardware accelerated mode. 

You will also need to make sure you have the latest Voodoo Rush drivers from your board manufacturer. Voodoo Rush Glide drivers previous to version 2.43 will not work with Streets of SimCity. These drivers can also be found at the 3Dfx web site at http://www.3dfx.com/download/sdk/index.html#drivers.

Installing the patch

Copy the file RushFix.exe to the directory where Streets.exe is located and run it. That's it!

You will now be able to run Streets as before, except now you will have hardware acceleration with your Voodoo Rush card. Have fun!


3Dfx support
Streets comes with native support for 3D hardware accelerators using the 3Dfx chip set. This will almost certainly improve your frame rate as well as image quality.  In accelerated mode, Streets only works correctly in high resolution only. We change graphics modes when going from the game play to the garage interface or the game menu. For instance, when you hit ESC from within the game to bring up the menu, Streets will switch back to its software renderer to display the menu. This may look kind of strange, but it is normal. When you return back to the game, 3D enhanced mode will be active again.

One annoying little problem with this switching between the 3Dfx renderer and the DirectDraw renderer occurs when finishing a scenario, where a dialog box normally is displayed. This box, which informs you that you won or lost, may fail to appear thus seeming as though the program has frozen. Simply press ESC and the program will continue, showing the winning or losing animation.

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