Alright! I was kindly donated some files, and I managed to figure it out.
Firstly: For those who couldn't install the 3DFX patch in the first place due to the installer error, I have compiled a new patch. It will work with the abandonware version, however if you didn't need the CD before, you will probably need it now.
I figured out where the broken installer would put which files, and placed them appropriately in the zip. I also replaced the main exe. The one included in the old patch doesn't seem to work.
To install, just copy the files from the zip. Overwrite the files and folder contents. (There's no need to get any other patches, as this release includes the common files
, and the exe is the newest version available) DOWNLOAD
Next: Download Zeckensack's Glide Wrapper
. Install it wherever, I don't think it matters. Run the configurator. If Hind95.exe doesn't show up, using Global Settings
will work fine. Make sure the Resolution Limit
and Refresh Rate
both work with your monitor. All other setting defaults should work except Thread Policy, set this to Use Render Thread.
Also, set resolution
to Try high res
Running your Hind95.exe should work now.
In your video card's settings you can turn on antialiasing and anistropic filtering, it doesn't seem to affect performance negatively.
- Only 640x480 and 1280x960 work for me, likely since 1280x960 is multiple of original resolution.
- Slow framerate when many objects are on screen (even bulletholes!). Worst at Airfields.
- Once in-game, dialogues do not show, but are still functional (i.e. ctrl + q/end mission)
- After quitting flight, the screen is black. Alt+tab should return to menu
- After exiting the program, Hind95.exe is still running. End it through task manager
I'm still experimenting with glide wrappers. So far dgVoodoo is the only other one that lets me run the game. However, in flight the screen is black, audio is heard though and the controls are interactive. There are many settings in dgVoodoo so it's possible there's a working combination I have not tried yet.
To be able to reach the Hind's menu in dgVoodoo, the screen mode must be set to windowed, and most other settings default.
Good luck all