I have been trying to isolate the following glitch for over two weeks. Randomly, every 15 minutes to one hour, Q3A or Quake 1 will glitch. (I dont play any other games so these are the only two I have seen this happen to). This is what happens: I am playing the game and all of a sudden the screen will freeze for one second, during that time the last audio note will loop, then the game works fine again. The strange thing about this is that I never had this problem up until a month and a half ago.
I have this problem on two different machines. One is a PIII 500, 128 MB SDRAM, Voodoo 3 3000. The other is a AMD K6-2 400, 64 MB EDO RAM, Voodoo 3 3000. I am running Win98 SE (Clean install from a few days ago) w/ latest Windows Updates, DirectX 7.a, and brand new 3dfx drivers on both machines.
Someone told me this happens becasue of my Voodoo processor getting too hot. I don’t buy this because during the entire month of December when Q3A came out I played for hours every day and never had this problem. I have a hunch that I need to reinstall older drivers for my Voodoo 3. Maybe some from the beginning of December. Does anyone know where I can obtain these older drivers? Also if you have any ideas on my problem let me know. Eventually I will be upgrading my better computer to a Asus GeForce but for now I would like to figure this problem out.