Today I was bored, so I went through an old box of GPUs I pulled out of junk computers over the years, and I came across the Virge and remembered it for giving me lots of grief on a couple of different systems I tried it on. I put it in one of my clunkers today, and sure enough, it's still up to it's same tricks. Upon startup, the splash screen is replaced by a black/white one with nothing but weird symbols/characters from top to bottom. Once past that, the XP screen comes up, with vertical stripes running through. Pictures look horrible.
I tried updating the driver....didn't do any good. Also tried various adjustments to resolution; anything above 600x480 and 16 colors is practically unviewable...and when I first started the computer before adjusting, it was in 4 color mode; I didn't even know that existed!
Is it time to send it to that S3 dumpster in the sky?
PS; I did come across an S3 Trio 32/64 and gave it a whirl in the same machine; not too shabby!