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Why would anybody use a software GPU?

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I'm asking this naivly, WHY would anybody use a software GPU when everyone can use the great 3D accelerators? And I mean the people who have GEFORCE and Voodoo 3's and 5's.

Am I missing something?
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The only way to get a 100% compatible GPU plugin is to use a software rendering engine. Unless you build and market a graphics card that has a 100% hardware-compatible PSX GPU in silicon ;)
Any hardware GPU plugin has to make compromises to the graphics, at some time. To understand this fully, you need to have a good knowledge of programming PC 3d accelerator, and a good knowledge of the PSX GPU. Then you will understand the compatibility issues between the two.
If you don't have this knowledge, then trust me ;)
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