Last August we covered the hard-to-find Prophecy OEM release that came bundled with the Real3D Starfighter graphics card. The Starfighter was an i740 (Intel) based graphics card for Pentium (PCI) or Pentium II (AGP) systems that supported Direct3D and OpenGL. Included in the package was the first of three Prophecy CD's, complete with cinematics. Instead of a disc swap prompt, players were shown a special splash screen inviting them to buy a full copy of the game to complete the story.
Back in 1997, Starfighter owners would have missed out on some of Prophecy's advanced graphical effects, because a 3Dfx-based accelerator was required for full 3D enhancement. Now, PopsiclePete has prepared a new version of the Prophecy upgrade patch that should support the OEM release. The upgrade patch installs Pedro's advanced OpenGL renderer and HCl's multiplayer patch. The Prophecy OEM version is free to download, so anyone can grab it and play a Prophecy multiplayer match. Download the patch here and reach out to Pete on the Forums if you encounter any problems.