Originally Published: Thursday, 24 February 2000 Author: Terry Warner
Published to: news_enhance_games/Games News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

New Glide Releases

Joseph Kain of 3Dfx sent out an email today. The email announces new Glide packages for Voodoo3 / Voodoo Banshee cards, and also Voodoo Graphics cards. You can read the email by clicking above.

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There is a new Glide releases for Voodoo Banshee, and Voodoo3 available. This Glide release is for use with the stand alone (non-DRI) based drivers. These drivers should be used in conjunction with XFree86 3.x.

This new release has the following bug fixes:

  • Initialization sequence now properly initializes X connection
  • This fixes level restart problems in MythII
  • This fixes resolution changes in UnrealTournament

The files Glide_V3-2.60-15.i386.rpm and Glide_V2-2.60-15.i386.glibc2.0.rpm are now available on the following page: [Ed: 3dfx has been acquired by nVidia. As a result, the link no longer works -- see below for details.]

Please follow the instructions on the above pages to install these packages.

If you experience any difficulty installing any of these driver please direct your questions to the USENET newsgroup 3dfx.glide.linux.

Again note that these releases do NOT work with the DRI/XFree86 4.0 based drivers.


There is a new Glide release for Voodoo Graphics available.

The new release has the following bug fixes and features:

  • Shutdown sequence now properly shuts down all Voodoo boards.
  • This may fix problems experienced in restarting the video in some games.
  • New library naming convention libglide2x.so --> libglide.so.2 compatibility symlinks are provided.

The files Glide_VG-2.46-5.i386.rpm and Glide_VG-2.46-5.i386.glibc2.0.rpm are now available on the following page: [Ed: Link no longer works, as 3dfx.com has been bought out and rearranged.]

Please follow the instructions on the above pages to install these packages.

If you experience any difficulty installing any of these driver please direct your questions to the USENET newsgroup 3dfx.glide.linux.


Update: New locations to get the drivers:




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