Originally Published: Friday, 3 March 2000 Author: Terry Warner
Published to: news_enhance_games/Games News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

New Glide DRI Release

Joseph Kain of 3Dfx sent out an email today. The email is to announce new glide release for the XFree86 4.0 prerelease DRI based drivers. The email message can be read 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 XFree86 4.0 prerelease DRI based drivers. These drivers should be used in conjunction with XFree86 3.9.18 (provided). These drivers are current experimental and in prerelease. Note these drivers will still not work with Unreal Tournament, Myth2, Quake2 or other Glide and Mesa2x based applications. If you want to drivers with full compatibility do no use these prerelease drivers.

If you are unclear on what DRI drivers are or are wondering which drivers are most stable or have more features please read the information here:


This new release is based on XFree86 3.9.18 has numerous bugfixes and new features over the previous binary release based on XFree86 3.9.16. This release is a cantidate for final release, it is being made available for testing and bug finding purposes.

The files tdfx_dir-3.9.18-1.i386.rpm, tdfx_dm-0.8.5.src.rpm, and Glide_V3-DRI-3.10-4.i386.rpm are now available from: http://linux.3dfx.com/open_source/download/voodoo3_banshee_dri.htm

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 this release does NOT work with Glide applications or Applications that are linked against older revision of Mesa.

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