Originally Published: Monday, 10 July 2000 Author: Terry Warner
Published to: news_enhance_games/Games News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Voodoo5 drivers, Updated Voodoo3/Banshee drivers

Joseph Kain of 3Dfx sent out an announcement today in regards to new Voodoo3 and Voodoo5 drivers. Please note, this is a XFree 4.0.x release. This is not for XFree 3.3.x release. Click the topic above for the full announcement.

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There is now an XFree86 4.0 X Server/Mesa prereleases for Voodoo Banshee, Voodoo3 and Voodoo5 available. These drivers should be used in conjunction with XFree86 4.0 and Glide 3 with DRI support (provided). Note these drivers will still not work with Unreal Tournament, Myth2, Quake2 or other Glide and Mesa2x based applications. Nor has the DGA mouse bug been fixed at this time. Also note, these drivers are still in early development. At this time only a single chip on the board is supported, that means that the board will not run at its full speed potential and neither Full Scene Antialiasing (FSAA) nor T-Buffer Cinematic effects are avialable. As development continues these features will be implemented in the drivers.

Voodoo5: The files tdfx_dir-4.0.00-2.i386.rpm, tdfx_drm-1.0-2.src.rpm, and Glide_V5-3.10-1.i386.rpm can be found here: http://linux.3dfx.com/open_source/download/voodoo5_dri.htm

Voodoo Banshee/Voodoo3: The files tdfx_dir-4.0.00-2.i386.rpm, tdfx_drm-1.0-2.src.rpm can be found here: http://linux.3dfx.com/open_source/download/voodoo3_banshee_dri.htm

Changes:

  • This is the first release supporting Voodoo5
  • There have been bug fixes to Mesa which fix rendering problems with games like Soldier of Fortune and Heretic 2.

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 revisions of Mesa.





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