Originally Published: Thursday, 13 July 2000 Author: Terry Warner
Published to: news_enhance_games/Games News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

New Voodoo5, Voodoo3 and Voodoo Banshee Drivers

Joseph Kain of 3Dfx sent out a new announcement for Voodoo5/3 and Banshee XFree 4.0 Drivers. Please note these are for XFree 4.0 not XFree 3.3.x. Click the topic to read the full email.

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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 file tdfx_dir-4.0.00-3.i386.rpm can be found here: http://linux.3dfx.com/open_source/download/voodoo5_dri.htm

Voodoo Banshee/Voodoo3: The file tdfx_dir-4.0.00-3.i386.rpm can be found here: http://linux.3dfx.com/open_source/download/voodoo3_banshee_dri.htm


  • This release fixes the unresolved symbol fxConvertGLStencilOp problem that was preventing hardware accelerated 3D rendering.

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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