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Welcome the the Voodoo3 Driver Section...
This Page contains a collection of 3dfx Reference and 3rd party Drivers...
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3dfx Reference Drivers
While those provide a safe start, they are fairly old, and not all Operating Systems are supported.
(Scroll down to see available updated 3rd Party Drivers, which most Users are running)


Voodoo3 Win 3.1 Drivers

Package Date

File

Size / Type

Remarks

Info

...

11 Jul 1999

CompaQ Voodoo3 V7.70

1135k ZIP

Refresh Rate tool included,
Credits go to User
Aquanox for locating this Driver

Voodoo3 Win9x Drivers

Package Date

File

Size / Type

Remarks

Info

...

...

18 Mar 1999

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.00.00

4556k ZIP

Glide/Direct3D only, DirectX6 Driver    

22 Apr 1999

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.00.00

1418k ZIP

Glide Update, NO 3dfx Tools    

01 May 1999

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.01.00

5416k ZIP

DirectX6.1 Driver    

12 May 1999

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.01.02

5411k ZIP

DirectX6.1 Driver    

20 Jul 1999

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.02.11

5226k ZIP

DirectX6 Driver    

01 Sep 1999

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.02.18

5295k ZIP

DirectX6 Driver    

21 Oct 1999

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.03.00

5319k ZIP

DirectX6 Driver    

28 Oct 1999

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.03.00

5310k ZIP

DirectX7 Driver

This Driver has a special Ability

 

11 Nov 1999

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.03.04

5378k ZIP

WHQL Certified    

15 Dec 1999

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.03.05

5380k ZIP

WHQL Certified    

26 Jan 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.04.00

6924k ZIP

WHQL Certified  

11 Feb 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.04.01b

7434k ZIP

Beta Release    

01 Mar 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.04.04b

7454k ZIP

Beta Release

27 Mar 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.04.05b

7456k ZIP

Beta Release    

12 Apr 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.04.06b

7441k ZIP

Beta Release    

19 Apr 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.04.07b

6985k ZIP

Beta Release

26 May 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.04.09C

12297k ZIP

Leaked internal Beta Release    

08 Jun 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.04.09J

12297k ZIP

Leaked internal Beta Release    

04 Jul 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.05.00

10894k ZIP

WHQL Certified  

19 Jul 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.05.01b

9387k ZIP

Beta Release  

18 Aug 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.05.02b

9453k ZIP

Beta Release    

27 Oct 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.06.00

8791k ZIP

   

22 Nov 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.07.00

8880k ZIP

Latest Final Version, WHQL Certified  

31 Jan 2001

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.07.00b

2200k ZIP

Beta, DirectX8 Driver, NO 3dfx Tools    

This Driver has a special Ability
The V1.03.00 DirectX7 Driver has been found to make the racing game GTA3 often work with a Voodoo3...
However, reports indicate success is most likely only on intel based Systems, while commonly failing on Athlon based systems.

Note about the UT2003 Demo :
Although not specifically designed for Voodoo3, the
x3dfx V1.07.00 and/or NuDriver5 3rd party Drivers should work quite well.
Click to Download or visit the
Voodoo4/5 Section ...

Voodoo3 WinNT Drivers

Package Date

File

Size / Type

Remarks

Info

...

20 Mar 1999

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.00.00

1164k ZIP

Glide only  

27 Apr 1999

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.01.00

1532k ZIP

   

14 Jul 1999

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.02.10

4664k ZIP

   

15 Feb 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.04.00

4789k ZIP

Latest reference Driver, WHQL Certified

Voodoo3 Win2K Drivers

Package Date

File

Size / Type

Remarks

Info

...

21 Feb 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.00.00

3599k ZIP

 

25 May 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.01.02C

11786k ZIP

Leaked internal Beta Release  

09 Jun 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.01.02L

11784k ZIP

Leaked internal Beta Release  

20 Jun 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.01.02

10302k ZIP

 

05 Jul 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.01.03b

10330k ZIP

Beta Release

17 Aug 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.01.04b

7469k ZIP

Beta Release  

01 Nov 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.02.00

6698k ZIP

DirectX7 Driver

22 Nov 2000

3dfx Voodoo3 V1.03.00

6743k ZIP

Latest reference Driver, WHQL Certified

Voodoo3 MacOS Drivers

File

Size / Type

Remarks

3dfx Voodoo3 Beta 10

321k SEA

Beta Release
3dfx Voodoo3 Beta 11

330k SEA

Beta Release
3dfx Voodoo3 Beta 12

420k SIT

Beta Release

Voodoo3/Banshee Linux Drivers

Component

File

Size / Type

Remarks

I

RPM Update, required for installation

25k RPM

Updates default 3dfxDevice rpm for V3/Banshee

II

Glide V2.6 rpm Package for Glibc 2.0
Glide V2.6 rpm Package for Glibc 2.1

339k RPM
376k RPM

Select : if you have Glibc 2.0...
Select : if you have
Glibc 2.1...

III

XFree86 V3.3.3, 3dfx SVGA rpm
XFree86 V3.3.3, 3dfx rushlib rpm
XFree86 V3.3.3, 3dfx XF86Setup rpm

1243k RPM
11k RPM
185k RPM

Select :: these 2 if you have XFree86 V3.3.3
...
<< download this if you want to use XF86Setup

III

XFree86 V3.3.5, 3dfx SVGA rpm
XFree86 V3.3.5, 3dfx XF86Setup rpm

1367k RPM
193k RPM

Select :: this one if you have XFree86 V3.3.5
<< download this if you want to use XF86Setup

IV

Glide SDK V2.2 rpm

3897k RPM

Glide SDK V2.2
Package Date

File

Size / Type

Remarks

Info

20 Sep 1999

3dfx Voodoo3/Banshee Linux V2.60

2100k ZIP

Apparently same as above, all in single Package

Note -
Beware than most modern Linux Installations commonly ship with 3dfx Driver support...
Only install if none is contained, or found to be older than the listed one !


3rd Party Drivers

Disclaimer
Use at your own Risk ! When installing any such Driver, make sure your System is backed up properly !
Despite being hand-selected from positive User feedback, I don't take credit nor responsibility for any of these Files...


Voodoo3 - Win9x

Package Date

File

Size / Type

Remarks

Info

...

04 Feb 2001

OmegaDrive V1.02 Win9x Driver

1909k ZIP

OmegaDrive's V1.02 Release for Voodoo3/4/5
Contains NO 3dfx Tools
 

16 Jul 2001

Omegadrive V1.03 Win9x Driver

8093k ZIP

Omegadrive's Voodoo3/4/5 Driver
Source :
www.omegadrivers.net
 

20 Aug 2001

AmigaMerlin V1.03 Win9x Driver

2454k ZIP

Amigamerlin's Voodoo3/4/5 Win9x Driver
Based and enhanced upon Omegadrive 1.03 Release
Contains
NO 3dfx Tools
 

26 Aug 2001

AmigaMerlin V1.04 Win9x Update
(Updated Install Files for V1.03)

12k ZIP

Requires and updates above V1.03 to V1.04
For use with
Voodoo3/4/5
 

13 Sep 2001

x3dfx Voodoo3 Win9x V1.08.03b
Beta Driver

8869k ZIP

x3dfx Team Voodoo3 Driver, Beta Release
Source : MIA
 

23 Sep 2001

AmigaMerlin V1.05 Win9x Driver

1906k ZIP

Amigamerlin's Voodoo3/4/5 Driver
Contains
NO 3dfx Tools
 

20 Jan 2002

AmigaMerlin V1.06 Win9x Driver

8925k ZIP

Amigamerlin's Voodoo3/4/5 Driver
Additional performance features, OpenGL Update
 

25 Aug 2002

AmigaMerlin V2.0 Win9x Driver

8893k ZIP

Amigamerlin's Voodoo3/4/5 Driver
Additional tweaks and Glide Updated

10 Oct 2002

AmigaMerlin V2.5 Win9x Driver

8011k ZIP

Amigamerlin's Voodoo3/4/5 Driver for Win9x !
Beta Release, Bugfixes, better UT2003 compatibility
 

29 Oct 2002

Mikepedo 1.1 Win9x Driver

8361k ZIP

Mikepedo's Voodoo3/4/5 Driver
contains Glide update, OpenGL 1.3 Emulator
512x512 Textures capable on Voodoo3
Source : www.3dfxzone.it

18 Nov 2002

3dHQ V1.09.00 Beta7

2699k ZIP

3dHQ's Voodoo3 Driver, Beta7 release  

28 Dec 2002

AmigaMerlin V2.9 Win9x Driver
-= Latest Release =-

8798k ZIP

Amigamerlin's latest Voodoo3/4/5 Driver for Win9x
Source : www.3dfxzone.it
 

10 Feb 2003

3dHQ V1.09.00 Beta9

2744k ZIP

3dHQ's Voodoo3 Driver, Beta9 release  

13 Feb 2003

3dHQ V1.09.00 Beta10

2744k ZIP

3dHQ's Voodoo3 Driver, Beta10 release
Source : MIA
 

FalconFly's Tip -
From personal tests and User reports I can highly recommend the Amigamerlin and x3dfx Drivers...

Voodoo3 - Win2000

Package Date

File

Size / Type

Remarks

Info

31 Jan 2001

x3dfx Voodoo3 Win2K V1.07.00b
Beta Driver

1659k ZIP

x3dfx Team Driver, Beta Release
Contains
NO 3dfx Tools

04 Feb 2001

OmegaDrive Voodoo3/4/5 Win2K
V1.02 Driver

1352k ZIP

OmegaDrive's V1.02 Release
Contains
NO 3dfx Tools

23 Aug 2001

x3dfx Win2k V1.08.00b
Beta Driver

2492k ZIP

x3dfx Team Driver, Beta Release
Contains
NO 3dfx Tools
Source : MIA

27 Aug 2001

OmegaDrive Voodoo3/4/5 Win2K
V1.03 Beta Driver

6255k ZIP

OmegaDrive's V1.03b Release
Source : www.omegadrivers.net

01 Sep 2002

AmigaMerlin V2.5 WinXP/Win2K

7554k ZIP

AmigaMerlin's V2.5 Driver
Contains new Direct3D and Glide cores

18 Nov 2002

3dHQ V1.09.00 Beta7

2207k ZIP

3dHQ's Driver, Beta7 release
Source : MIA

02 Jan 2003

AmigaMerlin V2.5SE WinXP/Win2k

7062k ZIP

AmigaMerlin's Voodoo3/4/5 Driver
Contains Glide updates
Source : www.3dfxzone.it

10 Feb 2003

3dHQ V1.09.00 Beta9

2245k ZIP

3dHQ's Driver, Beta9 release
Source : MIA

13 Feb 2003

3dHQ V1.09.00 Beta10

2245k ZIP

3dHQ's Driver, Beta10 release
Source : MIA

26 Oct 2003

AmigaSport V3.0 WinXP/Win2K
-= Latest Release =-

6418k ZIP

AmigaMerlin Team's Driver, latest Version!
updated Glide, improved TV out
Source : www.3dfxzone.it

24 Mar 2005

SFFT Alpha 25 for Voodoo3

1803k ZIP

Alpha 25 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
New : general Bugfixes
 

28 Apr 2005

SFFT Alpha 28 for Voodoo3

1809k ZIP

Alpha 28 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
New : updated Triangle Rendering code, Bugfixes
 

29 Jun 2005

SFFT Alpha 32 for Voodoo3

1819k ZIP

Alpha 32 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
Bugfix Release
 

02 Jan 2006

SFFT Alpha 33 for Voodoo3

1690k ZIP

Alpha 33 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
general Code optimizations, Bugfixes
 

21 Feb 2006

SFFT Alpha 35 for Voodoo3

1691k ZIP

Alpha 35 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
fixed Color Palette error
 

07 Mar 2006

SFFT Alpha 36 for Voodoo3

1754k ZIP

Alpha 36 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

11 Apr 2006

SFFT Alpha 37

3901k ZIP

Alpha 37 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
introducing Unified Driver Architecture
 

07 May 2006

SFFT Alpha 38

3911k ZIP

Alpha 38 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

29 May 2006

SFFT Alpha 39

3912k ZIP

Alpha 39 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

22 Sep 2006

SFFT Alpha 41

4083k ZIP

Alpha 41 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

03 Nov 2006

SFFT Alpha 42

4083k ZIP

Alpha 42 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

01 Jan 2007

SFFT Alpha 43

4291k ZIP

Alpha 43 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
misc. Bugfixes
 

11 Feb 2007

SFFT Alpha 44

4307k ZIP

Alpha 44 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

04 Mar 2007

SFFT Alpha 45

4306k ZIP

Alpha 45 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

11 Apr 2007

SFFT Alpha 46

4152k ZIP

Alpha 46 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

27 May 2007

SFFT Alpha 47
-= Latest Release =-

4152k ZIP

Alpha 47 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
Source :
www.3dfxzone.it
 

FalconFly's Tip -
SFFT Alpha Cores are 'development in progress' but contain the most advanced DirectX core existing for 3dfx.
Use is recommended for latest Direct3D Games.
Further Info and Feedback :
3dfxzone Forum Link

Voodoo3 - WinXP

Package Date

File

Size / Type

Remarks

Info

18 Sep 2001

Full WinXP Driver
(modified Omegadrive V1.03b)

7040k ZIP

Magic-Sim's modified Driver, Beta Release
based on Omegadrive Win2k V1.03b...
Source : http://magicsim.free.fr
 

19 Sep 2001

Full WinXP Driver
(modified EvilBanshee)

8323k ZIP

ZeroSignull's modified Driver repackaged with 3dfx Tools...
Source : MIA
 

22 Oct 2001

Full WinXP Driver V1.0
(modified Omegadrive V1.03b)

6451k ZIP

Hoe's Driver, V1.0
Source : MIA
 

30 Dec 2001

AmigaMerlin V2.0a WinXP Driver
- based on Omegadrive 1.03b -

7752k ZIP

AmigaMerlin's Driver, V2.0a
new OpenGL Fix included

07 Jan 2002

3dfx Underground V1.00.06a
(Alpha 6 Release)

7157k ZIP

3dfx Underground's WinXP Driver (stable Alpha Release)
Source : MIA

09 Feb 2002

AmigaMerlin V2.1 WinXP Driver

7748k ZIP

AmigaMerlin's Driver, V2.1
new OpenGL/Glide options, incl. Koolsmoky's Glide3x

05 Apr 2002

Dozer WinXP V1.1

9151k ZIP

Dozer's Driver, V1.1
Source : MIA

01 Sep 2002

AmigaMerlin V2.5 WinXP/Win2K

7554k ZIP

AmigaMerlin's Driver, V2.5
Contains new Direct3D and Glide cores.

18 Nov 2002

3dHQ V1.09.00 Beta7

2207k ZIP

3dHQ's Driver, Beta7 release
Source : MIA

02 Jan 2003

AmigaMerlin V2.5SE WinXP/Win2k

7062k ZIP

AmigaMerlin's Voodoo3/4/5 Driver, V2.5SE
Contains Glide updates
Source : www.3dfxzone.it

10 Feb 2003

3dHQ V1.09.00 Beta9

2245k ZIP

3dHQ's Driver, Beta9 release
Source : MIA

13 Feb 2003

3dHQ V1.09.00 Beta10

2245k ZIP

3dHQ's Driver, Beta10 release
Source : MIA

26 Oct 2003

AmigaSport V3.0 WinXP/Win2K
-= Latest Release =-

6418k ZIP

AmigaMerlin Team's Driver, latest Version!
updated Glide, improved TV out
Source : www.3dfxzone.it

24 Mar 2005

SFFT Alpha 25 for Voodoo3

1803k ZIP

Alpha 25 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
New : general Bugfixes
 

28 Apr 2005

SFFT Alpha 28 for Voodoo3

1809k ZIP

Alpha 28 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
New : updated Triangle Rendering code, Bugfixes
 

29 Jun 2005

SFFT Alpha 32 for Voodoo3

1819k ZIP

Alpha 32 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
Bugfix Release
 

02 Jan 2006

SFFT Alpha 33 for Voodoo3

1690k ZIP

Alpha 33 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
general Code optimizations, Bugfixes
 

21 Feb 2006

SFFT Alpha 35 for Voodoo3

1691k ZIP

Alpha 35 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
fixed Color Palette error
 

07 Mar 2006

SFFT Alpha 36 for Voodoo3

1754k ZIP

Alpha 36 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

11 Apr 2006

SFFT Alpha 37

3901k ZIP

Alpha 37 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
introducing Unified Driver Architecture
 

07 May 2006

SFFT Alpha 38

3911k ZIP

Alpha 38 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

29 May 2006

SFFT Alpha 39

3912k ZIP

Alpha 39 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

22 Sep 2006

SFFT Alpha 41

4083k ZIP

Alpha 41 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

03 Nov 2006

SFFT Alpha 42

4083k ZIP

Alpha 42 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

01 Jan 2007

SFFT Alpha 43

4291k ZIP

Alpha 43 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
misc. Bugfixes
 

11 Feb 2007

SFFT Alpha 44

4307k ZIP

Alpha 44 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

04 Mar 2007

SFFT Alpha 45

4306k ZIP

Alpha 45 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

11 Apr 2007

SFFT Alpha 46

4152k ZIP

Alpha 46 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

27 May 2007

SFFT Alpha 47
-= Latest Release =-

4152k ZIP

Alpha 47 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
Source :
www.3dfxzone.it
 

FalconFly's Tip -
SFFT Alpha Cores are 'development in progress' but contain the most advanced DirectX core existing for 3dfx.
Use is recommended for latest Direct3D Games.
Further Info and Feedback :
3dfxzone Forum Link

Voodoo3 - WinXP 64bit (XP64)

Package Date

File

Size / Type

Remarks

Info

11 Apr 2006

SFFT Alpha 37

3901k ZIP

Alpha 37 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
introducing Unified Driver Architecture
 

07 May 2006

SFFT Alpha 38

3911k ZIP

Alpha 38 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

29 May 2006

SFFT Alpha 39

3912k ZIP

Alpha 39 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

22 Sep 2006

SFFT Alpha 41

4083k ZIP

Alpha 41 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

03 Nov 2006

SFFT Alpha 42

4083k ZIP

Alpha 42 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

01 Jan 2007

SFFT Alpha 43

4291k ZIP

Alpha 43 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
misc. Bugfixes
 

11 Feb 2007

SFFT Alpha 44

4307k ZIP

Alpha 44 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

04 Mar 2007

SFFT Alpha 45

4306k ZIP

Alpha 45 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

11 Apr 2007

SFFT Alpha 46

4152k ZIP

Alpha 46 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools  

27 May 2007

SFFT Alpha 47
-= Latest Release =-

4152k ZIP

Alpha 47 Release, contains NO 3dfx Tools
Source :
www.3dfxzone.it
 

Voodoo3 - MacOS Drivers

Package Date

File

Size / Type

Remarks

21 Dec 2000

modified Mac Driver V1.1.3b
(Beta Driver)

1465k BIN

David's modified Voodoo3/4/5 Mac Driver, Beta Release
This seems to be the latest Mac Driver overall...
Source : MIA

21 Dec 2000

Voodoo3 Driver Beta13
includes latest V3 Mac ROM + Flasher
(for both V3-2000 and -3000)

418k SIT

probably above Driver, but this package is bundeled with :
- latest Mac Bios Flasher Tool and Voodoo3 Bios Files
should contain detailled Readme Files for Instructions
Thanks go to
Nikita and http://www.clanmacgaming.com
...for helping to locate those rare Voodoo3 Mac ROM's !

Voodoo3 - BeOS Drivers

Package Date

File

Size / Type

Remarks

Info

07 Nov 2002

BeOS 5 Voodoo3 Driver V0.02
for x86 platforms

36k TAR

Carwyn Jones' Voodoo3 BeOS Driver, Beta Release
Source :
MIA

10 Dec 2002

BeOS 5 Voodoo3 Driver V0.03
for PPC platforms

70k ZIP

PPC port of above Driver, Beta Release
Source :
MIA

FalconFly's Tip -
These seem to be the only BeOS Drivers existing!


Item

Explanation

Standard

- Normal Download -

Highlighted

- Recommended Download -

MIA

- Original Host down or Status unknown -

ReadMe File

Release Notes

FAQ's

This Driver has a special Ability

This Driver has a special ability