New drivers for 3dfx cards still being developed

By on March 7, 2007, 5:28 PM
Almost 7 years ago, on the very late end of the year 2000 came Nvidia's buyout of 3dfx. This buyout was like many others where the important stuff is bought but support, etc. is still left to 3dfx, which no wonder closed doors at about the same time because they had run out of money.

We were quite surprised to learn that drivers for these cards are still being developed, and not just hacked together with stuff released by 3dfx back in 2000, but real new drivers supporting an unified architecture. One driver fits all 'recent' cards: Voodoo3 2000/3000/3500 cards, and all 3dfx VSA-100 products: Voodoo4 4500, Voodoo5 5500 and Voodoo5 6000, for both 32bit and 64bit Windows.




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mastronaut said:
Wow, that brings me back! I SLI'd 2 Voodoo 2 cards before it was the big thing. 3Dfx owed me a $40.00 mail in rebate, I guess I'm never going to see that! ;>)
Phantasm66 said:
That's SO cool. Man, those were the days.
Per Hansson said:
Yes, this really made me happy to find out, I myself owned a Voodoo5 5500 AGP card for a pretty long while.I just looked up the receipt and it was 2002-02-01 that I bought a ATI Radeon 8500 AGP, preordered it 2001-12-11 ;)The total price was about 500$ :DI could not find the receipt for the Voodoo5 but I think that too cost a few bucks, ahh, the memories all this brings back!
Mictlantecuhtli said:
Too bad I only have two Voodoo2 boards and not enough free PCI slots...
Wizzzzard said:
I still have 2x12meg V2's here with StealthV2 coolers and a Voodoo5. :)
DragonMaster said:
I have a Voodoo2 12MB SLI as well, this place is the only place where I found drivers for my cards when I bought them recently for $50.
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