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We found some 3dfx drivers!

There are bound to be some of you who need these

When 3dfx were swallowed up by NVIDIA, we had at least hoped for a few months of driver support for the thousands of users worldwide, but within a few weeks this idea had whittled away to nothing. With the exception of x3dfx, a group of former employees hoping to support the cards on their own, who were apparently kicked about by NVIDIA legal, only unofficial third party drivers were available, made up by frustrated gamers in their bedrooms. Advances were out of the question; only the hope for ongoing OS support was really there. Fortunately for you Voodoo owners (and their must be a number of you still out there), we have managed to track down new sets of unofficial drivers which not only work, we can confirm, but actually support Windows 2000 and XP without objection. The files themselves are located at this site in Germany, and there is a handy mirror for our transatlantic readers at Guru3D in the States. These drivers support Voodoo Banshee, Obsidian S/X, Canopus Pure 3D and Pure 3D II, Voodoo Rush, Voodoo, Voodoo 2, and Voodoo 3/4/5. The latter, unfortunately, are only available for Windows 2000. Just a note: these are unsupported by the developer. But then, Voodoo cards have been unsupported since the brand was quietly tucked away in a cupboard somewhere, so you will be used to that. Related Feature - Voodoo 5 6000 preview