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News : 24/11/2003
3dfxzone Driver Team going strong :
D.Borca joining the 3dfxzone Team around AmigaMerlin
several months ago, new life is about to be brought into 3dfx
A few days ago, Thomas Bruckschlegel (3D Analyzer, www.tommti-systems.de ) has as well joined the AmigaMerlin Team.
eventually has made the 3dfxzone Team by far the strongest
concentration of confirmed, highly capable people existing
nowadays around the 3dfx community, and already has become the center of focus for mostly all recent Driver deveopments.
in the past, several "Teams" brought hopes and promises
for those who followed their projects
(some of which turned out as partial or even complete failures, or even a hoax),
one can now safely say that actual progress is being made
The potential is now available to tackle both OpenGL and Direct3D issues still hurting 3dfx Users.
now on, it is (as usual) only a matter of time before
new Driver Cores are available.
News : 17/09/2003
Good News for the 3dfx Archive :
Archive's primary capacity has been increased to a solid 300 GigaBytes per month.
Despite most Users never notice, being the silent, trusted and reliable backbones of the 3dfx Archive for a very long time now,
this server-side improvement should provide more than sufficient bandwidth for all times to come
News : 07/09/2003
AmigaMerlin V3.0 Win2k/XP for Voodoo4/5 is finally released !
world's first Driver to be equipped with :
- new VSA Display Driver V5.01.2600.0001 (07 Sep 2003)
- new VSA Miniport Driver V5.01.2600.0001 (07 Sep 2003)
- very latest Glide3 build V3.10.00.30303 (30 Aug 2003)
The addition of full, bugfixed support for Voodoo5 6000 rounds up this package.
Not so amusing News :
The 3dfx Archive is being target of a Script Kiddie once again....
(ab)user of the IP 126.96.36.199
seems to love getting HTTP 403 Errors
I take it trying to bring down a 4-way redundant, 20+Gbit Uplink seems an attractive challenge...
News : 18/08/2003
like the external Stats take a downtime, thus preventing normal
In case of errors, don't despair : All Files are still in place...
Orange Part : External Stats <==> Yellow Part : Download
the Link into the Browser URL and cut the Orange part out. This
entered, should initiate download immediately.
Things are expected to return to normal Ops within a few hours max.
Sorry for the hassle...
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News : 10/08/2003
story, but some don't adhere to common netiquette :
WEBMASTERS : Do NOT link directly to Files !
Archive has been modified to block certain external Access to
Files on the servers.
So unless you want to embarass yourself, you should refrain from Linking directly to Files.
(link to respective Main- or Sub-Page instead)
simple rule of Webhosting :
If you can't afford the bandwidth : don't offer big downloads
News : 02/08/2003
3dfx Rampage surfaced & initial Review
Yet another 3dfx
Behemoth has recently surfaced out of the depth of ancient myth
Until recently, the 3dfx Rampage prototype was nothing but a spurious ghost, with only a handful of old Pictures taken from a 3dfx Lab proving its sheer existence.
Visit the Nexthardware.com Article to get the Details
News : 26/07/2003
Due to the user of
the IP 188.8.131.52 being somewhat too interested in 2
Voodoo2 Linux .rpm's , these are temporary offline.
( 24395 initiated Downloads within the last 42 hours )
This is a File serving Archive, and not a Gameboy.
News : 21/07/2003
New Drivers to look out for
It rarely happens that Driver announcements make Top News, but due to the great anticipation :
Team around AmigaMerlin is currently working on
the V3.0 Driver.
Apart from the normal polishing work, there's a good chance that the ageing Direct3D finally receives some fresh tweaks.
the latest scoop, keep an eye on :
Raziel64 has also been busy keeping
the venerable Voodoo Banshee up-to-speed, visit his site for the
latest updates :
in now at a solid 1606MB, constituted by 555 dedicated Files, the 3dfx Archive is basically 71.4% full.
The remaining Volume is scheduled to be brought to use by additional SubSections, being :
3dfx Card Images + basic Specifications (for reference &
- classic 3dfx Patches for Games
News : 09/06/2003
Voodoo5 6000 Reviews !
the longest time, the Voodoo5-6000 has been a spurious legend for
most, and only very few in-depth details were available from
But recently, a former 3dfx layout engineer has managed to rework many of the prototype Problems
and even upgraded/fixed a number of semi- or non-functional Voodoo5 6000's...
coupled with the dedicated Voodoo5-6000 bugfixes in several of
the most recent Driver releases, enabled the mighy Voodoo5-6000
to show her potential.
Meant as "the one card to rule them all" , one can only speculate what would have happened if 3dfx had managed to release it in numbers before their demise...
Hard:Overclock Voodoo5 6000
only does this Review contain all the -6000 specific Info's (and
Images), but it also covers alot if in-depth material
concerning the card's development, it's prototype issues, and how to get around them...
Hardware-Tweaker.de Voodoo5 6000 Review
already created & released a nice Teaser, showing the Voodoo5
6000 in action :
Hardware-tweaker.de Download Area
News : 04/05/2003
Photos and even a Driver for the 3dfx Rampage have recently surfaced!
over to Rashly's 3dfx Site to see the Details
(or jump to the Reference Section to Download the Prototype Driver)
News : 14/04/2003
Since today, the Archive contains and offers more than 500 dedicated Files for Download !
That likely makes it the most complete, and largest alive 3dfx File Archive in the world
505 Files available for download, 1502MB in total
728.5GB served within the last 12 month, to 237500 Visitors
...and still increasing...
Above Image was inspired by the Voodoo3-2000 AGP Retail Box Artwork.
News : 08/03/2003
Welcome the new Co-Webmaster of the 3dfx Archive :
I won't have any time to manage the 3dfx Archive during the next
weeks, she will take care of it
That also means that in the future, updates to the Archive will likely happen at a higher pace, as it won't be dependent on one person only.
Keeping an almost 1500 MBytes, 450 Files large Archive and spanning over 3 independent servers running and up-to-date has become a rather time consuming task.
News : 24/02/2003
voodooalert.de is preparing a 3dfx LAN Party!
Where? Essen, Germany
Cost? 14 Euro
offering Glide and other 3dfx friendly Games, there will be a
Hardware Corner and even a complete 3dfx Museum (including the
mighty 3dfx Voodoo5 6000 !)
Bottom Line : If you are a 3dfx Fan, and have a chance to participate, you should be there !
all the Details here (German Language):
MFM LAN Info :
YaBB Forum presently down...
into finding out what causes those Error 103 (unable to open
The errors came sometime this morning.
Might not be Forum related at all, but it needs to be checked.
=== update ===
should be fixed!
If you still find any Problems remaining, just let me know ASAP.
Finally, I managed to upload quite a number of Files !
are still way more Files and other submissions waiting, so if you
supplied any of those, don't despair !
I did not forget anything, it's still here and coming soon to a 3dfx Archive near you
If you find the Page not fully loading correctly, or giving you significant delay, please note :
small, external Webstats service is right now operating very
close to its limit.
Usually, it does not fail; it can just create a delay when Downloading Files.
A bit of patience, or a 2nd attempt might be in order, if it get's extreme.
case you really can't get the File you want :
Option 1 : just drop me an EMail, and I'll make the File available to you.
Option 2 :
Cut&Paste the Link into your Browser, and delete the Webstats
Part of it
Orange Part : External Webstats <==> Yellow Part : Download
Sorry for the lack of frequent updates...
often keeps my either busy or too tired to work on the Archive.
As of now, new Files are coming in at a far higher pace than I'm able to scan through and put online.
plans for the 3dfx Archive in 2003 :
- complete Visual and Navigational Overhaul
well aware this Site has gotten relatively big, yet still offers
a poor Visual experience for Visitors.
(and a Site Navigation based on 1990 style HTML Code *g*)
Anyway, those browsing the Archive are probably looking for something not found easily (or at all) elsewhere,
and browsing an old and full Archive always takes time