Driver Update: Amigamerlin 3.0 XP

on a new driver has been released for the 3dfx Voodoo 4/5 but it is also suitable for the Voodoo Banshee, Velocity 100/200, and Voodoo3 video cards. The driver is labeled Amigamerlin 3.0 XP and has the following release notes:

The windows display and miniport driver are newly built binaries by the 3dfxzone driver team. The display driver still uses DX7 core. However a good deal of bug fixes and additions have been made and they should work well for both win2k and winxp.

To list a few of the changes:

  • The strange banding effect when exiting to desktop from UT2003 has been fixed. The fix should work for any D3D app that supplies a gamma modifier.
  • Gamma control for video overlay has been added. Adjustments can be made from 3dfx tools.
  • Fixed so that the original 3dfx Glide driver will work with out any hacks for winxp.
  • Added support for Voodoo5 6000. All 4 VSA chips will be used running in 4way SLI, 2x,4x,8xFSAA modes. If you have model number 210-0391-001-A or A3 and have stability issues, you should apply Hank Semenec’s V56k hardware mod. Get the recipie at the 3dfxzone forums.

For more information, visit the forums at
Information regarding Glide can be found at 3.0 XP is available in two flavors:
Full Version – with 3dfx Tools
Lite Version – without 3dfx Tools

Version number 3.0 XP
Operating systems Windows 2000, Windows XP
Website 3dfxzone
License type Freeware