View Full Version : IBM-Compatible Voodoo2 12MB PCI

06-23-2001, 12:36 AM
I'm in process of repairing a Beige G3 MT as my first Apple (Finally!), and I noticed it has some open PCI slots. Anywho, I've got an older Creative Labs Voodoo2 12MB PCI 3D Accelerator, and I haven't been able to get a definitive answer...is it possible to run this on the G3 MT? I'm heavily PC based, so bare with me, but is it compatible as is? Or am I going to have to flash it or whatever I keep hearing about...thanx in advance!!!

InTheWayBoy - 'NERO!'

06-23-2001, 12:56 AM
I think it should work with the b5 drivers. I do not think it needs any flashing.

You could probably get a V3 for $25 http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

06-23-2001, 08:32 AM
Interesting info here http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/3dfx/voodoo2.html and driver on the home page here http://www.mac3dfx.com/ and scroll down to Drivers on the right sidebar.

More stuff http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/games/voodoo2tweaks.html and http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/3dfx/voodoo2drv.html and http://forums.xlr8yourmac.com/action.lasso?-database=faq.fp3&-layout=FaqList&-response=answer.faq.lasso&-recordID=6&-search k

06-24-2001, 02:48 PM
That card works well in a Mac, but you must flash the ROM over to Mac firmware and use Mac drivers.

06-24-2001, 04:41 PM
Voodoo2 cards do not need any ROM flashed for use in a Mac, as they carry no ROM on the card. All you need is the reference drivers. On the other hand, a Voodoo3 card has to have the ROM flashed for use in a Mac.