View Full Version : OSX and 3dfx v3/2000

01-08-2002, 03:35 AM
Heh all,

I know that this general topic has been well explored but I am relatively new to it...

Awhile back before nVideia swallowed 3dfx it seems that VillageTronic was manufactutring cards based on the 3dfx chip set. At the www.villagetronic.com (http://www.villagetronic.com) site I found that the people there have a rom flash update (v1.9) that they claim will allow their version of the Voodoo 3/2000 (8meg and 16 which they call the 760 and 860) and the 3/3000 (villagetronic's 960) to run under X. So...I was wondering if anyone has tried these updates out and if they might work with the old 3dfx manufactured cards? Also, did 3dfx license the v5/5500 chip set out as they did with it's v3 relatives? If so has anyone come up with a rom flash that will allow this card to run under X? I'm not certain what this flash is supposed to do or how it works but it might??? I really liked the 3dfx product line and have the v3/3000 still as well as the 5/5500 so I hope that they will be hacked into X....

01-10-2002, 06:42 PM
I purchased a Voodoo 3/3000 to put into my 7500 w/G3 400MHz upgrade.

During my reading and searching I found the following info. Here are the links to my Guru posts... http://www.macgurus.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000257.html http://www.macgurus.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000236.html

A little late but hope this helps.

01-10-2002, 09:57 PM
Thanks for the links. I actually posted on one of them. However, I am really asking about the drivers developed by villagetronic as they claim that they will allow their version of the V3 (built with 3dfx's chipset) to run on OSX... I don't own X but am pondering the jump...I am reluctant to ditch my Voodoo cards though which are running on a couple of machines (mine and my son's). My hope is that these drivers will be usable with the Voodoo3 card at least and will run under OSX.

01-10-2002, 11:41 PM
I just do not know that.

It would seem to me like someone would. Right?

lasvegas usually has an inside track on things like this - he or someone else will be around.


01-11-2002, 05:43 PM
All I can say is try it. Keep your previous ROM software in case it doesn't work. If the drivers load into the card's ROM and the screen comes up in OS 9, I'm sure the benifits will reflect in OS X as well. This would require installation of a driver in OS X, since Apple doesn't supply a 3D acceleration driver for Voodoo boards.