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Voodoo2(TM) Based 3D Accelerators Driver Kit

Voodoo2 Driver kit Version: 				1.02.01-BETA
Windows 2000 Display Driver: 				5.00.2085.0001
Windows 2000 Video Miniport Driver: 			5.00.2085.0001
DirectDraw HAL Driver Version: 				5.00.2085.0001
Direct3D HAL Driver Version: 				5.00.2085.0001
Glide2 Driver Version:
Glide3 Driver Version:
Voodoo2 Control Panel Applet:
OpenGL(r) Driver Version: ICD

Platform: Windows(r) 2000/XP/2003 
Copyright ( 1997-2000 3dfx Interactive, Inc. )
All Rights Reserved

NOTE: Use of this software is subject to the terms in the 3dfx license 

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This product may be covered by one or more of the following
US patents: 5,724,561  5,740,343  5,808,621  5,822,452  5,831,624

What's in the distribution?
This distribution contains DirectDraw, Direct3D, Glide, Glide3 and 
OpenGL drivers for Voodoo2 Based 3D Accelerators and the Voodoo2 
Control Panel Applet.

Special Features
This distribution has several added features you may find useful. The
following specifications and features are supported int hese drivers:


3D Hardware Acceleration
vertical Sync to Refresh Rates
Polygonal Edge Anti-Aliasing
RGB Gamma Adjustment


3D Hardware Acceleration
Vertical Sync to Refresh Rates
Polygonal Edge Anti-Aliasing
RGB Gamma Adjustment
Texture Memory Allocation of 2mb
Mipmap Dithering
Triple Buffering

Also special Registry Adjustment settings are included to toggle:

Edge Anti-Aliasing
Vertical Sync
Mipmap Dithering
Limit Texture Memory
Triple Buffering

Refresh Rate forcing edits are included.

MiniGL 1.49 has been provided as well.

You can find all the instructions for each feature in the Tools folder.



- Windows 2000/XP/2003
- PC with an Intel(r), AMD(r) or, Cyrix(r) based processor
- One free PCI slot
- 16MB of RAM or more Suggested


1) Start Windows and extract the drivers to a temporary directory.

2) Shutdown Windows, Power off the system and install your Voodoo2
   3D board into a PCI slot. 

3) Restart Windows after hardware installation.

4) Windows will detect a "PCI Multimedia Device", you need to:

 Click the Next Button twice on the Detection Dialog Box. Ensure that 
"Specify a Location" is checked and "Microsoft Windows Update" is not 
checked. Click Browse to continue.

5) Point the driver location to where the files are extracted to and click

6) You MAY then be prompted to insert the "Voodoo2 Drivers for Windows 2000"
   Disk.  Enter the path the drivers are extracted to and press OK.

7) Windows will copy the drivers. Reboot the system when prompted

...or You may try to use the quicker Install Executable in the base folder.

OpenGL(r) ICD: Known Limitations
The OpenGL ICD included with this kit is meant for use with OpenGL based 
games only. It may not be compatible with other applications that use the 
OpenGL API for 3D rendering support.

Special Notes:

This driver set is purely experimental. It is not intended for full usage
of 2D/3D acceleration of applications and is for testing purposes ONLY. If
you experience any anomalies please discontinue using these drivers.

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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