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D2_3Dfx

D2_3Dfx is the unofficial version for 3Dfx cards, coded by Andy Hanson from 3Dfx Interactive. They are newer than D2Voodoo and under normal circumstances to be prefered. Notes:

  • These patches run only if you have a system with at least 32 MB physical memory!
  • They are considered unofficial, since they are not approved by neither Interplay Productions nor Parallax Software. The programmer of these patches is Andy Hanson from 3Dfx Interactive.
  • If you have a Voodoo 1 card, all patches will run.
  • If you have a Voodoo 2, Voodoo 3, Voodoo Rush or a Voodoo Banshee card, V1.05b and higher will run.
  • All patches require that you patch to V1.2 first. Get the patch to V1.2 here!
  • All patches require the newest Glide drivers for your card.
  • All patches are DOS executables, running fine under Win9x. None of these patches will run under Windows NT.
  • V1.06b fixes an assertion failure that crashed the game in some levels (e.g. Midgard 5) in V1.01b, V1.02b and V1.05b.
  • If you have any more questions or problems, please read the D2_3Dfx FAQ by Dorsola!
Download D2_3Dfx Beta V1.06b 03/05/1998 (745 kB)
Download D2_3Dfx Beta V1.05b 03/03/1998 (765 kB)
Download D2_3Dfx Beta V1.02b 08/01/1997 (874 kB)
Download D2_3Dfx Beta V1.01b 07/31/1997 (874 kB)
Download D2_3Dfx Alpha V0.92a 06/12/1997 (855 kB)
Download D2_3Dfx Alpha V0.91a 05/11/1997 (871 kB)
Jump to Dorsola's D2_3Dfx FAQ
Update to V1.2 - required for D2_3Dfx

 

D2Voodoo

These are the original official patches for 3Dfx Voodoo cards. Notes:

  • These patches only require 16 MB of system RAM to run.
  • These patches are considered official, since they were written by Parallax Software and released by Interplay Productions.
  • Release 1 will only run under Win9x, although its a DOS executable.
  • Release 1 does not support add-on levels made with the DEVIL level-editor.
  • All patches require that you patch to V1.2 first. Get the patch to V1.2 here!
  • D2Voodoo hangs for a second when somebody shots with the Omega. It also slows down when picking up powerups.
  • With Voodoo 2 the colors will be wrong. This can be fixed with some DOS environment variables.
  • There has been no tests with Voodoo 2, Voodoo 3, Voodoo Rush or Voodoo Banshee cards. Simply use D2_3Dfx for them.
  • Since D2_3Dfx has less bugs, more features and looks a lot better, you should download D2_3Dfx instead, unless you don't have 32 MB of RAM or more.
Download D2Voodoo Rel. 2 01/26/1997 (760 kB)
Download D2Voodoo Rel. 1 01/06/1997 (864 kB)
Update to V1.2 - required for D2_3Dfx

 

 

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