- I want a Voodoo
Banshee board, where do I buy one from?
3Dfx makes the
Voodoo Banshee chip but does not make a board that is sold in
retail. Currently the following Voodoo Banshee boards are
available: Guillemot Maxi Gamer Phoenix, Creative Labs 3D Blaster
Banshee and the Diamond Monster Fusion. Your local computer or
electronics retailer should carry these boards.
- Where do I get the
latest drivers for my Voodoo Banshee board?
You can obtain
the latest drivers for your Voodoo Banshee board from your board
Gamer Phoenix: http://www.guillemot.com/
Creative Labs 3D Blaster Banshee: http://www.creativelabs.com/
Diamond Monster Fusion: http://www.diamondmm.com/
Due to differences
with some of the Voodoo Banshee boards (ie: BIOS..etc..) we
suggest using drivers from your board manufacturer. You can use
drivers however neither 3Dfx or your board vendor can provide
support when using reference drivers.
- I had a Voodoo
Graphics or Voodoo2 that I replaced with a Voodoo Banshee board.
Now I cannot run any games, all I get is an error message or a
Graphics and Voodoo2 install a registry key that is used by
Direct3D to build a list of secondary devices. If you remove a
Voodoo Graphics and Voodoo2 card but do not uninstall the drivers
this registry key remains. Games will continue to try and use
Voodoo Graphics or Voodoo2 but will fail as the hardware is not
present. To fix the problem you should un-install your existing
Voodoo card as specified by the manufacturer of your board. If no
uninstall procedure is documented you can download the following
.inf file that will remove the registry key Direct3D looks
The delv. inf file
will remove the Direct3D registry keys used by Voodoo Graphics and
Voodoo2. To use: download the
file, using Windows Explorer right mouse button click on the
file in the download location and choose "Install".
If you use the
docs/FAQ/vbanfaq/delv.inf file you will no longer be able to
access Voodoo Graphics or Voodoo2 as a Direct3D device. If you
installed the docs/FAQ/vbanfaq/delv.inf file by mistake and need
to re-enable the Direct3D key for your Voodoo2 or Voodoo Graphics
card follow these steps: Download the restore file for Voodoo Graphics
Then using Windows Explorer right mouse button click on the file
in the download location and choose "Install".
- I cannot run any
OpenGL based games such as Quake or Quake2.
Make sure you
are using the latest drivers from your Voodoo Banshee board
manufacturer. Earlier Voodoo Banshee drivers do not support the
3Dfx mini-GL driver.
- How do I get Unreal
to run with Voodoo Banshee.
- Download the Unreal
v2.26 patch at 3dfxzone.it
- Unzip the Unreal
v2.26 patch (using WinZip or PKZip) to the location that Unreal
was installed in. (Normally this would be
- Start Unreal through
the Start Menu>Programs>Unreal> Play Unreal and when it
prompts you if you have a 3Dfx card installed, choose
- When Unreal then
tells you that "Unreal is only compatible with Voodoo 1 and
Voodoo 2 cards" and asks if you still want to use your 3Dfx
card, choose "Yes".
- I don't have an
Intel based processor on my Windows system. Will Voodoo Banshee
supports the following processors:
- Intel Pentium
- Intel Pentium
- AMD K6-2 3D Now!
(optimisations for K6-2 3D Now! will be in a future driver
- AMD K6-2
- AMD K5
(Requires latest drivers)
Does Voodoo Banshee
support Windows 98 multi-monitor?
Yes, but your
other 2D cards in the system must also support multi-monitor. In
addition, we cannot guarantee that Voodoo Banshee will work with
all other 2D cards and their associated drivers.
Voodoo Banshee PCI
can function with other Voodoo Banshee PCI boards. Voodoo Banshee
PCI cannot function when a Voodoo Banshee AGP is also on the
system. This is a software issue that will be addressed in a
future update to the Voodoo Banshee drivers.
Why doesn't Voodoo
Banshee support Direct3D games under Windows NT?
Windows NT 4.0
does not support the Direct3D HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) for
any 3D accelerated device. It is not possible to run any Direct3D
game under Windows NT 4.0 with hardware acceleration - only
software rendering is available. Future versions of Windows NT
(ie: Windows NT 5.0) should include Direct3D HAL support. (3Dfx
will provide drivers for future Windows NT versions once the
operating system is available.)
How do I get Need
for Speed III to run with Voodoo Banshee? When I start the game I
get an error message.
Does Voodoo Banshee
support 3D Studio Max?
Need for Speed
III needs a patch installed to run on Voodoo Banshee. Download
the patch (185KB) then run the downloaded file (double click
nfs3patch.exe). The patch will install. Once the patch finishes
installing click the Start Menu, then select Programs, Electronic
Arts, Need for Speed III and choose "3D Setup". Once inside 3D
setup, select Voodoo Banshee in the 3D Graphics renderer window
and then select OK. Need for Speed III can now be run: click the
Start Menu, then select Programs, Electronic Arts, Need for Speed
III and choose "Need for Speed III" to launch the
3D Studio Max
will run with Voodoo Banshee via Direct3D when run with Version
2.5, however colour format differences can occur.
games I don't see Voodoo Banshee listed under supported devices.
How can I tell if a game runs on Voodoo Banshee
If the game
lists Voodoo2 as a supported device it should run fine with Voodoo
Banshee. Games that list "3Dfx" support should also run correctly.
In general any game that works on Voodoo2 will function on Voodoo
Banshee. Some games may require patches.&