SFFT 1.8 Driver Is Here
After both 59 pre-releases, the 1.0 major release and the 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7 minor releases, it's time of new SFFT 1.8 driver. This software is based on Unified Architecture supporting by one package all Voodoo3 family, including Voodoo3 2000, Voodoo3 3000 and Voodoo3 3500 cards, as well as all 3dfx VSA-100 products and so Voodoo4 4500, Voodoo5 5500 and Voodoo5 6000 cards. It
is designed and developed to work with Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 Operative Systems.
This driver is part of a our new project that aims to get 3dfx working with some x64 OSes and some x64 hardware systems. If will be possible to catch up this
target reducing hardware compatibility issues, we'll use same Unified Architecture driver for all Voodoo3/4/5 graphics
to Public Testing and Give Us your feedback
This driver is posted for public download. Please
consider we need your feedback about both its stability
and performance responses on many hardware and software
configurations to do bug fixing and release improving. So
download this alpha using one among following links and
try it with your favourite games. Then give us your
feedback writing a report to this
forum topic (only free registration is
required) and specifying your main hardware components,
like mainboard, cpu(s), system RAM memory, and
SFFT Driver Installation
This package contains an installer named Setup.exe: by a double click on it you can open a wizard that will walk you through updating software. However if can't use the installer then you must install the driver manually by "Update Driver" table in
then click on the "Video Card"
icon and select the "Driver
Update" tab using the InstallSet folder as the drivers
SFFT Driver Configuration
If you want to customize the SFFT driver configuration, you can test new SFFT Tools: this is SFFT driver's native control panel available in two packages for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
Besides, if you have problems with SFFT Tools, you can grab this archive with Set3Tile and Set4Tile Utilities. Those small applications change the memory layout reported by the card: 3 Tile mode allows more memory for textures but disables use of a triple buffer while 4 Tile mode is the default. Some games only work in 3 Tile mode, and some only work in 4 Tile mode.
However, you can use classic 3dfx
Tools as well as a 3dfx hardware tweaker (as VControl) to get optimal SFFT Driver configuration..
You could get more info reading SFFT Driver official topic: besides, your feedback is useful giving us help to developing so you could post your report in SFFT
official topic at 3dfxzone.it international forums
or at forumzone.it.
The usual software life cycle involves the "what's new" notes at release time. But this step follows both code developing and user
testing steps. Now, when this SFFT alpha driver is posted, we are after code developing and before testing so requested release notes cannot be ready at this time.
However this release includes following updated files:
New Driver Version: 02/11/2011, 6.17.0068.0001;
New file 3dfxvs2k.inf v. 6.17.0068.0001;
New file 3dfxvs.dll v. 5.14.68.0001;
New file 3dfxvs64.dll v. 6.14.68.0001;
New file 3dfxvsm.sys v. 5.14.68.0001;
New file 3dfxvsm64.sys v. 6.14.68.0001.
SFFT Driver 1.8 for 3dfx Voodoo3, Voodoo4 and Voodoo5 video cards - Size: 4.53MB
From 3dfxzone.it arrives a lot of thanks to both our skilled programmers - in this case a great applause goes to
SFFT for his unbroken and very useful effort - and all public and private beta testers: you are helping us to exceed time limits of 3dfx Voodoo cards.