|MesaFX 6.2 is latest release of a graphics library useful to run a lot of OpenGL-based games in alternative to their built-in miniGL. MesaFX improves performances of 3dfx hardware with OpenGL games in most conditions.
Newer MesaFX release v. 6.2 is on line and downloadable from 3dfxzone.it here. This update is for Voodoo2, Voodoo2 SLI, Banshee, Velocity, Voodoo3, Voodoo4 and Voodoo5 on Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP OSes. It improves 3dfx hardware performance with both old and current OpenGL based games allowing to get more speed playing by higher frame rates and more visual quality by 32 bit color depth (this last on VSA-100 cards only).
What is Mesa?
is a 3-D graphics library with an API which is very similar to
that of OpenGL.
To the extent that Mesa utilizes the OpenGL command syntax or
state machine, it is being used with authorization from Silicon
Graphics, Inc.(SGI). However, the author does not possess an
OpenGL license from SGI, and makes no claim that Mesa is in any
way a compatible replacement for OpenGL or associated with SGI.
Those who want a licensed implementation of OpenGL should contact
a licensed vendor. We heartly thank the whole development team
made up of these men: David Bucciarelli, Daryll
Strauss, Keith Whitwell, Daniel Borca, Hiroshi
Morii. And of course, Kudos to Brian
Paul, sine qua non.
must be used like a "patch" for the games, just in a
similar way of 3dfx MiniGL or Metabyte WickedGL: you can read
related tutorials in Best
Which drivers with MesaFX?
This table contains a drivers list: these are releases successfully tested with MesaFX and also these we suggest for general purpose of 3dfx cards.
4.0 XP GE
Please note 3dfx Voodoo3 3500 TV and Microsoft Windows 2000/XP users are asked to use MesaFX with AmigaSport 3.0 XP more likely than Amigamerlin 2.9 driver.
Mesa3D Web Site
Runtime Tuning For Advanced Users
MesaFX with 3dfx Banshee and Voodoo3/4/5 cards
MesaFX with 3dfx Voodoo2 and Voodoo2 SLI
discussion about MesaFX
of Call of Duty with MESA 0.51 and 3dfx Voodoo5 5500
of Wolfestain Enemy Territory with MesaFX 0.51 and Voodoo5 5500