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Tuesday, August 8, 2000
 
3dfx Voodoo5 Driver Update
3:00 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

The drivers for the just-released 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI for Mac OS have just been updated, to version 1.01. This update is currently only available through the auto-updating function built into the 3dfx MacTools control panel. This update addresses some bugs and resolution switching issues, but is not expected to address concerns about speed as of yet. Here are the details from the 3dfx message boards:

Yup, new drivers now available. Go into your 3dfx MacTools control panel and open the about box. There you will see a button to check for an upgrade. Press the button and it will automatically download the latest driver. Then, when you start back up again, go back into the Control panel, and you will see a message saying that there is a new ROM available, download it. Then, it will restart and you are all set to go. Make sure to read the readme file to see what's new in these drivers. Enjoy!
Mac product manager Bryan Speece followed up this news with a short post on what to expect from this update:
OK. I don't want to mislead anybody with this.
Don't be expecting big optimizations in 1.0.1. We were mainly trying to fix some bugs - including the slow resolution switching issues with some older monitors that didn't fully support DDC.
There'll be other updates to continually improve the product in various areas. Stay tuned...
You can be sure Mac 3dfx users will. For more information on this card and its abilities, check out our preview as well as our feature on Voodoo4/5 in-depth. Make sure you post your experiences with this driver update on the comments thread for this article or in our forums!

Voodoo 4/5 In Depth
Voodoo5 5500 Preview
3dfxgamers.com Message Thread


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