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tdfx - Voodoo Graphics and VoodooII Memory Access GLIDE device driver



      tdfx - Voodoo Graphics and VoodooII Memory Access GLIDE device driver


      device tdfx
      device tdfx_linux


      This driver creates an entry in /dev that allows programs (mostly
      GLIDE-based software) to access the device memory of the Voodoo Graphics
      and VoodooII 3D accelerators created by 3Dfx, Inc.  This provides an
      interface for applications based on the GLIDE API or that simply use the
      API provided by the linux /dev/3dfx device to use the video device.
      Supports all cards based on the following chipsets:
            3Dfx Voodoo Graphics
            3Dfx Voodoo II
      Specifically, the following cards should work:
            Diamond Multimedia Monster 3D
            Diamond Multimedia Monster 3D II
      Note that this driver does not currently have support for the Voodoo Ban‐
      shee, Voodoo3, Voodoo5, or Voodoo6 based cards.  It also does not cur‐
      rently support the Voodoo Rush.  It also does not yet handle the SLI fea‐
      ture of the Voodoo II boards.  You can only use each of them separately.
      By including tdfx_linux, you can enable the linux ioctl code for this
      driver, where the only supported applications currently reside.


      /dev/3dfx     Symlinked to default 3dfx board
      /dev/3dfx*    Character Device programming interface
      /dev/voodoo   Mirrors of above interfaces
      /dev/voodoo*  (Some apps use /dev/voodoo)


      The tdfx driver appeared in FreeBSD 5.0, and was originally developed for
      Linux kernel 2.0.x, later written for 2.2.x and 2.4.x.


      The driver was developed by Coleman Kane 〈〉 after the
      linux version of this driver by Darryll Straus, John Taylor, Jens Axboe,
      Carlo Wood 〈〉 and Joseph Kain 〈〉 to be
      directly compatible with it and support the many GLIDE based games avail‐
      able for Linux and UNIX.


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