3Dfx gaat developers een handje helpen met het bakken van 3Dfx ondersteunende zachtwaar voor alternatieve platformen, waaronder Linux. Hier wat info die 3Dfx naar aanleiding van de Linux World Conference in een press release verstopt heeft:
To mark the opening of the Linux World Conference and Expo, 3Dfx Interactive(R) Inc. (Nasdaq: TDFX) today announced it is launching a broad effort that will enable developers to create content for 3Dfx Voodoo(R) accelerator products on several platforms, including the popular Linux(R) operating system. As part of a multi-faceted program, 3Dfx launched several new sections of its Web site today to serve as a resource for developers using Linux and other operating systems based on UNIX(R). The company also announced that it is releasing 2D specifications for Voodoo Banshee(TM), its award-winning graphics accelerator, to the Open Source(TM) community.
Available at http://www.3dfx.com, the new Web content is designed to help developers create games, interactive content and visual business applications for 3Dfx Voodoo acceleration technology. On the 3Dfx Web site, developers will find Voodoo Banshee 2D specifications, 3Dfx Glide(R) libraries for Linux (developed for 3Dfx and Linux users by independent software developer Daryll Strauss), and links to Mesa, an OpenGL(R) compatible library for Open Source platforms.
"This effort further extends our reach into the development community, which has always been critical to our success," said Scott Sellers, senior vice president of product development at 3Dfx Interactive. "By taking steps to ensure that key 3Dfx software drivers and APIs support Linux and other platforms, we are providing game and software developers with the chance to create content for their preferred graphics platform using their favorite development environment."