S3 ViRGE S3D Officially Supported Games And S3D Patch Downloads

I am still in the process of testing and documenting these, so hopefully there will be updates as time goes on. Also I haven’t been able to track down some of the downloads yet, so if you have a source, let me know!

Official Patches

Retail Releases With No Patch Required

These games support the S3 ViRGE / S3D accelerated rendering out of the box without additional patches.

  • Battlerace
  • Croc (1.0 release only)
  • FX Fighter Turbo
  • Tomb Raider: Unfinished Business
  • Time Warriors
  • POD (Gold release only)

OEM / Bundled Releases

These releases were bundled either with S3 ViRGE graphics cards or computers that contained them.

  • Actua Soccer - Demo “Semi Finals” version bundled with the S3 Game Pak.
  • Descent II: Destination Quartzon 3D - Demo version bundled with Compaq machines and Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 cards. Not compatible with other ViRGE cards.
  • Destruction Derby - Windows 95 release bundled with Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 cards. All ViRGE Card Patch / All ViRGE Card Patch with NOCD / Resolution Fix
  • Fatal Racing (EU) / Whiplash 3D (US) - OEM release in Europe bundled with Hewlett Packard machines with S3 Virge cards.
  • Havoc - “ViRGE Edition” bundled with the S3 Game Pak.
  • Mechwarrior II: S3 Virge edition: Bundled release, Unofficial S3D retail patch available below.
  • POD: Intel MMX 1.0 OEM release, 1.0 to 2.0 Update also see official retail patch listed above.
  • Screamer: Bundled with the Number Nine Reality 332FX card. Unofficial S3D retail patch available below.
  • Terminal Velocity: Shareware version bundled with the S3 Game Pak. Also see official retail patch listed above.

Demo Only

These games only supported S3D acceleration in the demo versions, for whatever reason.

Unofficial Patches

ViRGE DX Wrapper Download

Some of these games require a wrapper to run on the ViRGE DX cards. I have found 2 versions - an ELSA branded one and this one. I believe that the executables are identical but will mirror both here for preservation purposes. Instructions are in the included README files.

Announced But Unreleased / Unsupported

The following games were announced but either released without S3D support or were cancelled before release, so don’t bother looking for them!

  • Actua Golf
  • Alien Trilogy
  • Confirmed Kill
  • Cyberspeed
  • Demon Driver
  • Flight Unlimited
  • Flying Nightmares 2
  • Hyperblade
  • Mega Race 2
  • Microleague Baseball 6.0
  • NCAA Final Four 97
  • NHL 97
  • Stratosphere
  • Syndicate Wars
  • Rocket Jockey
  • Terra Nova
  • Virtua Fighter

Much of this information was compiled from this vogons.org forum post and other sources online. I have mirrored the files here for preservation purposes.

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