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Unsupported Driver List as of 4/17/2001

Drivers on this List will cause the preferred renderer to default to #software mode despite the setting assigned during authoring. This list was compiled by the Macromedia Director QA team and will be updated periodically. Please refer to your operationg System and Video Card Documentation for determing how to derive the Video Card model name.

3DFX drivers
3D Labs drivers
ATI drivers
Diamond drivers
Intel drivers
Matrox drivers
Nvidia drivers

S3 drivers
Miscellaneous drivers



3DFx Drivers              top
Model Name: (as shown in Windows System Properties/Windows Registry or Macintosh Preferences)
Driver Version
Notes
OS
Renderer

3dfxvoodooseries

5.00.2195.0197
Misc OpenGL issues and random crashes for Voodoo 3 PCI card.  Unfortunately, all 3Dfx Voodoo cards are blocked, because 3Dfx didn't create specific product labels in their installer .INFs.

Win2k

OpenGL

3dfxvoodooseries

4.00.1381.0229 Misc OpenGL issues and random crashes for Voodoo 3 PCI card.  Unfortunately, all 3Dfx Voodoo cards are blocked, because 3Dfx didn't create specific product labels in their installer .INFs.  Win95
Win98
WinME
Win2k
NT 4.x
OpenGL
*voodoo4 4.00.1381.0229 3dfx Voodoo 4 crashes with OpenGL on NT4 with any 3D content with this driver. NT 4.x
OpenGL
*3dfxvoodoo3 4.00.1381.0391 and earlier 3Dfx Voodoo3 crashes any OpenGL 3D content on NT4, with this driver version or earlier.   NT 4.x
OpenGL
voodoo5500pci 4.00.1381.0229 and earlier 3Dfx Voodoo5 crashes any OpenGL 3D content on NT4, with this driver version or earlier, especially when multi-texturing.  NT 4.x
OpenGL
*voodoo3 4.11.01.1204 and earlier 3Dfx Voodoo3 crashes using DX7 for wire-frame on Win98. Win98
DirectX7
*voodoo3 4.11.01.7160 and earlier 3Dfx Voodoo3 on Win98SE - OpenGL reflection maps cause browsers to crash.  Drivers this version and previous are blocked for OpenGL. Win98

OpenGL

*voodooseries 5.00.2195.0232 and earlier 3Dfx Voodoo 5 crashes Internet Explorer 5 when switching between renderers.  Unfortunately several other Voodoo chipsets are also blocked, because 3Dfx didn't create specific product labels in their installer .INFs. Win2k
OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
*voodoo3 4.12.01.1225 and earlier 3Dfx Voodoo3 crashes using DX7 on Win98. Win2k
DirectX7
*voodoo3 5.00.2180.58 and earlier 3Dfx Voodoo3 crashes W2K when using DX7 for movies with overlays. Win2k
DirectX7

3D Labs Drivers       top
ModelName: (as shown in Windows System Properties/Windows Registry or Macintosh Preferences)
Driver Version
Notes
OS
Renderer

permedia2

4.10.01.2359 and earlier
3D Labs Permedia2-based products with this driver (or earlier) offer no textures with OpenGL. 

Win95
Win98
WinME

OpenGL

*permedia3

4.12.01.2107 and earlier 3DLabs Permedia3 products: OpenGL is blocked for misc rendering defects, lack of textures, orcrashes, for this driver and earlier versions..  NT 4.x
OpenGL
elsagloriasynergy 5.00.2180.1 Elsa Gloria Synergy (3dlab Permedia 2): OpenGL and DirectX 7 are blocked from Win2000 for crashes. Win2k
OpenGL
DirectX7
glintdelta+glintmx 4.10.0106 and earlier Elsa Gloria XL (3D Labs GLINT MX chipset): DirectX 7 is blocked on W9x, because 3D movies don't begin playing.  Win95
Win98
WinME
DirectX7
3dlabsoxygengvx1 4.12.01.2107-0828 and earlier 3Dlabs Oxygen GVX1 causes crashes on Win9x with all hardware renderers, for this driver and all previous.  Win95
Win98
WinME
OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
permedia2.90mhz 4.10.01.2105 and earlier 3DLabs Permedia II displays no textures with DirectX or OpenGL. This driver and all previous are blocked from hardware rendering.  Win95
Win98
WinME
OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
glintr3. 4.12.01.2107-0829R and earlier 3DLabs Permedia3 chipset has texture problems with OpenGL on Win9x, with this driver or previous versions. Win98

OpenGL

ATI drivers       top
Model Name: (as shown in Windows System Properties/Windows Registry or Macintosh Preferences)
Driver Version
Notes
OS
Renderer

atigraphicsproturbopci(atim64-gx)

(all versions)
ATI Mach64-GX, a.k.a, ATI Graphics Pro Turbo: this is an older product which has rendering issues or crashes on all drivers we tested, with all hardware renderers.  Users are recommended to use the Software renderer if they have this video card.

Win95
Win98
WinME
Win2k
NT 4.x

OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5

mach64:ragepro

4.11.2560 ATI Mach64 Rage Pro has occasional texturing problems with DirectX 7. Win95
Win98
WinME
DirectX7
mach64:ragepro 4.10.1720 and earlier ATI Rage Pro: Severe cosmetic issues with Microsoft's Win98 CD driver. All hardware renderers blocked. Win95
Win98
WinME
OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
radeon 4.3.3109 and earlier ATI Radeon failed to render textures on NT using OpenGL on drivers of this version or earlier.  NT 4.x
OpenGL
*ragefury 4.3.139 and earlier ATI Rage Fury: OpenGL anomalies and crashes with various drivers. Win95
Win98
WinME
Win2k
NT 4.x
OpenGL
*rage128glagp 4.0.0.0 ATI Technologies Inc. RAGE 128 GL AGP: OpenGL anomalies and crashes with various drivers. Win95
Win98
WinME
Win2k
NT 4.x
OpenGL
mach64:ragepro 4.11.2611 and earlier ATI Xpert@Play (Mach64:RagePro): DirectX and OpenGL experience severe rendering defects with this driver version or previous, ex., half the 3D stage is displayed. Win95
Win98
WinME

OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5

*xpert@play 4.10.2237 and earlier ATI XPERT@Play (Rage Pro chipset): Win9x experiences visual anomalies with all hardware renderers of this version of earlier. Win95
Win98
WinME
OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
*rageii 4.10.2165 ATI 3D Xpression Plus (Mach64:Rage II chipset): DirectX has rendering defects. Win95
Win98
WinME
DirectX7
DirectX5
mach64gt 4.03.00.2030 and earlier ATI Mach64 GT (Rage II chipset): Win 95 OSR2.1 CD driver crashes 3D movies with DirectX 5.  This driver and all previous are blocked from using DX5. Win95
Win98
WinME
DirectX5
mach64gt 4.11.2022 and earlier ATI Mach64 LT experiences texturing defects on DirectX 7.  This driver and all previous are blocked from using DX7. Win95
Win98
WinME
DirectX7
mach64gt 4.11.2474 and earlier ATI Mach64 GT (Rage II chipset): Win9x crashes 3D movies with DirectX 7.  This driver and all previous are blocked from using DX7.  Win95
Win98
WinME
DirectX7
*atirage128glsdagp 4.12.6269 and earlier ATI Rage 128 chipset experiences OpenGL crashes with this driver and previous versions. Win95
Win98
WinME

OpenGL

mach64gt!^ 4.03.00.2030 and earlier ATI Mach64 GT (Rage II chipset) Win 95 OSR2.1 CD driver crashes on 3D movies using DirectX 5. Win95
Win98
WinME
DirectX5
*rage128gl 4.3.40 ATI RAGE 128 playing 3D movie using OpenGL freezes system NT 4.x
OpenGL
magnum/xpert128/x99/ xpert2000(english) 4.12.6292 ATI Xpert2000 (Rage128 chipset) The DirectX5 renderer crashes this driver on Win9x. Win95
Win98
WinME
DirectX5
magnum/xpert128/x99/xpert2000 4.13.7078 ATI Xpert2000 (Rage128 chipset) The DirectX5 renderer crashes this driver on Win9x. Win95
Win98
WinME
DirectX5
atiragemobility-pagp(english) 5.00.2195.4045 ATI RAGE MOBILITY-P on this Win2000 driver experience severe DirectX 5 rendering defects (not drawing all polygons), and minor DX7 anomalies.  DX5 is blocked for this driver.  Win2k
DirectX5
*ragexl 5.00.2180.1 ATI Rage XL (Rage LT Pro chipset): DirectX 5 non-Direct to Stage severely corrupts 3D.  DX5 is blocked for this driver. Win2k
DirectX5
.display_rage128 1.0.1f14/opengl1.1.2 Mac - ATI Rage 128: Fog and Reflection map together crashed; OpenGL is blocked for this driver.
Mac
OpenGL

Diamond Drivers       top
Model Name: (as shown in Windows System Properties/Windows Registry or Macintosh Preferences)
Driver Version
Notes
OS
Renderer

diamondstealthiiis530

5.12.01.8007-8.30.24
Diamond Stealth S530 has OpenGL rendering anomalies and occasional crashes with this driver. 

Win2k

OpenGL

diamondstealthiiis540

5.12.01.8007-8.30.24 Diamond Stealth S540 has OpenGL rendering anomalies and occasional crashes with this driver.  Win2k


OpenGL

*diamondviperv770 4.11.01.0402 and earlier Diamond Viper 770 (NVIDIA TNT2 chipset) OpenGL is blocked on Win9x for this driver and earlier versions due to rendering anomalies and crashes. Win95
Win98
WinME

OpenGL
*voodoobanshee 5.00.2195.2b Diamond Monster Fusion AGP (3DFX Banshee): OpenGL crashes with this driver version. Win2k
OpenGL
diamondviperv330 4.10.01.0014 Diamond Viper V330 (Nvidia Riva 128): W95 crashes in DX7 w/Retail Box driver. Win95
DirectX7
diamondmultimediafiregl1000pro 5.00.2180.1 Diamond Multimedia Fire GL1000 Pro (Permedia 2 chipset) crashes browser using Dx 7 on Windows 2000 Win2k
DirectX7

Intel Drivers      top
Model Name: (as shown in Windows System Properties/Windows Registry or Macintosh Preferences)
Driver Version
Notes
OS
Renderer

intel(r)82810graphicscontroller

4.12.01.2656
Intel 810 graphics chip has OpenGL issues on this Win9x driver. 

Win95
Win98
WinME

OpenGL

59x*810chipset

4.11.01.2506 and earlier Intel 810 graphics chip has DirectX 5 issues on this Win9x driver -  this renderer will turn a 3D text sprite blank. Win95
Win98
WinME

DirectX5

Matrox Drivers      top
Model Name: (as shown in Windows System Properties/Windows Registry or Macintosh Preferences)
Driver Version
Notes
OS
Renderer

m

5.00.2180.3711
This driver version has rendering anomalies for several Matrox products, all which identify themselves only as "M" instead of the G200, G400, G450, etc.

Win2k

DirectX7

m

5.12.01.1200 and earlier This driver version (and earlier) have rendering anomalies on OpenGL and DirectX for several Matrox products, all which identify themselves only as "M" instead of the G200, G400, G450, etc. Win2k

OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5

m 5.12.01.1509 and earlier This driver version (and earlier) have rendering anomalies on OpenGL for several Matrox products, all which identify themselves only as "M" instead of the G200, G400, G450, etc.  These problems are epidemic across driver for various Windows OSes. Win95
Win98
WinME
Win2k
NT 4.x
OpenGL
*mystique (all versions) All Matrox Mystique-based products:  these are older products which have rendering issues or crashes on all drivers we tested, with all hardware renderers.  Users are recommended to use the Software renderer. Win95
Win98
WinME
Win2k
NT 4.x
OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
*g400 4.12.1.1710 and earlier Matrox G400 experiences crashes or rendering defects on all hardware renderers on Win9x with this driver version or earlier.  Win95
Win98
WinME
OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
2164w 4.11.01.1204 and earlier Matrox Millennium II: This is an older product which have rendering issues or crashes on all drivers we tested, with all hardware renderers.  Users are recommended to use the Software renderer.  Win95
Win98
WinME
Win2k
NT 4.x
OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
*g100 (all versions) Matrox Productive G100: This is an older product which have rendering issues or crashes on all drivers we tested, with all hardware renderers.  Users are recommended to use the Software renderer.   Win95
Win98
WinME
Win2k
NT 4.x

OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5

2064w 4.10.1682 and earlierr Matrox Millennium doesn't display any 3D content with any hardware renderer, or other various rendering anomalies, depending on driver version. Win95
Win98
WinME
OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
*g200 4.11.01.2519 and earlier Matrox G200 draws horizontal lines on top of screen on Win9x with any hardware renderer, with this driver or previous versions. Win95
Win98
WinME
OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
*g200 4.12.01.2730 Matrox G200 draws horizontal lines on top of screen on Win9x with OpenGL, with this driver or previous versions.  Other OpenGL rendering anomalies exist in previous drivers versions.. Win95
Win98
WinME
OpenGL
*g400 4.12.01.1799 and earlier Matrox G400 has OpenGL issues on all Win9x drivers equal or previous this version. Win95
Win98
WinME
OpenGL
*g400 9999.0.0.0 and earlier Matrox G400 has OpenGL issues on all NT40 and all Win 2000 drivers seen thus far, so it is blocked. Win2k
NT 4.x
OpenGL
*g450 4.12.01.1799 and earlier Matrox G450 experiences misc rendering defects and crashes on Win9x with all hardware renderers, with this driver version and previous. Win95
Win98
WinME

OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
*g450 4.12.01.1799 and earlier Matrox G450 experiences rendering defects and crashes on NT40 OpenGL with this driver version and previous. 

Win95
Win98
WinME
Win2k
NT 4.x

OpenGL

 

Nvidia Drivers      top
Model Name: (as shown in Windows System Properties/Windows Registry or Macintosh Preferences)
Driver Version
Notes
OS
Renderer

stbnvidiatnt16mb

4.10.01.9131
STB nVIDIA TNT does not render any 3D objects using DirectX 7 -- 3D stage is blank.

Win95
Win98
WinME

DirectX7

nvidiageforce256

4.00.1381.0327 NVIDIA GeForce256 video chipset: OpenGL is blocked for this NT4 driver, because of rendering defects that occur when changing the zoom factor of the 3D stage  NT 4.x
OpenGL
*3dblasterriva 4.03.00.2100 and earlier NVIDIA Riva TNT2 chipset: NT4 drivers of this version or earlier have their OpenGL support blocked for rendering defects, poor performance, and crashes. NT 4.x
OpenGL
*nvidia 4.00.1381.0508 and earlier All NVIDIA chipsets of this NT4 driver version or earlier have their OpenGL support blocked for rendering defects, poor performance, and crashes.  NT 4.x
OpenGL
*nvidia 4.12.01.0513 and earlier All NVIDIA chipsets of this Win9x driver version or earlier have their DirectX 7 support blocked for rendering defects, or crashes.  Win95
Win98
WinME
DirectX7
ont*nvidiarivatnt2 4.00.1381.0631 and earlier NVIDIA Riva TNT2 chipset: OpenGL is blocked for this generric Nvidia driver and earlier versions due to rendering anomalies and crashes.   NT 4.x
OpenGL
*nvidia 4.12.01.0618 Misc NVIDIA chipsets experience OpenGL rendering defects with this driver.  Win95
Win98
WinME

OpenGL

*nvidia 4.00.1381.0618 Misc NVIDIA chipsets experience OpenGL rendering defects with this driver.  NT 4.x
OpenGL
*nvidia 5.12.01.0618 Misc NVIDIA chipsets experience OpenGL rendering defects with this driver.  Win2k
OpenGL
*nvidia 4.00.1381.0650 Some Nvidia products experience intermittent OpenGL crashes after extensive use of Shockwave 3D. NT 4.x
OpenGL
*nvidia 4.12.01.0650 Misc NVIDIA chipsets experience OpenGL a rendering defect with this Win9x driver, where the 3D stage continues to draw on top of other applications or windows that are supposed to be active and in the forefront. Win95
Win98
WinME
OpenGL

S3 Drivers      top
Model Name: (as shown in Windows System Properties/Windows Registry or Macintosh Preferences)
Driver Version
Notes
OS
Renderer

savage/ix

5.12.01.7012 and earlier
S3 Inc. Savage/IX crashes with fog using DirectX; OpenGL blocked for other problems.  All renderers blocked for any W2K driver earlier than or equal to this version.

Win2k

OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5

*virge

(all versions) All S3 Inc. ViRGE-based products:  these are older products which have rendering issues or crashes on all drivers we tested, with all hardware renderers.  Users are recommended to use the Software renderer. . Win95
Win98
WinME
Win2k
NT 4.x

OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5

*s3inc.savage/mx 5.12.1.7026 and earlier S3 Inc. Savage/MX crash when closing a movie playing in OpenGL, with this driver and older. Win2k

OpenGL
s3inc.savage4 5.12.01.8011 and earlier S3 Inc. Savage4: DirectX crashes machine and OpenGL texturing is not working Win2k
OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
*trio (all versions) All S3 Trio-based graphics chipsets are blocked from hardware rendering in any Windows OS, with any driver version.  Users are recommended to use the Software renderer.  Win95
Win98
WinME
Win2k
NT 4.x
OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
*trio3d/2x 4.11.01.5001 and earlier S3 Inc. Trio3D/2X has many DirectX 7 rendering defects.  This driver and all previous version are blocked from DX7. Win95
Win98
WinME
OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
*savage/ixdisplaydriver 5.12.01.7028-7.31.06 DirectX7 experiences rendering anomolies. Win2k
DirectX7
*prosavagepm133 4.1024.1010.0010 and earlier S3 Inc. ProSavage PM133: using OpenGL causes severe texture distortion. NT 4.x

OpenGL

*prosavagepm133 5.12.01.1002 and earlier S3 Inc. ProSavage PM133: texturing fails on Win2000 OpenGL. Win2k
OpenGL

 

Miscellaneous Drivers      top
Model Name: (as shown in Windows System Properties/Windows Registry or Macintosh Preferences)
Driver Version
Notes
OS
Renderer

unknown

 
This UDL entry is made to block hardware rendering, and therefore any potential crashes and drawing errors, if a card does not allow itself to be detected correctly by the Shockwave 3D Xtra. 

Win95
Win98
WinME
Win2k
NT 4.x

OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5

ibmthinkpad(cyber9397dvd) 4.10.01.2173 IBM Thinkpad (Trident Cyber9397DVD video chipset): This driver is blocked due to rendering defects with DirectX and OpenGL Win2k
OpenGL
DirectX7
DirectX5
*cyber9397dvd 4.11.01.2177 and earlier IBM Thinkpad (Trident Cyber9397DVD video chipset):  DX7 had lines of corruption, but those were definitely more palatable than DX5's blank 3D window.  DX7 not UDL'd, but DX5 is. Win2k
DirectX5
neomagicmagicmedia256xl+ 5.38.00 and earlier Neomagic MagicMedia 256 XL+ crashes DirectX 5 on Win2000.  Drivers of this version or previous are blocked for DX5 Win2k
DirectX5
*3dimage9 4.10.01.2161 Trident 3DImage 9750: Texture isn't mapped correctly on 3D models using DirectX. Win2k
DirectX5
*3dimage9 4.10.01.2161 Trident 3DImage 9850: Texture isn't mapped correctly on 3D models using DirectX. Win2k
DirectX7