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nGlide is a 3Dfx Voodoo Glide wrapper. It allows you to play games designed
for 3Dfx Glide API without the need for having 3Dfx Voodoo graphics card.
All three API versions are supported, Glide 2.11 (glide.dll), Glide 2.60 (glide2x.dll) and Glide 3.10 (glide3x.dll). nGlide emulates Glide environment with Direct3D and Vulkan. Glide wrapper also supports high resolution modes.


For the most games (running at full speed) this configuration is good enough.
Intel / AMD at 2.0 GHz
Graphics card:
Compatible with DirectX 9.0 or Vulkan 1.0
Operating system:
Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10 / 11

Installation and Playing

Run the nGlideXXX_setup.exe and click Install button. That's all. You can now play your 3Dfx Glide games.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a Glide game that doesn't work/has bugs with this glide wrapper. What can I do?
Send to us an e-mail/create a topic in the forum with game title, operating system version, graphics card name/model, nGlide version and of course full problem/bug description. Good idea is to attach some screenshots.

Does nGlide also support DOS Glide games?
Yes, but not in native Windows environment. You must install DOSBox with Gulikoza's patch.
These three builds contain it: Ykhwong's, CosmicDan's, Gulikoza's. After installation delete glide2x.dll file from DOSBox directory (if any) and set memsize=63 in dosbox.conf.
Last step is to install nGlide. Now you can run DOS Glide games from DOSBox console.

Does nGlide support widescreen monitors?
Yes, nGlide supports 16:9 and 16:10 widescreen resolutions. For these, you can set original 4:3 aspect ratio to avoid image stretching.

Does nGlide render in 16-bit color depth?
No. All is converted and rendered in 32-bit, no matter what color depth mode is selected in-game. This eliminates color banding problem.

How to enable antialiasing / anisotropic filtering with nGlide?
A: Go to your Display driver panel and set Antialiasing Mode to 'Override application setting'. Adjust Antialiasing Level setting. Anisotropic Filtering Mode setting can be found on the same page.

How to switch between fullscreen and windowed mode?
A: Press Alt+Enter on a keyboard while playing.

How to set Windows 95 Compatibility Mode?
Right click on the game .exe file and click Properties. Select Compatibility tab, and choose
'Windows 95' from the list. Click Apply and OK button.

How to Disable desktop composition?
Right click on the game .exe file and click Properties. Select Compatibility tab, and check
'Disable desktop composition' option. Click Apply and OK button.

My Glide game is working too fast.
Go to nGlide configurator and set 'Vertical synchronization' option to 'On'.

I'm experiencing screen tearing effect.
Go to nGlide configurator and set 'Vertical synchronization' option to 'On'.

How to disable 3Dfx logo splash screen?
Go to nGlide configurator and set '3Dfx logo splash screen' option to 'Off'.

How to make your own game patch?
1) Download and install Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit.
2) Run Compatibility Administrator.
3) Click 'Fix' button. Enter game name and browse game exe file.
4) In the 'Compatibility Fixes' dialog try selecting some of these fixes:
'CorrectFilePaths', 'EmulateGetDiskFreeSpace', 'GlobalMemoryStatusLie', 'EmulateDirectDrawSync', 'EmulateEnvironmentBlock', 'EmulateHeap', 'EmulateFindHandles', 'SingleProcAffinity'.
Make sure you have 'DisableBoostThread' fix unchecked.
5) Save your patch to *.sdb file.
6) Create install batch file (PatchInstall.bat with command: sdbinst.exe -q "%CD%\yourpatch.sdb").
7) Create uninstall batch file (PatchUninstall.bat with command: sdbinst.exe -u -q "%CD%\yourpatch.sdb").

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Don't forget to visit game compatibility list. Check additional information for games you want to play.