Glide 3D

Software entity

Subset of OpenGL API created by 3dfx for their Voodoo line of GPUs.


The first video game about Glide 3D was released in 1995.

Electronic Arts, GT Interactive and Blue Byte has published most of these games

Usually support for this is advertized with 3dfx logo instead of actual Glide logo, mostly because the former is/was more recognizable to those with compatible GPUs (even more so to those who didn't have such).

Glide API started to lose its appeal around 1998-2001 when the more generic DirectX (versions 5-6) and OpenGL (versions 1.1 - 1.3) started reaching similar performance (and especially the non-3dfx GPUs that relied on them).