readmea3d.txt Driver File Contents (a3ddrivers312.exe)

A3D Support Files - Version 3.12

This ZIP file contains 5 files along with this Readme:

A3D.DLL		03/06/00  03:12	   2.09
A3D.VXD		03/06/00  03:12    2.09
A3DSPLSH.EXE	03/06/00  03:12	   2.09
A3D.INF		03/06/00  03:12	   3.12
A3DAPI.DLL	03/06/00  03:12    3.12

They are required for playing games that have been written to take advantage 
of A3D 3.0. They will also support games written for A3D 1.x or A3D 2.0.

You should install these updated files if you use one of the following sound

	* Aureal Vortex2 SQ2500
	* Aureal Vortex SQ1500
	* Aureal Vortex 2 SuperQuad Digital PCI (OEM)
	* Aureal Vortex 2 PCI (OEM)
	* Aureal Vortex 1 PCI (OEM)
	* Diamond Monster Sound II MX300
	* Diamond Sonic Impact S90
	* Diamond Monster Sound, M80, and MX200
	* Turtle Beach Montego II series
	* Turtle Beach Montego A3DXstream
	* Videologic SonicVortex2
	* Xitel Storm Platinum
	* Xitel Storm VX
	* Xitel Storm 3D 
	* Orchid NuSound PCI
	* Shark Predator
	* Shark Predator PCI
	* Terratec XLerate
	* Terratec XLerate Pro
	* Aztech PCI 338 A3D
	* Any sound card/motherboard that uses the Aureal Vortex 2
	  (AU8830) chipset
	* Any sound card/motherboard that uses the Aureal Vortex 1 
	  (AU8820) chipset


Running the A3DDRIVERSxxx.EXE file will install the drivers automatically.  If
you need to install these updated files manually for some reason, right click 
on the A3D.INF file and choose Install.  This will copy the A3D.VXD, A3D.DLL, 
A3DAPI.DLL, and A3DSPLSH.EXE files over to their proper folders, as well as 
enter some information into your Registry.

Advanced users may wish to rename or delete the A3DAPI.DLL files from their
local game folders.  This will force the games to use the updated A3DAPI.DLL
in the Windows System folder and may result in a performance increase within
that title.  

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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