README.TXT Driver File Contents (GLSYNT4B.ZIP)

        | README file for GLoria Synergy
        | ELSA graphics driver disk for Windows NT 4.0 build 1381
        | Version: BETA Not For Resale
        | (c) 1999 ELSA AG, Aachen (Germany)
        | ELSA AG                  Internet   :
        | Sonnenweg 11             LocalWeb   : +49-(0)241-938800
        | D-52070 Aachen
        | ELSA Inc.                Internet   :
        | 2231 Calle De Luna
        | Santa Clara, CA 95054
        | USA
        | ELSA Asia Inc.           Internet   :
        | 7F-11, No. 188, Sec. 5
        | Nanking East Road
        | Taipei 105
        | Taiwan, R. O. C.
        | ELSA Japan Inc.          Internet   :
        | Mita Suzuki Building 3F
        | 5-20-14 Shiba, Minato-ku
        | Tokyo 108-0014
        | Japan
        | 04/26/99, CBuersch

        Table of Contents:

        1.  Introduction
        2.  Installation / Deinstallation
        3.  Additional Configuration Options
        4.  Known Problems
        5.  History


1       Introduction

        This file explains how to setup and to configure the ELSA
        Windows NT driver software for your ELSA graphics board.

1.1     Requirements

        This driver software runs on ELSA AGP and PCI bus graphics

1.2     Further Information

        For more information on configuring installed ELSA graphics
        drivers, refer to the Windows Help or to the help files for 
        the ELSA Utilities.


2       Installation / Deinstallation

        NOTE: This driver was designed for full functionality
              under Windows NT 4.0 only!

        There are several ways to install the ELSA graphics driver:
        - Automatic installation by ELSA Setup Utility  (2.1)
        - Via the Windows dialog "display properties"   (2.2)

2.1     Automatic installation with the ELSA Setup Utility

        First of all, start Windows NT. To run SETUP.EXE then, you
        can either double click on it in the Microsoft Explorer or
        choose "Run..." in the "Start" menu. Then you have to enter 
        the complete path to the file "SETUP.EXE". Confirm with 
        NOTE: Please close all programs before running Setup - 
              especially other ELSA utilities.

2.2     Manual Installation via Display Properties

        NOTE: First install the Standard-VGA driver, then shut down
              your computer and exchange the graphics board with
              your GLoria Synergy.
              If you want to update an older ELSA display driver,
              please make sure to first deinstall all tools
              belonging to the older driver (see 2.4.2).
              Otherwise it may happen that some tools will not be 
              updated properly. In this case, please reboot your 
              machine again.

        In the Taskbar/Start/Settings, click on "Control Panel" and
        then select "Display Properties". Alternatively, you can
        right-click the desktop and in the appearing popup menu,
        select "Properties". Select "Settings" and then "Display
        Type". In the upcoming window you can use the "Change"
        button to select your ELSA graphics board. You will get the
        "Change Display" dialog box with a variety of available

        On the lower right-hand of the dialog box select the button
        "Other...". The dialog "Install from disk" appears with an
        indication of path or floppy drive ("A:\"). Change the
        entry to the path where the driver files for your board are
        located (e.g."\GLoria\Synergy\WINNT40") and confirm with
        "Continue". Now a list of ELSA graphics drivers is
        displayed. Select the driver for your board. Confirm the
        dialog. The driver is installed after confirming the
        warning that a third-party driver will be installed.

        NOTE: Under Windows NT 4.0, graphics drivers cannot be
              loaded dynamically. This is a limitation of the 
              operating system.

        To activate the ELSA driver the computer has to be
        restarted. Please press "Yes" in the upcoming dialog.
        The system will reboot and the initial installation is

        The initial installation of ELSA drivers for Microsoft
        Windows NT 4.0 installs the driver in a resolution of
        640*480 pixel at 60Hz refresh.

        NOTE: With the installation of the Windows NT 4.0 driver,
              the ELSA OpenGL driver is automatically installed.
              There is no need for a special multiscreen
2.3     Determining the Driver Version Number

2.3.1   Determining the Driver Version Number via Display Properties

        From the Start menu, select "Settings" and in the Control
        Panel launch "Display". Select the tab "Settings" and then
        the button "Change configuration...". The following dialog
        gives information about the manufacturer, the version
        number and the current driver files.

        NOTE: If you see "Version Information missing ", you did
              not set US English as the system language. This
              problem will appear in all non-American NT
              installations. This is a limitation of the
              operating system.

2.3.2   Determining the Driver Version Number via the Driver Files

        Use the Explorer to inspect the file properties for one of
        the files EGLPM.SYS or EMGLPD.DLL. The file EGLPM.SYS can 
        be found in the directory System32\Drivers, the *.DLL file
        in the System32 directory of your Windows NT installation.

2.3.3   Determining the Driver Version Number via ELSA Info

        From the Start menu, select "Settings" and in the Control
        Panel launch "Display". Select the tab "ELSA Info". Under
        "Global Info", you will see the display driver version in
        the lower window.

2.4     Uninstall

2.4.1   Uninstalling the ELSA Graphics driver

        Install the Microsoft standard VGA display driver.
        After the next reboot, you may delete the files
        EGLPM.SYS is located in the directory SYSTEM32\DRIVERS, the 
        other ones can be found in the SYSTEM32 subdirectory of your
        current Windows NT4.0 installation.
2.4.2   Uninstalling the ELSA Tools

        Fromm the Start menu, select "Settings" and in the 
        Control Panel launch "Software". In the 
        "Add/Remove Software" tab you may choose which applications
        to deinstall.

3       Additional Configuration Options

3.1     Additional Tools

3.1.1   ELSA WinmanSuite

        ELSA WinmanSuite is a tool, which integrates in the taskbar
        of your Operating system. Klicking the mouse on the tray
        icon, you will get quick access to all installed ELSA

3.1.2   ELSA Desktop

        The ELSA Desktop gives you the ability to configure
        multiscreen settings. You will find this tool as a tab in
        the display properties or as a menu item in the
        You will get a detailed description of the whole
        functionality by clicking on the tool´s help button.

        Remark: This tool will only be available with activated
                multiscreen resolutions.

3.1.3   ELSA Hotkeys

        Using the ELSA Hotkeys, you will now be able to define
        shortcuts for certain actions. You can use this tool to
        start frequently used programs, or to change the
        arrangement of windows on your desktop. You will find this
        tool as a tab in the display properties or as a menu item
        in the WinmanSuite.
        You will get a detailed description of the whole
        functionality by clicking on the tool´s help button.

3.1.4   ELSA Settings

        The ELSA Settings (Winman) are a sort of "Control Center"
        for the display driver. Here you can change the basic
        display functionality, as there are resolution, colordepth,
        refreshrate, single or multiscreen configuration.
        You will be able to configure your monitor(s), change to
        virtual resolutions (panning), swap monitor order or
        arrangement and many more. A detailed description of all
        possible settings is available by clicking the mouse on the
        question mark in the upper right corner of the window, and
        then on the area you need help for. Now you will get a
        message box with a short help. By clicking "OK", you get a
        detailed help.

3.1.5   ELSA Application Settings

        The ELSA Application Settings allow you to configure the 3D
        options of your ELSA GLoria graphics board. You will find
        this tool as a tab in the display properties or as a menu
        item in the WinmanSuite.
        You also will find a detailed description by clicking the
        Help key.

3.1.6   Video Out 
        (only for graphics boards with Video-In/Out Hardware)

        Here you can configure all Video out features of your
        graphics adapter.

        Remark:  This tool will NOT be available with activated
                 multiscreen resolutions.

3.1.7   ELSA Info

        ELSA Info offers a quick view of all relevant information
        about your hard- and software configuration. First of all, 
        this is a diagnostic tool, which should help you in solving
        configuration problems of your graphics system. 
        You can redirect all shown information to file or printer.
        The generated output will be helpful in getting quick 
        and efficient support from ELSA.

3.2     ELSA POWERlib

        ELSA offers the toolkit POWERlib as an option for the
        programmer. This is for creating your own applications
        which use ELSA graphics boards for graphical output.


4       Known Problems

        It is possible that some computers need a long time 
        for booting.
        Graphics board will not be recognized:
        Workaround: Try installing the graphics board into an other
                    PCI-Slot. On some mainboards there are one or
                    two PCI-Slots, which do not confirm with PCI

        OpenGL windows will not exceed 2047 pixels in width.
        Running a DirectDraw- and an OpenGL Application at the same
        time will disable OpenGL Hardware Support. To fix this, you
        have to change the display resolution.

        Using different screen sizes (panning), there is no 
        hardware OpenGL. This is a limitation of all known Windows
        NT versions.


5       History BETA
        Only singlescreen support
        Full DMA support
        ELSA WinmanSuite available
        Bugfix for Quake2 (Texture bug)
        Bugfix for MicroStation (MSBench display bug)
        Bugfix for Lightwave3D (Flickering in Wireframe-Mode)
        GLoria Settings "Default" conforms with WHQL requirements
        GLoria Settings default changed to offer all available
        OpenGL driver version
        Bugfix for Problems with Polygon Offset
        Bugfix for "Non-Administrators get no GLoria Settings"
        Support for 3DStudio MAX 2.0 with special MAXtreme driver
        Support for Powerdraft for AutoCAD 14
        MAXtreme driver             1.00.04
        OpenGL driver     
        ELSA Settings (WinMan)      4.02.10
        Gloria Settings             2.15.03
        DeskTools                   3.01.01
        DirectX Settings            1.05.02

        The GLoria Settings will no longer include SoftImage in the
        list of supported applications. That is because the GLoria
        Synergy does not support overlay planes. For the same
        reason, there are no settings for MayaNT.
        Setup                       2.2.6
        OpenGL driver version
        Desktools                   3.01.06
        ELSA Settings (WinMan)      4.04.12
        ELSAInfo version            2.01.03
        Setup                       2.5
        OpenGL Driver Version
        Application Settings        2.16.06
        (formerly known as GLoria Settings)
        ELSA Hotkeys                3.02.00
        ELSA Info Version           3.00.02
        ELSA Settings (WinMan)      4.06.18
        Video I/O                   1.04.13
        WinmanSuite                 1.06.02
        Bugfix for 3DStudio Max 2.5
        Setup                       3.1
        OpenGL driver     
        Application Settings        3.00.03
        Desktools                   3.02.02
        ELSA Hotkeys                3.02.01
        ELSA Info Version           3.00.03
        ELSA Settings (WINman)      4.10.02
        VideoIO                     1.04.13
        WinmanSuite                 1.06.04

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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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