RELEASE.TXT Driver File Contents (et6vcp.zip)

Visual Power Tools 3.25 - ET6x00
Release Notes
===============================

Contents: 1. Supported Chipsets and Software
	  2. Foreign Languages
	  3. Windows 3.1 "On-the-fly" Support
	  4. DCI and DirectDraw Support
	  5. Windows 95 QuickColor
	  6. Windows 95 Driver Compatibility
	  7. Windows NT 3.5 and 4.0
	  8. AnyView for Windows 95

1. Supported Chipsets and Software
   -------------------------------
   This package provides support for the ET6000, and although the SuperPixel
   Windows 3.1 driver is not fully compatible with DB versions of Windows
   3.1, Asian language support for Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and
   Simplified), Korean and Thai/English editions of Windows 3.1.

2. Foreign Languages
   -----------------
   On-line hints are provided in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish,
   Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Japanese, Dutch, Russian and Korean
   for this release.

3. Windows 3.1 "On-the-fly" Support
   --------------------------------
   Because of the way the linear-address drivers initialize the registers,
   neither "on-the-fly" resolution nor refresh rate changes are possible.
   The VCP partially compensates for this deficiency by disabling driver
   refresh rate support, and substituting its own code (VCPREF.EXE) which
   is added to the Run field of the WIN.INI file. While this workaround
   does allow "on-the-fly" refresh rate changes, it has the drawback of
   requiring the screen to be momentarily blanked while VCPREF sets the
   refresh rate.

4. DCI and DirectDraw Support
   --------------------------
   Windows 3.1x DCI and Windows 95 DirectDraw support is automatically
   installed along with the VCP by the Setup program. Note that Tseng
   currently uses the W32 DCI driver under Windows 3.1, which is not
   optimized for the ET6000 architecture.

5. Windows 95 QuickColor
   ---------------------
   This release incorporates our QuickColor code, which allows color
   depth to be changed on-the-fly under Windows 95. Since these techniques
   bypass the Win32 API and directly manipulate the GDI, we have taken a
   rather cautious approach to exception handling: if a QuickColor change
   fails, the display will default to 640x480 - a resolution supported
   under all hardware configurations and by all monitors. The end user will
   then have the option of restoring his or her original display settings.

6. Windows 95 Driver Compatibility
   -------------------------------
   The VCP has been tested and works transparently with Windows 95 drivers
   from both the chip vendor and Microsoft. The VCP also autodetects and
   includes optimizations for the WinHEC beta release of Microsoft Memphis.

7. Windows NT 3.5 and 4.0
   ----------------------
   Drivers for Windows NT 4.0 are provided in this package. Drivers for
   Windows NT 3.5 and 3.51 are available, but are not included in this
   package.

8. AnyView for Windows 95
   ----------------------
   This release includes Binar Graphics' AnyView 3.0 for Windows 95, which
   duplicates some of the functionality of the Visual Power Tools, and
   adds powerful virtual desktop features. AnyView is automatically
   installed along with the VCP, but should *not* be run concurrently
   with it. The VCP is designed to work with the ET6000 display driver,
   which AnyView effectively replaces, and the two programs incorporate
   fundamentally different methods of changing display settings on-the-fly.
   (The VCP will automatically warn you if it detects that AnyView is
   loaded in memory.)

   NB: The unInstall program does not un-install AnyView, only VCP files.

   * AnyView Get-out-of-trouble Hot Key: [CTRL]+[ALT]+[6]
     AnyView has provided you with a hot key to get you out of trouble
     quickly should you select a configuration that doesn't work properly.
     Holding down the [CTRL]+[ALT]+[6] keys will reset your resolution to
     640x480 in 256 colors.

   * AnyView Back-to-last-mode Hot Key: [CTRL]+[ALT]+[B]
     This hot key can also be used to get you out of an unviewable mode,
     or just as a quick way to change back to the last resolution and
     color depth you were in previous to the most recent change.

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