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Stealth 3D  Series Windows 95 Drivers with InControl Tools 95     README.TXT
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Release Notes
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This is the Diamond Stealth 3D Series Windows 95 Display Drivers with
InControl Tools 95.


I.  Windows 95 Installation Notes
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A.  If Windows 95 is already installed
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1. When you first install the video card in the system and power on, Windows 95
   will inform you that it has discovered a new "PCI VGA-Compatible Display
   Adapter" and will prompt you to install drivers for it.  At this point you
   will want to select "Do not install a driver" and click "OK".
 
2. Next select "Cancel" when the message box appears indicating that your
   display adapter is not configured properly.  Select "Cancel" once again when
   the "Display Properties" dialog comes up.
 
3. Next right click on "My Computer" and select "Properties".  Then select the
   "Device Manager" tab.
 
4. Now within the "Device Manager" you will want to double-click "Other
   devices", highlight the "PCI VGA-Compatible Display Adapter" and select
   "Properties".
 
5. Now select the "Driver" tab and click the "Change Driver..." button.
 
6. Scroll through the "Hardware Type" list until you find "Display adapters".
   Highlight this selection and click "OK".
 
7. You should then be able to highlight "(Standard display types)" and select
   "OK" to accept the "Standard Display Adapter(VGA)" option.
 
8. Now click "OK" once again to install the "Standard Display Adapter(VGA)"
   driver.
 
9. When Windows 95 prompts you to restart the computer, click "Yes".
 
10. Once Windows 95 restarts you will want to click the "Start" button, then
    choose "Run...".
 
11. Now insert the Diamond Stealth 3D Series Windows 95 Display Drivers into the
    appropriate drive and within the "Run" dialog box type the following:
    "x:\INSTALL" where x is the corresponding letter of the drive containing
    the Diamond Stealth 3D Series Windows 95 Display Drivers.

       	The following command line switches can be used with INSTALL:

                /f                      This forces a Full installation
                                        (Diamond Stealth 3D Series Windows 95
                                        Display Driver and InControl Tools 95).

                /m                      This forces a Minimal installation
                                        (Diamond Stealth 3D Series Windows 95
                                        Display Driver only).

                /d"drive:\path"         This installs InControl Tools 95 into
                                        drive:\path. Note that the quotes, drive
                                        letter and path are required.  In
                                        addition, either the /f or /m switch
                                        must be used in conjunction with this
                                        selection.

                /r                      This forces a system reboot after
                                        installation.  Note that either the /f
                                        or /m switch must be used in conjunction
                                        with this selection.

                /nr                     This prevents a system reboot after
                                        installation.  Note that either the /f
                                        or /m switch must be used in conjunction
                                        with this selection.

                uninstall               This will completely uninstall the
                                        Diamond Stealth 3D Windows 95 Display
                                        Driver and InControl Tools 95.
 
12. Once the Diamond Setup Wizard dialog box appears you will be able to review
    the Readme file or continue on with the installation by selecting "Next".
 
13. The Setup Wizard will now check for Diamond components installed in your
    computer.  Click "Next" to proceed.
 
14. A dialog box will appear containing the path where InControl Tools 95 will
    be installed.  The default path is:

        "C:\Program Files\Diamond"

    Select "Next" or change the path as necessary.

15. The next dialog box selects the installation type.  There are three
    installation types: Minimal, Full and Custom.  They are defined as follows:

                Minimal:        This will install only the Diamond Stealth 3D
                                Series Display Driver.

                Full:           This will install the Diamond Stealth 3D
                                Series Display Driver, InControl Tools 95, and
				the S3 Live Video Driver.

                Custom:         This will allow installation of the
                                Diamond Stealth 3D Series Display Driver,
                                InControl Tools 95, or S3 Live Video Driver.  
				At the minimum, the Diamond Stealth 3D Series 
				Display Driver must be installed during a 
				first-time installation.

16. If "Custom" was selected in step 15, a dialog box will appear allowing the
    selection of various items.  Select the items to be installed by clicking on
    them with the left mouse button.  When finished, click "Next" to continue.

17. At the "Select Files to be copied" dialog box, click "Next" to begin the
    file copying process.
 
18. After the files have been copied you will want to click "Finish" in order to
    complete the installation.  Note: If applicable, please remove the floppy
    diskette containing the Diamond Stealth 3D Series Display Drivers prior to
    clicking "Finish".
 
19. Windows 95 will ask that the computer be restarted.  Click on "Yes" to
    restart the computer.
 
20. Once Windows 95 restarts, you will have successfully installed the software
    for your Diamond Stealth 3D Series.  The InControl Tools 95 Wizard will then
    guide you the rest of the way.  Thank you for choosing Diamond!


B.  Installing Windows 95 after installing the Stealth 3D
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1.  If you install Windows 95 after you have installed the Stealth 3D Series,
    Windows 95 will use a generic S3 driver for the Stealth 3D Series.  In order
    to install the provided Diamond Stealth 3D Series Windows 95 Display
    Drivers, complete the following steps.
 
2.  First right click on "My Computer" and select "Properties".  Now select the
    "Device Manager" tab.
 
3.  Under "Display adapters" you will want to highlight "S3" and click "Remove".
    Then click "OK" to confirm the device removal.  IF PCI VGA-Compatible Display 
    Adapter is listed in the Other Devices folder, highlight it and click "Remove".
    Then click "OK" to confirm the device removal.
 
4.  Next close the Device Manager and select "No" when Windows 95 prompts you to 
    restart the computer.
 
5.  From this point on, you will be able to complete the installation by
    continuing with Step 10 which is provided within the section above labeled:
    "A. If Windows 95 is already installed".


II.  Diamond Refresh Utility
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The Diamond Refresh Utility allows you to select the refresh rate for your
monitor which suits you best in addition to providing a display centering
utility.  You may want to have your monitor's manual or specifications with you
while using this utility.

A.  To access the Display Centering Utility:
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1. Click your right mouse button anywhere on the Windows background.  The
   Windows desktop menu will appear.
 
2. Next choose "Properties" in order to bring up the "Display Properties" dialog
   box.
 
3. Now select the "Refresh" tab.
 
4. Move your mouse cursor to the screen area on the monitor graphic.  You will
   notice that the mouse cursor changes to a hand.
 
5. Press and hold your left mouse button and move the screen graphic up, down or
   to either side.  Note that your screen is repositioned dynamically as you
   move the mouse.
 
6. Release your mouse button when your screen is centered.  Note: You can also
   change the screen position dynamically by simultaneously pressing your <Alt>
   key and either the left, right, up or down directional arrow keys.
 
7. A confirmation message opens to let you verify the change.  Click "Yes" to
   confirm the change or "No" to revert to the previous screen position.  If you
   don't make a choice, the message box is dismissed after a few seconds and the
   screen reverts to it's previous position.

B.  To access the Monitor Refresh Utility: 
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1.  Click your right mouse button anywhere on the Windows background.  The
    Windows desktop menu will appear.
 
2.  Next choose "Properties" in order to bring up the "Display Properties"
    dialog box.
 
3.  Now select the "Refresh" tab.
 
4.  In the lower portion of the dialog box, open the refresh dropdown list by
    clicking on the downward-pointing arrow to the right of the list viewer.
    The list contains all available refresh rates for the currently selected
    monitor type, viewport size and color palette.  Note that some
    configurations offer only one choice.
 
5.  If more than one refresh rate is available, you are provided the ability to
    select a new one.
 
6.  If you select a new refresh rate, a confirmation message box opens.  If the
    new refresh rate appears stable, you can click "Yes" to confirm the
    selection.  If you click "No" or wait a few seconds, the previous refresh
    rate is restored.



Features Added
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Direct X 5 support. 


Problems Addressed
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None


Known Limitations
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The S3 Live Video software cannot be uninstalled through the Diamond Multimedia 
Product Installation & Removal.  However, you can uninstall the software by
running the setup.exe located on disk 3 of the Win'95 Drivers set.



Contacting DIAMOND
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Diamond can be reached through a number of ways:

Diamond - USA
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Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc.
Headquarters
2880 Junction Avenue
San Jose, CA 95134 USA

Technical Support
7101 Supra Drive SW
Albany, OR 97321
USA

Telephone: (541) 967-2450 
Fax: (541) 967-2401
BBS: (541) 967-2444
Email: techsupt@diamondmm.com
Web site: www.diamondmm.com


Diamond - Germany
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Moosstrasse 18B
D-82319 Starnberg, Germany

Tech Support Telephone: +49 8151 266 330
Tech Support Fax: +49 8151 266 331
Fax On Demand: +49 8151 266 332
Mailbox: +49 8151 266 333 (Modem, up to 33,6 kbps)
Mailbox: +49 8151 266 356 (Modem, k56flex / 56 Kbps)
Mailbox: +49 8151 266 334 (ISDN, x.75)
Office, Main Number: +49 8151 266 0
web site: www.diamondmm.de


Diamond - United Kingdom
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Diamond Multimedia Systems, Ltd.
610 Wharfedale Rd.
Winnersh Triangle
Wokingham, Berkshire,
RG41 5TY
England

Tech Support Telephone: +44-1189-44 4444
Tech Support Fax: +44-1189-44 4445
Mailbox: +44-1189-44 4415 (Modem, up to 33.6 Kbps)
Mailbox: +44-1189-44 1312 (Modem, k56flex / 56 Kbps)
Office, Main Number: +44-1189-44 4400
web site: www.diamondmm.de


Diamond - Japan
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Diamond Multimedia Systems
Maruchu-Nihonbashi Bldg 4F
10-14 Nihonbashi-Tomizawacho
Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 103
Japan
Tech Support Telephone: +81-466-28-5092
Main Fax: +81-3-5695-8403
Office, Main Number: +81-3-5695-8401
web site: www.diamondmm.co.jp


Diamond - France
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Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc.
6 Boulevard General LeClerc - 15th Floor
92110 Clichy France

Tech Support Telephone: +44-1189-44 44 33
Tech Support Fax: +44-1189-44 44 45
Mailbox: +44-1189-44 4415 (Modem, up to 33.6 Kbps)
Mailbox: +44-1189-44 1312 (Modem, k56flex / 56 Kbps)
Office, Main Number: +33-1-47 56 11 57
Office, Main Fax: +33-1-47 56 11 39
web site: www.diamondmm.de

Diamond - Singapore
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51 Goldhill Plaza #16-06
Podium Block, Singapore 308900

Tel: +65-3539511
Fax: +65-3539510

Diamond - Korea
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27th Floor, Korea World Trade Center
159 Samsung-Dong Kangnam-Ku
Seoul, Korea 135-729

Telephone: +82-2-551-2743/2747
Fax: +82-2-551-2744/2720

Diamond - Hong Kong
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Suite 1111 , Tower II , Silvercord 
30 Canton Road , T.S.T.
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Telephone: +852-23759023
Fax: +852-23759021

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