readme9x0322agp.txt Driver File Contents (nVidia_Riva_TNT2_and_more.zip)

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Real 3D StarFighter(R) AGP Graphics Adapter       readme9x0322.txt
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This is the Real 3D StarFighter AGP Windows 95/98 Display Drivers,
version 0322.

The version 0322 display drivers are compatible with StarFighter
Video Bios version 0135 or higher.  The Video Bios version can be
verified on the Display Properties R3D Information tab.

These Release Notes address changes since the Version 0303 Drivers.

Please check the Real 3D website (www.real3d.com) for the latest
StarFighter AGP Display Driver updates!


New Features
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The 2D corruption associated with the use of animated cursors has
been eliminated.

Modifications were made to provide better DirectX 6 support for
D3D games and WinBench 99 under DirectX 6.

The OpenGL Installable Client Driver (ICD) was modified to:
· Correct a special case problem in two-sided lighting
· Support the CDRS-04 benchmark in 1280x1024 resolution
· Speed up Display List generation
· Support Half-Life.  Be sure to download the latest patch from
  www.Sierra.com to get Sierra's fix for shared texture palettes.


Compatibility
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These drivers provide support for DirectX 6 and are also compatible
with DirectX 5.0 (release 155 or higher) libraries.

Direct Show video parameters are supported and WDM Video capture is
available in Windows 98.  Compatibility with older VFW (Video for
Windows) applications has been maintained.


Limitations or Caveats
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Requires Windows 95 OSR2.1 (this is Windows 95 OSR2 with the 
USB Supplement) or Windows 98

Requires DirectX 5.0 (release 155 or higher) or DirectX 6

There is a separate installation for WDM after the normal
StarFighter Windows 98 installation.  If these drivers were
installed under Windows 95, this additional WDM installation will
be required the first time a system boots to Windows 98 (see
procedure below).

Troubleshooting Hints:

- When using StarFighter with Socket 7 systems, please make sure
  that the latest versions of the chipset manufacturers' AGP
  Drivers for Windows 95/98 have been installed per their website
  README's instructions.  Real 3D has determined the following
  minimum driver version requirements for compatibility:

              Minimum AGP
  -Chipset--  -Driver Rev- -Web URL-----------------
  VIA VP3          2.6     www.via.com.tw/driver.htm
  VIA MVP3         2.9     www.via.com.tw/driver.htm
  ALi M1541/M1543  1.1     www.ali.com.tw/eframes.htm
      & M1621
  SIS 5591         1.2     www.sis.com.tw/html/driver1.html#5591agp
 
  Also note that the SIS systems are very sensitive to installation
  order.  Before installing StarFighter, the previous video card
  MUST be removed and its drivers must be uninstalled.

- Some of the StarFighter bundled software may experience problems
  on systems that do not contain a sound card or have sound
  directly on the motherboard.

- Check README files or documentation that comes with other
  software for special system requirements or limitations.

- If the graphics does not seem to be accelerated, check that the
  color depth is set to 16-bit color on the Display Properties
  Settings page.  Also, some applications may have their own
  switch or selection to enable acceleration (Quake, for example).

- Please ensure that the latest drivers for all plug-in cards have
  been installed.

- Some monitors may not support higher resolutions or refresh
  rates.  If some rates that StarFighter supports cannot be
  selected from the Display Properties Setting page, check with
  the manufacturer for a possible monitor .inf file update.


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WINDOWS 95/98 INSTALLATION
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Hardware Installation
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Please see Chapter 3 of the Getting Started Manual for details.

    1. Shut down the computer, disconnect the monitor cable, and
       remove its cover.

    2. Remove existing AGP video adapter from the AGP slot and
       save the screw.
    
    3. Place the StarFighter AGP graphics board into the AGP slot,
       ensuring that it is inserted completely into the socket,
       and replace the screw.

    4. Replace the computer cover and reconnect the monitor cable.

    Note: If you have no video when power is applied and the
          computer emits one long and two short beeps, this
          indicates that the StarFighter card is not seated
          properly.

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Software Installation
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Please see Chapter 5, sections 5.1 and 5.2 of the Getting Started
Manual for details on new StarFighter installations.

    SW Upgrades: updating previously installed StarFighter drivers
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    Windows 95:
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    1. StarFighter board and drivers should already be installed
       in the system.  Power On the system.

    2. Right-click on the desktop and choose "Properties" or 
       click on "Start", "Settings -> Control Panel" and double
       click on the "Display" icon.
 
    3. Choose the "Settings" tab and click on "Advanced Properties"

    4. Click on the "Change" button.

    5. Click on "Have Disk".  From the "Install from Disk" dialog
       box, click on "Browse".  Navigate to C:\Real3d\Drivers, or 
       the directory chosen when the download was unzipped (the 
       .inf file will be the only file visible in the browser) and 
       click "OK".

    6. Click on "OK" in the "Install from Disk" dialog box.
 
    7. Select the Starfighter AGP on the "Select Device" dialog
       box and click "OK".

    8. Files will be installed.

    9. Choose "OK" on the "Advanced Display Properties" dialog box

   10. Click on "Apply" on the "Display Properties" dialog box.

   11. Choose "YES" in response to the "DO YOU WANT TO RESTART?"
       query to reboot the system and complete the installation.

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    Windows 98:
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    1. StarFighter board and drivers should already be installed
       in the system.  Power On the system.

    2. Right-click on the Desktop and choose "Properties" or 
       click on "Start", "Settings -> Control Panel" and double 
       click on "Display".
 
    3. Choose the "Settings" tab and click on "Advanced..."

    4. Choose the "Adapter" tab and click on the "Change..." 
       button.

    5. Click on "Next".

    6. Select the top choice, "Search for a better driver" and 
       click on "Next".

    7. Clear all check boxes except "Specify a location:" and 
       click on "Browse".  Navigate to C:\Real3D\Drivers, or the
       the directory chosen when the download was unzipped (the 
       inf file will be the only file visible in the browser) and 
       click "OK".

    8. Click on "Next".
 
    9. Select "The updated driver (Recommended)" and click on 
       "Next".

   10. Click on "Next" and the files will be installed.

   11. Click on "Finish".

   12. Choose "YES" in response to the "DO YOU WANT TO RESTART?"
       query to reboot the system and complete the installation.

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    WDM under Windows 98:
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    1. Upon reboot, the first installation of WDM will momentarily
       display a "New Hardware Found.  Unknown Device" message
       under Windows 98.  The Add New Hardware Wizard is started.
       Click on "Next" to install WDM.

    2. Select the radio button labeled "Search for the best
       driver for your device".  Click "Next".

    3. Uncheck all boxes except for the "Specify a Location" box.
       Default path should point to the directory with r3dcap.inf
       Click "Next".

    4. Select "Real 3D WDM Video Capture".  Click "Next".

    5. Insert a Windows 98 CDROM as directed.  Click "OK".
       The Wizard will find files and copy them for installation.

    6. Click "Finish".  No reboot is needed.


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