README.TXT Driver File Contents (W3L_NT40.ZIP)

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	| README file for  WINNER 3000-L
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	| ELSA graphics driver disk for Windows NT 4.0 build 1381.
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	| Version:  5.32.00.290
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	Table of Contents:

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


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1       Introduction

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

	This driver software only runs on ELSA PCI bus graphics boards.

1.2     Further Information

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

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2       Installation

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

	There are several ways to install an ELSA graphics driver:
	- Automatic installation by ELSA Setup Utility  (2.1)
	- Via the Windows dialog "display properties"   (2.2)
	- During the NT Windows 4.0 installation        (2.3)

2.1     Automatic installation by ELSA Setup Utility

	First of all, start the 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. 	
	
2.1.1   Further Hints and Configuration 

	-The Setup version 1.0 -1.7 only supports Windows NT 4.0 build 1381
        in the German and English languages.

        -If the program is interrupted, for example by user inputs during a 
	running automatic dialog, it will terminate itself after a certain 
	period of time.      
        The installation can be continued manually or the Setup program 
	must be restarted.   
       
        -If open, the Windows dialog "Display Properties" must be closed 
	before calling the SETUP.EXE.      

	-The file SETUP.INI(under Setup Options) provides the following 
	switches:
	-"QuietInstall" and "AutoReboot". Both switches are "OFF" by default. 
	If "QuietInstall=On" is indicated the SETUP.EXE installs the 
	graphics display driver without requesting user input. 
	For a complete installation the computer must be rebooted - set 
	"AutoReboot=ON". The section [Tools] provides an "InstallationFiles" 
	key. This provides a list of all the installation script files 
	additionally installed when choosing "Install ELSA graphics display 
	drivers and utilities". These installation script files provide a 
	[DefaultInstall] and [DefaultUninstall] section, so that they can 
	be easily uninstalled/installed using "Add/Remove Programs, 
	Install/Uninstall under "Software"..." in the Control Panel.
	
2.2     Manual Installation 

2.2.1   Manual Installation of the graphics driver
		
	NOTE: 	First install the Standard-VGA driver, then run your computer down 
		and exchange the graphics board. 

        Click on the symbol "Control Panel" in the taskbar/Settings or on 
	the desktop with the right mouse button and select "Properties"in the 
	pop-up menu. Select here "Desplay" (DISPLAY.CPL) and, under the tab 
	"Settings", click on the key "Change configuration..." to modify the 
	display settings. Selecting the ELSA graphics board by selecting 
	"Change..." in the following dialog. The dialog box "Select graphics 
	board" appears with a selection of available drivers (under "Model").

	NOTE: 	The entry "ELSA WINNER 1000" found here will install the S3 
		driver designed by Microsoft, but not ELSA's own driver.
	
	Select the key "Other..."in the lower right-hand of the dialog box. 
	The dialog "Install from disk" appears with an indication of path or 
	floppy drive ("A:\"). Change the entry to the path where you find 
	the driver files for your board (e.g."D:\WINNER\2000PROX\WINNT40") 
	and confirm with "Continue". Now a list of ELSA graphics drivers is 
	displayed. Select the driver for your board and decide if you prefer 
	an installation with or without tools. Confirm the dialog. The driver 
	is installed after confirming the warning that a third-party driver 
	will be installed. Close all display windows. 

	NOTE: With Windows NT 4.0, graphics drivers cannot be loaded
	      dynamically. This is not an ELSA limitation! 

	To activate the ELSA driver the computer has to be restarted. 
	Please press >>Yes<< in the relevant dialog.
	The system will reboot and the initial installation is finished.
		
	The initial installation of ELSA drivers for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 
	installs the driver in a resolution of 640*480 pixel at 256 colors 
	and 60Hz refresh. 

	NOTE: 	Windows NT 4.0 now will restart in a resolution of 640*480 pixel 
		at 256 colors and 60Hz refresh. The desired display resolution 
		can be set with the "Display" application in the Control Panel.  

	NOTE: 	With the installation of the Windows NT 4.0 driver, the ELSA 
		OpenGL driver is automatically installed .  

2.2.2	Manual Installation of ELSA Utilities 

   	The ELSA utilities can be easily installed from the Explorer by 
	clicking on the appropriate .INF file with the right mouse button 
	(see 2) and then selecting "Install...". 
	
	NOTE: The utilities can be uninstalled in the Control Panel under 
        "Software", "Install/Uninstall...".  

2.3     Setup During System Installation

	NOTE: You will need installation floppy disks  (see 2.4).  

	With a first-time or new installation of Windows NT, the 
	identification of hardware and software components is followed by 
	the query if you wish to accept the settings selected by Windows NT.
	DO NOT press ENTER!
	Move the highlight to "Display:". Choose here "Other" (requires disk
	provided by a hardware manufacturer). Insert disk 1 and select the 
	driver for your graphics board. Continue the installation following 
	all instructions.

	After restarting, Windows NT reboots in graphics mode. 

	NOTE: the ELSA utilities must be subsequently installed 
	manually (section 3.1).

	

2.4     Making Installation Disks

	To create installation disks for the ELSA graphics driver you will 
	need three empty floppy disks labeled "ELSA Windows NT 4.0 DISK 1",
	"ELSA Windows NT 4.0 DISK 2" and "ELSA Windows NT 4.0 DISK 3".
	
	Please note that not all listed files are required and some files 
	may have different filename extensions (e.g. "EGLXLD.dl_" instead of 
	"EGLXLD.dll").

	Copy the following files (as available) from CD-ROM to:
	- Disk 1 ("ELSA Windows NT 4.0 DISK 1"):
		DISK1
		ELSA.INF
		ELSA.HLP
		LIESMICH.TXT
		README.TXT
		SETUP.EXE
		SETUP.INI
		TXTSETUP.OEM
		I386\ES3AM.SYS
		I386\ES3AD.DLL
		I386\EMS3AD.DLL
		1386\MONCTRL\24H96.TIM
		1386\MONCTRL\MONCDEU.DLL
		1386\MONCTRL\MONCENG.DLL

	Note:	For DEC-Alpha installation disks, replace the I386\ folder 
		with the ALPHA\ folder.
 
2.5     Testing the Installation and Determining the Driver Version Number 

2.5.1   Testing the Installation

	Select from the Start menu "Settings" and in the Control Panel 
	click on "Display". Select the tab "Settings" and there the key 
	"Change configuration...". The following dialog gives information 
	of 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 not an 
		ELSA limitation!

2.5.2   Determining the Version Number of the Driver via the Driver Files

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


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3       Additional Configuration Options

3.1     How to Install and to Configure the Driver
	
	If necessary, all tools can be manually installed afterwards. 
	To do this, change to the corresponding tool subdirectory
	(e.g. 1386\GLSET), click with the right mouse button on the ".INF" 
	file and select the entry "Install" from the context menu.
	After a restart the tools are fully installed.

	There follows a description of all the possible settings of the 
	ELSA graphics driver for Windows NT and of the ELSA utilities.
	  
3.1.1   GLoria Settings

	The ELSA GLoria Settings property page allows you to configure
	the 3D options on ELSA GLoria graphics boards.
	You will find the settings under "Start menu/Control Panel/Display". 
	You also will find a detailed description by clicking the Help key. 

3.1.2	ELSA Info
 
	The ELSA Information Center offers you important information to your 
	graphics board, to the installed driver and to your operating system. 
	You will find it under "Start menu/Control Panel/Display".
    
3.1.3   Video Control

	The ELSA Video Control utility allows you to configure the video
	output on WINNER 1000/T2D and VICTORY 3DX graphics adapters.

3.2     Multi-screen Operation

	Some ELSA graphics boards can be used in a multi-screen mode.
	Two or more graphics boards and the same number of monitors are 
	driven from one computer.  This will result in an enlarged desktop.  
	A list with graphics boards that support multi-screen operations is 
	found in 3.2.2.

3.2.1   Installing Multi-screen Operation

	There is no special Multi-screen installation!  After placing a 
	second ELSA graphics board into your computer, the 
	"Display" application in the Control Panel offers you a new 
	extended resolution.
	
	NOTE There is no special information indicating that Multi-screen 
	     is enabled. This is only apparent from the extended 
	     resolutions available!

3.2.2   Supported Graphics Boards
	
	Currently, only combinations of identical ELSA graphics boards
	from the following list are supported:

		WINNER 2000PRO/X
		WINNER 3000-M
		WINNER 3000-L
		GLoria-4
		GLoria-8
		GLoria-M
		GLoria-L
		GLoria-L/MX
		GLoria-XL
		GLoria Synergy

	NOTE    You can only use boards with identical memory 
		equipment!

3.3 	Monitor Conformity

	To take full advantage of your monitor, you can define new 
	resolutions and other monitor timings, and store them in the timing 
	file. In multi-screen operation, the timing must be set for each 
	connected monitor.      

3.3.1	Monitor Control

	With the ELSA program to set monitors, you can configure multi-
	screen environments. You will find it under Starting Menu/Control 
	Panel/MONCTRL. The configuration options are described as follows.

3.3.1.1	Monitor Timings for ...

	In multi-screen configurations, you can select the monitor for 
	which the timing should be set.

3.3.1.2	Timings

	This entry determines how the timing file should be used.
	
	IGNORE: All entries in the timing file are ignored, which means it is 
		not employed.  	

	PREFER: Resolutions of the timing file are preferentially treated. 
		If a resolution provided in a timing file is also provided
		by a driver, the data of the timing file will be accepted, and 
		the data of the driver are rejected.
		Driver resolutions without a corresponding timing are accepted
		unchanged.

		NOTE:	Using new drivers, it is possible that no resolution 
			of the timing file is accepted, because of the 
			multitude of timings offered. It is advisable to use 
			the setting "Exclusive".
		
	EXCLUSIVE: All standard resolutions are rejected. 
		   Only resolutions from the timing file are available.

3.3.1.3	List of Monitors

	This list presents a series of symbols to characterize the timing 
	entries. This should be a text applying to the timing and indicating 
	exactly the monitor, 
	e.g. 	  
			ELSA ECOMO 24H96

3.3.2	Monitor Timings File

	The monitor timings are stored in this binary piece of data. 
	The values of the timing file are accepted by MonCtrl and transferred 
	to the list of disposal resolutions.
	Concerning the ELSA ECOMO 24H96 you will find a list in the System32 
	directory of your Windows NT 4.0 register.

3.3.2.1	Description of Timing File Format
	
	The file including the timing entries has the ending ".TIM". 
	It contains lines with ASCII text which work with all editors 
	(e.g. NOTEPAD.EXE). The first line contains a text to indicate the 
	monitor (see 3.3.1.3). This text is registered in the MonCtrl tool 
	of the monitor list. (i.e. ELSA ECOMO 24H96). In each of the fol-
	lowing lines the timing is defined. Furthermore, each line contains 
	14 values separated by commas, describing the timing.       		 
	
	The following parameters can be entered here (order as in the file) :
	- XRes: number of pixels to X-direction (e.g.1024)						    
	- YRes: number of screen lines to Y-direction (e.g.768)
	-  Bpp: number of bits per pixel, color depth (e.g.16)
	-   Hz: refresh rate in Hertz (e.g.79)
	-PxClk: pixel clock rate of kHz (i.e 95455)
	-   Ht: horizontal total in pixels = hor. sum (e.g.1312)     
	- Hfp: horizontal frontporch in pixels (e.g. 16)
	- Hsw: horizontal sync-width in pixels (e.g. 96)
	- Hbp: horizontal backporch in pixels (e.g. 176)
	-  VT: vertical total in lines = vertical sum (e.g.800)

	- Vfp: vertical frontporch in lines (e.g. 1)
	- Vsw: vertical sync-width in lines (e.g. 3)
	- Vbp: vertical backporch in lines (e.g. 28)
	-  If: interlaced flag (should be set to zero)

	An example of a file (24H96) with the named value, will represent 
	as follows:
	ELSA ECOMO 24h96 
	640, 480, 8, 60, 25175, 800, 16, 96, 48, 525, 10, 2, 33, 0

	NOTE: It is not necessary to indicate the parameters. 
	      Normally the indications xRes, yRes, Bpp and Hz are enough. 
	      All other parameters must be mentioned at least with a zero.
	      Example: 1200, 800, 16, 75, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 		      

3.4     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. This tool is available for Windows NT.

  
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4       Known Problems

        - Stereo modes on GLoria XL
          If a non-stereo OpenGL application is running, it is not possible 
	  to start any stereo OpenGL programs. However, OpenGL applications
          can be started after a stereo application.

	- If the application under OpenGL requests "Double Buffering" 
	  and the GLoria cannot realize it, software emulation will be 
	  installed automatically. 
	  To force hardware OpenGL you have to disable double buffering
	  in your application!
	
	- The driver cannot run on a system where a port COM4 is 
	  installed.

	- It is possible that some computers need a very long time 
	  to boot.
 	
	- Don't use the standard S3 display driver. If NT identifies the S3 
	  chip and tries to install the S3 driver - stop the installation.  

	- No mouse cursor: 
	  You have not installed the ELSA driver, but S3 driver shipped 
	  with Windows NT instead. 
	  You can temporarily select an animated mouse scheme under
	  "Mouse" in the Control Panel, e.g. install 3D-Bronze and then 
	  the ELSA driver.

	- If the ELSA graphics board is not recognized, try another 
	  PCI slot. Some motherboard manufacturers have implemented PCI slots 
	  that are not PCI compliant.     
	
	- GLoria Synergy (multi-screen)
	  OpenGL windows cannot exceed
	  2047 pixels in width.

	- Multi-screen operation 
	  No full-screen DOS window, or the driver doesn't start. 
	  Switch the VGA on the first board ON and OFF on all others.

	
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5	History


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