# | README file for WINNER 3000-L | | ELSA graphics driver disk for Windows NT 4.0 build 1381. | | Version: 5.32.00.290 | | Copyright (c) 1993-98 ELSA AG, Aachen (Germany) | | ELSA AG Internet : http://www.elsa.de | Sonnenweg 11 LocalWeb : +49-(0)241-938800 | D-52070 Aachen CompuServe : GO ELSA | | ELSA Inc. Internet : http://www.elsa.com | 2231 Calle De Luna CompuServe : GO ELSA | Santa Clara, CA 95054 | USA | | ELSA Asia Inc. Internet : http://www.elsa.com | 7F-11, No. 188, Sec. 5 CompuServe : GO ELSA | Nanking East Road | Taipei 105 | Taiwan, R. O. C. | | ELSA Japan Inc. Internet : http://www.elsa.com | Mita Suzuki Building 3F CompuServe : GO ELSA | 5-20-14 Shiba, Minato-ku | Tokyo 108-0014 | Japan | | 04/07/98, hhockenb Table of Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Installation 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 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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. 22.214.171.124 Monitor Timings for ... In multi-screen configurations, you can select the monitor for which the timing should be set. 126.96.36.199 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. 188.8.131.52 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. 184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11). 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 5 History -----------Download Driver Pack
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