README.TXT Driver File Contents (WinnerII.exe)

        | README file for
        | ELSA WINNER Windows 95/98 Driver, ver
        |       WINNER II
        | Copyright (c) 1999 ELSA AG, Aachen (Germany)
        | ELSA AG                    Internet   :
        | Sonnenweg 11               
        | D-52070 Aachen             
        | ELSA Inc.                  Internet   :
        | 1630 Zanker Road         
        | San Jose, CA 95112
        | USA
        | ELSA Asia Inc.             Internet   :
        | 7F-11, No. 188, Sec. 5     
        | Nanking East Road
        | Taipei 105
        | Taiwan, R. O. C.
        | ELSA Japan Inc.            Internet   :
        | Mita Suzuki Building 3F    
        | 5-20-14 Shiba, Minato-ku
        | Tokyo 108-0014
        | Japan
        | 10/27/99, MKreiten/MWolf


        1. Overview
        2. Contents
        3. Installation
        4. History
        5. Known Bugs and Operating Notes


1.      Overview

        This disk contains the ELSA Display Driver for
        Microsoft Windows 95/98.

        The drivers support 256, 32768 and 16 Million colors in all
        resolutions available on used ELSA graphics board. Microsoft
        DirectX is supported by an integrated DirectDraw/Direct3D HAL.


2.      Contents

        In case you install from CD the drivers directory contains the 
        following files, otherwise the W2Offc9x.EXE provides all modules 
        needed :

        README.TXT      the file you currently look at
        LIESMICH.TXT    german version of this file
        VERSION.TXT     version info about driver and tools
        ELSAWII.CAB     display driver
        S3TOOLS.CAB     display Switch/Gamma/Color Control
        ST3DSET.CAB     stereo 3D settings
        WINMAN.CAB      property page ELSA Settings
        ELSAWII.INF     Installation file for driver and tools

        In case of trouble during or after installation, please make
        sure you have all the files mentioned above!


3.      Installation

3.1     Installing ELSA graphics board for Windows 95/98

        Remove your "old" VGA and put the ELSA graphics board into your
        On startup Windows 95/98 detects the ELSA graphics board as
        "PCI standard VGA adapter" and prompts for a manufacturer disk. 
        Advanced users can now install as described in 3.3, Microsoft WHQL
        confirm way to install.
        If you prefer an easy way to install the driver or the driver is 
        downloaded as EXE from the web you should first confirm Windows 
        request to install a "PCI Standard VGA adapter". Later you can 
        start the EXE or install by CD.

3.2     Installation from CD

        During a running Windows 95/98 session insert the CD
        into your CD-ROM. Normally after the CD is read, a setup is 
        started and guides through installation. In case 'Auto Insert 
        Notification' is disabled in your system, the setup has to be
        started manually by double clicking its icon in the root of CD.
        Now you can choose the components to be installed. After 
        rebooting the system your monitor is recognized and installed. 
        A resolution and color depth can be chosen now.

3.3     Installing downloaded driver packages

        Driver packages from the web are self-extracting EXEs. The files
        are temporary copied to e.g. c:\elsainst directory and an 
        automatic driver setup is started. Tools are installed, too.
        After finishing the setup or canceling the procedure the 
        extracted installation files are deleted, including the 
        temporary created folder.

3.4     Microsoft WHQL confirm way to install

        After Windows recognized the ELSA graphics adapter choose
        'Have Disk...'. If you are updating the driver manually, select
        'change...' in the advanced settings of the diplay properties.
        Now browse through the ELSA CD and select the proper display 
        driver subdirectory (e.g. GLORIA\SYNERGY\WIN9X\STANDARD).Windows
        will copy the driver files and prompt you to reboot the computer.
        After restarting, Windows is running with the ELSA display 
        drivers active. If your ELSA graphics adapter is not the primary 
        display adapter in Windows 98, you have to activate the hardware
        by clicking on the connected monitor bitmap in the global windows
        display settings. 

3.5     Installation extension

        The drivers installation routine will additionally create the 
        ELSA Settings and ELSA 3D Settings property pages (if available)
        and install an OpenGL ICD. 
        The drivers setup included in self-extracting driver packages
        or the driver CD will install additional tools like WINman
        Suite and ELSAinfo. In case your graphics adapter is provided
        with video I/O capabilities, the setup will install the software
        components for these devices, too.


4.      Revision History

        This section describes changes to the previous releases of this

4.1     Version
        - first released version

        - Revelator support implemented
        - bugfixes for several games, e.g. MotoRacer II, Quake II, 
          Extreme Motocross Trial, Descent III, 'X' etc.
        - fix for occasionally yellow menu entries

        - several fixes for WHQL compliance
        - bugfix for flat panel handling

        - several ECO mode fixes
        - several fixes for Video functionalities
        - tested with DirectX7

        - several ECO mode fixes (final)


5.      Known Bugs and Operating Notes

        This section documents known anomalies or problems and gives
        hints on work arounds.

5.1.1   Changing color depth with QuickRes

        If QuickRes changes the color depth without restarting Windows,
        sometime you can see drawing errors. QuickRes patches (!) the
        display driver, so the driver can no longer work properly.

5.1.2   Display errors with DirectX

        Applications using DirectX could cause display errors when
        DirectX version I or II is installed. Please install DirectX
        version 6.1 or newer to solve this problems. You will find 
        this version of DirectX on the CD in the directory
        APPS\DIRECTX6 or ..\DirectX7

5.1.3   Display errors in applications

        Grand Touring shows display errors, parts of the cars are

        The demoversion of Tomb Raider 4 sometimes crashes unmotivated. 

        WinTV or ELSAvision crash with older hardware, when overlay 
        display is used. Switch to primary mode to avoid this problem.

        Anti-Aliasing isn't supported.

        In 1600x1200x32bpp resolution there may be pixel errors, when
        the refresh rate is set to 72 or 73 HZ.

        After fullscreen DOS-sessions there may be complications
        running Direct3D applications

        Using Stereo3D in games leads to malfunctures in Re-Volt and 
        Extreme Trial MotoCross.

        The OpenGL performance must be optimized for K6-III systems.

5.1.4   Multiscreen display support

        In Windows 98 any combinations of WINNER II and S3-based 
        adapters with Microsoft drivers are supported.


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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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