README.TXT Driver File Contents (ERA2_W9X.EXE)

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        | README file for
        |
        | ELSA Windows 95/98 Driver Disk, ver 4.10.01.0200-0016 
        |
        |       ERAZOR II
        |
        | Copyright (c) 1994-98 ELSA AG, Aachen (Germany)
        |
        | ELSA AG                    Internet   : http://www.elsa.de
        | Sonnenweg 11               LocalWeb   : +49-(0)241-938800
        | D-52070 Aachen
        |
        | ELSA Inc.                  Internet   : http://www.elsa.com
        | 2231 Calle De Luna
        | Santa Clara, CA 95054
        | USA
        |
        | ELSA Asia Inc.             Internet   : http://www.elsa.com
        | 7F-11, No. 188, Sec. 5
        | Nanking East Road
        | Taipei 105
        | Taiwan, R. O. C.
        |
        | ELSA Japan Inc.            Internet   : http://www.elsa.com
        | Mita Suzuki Building 3F
        | 5-20-14 Shiba, Minato-ku
        | Tokyo 108-0014
        | Japan
        |
        | 12/04/98, MWolf/MKreiten


        Contents

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


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1.      Overview

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

        The driver supports 256, 65536 and 16 Million colors in
        all resolutions available on used ELSA board.


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2.      Contents

        This directory contains the following files:

        README.TXT      the file you currently look at
        LIESMICH.TXT    german version of README
        VERSION.TXT     Version info about driver and tools     
        ELSAEIID.CAB    display driver file for ERAZOR II
        ELSAVE3D.CAB    Property page ELSA 3D Settings
        WINMAN.CAB      Property page ELSA Settings

        ELSAEII.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!


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3.      Installation


3.1     First installation of ELSA Display Driver

        First install Windows 95/98 without special drivers for the ELSA
        graphics board. The installation procedure should
        find a PCI VGA-compatible display adapter and ask for a
        "Driver from disk provided by hardware manufacturer".
        - Push the "OK"-button

        - "Copy manufacturer's files from:"
          CD-Drive: this directory (e.g.: E:\ERAZOR II\WIN95)
          The neccessary files will be copy and Windows 95/98 asks 
          for restart.

        - Push the "Yes"-button

        Normally you need to boot your system. Push the button "Restart
        now".

3.2     Manuell installation of ELSA Display Driver
        under Windows 95


        - Start the dialog "Properties for Display" by clicking right
          mouse button on the desktop or select per Control Panel 
          -> "Display".

        - Select the Property Page "Settings" 

        - Click on "Advanced Properties"

        - Push the button "Change...". A dialog "Select Device" will 
          pop up.

        - Push the button "Have Disk..." and "Browse..."

        - change to the 'drivers' directory on the WINNERware CD.

        - Select your ELSA display adapter in the "Devices" list.

        - Close the dialog "Select device". At this time the
          screen may flicker for a moment. This is not a bug! Windows 
          is trying to find out, which graphics modes are available with
          this driver.

        - Please answer the following questions with "OK" or "Apply" and
          reboot the system.

        - Now you can select resolution and color depth in the main
          dialog "Properties for Display". For the first installation
          you should select 1024x768 in HiColor. This configuration
          is available for all memory configurations on all ELSA
          Boards.

        - Close "Properties for Display" by "OK" or "Apply

        After the restart the configuration of the ELSA display adapter
        driver starts from the Windows desktop.
 
        
        - Start the dialog "Properties for Display" by clicking right
          mouse button on the desktop or per Control Panel -> Display.
        - Select the Property Page "Settings" or "ELSA Settings".
        - Property Page Settings:
          Standard-Windows-Dialog for changing resolution, color
          depth and font size.
        - Property Page ELSA Settings:
          ELSA Settings gives you full control to configure your ELSA
          display adapter perfectly. You can change resolution, color
          depth and refresh rate.

   

         Manuell installation of ELSA Display Driver
         under Windows 98

        - Start the dialog "Display Properties" by clicking the right
          mouse button on the desktop or select per Control Panel 
          -> "Display".

        - Select the Property Page "Settings" and than select "advanced"
          , "Adapter" - "Change".

        - The "Update Device Driver Wizard" starts and helps you 
          through the installation procedure for the new graphics 
          boards display driver. Select "Next"

        - In this dialog push the first checkbox push the "Next" 
          button check "Specify a location" and change to the WIN9x 
          directory on the WINNERware CD for your ERAZOR II board.
        
        - Press "OK" or "Apply" to install the specified driver.

        - If you use an ELSA monitor, make the same procedure for
          "Monitor Type" in the "Monitor" dialog.

        - Close the "Display Properties" dialog. At this time the
          screen flickers a moment. This is not a bug! Windows tries to
          find out, which graphics modes are available with this
          driver.

        - Now you can select resolution and color depth in the main
          dialog "Display Properties". For the first installation
          you should select 1024x768 and 256 colors. This configuration
          is available for all memory configurations on all ELSA
          Boards.

        - Close "Display Properties" by "OK" or "Apply".

        After the restart the configuration of the ELSA display adapter
        driver starts from the Windows desktop.

        - Start the dialog "Display Properties" by clicking the
          right mouse button on the desktop or per Control Panel 
          -> Display.
        - Select the "Advanced" "Settings" or "ELSA Settings".
        - Property Page Settings:
          Standard-Windows-Dialog for changing resolution, color
          depth and font size.
        - Property Page "ELSA Settings":
          "ELSA Settings" gives you full control to configure your ELSA
          display adapter perfectly. You can change resolution, color
          depth and refresh rate.


        Normally you need to boot your system. Push the button "Restart
        now".

        In all following Windows sessions you can change the resolution
        without rebooting your system.


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4.      Revision History

        This section describes changes to the previous releases of this
        disk.

        Version 4.10.01.0100-0003
        - first released version
       
        Version 4.10.01.0100-0012
        - Bugfix for e.g. Need for Speed 3, Powermanagment
       
        Version 4.10.01.0200-0003
        - implementation of capabilities to define new timings by the
          ELSA Settings
        - enhanced 3D Settings
       
        Version 4.10.01.0200-0007
        - optimized implementation of capabilities to define new timings
          by the ELSA Settings.
       
        Version 4.10.01.0200-0012
        - better Performance
	- optimized 3D capabilities
        - some minor fixes if using with older Pentium systems
        - optimized performance on systems with ALI V chipsets

        Version 4.10.01.0200-0016
        - ECO - MODE bug fixed
        - newer version of "ELSA Settings" integrated
        - Unreal -- several visual artifacts are corrected
        - Descent3 demo -- texture problems are corrected 
        - Rogue Squadron - W-buffering problems are corrected.
        - 3DStudio MAX 2.0 and higher - significant changes in terms of 
          look and performance.
        - Caligari TrueSpace 4.0 occasional crashes fixed
        - Solidoworks 98 fixes some rendering anomolies 

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5.      Release notes

5.1     DirectDraw/Direct3D support


        The display driver do support DirectDraw/Direct3D from 
        DirectX 5/6, but to use it in an application, you must install 
        DirectDraw/Direct3D. The Microsoft DirectDraw/Direct3D 
        components are not included in the standard retail version 
        of Windows 95. You need an installation of DirectX 5/6.

        To install DirectDraw/Direct3D use the CDSETUP from your
        ERAZOR CD or start the DXSETUP.EXE in the folder:

        Drive:\Winware\MSAPPS\DIRECTX5\directx oe better:

         - the DX6core.exe in:

        Drive:\Winware\MSAPPS\DIRECTX6\WIN98

         - and for Windows95 the DX6xxx.exe in:

        Drive:\Winware\MSAPPS\DIRECTX6\WIN95\DE

        Drive:\.....\DE for the german version of Windows 95
        Drive:\.....\FR for the french version of Windows 95
        Drive:\.....\EN for the englich version of Windows 95


5.2     AGP and Windows 95/98


        AGP is supported only by the Windows version OSR-2.1 or higher. 
        This is available after upgrading a Windows 95b (OSR2) version 
        by the USB-Update 'USBSUPP.EXE'.
        The version number of your installed Windows can be found in
        the registry under: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\
        Windows\CurrentVersion\Version and VersionNumber.
        The Entries for OSR-2.1 are:


        Version       "Windows95"
        VersionNumber "4.03.1212" or "4.03.1214"

        If your mainboard has no Intel chipset it may be necessary to
        install a chipset specific software patch to get best support 
        and performance using the AGP port. 
        Normally this patch should be delivered on CD with your system
        or mainboard. Otherwise you may get the newest patches on the 
        internetsites of the chipset vendors. 
        Other chipset vendors are, e.g.: VIA, SIS, ALI.

        http://www.via.com.tw/
        http://www.sis.com.tw/
        http://www.ali.com.tw/

        If you have any questions about full AGP support on non Intel 
        mainboards please consult your distributor.

5.3     Free defineable refreshrates (monitor timings)

        It is neccessary to install and use the  specified INF - file 
        delivered with your monitor. For information about to install 
        please look above or use the windows documentation.  

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6.      Known Bugs and Operating Notes


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

        - for maximum performance the AntiAliasing checkbox in: Display 
          Properties - Settings - Advanced - 3D Settings - More 3D,
          should be set to "Disable"

        - If you install the ELSA Display Driver over an nVIDIA Display 
          Driver, the key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
          CurrentVersion\OpenGLDrivers\RIVATNT will not actualised. 
          Replace "nv3ogl.dll" with "ELSAEIIO.DLL"  

        - Do not use "Custom Direct3D Settings" -names with more than 
          twenty characters in the "3D-Settings" property tabs. Some 
          failures may occure while using WINMANSuite.

        - Task switching while 3D applications are active leads to 
          corruption of textures in some cases

        - The DirectDraw resolution 480x360 works with too low frequency
          for most monitors. Please take a look at 5.3.

        - OpenGL screen savers oftenly crash if an additional suspend 
          is executed by the system or manually.

        - Switching VESA modes to windowed mode (normaly an error
          pops up) leads to system crash

        - Windows suspend during active 3D applications may cause system
          crash in Windows 95

        - For best display quality, in the 'More Direct3D' section of 3D
          Settings Texel Alignment should be set to "upper left corner".

        - Mouse trails are not displayed, because the Riva chip 
          accelerates this Windows functionality in hardware
 
        - The X-Demo benchmark by EGOSOFT shows anomalies under Windows 98 
          in the upper- and lower part of the screen.   

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