README.TXT Driver File Contents (W1R3DW9X.EXE)

        | README file for
        | ELSA Windows 9x Driver Disk, ver
        |       WINNER 1000/R3D
        | Copyright (c) 1994-98 ELSA AG, Aachen (Germany)
        | ELSA AG                    Internet   :
        | Sonnenweg 11               LocalWeb   : +49-(0)241-938800
        | D-52070 Aachen
        | ELSA Inc.                  Internet   :
        | 2231 Calle De Luna
        | Santa Clara, CA 95054
        | 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
        | 08/11/98, MWolf/MLiedtke


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


1.      Overview

        This CD contains the ELSA Display Driver for Microsoft Windows 

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


2.      Contents

        This directory contains the following files:

        LIESMICH.TXT   the file you currently look at
        README.TXT     german version of README
        ELSAR3DD.DRV   display driver file for WINNER 1000R3D
        ELSAR3DX.DLL   driver extension (DirectDraw/Direct3D HAL)
        ELSAR3DV.VXD   virtual mini display driver WINNER 1000R3D
        ELSAR3DI.INF   device information file for WINNER 1000R3D
        ELSAR3DA.DLL   driver extension
        ELSAR3DR.VXD   driver extension
        ELSAR3DS.DLL   driver extension
        VGARTD.VXD     AGP-support for Windows 95 OSR-2.1
        ELSAVE3D.DLL   "ELSA 3D Settings" utility
        ELSAVE3D.INF   "ELSA 3D Settings" utility setupfile
        ELSAR3D2.VXD   VxD for Multimonitor-Support (only Win98)
        ELSAR3DO.DLL   OpenGL-ICD file
        EVE3D_DE.DLL   Language extension for "ELSA 3D Settings"
        EVE3D_FR.DLL   Language extension for "ELSA 3D Settings"
        ELSAVE3D.HLP   Helpfile for "ELSA 3D Settings"
        EVE3D_DE.HLP   Helpfile for "ELSA 3D Settings"
        EVE3D_FR.HLP   Helpfile for "ELSA 3D Settings"
        WINMAN.EXE      "ELSA Settings" utility 
        WINMAN.DLL      "ELSA Settings" extension
        WINMAN.INF      "ELSA Settings" information file
        WINMAN.MON      "ELSA Settings" extension
        WINMAN-J.HLP    "ELSA Settings" helpfile
        WINMAN-F.HLP    "ELSA Settings" helpfile
        WINMAN-E.HLP    "ELSA Settings" helpfile  
        WINMAN-D.HLP    "ELSA Settings" helpfile  
        WINMAN-J.CNT    "ELSA Settings" extension
        WINMAN-F.CNT    "ELSA Settings" extension 
        WINMAN-E.CNT    "ELSA Settings" extension 
        WINMAN-D.CNT    "ELSA Settings" extension 

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


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:\WINNER\1000R3D\WIN9x)
          The neccessary files will be copy and Windows 95 asks for

        - Push the "Yes"-button

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

3.2     Manuell installation of ELSA Display Driver

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

        - Select the Property Page "Settings"

        - Push the button "Change Display Type...". A dialog "Change
          Display Type" will pop up.

        - Push the button "Change..." inside the frame "Adapter Type".
          You will see the "Select Device" dialog.

        - In this dialog push the button "Have Disk..." and change to
          the WIN95 directory on the ELSAware CD for your WINNER board.

        - Select in the "Manufacturer" list ELSA WINNER Display Driver
          and in the list "Models" your WINNER board.

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

        - Close the dialog "Change Display Type". 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

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

        - 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.
        - Select the Property Page "Settings" or "ELSA WINman".
          - Property Page Settings:
            Standard-Windows-Dialog for changing resolution, color
            depth and font size.
          - Property Page ELSA WINman
            ELSA WINman gives you full control to configure your ELSA
            display adapter perfectly. You can change resolution, color
            depth and refresh rate, screen position etc.

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

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


4.      Revision History

        This section describes changes to the previous releases of this

        - first released version
        - bugfixes


5.      Release notes

5.1     DirectDraw/Direct3D support

        The display driver do support DirectDraw/Direct3D from DirectX 5,
        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.

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

5.2     AGP and Windows 95

        AGP is supported only by the Windows version OSR-2.1. 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.

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


6.      Known Bugs and Operating Notes

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

6.1     Version

6.1.1   Installation over an existing nVIDIA-driver

        (It is possible that another OpenGL driver will not be registered
        correctly. Please see: Diplay Properties, "ELSA Info", Global Info,
        OpenGL vendor. This entry has to describe "ELSA AG Germany" as vendor.

        If you install the ELSA display driver over an existing nVIDIA -
        or another vendors display driver, the key:


        will not be actualized. Please replace "nv3ogl.dll" ,- or equivalent
        OpenGL part, with "elsaveao.dll".

        Please always backup the Files SYSTEM.DAT and USER.DAT before
        editing the Windows - Registry.

6.1.2   "OpenGL"

        The hardware support for OpenGL only works only at 16 bpp colordepth
        up to screenmode 800x600 Pixel.

        OpenGL based screensavers, e.g. 3D Pipes, may occur some
        malfunctions on some systems if powermangement is activated.

6.1.3   There may occur misrepresentation of colors and displays by viewing
        MPEG files with ELSAmotion.

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  • 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.

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