======================== Windows NT Update ReadMe ======================== Quantum3D Raven Release 3.0 Full Update June 1999 Copyright 1998-1999 Quantum3D, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ===================================================================== Quantum3D, Inc. 6810 Santa Teresa Blvd San Jose, California, 95119-1205 Voice: +1 (408) 361-9998 Fax: +1 (408) 361-9980 Web Site: http://www.quantum3d.com Technical Support: support@quantum3d.com ===================================================================== This release includes Raven drivers for Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3 (or later). It is very important that you follow the procedures to successfully install Raven drivers. Please print this document for reference. I. Notes on Raven Release 3.0 II. Windows NT A. Driver Installation Procedures B. Testing Raven III. 3Dfx MiniGL and OpenGL Games IV. Removing Raven Drivers V. Base Driver Feature Notes A. Video Modes VI. Frequently Asked Questions I. Notes on Raven Release 3.0 ============================= The files from the downloaded Raven Driver Update are automatically extracted to: C:\Program Files\Q3D\Download\Raven\Full_3.0\WINNT II. Windows NT =============== A. Driver Installation Procedure -------------------------------- During the installation, Raven files with common names for 3Dfx technologies (Voodoo Graphics, Voodoo2, Voodoo Banshee) are copied to the C:\Program Files\Q3D\Raven\WinNT subdirectory should you need to manually restore them. Follow the procedure below to install the drivers for Raven. 1. Start Windows NT. Be sure to log onto the computer with an account that has local Administrator privileges (required for updating the system registry). 2. From the Settings tab of the Display Properties dialog, click the Display Type button. The Display Type dialog will appear. 3. In the Adapter Type section, click the Change button. The Change Display dialog will appear. 4. Click the Have Disk button. The Install from Disk dialog will appear. 5. In the "Copy manufacturer's files from:" field, type "C:\Program Files\Q3D\Download\Raven\Full_3.0\WINNT". Click the OK button. 6. The Change Display dialog will display the Quantum3D Raven Windows NT in the Display section. Select the listing and click the OK button. 7. The Third-party Drivers dialog will appear informing you that you are about to install a third party driver and ask you if you wish to proceed. Click the Yes button. 8. After the installation is complete, the Installing Driver dialog will prompt you that the drivers were successfully installed. Click the OK button. 9. Close the Display Type and the Display Properties dialogs. 10. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click the Yes button. 11. When Windows NT restarts, the Display Properties will appear on the screen and the Invalid Display Settings dialog will inform you that a new graphics driver has been installed. Click the OK button. You can now configure color depth and resolution for Raven under the Settings tab. 12. After you have configured the desired settings and closed the Display Properties dialog, you will notice the 3Dfx MiniGL Setup installer on the screen. Please refer to Section III: 3Dfx MiniGL and OpenGL Games for detailed information about this program. B. Testing Raven ----------------- To verify that Raven is operating properly, launch the Glide test applet from the Raven tab in the Display Properties. NOTE: Direct3D is not supported with Windows NT. 1. From the Start menu select Settings and then Control Panel. 2. Double click the Display icon. The Display Properties will appear. Select the Raven tab. 3. Select the Glide tab and click the Test button. The Glide test applet should appear on the screen at the default settings. If the Glide applet does not appear on the screen, refer to the Troubleshooting section of the Raven Online Help or the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Raven Readme file for additional assistance. III. 3Dfx MiniGL and OpenGL Games ================================= The 3Dfx MiniGL Setup installer updates Quake, Quake II, Hexen II, Heretic II, Sin and Half-Life for 3Dfx based products. The installer is automatically launched when you restart the computer for the first time after the Raven driver installation. Click the Next button to begin the update and follow the on-screen instructions. If you do not have any of these games installed on your computer, click the Cancel button to exit the installer. NOTE: Should you need to re-run the 3Dfx MiniGL Setup installer Q3DMINGL.EXE, the file is copied during the Raven driver installation to C:\Program Files\Q3D\Raven\WinNT As with any game, you should always make sure you have the latest updates installed from the manufacturer. - Quake and Quake II updates are available at: ftp.idsoftware.com - Hexen II, Heretic II and Sin updates are available at: www.activision.com - Half-Life updates are available at: www.sierra.com IV. Removing Raven Drivers ========================== 1. From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel. 2. Double-click on Add/Remove Programs, select the Install/Uninstall tab. 3. Scroll through the list and select the Quantum3D Raven entry. 4. Click the Add/Remove button. 5. When prompted to restart the computer, click the No button. 6. Shut down the computer. Remove Raven from the computer. V. Base Driver Feature Notes ============================ The Quantum3D Raven drivers included with this release are based on 3Dfx Glide2x, Glide3x and Display/DirectDraw Drivers 4.00.1381.0343. A. Video Modes -------------- Raven operates at these video timings for Desktop, DirectDraw, Glide and OpenGL (windowed and full screen) modes: Resolution Refresh Rate Color Depth APIs 320 x 200 70,85 Hz 8,16 2 320 x 240 60,72,85 Hz 8,16 2 400 x 300 60,72,85 Hz 8,16 2 512 x 384 60,72,75,85 Hz 8,16 2,3,4 640 x 400 70,85 HZ 8,16 2,3,4 640 x 480 60,72,75,85,100,120 Hz 8,16,24,32 1,2,3,4 720 x 400 72,85 Hz 8,16,24,32 2 720 x 480 60,72 Hz 8,16,24,32 2 800 x 600 56,60,75,85,100,120 Hz 8,16,24,32 1,2,3,4 1024 x 768 60,70,75,85,100,120 Hz 8,16,24,32 1,2,3,4 1280 x 1024 60,75,85,100 Hz 8,16,24,32 1,2,3,4 1600 x 1200 60,65,70,75,85 Hz 8,16,24,32 1,2 APIs: 1 - Desktop 2 - DirectDraw 3 - Glide 4 - OpenGL NOTE: Resolutions, color depth and refresh rates are driver dependent and may not be available in all applications or operating systems. Refresh rates listed can be achieved with monitors operating at compatible frequencies. Consult your monitor manufacturer's documentation. VI. Frequently Asked Questions ============================== Q: Is Raven AGP 2x compliant? A: No, the Voodoo Banshee on Raven is AGP 1x compliant. Q: Can I have a 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics or Voodoo2 based adapter and Raven in the same system? A: Yes, but only ONE device can be used for 3Dfx Glide applications. Follow these instructions to properly install both cards in your computer. NOTE: In this configuration, the Voodoo Graphics or Voodoo2 based adapter will be the primary 3Dfx Glide device. 1. If you have a 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics or Voodoo2 based adapter installed in your system, you will need to uninstall the software and remove the adapter before you install Raven. Please follow the instructions in your user's manual to properly uninstall the 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics or Voodoo2 based adapter. 2. Install the Raven Series 2D/3D Graphics Adapter. Please follow the instructions in the Raven Quick Start Guide or the Raven On-Line Manual to properly install Raven. 3. Re-Install the 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics or Voodoo2 based adapter. 4. Now the 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics or Voodoo2 based adapter is set to be the primary 3Dfx Glide device. Q: Why do high resolutions or refresh rates cause corrupted display on my monitor? A: Not all monitors are compatible with all Raven supported resolutions or refresh rates. Please consult your monitor manual to determine which resolutions and refresh rates can be supported. Q: Does Unreal work with Raven? A: Yes, but Raven requires an update for Unreal. The retail version of Unreal does not work correctly with Voodoo Banshee adapters. If Unreal is currently installed on your computer, uninstall Unreal, delete the Unreal directory and reinstall a clean version of Unreal. Then update Unreal to version 1.01, then version 2.09 in that order. You can download updates for Unreal at http://www.unreal.com. Q: What should I do if a Glide game doesn't work with Raven? A: Make sure that you have any updates for the game from the manufacturer and the latest drivers for Raven installed. Verify that Raven is operating correctly with Glide applications by running the Glide Test applet in the Raven tab of the Display Properties. Q: What is the bottom connector under the VGA connector used for on Raven? A: The bottom connector is for stereo graphics display devices like H3D stereo goggles. For information on the H3D stereo goggles, visit http://www.h3d-media.com.