====== ReadMe ====== Quantum3D Obsidian(R)2 Multi-subchannel Series Release 5.5M for Windows NT 4.0 Built 07-Aug-2000 Copyright(C)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 drivers and utilities for the Obsidian2 Hg and 90D models of the Professional Series of graphics accelerators for use in Quantum3D Heavy Metal Mercury systems. CONTENTS ======== I. Minimum System Requirements II. Base Drivers Features Notes III. Installation Procedures IV. Obsidian2 Hg and 90D Models A. Windows NT 4.0 V. Testing the Obsidian2 VI. Software Utilities VII. Removing the Obsidian2 Drivers I. Minimum System Requirements ============================== - PCI 2.1 compliant system - Pentium(R) class or faster processor - 16MB of system memory - Available PCI expansion slot(s) (ATX form factor recommended) - Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 (or later) - Windows desktop (VGA) display adapter - VGA compatible monitor II. Base Driver Features Notes ============================== - The Obsidian2 90D models can operate at these video timings: Resolution Refresh Rate 512 x 384 72,75,85,120 Hz 640 x 400 70,75,85,120 Hz 640 x 480 60,75,85,120 Hz 800 x 600 60,75,85,120 Hz 960 x 720 60,75,85 Hz 1024 x 768 60,75,85 Hz 1024 x 1024 60 Hz - The Obsidian2 Hg models can operate at these video timings: Resolution Refresh Rate 512 x 384 72,75,85 Hz 640 x 400 70,75,85 Hz 640 x 480 60,75,85 Hz 800 x 600 60,75,85 Hz 960 x 720 60,75,85 Hz 1024 x 768 60,75,85 Hz 1024 x 1024 60 Hz III. Installation Procedures ============================ NOTE: A minimum system requirement for the Obsidian2 with Windows NT 4.0 is Service Pack 3. If you have not upgraded your Windows NT 4.0 operating system to Service Pack 3, you must do so before installing the Obsidian2 accelerator. IV. OBSIDIAN2 Hg Models and 90D Models ====================================== A. Windows NT 4.0 ----------------- Follow the procedure below to install the drivers and utilities for the Obsidian2 Hg models and 90D models. 1. Start Windows NT. 2. Log onto the computer with an account that has local Administrator privileges (this is required for updating the system registry). 3. From the START menu, select Programs and then Windows NT Explorer. 4. Click on drive with the extracted files in the All Folders panel. 5. Double click on the directory with the extracted files in the Contents panel. 6. Right mouse click on OBSIDIAN.INF in the Contents panel and select Install. Windows NT will copy the Obsidian2 device drivers to your hard drive. 7. You will then be prompted to restart the computer. Click on the Yes button. Note ---- You may decrease the chance of operation issues by verifying that you have the latest system BIOS for your motherboard from the motherboard manufacturer. V. Testing the Obsidian2 ======================== To verify that your Obsidian2 is operating properly, launch the Glide Test applets from the Obsidian2 tab in the Display Properties. 1. From the Start menu select Settings and then Control Panel. 2. Double click on the Display icon. The Display Properties will appear. Click on the Obsidian2 tab. 3. In the Glide section of the Obsidian2 tab, click on the Test button. The Glide test applet should appear on the screen at the default settings. NOTE: Direct3D is not supported under Windows NT 4.0 If the Glide applet does not appear on the screen, refer to Section 3: General Troubleshooting of the Obsidian2 Installation Guide, the Online Help or the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Driver Release Notes for additional assistance. VI. Software Utilities ====================== During the Obsidian2 driver installation, a number of diagnostic utilities are installed under the following folder: C:\Program Files\Q3D\Obsidian.2P\WinNT This section describes the software utilities for the Obsidian2. GDETECT.EXE This utility runs from Windows and lists the PCI and AGP devices in the computer and what memory resources are used by each device. GMOJO.EXE This utility runs from Windows and displays the Obsidian2 accelerator information such as virtual base address, Vendor ID, chip revisions and more. In this information the Pixelfx2 and Texelfx2 chips are referred to as the FBI (Frame Buffer Interface) and TMU (Texture Mapping Unit) respectively. The following is a list of utilities that are designed to be run from the Command Prompt: DETECT.EXE MOJO.EXE GWHAT.EXE PASS.EXE PCIRW.EXE Q3DINFUT.EXE Q3DMTRR.EXE Q3DTST02.EXE VII. Removing the Obsidian2 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 Obsidian2 entry. 4. Click on the Add/Remove button. 5. Shutdown the computer. Remove the Obsidian2 accelerator from the computer. 6. When Windows is restarted, the last portion of the removal is done automatically.