_______________________________________________________________________ Voodoo4/5 Windows® 9x/ME Driver Kit by IceMan modified by WhiteTigerX7! ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ Voodoo Series™ Driver Kit: 1.07.02 Voodoo Series DirectX® Driver Version: Glide™ 2.X Driver: Glide 3.X Driver: OpenGL® Driver Version: (updated) ICD 3dfx Tools Version: Hertz Tool: 3dfx MiniGL Driver Kit: (updated) 1.49 * This Driver Kit was compiled and modified by IceMan with Registry Additions by WhiteTigerX7 * ======================================================================= Disclaimer! ======================================================================= * THESE DRIVERS ARE NOT SUPPORTED BY 3DFX OR X3DFX! * USE THEM AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! * I CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EFFECTS THEY MAY HAVE ON YOUR COMPUTER! * NOTE: This Driver Kit contains files being made by 3dfx. I did NOT make, edit or modify any of these files, except for the INF file. I simply made this Kit available for people who wish to have the most complete, BEST-OF-ALL and UP-TO-DATE fully functional and installable drivers. Whether you want to use them or not, is totally up to you. ======================================================================= What's New: ======================================================================= Version 1.07.02: - Added Edge Anti-Aliasing and Trilinear Filter options for Direct3D(use with Fastest performance Only) - Added the ('?') Help for the OpenGL/Glide Advanced Option Forced 16-bit Textures. - Added 3dfx MiniGL driver kit version 1.49 Version 1.07.01: - FSAA problems fixed in Direct3D (by x3dfx latest set). - Fixed bug that caused annoying horizontal stripes in higher resolutions under Glide. - Added Guardband Clipping option for Direct3D. - Added and Tweaked driver Settings for optimal quality and performance. - Added alternative OGL file to fix ST Voyager Elite Force bug. (Go to OGL_Fix folder, be sure to read the readme.txt file inside.) - Help ('?') is now working for all items under Advanced Features. * Note on versions: Driver set version is (officially by x3dfx) 1.07.00. Kit version is 1.07.01, due to the changes listed above. Version 1.05.08: - Updated OpenGL/Glide portions (from 1.07.00) - Added New Advanced Features to 3dfx Tools (from Beta7 by Wipeout) ======================================================================= What's in the distribution? ======================================================================= This distribution contains Voodoo drivers and control panel for Windows 9x/ME. The DirectDraw portion of the drivers supports Direct3D when using DirectX 8.0 ======================================================================= Installation ======================================================================= Requirements ------------ - Windows 9x/ME - PC with a Pentium, Pentium II, or Pentium Pro Processor and a free AGP or PCI slot - 16MB of RAM Un-Installation (for clean install later): ------------------------------------------ NOTE: Move to 'Fresh Installation' section below if you just bought your Voodoo4/5, and are doing this installation for the first time. 1) Right click on Desktop and go to Properties. 2) Go to Settings, then Advanced, then Adapter and hit Change. DETAIL (for Win98): Settings > Avanced > Adapter > Change > Next > select 'Display a list of all drivers in a specific location...' > Next > select 'Show all hardware' 3) Select Standard Display Types and then select Standard Display Adapter (VGA). 4) Go to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs and remove 3dfx Tools. 5) Reboot as requested. 6) It's best at this point to search the Hard Drive for Voodoo*.*, Glide*.* and 3dfx*.* and delete any of these files found. WARNING: The following 2 steps require Registry Editing using Regedit.exe. Don't do this if you're not versed in registry management, you can cause the computer not to boot if you're not familiar with Regedit! If that is the case, please move on to Step 7 in the next 'Fresh Installation' section below). 7) Go to the following registry path using Regedit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Display\000*\ Delete the following Keys: D3D, Glide, FEATURES, and TIMINGS. 8) Run Regedit and search for any additional Voodoo and 3dfx terms there and remove these registry entries. Select 'Look at' 'Keys' only! 9) Move to Step 7 below. Fresh Installation ------------------ NOTE: Complete Steps 1 and 2 before removing your existing 2D card. 1) Extract the files for the Voodoo4/5 driver to a directory. 2) Before removing your existing 2D card switch the video driver to Standard VGA. Click Start, Control Panel. Double-click on Display. Select 640X480 and 16 colors. Accept the changes. 3) Power off the system and remove your existing 2D card. 4) Install the Voodoo Card in a free AGP or PCI Slot 5) Power on the system and verify that video appears during post. 6) Start Windows in Normal mode (Once Windows starts you may be notified that no video device exists, click Cancel if this message appears) 7) Go to the directory where you put the Voodoo driver, run the the executable file. Click SETUP. At the welcome screen of 3dfx Tools, select NEXT. Click on YES when prompt to install Voodoo Driver. 8) Follow instruction on the screen to install Voodoo Driver and 3dfx Tools Control Panel. 9) Select 'Yes, I want to restart my computer now' when prompted. 10) Install DirectX 8.0 or later. Get it from: http://www.microsoft.com/directx/ 11) Use overclock.exe if you wish to overclock your card, though it is NOT recommended and can permanently damage your card! 12) Run Hztool.exe in HzTool folder to set up your correct monitor refresh rates. ======================================================================= Questions & Answers ======================================================================= Q: I can only access a resolution of 640x480 although any colour depth is available. What can I do to fix this? A: This happens when the monitor is set to unknown or default. Change monitor selection on display properties page by following the following instructions: * Right click on desktop and select properties from the drop down menu. * Click on the settings tab and select advanced. * Choose monitor tab. * Select change. * Follow the instructions and change to either PnP (Plug and Play) or the exact model of the monitor. Q: I can't execute Setup.exe without getting an installer error message. What's wrong? A: This happens when your Windows Installer is out of date. Execute and install instmsia.exe file from the main directory where you extracted the driver kit files. Q: Where can I find more info about Hidden Surface Removal? Does it actually work? A: You can find more info about HSR (Hidden Surface Removal) at the following web address: http://www.3dspotlight.com/tweaks/hsr/index.shtml You'll have to see if it works for yourself, sorry. Q: Where can I find out more about Guardband Clipping and other 3dfx Tools options? A: Try the following url: http://www.3dspotlight.com/tweaks/voodoo5/index.shtml Q: Why isn't FSAA working in Direct3D with new 1.07.00 x3dfx drivers? A: This problem has been fixed with the latest release. Q: I don't want to use your driver kit anymore, I changed my mind, I want to use another version instead. How do I uninstall your driver kit? A: Please read the 'Un-Installation (for clean install later)' section above. It's all explained there. And it works too. :) Q: Does this driver kit work with DirectX 7 or 8? A: It works with both. However, for compatibility reasons, I suggest you get the latest DirectX 8.0a version from: http://www.microsoft.com/directx/ Q: Can I use this Driver Kit with my Voodoo3? A: No, download the kit specifically compiled for V3.