Digital Research DRVGA3D-AGP TrIdent 3D Image985 Download Drivers

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Company
Digital Research
Categories
Graphics cards
Model
Digital Research DRVGA3D-AGP TrIdent 3D Image985
Description
DRSound-OPTI 931
Operating Systems
MS-Dos-Windows 3.1
Size Driver
2.3Mb
File Name
drvgag31.exe
Info
A. Using Windows Utility TINSTALL
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INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
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The graphic installation program (TINSTALL) supports a simple six-step installation procedure for the display driver setup program, the power management program and the UNinstall program.

To use TINSTALL, follow the 6 steps below:

1. Ensure that MS Windows 3.1 is up and running properly, using the standard
VGA driver.

2. Select the MAIN group in Program Manager.

3. Click on FILE or press ALT + F.

4. Press R to get to the command line.

5. Type in "A:TINSTALL" (if the display driver disk is in the B drive then TYPE in "B:TINSTALL") and then press ENTER.

6. A menu will appear, presenting a choice of Express or Custom Installation.

Express Installation is quick and decision free. Display drivers will be
copied into the TRIDENT.XGI directory and Utility files will be copied into
the TRIDENT.UTL directory. Once all files are copied, a program group
called DISPLAY DRIVER AND UTILITY will be created.

Custom installation allows control over file storage and in what program group the icons are placed. The first dialog box that appears shows the default directory to which the display drivers will be copied. To change the directory name select the default name, delete it and then enter the desired directory name.

Once the desired directory name is selected, continue the installation procedure by selecting CONTINUE, or by pressing ENTER. The next dialog box displays a summary of where files are stored. Select CONTINUE to copy the drivers and utilities files. When all files are copied, the program will present a choice of program groups where the icons will be created. Create a new group to place the utility icons or select from pre-existing groups (e.g. main, applications, accessories etc.).

When all necessary files are copied and a group name is selected, the Tinstall program will create three icons :

a. Screen Control (Used to configure display drivers)
b. UNinstall (Used to delete the installed TRIDENT drivers)
c. DPMS (Used for power management configurations)


a. SCREEN CONTROL
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The screen control program supports the following options :

i) Select a Display Driver.
ii) Select resolution, color depth, and font size.
iii) Select refresh rate.
iv) Enable and customize virtual screen (advanced).
v) Detect DDC monitor and display the information about that DDC monitor.


To select a Display Driver, run the Screen Control program by double-clicking
on the Screen Control icon with the mouse, or high light the icon and press
ENTER. A Display Driver Setup window will appear on the screen. This
window displays a list of available Display Drivers, and if in current use . Select the desired Display Driver and then click on SELECT. The next window that appears is used to configure display resolution, refresh rate, color depth and font size. Selection of these parameters are made by clicking on the respective values. Select the button labeled "OK" to implement the selection.

The Video Display Control Panel in the Screen Control program enables or disables Display Control Interface (DCI) driver or VESA Advanced Feature Connector (VAFC) driver. Video playback can be achieved with the installation of most software MPEG decoder or with Microsoft Video for Windows 1.1e Runtime or later; however, better display quality and playback performance can be achieved by activating the Trident DCI driver since this driver utilizes the Accelerated Video Engine of the video/graphic chip. Trident DCI driver currently supports video data format of YUV2, YUV9 and IF09; it also provide off-screen surface support, color-space conversion, video overlay, scaling, interpolation, and minify functions.

Microsoft's Video for Windows 1.1e Runtime or third-party software MPEG decoder need to be installed to take advantage of Trident's DCI driver. Installation procedures as well as installation software for Microsoft Video for Windows 1.1e can be found in the Microsoft Video for Windows 1.1e software package which may be purchased separately. Installation procedures for third-party software MPEG decoder is usually found in the README.TXT file of the perspective software MPEG decoder diskette.

Trident's VESA Advanced Feature Connector (VAFC) driver allows data from an external device into video overlay surface over the VESA Advanced Feature Connector (VAFC).

Screen Control program also detects DDC monitor information if a DDC monitor is connected. Select the button "DDC Monitor" on the advanced setup screen to list information such as resolutions and refresh rates supported by the DDC monitor.

The advanced features provide functions to customize the virtual screen:

1. Virtual Screen Control

The advanced features of the program is accessed by pressing ALT + D or by clicking the box marked Advanced.
This action opens up an extension of the Main Panel that presents the following features:

a "Hot Key" selection. Enabling this function allows setting up pre-defined key strokes achieve specific virtual screen related actions.
b "Turn On" virtual screen. This function allows the use of the pre-defined virtual screen sizes. The pre-defined virtual screen sizes are selected by clicking next to available options. The size of the available pre-defined virtual screen is dependent on the selected color depth and resolution.
c "Customize" Virtual screen area. Selecting this feature opens up a new screen titled Virtual Screen Advanced Settings.
Company
Digital Research
Categories
Graphics cards
Model
Digital Research DRVGA3D-AGP TrIdent 3D Image985
Description
DRSound-OPTI 931
Operating Systems
Windows 95-98
Size Driver
865Kb
File Name
drvgag9x.exe
Company
Digital Research
Categories
Graphics cards
Model
Digital Research DRVGA3D-AGP TrIdent 3D Image985
Description
DRSound-OPTI 931
Operating Systems
Windows NT
Size Driver
280Kb
File Name
drvgagnt.exe
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