Matrox G200 Download Drivers

Available 3 files for G200
Company
Matrox
Categories
Graphics cards
Model
Matrox G200
Description
Direct3D Wrapper
Operating Systems
Windows 95-98
Size Driver
1.5Mb
File Name
1677_451.exe
Info
Contents
========

- Description of this release
- Installation
- More information
- Registry settings
- Notes, problems, and limitations
- Matrox Diagnostic program
- IRQSET.EXE program
- Matrox TV output
Description of this release
===========================

This product includes a Windows 95/98 display driver AND the Matrox
PowerDesk for Windows 95/98, which allows: virtual desktop, hardware
pan and zoom, DirectDraw/Direct3D driver and more...
Installation
============

To install both Matrox PowerDesk and the Matrox display driver, start the
included "setup" program.

The setup program first asks you which language you want to use, then
to choose between a "Typical" or "Custom" installation. With a
"Typical" installation, the setup program installs all Matrox PowerDesk
utilities in the default "\Program Files\Matrox MGA PowerDesk" folder.
We recommend you use "Typical".

After PowerDesk is installed, the setup program automatically changes
the Windows 95/98 display driver, then prompts you to restart your computer
for all changes to take effect.

You can customize the installation process by editing the "mga.ini"
file. For example, you can change the default installation path, default
driver performance switches, default schemes, and so on. The file is
self-documented. This type of customization is for advanced users only.
More information
================

For more information on settings, refresh rates etc., see the WordPad
file "online.doc". This file is included on the Matrox disk, and installed
in your "\Program Files\Matrox MGA PowerDesk\" folder.
Registry settings
=================

PowerDesk settings are kept in the Windows 95/98 registry, under the keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MATROX\POWERDESK
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MATROX\DESKNAV
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MATROX\COLOR CONTROL
Notes, problems, and limitations
================================

- DirectDraw, Direct3D and DirectVideo support

The DirectDraw driver we provide is compatible with DirectX 2 (and
later) and includes Direct3D support. For our DirectDraw/Direct3D
driver to be called, and benefit from hardware acceleration,
Microsoft DirectX 2 (or later) MUST be installed, even for programs
originally made for DirectX 1.
Company
Matrox
Categories
Graphics cards
Model
Matrox G200
Description
OpL ICD Beta 1
Operating Systems
Windows 95-98
Size Driver
1Mb
File Name
g200icd_beta1.exe
Info
Contents
========

- Description of this release
- Installation
- Registry settings
- General notes, problems, and limitations
- Game specific notes
- FAQ

Description of this release
===========================
Please read the following information and FAQ closely to understand
the capabilities of the ICD Beta1. The ICD Beta1 release offers
support for six OpenGL-based games under Windows 98/95 including,
Quake II, Quake, Half Life, Sin, Heretic II and Hexen II.
The ICD is stable but not yet optimized for performance. At this time,
users seeking optimal performance can use Matrox's Direct3D Wrapper.

Matrox is committed to the development and optimization of its OpenGL
ICD.

Please check the Matrox website for future updates at
http://www.matrox.com/mga/drivers/home.htm

Installation
============
To install Matrox G200 OpenGL ICD for Windows 95/98, start the
included "setup" program.

NOTE: if you have played a game with the D3D Wrapper in the past,
you need to delete or rename the file "opengl32.dll" in your
game directory. If this file is present, it will have priority
over the ICD and the ICD will not be enabled.

Registry settings
=================
The installation creates the following registry switch :
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OpenGLDrivers]
"MGA ICD Driver"="MGAICD.DLL"

General notes, problems, and limitations
========================================

- This release runs under Windows 95/98 only. Windows NT will be
supported in an upcoming release.
- This driver requires G200 Windows 95/98 display driver
version 4.50.008 (Beta3) or higher. Please make sure that it is
installed before installing and running the ICD. This driver can be
downloaded from http://www.matrox.com/mga/drivers/latest_drivers/.
- DirectX version 6.0 or higher must be installed on your computer.
- Both AGP and PCI G200 cards are supported by the ICD Beta1.
- This driver does not handle resolution switching. You will be
able to play only in the default resolution of the game.
- Please make sure that the Bus Mastering option is enabled in your
Matrox Display Properties: (Matrox Display Properties->Settings->
Advanced->"Use bus mastering" checkbox is checked). The ICD Beta1
will not work with bus mastering disabled.
- This driver is not yet optimized for performance.
- Hardware acceleration is available in 16 or 32 bits per pixel graphics
modes only. Refer to Matrox Display Properties->Settings.
- The games supported by this Beta1 ICD can also be accelerated with the
Direct3D wrapper. Please consult the readme of the Direct3D Wrapper
for additional details.
- Half-Life: (D3D support included in the game)
Select the "D3D" option in video settings
- Heretic II: (D3D support included in the game)
Select the "G200GL" option in video settings
- All others: copy the D3D Wrapper in the directory which contains
the executable file for the game.
Company
Matrox
Categories
Graphics cards
Model
Matrox G200
Description
Series Display
Operating Systems
Windows 95-98-98Se-Me
Version Driver
5.52.015
Size Driver
4.2Mb
File Name
w9x_552.exe
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