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Old November 5th 09, 12:50 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
sabun
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Default Looking for a graphics driver solution for my Radeon 3850

I have just installed W98se in VMWare just for playing original Commandos
series.

But I couldn't find a way to increase graphics quality since there is no 98
drivers for my graphics card; Ati Radeon 3850. I'm stuck with "Standart PCI
Graphics Adaptor" with 640*480 res. & 16 (yes, sixteen) colors.

Do you know any way? I am not aiming for performance; I just want to play
old games.


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Old November 5th 09, 01:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
MEB[_17_]
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Default Looking for a graphics driver solution for my Radeon 3850

sabun wrote:
I have just installed W98se in VMWare just for playing original
Commandos series.

But I couldn't find a way to increase graphics quality since there is no
98 drivers for my graphics card; Ati Radeon 3850. I'm stuck with
"Standart PCI Graphics Adaptor" with 640*480 res. & 16 (yes, sixteen)
colors.

Do you know any way? I am not aiming for performance; I just want to
play old games.



For Win9X generally and ATI GPUs:

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

Check Legacy . WinME/98 - card [not sure which]- adapter you have
likely the Catalyst driver...

http://support.amd.com/us/psearch/Pa...ch%20Doc%20GPU

Perhaps the VMWare people may have something else.
http://communities.vmware.com

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Old November 5th 09, 01:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
MEB[_17_]
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Default Looking for a graphics driver solution for my Radeon 3850


sabun wrote:
I have just installed W98se in VMWare just for playing original
Commandos series.

But I couldn't find a way to increase graphics quality since there is no
98 drivers for my graphics card; Ati Radeon 3850. I'm stuck with
"Standart PCI Graphics Adaptor" with 640*480 res. & 16 (yes, sixteen)
colors.

Do you know any way? I am not aiming for performance; I just want to
play old games.



For Win9X generally and ATI GPUs:

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

Check Legacy . WinME/98 - card [not sure which]- adapter you have
likely the Catalyst driver...

http://support.amd.com/us/psearch/Pa...ch%20Doc%20GPU

Perhaps the VMWare people may have something else.
http://communities.vmware.com

--
MEB
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Windows Info, Diagnostics, Security, Networking
http://peoplescounsel.org
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Old November 5th 09, 03:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Bill Blanton
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Default Looking for a graphics driver solution for my Radeon 3850

"sabun" wrote in message ...
I have just installed W98se in VMWare just for playing original Commandos series.

But I couldn't find a way to increase graphics quality since there is no 98 drivers for my graphics card; Ati Radeon 3850. I'm
stuck with "Standart PCI Graphics Adaptor" with 640*480 res. & 16 (yes, sixteen) colors.


You don't want to install drivers for your physical hardware. The video adapter
is emulated in the virtual machine as is most of the hardware. Does your
virtual 98 install allow you to change resolution or is just the game that
you are having problems with? FWIW, all my Virtual PC installs allow 32-bit
color, and for the short time I ran VMWare Player it did too.



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Old November 5th 09, 03:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Bill Blanton
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Default Looking for a graphics driver solution for my Radeon 3850

"sabun" wrote in message ...
I have just installed W98se in VMWare just for playing original Commandos series.

But I couldn't find a way to increase graphics quality since there is no 98 drivers for my graphics card; Ati Radeon 3850. I'm
stuck with "Standart PCI Graphics Adaptor" with 640*480 res. & 16 (yes, sixteen) colors.


You don't want to install drivers for your physical hardware. The video adapter
is emulated in the virtual machine as is most of the hardware. Does your
virtual 98 install allow you to change resolution or is just the game that
you are having problems with? FWIW, all my Virtual PC installs allow 32-bit
color, and for the short time I ran VMWare Player it did too.



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Old November 5th 09, 06:50 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Jeff Richards
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Default Looking for a graphics driver solution for my Radeon 3850

What OS are you running this on? If you use the Microsoft VM you will not
need W98 drivers for your graphics card and you will get the full size and
color depth that it is capable of.
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"sabun" wrote in message
...
I have just installed W98se in VMWare just for playing original Commandos
series.

But I couldn't find a way to increase graphics quality since there is no
98 drivers for my graphics card; Ati Radeon 3850. I'm stuck with "Standart
PCI Graphics Adaptor" with 640*480 res. & 16 (yes, sixteen) colors.

Do you know any way? I am not aiming for performance; I just want to play
old games.


--
sabun, gereksiz işler şerifi.




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Old November 5th 09, 01:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
sabun
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Default Looking for a graphics driver solution for my Radeon 3850

Thanks for your replies...

@MEB: @Bill;

Latest Radeon drivers for Win98/ME give support up to Radeon 9800; since my
HD 3850 belongs to next generation I cannot use them. Furthermore, there is
a driver named "Radeon Series" fails on installation. Lately (It was 0300 in
the night, btw) I have discovered "VMWare add-ons; a generic graphics dirver
gives support to higher resolutions and deeper colors.

Then I have face a greater problem; I could not installed DirectX ! I have
tried each and every version of DirectX; from 6.0 to 9.0c. I seems every
installation was ok; but whenever I tried to run games two different error
messages salutes me; "I can not find Directx 5" (a unique error log for
Commandos: BEL) and more common "Directx Initialization Error" for
Commandos: COD)

I did not try any other games to test, though... Just uninstalled everyhing
the emulator, the OS, the games, everthing (*).

@Jeff;

I did not know that; I will give it a try, thank you.


(*) My wife hates my computer more than I love it... God, dude, if you are
have not so; do no install tha unique, so-called-tailor-made wife 1.0 OS in
your Home Computer. Girlfirend 7.0 is more common but promises much more
flexibilities!




--
sabun, gereksiz işler şerifi.


"sabun" , iletide şunu yazdı
...
I have just installed W98se in VMWare just for playing original Commandos
series.

But I couldn't find a way to increase graphics quality since there is no
98 drivers for my graphics card; Ati Radeon 3850. I'm stuck with "Standart
PCI Graphics Adaptor" with 640*480 res. & 16 (yes, sixteen) colors.

Do you know any way? I am not aiming for performance; I just want to play
old games.


--
sabun, gereksiz işler şerifi.


  #8  
Old November 5th 09, 01:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
sabun
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Default Looking for a graphics driver solution for my Radeon 3850

Thanks for your replies...

@MEB: @Bill;

Latest Radeon drivers for Win98/ME give support up to Radeon 9800; since my
HD 3850 belongs to next generation I cannot use them. Furthermore, there is
a driver named "Radeon Series" fails on installation. Lately (It was 0300 in
the night, btw) I have discovered "VMWare add-ons; a generic graphics dirver
gives support to higher resolutions and deeper colors.

Then I have face a greater problem; I could not installed DirectX ! I have
tried each and every version of DirectX; from 6.0 to 9.0c. I seems every
installation was ok; but whenever I tried to run games two different error
messages salutes me; "I can not find Directx 5" (a unique error log for
Commandos: BEL) and more common "Directx Initialization Error" for
Commandos: COD)

I did not try any other games to test, though... Just uninstalled everyhing
the emulator, the OS, the games, everthing (*).

@Jeff;

I did not know that; I will give it a try, thank you.


(*) My wife hates my computer more than I love it... God, dude, if you are
have not so; do no install tha unique, so-called-tailor-made wife 1.0 OS in
your Home Computer. Girlfirend 7.0 is more common but promises much more
flexibilities!




--
sabun, gereksiz işler şerifi.


"sabun" , iletide şunu yazdı
...
I have just installed W98se in VMWare just for playing original Commandos
series.

But I couldn't find a way to increase graphics quality since there is no
98 drivers for my graphics card; Ati Radeon 3850. I'm stuck with "Standart
PCI Graphics Adaptor" with 640*480 res. & 16 (yes, sixteen) colors.

Do you know any way? I am not aiming for performance; I just want to play
old games.


--
sabun, gereksiz işler şerifi.


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Old November 5th 09, 02:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Don Phillipson[_5_]
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Default Looking for a graphics driver solution for my Radeon 3850

"sabun" wrote in message
...

Then I have face a greater problem; I could not installed DirectX ! I have
tried each and every version of DirectX; from 6.0 to 9.0c. I seems every
installation was ok; but whenever I tried to run games two different error
messages salutes me; "I can not find Directx 5" (a unique error log for
Commandos: BEL) and more common "Directx Initialization Error" for
Commandos: COD)


DirectX v.9 runs OK under Win98 (with Radeon 9200SE adapter)
(not in a Virtual Machine: for this shell you may get better help
in a WinXP NG.)

--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)


  #10  
Old November 5th 09, 02:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Don Phillipson[_5_]
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Default Looking for a graphics driver solution for my Radeon 3850

"sabun" wrote in message
...

Then I have face a greater problem; I could not installed DirectX ! I have
tried each and every version of DirectX; from 6.0 to 9.0c. I seems every
installation was ok; but whenever I tried to run games two different error
messages salutes me; "I can not find Directx 5" (a unique error log for
Commandos: BEL) and more common "Directx Initialization Error" for
Commandos: COD)


DirectX v.9 runs OK under Win98 (with Radeon 9200SE adapter)
(not in a Virtual Machine: for this shell you may get better help
in a WinXP NG.)

--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)


 




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