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Diamond SpeedStar 24X video drivers for OS/2.
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Diamond SpeedStar 24X video drivers for OS/2.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
DSPRES.DL_ 107793 105290 deflated
IBMVGA32.DL_ 33202 31730 deflated
README.TXT 4005 1684 deflated
SV480C31.DL_ 79443 76259 deflated
SV600C31.DL_ 79479 76335 deflated
SV768C31.DL_ 80288 77069 deflated
VGA 110511 105781 deflated
WD480B.DSP 187 140 deflated
WD480BC.DSP 3494 934 deflated
WD600B.DSP 198 150 deflated
WD600BC.DSP 3563 982 deflated
WD768B.DSP 190 144 deflated
WD768BC.DSP 3557 981 deflated
WDC31.DSC 967 402 deflated
WDSETUP.CMD 2005 439 deflated
WINVGA 142971 134478 deflated
WINXGA 159160 151414 deflated
WSPDBF.DR_ 64873 62242 deflated
WSPDSF.DR_ 64463 61804 deflated

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Contents of the README.TXT file

Installation of the SpeedStar 24X Accelerated OS/2 2.1 Drivers
These instructions assume you are installing from the IBM VGA driver.
If you are not, please reinstall the VGA driver now. Please refer to the
OS/2 "Using the Operating System" manual, page 336, section "Preparing to
Switch to a Different Display Adapter" for more information on reinstalling
the VGA driver.

NOTE: The driver disk requires the following volume label to be present:

1. Boot DOS and run 24XMODE. Using 24XMODE, configure your monitor for use
with the SpeedStar 24X. If you have any questions about 24XMODE, please
consult the manual for your SpeedStar 24X card. DO NOT RUN THE MODE SETTING

2. Boot OS/2. Open an OS/2 full-screen command prompt.

3. Place the installation diskette in a floppy drive, drive A for example.

4. Switch to that floppy drive (by entering "A:" if in drive A, etc.)

5. Enter "wdsetup x" where x is the drive where OS/2 is located.

6. When prompted, choose "Primary Display" and then choose "OK".

7. A list of drivers will appear. Choose "Western Digital Accelerated (WDC31
only)", then choose "OK".

8. A list with the options "Install Using Defaults for Monitor" and "Install
Using Display Adapter Utility Program" will appear. Choose "Install Using
Display Adapter Utility Program", then choose OK.

9. A window will appear prompting you for the location of the Display Adapter
Utility Program. Choose "Locate".

10. A standard OS/2 file open window will appear. The file you are looking
for is 24XMODE.COM. It is normally located in C:\. Once you have the
file located, choose "OK".

11. You should now see the path to 24XMODE.COM. It should look like this:


After the word COM, insert a space, followed by the word MONITOR so that
it looks like the following:


Click on OK.

12. Select a resolution for the driver. For reference, a list of available
resolutions is given below.

Available Resolutions

Resolution Minimum Graphics Card Memory
------------ ----------------------------
1024x768x256 1.0 Megabytes
800x600x256 1.0
640x480x256 0.5

13. A window will appear listing the assumed source directory. It should be
"A:" if the installation diskette is in drive A, "B:" for drive B, etc.
Click on Install.

14. If told that "Target file is later than the Source file, replace anyway"
and answer "No".

15. After the installation has completed, close the OS/2 full-screen window by
entering the command "exit".

16. Shut down OS/2. Note that during shutdown OS/2 displays a small window
with the message "Please wait, shutdown in progress". When it has
completed it will display another window with the message "Shutdown has
completed...". Sometimes, however, it places this completion window
behind the first window so that the "Please wait..." message is still
showing. When the second window appears it is safe to reboot even if
you cannot read the completion message.

17. Restart your system.

Known Limitations
You cannot run a Windows program in a desktop window. This is commonly
referred to as "seamless Windows". These drivers do not support seamless
Windows. To run a Windows program, open a Win-OS/2 full-screen session
then run the Windows program in the usual way.

If you click on a program icon in a Win-OS/2 Group folder or in a Windows
Program folder, it will not run. This is beause OS/2 tries to run the Windows
program in a desktop window, and this feature has been disabled with these
drivers. As mentioned above, you can run Windows applications in a Win-OS/2
full-screen session.

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