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    OpenGl Support for Vga card

    Dear forum!

    HI! I have an s3 trio 3d/2x Vga card..When i tried to Install quake III Arena..It gave me a message that OpenGl does not support my card Well, I don't know what to do ? can you help me on this...The card is has 8MB memory...Pleeez help...
    regards,
    Aijaz

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    Re: OpenGl Support for Vga card

    When Q3A says it doesn't support OpenGL, it meand you don't have drivers for hardware accelerated OpenGL. To solve this, you should install the lates OpenGL drivers for your card. You can probably find drivers on the manufacturers site, or on the Q3A cd (GLSetup - only works on Win9*).

    If you have an older card, it's very likley your card doens't have hardware acceleration at all, and the only thing to to then is to buy a new card.

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    Re: OpenGl Support for Vga card

    Dear Answerer!

    To solve this, you should install the lates OpenGL drivers for your card. You can probably find drivers on the manufacturers site, or on the Q3A cd (GLSetup - only works on Win9*). this was from your reply...

    Well I tried to run the GLsetup and I have win 98...It says that your card is not supported...The vendor says that it is a 3d accelerator card...I want to know that is there any site wfrom which I can download the opengl drivers for S3 trio 3d/2X card ? Is there any help availaible on opengl.org ?

    What shoould I do ?

    and thanx for a quick reply...
    regards,
    Aijaz.

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    Re: OpenGl Support for Vga card

    S3 Trio3D/2X AGP

    Features:

    S3 Trio 3D/2X VGA chipset
    4MB memory
    3D accelerator for Direct3D
    2 x AGP bus

    Specifications:

    High performance 3D VGA card for use
    in AGP slot
    S3 Trio 3D/2X VGA chipset
    AGP 2.0 (busspeed 65MHz)
    Supports 1600 x 1200 resolution
    Supports 16.8 million colours in 1024 x
    768
    4 MB / 8MB memory
    Full Windows 95 and 98 plug & play
    2D accelerator for Windows
    3D accelerator for Direct3D
    Supports DDC-2B and EPA power
    saving
    Drivers for Windows 95 / 98 / NT4


    I have this information on my card...See if you can get any help from this ...

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    Re: OpenGl Support for Vga card

    S3 Trio3D/2X AGP

    Features:

    S3 Trio 3D/2X VGA chipset
    4MB memory
    3D accelerator for Direct3D
    2 x AGP bus

    Specifications:

    High performance 3D VGA card for use
    in AGP slot
    S3 Trio 3D/2X VGA chipset
    AGP 2.0 (busspeed 65MHz)
    Supports 1600 x 1200 resolution
    Supports 16.8 million colours in 1024 x
    768
    4 MB / 8MB memory
    Full Windows 95 and 98 plug & play
    2D accelerator for Windows
    3D accelerator for Direct3D
    Supports DDC-2B and EPA power
    saving
    Drivers for Windows 95 / 98 / NT4


    I have this information on my card...See if you can get any help from this ...
    Regards,
    Aijaz

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    Re: OpenGl Support for Vga card

    If GLSetup says it's not supported just means than GLSetup doesn't have any drivers for your card. But since most manufacturers that provides OpenGL support adds drivers to GLSetup, I would say that you might get some trouble getting drivers.

    Your specification only says it's accelerates Direct3D, but doesn't say anything about OpenGL.

    I'm sorry, I cannot say any more that I have already said. OK, I can - buy a new(er) card, considering what you wrote in your specification, it looks slightly old.

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