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First post, by JayAlien

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Hi,
I added a Rage128 Pro to a windows 98 PC and I'm having all sorts of troubles. Main issue is when trying to launch 3Dmark 99, it tells me 'no 3d hardware detected' dxdiag (DX6.1a) lets me run direct draw tests, but not direct 3d.
I'm on my 3rd reinstall of windows, as the drivers (from the AMD site) seem to be finicky about how you do things. Looking at display/settings/advanced show all the correct ATI tools, and nothing looks amiss in here.
Each time I install the card, it shows up as an Xpert128, but digging in the details show the chipset as a Rage128 Pro. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks,
J

DOS: P75nocache, SB16, Adlib, 8MB
DOS: P100, S3 Virge DX, AWE64, MT-32, SC-88, 32MB
98SE: P233MMX, ATi Rage128Pro, AWE64, 128MB
98SE: Athlon3200+, Radeon850pro, Audigy2ZS, 512MB
2K: P4 3.4G, 6800XT, Audigy2, 1GB
XP: i7-975, GTX570, Auzen X-Fi, X58, 3GB

Reply 2 of 6, by JayAlien

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6.1a - I believe this is the version that comes standard with Win98SE

DOS: P75nocache, SB16, Adlib, 8MB
DOS: P100, S3 Virge DX, AWE64, MT-32, SC-88, 32MB
98SE: P233MMX, ATi Rage128Pro, AWE64, 128MB
98SE: Athlon3200+, Radeon850pro, Audigy2ZS, 512MB
2K: P4 3.4G, 6800XT, Audigy2, 1GB
XP: i7-975, GTX570, Auzen X-Fi, X58, 3GB

Reply 3 of 6, by adalbert

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You could try Omega Drivers, it helped me when I was trying to use very unusual AGP card with mobile Radeon 9600 chip under W98
EDIT: nope, they probably work only with Radeon cards 🙁

Maybe try some older drivers, like these http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=341&menustate=0

Reply 5 of 6, by CaptainJoe47

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Hello J!

When i installed a Rage 128 based card to one of my Pentium II Windows 98SE computer, i encountered the same issues.
This was in the beginning of this year, so my information about this not 100% correct, but there is the solution:
1. Remove the current card driver.
2. Click on Add New Hardware in Control Panel.
I assume you downloaded the file named WMER1284137192.EXE, which extracted files into a specific folder.
3. Add manually the corresponding .inf file.
4. You see two drivers with exactly same name. One of them has -If i recall correctly- workstation card names. This was the version that windows installed, which doesn't have Direct3D support.
5. Install the other driver.
If you did everything right, you can test Direct3D, run games and benchmarks.

I hope i could help you.
Joe

Reply 6 of 6, by JayAlien

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All,
Thanks so much for the help and suggestions. I'm working through them sequentially. First thing I did was install a newer version of DirectX straight of the original Call of Duty CD. I've now got DX 9.0b (which I'm surprised works on this card), but things seem to work now, I can run 3Dmark 99 (905 and 1406 CPU for those curious). Things seem stable for now... Joe if I run into further issues I'll follow your process.
Thanks again,
J

DOS: P75nocache, SB16, Adlib, 8MB
DOS: P100, S3 Virge DX, AWE64, MT-32, SC-88, 32MB
98SE: P233MMX, ATi Rage128Pro, AWE64, 128MB
98SE: Athlon3200+, Radeon850pro, Audigy2ZS, 512MB
2K: P4 3.4G, 6800XT, Audigy2, 1GB
XP: i7-975, GTX570, Auzen X-Fi, X58, 3GB