BigDaddyM wrote on 2021-05-06, 08:37:
Nope, it is just like I said. Card have only Dx5-6 features, but newer drivers are compatibile with newer DirectX and require it. DirectX is causing probem.
That does make some sense, the wording on the original post made it a bit difficult for me to understand what you were going for, good call!
However, I will have to insist that the OP try the drivers I linked to. They are from mid 1999 and are all you should need for Rage Pro cards and should work just fine even with DirectX 6 (which is included on the CD for older OSes). I've had mixed experiences with ATi drivers for cards from that era. Flicking through my notes, I see that I managed to get my Xpert98 card to work with J5.12 drivers from BigZ, so you may want to give these a try if the above fail. Installing DX7 is never a bad idea, but I would avoid DX8 and DX9 for Win98SE, I've personally noticed a number of issues creep up with the use of such versions which have never manifested with DX7. Other users seem to concur. Mileage may vary depending on hardware and drivers used (VXD vs WDM for example), but better safe than sorry.