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First post, by igna78

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Hi everyone, I am looking for help to find ChroMetal drivers for S3 cards, both for Windows 9x and for Windows XP.
Thank you for your time 😀

Reply 1 of 17, by zyga64

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Here: https://vintage3d.org/driver.php

1) VLSI SCAMP /286@20 /4MB /CL-GD5422 /CMI8330
2) i420EX /486DX33 /16MB /TGUI9440 /YMF718+GUS
3) i440BX /P!!!750 /256MB /MX440 /SBLive!+Vibra16s

Reply 2 of 17, by igna78

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Ok thanks, that's a start 😄

If anyone has news of other versions, like 5.0 for WinXP and Vista or 4.9 for Win98 / Me could they share them?

As soon as I have collected all the available material, I intend to collect it in an archive to share on the Vogons Library.

Thanks everyone for the help! 😁

Reply 3 of 17, by zyga64

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4.5 for w9x: https://savage3d.tistory.com/516
4.3 for 2k/xp https://www.bodnara.co.kr/bbs/bbs.html?imode= … w&num=78557&D=8

1) VLSI SCAMP /286@20 /4MB /CL-GD5422 /CMI8330
2) i420EX /486DX33 /16MB /TGUI9440 /YMF718+GUS
3) i440BX /P!!!750 /256MB /MX440 /SBLive!+Vibra16s

Reply 4 of 17, by igna78

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So, I update you with the point of the situation:

1. the official website of the ChroMetal driver releases was retrieved via Wayback Machine
https://web.archive.org/web/20070114015326/ht … ://www.s3g.net/
Unfortunately, the links to the drivers do not work 🙁

2. thanks to the help of zyga64 and a little luck, I now have the following drivers:
- Windows 2000 / XP ChroMetal ver. 4.9 (the link for ver. 4.3 doesn't seem to work)
- Windows 9x / Me ChroMetal ver. 4.4 and ChroMetal ver. 4.5 (latest version produced for Win9x family)

As promised, as soon as I have collected as many drivers as possible, with the consent of the Vogons Library managers, I will make a single archive available with what has been collected.
So I'm still looking for your help to find more 😀

Reply 5 of 17, by cyclone3d

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What cards was ChroMetal available for?

Would it have been provided on a driver CD?

Edit: Nevermind about the driver CD. ChroMetal was an unofficial driver.

http://web.archive.org/web/20070803112440/htt … d=dizn_pds&no=4

From the old official page for Chrometal, here are the versions that were released:
Vista 64:
4.9

Vista 32:
5.0
4.9
4.8
4.7
4.6
4.4
4.2

XP x64
4.9
4.8
4.6
4.4
4.2
4.1

2000/XP/2003:
Chrometal:
5.0
4.9
4.8
4.7
4.6
4.5
4.4
4.3
4.2
4.1
4.0

Unified Driver:
3.5
3.1
3.0
2.8
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.1
2.0
1.5
1.2
1.0

9x/ME:
Chrometal:
4.5
4.4
4.2
4.1

Unified Driver:
2.1
1.5
1.2
1.0

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header

Reply 6 of 17, by igna78

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Here are the ChroMetal supported chipsets:
911
924
801
805
Vision928 (ISA, VLB, PCI) - Vision928-P (PCI)
Vision864 (VLB, PCI) - Vision864-P (PCI)
Vision964 (VLB, PCI) - Vision964-P (PCI)
Vision866
Vision868 (VLB, PCI)
Vision968 (VLB, PCI)
Trio32 (VLB, PCI)
Trio64 (VLB, PCI)
Aurora64V +
Auroroa128
Trio64V + (VLB, PCI) - Trio64UV + - Trio64V2 / DX - Trio64V2 / GX
ViRGE - ViRGE / VX - ViRGE / DX - ViRGE / GX - ViRGE / GX2 - ViRGE / GX2 + MV - ViRGE / GX2 + - ViRGE / MX-M3 - ViRGE / MX-M5 - ViRGE / MXc - ViRGE / MX + MV - ViRGE / MXi - ViRGE / MXi +
Trio3D - Trio3D / 2X - Trio3D / 2X +
Savage3D - Savage3D MV
Savage / MX - Savage / MX MV - Savage / IX4 - Savage / IX8 - Savage / IX8 + - Savage / IX16 - Savage / IX MV
Savage4 LT - Savage4 GT - Savage4 Pro - Savage4 Pro + - Savage4 Extreme
Savage2000
SuperSavage / MX - SuperSavage / MXc - SuperSavage / IX - SuperSavage / IX DDR - SuperSavage / IXc SDR - SuperSavage / IXc DDR - SuperSavage128 / MX - SuperSavage128 / IX - SuperSavage128 / IX DDR
Twister - TwisterT - TwisterK
ProSavage - ProSavage8
AlphaChrome (Savage XP)
UniChrome - UniChrome Pro
DeltaChrome S4 ​​ULP - DeltaChrome S4 ​​VE - DeltaChrome S4 ​​VE PCI - DeltaChrome S4 ​​CE - DeltaChrome S4 ​​- DeltaChrome S4 ​​Pro - DeltaChrome S4 ​​Nitro
DeltaChrome S8 ULP - DeltaChrome S8 LE - DeltaChrome S8 CE - DeltaChrome S8 - DeltaChrome S8 Pro - DeltaChrome S8 Nitro - DeltaChrome S8 XE
DeltaChrome X4m ULP - DeltaChrome X4m
DeltaChrome X9m ULP - DeltaChrome X9m
DeltaChrome M64 + ULP - DeltaChrome M64 +
OmniChrome
GammaChrome S18 ULP - GammaChrome S18 VE - GammaChrome S18 Pro - GammaChrome S18 Nitro - GammaChrome S18 Ultra - GammaChrome XM18 MPM32 - GammaChrome XM18 MPM64 - GammaChrome XM18
Chrome S25 - Chrome S27
Chrome XM23 - Chrome XM25 ULP MPM64 - Chrome XM25 ULP MPM128 - Chrome XM27A - Chrome XM27C

Reply 7 of 17, by igna78

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-09-12, 19:55:
What cards was ChroMetal available for? […]
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What cards was ChroMetal available for?

Would it have been provided on a driver CD?

Edit: Nevermind about the driver CD. ChroMetal was an unofficial driver.

http://web.archive.org/web/20070803112440/htt … d=dizn_pds&no=4

From the old official page for Chrometal, here are the versions that were released:
Vista 64:
4.9

Vista 32:
5.0
4.9
4.8
4.7
4.6
4.4
4.2

XP x64
4.9
4.8
4.6
4.4
4.2
4.1

2000/XP/2003:
Chrometal:
5.0
4.9
4.8
4.7
4.6
4.5
4.4
4.3
4.2
4.1
4.0

Unified Driver:
3.5
3.1
3.0
2.8
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.1
2.0
1.5
1.2
1.0

9x/ME:
Chrometal:
4.5
4.4
4.2
4.1

Unified Driver:
2.1
1.5
1.2
1.0

As far as I was able to understand by reading old reviews on the forums, it would seem that the latest versions of the ChroMetal drivers are the most efficient and therefore the ones that would be preferable to find.

But hey, I don't say no to any version, just have them to try 😉

Thanks everyone for the help

Reply 8 of 17, by cyclone3d

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Here is 4.4 for Vista.

Found here and cludged my way through making an account on a Korean web page so I could download it:
http://www.bcpark.net/bbs/259651

Filename
ChroMetal44_vista.zip
File size
1.19 MiB
Downloads
18 downloads
File license
Public domain

Edit:
4.4 for XP x64 / 2003 x64 can be downloaded from here:
https://www.bodnara.co.kr/bbs/bbs.html?imode= … w&D=8&num=79798

I have uploaded it to my Google Drive for now since it was a pain to download:
So far has:
4.3 XP/2000
4.4 XP x64 / 2003 x64
4.4 Vista

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16J8nJ … vPH?usp=sharing

I will add any more I find there as well... and I will update this post.
- Added 4.3 XP/2000

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header

Reply 9 of 17, by igna78

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Ok, I managed to download from Bodnara (the problem was Chrome 😭)

I now have several old versions of ChroMetal and a version for Windows Vista (however they are only supported the latest S3 cards 😔)

Reply 10 of 17, by cyclone3d

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Did you find any more than I have found so far on Bodnara?

The page for 4.3 had a really large list of supported cards including really old ones.

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header

Reply 11 of 17, by igna78

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-09-12, 22:22:

Did you find any more than I have found so far on Bodnara?

The page for 4.3 had a really large list of supported cards including really old ones.

Yes, find other old versions and one for Vista. More precise news tomorrow .. now the sleep of the little girl has come here 😁

Reply 12 of 17, by igna78

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Then update on the situation of the ChroMetal drivers recovered so far:

For Win9x / Me -> ver. 4.5 (latest version developed), ver. 4.4

For Win2k / XP -> ver. 4.9, ver. 4.4 (also ver. 4.4 for XP 64bit), ver. 4.3, ver. 4.0

For Win Vista -> ver. 4.4 but it only supports the following chipsets:
DeltaChrome S4 ​​ULP - DeltaChrome S4 ​​VE - DeltaChrome S4 ​​VE PCI - DeltaChrome S4 ​​CE - DeltaChrome S4 ​​- DeltaChrome S4 ​​Pro - DeltaChrome S4 ​​Nitro
DeltaChrome S8 ULP - DeltaChrome S8 LE - DeltaChrome S8 CE - DeltaChrome S8 - DeltaChrome S8 Pro - DeltaChrome S8 Nitro - DeltaChrome S8 XE
DeltaChrome X4m ULP - DeltaChrome X4m
DeltaChrome X9m ULP - DeltaChrome X9m
DeltaChrome M64 + ULP - DeltaChrome M64 +
OmniChrome
GammaChrome S18 ULP - GammaChrome S18 VE - GammaChrome S18 Pro - GammaChrome S18 Nitro - GammaChrome S18 Ultra - GammaChrome XM18 MPM32 - GammaChrome XM18 MPM64 - GammaChrome XM18
Chrome S25 - Chrome S27
Chrome XM23 - Chrome XM25 ULP MPM64 - Chrome XM25 ULP MPM128 - Chrome XM27A - Chrome XM27C

Please help this driver collection project if you can. Thank you for your time 😉

Reply 13 of 17, by igna78

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igna78 wrote on 2021-09-13, 12:00:
Then update on the situation of the ChroMetal drivers recovered so far: […]
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Then update on the situation of the ChroMetal drivers recovered so far:

For Win9x / Me -> ver. 4.5 (latest version developed), ver. 4.4

For Win2k / XP -> ver. 4.9, ver. 4.4 (also ver. 4.4 for XP 64bit), ver. 4.3, ver. 4.0

For Win Vista -> ver. 4.4 but it only supports the following chipsets:
DeltaChrome S4 ​​ULP - DeltaChrome S4 ​​VE - DeltaChrome S4 ​​VE PCI - DeltaChrome S4 ​​CE - DeltaChrome S4 ​​- DeltaChrome S4 ​​Pro - DeltaChrome S4 ​​Nitro
DeltaChrome S8 ULP - DeltaChrome S8 LE - DeltaChrome S8 CE - DeltaChrome S8 - DeltaChrome S8 Pro - DeltaChrome S8 Nitro - DeltaChrome S8 XE
DeltaChrome X4m ULP - DeltaChrome X4m
DeltaChrome X9m ULP - DeltaChrome X9m
DeltaChrome M64 + ULP - DeltaChrome M64 +
OmniChrome
GammaChrome S18 ULP - GammaChrome S18 VE - GammaChrome S18 Pro - GammaChrome S18 Nitro - GammaChrome S18 Ultra - GammaChrome XM18 MPM32 - GammaChrome XM18 MPM64 - GammaChrome XM18
Chrome S25 - Chrome S27
Chrome XM23 - Chrome XM25 ULP MPM64 - Chrome XM25 ULP MPM128 - Chrome XM27A - Chrome XM27C

Please help this driver collection project if you can. Thank you for your time 😉

Last update on the collection of ChroMetal drivers for S3 chipsets: compared to what was said in the previous post, unfortunately I could not find anything else, so I would like to upload what I found on Vogons Vintage Driver Library..how can I do? 😀

Reply 14 of 17, by Stiletto

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igna78 wrote on 2021-10-07, 22:20:

Last update on the collection of ChroMetal drivers for S3 chipsets: compared to what was said in the previous post, unfortunately I could not find anything else, so I would like to upload what I found on Vogons Vintage Driver Library..how can I do? 😀

Easy way: Upload elsewhere and drop the link here: VOGONS Driver Library

Hard way: stay on VOGONS long enough with a decently sized post history and decent reputation, and then send a request for an account as a private message to SquallStrife (the creator and admin of VOGONSDrivers).

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do the Fandango!" - Queen

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Reply 15 of 17, by igna78

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And here is the link for all the ChroMetal drivers found: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xfU9U … 3dh?usp=sharing

For Win9x / Me -> ver. 4.5 (latest version developed), ver. 4.4

For Win2k / XP -> ver. 4.9, ver. 4.4 (also ver. 4.4 for XP 64bit), ver. 4.3, ver. 4.0

For Win Vista -> ver. 4.4

Check out the previous posts to see which version of the ChroMetal driver supports your video card chipset 😉

Reply 16 of 17, by Stiletto

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I have uploaded your collection to VOGONSDrivers:
http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=1848

Please note that if more versions are found and this driver pack needs to be updated, VOGONSDrivers requires this entry to be deleted and a new upload created.
Therefore, be careful when passing around the link.
(However, the descriptive text can always be edited.)

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Reply 17 of 17, by igna78

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Stiletto wrote on 2021-10-18, 01:27:
I have uploaded your collection to VOGONSDrivers: http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=1848 […]
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I have uploaded your collection to VOGONSDrivers:
http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=1848

Please note that if more versions are found and this driver pack needs to be updated, VOGONSDrivers requires this entry to be deleted and a new upload created.
Therefore, be careful when passing around the link.
(However, the descriptive text can always be edited.)

Thank you very much, if I find something else I will surely make it available to the community 😀