zapbuzz wrote on 2020-05-09, 16:12:
can someone please recommend a Microsoft hardware labs signed version of the ymf724 driver for windows 98se? i'm going to install windows 98FE just to get hardware acceleration otherwise i mean on windows 98se the 1040 driver isn't signed for dx6,7,8 or 9 🤣
If windows 98FE has dx6 then i have to go back to windows 95 O.O
I was not aware that WHQL signing of drivers was a requirement for hardware acceleration under Windows 9X or even more recent version (having to jump through hoops to use unsigned drivers in Vista and higher is another story) . I have used unsigned video card drivers (for example) before under Windows 9x and had no issues with Direct3D or OpenGL acceleration .
Can you provide any links to references or documentation on that subject ?
EDIT : If you want to test that empirically, you can test with a driver set that is signed and has working hardware acceleration by removing the *.cat signature files and installing it. The drivers will then appear unsigned to Windows and you will be able to check if hardware acceleration still works (AFAIK it still should) .
EDIT 2: Just to be clear, while WHQL drivers must adhere to a specific set of requirements (hardware acceleration likely being one of them), that does not mean that non WHQL signed drivers cannot have hardware acceleration, it just means that they might not and have not been tested by Microsoft .