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By barbara.griffin ·
Win98SE environment, have Legend S3Trio3D g/card. Can only get 16 colors - Display very pixelated. Tried various drivers - no luck. Drivers only seem to come with Win95 folders. How can I get more than 16 colors?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Graphics card

Try here:
http://www.wavepcs.com/downloads/videodrv.cfm

Scroll to the bottom of the page

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by barbara.griffin In reply to Graphics card

Actually did not try this site as another response was more relevant to my problem. Thanks for responding anyway.

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by TheChas In reply to Graphics card

Have you tried the S3 reference drivers from www.s3graphics.com

They have 2 different Trio chipsets listed.
Make sure that you have the correct driver for the chip on your card.

They have a chip ID utility that you can use to verify the chip.

Also, have you tried to identify who made the actual card?
Many times the card mfg writes a custom BIOS for the card, and the reference drivers will not function properly.
If you can identify who made the card, their drivers might be a better match. They also might have a video BIOS update that will improve performance in 98.

Chas

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by barbara.griffin In reply to Graphics card

This response very helpful actually. Now have correct drivers, and options of 256 colors and High color (16-bit) but cannot get 256 colors to "stick". System insists I reboot after changing, and defaults back to 16 colors every time. Need more help to get 256 colors to "stick".

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by AKwok In reply to Graphics card

Get the Trio3D driver from whatever drivers web site, eg. www.winfile.com or the others, save it for further use.
Go in C:\Windows\Inf\Others, delete the inf file linked with Trio3D, it should named S3xxx.inf whatsoever, or check it from your downloaded files.
Get in device manager and delete the existing Trio3D driver under VGA branch, reboot.
When Windows ask for location of files for New device detected after reboot, browse to the saved download driver's file.
It is OK.

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by barbara.griffin In reply to Graphics card

This system does not have Windows\Inf\Other folders. Could not locate any other *.inf files relevant to my problem.

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by TheChas In reply to Graphics card

Even if the card is a PCI card, is the latest version of the AGP mini-port driver for the motherboard / chipset installed?

With most systems, this driver is required to allow the use of any but the basic video mode.

Also, many video card drivers require DirectX to be installed to function.

Also, make sure that after installing the video driver that your monitor is correctly identified.
Many video drivers revert to a "default" mode if the monitor is not properly installed.

Chas

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by barbara.griffin In reply to Graphics card

Thanks for your response. DirectX is installed. Using my 17inch monitor on this job and is installed okay. You've actually been a great help but I'm giving up on this one now as have spent too much time on it. Not economical to continue. Tried BIOS update but cannot ID mbd at Intel site. Thanks for trying to help.

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