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h_happy
08-22-02, 08:24 PM
I buy a laptop with GF4 go, but didn't have a driver in Win98. I've tried D-Force driver. But no use, it can support GF4 440, but can't support my card.

Who can help me?

JohnsonLKD
08-22-02, 11:20 PM
Please consult your notebook's manufacturer for the latest driver.

h_happy
08-23-02, 12:21 AM
Originally posted by JohnsonLKD
Please consult your notebook's manufacturer for the latest driver.

You mean each vendor will develop their own Nvdia driver? I don't think so. GF4 420 driver will fit for any brand of laptop with GF4 420.

My laptop is bought in China. Legend V80 , GF4 420 go.

Matthyahuw
08-23-02, 02:19 AM
Actually, that's the way the notebook world works...
nVidia does not release generic drivers for the GeForce Go's...
The D-Force drivers are modded desktop drivers to work with (most) notebooks.
Each manufacturer is supposed to support it's own nV chipset...

saturnotaku
08-23-02, 10:50 AM
Oops, nevermind, I see you have Win 98. Sorry, I don't think you're going to find any drivers for that OS except from your laptop maker. Upgrade to Windows 2000 then you can experience the full goodness of D-Force. :)

saturnotaku
08-23-02, 01:09 PM
Update: I checked both Dell's and Toshiba's support pages and neither of them have any NVIDIA drivers available for Windows 9x - only 2000/XP. Also, if you download the standard NVIDIA reference driver you won't see any information listed for any NV mobile chip.

Matthyahuw
08-23-02, 02:51 PM
Isn't it impossible to buy a laptop with a GF4Go and Win98???

ss1
08-24-02, 10:21 AM
It seems so. Only GF2 Go's have Win9x drivers (I think) such as the one in my Dell Inspiron 4100.


ss1.

h_happy
08-25-02, 07:47 PM
I have a lot of games have to run under Win98. I need it.
And D-force is an modify driver for laptop. They modify them from source code or binary code? If from a source code, I think that's easy to support Gf4 420 as well as Gf4 440, if 440 also have 32M version.

Matthyahuw
08-25-02, 10:16 PM
Well, GL getting it to work, I doubt you will see any drivers for it...

h_happy
08-25-02, 10:21 PM
I can't find a driver support 420 in 9x, isn't it? I mean if anybody give me a 2000/xp version source code. I can make it work under 9x.

saturnotaku
08-25-02, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by h_happy
I can't find a driver support 420 in 9x, isn't it? I mean if anybody give me a 2000/xp version source code. I can make it work under 9x.

LOL, ain't no way you're going to be able to NVIDIA source code in any way, shape or form. And Azreal has no plans to release a Win 9x driver because the registry and other things are vastly different between it and 2k/XP.

Sorry, I think you're out of luck on this.

h_happy
08-25-02, 11:19 PM
Of cource, registry is very different. But all we need is copy a 9x inf from all os version. Or from D-Force 9x version. All registry entry is writen in inf, it needn't rewrite. And I can download GL lib source code. So make out a Open GL version 9x driver is easy. My problem is D3D support. If D-Force can help me, it'll be very easy.