Windows 3.0: Installing Video Seven's High-Resolution Drivers

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This information is contained in the README.TXT supplied with the supplementary high-resolution graphics drivers available from Video Seven. All questions regarding these drivers should be directed to Headland Technologies.


Video Seven provides the following Microsoft Windows version 3.0 drivers
for the Video Seven V-RAM VGA and VGA 1024i:

   Filename       Video Resolution
   -------------  -------------------------

    V754016.DRV   720 x 540  16 color
    V760016.DRV   800 x 600  16 color
    V776816.DRV   1024 x 768  16 color (requires 512K)
    V7512256.DRV  720 x 512 256 color (V-RAM VGA 512K only)

The Windows 3.0 package contains a 640 x 480 16-color and 256-color
driver for the Video Seven VGA card.

The example below shows how to install the 800 x 600 16-color driver.
You can install a different resolution driver by substituting the
driver filename for the resolution you want to install. You should
already have Windows 3.0 installed, using the Video Seven driver
supplied with Windows (640 x 480 with 256 colors).

1. Copy the V760016.DRV file from the floppy disk to the \SYSTEM
   subdirectory under the directory where you have installed Windows
   3.0 (for example, WIN3\SYSTEM\).

2. Using a text editor (such as the Notepad from within Windows), change

3. Check that the following lines appear in the [Boot] section of the
   SYSTEM.INI file:

      386GRABBER=V7VGA.GR3 (386 machines only) and

   NOTE: If you have installed Windows for standard VGA you do not
   have the file V7VGA.GR3 in your Windows directory. This file is
   compressed and must be expanded off the original disks. The file
   V7VGA.GR3 is on Windows Disk 4 on 5.25" media or Windows Disk 5 on
   3.5" media. Or simply install Windows for Video Seven with 512K.

4. Save the SYSTEM.INI file. Restart Windows from the MS-DOS prompt.
   You are now in the 800 x 600 resolution mode. You can repeat
   the above steps to change resolutions at any time.

If you do not have Windows 3.0 installed, do the following:

1. Install Windows 3.00 and select "Video Seven VGA with 512K" or
   "VGA" depending on your memory configuration, as the display

2. Follow steps 1-4 above to change resolution.

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Article ID: 63595 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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