26 Sep 2020


Quantum3D Voodoo Ventana 50 Video Driver

Company: Quantum3D
Model: Voodoo Ventana 50
Operating System: Windows 95a (osr1) (Note: might work with other versions of this os.)


File: Quantum3DVoodooventana50.IMZ


Quantum3D Voodoo Ventana 50 Driver. =============

Release Notes


Ventana(tm) 50 Windows 95 Driver Disk - 4th Early Access Release

BID 0121 27-Oct-97

Copyright 1997 Quantum3D, Inc.

All Rights Reserved


Quantum3D, Inc.

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Santa Clara, California, 95054-1215

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Web Site www.quantum3d.com

Technical Support support@quantum3d.com


This release is a re-packaging of reference 3Dfx Voodoo Rush drivers

with an .INF for Ventana. It contains 3Dfx Glide 2.4 and 3Dfx

Direct3D 2.14 (Alliance drivers. It also contains a

partially customized Alliance BIOS, version BID 0120.

This release has only been tested with Windows 95 OSR 2.1 and

DirectX 5.0 . It also has not been subjected to the full test

procedure that a regular Quantum3D release will.



- Windows 95 OSR 2.1

- DirectX 5.0

- PC with a Pentium, Pentium with MMX Technology, Pentium II, or

Pentium Pro processor and a free PCI slot. The minimum processor

is a Pentium 166 MHz.

- 32MB of RAM



Upgrading existing Ventana 50 drivers

1. Start Windows 95 OSR 2.1 .

2. Right-click on the desktop background and select Properties.

3. The Display Properties dialog will appear. Select the Settings

tab and press the Advanced Properties button.

4. The Advanced Display Properties dialog will appear. Press the

Change button.

5. The Select Device dialog will appear. Press the Have Disk


6. The Install From Disk dialog will appear. Insert this diskette

in drive A and enter A \ for the location of the files.

7. When asked to choose a device, select "Quantum3D Ventana 50".

8. You may then be prompted to insert the 'Ventana(tm) 50 Windows 95

Driver Disk'. Enter the path to the drivers again.

9. Windows will copy the drivers. If Windows prompts you that it

has found newer drivers already installed, you should press the

No button (do not keep the newer drivers). We have discovered

problems with the drivers that we shipped in previous Early

Access Releases, and are reverting back to an earlier version of

some of the drivers.

10. When Windows is done copying, press the Close button on the

Advanced Display Properties dialog, and then the Close button on

the Display Properties dialog.

11. Reboot the computer when prompted.

First-time installation

1. Power off the computer and remove your existing Windows desktop

display adapter.

2. Insert the Ventana 50 in a free PCI slot.

3. Power on the computer and verify that text appears as the

computer boots.

4. Once Windows 95 starts you may be notified that no video device

exists. Press the Cancel button if this message appears.

5. Windows will detect a new Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA) and

display the Update Device Driver Wizard.

6. Insert this diskette in drive A and press the Next button.

7. The wizard should find updated drivers for Quantum3D Ventana 50

on the diskette. Press the Finish button.

8. You may then be prompted to insert the 'Ventana(tm) 50 Windows 95

Driver Disk' -- if you are, press the OK button. The "Copying

Files ..." dialog will then complain that it can't find a file.

Enter A \ in the "Copy files from" field and press the OK button.

9. Windows will copy the drivers from the diskette.

10. Reboot the computer when prompted.



1. Bring up Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs, and

select the Install/Uninstall tab.

2. Scroll through the list and select "Quantum3D Ventana 50


3. Press the Add/Remove button.

4. Shutdown the computer and remove the Ventana 50.

5. When Windows is restarted, the last portion of the removal is

done automatically.

BIOS Update


If the version of the BIOS on your Ventana 50 is earlier than BID 0120, then you must update it in order for all of the

driver software to operate correctly. The BIOS version is displayed

in the banner that appears when the computer is first booted.

To update the BIOS, do the following

1. Shutdown Windows 95 into MS-DOS mode.

2. Insert this diskette in drive A.

3. Change directory to A \BIOS .

4. Invoke UPDATE.BAT .

5. Press RETURN when prompted to hit any key.

6. Select "3) UPDATE FLASH from IMAGE file" from the menu.

7. When prompted for the image filename, enter the filename listed

above the prompt, i.e. VNTNA50.BIN .

8. When the update is complete, select "5) EXIT" from the menu.

9. Remove the diskette from the drive and reboot the computer.



- Running 640x480 or 800x600 with 16 colors will use the standard

Windows drivers VGA.DRV or SUPERVGA.DRV. No Voodoo Rush features

will be available. Switch to a different color depth (or


Known Bugs


These will be fixed in a future release

- The TV Out feature is currently only supported when using the TV as

your boot monitor. If you have both a computer monitor and a TV

connected, output on the TV is disabled.

- When using a TV as the boot monitor, the video terminator supplied

with the board should be attached into the VGA Output connector.

However, you should not attach it until Windows has started. This

works around a bug in the BIOS where it incorrectly detects the

video terminator as a computer monitor.

- By design, you can only adjust the settings on the "TV Features"

tab on the Display Properties dialog when Ventana is operating at a

supported resolution (640x480 or 800x600). Unfortunately, the code

for the tab does not recognize when resolution is changed via the

"Settings" tab. You must close Display Properties and restart it in

order for the "TV Features" tab to recognize the new resolution.

- The help file (DC95.HLP) for the custom property sheets is missing.

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