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intel GMA 900 driver for windows 98? anyone have one please


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  • 3 months later...

undertoe,

there are no intel gma900 series drivers for win98/me because intel did not make any

Intel basically dropped win98/me support in the 900 series graphics chipsets

consider using the intel 800 series graphics cards or upgrade to win2k or xp

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I don't think that cahnging to i8xx would be good because I (from my personal experience) can freely say that i8xx series are POS.

I revived Windows 98 DDK so if you can (or know someone that does) develope drivers go ahead... If you are a simple user as most of us here consider suggestion to move to NT-based OS...

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I revived Windows 98 DDK so if you can (or know someone that does) develope drivers go ahead... If you are a simple user as most of us here consider suggestion to move to NT-based OS...

my sentiments exactly, marxo. Intel GMA 900 series graphics chipsets require a minimum of Win2000; see here:

http://www.intel.com/design/graphics/gma900/

I don't think that cahnging to i8xx would be good because I (from my personal experience) can freely say that i8xx series are POS.

not all of the i800 series graphics chips are POS, marxo. The Intel i830 to i865 chips can handle 32bit high color modes perfectly in BOTH 2D and 3D graphics. My brother's XP based laptop uses i852/i855 chips that can use 32bit color mode quite well.

I will say the i81x/82x chips are definitely POC since they have inferior color quality options and i830 to i865 chips are much better at handling more colors.

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Has anyone with one of these chipsets tried installing the Win2000 drivers?

I ask because I recall that being one of the ways to get graphics cards working on Win9x when a driver was unavailable... Also:

I revived Windows 98 DDK so if you can (or know someone that does) develope drivers go ahead...

Has anyone managed to use the Win98 DDK to any avail? I'm really hoping someone manages to get this chipset supported, as it will be used in the ASUS Eee 700\701 laptops and I'm hoping to get Win98SE installed on them for maximum usage of disk space and performance.

--iWindoze

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I don't mean to grave-dig, but I've noticed this topic on MSFN tends to come up first in a google search. After over a decade, I finally found a Windows 98/ME compatible driver.
https://retrosystemsrevival.blogspot.com/2019/06/intel-945gm-display-driver-for-windows.html

To install this driver:
1) You must install LoneCrusader's unofficial Windows 9x chipset drivers. Be sure to apply to EVERY applicable missing driver (every hard drive shown). Failing to do so will result in this driver not working!!
2) Install DirectX 9. This is REQUIRED as shown in Windows 2000 or later.
3) Go to device manager and manually install INF file from Windows 2000 folder. This driver does not install through the installer because of an artificial OS block!
4) Restart your computer and enjoy!!

GMA+FAMILY.png

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This driver was tested on a Thinkpad R60! Sadly, I have yet to find a working SoundMax HD Integrated Audio driver for Windows 9x...same goes with the wireless card!

Edited by ~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~
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@~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~ I still find it dubious that the driver actually works fully, have you tried any 3D applications/games with it (Both DirectX and OpenGL)?
The driver is made with the XDDM model and should have never been compatible with Win9x's unique video driver model.
There are no cross-compatible video drivers between Win9x and Win2k, unlike WDM AC'97 drivers/LAN/Wi-Fi, etc.
The INF does not have Win9x required lines such as:

HKR,,Ver,,4.0
HKR,,DevLoader,,*vdd
HKR,DEFAULT,Mode,,16,800,600
HKR,DEFAULT,drv,,NVDISP.DRV
HKR,DEFAULT,drv2,,NVDISP.DRV
HKR,DEFAULT,minivdd,,NVMINI.VXD
HKR,DEFAULT,minivdd2,,NVMINI.VXD
HKR,DEFAULT,vdd,,*vdd
HKR,DEFAULT,RefreshRate,,-1
[...]
HKR,"MODES\32\1024,768",,,"60,70,72,75,85,100,120,140,144,150,170,200"
HKR,"MODES\32\1024,768",%M%,,"60,70,72,75,85,100,120,140,144,150,170,200"
HKR,"MODES\32\1600,900",,,"60,70,72,75,85,100,120"
HKR,"MODES\32\1600,900",%M%,,"60,70,72,75,85,100,120"
HKR,"MODES\32\1600,1024",,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"
HKR,"MODES\32\1600,1024",%M%,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"
HKR,"MODES\32\1600,1200",,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"
HKR,"MODES\32\1600,1200",%M%,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"
HKR,"MODES\32\1920,1080",,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"
HKR,"MODES\32\1920,1080",%M%,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"
HKR,"MODES\32\1920,1200",,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"
HKR,"MODES\32\1920,1200",%M%,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"

 

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10 hours ago, MrMateczko said:

@~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~ I still find it dubious that the driver actually works fully, have you tried any 3D applications/games with it (Both DirectX and OpenGL)?
The driver is made with the XDDM model and should have never been compatible with Win9x's unique video driver model.
There are no cross-compatible video drivers between Win9x and Win2k, unlike WDM AC'97 drivers/LAN/Wi-Fi, etc.
The INF does not have Win9x required lines such as:


HKR,,Ver,,4.0
HKR,,DevLoader,,*vdd
HKR,DEFAULT,Mode,,16,800,600
HKR,DEFAULT,drv,,NVDISP.DRV
HKR,DEFAULT,drv2,,NVDISP.DRV
HKR,DEFAULT,minivdd,,NVMINI.VXD
HKR,DEFAULT,minivdd2,,NVMINI.VXD
HKR,DEFAULT,vdd,,*vdd
HKR,DEFAULT,RefreshRate,,-1
[...]
HKR,"MODES\32\1024,768",,,"60,70,72,75,85,100,120,140,144,150,170,200"
HKR,"MODES\32\1024,768",%M%,,"60,70,72,75,85,100,120,140,144,150,170,200"
HKR,"MODES\32\1600,900",,,"60,70,72,75,85,100,120"
HKR,"MODES\32\1600,900",%M%,,"60,70,72,75,85,100,120"
HKR,"MODES\32\1600,1024",,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"
HKR,"MODES\32\1600,1024",%M%,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"
HKR,"MODES\32\1600,1200",,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"
HKR,"MODES\32\1600,1200",%M%,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"
HKR,"MODES\32\1920,1080",,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"
HKR,"MODES\32\1920,1080",%M%,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"
HKR,"MODES\32\1920,1200",,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"
HKR,"MODES\32\1920,1200",%M%,,"60,70,72,75,85,100"

 

Can you suggest a game for me to use? Gonna try House of the Dead. The driver had initialized fine. Though Windows still says the hard drive is using DOS-compatibility. I have not tested this driver on Windows 98, only ME.

EDIT:
Trying to play House of the Dead I only gave me a glitchy screen (pretty much the equivalent of a BSoD), but that happens with a lot of 95/98 applications incompatible with ME.

Edited by ~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~
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