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SNAP Graphics for OS/2 3.0.0 is now available

October 21, 2004 by Massimo S.

Forwarded message from on Fri, 15 Oct 2004 20:06:06 UTC Posted on:

SNAP Graphics for OS/2 3.0.0 is now available:

Compared to RC1, this release contains a few important bugfixes; more info can be found in the ChangeLog:

Assuming nobody reports any serious bugs, there will be a formal release announcement early next week (just in time for WarpStock!).

[Moderator note: SNAP 3.0 requires a registration or it will time out (I believe its 21 days, but I've been a happy regustered user of SNAP and the older SDD driver for years now).

"SciTech SNAP Graphics ENT for OS/2"

"SciTech SNAP Graphics ENT for OS/2 Upgrade"

Changes in 3.0.0 (build 454)

. Several of the Radeon chipsets have been recertified, fixing some lockups and/or odd behavior that was reported by a few users.

. The Matrox Parhelia, P650, and P750 chipsets are now working correctly with applications which utilize DIVE.

. All of the 24bpp OpenGL tests now display correctly.

. Zooming was broken on the VBE driver; fixed.

Changes in 3.0.0 RC1 (build 453)

. Added full acceleration support for the Intel i915G (Grantsdale) and Intel i852/855 laptop chipsets. Note that the i915G video BIOS may be limited to 1024x768 when running on DVI; this is fixed by Intel's VBIOS build 3398.

. Added full acceleration support for the ATI Radeon IGP 320M, Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP, Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP, and Radeon 9100 Pro IGP.

. Added support for an additional PCI ID for the Radeon 9600 Series to support the Radeon 9600 SE, and the Radeon 9600 XT is now certified separately. Renamed the "Radeon 9200" driver to "Radeon 9200 Series" to indicate that it supports the 9200, 9200 Pro, and 9200 SE.

. Added support for the Silicon Motion LynxEM chipset (CRT output; LCD output may not be working correctly for all modes).

. DDC monitor detection is now working correctly on the Nvidia NForce and NForce2 integrated graphics chipsets.

. DDC monitor detection is now working correctly on the ATI Rage XL, Rage LT Pro, and Rage Mobility graphics chipsets. Newer variants of the Rage XL now have higher resolutions available as well.

. The VBE 3.0 driver now detects when it is running on a digital panel, and disables refresh rate control, which was causing display failures.

. DDC detection via the BIOS now works for chipsets which don't have native DDC support, such as the VBE drivers.

. Mapped out some high refresh rates that caused lockups on some Trident 975 cards. The Trident 985 has also been recertified.

. The i810/i815 driver was failing in OS/2 command line boot; fixed.


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