Nvidia Forceware Unified Driver Package v. 4.2 (Windows 98/ME) WHQL Certified

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Date: May 10, 2004
File Size: 4.2 MB
OS Support: Windows 98/ME
Downloads: 1,182

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Installation Notes

  • Windows 98SE users should set the desired display mode (resolution and color depth) before restarting the system.
  • USB 2.0 is not supported in this package. Contact your product manufacturer for 3rd party drivers to enable this feature.
  • Please note that only Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows Millennium Edition are supported. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.
  • Audio drivers will not install on the following nForce2 products: Chaintech 7NJS. Please use the drivers that come with these products to enable audio functionality.
  • Installation of DirectX 9.0 or higher is required in order to use NVMixer.

Release Notes

  • WHQL certified kit
  • Unified drivers with support for nForce, nForce2, and nForce3 products.  This package does not include support for dual-processor systems.
  • General compatibility fixes
  • Audio Driver Improvements
    • Introduced NVMixer – replaces SoundStorm Control Panel for all audio configuration tasks.  Note that NVMixer operates best when run at 1024x768 16-bit color
    • Introduced improved AC ’97 / Soft Audio driver – adds EQ, speaker cloning, and speaker wizard support
    • Introduced Speaker Wizard – incorporates all NVSwap features, ensures correct speaker setup on analog or digital speaker systems
    • Introduced Cinesurround – virtual 5.1 mixdown to headphones or 2 speakers
    • Introduced new Environments – simple, preset driven sound environments
    • Enhanced ASIO support and added support for AC ’97 / Soft Audio systems
    • Added user adjustable “rear channel creation” support – adds off, clone, reverb and delay
    • Added support for Realtek ALC655 codecs, Realtek ALC658 codecs, and 7.1 support for Realtek ALC850 codecs
    • Added support for WMV-HD audio streams and WaveFormatExtensible calls
    • Improved playback of mono content
    • Addressed audio issues in numerous games and applications

 Windows 9x Driver Versions

  • Audio driver 4.31
  • Audio utilities 4.31
  • Ethernet driver 4.16
  • GART driver 3.77 (WHQL)
  • Memory controller driver 3.38 (WHQL)
  • SMBus driver 4.04 (WHQL)
  • Installer 4.31

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