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matrox mac drivers.. compatible with which matrox cards?
« on: April 03, 2015, 08:39:06 AM »
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/support/drivers/previous/mac/

does this mean this driver only works on the specific version of matrox millenium specifically for pci powermacs?

or does this mean that any matrox card, if loaded with this "BIOS" can work?

i think it may mean this card:


which features the older mac video interface from beige mac era (97-98)

i have right now a matrox g450 on my windows 95 box that i have an sb awe32 running on (now with 30mb sampling RAM!)
and the color is quite crisp!!

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Re: matrox mac drivers.. compatible with which matrox cards?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 08:41:58 AM »
download the archive and check the read me

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Re: matrox mac drivers.. compatible with which matrox cards?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 08:50:22 AM »
It says
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Millennium for PCI

This is a PCI card.

I have the AGP version with 2 VGA and a G400 chipset, I think. Called ProMax DH

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/Graphics/promax_dh_max/Promax_DH-Max_dual_output.html

But I can't find these V 2.0 drivers

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Version 2.0 Drivers: - There's a 2.0 driver update for the Promax DH Max dual monitor AGP card available now:

    " The new 2.0 release of the DH-MAX(tm) drivers are available now for download for Registered DH-MAX users only. Video out on the second head using supplied composite/s-video cable is now working. This enables you to extend your desktop applications or video out to an external monitor or NTSC/PAL monitor. Included in the new release: improved video acceleration, new QuickTime acceleration, and DH-MAX control panel.
    The DH-MAX control panel lets you:
    -Check ROM versions for the card
    -Update your ROM
    -Check acceleration
    - Adjust the Hue, Saturation, Brightness and Contrast for Composite/S-video output only.

    Possible Configuration Options with the new 2.0 software:
    Two RGB monitors
    RGB+ Analog Flat Panel
    RGB monitor + NTSC/PAL Studio Monitor
    RGB monitor + analog Flat Panel
    Analog Flat Panel + NTSC/PAL Studio Monitor
    Two analog Flat Panels

That card was bundled with MDD and PT HD2 systems on OS9...
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Re: matrox mac drivers.. compatible with which matrox cards?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 08:54:30 AM »
ebay is you best option or craigslist if you need one

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Re: matrox mac drivers.. compatible with which matrox cards?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2015, 10:20:30 AM »
he said he has one and cant find the mac driver for his agp version
which is what im getting at witht the thread... is there any agp driver for mac os 8/9?
or does it simply not exist.. pt guy is saying that it must exist because he knows for a fact that the card was bundled with mdd's + PT systems

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Re: matrox mac drivers.. compatible with which matrox cards?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2015, 10:23:46 AM »
i dont think a driver is dedicated to a port/slot
the driver communicates with found hardware

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Re: matrox mac drivers.. compatible with which matrox cards?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2015, 10:32:52 AM »
In the case of the DualHead, there were 2 drivers AFAIK.
http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/Graphics/promax_dh_max/Promax_DH-Max_dual_output.html
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Version 2.0 Drivers: - There's a 2.0 driver update for the Promax DH Max dual monitor AGP card available now:

    " The new 2.0 release of the DH-MAX(tm) drivers are available now for download for Registered DH-MAX users only. Video out on the second head using supplied composite/s-video cable is now working. This enables you to extend your desktop applications or video out to an external monitor or NTSC/PAL monitor. Included in the new release: improved video acceleration, new QuickTime acceleration, and DH-MAX control panel.
    The DH-MAX control panel lets you:
    -Check ROM versions for the card
    -Update your ROM
    -Check acceleration
    - Adjust the Hue, Saturation, Brightness and Contrast for Composite/S-video output only.

    Possible Configuration Options with the new 2.0 software:
    Two RGB monitors
    RGB+ Analog Flat Panel
    RGB monitor + NTSC/PAL Studio Monitor
    RGB monitor + analog Flat Panel
    Analog Flat Panel + NTSC/PAL Studio Monitor
    Two analog Flat Panels
    *Please contact support@promax.com for downloading instructions. Write "DH-MAX software update" request in the header of your email. "

Here's a clip from the readme file:

    What's new since 1.0:

    - QuickTime acceleration: no more dropped frames playing movies in Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Movie Player, etc.

    - Enhanced QuickDraw acceleration: faster screen drawing

    - Support for video (NTSC/PAL, composite/s-video) on the second display head: use the included video cable for the second head, and new "video" resolutions will appear in the Monitors Control Panel to allow output to NTSC & PAL

    - Fixed drawing errors that caused incorrect colors in DigiDesign's ProTools

    - New DH-Max Control panel that is used for updating the flash rom, getting information about driver revisions, controlling second head video output parameters, etc.

    What's still in the works:

    - OpenGL support

    - Support for Apple's DVD Player

    - More QuickDraw and QuickTime acceleration


A reader commented on good Cinema4D performance. (I can only assume it's running in software mode however since the readme file notes OpenGL support is still in the works):

    " Open GL is working great in Cinema 4DXL 6.3. I am running on 2 19" Hitachi monitors at 1024 x 768 x millions of colors.

    I can change the colors and textures on an object and get a live update without rendering. FCP 1.2.5 is also working great on 2 monitors.
    Daryl "
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Re: matrox mac drivers.. compatible with which matrox cards?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2015, 10:35:28 AM »
They suggest there is no Open GL for the matrox...

I better use my Asus GForce 2 MX 400.
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Re: matrox mac drivers.. compatible with which matrox cards?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2015, 10:37:51 AM »
that card was never meant to be for gaming. more like screen extension for video and maybe protools (audio production environment)

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Re: matrox mac drivers.. compatible with which matrox cards?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2015, 10:49:57 AM »
It has a good colour, but just that.

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/Graphics/promax_dh_max/Promax_DH-Max_dual_output2.html

It seems slower than a Rage 128 pro on some tests.
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Re: matrox mac drivers.. compatible with which matrox cards?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2015, 10:50:18 AM »
They suggest there is no Open GL for the matrox...

I better use my Asus GForce 2 MX 400.

radeon 8500 is better.. and geforce ti4x00 even better, even the lite versions (4200, 4400)
but yes lets stay on topic;P

http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/support/drivers/latest/identify/

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Re: matrox mac drivers.. compatible with which matrox cards?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2015, 11:12:13 AM »
The topic is about what matrox cards runs on OS9?

Chipset    Card Name
Parhelia-512    Parhelia
Parhelia-LX    P-Series (P650, P750)
G55+    G550
G45+    G450
G4+    G400
G2+    G200
G+    Productiva G100
MIL2    Millennium II
MY220    Mystique 220
MYST    Mystique
MIL    Millennium
IMP+ or PCI+    Older Matrox products such as the Impression / Ultima
   
Chip Specs    Card Name
1064    Mystique
1164    Mystique 220
2064    Millennium
2164    Millennium II
   
Model Number    Card Name
PH-A256    Parhelia 256 MB
PH-A128R    Parhelia 128 MB (retail)
PH-A128B    Parhelia 128 MB (bulk)
PH-A8X256    Parhelia 256 MB
PH-A8X128    Parhelia 128 MB
PH-P256    Parhelia PCI 256 MB
P75-MDDA8X64    Millennium P750
P65-MDDA8X64    Millennium P650
MILA G55+    Millennium G550
MARV G45+    Marvel G450eTV
MILA G45+    Millennium G450
MILA G4+    Millennium G400
MARV G4+    Marvel G400-TV
MILA G2+    Millennium G200
MYSA G2+    Mystique G200
MGA-G200    MGA-G200
G100    Productiva G100

Only the millenium and the DH AFAIK
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