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Offline teroyk

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Village Tronic cards
« on: June 09, 2020, 11:53:20 AM »
I found almost all Mac OS 9 drivers for Village Tronic graphics cards:
https://web.archive.org/web/20040526045236/http://villagetronic.com/ftp/mac/
there is also ROM-images
Betatest folder has only some files before they goto under password.

Village Tronic VTBook driver version 1.2 beta had these more than last official 1.1:
- On Mac OS 9 the control Monitor & MP is installed in order to give you more control on the display connected to the VTBook.
- The installer installs by default only the card's NDRV driver and the 2D accelerator. The OpenGL accelerator is installable as a custom or separated install.
- Please remember that OpenGL accelerator is in alpha stage: its functionality is not complete and its stability can't be assured.

Does somebody have VTBook driver 1.2 beta driver (or newer)?
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Village Tronic cards
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 02:38:46 PM »
I am also interested this beta driver (dead link in above link):
VTBook_Installer_OS9_1.0b1.sit

EDIT: because last official v.1.1 installer doesn't have driver itself, I also looking for VTBook Installer 1.0.img.sit
« Last Edit: July 13, 2020, 02:49:27 PM by teroyk »
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Re: Village Tronic cards
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2020, 06:44:38 AM »
Any version of VTBook drivers are welcome, because I cannot find any working version.
Only version that doesn't have dead link is:
https://web.archive.org/web/20060421232429/http://www.villagetronic.com/ftp/mac/vtbook/VTBook_OS9_Installer_1.1.sit
and it has only Control Panel and 2D acceleration extension, but not driver itself.
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Village Tronic cards
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2020, 09:33:27 PM »
Hello, I have this VGA card adapter with the OS X drivers and OS 9 drivers.. really want to sell all this as it was a waste of 20 bucks.. anyone interested let me know.

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Re: Village Tronic cards
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 11:32:28 AM »
The earliest working link I can find to VT's website download page is this one

https://web.archive.org/web/20050217031449/http://www.villagetronic.com/vtbook/download.html

per the description, this v1.1 of the OS9 installer contains the driver. I remember downloading the drivers for my card years ago and not having a problem with any of the OSes supported.

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Re: Village Tronic cards
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2020, 09:13:39 AM »
The earliest working link I can find to VT's website download page is this one
https://web.archive.org/web/20050217031449/http://www.villagetronic.com/vtbook/download.html
per the description, this v1.1 of the OS9 installer contains the driver. I remember downloading the drivers for my card years ago and not having a problem with any of the OSes supported.

Now tested with Powerbook G4 and Powerbook G3 and with two(!) cards that tested to work with OS X and they don't work with OS 9 with that driver.
Custom install even says that size 0K for driver. It install control panel and it doesn't find card after install.

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Re: Village Tronic cards
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2020, 09:14:43 AM »
Hello, I have this VGA card adapter with the OS X drivers and OS 9 drivers.. really want to sell all this as it was a waste of 20 bucks.. anyone interested let me know.

Have you tested your OS 9 drivers and what version you have?
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Village Tronic cards
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2021, 04:09:06 AM »
Still looking for any VTBook driver another than version 1.1 or tested to work 1.1 version.
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Re: Village Tronic cards
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2021, 05:31:16 AM »
Here is VillageTronic VTBook 1.0 driver from driver CD-ROM. Tested to work with Powerbook G4. Read additional installation-instructions before do anything and you get it work.

I also looking for 1.2beta or newer  drivers for 3D-acceleration and video-acceleration.

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Re: Village Tronic cards
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2021, 08:57:35 AM »
Here is VillageTronic VTBook 1.0 driver from driver CD-ROM. Tested to work with Powerbook G4. Read additional installation-instructions before do anything and you get it work.

That READ-FIRST is very useful. It seems that custom install doesn't work, but easy install works. It seems that Monitors & MP is not in english, but it works. I tested little older english Monitors & MP, but I think that is one version too old to support VTBook. What is last version of VillageTronic Monitors & MP controlpanel?
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Re: Village Tronic cards
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2021, 09:34:57 AM »
It seems that Monitors & MP is not in english, but it works. I tested little older english Monitors & MP, but I think that is one version too old to support VTBook. What is last version of VillageTronic Monitors & MP controlpanel?

That is true. Driver CD-ROM that came with card (what is bought from UK) didn't have english Monitors & MP althought everything else is in english on that CD-ROM.

I think we should looking for last beta drivers for VTBook or MPDD Pro to get last english Monitors & MP.

EDIT: it had typo in MPDD Pro.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2021, 05:43:54 AM by anonymouse »

 


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