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Author Topic:   Neomagic problem
tbalazs
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posted April 29, 2002 02:02 AM         
Hi. This time, I am posting on behalf of my nephew, whose laptop has a Neomagic video card in it, which I believe is incompatible with OpenGL. Is there any way round this? I can't see how to get to the option for software rendering, which I think might do the trick.
Any suggestions please? My nephew is only 7 and I very upset indeed that his mom's laptop won't run the game!
Thanks.
Tony.

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=DNX= Matrix
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posted April 29, 2002 12:35 PM            
Sounds very non standard, as the following text from the neomagic website says - the card/chip was designed for handheld systems.
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MiMagic™ is the name of NeoMagic’s family of single-chip electronics solutions for handheld Internet appliances. The name puts Mobile Internet Magic into a single term which also projects the personal nature of hand-held electronics devices, and the consumer fun and mystique provided by high-performance multimedia features
----- http://www.neomagic.com/product/product.asp
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Basicly the support you have is for:
Smart Phones, Media Phones, Portable Games Units, PDS's and Web Pads.

I do not believe this video card will run treadmarks at all - however if you post the laptop model, i will try and find you a compatible video card.

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tbalazs
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posted April 30, 2002 05:12 AM         
Thanks for the help. The card is a Neomagic Magic Media256AV in a Toshiba Portege 7010CT Pentium II (not sure of speed - 300MHz-ish) with 96 MB RAM.
So it's not exactly top spec but hopefully with another card in it it will run.
Cheers.
Tony.

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=DNX= Matrix
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posted May 01, 2002 12:19 PM            
I think this is your laptop system: http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/portegenb.htm

or:
http://linux.toshiba-dme.co.jp/linux/eng/spec.php3?model=PAP701

There doesnt seem to be any videocard upgrade available: http://www.impactcomputers.com/toshiba-portege-7010ct-parts.html
http://www.mytoshiba.com/dcts/dept.asp?dept_id=7010


I found this fix if its any help : Windows 95 Neomagic 5 Display Driver V4.11.015207-Q2.07.04-01 Fixes Screen Distortion when using Marque screen saver when using 1024x768 in True Color
http://www.toshiba-tro.de/k000file/patches/graphics/T21306.exe

I would suggest contacting your retailer for hardware exchage/upgrade possibilities. Your laptop was released in 1999 so its 3 yrs old. It does not appear to heve the nevessary specs to run TM.

This is a shot in the dark but chack this out - a DELL Laptop: http://www.nvnews.net/previews/nv17m/nv17m.shtml

hope all this helps some.

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