XGA Files

Other Files
XGA-2 Install Attempt Failing After Copy of ADF Files


IBM XGA Device Driver for Win 3.1,
SVGA BIOS Extension TSR Ver. 1.00 Release 05,
XGA BIOS Extension TSR Ver. 1.00 Release 05,
AutoCAD R10/386, R11, R12, AutoShade 2 w/Renderman, and 3D Studio v1.X and 2.X,
XGA Adapter Interface Device Driver for the DOS environment version 2.02

XGAUTIL.exe (zipped image)


This disables the P70 plasma display and places an installed XGA adapter into VGA mode if the XGA card has a display connected. The utility will not switch to the XGA card if the system board XGA has a display connected.

/u (undo) return to the plasma display.
/h or /? for help.


This selects the P75 plasma display as the primary VGA display and disables the VGA output on the Micro Channel installed XGA adapter.

/u (undo) return VGA output to the XGA adapter.
/h or the /? option for help.

XGAOPT.exe (zipped image)

Installs the updated (as of '92) SC.EXE, XGA/2, and SCSI, SCSI w/cache ADFs, plus updated *.dgs. For 5565, 5657, 70486, 7080, 7677, 90, 95, P70, P75. For any system with refdisks after 92/93, these files are probably redundant.

Limits of SC.EXE (for Model 70/80 and like systems)

WBST Clarke:
   As initially created, the Model 70/80 Reference & Diagnostics Diskette v1.12 only has SC.EXE (System Configuration utility) v2.1, which needs updating to at least v2.2.


Copy the files XGAF1NI.DGS and 8FDAM.DG$ to your backup copy of the 9533 Starter Diskette, overwriting the files of the same name. Use this modified Starter Diskette to run diagnostics on your machine.

XGAF1NI.DGS - XGA Diagnostic file
8FDAM.DG$ - DMQS Monitor Information

Other Files

xga210.exe (zipped image)
xga211.exe (zipped image)
xga212.exe (zipped image) Same as XGA2ADP, but files are dated '94.

XGA-2 Install Attempt Failing After Copy of ADF Files

Compliments of Jim Shorney:
   You need to boot on the XGA option disk and select the menu item to 'Update Model 70/80 Reference Diskette'.

:help id='Update Model 70/80 Reference Diskette ' langid=enu. This selection copies Set Configuration (SC.EXE), associated system and option configuration files to your backup copy of the Model 70/80 Reference diskette. When prompted for the target drive, enter the diskette drive letter that contains your backup copy of the reference diskette.

The new Set Configuration program and associated files allow users to take advantage of the newest features and functions.

This update requires reference diskette version 1.10 or greater. Any previous version will not work properly with this update.

Compliments of Al Savage:
   The problem was: with only an XGA-2 card installed, the memory would count up, then a "165" error occurred. Running a fresh refdisk v1.12, containing the appropriate two adf files (@8fda.adf & c8fda.adf) and allowing Auto Configuration would produce this error:

[in a red text box]
An error occurred while reading the option adapter file for the adapter in slot X.

and the "165" error would reoccur after next reboot.

The solution: The v1.12 refdisk contains files whose modification dates are all 1990, and does not accomodate XGA-2.

To use the XGA-2 with an 8580, the v1.12 refdisk *must* be modified using the file XGA2ADP.EXE; almost file dates are 1993.

Running XGA2ADP.exe creates a diskette. You then boot this diskette, it creates a RAMdisk, copies files to the RAMDISK, and a menu batch file is invoked. The menu presents several choices of refdisks to update:


You choose a model, and are prompted for a drive letter to update. I chose A:, and was prompted to insert the refdisk diskette. The refdisk modification process took about three minutes. Rebooting with the modified refdisk -- and an XGA-2 card installed -- yielded an Autoconfig with no errors, and the following reboot showed no 165 error.

(best viewed with a monospace/non-proportional typeface)

These files are added during modification:

8FDAM     .DGS   42,678 .a..  3-24-93
@8FDB     .ADF    5,204 .a..  5-14-92
@CMOS                41 .a..  8-22-99
@NVRAM            8,192 .a..  8-22-99
AVGA      .DGS   55,819 .a..  6-11-93
C8FDB     .ADF    3,712 .a..  6-11-93
DFF9F     .ADF    1,144 .a..  1-01-93
DISPLAY   .DGS      142 .a..  1-08-92
PFF9F     .ADF   10,554 .a..  1-01-93
SFF9F     .ADF    7,956 .a..  1-01-93
SWAYISO   .DGS       67 .a..  6-11-93
XGA       .DGS       67 .a..  6-11-93
XGAANI    .DGS       67 .a..  6-11-93
XGAPNI    .DGS       67 .a..  6-11-93

These files are replaced/updated during modification:

@8EFE     .ADF    4,391 .a..  1-01-93
@8EFF     .ADF    4,399 .a..  1-01-93
@DDFF     .ADF    3,134 .a..  1-01-93
C8EFE     .ADF    3,301 .a..  1-01-93
C8EFF     .ADF    3,301 .a..  1-01-93
CDDFF     .ADF    2,589 .a..  1-01-93
CMD       .COM   48,262 .a..  1-15-92
DDFFF     .ADF      147 .a..  1-01-93
DF3FF     .ADF      147 .a..  1-01-93
DF9FF     .ADF      147 .a..  1-01-93
DFCFF     .ADF      147 .a..  1-01-93
DFDFF     .ADF      235 .a..  1-01-93
DFEFF     .ADF      224 .a..  1-01-93
DIAGS     .COM   15,911 .a..  1-15-92
PDFFF     .ADF    1,477 .a..  1-01-93
PF3FF     .ADF    1,477 .a..  1-01-93
PF9FF     .ADF    1,910 .a..  1-01-93
PFCFF     .ADF    1,910 .a..  1-01-93
PFDFF     .ADF    1,477 .a..  1-01-93
PFEFF     .ADF    1,477 .a..  1-01-93
SC        .EXE  219,999 .a..  7-22-92
VGA     (incomplete?)

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