Q . What is a VRML?
Q . How does one view Virtual City walk through?
Q . What hardware do I need to view the Virtual City?
Q . What software do I need to view the Virtual City?
Q . The Virtual City is very slow and takes a long time to play. Why?
Q . What is the best screen resolution for viewing Virtual City?
Q . Will I need to connect to the Internet to view the Virtual City?
Q . Where can I download the Microsoft DirectX 6.0 Drivers required?
Q . How do I install the Microsoft DirectX 6.0 drivers?
Q . I have a previous release of DirectX installed; do I need to reinstall the DirectX 6.0?
Q . Virtual City does not play smoothly even after downloading and installing all the necessary software and plugin. Why?
VRML stands for Virtual Reality Modelling Language, which is used to
create an interactive 3D models and animations for the Internet.
To view Virtual City, download and install the plugin available in our site. After downloading the plugin, you can play the Virtual City directly from our web site or you can download the *.exe file and play it on your computer.
Running Virtual City on your computer needs a lot of computation power,
so we highly recommend an Intel Pentium III processor based computer for
a better experience. The minimum system configuration you need a computer
based on the Intel Pentium 166MHz processor with MMX technology. However,
the performance will differ greatly and you will not be able to see much
detail in the texture and the frame rate will be slow. 32 MB of RAM is
required while more RAM will improve the system performance. Since the
Virtual City is graphic intensive, we recommend you to use a PCI or AGP
3D graphics acceleration card to view the Virtual City. 4-8 MB of video
RAM is recommended while the 4 MB of video RAM is minimum.
To view the Virtual City, the user needs a web browser (Either Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer). Also an additional software plugin for the particular browser should be downloaded to view the Virtual City.
An optional Microsoft DirectX 6.0 can be present in the computer. If not, the user is required to download the Microsoft DirectX 6.0 Driver software to gain support on the D3D feature required by the plug-in. This software is not a necessity. If present, the viewing of the Virtual City will be smoother.
For best performance, it is recommended to upgrade to the latest video display driver for your display card. Please refer to your displays card manufacturer's website or its customer support centre's telephone number.
There are several reasons for this problem:
Your display card may not support 3D acceleration.
It depends on the system configuration, if your computer has a lot of computation power, download the larger screens sized Virtual City, if not, download the smaller Virtual City.
Q. Will I need to connect to the
Internet to view the Virtual City?
In order to view the Virtual City using either the Netscape Navigator
plug-in or Microsoft Internet Explorer ActiveX control, you need to install
the DirectX support for your basic Windows 95 Operation System. Please
follow the links in the Virtual City home page for the links to the download
site. Or check out here for DirectX 6.0 drivers download information.
Please carefully follow the instruction in the dialogue box of the DirectX
6.0 installation programme. Insert your Windows 95 set-up disk or CD as
requested. Reboot your Windows 95 according to the instructions.
As the DirectX software is optional, the previous release of the software
is also sufficient.
Right click on the Virtual city that is playing
in Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator and under preferences - general
preferences, please make sure the settings are as shown below:
If your operating system is Windows 98, under Renderer,
select DirectX Renderer as shown below. Select OpenGL Renderer in case
DirectX Renderer is not present, R 98 Renderer, if both DirectX and OpenGL
Renderer are not present in the settings.
Apply the changes in the settings and the Virtual
City will be a lot smoother.