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Re: SVGA/VESA programming

in its time, vesa was not really a thing on 286 VGA cards, so I've only ever done VESA programming in pmode using the linear framebuffer. bank switching is just a pita and slows things down. since your not targeting a 286, not using the LFB seems like punishment :) I'll have to dig around, I have …

Re: Does this USB solution/thing still not exist?

Is this even possible, or am I overlooking something. And if it is possible, but none are available, then how difficult is it to make one? well, you would have to intercept every usb pack going to device, hope that it was class compliant device so you could understand what is in the packet, detect …

Re: Trying to write a TSR to extract the VGA palette. It works, but can cause DOSBox to freeze. Need help to fix this.

Also, I looked it up and I believe you're confusing the behavior for DI with how it is used by byte string based instructions. (movs, insb, outs, stosb, etc.) Why don't I use insb and stosb? Don't I need to specify the color index at 0x3c8 for each palette entry? its been a while. maybe I was …

Re: DOS file size limit

in DOS
This is interesting, as the last DOS compile of 7zip archiver (v. 16.02), *does* work with and extract files of up to 4GiB -1 in native, unpatched, baremetal "DOS 7.1", and it appears to set the "extended size" flag. However, it also works with such files on FAT16 drives with 64kb cluster sizes. …

Re: Any notable unofficial DOS conversions of games?

I suppose there are a lot more games of this kind out there, any suggestions? (I'm not talking about the obvious stuff like those hundreds of Tetris clones) wheres the line tho? 99% the things on the list are just clones of whatever, identical as the "hundreds of Tetris clones" you dont want... As …

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