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Re: VGA custom resolution

My experience is that "exotic" modes/resolutions will run fine in something like DOSBox but many LCD's won't be able to display them. The only 13h based tweaked resolutions that worked for me across the board are 320x400 and 320x240.

Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

in Milliways
This took forever to arrive, but it finally did. Everything coming out of the U.S. has been super slow to arrive for me (still waiting on a couple things since May), but anything coming from any other part of the world seems to still arrive within a reasonable amount of time. Meh. Oh well. https:// …

Re: VGA games with only 16 colors

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I think it wasn't a lack of video memory. The original IBM EGA only shipped with 64K, but it was also an expensive and slow behemoth that didn't catch on in the home market. By the time EGA became commonplace, it was mostly compact chipset-based clone cards, and almost all of those had 256K on …

Re: VGA games with only 16 colors

in DOS
Most interesting are VGA Games that use 16 colors but not the EGA-Palette, like GODS. I did some screenshot work on GODS a few months back. The garbled bit is the VGA frame buffer at a width of 320 pixels but the frame buffer was resized to allow for smooth panning. The bottom image is adjusted. At …

Re: Could you build a retro PC right now?

in Milliways
When building older machines, 286, 386, early 486, I always seem to run into a shortage of multi IO cards, a.k.a. the least sexiest hardware component. I guess from late 486 onward it became integrated and less of a problem.. I've stopped using real hard drives (period '85 to '95), just too noisy, …

Re: Could you build a retro PC right now?

in Milliways
Yes. I have all the parts for a Socket 7 system; Chaintech 5TDM2 Pentium MMX 233 128MB EDO S3 Virge/DX 86C325 4Mb PCI Diamond 3DFX Voodoo 2 8MB PCI Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold CT4390 3COM 3C905B-TX PCI Ethernet 8 GB CompactFlash (might change this to hard disk, not sure yet) 40x CDROM GoTek including …

Re: Mode Q timings

Any info on timings? :) I still need to know those, and could not get that from the above links. Not exactly sure now what you're after then, but aren't these the various values for each of the VGA registers for 256x256 mode (unchained and chained). The timings would be in there. %elifdef MODE_ …

Re: Mode Q timings

Isn't 256x256 256color a Planar mode and not true EGA/VGA mode? Yes. 256x256 is a plane based video mode (a.k.a unchained mode). The only non-plane based 256 color mode on standard VGA is mode 13h. All plane based video modes are true EGA/VGA video modes (although you might find displays not …

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