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Re: New forum suggestions/Feedback

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Personally, the old-style figures are the least of what bothers me with the default font. The horrible hinting takes that particular cake. ;) Oh hey, just noticed that the hinting looks *much* better in Windows now. Happy to see it fixed! (What was changed? A different/auto-hinted version of the …

Re: CGA "optimal" palette (fantasy)

By the way: This is my color remapping code for Tandy/PCJr., EGA and VGA that changes CGA mode 5 to shades of gray: Nice - yep, that's probably the most compatible way to go about it. I did something similar in this old video which goes through a bunch of different tweaked 4-color palettes (some of …

Re: CGA "optimal" palette (fantasy)

Something I've been wanting to try is a TSR similar to CHGCOLOR, but with a few enhancements: - Target VGA rather than EGA (so the 4 colors can be selected from the full 6-bit/channel range) - Support a separate mapping for each CGA palette (for cases where colors are switched during a game, using …

Re: How to: Imaging/cloning a harddrive, using Linux only....

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Not strictly "Linux only" -- I've used dd for Windows to clone/image hard drives and CF cards. It's a little tricky to come up with the correct device name to get the most complete image possible (e.g. MBR and partitions). You gotta run "dd.exe --list" as administrator and do a bit of trial-and- …

Re: Some guys opinion about DOSBox

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A console has a very specific set of hardware/firmware which all its games target. If there are optional configurations, they're mostly limited in range. DOSBox aims to emulate arbitrary points over the first 20 years of the PC platform's evolution. Multiple CPU generations, third-party hardware …

Re: New forum suggestions/Feedback

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if anyone know how to disable them via CSS please share, because changing the font doesn't seem to help for those. It's an OpenType feature. This should work (from https://css-tricks.com/almanac/properties/f/font-feature-settings/): :root { font-feature-settings: 'onum' 0; } Personally, the old- …

Re: New forum suggestions/Feedback

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I also can’t figure out why the spec sheet for your monitor says it’s an IPS panel but also that it uses FRC to render 8-bit colour. If true, maybe it explains why there is a bigger problem with this monitor, though I guess I also need to learn if any monitors don’t have this problem and are also …

Re: New forum suggestions/Feedback

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I set up this demonstrator to test different patterns and colours. It’s a big playground so try not to go crazy with the feedback :-) Instead, at the moment please start by answering these things: Using the default (“Reset normal”) settings: 1. On which patterns is there scroll flickering? All of …

Re: Welcome to the updated VOGONS

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Actually yes and no. VOGONS stands for "ver old games on new systems". That reminds me: in the previous design the acronym was explained, over the logo if not elsewhere. But after the update, the " Very Old Games On New Systems " tagline doesn't exist anywhere, as far as I can see... so newcomers ( …

Re: Dosbox none vs Normal 2x on a CRT

How about CGA and EGA games? My family did have a CGA PC years ago, but I honestly can't remember how the games should look, should they have those big thick 15khz type scanlines if played on an actual CGA PC and monitor? Yes, CGA and EGA don't do any native double-scanning so 200-line modes use …

Re: New forum suggestions/Feedback

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Purple is at the end of the spectrum, where our eye's sensitivty is the worst, and the color wavelength is the shortest. UV sits right above it. Do you wear sunglasses? It's the part of the spectrum we filter out to reduce eye strain and augment clarity, even under "natural light" conditions. …

Re: New forum suggestions/Feedback

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The background colour is pretty powerful but I prefer a good contrast over the all too common light grey text on a white background that has me bobbing my head to find a workable viewing angle. Yup, the overall choice of bright-on-dark is very welcome; screens are not paper. OTOH there are …

Re: Welcome to the updated VOGONS

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Please do know that I am paying attention to every person’s feedback here, both individually and in aggregate. It is my goal to do what I can to make things work well for as many members as possible within the time, resource, and technical constraints that I have. I am currently splitting my …

Re: Welcome to the updated VOGONS

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zooming in or out doesn't change that as the problem is the total inconsistency of the font Changing the browser's zoom level isn't a solution, since it modifies everything including pictures, not just the font. But this is coming from someone who doesn't have a problem with the size, so take that …

Re: Welcome to the updated VOGONS

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A bit late to the party... gotta give a thumbs up for the new/added functionality. :) It would've been nicer if more of the old functionality could've stayed - e.g. next/previous page buttons, more pagination links in the forum view, more text next to icons, and (most especially!) the ability to …

Re: What music are you listening to?

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From the best new album I've heard all year: Angel Witch - Condemned Metal "comeback" records are universally expected to be shit (and rightly so), and these guys managed to buck the trend not once but twice. SUPPORT.

Re: What music are you listening to?

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appiah4 wrote: Wait what? Being gay is supposed to be bad? Thats really offensive man... Girlschool is an all women band... First two albums are classics. At least one of those women *was* gay, though. 😉

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