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Re: Table Fog & 8-bit Paletted Textures

The inverse is also true, at least for the hardware I am using to write this message. It has FOGTABLE caps as YES and only way to get them is by editing the driver values. So I was wondering if it was possible to quickly find the cap for 8bit palletized tex too. Not sure what you mean by "caps" but …

Re: Table Fog & 8-bit Paletted Textures

Can you tell how it shows a supported feature of 8-bit palettized textures, like what is the entry in that list? I don't think 3D Mark checks for that. BTW, the reason why I never used synthetic tests like this for determining whether a graphics card supports table fog and paletted textures was …

Re: What game are you playing now?

Although nothing ever reached the highs of an honest to god Romero level. Alas, by this point those days are long since passed. I found his "Sigil" episode for the original Doom fairly enjoyable. And that was released in 2019 IIRC. From what I hear, he may be working on a similar bonus episode for …

Re: Table Fog & 8-bit Paletted Textures

Table/vertex fog support can be checked by using dxview.exe tool in old DX SDKs. This isn't exactly rare. There are various tools like the System Info page of 3D Mark '99 that can list all detected capabilities of a graphics card: 3DMark99_Sysinfo.jpg Everest is another utility from the mid 2000s …

Re: What game are you playing now?

The XGlite wasn't too bad with that old sound card ( I don't remember what it was, some SB Pro clone I think ). If it was an ISA card, possibly a Yamaha YMF719 or something similar? Those did have XG Lite, which sounded pretty decent, but not quite as good as the S-YXG70 softsynth. On the other …

Re: What game are you playing now?

I just finished re-working my Win98 machine, so I'm sure a quick jaunt through Midgar is warranted. Though I have to remember how to set up the MIDI banks between my SBLive and the included S-YXG70, which I never fully understood 20 years ago. If you have a reasonably fast CPU (around 1 GHz or more …

Re: What game are you playing now?

After watching a video by Ancient Electronics today, I got into the mood to replay the PC version of Final Fantasy VII . I'm using a YMF744 sound card which gives me Yamaha XG music, and passing the sound via SPDIF out to my Cambridge SoundWorks Digital speakers. As expected, it sounds magnificent. …

Re: Table Fog & 8-bit Paletted Textures

So I dug out my old PlayStation, RGB SCART cable and Sony Trinitron CRT TV out of storage. This is pretty much as good as it gets in terms of image quality on a consumer TV. PS1_RGB.jpg And here's how the savepoint looks on that setup: FF7_PlayStation.jpg Like I said, somewhere in between the …

Re: Table Fog & 8-bit Paletted Textures

Is it just me, or the last two actually look better? :rofl: It's not just you, I double checked and the PlayStation savepoint looks a bit closer to that version (though not exactly so). This made me curious so I did some additional testing. Turns out the issue is slightly more complex than I …

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