I applaud the changed by crvs,
- He seems to have fixed the issue I had with more modern compilers, so with these issues fixed, fine with me. (Indeed I have no memory warning when exitting the game in Windows 98. IIRC that was what made me revert at the time.)
- He fixed a memory bug with a sound driver. Did not check it, but fine.
- The SegFault error message when exitting in windows XP is gone - Great!
- Sigil support - good.
- CWSDPMI replacement was something on my todo list - fine as well.
So I tested crvs latest mbf today on retro hardware:
i440BX, Pentium 2, 3DFX Voodoo 3, Crystal CS4232 Sound with Midi board (SB Pro or WSS mode), CRT screen.
All was well. Had a few issues with sound, but seems OK now after moving the ISA card one slot down.
Just one remark. The mbf.cfg of the crvs version needs different keycodes. You cannot use the previous mbf.cfg with it. And I do not know what causes this.
I will update the entry page of this topic to link to the latest crvs version as well. (Edit: Done)
RaVeN-05 wrote on 2021-01-07, 22:18:
ViTi95 went full into planar mode X there. AFAIK not just by using the video mode but buffering everything in planar as the original DOS doom did. I don't see benefit in mixing that approach with the different linear modes of MBF. It is quite different internally. Just pick the one that works best on a particular system..