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VESA support in CVS builds

Postby eL_PuSHeR » 2003-8-27 @ 21:45

I just want to know if vesa modes 640x400x8 and 640x480x8 are really supported. TIA
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Postby Harekiet » 2003-8-27 @ 22:44

yes, and internal dosbox video card should be detected by univbe 5.1+ as an s3 trio/64 with 2 mb of memory and with latest changes should have linear frame buffer with univbe. Still working on getting internal vesa bios vbe 2.0 compatible but some things screwing up, oh well vesa 1.2 works fine enough for now.
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Postby Jiri » 2003-8-27 @ 23:03

Harekiet wrote:Vesa 1.2 works fine enough for now.


According to documentation from vesa.org, VESA VBE 1.2 should have more than just 8bpp modes - but Vesa test reports 640x400x8bpp and 640x480x8bpp in DOSBox and no other modes. Is this report correct? If so, are you planning to add more modes with resolutions like 320x200, 320x240, 400x300, 512x384, 800x600 and with 15, 16, 24 and 32 bpp? Many of threads recently on VOGONS were VESA related and I think this could solve some problems.
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Postby eL_PuSHeR » 2003-8-28 @ 05:43

Thank you for the replies. Oddly enough when I ran univbe (5.1 I think) it said I had got a Trident card with 256MB. DOH!
Anyway, I feel a little dumb. Of course VESA 0x0101 works. Yesterday I was playing TRISTAN: SOLID STATE PINBALL in SVGA mode, which wasn't working previously.
P.S. I recommend leaving VESA support alone in DosBox for now.
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Postby Jiri » 2003-8-28 @ 10:20

I have in DOSBox Generic VGA SuperVGA with 8 MB (UNIVBE 5.1a), modes 640x400x8bpp and 640x480x8bpp.
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Postby valnar » 2003-8-28 @ 10:52

How do you guys tell what VESA modes it supports? If I run any programs like MSD or SYSCHK, it just kicks me out of DOSBox.

Does DOSBox support any "self-examining" programs like that?

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Postby Jiri » 2003-8-28 @ 11:08

You can try Chkvesa or Vtest.
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