Hm. Cirrus CL-GD5446 seems to be Windows accelerator (PCI).
I would be highly surprised if manufacturers still bothered to produce any drivers for it after 1992/1993.
Windows 3.0 was a very primitive graphical extension from 1989, by comparison and didn't support any type of acceleration (GDI, DCI, hardware mouse cursor etc).
While it looks similar to its succesor Windows 3.1x, it does support only a fraction of the features.
No DDE, TrueType, no audio/MIDI, no WinG, no WinMem32, no Win32s, no new Common Dialogs.
Even Microsofts own products (Visual Basic etc) encouraged users to use Windows 3.1 instead, if possible.
At least, VB1 and Turbo Pascal for Windows 1.x programs can run on it.
The latter in Real-Mode, even. And on 8086, if the compiler is forced to do that.
Anyway, there's something that makes me wonder:
Why do evwn bother running Windows 3.0 on a 386+?
The PCI card clearly needs a 386/486 motherboard or higher.
And even if it's nostalgia - why not use Windows 3.1 and replace progman.exe and friends (except setup/control panel) with the old 3.0 versions?
With the exceptions of the slightly different dithering, it should look almost the same. 😄
Edit: Correction, the Cirrus also exists as a VLB version.
Hm. Can't Qemu be modified to emulate a VLB version instead? PCI causes nothing but trouble with legacy stuff.
https://vgamuseum.info/index.php/cpu/item/139 … logic-cl-gd5430
^The link to Metropoli BBS is a good idea, though.
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