First post, by DosFreak
Okay, status of VESA gaming in NT:
NT4: No VESA gaming at all except pre-vesa modes.
NT5: No VESA gaming at all except pre-vesa modes.
XP: Vesa works!
NT4: Vesa works
NT5: Vesa works (except cursor stuck in upper-left hand side..aka "the box)
XP: Vesa works
Now, I've heard before that ATI card's provides more VESA modes in NT but I've never had the chance to verify it for myself. From my testing so far it looks like it does. Tonight or tommorow I'm gonna stick my GF4 back in and perform the same tests...hopefully the GF4 will not have VESA and I (and many others) will be proven correct that ATI does support VESA.
I'm not going to come to any conclusions at this point because I could ramble off a couple.....I'll just wait until I finish testing. Just thought I'd post this ahead of time to see if anyone else has noticed this.
Also when the 9700 does access a VESA mode when you quit the VESA mode the desktop corrupts and you have to change the desktop res to get a viewable desktop again. With my GF4 this never happened in XP but with my 9700 in NT4/2K/XP whenever it access's a VESA mode the desktop corrupts.