First post, by TeaRex
Has anybody ever looked into the U7 earthquake effect? The whole screen is supposed to shake up and down (via some hardware scrolling VGA registers I believe). Instead you only get the lowest few pixel lines flashing in DOSBox.
How to reproduce: Install Ultima7 if you haven't (must have Forge Of Virtue Add-On, so the CD version is preferable). Start a new game. During the very first conversation (just after Iolo says "I shall accompany thee") there will (or rather won't in DOSBox) be the shaking effect, then Iolo says something about Lord British knowing the reason for this quake. The effect happens again later in the game, but this is the easiest way to trigger it.
The only posts I found about this were from 2004, when DOSBox 0.61 was current. Has there been any work on it?
Thanks for any answers. PLEASE NOTE that I am NOT DEMANDING for you to fix this just asking if anybody has looked into it, what the results were, and if I could help with it.