First post, by trebor
Wow! Hats off to all the developers. I just tried the 7-30-2005 CVS Build of DOSBox. Besides the complete compatibility with previous CONF files, which made testing games a breeze, the following are some outstanding notations:
-Thexder is perfect in Tandy mode! Thank you to all who looked, investigated, and finally fixed this issue.
-Hand-in-Hand with the above - Defender of the Crown in Tandy mode is also perfect as a mounted image.
-Neverending Story Part II in VGA mode finally works! Always when first starting, it would ask what graphics mode. After you would select 'VGA', it would state no VGA card found/present. Thank you for fixing this!
-Operation Carnage doesn't freeze anymore. This game always would freeze right at the keyboard layout screen. Now plays beautifully.
-Cosmetically, the addition of HQ2X scaler is fantastic. Tried it on several titles and love the "enhancement" it makes. It is really a great render to remove blockiness on games that were meant to be seen on older VGA/EGA/Tandy/Composite/Whatever monitors. IMHO, it achives the sharpness we expect on a modern monitor, while still retaining a very similar look to how the game was first viewed on older monitors.
-Composite mode still works and looks great for those older titles that only had CGA and Composite support. Set machine=CGA in the conf and try Atarisoft Ms. Pac-Man or Mattel's Burger-Time. Make sure for each game you select 'Composite' instead of 'RGB' in the Options.
Everything just looks and works great! I can finally use one version of DOSBox to cover everything. Thanks again guys!