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Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

Now on Nec 71vm instead of Nec 1970nxp...slighlty more problematic (last lines are always doubled) but hercules is no nice...to me better then CGA. The first game in that post is Leisure Suit Larry, but what is the second one? Looks like a conversion of some long-forgotten Japanese classic. Pray, …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

You guys might be interested to hear that I've added a feature to DOSBox Staging that allows simulating the horiz/vert size monitor controls (among many other things). More details about the feature here: https://github.com/dosbox-staging/dosbox-staging/pull/3124 So now you can stretch Hercules …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

A few more. Prince of Persia title screen (to compare with the green one in Rincewind42's post): Filename 20180528_185538.jpg File size 1.42 MiB Views 2035 views File license Public domain Electro Body title screen: Filename 20180530_211511.jpg File size 1.56 MiB Views 2035 views File license …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

As promised, a bunch of various photos of Hercules monitor displaying things. Text mode: 20180528_184546.jpg Drakken game (note flat yellow areas, might be just poor photo quality, not sure): 20181010_195223.jpg Targhan game (loved it back then, still have a soft spot for it now - look how the sky …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

Everyone, thanks a lot for contributing, this is fascinating! (for me, at least) I have to say I stand corrected in the face of Viler arguments, namely that 86Box rendering is neither representative of the original look of the games. As for arguments raised by Rincewind42, I reluctantly agree in …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

Thank you very much, your input is indeed spot-on! As for your tool, I have bumped into it quite some time ago and watched various retro flavours with awe. You even got plasma right! Now, the real question is how difficult is it to use? Also, FFMPEG suggests to me application for movies, not still …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

Hey Rincewind42, First of all, kudos for the nickname - I'm a huge Terry Pratchett fan myself - and thanks for taking time to contribute to this thread, both in writing and by providing screenshots - much appreciated! Secondly, you are correct in everything around aspect ratio and lazy port(s) on …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

You are supposed to use the monitor's hardwired vertical stretch knob to scale the game to the correct aspect ratio. I can get you a better photo if you want; I just happened to already have this one. Hi copper, I was asking more about emulation screenshot, as it is what they usually use. But if …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

Hey folks, sorry for resurrecting this old topic, but I need some help. I have written an article on various graphics cards, including Hercules for a certain retro mag in my home country. The trouble is, I can't get proper screenshots from Hercules and they seem to use the ones from the internet, …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

I didn't see any mention of Ultima V here. Not only can it do CGA which looks good on a monochrome display, but it also has native Hercules monochrome support (the version you can get from gog.com will display the Hercules graphics without any special configuration if you set DOSBox to use Hercules …

Re: DOSBOX on a GSYNC display - it's pretty great!

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This sounds brilliant! I probably would like to add some CRT shader on top of it (something like this: https://mattiasgustavsson.itch.io/dosbox-crt ), but that is only my personal preference. Otherwise, excellent use of new technology. It wouldn't even occur to me that this could be done. Appreciate …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

@solraeck & Fenix77 - gentlemen, I know your intentions are good and indeed parts of the copyright system don't make sense, especially in the context of fast changes in IT world. Personally, I regret a little bit that this interferes with our efforts here, but I am not too surprised. However, we …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

I was able to find some time to dust off my Tandon machine with Hercules card and do some tinkering. The results are below: I confirm that Outrun runs on real hardware: HGC_Outrun.jpg Some copies on the internet are lacking required files for HGC and therefore don't run. Just download largest …

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