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Re: ESFM details

Not sure if you guys are aware that DOSBox-X can now emulate the ESS1688 and ESFM in "native mode". I went through most of the DOS games starting from 1995 that support the Miles Sound System, and I found a few more that let you select the "ESS Enhanced FM" music driver. Here's the complete list of …

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

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: Yamaha XG emulation at last

Hiya, author of the Grand MS-DOS gaming General MIDI showdown here. Like some of you guys said, the difference between Veg's hacked/"liberated" S-YXG50 and the Yamaha MU80 is indeed extremely small. You can read my evaluation of the S-YXG50 VSTi vs MU80 hardware here . I don't claim to understand …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

It should be noted that in text mode Hercules supports 3 shades: BLACK, NORMAL, BRIGHT. However, with both BRIGHTNESS and CONTRAST knobs set to max, NORMAL and BRIGHT look the same, therefore my preferred setting for text is: one knob to the max, the other in the middle. In graphics mode, there's …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules monochrome games

Thanks for the feedback @OldCat and @VileR. For the record, the Hercules CRT shaded examples I posted were created using the adaptive CRT shaders that will be part of the upcoming DOSBox Staging release. Basically, it will be a set-and-forget solution to get authentic CRT-shaded output across *all* …

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