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Re: Newly made ISA CL-GD5434

I doubt any accelerator card works on a 286 - except ATI/S3 with integrated 8514A drivers and not their own drivers. ATI Mach8 and Mach32 do work with 8514/A drivers, and such drivers are already provided with Windows 2.11 - so I guess totally 286-compatible. S3 chipsets, however, don't work as …

Fanless laptop with long battery life

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I'm hunting for a unicorn. Actually, I'm looking for a new laptop, but the laptop of my dreams seems quite different from everything on the market... * I want the laptop to be thick and heavy like those early laptops thirty years ago, ie. like a brick * the laptop should consist mostly of the …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules games

That must be amazing to see. I always assumed the Gobliiins series were VGA-only on PC. Not amazing at all. Like in many other games from that era, they just took the CGA 320x200 4-color graphics, and dumped it into Hercules framebuffer, resulting in 640x200 2-color graphics, occupying only a small …

Re: SB16 problems

So, after seeing this thread: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=73732 and checking some of the links OP there posted, I put jumpers on the IFSD and APSD pins and now digital audio on my SB16 works fine. Yay! That does not eliminate the fact that it is kind of a PoS, but it works and it …

Re: The best reference PCI VGA card

For me, "reference" is the earliest/slowest product in its category. 8088@4.77 is the reference for all PC CPUs 386SX@16 is the reference for 32-bit CPUs IBM PS/2 Display Adapter is the reference for VGA cards S3 Trio is pretty good as the reference PCI graphics exactly because it isn't very …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules games

dr.zeissler wrote on 2020-05-05, 22:07: SIMEGA Does it even exist? I would say no, as the hardware is too different: EGA modes use memory range A0000..AFFFF, while Hercules memory is placed at B0000..BFFFF, and that's not all...

Re: Best CGA & Hercules games

So you either "believe" it, or do you actually know it? Unless you can prove by running on an actual IBM CGA card, I would rather say the OAK card does it wrong. I used to play it on a real CGA, and I can confirm that it was red, not magenta. Edit: "dosbox -machine cga" does it right: popcorn_000. …

Re: Best CGA & Hercules games

OldCat wrote on 2020-05-05, 11:11: why do you think that the pink colour is wrong and should be red? Based on colours in EGA/VGA mode or something else? When run on a real CGA (or a VGA with proper CGA compatibility mode), Popcorn uses the red-cyan-white palette.

Diamond Stealth VRAM (S3 911) software

I've got a Diamond Stealth VRAM card, based on S3 911 chipset, and I'm looking for some software... I've found Windows 3.1 drivers, but they aren't perfect - there's some font corruption in 640x480x32K mode, while other modes seem to work fine, perhaps some bug fixed in later drivers? And I could …

Re: Can I use a Soundblaster 2.0 and AWE32 together?

Just be sure to set them on different resources. The SB2.0 with CMS is from a time when more titles required default settings, so I'd do the most compatible ones there and fit the AWE32 around it: SB2.0: A220 I7 D1 T3 AEW32: A240 I5 D3 (or 0) T6 H5 (or 6 or whatever) P330 E620 What about 388h ? …

Re: AZ2316 v. ES1868F

As I already stated: I don't trust that datasheet about WSS support, as the datasheet contradicts itself - with DAC/ADC only up to 44.1 kHz, there's no way to be WSS-compatible.

Re: Kixs's 286 to the Max

I don't have any documentation but I did try all jumper positions and they don't do much - at least I didn't find anything different. It is set up like on the photo - only the DIP switches matter. So I did compare the settings, and the following are different: JP3 JP4 JP20 JP21 JP22 SW1/1 SW1/4 …

Re: Kixs's 286 to the Max

As you've already noticed, I have a board that's basically the same as yours, only yours has SIMM sockets, mine has SIPP - https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=73149 So, I have a few questions: - Do you still have that board? In what configuration? - Do you have any documentation, especially …

Re: AZ2316 v. ES1868F

The datasheet disagrees: http://www.electroscheme.ru/datasheet/ESS-tech/PB1868C.PDF Compatibility: [...] Supports Microsoft® Windows™ Sound System® Yes, I've seen it many times, and the most likely explanation is that it means that Windows drivers are provided. Many have tried running software …

Re: AZ2316 v. ES1868F

ESS1868F [...] - WSS compatible for 16b audio Not. 16-bit audio on ESS Audiodrive chips isn't compatible with WSS, ie. AD1848 It isn't compatible with SB16, either. Probably irrelevant for games, but in the era, it was a noticable drawback in MOD/S3M/XM/... players, as it limited them to 8-bit SB …

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