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Re: Amiga - better graphics because of worse monitors?

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My point, was that such monitor use was "Somewhat common" in HOME settings with PCs (at least in the US), in the early to mid 80s, with CGA. CGA had composite output as a stock option, specifically for use with a television. A commodore monitor was cleaner/sharper than your average consumer …

Re: Amiga - better graphics because of worse monitors?

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The IBM EGA monitor was 'sufficiently popular' in the USA, that I remember the owner of the m0m&pop I worked for had 'A WALL' , floor to ceiling, shelved with nothing but those monitors in his flea market booth. Most EGA equipped XTs and authentic ATs, came with an actual EGA monitor, even second- …

Re: Amiga - better graphics because of worse monitors?

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Here is the "Basically EGA 16 color mode" over composite from a PCJr, displayed on a TV. (with its really ugly shadowmask...) 20151010_162620.jpg I do not know if the PCjr hardware can generate the high resolution modes or not, but it can totally do 16 simultaneously displayed (and user selected!) …

Re: Amiga - better graphics because of worse monitors?

in Milliways
My point, was that such monitor use was "Somewhat common" in HOME settings with PCs (at least in the US), in the early to mid 80s, with CGA. CGA had composite output as a stock option, specifically for use with a television. A commodore monitor was cleaner/sharper than your average consumer …

Re: SBEMU: Sound Blaster emulation on AC97

how do you install it in dos? SBEMU? It's a software driver. It relies on either vintage quarterdeck XMS driver, or JEMMEX/Himem-X+Jemm, and a custom fork of HDPMI32i's HDMI handler. What it does: This driver installs a "Far call" interrupt handler to protected mode, that handles the fake …

Re: Amiga - better graphics because of worse monitors?

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I never knew anyone with a PC to use a Commodore or compatible monitor. The only way an Amiga could have used a PC monitor was if it had a flicker fixer installed, and I didn't know anyone who could afford that in my circle. I would agree that I'd never seen PCs and Amigas using the same monitors. …

Re: Amiga - better graphics because of worse monitors?

in Milliways
proper EGA needs a proper monitor. CGA monitors have the wrong signal parameters. That said, one COULD flip some dip switches on the better ega cards, and make it work, this was a poor thing to do. IBM made very nice EGA monitors, and they did indeed look very clean and sharp. EGA was fantastically …

Re: Rackmount for cheapskates, what do I need to look for?

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Be aware that rack servers want good cooling. That particle-board / IKEA Flatpack audio rack looks like an insulating blanket. :( sadly, an actual 2U or deeper rack tends to be $, just for the shipping, unless you can get local industrial/ewaste salvage. Still, rackmounted hardware designs 'imply' …

Re: Amiga - better graphics because of worse monitors?

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There were also "False color" modes that could be accomplished on actual NTSC timings that dont translate to modern emulation. Apple II and co. used this very extensively, and could produce "Artifact color" reliably. If you knew what you were doing, you could get some really complex color images on …

Re: DingusPPC - Mac Emulator In Progress

Small update a few weeks later. The OP has continued working on this emulator. It now is able to successfully boot 8.1 (with the networking, appleshare, and ATI accelerator extensions disabled... I haven't fully worked out which of these breaks boot just yet), from a physical USB stick (presented as …

Re: no impact live Linux distros

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In the case I suggested: Boot from a removable sdcard. This card contains a cryptographically signed, encrypted filesystem. It has also had the final memory cell in the array purposefully destroyed, to force the flash controller into read-only mode. (in the case of a crappy chromebook, this can be …

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