First post, by dada
Hi all, I've got a question for anyone who has a working CGA monochrome monitor setup.
I used to have this as a kid, and still have the monitor (but nothing that connects to it), but at the moment I'm unable to test this myself.
When I run DOSBox-X with cga_mono as the graphics mode, it looks like this:
However, I remember it looking more like this (this is an edited build):
In fact, I seem to remember that basically most if not all shades of green were identical, with things like the text at the top not having any darker shade in it at all, but I can't be 100% sure about that anymore. I do remember at the very least that they were very close together and, unless I really turned down the brightness knob, the brightest color was pure white.
So I'm wondering, what's closer to how a real CGA monochrome should look? Are there some good reference photos I could use?
I'm planning to submit at least a suggestion to the DOSBox-X repo with some explanation, or my patch for the above if needed, but unfortunately since I can't test with real hardware right now I'd like to be sure about what it's supposed to accurately look like first.
Thanks for any suggestions!
I'm doing some more experimenting, and the more I think about it, the more it seems the "one shade of green, one shade of white" idea is what I had back in the day, albeit with a bit more CRT scanlines.
Here's one of the few photos I have left of my monitor, albeit without a color test that shows any other shades unfortunately.