First post, by JimLarimore
I have recently been working on getting the PCJr version of "Jumpman" to work in all its 16 color glory. The problem is that the game is checking for PCJr. bios, and if a positive is returned, the game will attempt to set video "Mode 8" which to my understanding is a 16 color 160x200 resolution mode that was unique to the PCJr. This mode was apparently not supported past the PCJr (who knows why).
I can modify the game's source code to always return a positive bios check, but that does not change the fact that current computers/video cards (or even a 386 as DosBox emulates) do not support this video mode. Is there any chance that DosBox could be modified to support this video mode?
Yes, I know you guys are trying to emulate a 386 not a PCJr, but I really do not see what harm would be in supporting a video mode that was fairly well used and then abandoned for no good reason. Fix the mistakes of yesteryear!