ATI Graphics Solutions - drivers and utilities?

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ATI Graphics Solutions - drivers and utilities?

Postby North_Computers » 2019-11-11 @ 02:25

I have an ATI Graphics Solutions (Rev. 3, I believe) card in my Commodore PC. I need the utilities and the drivers. Can anyone point me to a working FTP server with those files? Or any other source?
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Re: ATI Graphics Solutions - drivers and utilities?

Postby Grzyb » 2019-11-11 @ 02:27

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Re: ATI Graphics Solutions - drivers and utilities?

Postby North_Computers » 2019-11-11 @ 02:59

Grzyb wrote:https://web.archive.org/web/19970619214748/http://support.atitech.ca/drivers/other.html#Graphics%20Solution


Thank you very much!
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Re: ATI Graphics Solutions - drivers and utilities?

Postby Benedikt » 2019-11-12 @ 09:41

In case you need any information on how to program for that thing, check out the Commodore PC10 PC20 Advanced Graphics Adapter manual. That is apparently how Commodore marketed the ATI Graphics Solution in its systems despite not even rebadging it. The manual contains relatively detailed technical information.

Other than that, I can offer a minimalist bitmap viewer I wrote. It takes a 4bpp 16-color windows bitmap with 640 by 200 pixels and displays it in the card's 640x200x16 mode, ignoring the palette.
Please note, however, that this is proof-of-concept code that skips virtually all sanity checks.

I also ported Planet X3 to that mode, this summer, but that port has not been officially published, yet.
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Re: ATI Graphics Solutions - drivers and utilities?

Postby Scali » 2019-11-12 @ 09:46

In later machines at least (PC10/20-II and III), Commodore used Paradise PVC2 or PVC4.
They are very similar (both support Hercules, CGA and Plantronics), but not identical.
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