Random VGA question: 160x200 "high color" mode?
derschjo at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 23:37:32 CST 2016
On 3/2/16 9:00 AM, Christian Groessler wrote:
> On 03/02/16 04:30, Josh Dersch wrote:
>> Awhile back a "pre-alpha" version of the PC classic "DOOM" was
>> unearthed (dated Feb 28, 1993), and it claims to support a "high
>> color" VGA mode. From the README.TXT:
>> "Use High-color DAC (160 x200, but great color!)
>> (Only newer VGA cards have this-if it looks OK, ya got it)
>> (This may--okay, will--REALLY screw up the playscreen's
>> graphics. Just look at the neat colors and don't worry.)"
> Do you have a link to this version?
It can be found here:
Interestingly, the Wiki has a link to an article discussing the "Sierra
Hi-Color DAC" I didn't notice last time I visited. It's from the early
90s, and references the ET4000 specifically, I'll have to track one down
and see if it works. I used to have scads of these things but I've
parted with a lot of my old PC gear...
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