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Tiny 'XT' machine graphics adapter poll

Tiny 'XT' machine graphics adapter poll

  • Leave it as it is and get it out there, thanks!

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • I prefer the EGA option, thanks!

    Votes: 5 41.7%
  • I prefer an ISA bus option, thanks!

    Votes: 6 50.0%
  • Begone, both you and your pesky project!

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    12

basman74

Experienced Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2010
Messages
124
Hi All,

I seem to have reached a dilemma in my own homebrew XT project, on the issue of graphics adapter emulation. Firmware limitations have forced me to settle on two main options. These are:

Low-res Tandy/VGA Mode 13h support
80x25 color text (CGA)
160x200 16-color
320x200 4-color
620x200 2-color mode
320x200 16-color mode (PCJr/Tandy1000)
320x200 256-color mode (MCGA/VGA)

EGA 128K compatible support
80x25 color text (CGA)
160x200 16-color
320x200 4-color
620x200 2-color
320x200 16-color (EGA)
640x200 16-color
640x350 16-color interlaced
640x400 16-color interlaced

Tandy/VGA combination is pretty much ready now, while EGA route might take a little longer to achieve good compatibility. It's a pretty tough call for me to make, hence my poll request. Thanks in advance.

Happy voting! :)

Valentin Angelovski
 
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basman74

Experienced Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2010
Messages
124
Thanks to all those who voted on this poll thus far.

We'll probably take a few more votes and decide where to from here. Thanks again!

Regards,
Valentin Angelovski
 
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