[GEM Development] Wow!
topcatdrc at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 7 14:20:23 PDT 2005
Dear Madcrow et Al.:
What do you want *more than* 256-colors for?
In the letter that got 'trashed' - and not yet re-sent
- I said it'd be nice to have a 256 color system - but
not more - because 'The Web' has created a two hundred
sixteen (216) color standard (that's right, 216 not
There are 216 "web safe" colors that *all* browsers /
Hw/Sw 'platforms' 'agree on'. (six cubed for the Math.
inclined) The 'next level up' BTW, is 'True Color':
16Millions (2 to the 24th power).
As John E. has stated, the memory to hold that 'much
image' just doesn't exist. EMS - not XMS - might give
us the needed room for 'real mode' GEM beyond that I
don't want to consider.
--- Madcrow Maxwell <madcrow.maxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's nice work for the 256 color driver... Since I
> assume it uses
> VESA modes, can we expect a 16/24-bit driver
> sometime in the future
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