[GEM Development] Reconstructed GEM/4.0 driver source
topcatdrc at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 6 00:38:43 PST 2008
Does this mean that I SHOULD 'keep an eye out' for a Genoa SVGA card?
(I've worked at (in the past) and (currently) have a friend who has an
"e-waste" (well not really, since it isn't "virtual") - an electronic
recycling - business.)
The problem would be: there aren't too many ISA-based scrap systems
--- John Elliott <jce at seasip.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> A couple of days ago, I wrote:
> > The machine-specific bits of a GEM/4.0 driver appear to be pretty
> > identical to the corresponding files in GEM/3.1, so it should be
> possible to
> > backport the Genoa 800x600 driver (if anyone's got a Genoa SVGA
> card) or
> > forward-port earlier drivers like CGA.
> I have now done so. The FreeGEM driver page
> <http://www.seasip.info/Gem/drivers.html> now includes a separate
> pack of
> GEM/4 (ie, Artline II) drivers with FreeGEM enhancements - codepage
> support and high-resolution timer support.
> The pack contains FreeGEM updates of the original seven drivers
> MCGA, EGA, Hercules, AT&T 6300, Genius, Genoa SVGA) plus forward
> ports of
> the two 800x600x16 drivers (VESA and non-VESA).
> I've also included a port of the 1024x768x256-colour driver for
> fun, but
> Artline doesn't really work with it. The colour gradient support
> work properly on a display with more than four planes, and it has the
> distressing tendency to run out of memory.
> I don't currently plan to forward-port any of the other FreeGEM
> drivers to
> GEM 4.0, unless someone asks me to. About the only other ones which
> might be
> useful would be EGA mono and the two ViewMAX multiple-resolution
> Likewise, unless I ever come across a Genoa SVGA card, I don't plan
> backport its driver to FreeGEM.
> John Elliott
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