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ivan

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Windowed win 16 session
« on: September 26, 2017, 04:36:00 pm »
Has anyone got a windowed win 16 session to run on ArcaOS with the panorama driver?

I have no problems on my Warp 4.52 installs with SNAP but I just can't get it to work on ArcaOS/panorama.



Dave Yeo

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Re: Windowed win 16 session
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 04:40:15 pm »
Works here. One  computer does give a popup about not supporting the video or such before displaying the windowed session.
I understand it depends on your videos BIOS and IIRC there's something in the documentation on the DVD

Rich Walsh

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Re: Windowed win 16 session
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 05:46:21 pm »
Has anyone got a windowed win 16 session to run on ArcaOS with the panorama driver?

Modify existing vsvga.sys line config.sys:
DEVICE=C:\OS2\MDOS\VSVGA.SYS /int10textgrfxsafe

Add this to autoexec.bat:
MODE CO80
« Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 05:50:22 pm by Rich Walsh »

Roderick Klein

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Re: Windowed win 16 session
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 09:22:41 pm »
This issue sounds extremely familiar. Its in eCS as well this issie with DOS and WIN/OS2 windowed sessions.  This is not an OS/2 version specific or video driver specific issue "GRADD, SNAP or Panorama".

Its a GRADD version specific issue.  All of these drivers I just mentioned are GRADD drivers.
As far as I can tell Panorama, SNAP and GRADD all ship with the same driver that provides all the video support for DOS and WIN/OS2 sessions. And this is vsvga.sys bldlevel version 14.105. Or have I got it wrong ?

What I see on more modern systems is that DOS and WIN/OS2 windowed sessions are also not working with the switch Rich Walsh mentioned you can put behind VSVGA.SYS.


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Re: Windowed win 16 session
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 11:37:53 pm »
Hi

Any more information about VSVGA.SYS parameters (switches) is welcome for the EDM/2 Wiki.

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