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Old 13-07-2019, 06:01 PM   #5
Super Freak

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lerida, Spain
Posts: 152

Hadn't seen your message (Yahoo and certain boards don't like each other). Hope I didn't make you wait too much. I think you're talking about VGA compatibility with older modes? It's a bit messy. From I've learnt over time:

CGA can show text mode, but not as sharp as MDA.

Hercules can do CGA graphics, but only through a software emulator like UniCGA, and they will show in B/W, obviously.

EGA can do CGA.

MCGA can do CGA, but not EGA.

VGA can do all the above, except Hercules. Choosing Hercules mode under VGA will show CGA instead.

My first PC had a SVGA card, but I liked to try other graphic modes in games. Normally they would show without errors.

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