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 PostPost subject: Tutorial: 256 colors in IBM OS/2 1.3        Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:05 pm 
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Here's a tutorial for getting 256 color on OS/2 1.2/1.3 running in pcem/86box.
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  1. Install OS/2 as normal, but make sure to format the partition as FAT (or else you will not be able to access it using WinImage). Use the ET4000ax graphics option.

  2. Download https://mega.nz/#!jl9x2TZL!2mKIeWzPqCur ... Me3_DZEliA and unpack it to a temporary folder.

  3. In the temporary folder rename the following:
    • G86_2_56.CFG to DISPLAY.CFG
    • G86_2.DLL to DISPLAY.DLL

  4. Copy the following files from the temporary folder to C:\DLL on the harddrive image:
    • ET4000PM.DLL
    • DISPLAY.DLL
    • DISPLAY.CFG

  5. Copy out C:\OS2\CONFIG.SYS and open it in a text editor. Add the following to the first line:

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    IOPL=YES

    Copy back the edited CONFIG.SYS and overwrite the old file.

  6. Save the harddrive image and boot the system.

If you did everything right you should now boot up IBM OS/2 1.3 in 256 color mode.

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Credits to TheCollector1988.
Edited by mrpijey for clarity and inclusion in tutorial section


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 PostPost subject: Re: Tutorial: 256 colors in IBM OS/2 1.3        Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:07 am 
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Looks great! somewhere we should collect all the needed drivers for PCem, as it's getting overwhelming just like finding the ROMS

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 PostPost subject: Re: Tutorial: 256 colors in IBM OS/2 1.3        Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:48 am 
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That's a good idea, if we can collect the proper drivers (and roms) for each OS etc.

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