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 PostPost subject: Is there a VGA and PS/2 patch for Windows 1.0 Beta?        Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:03 am 
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I've seen Premiere Edition, 1.xx and 1.0x have VGA and PS/2 patches and I wonder if there is one for Beta release.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a VGA and PS/2 patch for Windows 1.0 Beta?        Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:20 pm 
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John Elliot's Win1vga patch can be applied to the May 1985 beta, but you need to make sure you're patching the beta's egahires.exe and not using the PE egahires.exe.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a VGA and PS/2 patch for Windows 1.0 Beta?        Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:23 pm 
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Thanks, I will try this later. So the patch works from Windows 1.0 Beta Release all the way to final RTM?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a VGA and PS/2 patch for Windows 1.0 Beta?        Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:16 pm 
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Thanks, I will try this later. So the patch works from Windows 1.0 Beta Release all the way to final RTM?

Yes, it does.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a VGA and PS/2 patch for Windows 1.0 Beta?        Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:59 am 
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OK, I've got VGA display and PS/2 mouse done. VGA worked pretty well but with the VESA drive patch I get:

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I also tried VESA in DOSBox and it works fine. I wonder why can't I run VESA in VMware.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a VGA and PS/2 patch for Windows 1.0 Beta?        Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:18 pm 
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Because its VGA/VESA emulation is probably not 100% accurate, so old stuff like this that really depends on it will break.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a VGA and PS/2 patch for Windows 1.0 Beta?        Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:37 pm 
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It also happen for all Windows 1.0 versions. I guess I have to stick with 86Box or VGA in VMware. I am not a big fan of VirtualBox or DOSBox.

I also noticed that the VGA patch isn't entirely working (or working as well as RTM) on Beta and the patched drivers will show the same name (took me some time to figure out which is which). I've made some modified VGA and VESA drivers that can be integrated to the floppy drives and it will display the right name. The other thing about John Elliot's Win1vga patch is you need to extract everything to one folder and it cause lots of useless files (like drivers already in WIN100.EXE) being copied into the Windows directory. Really you only need the 7 additional files and no existing files needs to be changed.

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Left: Setting up from 3 floppy drives with drivers integrated. Right: Setting up from hard drive with VGASETUP.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a VGA and PS/2 patch for Windows 1.0 Beta?        Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:11 am 
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I know this is a bit off topic, I want to know what is VESA exactly. Is it just SVGA or the company's name?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a VGA and PS/2 patch for Windows 1.0 Beta?        Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:27 am 
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This is VESA, it's not a company but rather an association of companies that define and implement the same computer display standards. But the term is often incorrectly used to refer to various extended VGA modes ("SVGA" etc.) they standardized through VBE, and also to their display mounting standard (FDMI).

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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a VGA and PS/2 patch for Windows 1.0 Beta?        Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:49 am 
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So the patch for Windows 1.x has absolutely nothing to do with SVGA?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Is there a VGA and PS/2 patch for Windows 1.0 Beta?        Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:44 am 
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No, I didn't say that. SVGA is the 800x600 resolution, that was included by VESA as part of their VBE standard. Which is what the patch implements.

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