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VESA DRIVER needed for a DOS game

By mar_petry ·
Here is the ERROR MESSAGE I receive upon trying to run my DOS game with in the WINDOWS MS-DOS Window:

Error: unable to set requested graphic mode, please check your VESA driver

I have an old list of Supported Chips and the AMD is not listed...is it now compatible?

If so where can I get this VESA driver needed?

I would really like to run this game with in the MS-DOS Window has I will have more controll over the sound ect..

I only have DOS 7 that came with WIN98. I boot my computer to the DOS prompt. I have tried playing it from the DOS prompt and it just reboots the machine.

MS-DOS Mode - a couple of times I have gotten it to play for a bit but now it just reboots.

Thank You
MP

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VESA DRIVER needed for a DOS game

by CG IT In reply to VESA DRIVER needed for a ...

The Video Electronics Standards Associaton [VESA]
set the standard for the interface on SVGA cards, that standard being VESA BIOS extension[VBE]. {This was back in the days before Windows 9X and video card manufacturers providing their own drivers]. Todays systems have a System BIOS VESA standard video interface [motherboard BIOS VBE]. It allows you to see something on your monitor when you boot up, but doesn't support the many resolutions your monitor is capable of. Just one or two resolutins [600X400 or 800X600]. The problem you have is that W9X/NT/2K use custom vid drivers and not a VESA TSR [ terminate-Stay Resident{in memory}]video driver[that handles a bunch of vid resolutions]. When you try to play games or run application from the MS-DOS prompt window while Windows is running, you can't, because there is no TSR video drivers in memory that the game or application expects to find[except the VBE 600X400].

My suggestion is that if you really want to run games in real-modeDOS is to have a computer that you just boot to DOS [real-mode DOS] only. DOS will have the VGA,EGA,CGA TSR drivers that it will load into memory and then you can play or run the appliation.

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by CG IT In reply to VESA DRIVER needed for a ...

Boy!: wasn't more than 8 years ago we were still running 486's with 16 MB 72 pin SIMMS, 540 MB hard drives, Controller cards, Diamond Stealth Graphic cards, Windows 3.1, playing games in DOS mode, and BBS's were the internet.

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by CG IT In reply to VESA DRIVER needed for a ...

note: when I say boot to "real-mode" DOS, it's loading DOS 6.22 or 7.0 onto a hard drive and booting up into that. Then loading the game or whatever onto the hard drive in it's own directory {mk dir <game directory name> }and executing the game by running the <game name>.exe command from the command line.

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