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Rolf
April 8th, 2005, 06:04 AM
Processor Chip? is marked thus:
PARADISE'88
PVGA1A-JK
00-02 9001
028136201402

There is a 3pin Jumper on the Card and a 4switch DIP Switch accessed thru the Backplane.
It gives me lovely Hi-Res Autoexec Echo from the 5150, using a VGA Monitor. So I assume VGA.
Doesn't wanna know anything about color in DOS. Like I get White Blank areas, where it should be Bright White Text on Red for The Prompt, or Bright White on Blue for Command and Text.
Win2 I assume would need a Driver.
So what do we know about this Card please Guys?
Cheers Rolf.

Jorg
April 8th, 2005, 08:14 AM
Processor Chip? is marked thus:
PARADISE'88
PVGA1A-JK
00-02 9001
028136201402

There is a 3pin Jumper on the Card and a 4switch DIP Switch accessed thru the Backplane.
It gives me lovely Hi-Res Autoexec Echo from the 5150, using a VGA Monitor. So I assume VGA.
Doesn't wanna know anything about color in DOS. Like I get White Blank areas, where it should be Bright White Text on Red for The Prompt, or Bright White on Blue for Command and Text.
Win2 I assume would need a Driver.
So what do we know about this Card please Guys?
Cheers Rolf.

I had one in my 386 IIRC- PVGA- Paradise VGA

It should be a 256 or 512K (1MB?) VGA Card.

How is this for a start:
http://docs.van-diepen.com/th99/z/c_w.htm
(see halfway the list)

http://docs.van-diepen.com/th99/v/U-Z/52812.htm

http://support.mpccorp.com/file_lib/zeosbbs/vother02.html

http://www.seasip.info/AmstradXT/pc2086dip.html

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wess r daniels
July 6th, 2005, 06:48 PM
I got one from service merchandise back in 1990.
Put it in my 10mhz XT.

Never had a problem with it...
and now I have another one...
Don't remember the docs, but it was simple, only what, 16 combinations?
but in the xt it was dip switched to have a color display...[/list]

KD5VMF
March 27th, 2008, 12:34 PM
Here you go!!

DIP Switch/jumper settings: Paradise Pvga

VGA Plus, VGA Plus 16, VGA Professional Dip Switch Settings.

Switch 1 Monitor Type. ON: Multi frequency, OFF: Standard VGA
Switch 2 VGA Mode Switching Style. ON: PS/2 Style - All modes available
on all monitors, OFF: PC/AT Style - color on color, mono on mono
Switch 3 Not used - Set to OFF
Switch 4 (Not VGA Plus) 8bit vs 16bit AutoSense. ON: Auto sense 8/16bit
BIOS access, OFF: Force 8bit BIOS access

Trixter
March 27th, 2008, 08:00 PM
It's a PVGA1A Paradise VGA card and has 256KB onboard. There is a VESA 1.0 .COM driver floating around out there for it (not scitech display doctor but something else) that I have found to work to provide VESA 640x400x256, if that helps.

musicforlife
February 10th, 2018, 11:02 AM
Here you go!!

DIP Switch/jumper settings: Paradise Pvga

VGA Plus, VGA Plus 16, VGA Professional Dip Switch Settings.

Switch 1 Monitor Type. ON: Multi frequency, OFF: Standard VGA
Switch 2 VGA Mode Switching Style. ON: PS/2 Style - All modes available
on all monitors, OFF: PC/AT Style - color on color, mono on mono
Switch 3 Not used - Set to OFF
Switch 4 (Not VGA Plus) 8bit vs 16bit AutoSense. ON: Auto sense 8/16bit
BIOS access, OFF: Force 8bit BIOS access

Sorry for bumping an old thread but I have this very same card and I have questions about the switch settings:

"Switch 1 Monitor Type. ON: Multi frequency, OFF: Standard VGA". Is there any benefits of using multi frequency setting over VGA? I am using multisync monitor so I could use it. I have tested that with multi-frequency on, even if I play normal VGA games, it uses lower frequency than normal 31Khz VGA as my VGA CRT can't show it. Why is that and is there any reason I should prefer using it?

"Switch 2 VGA Mode Switching Style. ON: PS/2 Style - All modes available on all monitors, OFF: PC/AT Style - color on color, mono on mono". I need an explanation what does this actually mean?

mR_Slug
February 10th, 2018, 01:12 PM
I would guess SW2 allows you to have the VGA co-exist with either a CGA or MDA adapter. Not sure about the other.

Xacalite
February 11th, 2018, 06:10 AM
"Switch 1 Monitor Type. ON: Multi frequency, OFF: Standard VGA". Is there any benefits of using multi frequency setting over VGA? I am using multisync monitor so I could use it. I have tested that with multi-frequency on, even if I play normal VGA games, it uses lower frequency than normal 31Khz VGA as my VGA CRT can't show it. Why is that and is there any reason I should prefer using it?
Better CGA compatibility?
True CGA uses 60 Hz refresh rate and there's some software that depends on it.
Regular VGA displays 320x200 and 640x200 modes at 70 Hz.

musicforlife
February 11th, 2018, 07:38 AM
Better CGA compatibility?
True CGA uses 60 Hz refresh rate and there's some software that depends on it.
Regular VGA displays 320x200 and 640x200 modes at 70 Hz.

My Dell LCD is capable of 55Hz refresh rate so it must be lower horizontal frequency than 31Khz because it was out of range.