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Hyperfrog
April 14th, 2010, 11:49 AM
I'm considering buying a VGA card for my XT computer. It seems that 8-bit VGA cards are rare and expensive. However, I think some (most?) 16-bit cards will work in an 8-bit slot. For instance, it is my understanding that the OTI37-based card at http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/graphics-cards/U-Z/UNIDENTIFIED-CGA-EGA-Monochrome-VGA-SUPER-VGA-MODE-21.html can be set to 8-bit mode via JP2. Am I right? In addition, this card can drive CGA, MDA, EGA and VGA monitors. Do you think it's a good choice? Any other suggestion?

Thanks,

Christian

cosam
April 14th, 2010, 12:35 PM
There's a list of 8bit-friendly VGA cards (http://wiki.vintage-computer.com/index.php/8bit_Friendly_ISA_VGA_cards) on the Wiki.

Hyperfrog
April 14th, 2010, 07:03 PM
There's a list of 8bit-friendly VGA cards (http://wiki.vintage-computer.com/index.php/8bit_Friendly_ISA_VGA_cards) on the Wiki.

Just what I needed. Thanks!

k2x4b524[
April 14th, 2010, 08:41 PM
The VRAM 2 ergo also works in an 8-bit slot with 2mb ram