View Full Version : Hercule CGA board

September 2nd, 2013, 05:41 AM
Is a Hercules CGA board Rare? Just wondering

September 2nd, 2013, 06:26 AM
I don't know about rare, but it was nothing special in the ocean of CGA-compatible adapters and the numbers were dwarfed by the sales of the MGA version.

Agent Orange
September 2nd, 2013, 07:56 AM
Maybe not rare, but were darn expensive back in the day. Seem to remember some engineering and mathematical software required a Herc board.

September 2nd, 2013, 11:52 AM
What was unique about the Hercules CGA board is that it could be installed alongside a Hercules (mono or InColor) graphics card. If this was done with a normal CGA card, the HGC could only be used in "half-graphics" mode (32k memory window). With the Hercules CGA, putting the HGC in "full-graphics" mode would automatically page out the CGA, so the two cards didn't conflict.

September 3rd, 2013, 02:46 AM
Well that's neat. Wonder if I should sell it?

September 4th, 2013, 01:25 PM
Up to you. I have one that I have no use for because the Hercules CGA card has no composite color output jack.