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    Default HGA(graphic hercules) games = ?

    Hi, people !

    At last assembled a 286 with a HGA - but there are too few games to run with a HGA... I know only : F-19,F-15, Stunts, Grand_Prix(198,Prince of Persia, ...

    Maybe there are some more I dont know ? Or any dems ? I have to show my collection to people on 14-15th on a expo on a IT conference - HGA machine will be there, too...

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    I don't think there are that many. Many will run with/as CGA emulation, but it's not native. This was mostly a business "productivity" card.

    It seems like the Sierra adventure games supported it directly, but I could be mis-remembering and it was CGA emulation also.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY2oKR_EtfY

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    https://www.mobygames.com/attribute/...attributeId,4/

    You can find Hercules supported game list.

    I also have a lot of IBM PC games that supports Hercules mode is not listed on Mobygames.

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    As already mentioned, there's plenty of games with HGC support, but vast majority of them actually uses 320x200 CGA graphics, stretched into 640x200 or 640x300, so they don't look very good.
    However, there's a few with native HGC 720x348 graphics - I especially recommend Blockout, and Spacewar is also nice - http://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/ibmpc/spwar171.arc
    You can also try Prehistorik, doesn't seem to use 720x348, but still looks OK.

    If you want demos, then the only "true" demo with HGC graphics I saw was "3 shades of gray", though I'm not sure if it runs on a 286, I vaguelly recall some troubles running it, maybe it was for 8088 only.
    But there's always the BGIDEMO from TP/BP.

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    I suppose we are mainly talking about action type games, but don't forget that Microsoft Windows 1.x to 3.1 support Hercules Monographics. So many Windows games may work, although some may be hard coded to expect color or specific screen sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeGuy View Post
    I suppose we are mainly talking about action type games, but don't forget that Microsoft Windows 1.x to 3.1 support Hercules Monographics.
    Microsoft provided Hercules Monochrome driver for Windows 3.11 as well, though as a separate download.
    And yes, it's possible to play Minesweeper, Solitaire, Windows Entertainment Pack games, and more.

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