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    Amanda...

    Here you go... enjoy!!!
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    Win2k still a nogo

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    ERROR : Could not initialize conventional memory.
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    I got this error:

    LBF address extraction interrupt failed.


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    Unhappy Same as HB

    Sorry DA, it doesn't work here neither.

    I've got a semi Windows98SE

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    That error is saying that DA's code could not map the LFB or linear frame buffer into DJGPP's memory space. Strange that this error is happening since all DA is doing is calling VESA to retrieve the LFB address and using that to map into DJGPP's physical memory space.

    DA have you used __djgpp_nearptr_enable()? If you are using near pointers you should use this function first. But I'm sure you are since you have been doing DJGPP much longer than I.

    I'll test it on my system - I think it will work because the code I gave you works on my machine and yours so it should work vice-versa.

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    a few colors, but mostly just lines. I don't think it displays properly. I get 3 boxes, sort of. a bit of animation, but I can't make out what's supposed to be happening for the life of me.
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    Nuts, still get the same error that I've always
    gotten (Could not set mode [3, 112h])...

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    read the readme.txt and some of your problems might be solved. adjust the brightness' to your screens.

    2k cannot work... since you cannot get conventional memory mapping...

    You might have problems with using the SVGA modes of your video card under Windows/NT; only standard VGA modes (including mode-X) work. That is because NT doesn't allow arbitrary direct access to the SVGA registers, without which it is impossible to recognize the type of the SVGA and employ its capabilities. For example, a user reported that GRX functions and the MODETEST.EXE program thought that only a standard VGA was installed, whereas he had an S3 card. There is nothing you can do about this feature of Windows/NT; that is the price you pay for the stability and protection you get under this OS (a runaway program that accesses hardware registers can wipe out your disk or wedge the entire system cold). However, I'm told that Windows/NT 4.0 supports DirectX which is a method of accessing screen, audio and other peripherals directly, and the Win32 ports of Allegro and other graphics packages can use it.
    sorry guys.................... i can't be everything to everyone................... by george one of you program a DOS emulator for NT and we'll be there together!!!

    i'm dl'ing the new DJGPP version as we speak so maybe i'll get you [XP] users on board!

    http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/v2faq/faq3_3.html try to help me analyze and reanalyze this and maybe we can do it!
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    >> Um it has no color and I just get some gray lines. (same with behold 5)<<

    Same here . It loads up, then all I get is some gray lines filling the screen. I take it this isn't what it is supposed to do. I'm using Windows 98.

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    Hey DA, think we've got the same problem as with behold. My display is scrambled. You will probably have to do a 565 RGB version for some of us.

    (red<<11)+(green<<6)+blue;

    Sorry for the trouble.

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    Those `things'®in the screen keep pulsing and text is ever blurrier than in your homepage. (When I press ESC I get a 0.01 seconds of clear picture but can't make out anything of it.)

    > i'm dl'ing the new DJGPP version

    I find some aspects in the new version quite odd: first of all ``warning: no newline at the end of the file'' (or smth like that) and make keeps rebuilding _everything_ no matter what (or then it was the wrong date & time in my schools computer).
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    Wow, when I use it it looks like I'm on drugs. Text changing color, going from blurry to even more blurry, strange colored boxes with lines inside of them flashing around the place, some strange white thing rotating in the center... Whoah! And then theres the dozen "Access Granted!" messages zooming about when I type the password, and "Amanda says hello" everywhere! Man, I'll make that into a screensaver... It'd be the best ever!

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    here bubba... i'll make user options for mode setting in the future, like i did with my other demo, but for some reason i forgot about it when releasing this one... sorry for the inconvience!
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    I couldn't get it to work in 2k on my laptop the other day ..but I just tried it on one of my other computers(WinME) and WOW!!! That's really cool. I like it alot.

    Little bugs I see though(I know this is a work of art in progress).

    Say I just press F1 to add an entry...and I change my mind..and don't type anything at all..escape out...it is still counted as an entry in the statistics section. Maybe you intended it to be that way I don't know. Another thing is that it always finds one Amanda ...Never typed it in any of my entries ..that was a little strange. If I type just one Amanda in an entry then it finds two Amanda(s).

    I really like the visuals with all the entries at the bottom of the screen ...but it goes up so far that it fuzzes out the menu after you get a few entries. I was really having to look hard to see my options after that.


    NICE!!!....Very creative ...good work.

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    >finds two Amanda

    that's because the first entry [the preset one that has the hello message] includes one...

    >it is still counted as an entry in the statistics section

    the reason i made it that way was because in the past, i had an escape key which would discard the entry... and, lo and behold, i would accidentally press it three quarters down the entry! but! in the newer versions i'll have a more organized procedure for discarding entries.

    there are a few known bugs that i am working on, however... one really nasty one is where the entry data gets corrupted, so i suggest you all make backups regularly if you actually use my program. i'll be working on it...

    any suggestions on improvements? thanks DISGUISED!
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