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whistlenm1
08-05-2002, 11:16 PM
Ok guys

I have decided to start programming SVGA graphics (assembly), but before that I will need to know protected mode since my developement platform will be win2k, so can anyone direct me to a book, link, tutorial, anything that would help me in protected mode programming if only so that I can access VESA BIOS in assembly :)

moi
08-05-2002, 11:33 PM
does win2k allow apps to directly access vid hardware?

GSLR
08-06-2002, 03:58 AM
Dont think so

Fordy
08-06-2002, 04:18 AM
Originally posted by whistlenm1
Ok guys

I have decided to start programming SVGA graphics (assembly), but before that I will need to know protected mode since my developement platform will be win2k, so can anyone direct me to a book, link, tutorial, anything that would help me in protected mode programming if only so that I can access VESA BIOS in assembly :)

Why would you want to do that?

If you want to program graphics then use a properly developed library (DX,OpenGL)....you can use these in ASM too if you so wish....

Writing in protected mode is difficult and error prone (unless you are totally sure of what you are doing)....and you will gain no advantage in doing so.......

adrianxw
08-06-2002, 01:03 PM
... and a modern OS will not allow you to anyway ...