Powerbook & fullscreen modes
  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Cool_amigaN
    Posts: 474 from 2011/11/30
    Hey, sorry to slightly highjack this thread, but is it true that applications/games that don't run on fullscreen native pbook resolutions run on small windows? Does this affect e-uae as well? What about 320x200 68k apps?
    Amiga gaming Tribute: Watch, rate, comment :)
  • »30.04.18 - 05:13
    Profile Visit Website
  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Korni
    Posts: 375 from 2006/2/23
    From: the Planet of ...
    Quote:

    Cool_amigaN wrote:
    Hey, sorry to slightly highjack this thread, but is it true that applications/games that don't run on fullscreen native pbook resolutions run on small windows? Does this affect e-uae as well? What about 320x200 68k apps?


    New Topic - Use it.

    Without configured screenmodes, apps will run in "small windows". Many emulators (including e-uae) can use overlay for scaling, it blurs the image though.

    For e-uae - create a 320x256 screenmode, you can use lower resolution but some games will be cut. For apps running directly on MorphOS: For the Powerbook with a 1280x854 screen - make a 320x214 mode. For 1440x900 and 1680x1050 screens - 320x200 mode. I have a 1280x854 screen but this should work with any Powerbook as the GPU scaling is used for the internal monitor.
    http://korni.ppa.pl/modkowypaczek/ | My Rifle, My Bunny, and Me
  • »30.04.18 - 08:32
    Profile Visit Website
  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Korni
    Posts: 375 from 2006/2/23
    From: the Planet of ...
    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > Without configured screenmodes, apps will run in "small windows".

    Wasn't this fixed in MorphOS 3.4 and 3.5?


    Yes, but you still need to configure other than native screenmodes. Before 3.4/3.5, you could only use native resolution on Powerbooks.

    [ Edited by Korni 30.04.2018 - 11:56 ]
    http://korni.ppa.pl/modkowypaczek/ | My Rifle, My Bunny, and Me
  • »30.04.18 - 10:46
    Profile Visit Website
  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 9962 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > you still need to configure other than native screemodes. On Powerbooks,
    > before 3.4/3.5 you couldn't use any other screenmode than native.

    I see, thanks. So am I right in concluding that the issue described in the first posting is in no way specific to PowerBooks/iBooks? (If yes, then the PowerBook reference therein is what got me confused.)
  • »30.04.18 - 10:55
    Profile
  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Korni
    Posts: 375 from 2006/2/23
    From: the Planet of ...
    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > you still need to configure other than native screemodes. On Powerbooks,
    > before 3.4/3.5 you couldn't use any other screenmode than native.

    I see, thanks. So am I right in concluding that the issue described in the first posting is in no way specific to PowerBooks/iBooks? (If yes, then the PowerBook reference therein is what got me confused.)


    Yes and no :). Other than not native resolutions might be added automatically via DDC. If your desired screenmode isn't listed in "MorphOS Preferences - Monitors", you have to add it by yourself.

    On my Powerbooks, internal display is identified as a "Color LCD" and by default it gets 8, 15/16 and 24bit native screenmodes.
    http://korni.ppa.pl/modkowypaczek/ | My Rifle, My Bunny, and Me
  • »30.04.18 - 11:04
    Profile Visit Website