PC BBC problems

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Blackjack Davy
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PC BBC problems

Postby Blackjack Davy » Thu Feb 20, 2003 3:09 pm

I've got hold of the demo version but I'm having problems with the screen layout - it's too squashed. The ReadMe.txt file that comes with it says it's possible to change the screen ratio from VGA (default) to SVGA but it doesn't seem to work - SVGA is supposed to be less, er, squashed at least thats how I read it. It seems strange that such a good emulator should have such an elementary problem.<br>
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Can anyone help? thanks <p></p><i></i>

shnorlick
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Joined: Tue Feb 25, 2003 8:52 pm

Re: PC BBC problems

Postby shnorlick » Thu Feb 27, 2003 7:53 pm

I can't help but why don't you try BeebEm. I'm new to all this and it only took me a couple of hours to work it all out. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

AJH
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Re: PC BBC problems

Postby AJH » Fri Mar 14, 2003 10:00 pm

I assume you can get to the setup screen using the 'Print Scrn' key.<br>
Click on VGA/SVGA with the mouse (top right).<br>
The SVGA (800x600) option works fine on my Windows 98<br>
machine but as the emulator is strictly DOS based I cannot<br>
say how later versions of Windows will cope. <p></p><i></i>

madtrekker
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Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2003 3:27 pm

Re: PC BBC Problems

Postby madtrekker » Wed Mar 19, 2003 3:27 pm

I used to use pcBBC in DOS mode on Win 95 with no problems, but when I upgraded to Win2K I could no longer use pcBBC in SVGA mode, so I guess it is indeed incompatible with more modern versions of windows.<br>
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It's a shame, because it's one of the few pieces of software I've ever actually registered. <p></p><i></i>

Blackjack Davy
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Re: PC BBC Problems

Postby Blackjack Davy » Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:45 pm

Ah thanks it was indeed the version of Windows I was using. It refuses to display properly with Win2K, it only works properly with Win9x/Me.<br>
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The sound doesn't work either, it only works with the SoundBlaster soundcard, the only alternative is the PC's internal speaker! This is the problem with DOS based programs. <p></p><i></i>


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