[Rpcemu] MDF query

george greenfield george.greenfield at tiscali.co.uk
Fri Nov 30 01:26:38 PST 2012


In message <39c69ff652.Matthew at sinenomine.freeserve.co.uk>
          Matthew Phillips <spam2011m at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> In message <63dd3bf552.old_coaster at old_coaster.yahoo.co.uk>
>  on 27 Nov 2012 Tony Moore  wrote:
> 
>> On 27 Nov 2012, george greenfield <george.greenfield at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
>> 
>> > Presumably like many of us, I use RPCEmu in a window on a 1920 x 1080
>> > display; in my case, the RPCEmu 'screen' is 1680 x 1050 using a Xerox
>> > XM3-22wB monitor def file, which allows most (but not quite all) of
>> > the icon bar to be displayed.
>> >
>> > The ideal solution IMHO would be to have something like 1632 x 1020,
>> > which would allow the whole icon bar to be fitted in; or better still,
>> > 1824 x 1026 (16:9 ratio), which would use more of the base display
>> > area. Do either such MDFs exist? Would it be possible to create them?
>> 
>> I use a 1280 x 760 MDF, on a 1280 x 800 screen, which allows the RPCEmu
>> window, together with its Windows title bar, to fill the screen exactly.
>> 
>> In your case I'd suggest modifying the Xerox MDF, using MakeModes, or
>> CustomRPC, so that its resolution is 1920 x 1040.
> 
> You don't need to go to the trouble of using MakeModes or CustomRPC.  Just go
> to the MDF and add the modes you require by hand using a text editor.  For a
> real RISC PC you need to make sure all the timing values are correct so that
> the picture will be stable on a CRT monitor, but RPCEmu really doesn't care
> about most of the values.  If you just edit the x_res and y_res that's
> sufficient in my experience.

Not in mine, unfortunately: I copied my current MDF and changed the x 
and y res (and the name of the resolution) to 1824 x 1026, which 
produced an 'Inconsistent parameters' error when I attempted to select 
it under Boot-Configure-Screen.

George


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george greenfield



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