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Offline teroyk

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Lowest supported resolution in Mac OS 9.2.2
« on: April 06, 2020, 01:58:36 AM »
Is there low limit in graphics resolution in Mac OS 9.2.2?
Example the original Macintosh resolution: 512342 1-bit (b/w)

Lowest I can get is 640x480 8-bit (256 grayscales)
I have seen 640x480 1-bit at Mac OS 8.1.
I have CRT that support down to 320x200 resolution and it would be nice to test.
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Lowest supported resolution in Mac OS 9.2.2
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 05:44:14 AM »
Likely, any New World ROM Mac would be 8bit by default, but screen resolutions would be a matter of the graphics cards 'NDRV' and EDID of the display.

Old World Macs with Open Firmware and PCI slots may also be limited to 8bit color/grays.

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Re: Lowest supported resolution in Mac OS 9.2.2
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 01:24:37 PM »
new lowest found: 512x384 8-bit at 50hz
With Powerbook G4 (radeon 9000) S-video-output to television.
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Lowest supported resolution in Mac OS 9.2.2
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 04:32:12 AM »
Village Tronic MP 960 and MPDD Pro specifications says supports 320x256 24-bit colors at 50 Hz. Has somebody those cards to test how less colors can be?

EDIT: Also MP850 and MacMagic Pro (3dfx Voodoo Banshee based cards) support that.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2020, 05:47:57 AM by teroyk »
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Lowest supported resolution in Mac OS 9.2.2
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 09:27:08 AM »
good find. :) voodoo 4.x already had a minimum of 480x or 640x when i remember right - same as powermac 7300 built-in video.
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