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S3 Trio V2 + 14" VGA

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1)I have a S3 Trio V2 1MB PCI and OLD VGA 14" 640x480x256color
When the PC boot all is black/white (Award BIOS - blue backround too). Under DOS I run 4DOS and all "colored extensions" are on gray-scale too. DOS text progrmas are without colors too (NC, EDIT, ...). DOS graphic programs (games - Hexen, Quake, ...) are fully color. Windows'95 startup screen is color. Windows'95 (the OS/Shell - not the splash screen) is on gray-scale. oops: last is fixed with the S3V2 drivers from S3 page.

How to get colors under text-mode (DOS text mode) and at boot-up time (BIOS) - the last will surely slove the text-mode problem.

2) Are the PCI modems compatible with all software (DOS based)?
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I would like to make a basic comment... 3 points is not enough to get most people to look at any question.... so next time you may want to up it to 25-50... even if it is easy... i commonly post hard questions for 500 points even tho the suggested is 200

but even though i do know you have limited resources as far as points that is kinda the point... do some research and then ask questions... so please next time use the common courtesy that all of us give each other as points are all I or anyone else will ever get from this...

Here is the info you wanted:

The S3 Video cards along with some cirrus logic and other video cards are known to run black and white/greyscale mode in dos... this is just a problem with the card itself... if you would switch cards with a new one off the shelf it most likely would not occur anymore.

PCI modems are compatible with dos software... so long as they are not a winmodem and support the lower com port numbers that your dos program needs... so yes as long as you set it up with that in mind... so you would want to put it in legacy mode and tell it what com port i/o address and irq to use.

good luck
khems
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khemicals: second has more than 152 outstanding points in 6 " General Hardware" questions alone as well as having given away many points in recent PAQs in this category.  His/her questions are usually *very* general and if he/she amasses all this information he/she will be a pretty good expert before long.  I would guess second did not have any more point resources.
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That hasn't sloved the problem, but is good answer. About the points: I realy don't have "fast any (under 20)" and I can't buy any (no CC), so the only solution to the problem is to register more accounts.........that is badder (I think so)............or exchange expert for normal points, but as I already know that is not possible :(. Benten, I don't understand very good your comment, but if it is a joke/sarkasm with this "he/she will be a
      pretty good expert before long" I don't catch the sense :). The info from my questions is usefull to others too (may be :) and even if not I think it was usefull to me (if assumed mean remember - I really remember that info :)
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I did not mean for my earlier comment to be taken as a joke or sarcasm.

I meant that since you seem to be asking a lot questions that if you listen to and understand most of the experts' comments or answers to your questions you to will become experienced (and thus a pretty good expert) before long.

I mostly chose to use the work expert hoping that you will begin to answer other users' questions (I have noticed that you have already sucessfully answered three questions here at EE).
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Yes, I have already anserwered some questions at EE and helped many frieds buying/upgrading PCs.
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