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VESA & Viper V550

Posted on 1999-01-17
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I have one question, I recently purchased a Diamond Viper V550 video card.
> My old DOS games will run and most run fine but I have a few that will run,
> except the colors are all messed up.  I contacted Diamond and they said that
> the BIOS does not support VESA 3.0 and below and Nvidia does not provide a
> VBE driver to access it.
> Could someone explain in simple terms what the VESA 3.0 or less standard means and what is a VBE driver?
Thanks for your help.
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The VBE is a set of extensions to the VGA ROM BIOS services. In DOS, these extensions can be called by using a specific interrupt.
 Basically, Diamond is telling you that they don't have a DOS driver for the card! You'll have to run those games from Win95/98 and deal with any odd colors you get.
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Have you downloaded the latest drivers for the card from www.diamondmm.com? That may help...
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