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video mode for Neopaint for Dos

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:01 am
by Gary
I loaded Neopaint for Dos on my computer and haven't been able to switch to 256 colors. when I try to switch, it caused the computer to reboot.

When I use Neopaint for Windows, there's no problem, but I prefer to use the Dos version.

I haven't had this problem in previous computers. My present computer has Windows XP Professional.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:45 am
by Neosoft Support
From the NeoPaint for DOS tech support archives:

Most newer video cards are designed primarily for use with Windows and provide little support for older DOS-based programs like NeoPaint. If your video card is VESA compatible, you may be able to access additional video modes by using the command line option below:

NEOPAINT /C7,-1,2048

Replace the 2048 with the amount of memory on your video card if different.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:52 pm
by Gary
Neosoft Support wrote:From the NeoPaint for DOS tech support archives:

Most newer video cards are designed primarily for use with Windows and provide little support for older DOS-based programs like NeoPaint. If your video card is VESA compatible, you may be able to access additional video modes by using the command line option below:

NEOPAINT /C7,-1,2048

Replace the 2048 with the amount of memory on your video card if different.


Being not very computer literate, here is my settings (I think):


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Display Devices
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Card name: Intel(R) Q965/Q963 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 3000
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2992&SUBSYS_100D17AA&REV_02
Display Memory: 384.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: igxprd32.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4764 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 1/12/2007 21:33:00, 57344 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: igxpmp32.sys
Mini VDD Date: 1/12/2007 21:33:18, 5672032 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6AD2-11CF-8666-0730A3C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x2992
SubSys ID: 0x100D17AA
Revision ID: 0x0002
Revision ID: 0x0002
Video Accel:
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Not Available
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:40 am
by Neosoft Support
It's difficult to tell what the right setting would be based on your PC's specs. Did you try "NEOPAINT /C7,-1,2048"?

If that doesn't work, it may be that your video card doesn't include support for the old DOS video modes. Unfortunately, that's quite common since hardly anyone uses DOS apps anymore.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:59 pm
by Artie
More of us do than you might think.

For example, a pure DOS 6.22 machine, with QuickBASIC 4.5 installed, is the coolest programmable calculator yet available.

Having NeoPaint for DOS, on the side, is even cooler. 8)

BTW, thanks for still supplying the link to the old DOS version. :)