Dec 232017
 
Patch for MODEDIT v3.1 video mode, gets rid of 43 line mode at startup.
File MODVIDFX.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
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Patch for MODEDIT v3.1 video mode, gets rid of 43 line mode at startup.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
MODVIDFX.DOC 1259 578 deflated
MODVIDFX.EXE 11349 6843 deflated

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Contents of the MODVIDFX.DOC file


****************************** MODVIDFX.EXE *********************************

- What it be:
MODVIDFX.EXE is a patch to disable the 43 line video mode Modedit v3.1
starts-up with.

- What it does:
It will alter the MODEDIT.EXE file to start with normal
DOS 25-line mode.

After using Modedit 3.1 for a while, my eyeballs started freakin out
warping from 25 to 43 line mode. I was under the impression the config-
uration was supposed to select this, but either the configuration
doesn't do this, or I overlooked something. Anyway, I patched my
version a couple months ago, and there seem to be no ill side effects.

For the interested, there are three bytes in the .EXE file which are
patched at offset 790Bh in respective order:

790Bh B8h <- was B8h
790Ch 03h <- was 12h
790Dh 00h <- was 11h

The patch also retains the original date and time of the .EXE file so
DOS doesn't restamp the modified file. Restamping the file causes
Modedit to puke.

- How to use it:
Put MODVIDFX.EXE in your directory with MODEDIT.EXE and run MODVIDFX.

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