Dec 302017
800x600x16 driver for OS/2 2.0 for Orchid ET-4000's. Works on Speedstar. Try it on other ET4000s. Doesn't support seamless windows (full screen works).
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800x600x16 driver for OS/2 2.0 for Orchid ET-4000’s. Works on Speedstar. Try it on other ET4000s. Doesn’t support seamless windows (full screen works).
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
800X16.DLL 148480 55417 deflated
800X16.TXT 4001 1746 deflated

Download File ORCH8H16.ZIP Here

Contents of the 800X16.TXT file

Orchid Technology, Inc.

Orchid ProDesigner IIs Series OS/2 2.0 800x600x16 Display Driver
Installation Instructions
Version .1

800x16.dll is the latest Orchid Pro IIs series 800x600x16 IBM OS/2 2.0 Display

Note: Before installing this display driver, the latest release of VSVGA.SYS,
found in LIB 17 of the CIS IBMOS2 forum, should be installed. Furthermore,
it is strongly recommended the system functionality be verified, using the
standard IBM VGA display driver, before installing the Orchid display driver.

To install 800x16.dll:

Set card to display the 800x600x16 resolution at a vertical refresh rate of
56Hz or 60Hz. (A version to support 800x600x16 at 72Hz is being developed.
It'll be uploaded as soon as its finished.)

Boot the system.

If no picture or picture out of sync, reboot system using DOS disk.
Change to the \OS2 subdirectory and run SVGA.EXE using the commandline
parameter ON.

>svga on

This results in the creation, in the current subdirectory (\os2), of a video
parameter file called SVGADATA.PMI. Please be sure this file exists before

Create a subdirectory and copy 800x16.dll into the subdirectory and rename it
to display.dll.

>md orchid
>cd orchid
>copy /b a:800x16.dll display.dll

Use a text editor and modify the LIBPATH statement in the OS/2 2.0 CONFIG.SYS
to put the ORCHID subdirectory in the LIBPATH. It should be placed before any
other LIBPATH entries.

As an example


should be changed to


Reboot the system.

Suggestions, hints, help & problem reporting:
Upon rebooting, in some cases, some or all ICONs on the desktop or in a
window may not be visible. Use the scroll bars at the right and bottom edges
of the window to bring the ICONs into view. Or, in a window, press the right
mouse button, choose arrange by selecting it using the left mouse button.
This action will bring the out of sight ICONs into view.

Some application screens may not be completely visible. Press control-escape
to bring up the task list window. Using the left mouse button, highlight the
application name, then use the right mouse button to bring up a menu. From
this menu select tile or cascade and the full screen of the application will
then be visible.

This effort is the first release of the driver. While every effort has been
made to insure it is error free, no guanrantee is made that this is the
case. As problems are found and fixed, which result in a later version of the
driver, it will be uploaded here as soon as possible.

If you wish to report a problem you may do so by generating a text file with
all pertinent information:
System description
(CPU, BIOS version, systemboard memory, other installed hardware)

ProDesigner II adapter description
(include BIOS version, hardware revision level, switch [ISA],
configuration register [EISA], or POS settings [Micro Channel],
resolution of driver being used, dat & time stamp of driver)

OS/2 configuration
(copy of CONFIG.SYS file)

System or application software in use when problem symptoms appeared
(name, version, configuration)

Problem description

Steps necessary to reproduce problem symptoms

Daytime phone number with a best time to call in case further
information is needed

Put the above information into a text file - it can be zipped. Send file to
Marc Warden [Orchid] 76467,1422 using CIS EMAIL. Orchid tech support is not
prepared, at this time, to handle OS/2 2.0 display driver tech support calls.

Thank you and happy computing.

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