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SVGA modes for VBDOS, Qbasic.

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SVGAPV.LIB v2.1 - a high-res, color graphics
library for MS PDS/VBDOS. It recognizes more
than 20 SVGA cards and allows programming in
320x200, 640x400, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768,
1280x1024 256-color modes. Functions include
hardware id, primitives, fills, joystick and
mouse support, 2D & 3D functions, sprite
animation, and GIF encoding & decoding.


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Contents of the README.1ST file


SVGAPV.LIB v2.1 - a high-res, color graphics
library for MS PDS/VBDOS. It recognizes more
than 20 SVGA cards and allows programming in
320x200, 640x400, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768,
1280x1024 256-color modes. Functions include
hardware id, primitives, fills, joystick and
mouse support, 2D & 3D functions, sprite
animation, and GIF encoding & decoding.
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SVGAPV A Super VGA Graphics Library For Use With MS PDS and MS VBDOS
Copyright (c) 1993-1994 By Stephen L. Balkum and Daniel A. Sill
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INTRODUCTION
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SVGAPV is a Super VGA graphics library designed for use with
MS PDS and MS VBDOS. It is written in 100% assembly language for the best
possible speed. It provides the MS PDS/VBDOS programmer with an easy
interface to the high resolution/high color video modes of the newer SVGA
video cards. Because there is no "standard" for VGA video cards above the
320x200x256 resolution, each video card manufacturer has implemented a
slightly different method to access these high resolution/high color video
modes. This graphics library will automatically identify the video card and
its installed memory. This way, the programmer may write graphics programs
that will work on most any SVGA card without writing specific versions for
each individual SVGA card. Over 100 subroutines and functions are provided.


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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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This SVGA graphics library requires a 386sx or bettor processor (to
take advantage of 32 bit instructions) as well as one of the following Super
VGA video card brands/chip sets:

Acumos SuperVGAs
Avance Logic SuperVGAs
ATI Technologies SuperVGAs
Ahead SuperVGAs
Chips and Technologies SuperVGAs
Cirrus Logic SuperVGAs
Everex Micro Enhancer SuperVGAs
Genoa SuperVGAs
Mxic SuperVGAs
NCR SuperVGAs
Oak Technologies SuperVGAs
Realtek SuperVGAs
Paradise/Western Digital SuperVGAs
Primus SuperVGA s
Trident SuperVGAs
Tseng Labs SuperVGAs
Video 7 SuperVGAs
All VESA compatible SuperVGAs (version 1.00 and greater)

The maximum resolution is dependent on the video card, its
installed memory, and the video monitor. Most VGA video cards support the
320x200x256 and 640x400x256 video modes. 512k of video memory is required
to support the 640x480x256 and 800x600x256 video modes. 1 meg of video
memory is required to support the 1024x768x256 video mode. 2 meg of video
memory is required to support the 1280x1024x256 video mode.
Also, video card manufactures are starting to provide VESA drivers
for their video cards. Contact the technical service department of your
video card manufacturer and see if they have a VESA driver available for
your card.


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WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
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The following functions are not included with the shareware version.
Please note that we feel that these functions are not nessessary for the
evaluation of the library but do provide some incentive to register.

FILLCONVEXPOLY
GIFMAKE
XMSALLOCATE
XMSCOPY
XMSERROR
XMSFREE
XMSGET
XMSPUT


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LEGAL STUFF
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NO WARRANTY / NO LIABILITIES:
Stephen L. Balkum, Daniel A. Sill, and Zephyr Software provide no
warranties, either expressed or implied, of merchantability, or fitness,
for a particular use or purpose of this SOFTWARE and documentation.
In no event shall Stephen L. Balkum, Daniel A. Sill, and Zephyr
Software be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of, misuse of,
or inability to use, the SOFTWARE and documentation.


COPYRIGHT:
This SOFTWARE is owned by Stephen L. Balkum, Daniel A. Sill and is
protected by both United States copyright laws, and international treaty
provisions.



U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS:
Use, duplication, or disclosure of the SOFTWARE and documentation
by the U.S. Government is subject to the restrictions as set forth in
subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer
Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013. Contractor/manufacturer is Stephen
L. Balkum and Daniel A. Sill P.O. Box 7704, Austin, Texas 78713-7704


OTHER RESTRICTIONS:
You may not rent, or lease, this SOFTWARE or documentation. You
may not network this SOFTWARE or documentation. You may not disassemble
or reverse engineer this SOFTWARE. THIS SOFTWARE IS FOR EVALUATION ONLY.
YOU ABSOLUTELY MAY NOT SELL, RENT, LEASE, GIVE AWAY ANY PROGRAMS WRITTEN
USING THIS SHAREWARE VERSION OF THIS SUPER VGA GRAPHICS LIBRARY. ANYONE
FOUND DOING SO WILL BE PROSECUTED.


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REGISTRATION, UPGRADES, BUG REPORTS, ETC.
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REGISTRATION:
If, after evaluating this software, you would like to register it,
the price is $35.00 for the first copy and $5 for each additional copy or
upgrade (including alternate DOS versions). With registration you will
receive the registered version of the SVGAPV graphics library and the
following bonuses:

* Additional features such a GIF encoding, XMS support and the convex
polygon fill routine.
* MS Word 2.0 file Documentation (including drawings, table of contents,
complete index, ready to print).
* A text file version of the Documentation (including a table of
contents)
* A font editor (mouse/keyboard driven with source and samples)
that will allow you to create custom fonts (from 4x4 to 8x16)
as well as font object files that can be linked with your program.
* A mouse cursor editor (mouse/keyboard driven with source and
samples) that will allow you to create custom mouse cursors as
well as mouse cursor object files that can be linked with your

program.
* Limited telephone technical support (evenings only, we will be
glad to help you with the use of our library, but we cannot debug
your code.)
* Discounts on upgrades and alternate DOS versions (such as the C
version (both MS & Borland), the MS QuickBASIC version and the
SP PowerBASIC version.

Please see the file 'ORDER.FRM' for complete ordering information.


UPGRADES:
We will maintain a mailing list of registered users so we may
notify you of future upgrades, discounts and products. Should you discover
that a new version exists and we have not notified you, please contact us
for upgrade information and discounts.


COMMENTS, SUGGESTION, BUG REPORTS:
We are very interested in what you think of our library, Please
send all comments, suggestions, ideas, and bug reports to:

Zephyr Software
P.O. Box 7704
Austin, Texas 78713-7704

We can also be contacted through internet:

[email protected]
[email protected]


ABOUT SHAREWARE:
We are big believers in the shareware concept. Both of us have
purchased several shareware packages. In keeping with the concept of
shareware, this software package is in no way oversized, or otherwise
disabled with the exception of the GIF encoding, XMS, and the convex
polygon fill routines. (Note: We feel that these functions are not
nessessary for the evaluation of the library but do provide some
incentive to register). The difference between the registered version
and the shareware version is that the registered version will have your
name and a serial number encoded within it, the addition of the non-
essential functions (see above), and you will be permitted to distribute,
and sell programs written using it with no further obligation to us.

Please help all shareware authors and register the software that you use.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Stephen L. Balkum Daniel A. Sill


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