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[Patch] Compaq LTE

Posted: Sat 02 Dec, 2017 11:51 am
by dns2kv2
tested against pcem latest commit 3d54cbb

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Re: [Patch] Compaq LTE

Posted: Tue 15 May, 2018 7:41 pm
by Tux
I successfully applied this patch, thanks :-)

One question:
Could you tell me which version of COMPAQ DIAGNOSTICS you used to get screen shot #2 ("The Compaq (R) Personal Computer Diagnostics")?
I tried "SETUP/DIAGNOSTICS Version 8.00 DP256" 720K (3.5 Inch floppy) from Softpaq sp0308;
however setup.exe throws an error message in funny english ("SETUP not applicable for this type machine").
inspect works, but the inspection screen looks different from yours in screenshot #2.

The sp0308.txt file states that Version 8.00 DP256 is compatible with COMPAQ LTE, though...

Thanks, Frank

Re: [Patch] Compaq LTE

Posted: Wed 16 May, 2018 3:56 pm
by dns2kv2
https://www.pcjs.org/disks/pcx86/diags/compaq/5.08/
Tux wrote:
Tue 15 May, 2018 7:41 pm
I successfully applied this patch, thanks :-)

One question:
Could you tell me which version of COMPAQ DIAGNOSTICS you used to get screen shot #2 ("The Compaq (R) Personal Computer Diagnostics")?
I tried "SETUP/DIAGNOSTICS Version 8.00 DP256" 720K (3.5 Inch floppy) from Softpaq sp0308;
however setup.exe throws an error message in funny english ("SETUP not applicable for this type machine").
inspect works, but the inspection screen looks different from yours in screenshot #2.

The sp0308.txt file states that Version 8.00 DP256 is compatible with COMPAQ LTE, though...

Thanks, Frank

Re: [Patch] Compaq LTE

Posted: Wed 16 May, 2018 5:30 pm
by Tux
Thanks for your reply and the link - that's what I was looking for :)

Re: [Patch] Compaq LTE

Posted: Thu 17 May, 2018 2:34 am
by ppgrainbow
Didn't the Compaq LTE use a blueish grayscale CGA display with 4 shades of gray? The Compaq LTE 286 did use a grayscale VGA display with 16 shades of gray also. It's been mentioned a lot everywhere. :p

Re: [Patch] Compaq LTE

Posted: Thu 17 May, 2018 2:05 pm
by dns2kv2
it's just a simple generic patch to see if Compaq LTE can run with a minimum code in PCem.
its hard to write a complete patch for a whole single machine, especially from scratch.
ppgrainbow wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 2:34 am
Didn't the Compaq LTE use a blueish grayscale CGA display with 4 shades of gray? The Compaq LTE 286 did use a grayscale VGA display with 16 shades of gray also. It's been mentioned a lot everywhere. :p

Re: [Patch] Compaq LTE

Posted: Thu 17 May, 2018 7:22 pm
by ppgrainbow
dns2kv2 wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 2:05 pm
it's just a simple generic patch to see if Compaq LTE can run with a minimum code in PCem.
its hard to write a complete patch for a whole single machine, especially from scratch.
ppgrainbow wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 2:34 am
Didn't the Compaq LTE use a blueish grayscale CGA display with 4 shades of gray? The Compaq LTE 286 did use a grayscale VGA display with 16 shades of gray also. It's been mentioned a lot everywhere. :p
Thank you for explaining this.