> > Half-Life says that it will only run in 16bit mode then... :-(
> you are sure the ati-driver's won't support 16bit? that
> sounds a little strange to me.
you will tell me that CS does not cope with 32bpp framebuffer encoding?
i personally know that dithering for an RGB-565 (=16bpp)
surface wont result in overall good quality on the screen.
i feel like those CS game is a technically limited program
and lacks behind the abilities of the hardware. grafics
boards that do nice 3D support for 32bpp are around for
more than 5 years, so why dont we see a maintainence update
that brings you all the glow of the firearms to your x-server?
let me explain in short the other side, the FGL drivers are
designed for CAD, visualisation and multimedia designer puposes.
this means they were heavily optimized for 32bpp color depth
while the 8bpp and 16bpp modes were of pretty low interest.
in fact since the FireGL 1 drivers for Linux from about
end of 1998 there are no low-res modes at all.
And this was no customer issue because computing speed
was superior for the provided color depths and for the
industry's systems there was no question 32bpp is needed.
backwards compatibility to the IBM-VGA/8514, Vesa or other
legacy standards is no developers team in current time.
anything below 32bpp must be considered as a legacy standard
because there is no longer any big interest to run a PC in
such a mode.
Maybe there is an option for something like an emulator
that make any attic VGA/VESA/8/16bpp games run. You just
have to do it if you need it in the open source world.
PS: recently heared of folks specifying a 64bpp grafics adapter.
From: jerzy szczudlowski <jerzy@je...> - 2002-08-27 20:50:19
jens j. wrote:
> Whenever I try starting X in 16bit mode it doesn't go up and
> terminates with the driver saying: "16bit color mode no supported".
There is workaround for Half-Life: start WineX with "winver98"
parameter (wine --winver win98 -- hl.exe). WineHQ doesn't have
that option anymore and VALVe Antycheat is oficially supported only
in WineX. For other problems check: http://lhl.linuxgames.com