Re: NOVA!!! :-)

From: Jo Even Skarstein <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 22:30:00 +0100

On Mon, 23 Mar 1998, Petr Stehlik wrote:

> 1) how to install it properly? I have just the AB40 folder copied in my
> C:\AUTO folder...

Copy menu.prg, menu.bib and sta_vdi.prg to the autofolder. Create some
decent resolutions with the Nova VMG-program, and copy the library you
saved it to to the auto-folder and rename it to sta_vdi.bib.

> 2) how to work with the MENU.PRG? Why did I choose RightShift+Control?

Hold down the hotkeys while booting to display the menu. You can then
select resolution etc.

> 3) how to get NVDI working together with NOVA?

Delete or rename the NVDI screen-drivers (nvdidrv?.sys) so NVDI
doesn't find them. NVDI must run after sta_vdi.prg. Use the enclosed
program (sorry for the binary guys, but it's only 5K...) to
automatically do this, run it after sta_vdi and before NVDI. It will
then automatically enable/disable the NVDI screen-drivers, depending
on whether Nova VDI is installed or not.

> 4) how to disable that crazy mouse accelerator?

In the Nova accessory or CPX.

> 5) how to generate my favourite 896x640 resolution?

Load the VMG-program and start experimenting... That's how I did it

> 6) how to programatically switch the NOVA to e.g. 320x240x256 (for games) ?

If you want to write games for the Nova I have some example source
here. But if you want to run existing games on the Nova; forget it.
Use the Videl instead. A monitor-switch or two monitors is
definelately a must with a Nova.

> and a lot of other questions. But the most important is probably the
> NVDI, since NVDI gives me Czech characters...

Very easy, look above :-)

Good luck with the graphics-card!

** Jo Even Skarstein
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