Re: NOVA 15,16bpp

From: Petr Stehlik <>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 20:10:58 +0100

On Sun, 29 Mar 1998 23:54:12 +0100, Jo Even Skarstein wrote:

JES>> please could anyone tell me the difference between 15 and 16 bpp on NOVA
JES>> (32k and 65k colors)? Both the programming and user difference, if
JES>65K has twice as many colours ;-) If you're using pure VDI then
JES>there's no difference between these formats except the number of

What about videoram storage? How is the 15bpp organized?

JES>> possible. I.e. the most important question: why would one use 32k
JES>> colors? Is it faster/more compatible/easier to program than true 16bpp?
JES>Some programs which bypass the VDI when building/converting
JES>images (e.g. ImageCopy 4) doesn't work properly in 16bit, but
JES>fine in 15bit.

:-) I got it. So 15bpp is just hardware workaround of software problems
on our computers.

BTW, what about the 24 and 32bpp? Does anybody use it?

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