NOVA programming

From: Petr Stehlik <>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 10:02:59 +0100


perhaps you can help me with my NOVA programming questions: as I write
to NOVA screen directly, I need to stop updating the screen from other
applications (multitasking). Is wind_update() all I need?

And how to copy the screen to the NOVA screen as fast as possible -
just set of move.l or is there a VDI function that is faster?

How to setup the proper colors? Are Falcon TOS functions (XBIOS) patched for
NOVA? (haven't tried it yet as I use direct VIDEL color HW registers

Let's say that I would manage to program the ATI card directly (e.g. I
would switch it to text mode): then how would I switch it back to the
original state? Is there a STA_VDI or XBIOS call that would save/restore
ATI state?

BTW, doesn't anybody have the latest TOSQuake source code? Doug?

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