Friday, August 19, 2016

What's wrong with this picture?


Look at my GEM desktop... can you spot two things which are wrong?

Okay, I've been experimenting with various GEM programs that allow larger resolutions or an increase in the desktop area. Some offer interlace to double the vertical resolution (use 60Hz if possible!) whilst others created a virtual screen powered by the Atari STe's hardware scrolling. Interestingly, there are also programs which enable overscan and it was this that sparked my curiosity. Overscan works perfect on my computer but I did have a slight flickering during disk activity on my Mega STe - but only when running in 16MHz. It wasn't much of a problem but no matter how I tweaked the settings it was never quite as good as the stock 8Mhz computer.

Each tool I found is bundled into this download. (please let me know if there are others I've missed)
BigScreen, DBL2STE, DBL2ST, Remove, MonSTEr, NoBorder, Big-Y