286/386/486 Demoscene

category: general [glöplog]
cool, that would be really nice of you! we can compare the results to pcem .. Landmark 2.0 & 6.0 are available from TopBench page, Norton Sysinfo & CheckIt are interesting too, don't know if the run on 8088 .. found the Schneider OEM Msdos 3.3 image at Winworldpc homepage .. long time ago I really wanted to have an Euro PC, but never got one .. will try to do some prods for it, since it's a nice well defined system .. virtually I added an Adlib soundcard to the expansion slot ..
compared today PCem Schneider Euro PC with a result from topbench and some other 8088 machines for which you find some Landmark benchmarks in the internet .. seems that pcem v13 is about 25% faster than the real machines ..

cool .. hm with PCem Landmark 6 shows the same result for CPU speed, which is a very accurate result! .. but chr/s is about 1049 chr/s while your machine has only 700 chr/s .. is it anything about hercules and cga?
would be nice to see, if the benchmark results keep the same on different machines of the same type ..
after a lot of time and quite hard work, I managed to finish a new intro for i286, this time pure textmode ...

Fairly Hires
TheMechanist: Interesting, is it some trick with a modified font?
added on the 2019-03-21 11:43:23 by El Topo El Topo
basically it makes use of the programmable character definitions that was introduced with EGA if I remember correctly .. interestingly enough, this function never seems to have been used in intros for realtime effects .. it's very limited, but some effects, i.e. Star fields and a lot of dot based effects are possible ..
Yo! by Future Crew from 1990 and my own 4k from 1995 uses textmode with a modified font. I also wrote a couple of BBS intros which changed the font and did some experiments that never ended up in anything.
added on the 2019-03-21 17:53:29 by neon neon
ah, okay, couldn't believe that nobody tried that before .. and there is a small Demo in the famous book "PC Intern" by Michael Tischer ...
See also: StarPort BBS
And check out Textro for some nice wireframe stuff in textmode
added on the 2019-03-21 21:27:53 by britelite britelite
that's pretty cool, using wireframes was my first idea ... there are more prods using the char gen than I thought .. it's like in science - if you think you have a new idea, it's often just a lack of knowledge of literature :)