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edited by vid: this thread should become list of available information on VGA programming.
Graphics Programming Black Book
by Michael Abrash
|17 Jun 2005, 21:42||
Thanks coconut! I have been fighting with VGA recently and hopefully this will put my donkey straight.
Never having seen a crooked donkey, I am not sure if this reference will be of assistance, but, this is the best book on assembly language programming of vga controllers I know, not to take anything away from Abrash's excellent work:
Author Ferraro, Richard F.
Edition: 3rd (i.e. ELEVEN YEARS AGO)
Title: Programmer's Guide to the EGA, VGA and Super VGA Cards
(everything was super back then)
Format: Paperback, 1632pp
Pub. Date: September 1994
"...I've found this book useful when I've reached for it, and I've found myself reaching for it increasingly often, and that's the real test of any reference."
- Michael Abrash, Dr. Dobb's Journal
The current price of 110$ for a used copy is a BARGAIN, in my opinion. Warning: nothing at all about nvidia, ATI, Intel, or most of the other video graphics controllers currently in use, but a gold mine if you are trying to program S3 or Trident. One year ago, the price of the book was $100. How many other books have appreciated 10% in the past year?
Abrash's book, I think it is Black Box programming, or something similar, is fun, and interesting, and educational. But, it is not a substitute for Ferraro's gem.
|20 Jun 2005, 10:19||
great site about lowlevel VGA programming:
|25 Sep 2007, 13:54||
fuck off paying for datasheets, informations and others binaries
open source OK
do you understand why???
|03 Oct 2007, 20:23||
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