|Company||Product||Works with ...|
|Borland||Quattro Pro 4||COM/SYS|
|CMAR Software||PIDSIM 2.x||COM/SYS|
|Maxis Software||SimCity 1.02||COM/SYS|
|Nu-Mega Technologies||Soft-ICE 2.80||SYS|
|Number One Systems||Easy-PC||COM/SYS|
|Soleau Software||Alphaman 1.1||COM/SYS|
|Soleau Software||Blind Wars 1.1||COM/SYS|
|Soleau Software||Bolo Adventures I 3.0||COM/SYS|
|Soleau Software||Bolo Adventures III 1.0||COM/SYS|
|Soleau Software||Crusher 3.2||COM/SYS|
|Soleau Software||Isle Wars 3.1||COM/SYS|
|Soleau Software||Numlo 1.0||COM/SYS|
|Soleau Software||Plix 1.0||COM/SYS|
|Soleau Software||Robix 1.1||COM/SYS|
|Soleau Software||Sea Run 1.0||COM/SYS|
|Soleau Software||Wordle 1.2||COM/SYS|
|Soleau Software||Wordmax 1.1||COM/SYS|
|The Software Toolworks||Miracle Piano Teaching System||COM/SYS|
The following graphics cards have been tested to require an 8x14 font fixer and are known to work with FIX8X14:
Modern graphics cards that support an 8x14 font are the Voodoo (2k/3k/4k/5k) series from 3dfx Interactive and probably all cards/chipsets that have an 48K bytes BIOS, e.g., Creative 3D Blaster GeForce2 MX, SiS 630 chipset, Trident/ALi CyberBLADE Aladdin i1 chipset, ...
For your information here is an excerpt from "VESA BIOS EXTENSION (VBE) Core Functions Standard Version: 3.0 Date: September 16, 1998":
Removal of Unused VGA Fonts
VESA strongly recommends that removal of the 8x14 VGA font become a standard way of freeing up space for VBE 3.0 implementations. The removal of this font leaves 3.5K bytes of ROM space for new functions, and is probably the least painful way to free up such a large amount of space while preserving as much backwards compatibility as possible. The 8x14 font is normally used for VGA Modes 0, 3 and Mode 10h, which are 350-line or EGA compatible modes. When those are selected the 8x16 font may be chopped and used instead. When chopping a 16 point font to replace the 14 point, there are several characters (ones with descenders) that should be special cased.
Some applications which use the 8x14 font obtain a pointer to the font table through the standard VGA functions and then use this table directly. In such cases, no workaround using the 8x16 font is possible and a TSR with the 8x14 font is unavoidable. Some OEMs may find this situation unacceptable because of the potential for an inexperienced user to encounter "garbage" on the screen if the TSR is not present. However, OEMs may also find eventually that demand for VBE 3.0 services is great enough to justify the inconvenience associated with an 8x14 font TSR. To date, no compatibility problems are known to be caused by the use of such a TSR. VESA will make available a TSR that replaces the 8x14 font, please contact VESA for more information.
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