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AmiKit and dual hardware configs

Author UncleSpam
#1 Posted: 17 Dec 2006 01:12 
I'm running AmiKit/WinUAE on a Dell Precision M60 laptop.

I also use a port replicator/docking station to dock my laptop to a 23" LCD when at my desk. Both the laptop resolution and the external monitor resolution is 1920x1200.

The problem is that if I set up the Amiga display (via Preferences) to the proper 1920x1200 resolution, when I go back to the other display, the Amiga resolution settings drops down to such a low resolution that I have to drop down to the ECS chipset emulation just to be able to use the Workbench and get to the Preferences/Screenmode settings and switch back to the proper resolution.

This only happens when I change from laptop to docked laptop and vice versa.

Nothing serious, but I'm just curious what causes this...


Author Toni Wilen
#2 Posted: 19 Dec 2006 08:54 
Only some common Picasso96 4:3 resolutions have unique ModeID. (640x480,800x600,1024x768,1280x1024,1600x1200), others get "random" ModeID that can and will map to different resolution in other PCs (or even between different display card driver versions)

(Amiga uses ModeIDs internally, 32-bit values, not resolutions directly.)

This will be improved in next WinUAE release. (yay, first post here..)

Author AmiKit
#3 Posted: 19 Dec 2006 12:39 Edited by: AmiKit 
Hi Toni and welcome to the AmiKit support forum!

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Nice to see you here!

Author UncleSpam
#4 Posted: 19 Dec 2006 23:02 
Thanks for the input everyone!

I was guessing that there must be some ModeID being reported to WinUAE by Windows, since the only difference is the Monitor setting when docked vs. undocked.

The aspect ratio for the resolution that I use is 16:10 rather than 4:3 since I'm running the wide aspect ratio monitors.


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