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EDIT: NEW VERSION, December 12 2004

This is an invitation for everyone who wants a GUI (Graphical User Interface) for their Multi-Boot Project.

EasyBoot v5.06.472 will be out soon. This new version as been greatly enhanced for multiple Video Card support (even old ones!).

This invitation is for you to test and report your results with a simple ISO file available HERE. Just download (185Ko), Unzip (14Mo) and Burn!


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What will happen when my Video Card doesn't work?

1) Rollback Warning to 15Bits (if 16Bits or 24Bits is not working)
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2) Black Screen with Warning
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3) Please report any other situation that might occur...



LATEST RESULTS

ATi
Radeon X800 XT 256Mo PCI-Express = PERFECT SCORE!
RADEON 9550 = PERFECT SCORE!
Mobility Radeon 9600 64Mo (IBM T42 Notebook)= PERFECT SCORE!
Mobility Radeon 9000 64Mo (Compal CL50 Notebook)= PERFECT SCORE!
Radeon 7500 Family AGP = PERFECT SCORE!
Radeon VE 32Mo DDR AGP = PERFECT SCORE!
Rage 128 VR = PERFECT SCORE!
Rage Pro Turbo AGP = PERFECT SCORE!
Rage IIC AGP = PERFECT SCORE!
MACH64 VT PCI = PERFECT SCORE!
MACH64 GX PCI = PERFECT SCORE!

nVIDIA
FX5700-TD128 (MicroStar) = PERFECT SCORE!
GeForce4 440 AGP = PERFECT SCORE!
GeForce2 MX400 64Mo AGP = PERFECT SCORE!
Riva TNT2 M128 Ultra 32Mo AGP = PERFECT SCORE!
Riva TNT2 M64 32Mo AGP = PERFECT SCORE!
Riva 128 (velocity 128) 8Mo AGP = PERFECT SCORE!

Matrox
Matrox G450 32Mo AGP= PERFECT SCORE!
Matrox G400 16Mo AGP= PASSABLE... 1024x768 resolution won't load at all
Matrox MGA MIL/2C PCI = PERFECT SCORE!

Integrated on motherboard
SiS 315? = PASSABLE no 640x480 at 16Bits and 24Bits
Cirrus Logic Laguna 5465 = PERFECT SCORE!
Matrox MGA 8Mo = PERFECT SCORE!
nVIDIA Geforce MX440 (nForce2) = PERFECT SCORE!
Trident Blade (VIA PLE133T VT8601T) = PERFECT SCORE!
Intel Graphics (i810) = PASSABLE no 1024x768 at 16Bits and 24Bits
Intel Extreme Graphics (i845G) = PERFECT SCORE!
Intel Extreme Graphics (i855PM) = PERFECT SCORE!
Intel Extreme Graphics 2 (i865G)= PERFECT SCORE!
Intel Graphics GMA900 (i915G) = PERFECT SCORE!

Others
Trident 1Mo PCI = PASSABLE... darktones in 256 Colors, no 1024x768 at 16Bits and 24Bits
3DFX Voodoo III 2000/3000 16Mo AGP= PERFECT SCORE!

Under Simulation
WMware WorkStation 4.5 = PERFECT SCORE!
Virtual PC 2004 = PASSABLE... no 640x480 at 16Bits and 24Bits



CONCLUSION BASED ON 32 DIFFERENT CARDS

Results by resolutions and color depth:

640x480x16 Colors = 100%
640x480x256 Colors = 100%
640x480x16Bits Colors = 97%

800x600x16 Colors = 100%
800x600x256 Colors = 100%
800x600x16Bits Colors = 100%

1024x768x16 Colors = 97%
1024x768x256 Colors = 97%
1024x768x16Bits Colors = 91%


General Commentary:

1) even old video cards are well supported (1Mo and 2Mo!)
2) ATi, nVidia and Intel are giving constant results (except i810)
3) You can always build a default.ezb safe menu in case your regular menu won't load

It is now up to you to decide which resolution and color depth you will use!

Edited by Incroyable HULK, 10 May 2006 - 07:56 PM.



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I donot think this thread will help us much... just waste of time!
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I knew you would answer something like that... don't be close minded :P


EDIT: in the end will be able to get a better knowledge and draw a line where we can expect our Multi-Boot CD to work almost for sure

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I like the idea...

You have not posted your results of testing with VMware. So I tested with VMware 4.5, and everything works perfect. Absolutely no problems. I'll test later with integrated GeForce MX440, and post results.
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REMOVED, corrected in latest version

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REMOVED, corrected in latest version

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REMOVED, corrected in latest version

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FINAL VERSION 1.6 !!!

There won't be another version of this test.

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I tested this (1.6) in a GeForce MX440 machine, and all seems fine. Except...
I was not able to tell the difference between 16-bit color and 24-bit color - to my eyes it both looked like the same thing. All the other modes, I could clearly identify the number of color boxes (like, 16, 256, etc.).
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Actually, EasyBoot is converting 24Bits images to 16Bits so there is no "true" 24Bits mode. I suppose this could come later..
I wanted to see if there was a difference between a "pure" 16Bits (done with ACDsee) and a 24Bits converted automatically by EasyBoot to 16Bits... and actually there is! Because you can notice the difference in the text when using 640x480 mode.

Thanks for the result! BTW it is an integrated GeForce MX440 right? If so on wich chipset?

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it is an integrated GeForce MX440 right?

Yep. On an nForce2 (with integrated graphics) based MoBo. And made by MSI.
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Added some more results from the Forum of EasyBoot... keep'em coming!

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Hey, I think you can post in this thread and ask for inclusion of this tool in the list:
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Thanks for the suggestion, I've sent a PM to nOBeLium!

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Conclusion added! B)


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