Background .pcx files no longer work

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Background .pcx files no longer work

Postby Brian K » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:03 pm

These background images did work for the first few days with my new computer but they no longer appear on the Boot Menu screen. I've "Upgraded" BIBM from the CD but still no .pcx showing. The background file is selected in Settings.

There is no Sound in BIBM either but the computer case doesn't have a speaker.
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Re: Background .pcx files no longer work

Postby TeraByte Support » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:09 am

ensure you use the short file name.

"Brian K" wrote in message news:3902@public.bootitbm...

These background images did work for the first few days with my new computer
but they no longer appear on the Boot Menu screen. I've "Upgraded" BIBM from
the CD but still no .pcx showing. The background file is selected in
Settings.

There is no Sound in BIBM either but the computer case doesn't have a
speaker.

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Re: Background .pcx files no longer work

Postby Brian K » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:02 pm

The file was called kagifour.pcx. It's the same file I've used for years in my old computer and it did work for a few days in this new computer. I tried a different file, kagi.pcx, and it doesn't work either. Weird.
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Re: Background .pcx files no longer work

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:16 am

Did the graphics mode change? You need to be running a mode compatible with the background image (64K or 256 colors).
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Re: Background .pcx files no longer work

Postby Brian K » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:10 am

Paul, that's it. The Display Settings were 1024x768x256 instead of 1024x768x64K. I must have "bumped" it. Thanks.
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Re: Background .pcx files no longer work

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:59 am

On Sun, 2 Dec 2012 00:10:58 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
Brian K disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>The Display Settings were 1024x768x256 instead of 1024x768x64K.

OT: Just out of interest, do you find the screen performance better
using 64K instead of 256 colours? During beta testing, I found 64K had
much better performance.
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Re: Background .pcx files no longer work

Postby Brian K » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:57 pm

DrT,

I thought it was my new computer. BIBM screens would take over a second to change after a mouse click. Very sluggish. But now on 64K colours, screen changes are instantaneous. Doh!
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Re: Background .pcx files no longer work

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:54 pm

On Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:57:16 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
Brian K disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>But now on 64K colours, screen changes are instantaneous.
Glad to know it wasn't me! Enjoy your new PC.
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Re: Background .pcx files no longer work

Postby Brian K » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:36 pm

DrTeeth wrote:
> Enjoy your new PC.

Thanks. IFW runs two to three times faster than my old computer. I have an Intel i7 3770K processor with 16 GB RAM.
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Re: Background .pcx files no longer work

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:10 pm

On Sun, 2 Dec 2012 13:36:56 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
Brian K disturbed my reverie and wrote:

> I have an Intel i7 3770K processor with 16 GB RAM.
I have an i7 860 (LGA1156 socket) 8GB RAM. Just installed 3 x
Seagate 2TB drives, that allow easy firmware updates. PC very usable
with these new drives when IfW working. It was not the case before.
The drives are SATA 3 so the next upgrade will support them (SATA 2
presently). I just swap my MB and CPU come upgrade time.
LOL.
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