Topic: CRT Emudriver 2.0 and WG D9400 15khz-38khz multisync

Hello,
I tried posting this at BYOAC but didn't get any responses so I thought I would try here.

I decided to finally try to update my OS thanks to Steam disabling their client on Windows XP. 
I have Win10 up and running, an ATI HD 4870, and started following this guide: http://geedorah.com/eiusdemmodi/forum/v … 1016#p1016 and have a few questions:

- Because the D9400 supports 800x600/38khz resolutions and I have Win10 desktop set to 800x600, is it possible to perform the install with only one monitor (and not select the "Extend desktop automatically on display restart" checkbox in the Video tab)?

- When I selected the D9400 in VMMaker and generated modelines, I did not see any 800x600 modes generated...just these:
Reducing mode list...
0 video modes dropped.
24 modelines generated.
"256x224_60 15.30KHz 60.00Hz" 5.02 256 272 296 328 224 232 235 255 -hsync -vsync
"256x239_60 15.66KHz 60.00Hz" 5.14 256 272 296 328 239 242 245 261 -hsync -vsync
"256x240_60 15.72KHz 60.00Hz" 5.16 256 272 296 328 240 243 246 262 -hsync -vsync
"256x244_60 15.96KHz 60.00Hz" 5.23 256 272 296 328 244 247 250 266 -hsync -vsync
"256x256_60 16.74KHz 60.00Hz" 5.62 256 272 296 336 256 259 262 279 -hsync -vsync
"320x224_60 15.30KHz 60.00Hz" 6.24 320 336 368 408 224 232 235 255 -hsync -vsync
"320x240_60 15.72KHz 60.00Hz" 6.41 320 336 368 408 240 243 246 262 -hsync -vsync
"320x244_60 15.96KHz 60.00Hz" 6.51 320 336 368 408 244 247 250 266 -hsync -vsync
"320x256_60 16.74KHz 60.00Hz" 6.96 320 336 368 416 256 259 262 279 -hsync -vsync
"336x224_60 15.30KHz 60.00Hz" 6.49 336 352 384 424 224 232 235 255 -hsync -vsync
"384x240_60 15.72KHz 60.00Hz" 7.55 384 400 432 480 240 243 246 262 -hsync -vsync
"480x384_60 25.62KHz 60.00Hz" 16.60 480 528 576 648 384 396 400 427 -hsync -vsync
"480x400_60 29.04KHz 60.00Hz" 17.19 480 496 560 592 400 431 433 484 -hsync -vsync
"496x384_60 25.62KHz 60.00Hz" 17.01 496 544 592 664 384 396 400 427 -hsync -vsync
"512x384_60 25.62KHz 60.00Hz" 17.83 512 560 616 696 384 396 400 427 -hsync -vsync
"512x448_60 29.40KHz 60.00Hz" 18.58 512 528 600 632 448 457 459 490 -hsync -vsync
"512x478_60 31.38KHz 60.00Hz" 20.33 512 528 608 648 478 488 490 523 -hsync -vsync
"512x480_60 31.50KHz 60.00Hz" 20.41 512 528 608 648 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync
"512x512_60 32.16KHz 60.00Hz" 20.84 512 528 608 648 512 513 516 536 -hsync -vsync
"544x242_60 15.84KHz 60.00Hz" 10.90 544 568 616 688 242 245 248 264 -hsync -vsync
"640x400_60 29.04KHz 60.00Hz" 22.77 640 656 744 784 400 431 433 484 -hsync -vsync
"640x480_60 31.50KHz 60.00Hz" 25.20 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync
"768x512_60 32.16KHz 60.00Hz" 31.13 768 792 912 968 512 513 516 536 -hsync -vsync
"1280x400_60 29.04KHz 60.00Hz" 45.77 1280 1312 1488 1576 400 431 433 484 -hsync -vsync

I want to make sure when I reboot that I don't lose 800x600 (I didn't install the modes yet for this reason).  Is there any way to add that one?


Thanks again to Calamity!

Re: CRT Emudriver 2.0 and WG D9400 15khz-38khz multisync

Sorry ahofle, I missed your post at BYOAC.

ahofle wrote:

- Because the D9400 supports 800x600/38khz resolutions and I have Win10 desktop set to 800x600, is it possible to perform the install with only one monitor (and not select the "Extend desktop automatically on display restart" checkbox in the Video tab)?

Sure.

- When I selected the D9400 in VMMaker and generated modelines, I did not see any 800x600 modes generated...just these:

Yes, VMMaker will only create the modes you ask for. Go to Settings->User modes, and edit user_modes.ini to add 800x600, e.g.:

## Desktop ##

 640 x 480 @ 30.000000 desktop
 800 x 600 @ 60.000000 desktop

....

Re: CRT Emudriver 2.0 and WG D9400 15khz-38khz multisync

Thanks Calamity!
I have GroovyMAME 144 back from when I was using XP and version 1.3b of the drivers.  Do I need to update that before installing the modes or will an older version work?
Also, I assume I still should install the super modes after this?  Will it keep my 800x600 mode?

Re: CRT Emudriver 2.0 and WG D9400 15khz-38khz multisync

Any older version should work. But if you're going to use such an old version, super resolutions will not be supported. Instead, you'll need to list modes from MAME's xml (user modes listed from user_modes.ini are not enough to run MAME's catalogue). Use MAME's tab in VMMaker in order to do that.

Re: CRT Emudriver 2.0 and WG D9400 15khz-38khz multisync

Thanks for the help Calamity!
I ended up grabbing the latest groovymame 206 to take advantage of all the super resolutions. After adding the 800x600 to both user mode ini files, everything is up and running.