> Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 11:05:52 -0700
> From: "William J. Earl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Does the textport driver run in color-index mode? If so, it
> will probably work on the 8-bit card. The cards are largely
> identical, except for the depth of the frame buffer.
> If memory serves, I left the chip in the exact mode the firmware has
> set it to. So if the firmware sets up the card to use color-index
> mode, then I do as well in the driver. (I think I did this so I did
> not have to deal with monitor frequencies, and resolutions, and that
> sort of thing)
> But my text rendering code may make assumptions about frame buffer
> depth, I draw them using the various simpler raster operation commands
> the Newport has, so someone who knows would have to look at my code.
I've been away for a few days, so sorry about the late reply :-)
It definitely works on an 8 bit machine. That is what I have used in the past.