[amsat-bb] Re: IT

Paul Williamson kb5mu at amsat.org
Tue May 27 11:33:02 PDT 2008

At 10:37 AM -0700 5/27/08, Ronald A. Stunden wrote:
>Seems to me there was a patch for 1.5 etc for the map operation with
>Win XP but I can't find it . Anyone know where to find it?? Thanks  Ron

It's not a problem caused by Windows XP as such. It's the video card and video drivers, and the problematic video cards started shipping around the same time as Windows XP. They run InstantTrack fine in full screen mode, but can't show the graphics modes used by InstantTrack in a window.

Some such problems can be avoided by running InstantTrack in VGA mode. This can be done by setting vga_resolution = 2 in the IT.INI configuration file.

A good way to work around the incompatibility is to run InstantTrack inside an emulation environment that knows how to deal with modern video hardware. DOSBox is free and works for this purpose.

This is covered to some extent in the InstantTrack FAQ at http://www.amsat.org/amsat/intro/itfaq.html

73  -Paul
kb5mu at amsat.org

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