Hiddenevil wrote: ↑Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:12 pm
Darn it, I might look at the FPU options for my A500+
I afraid I'm totally lost as to why LW isn't saving my screen settings. It's getting darn annoying having to set it up 8 colours on every boot.
I was just testing the same thing, with 3.5, 4.0 and 5.0 versions. None of them has an option about Layout's colour count, even though there is an option about Modeler in MOD-Config.
I tried to paste it in to LW-Config but Layout doesn't like it and deletes that specific line.
So my 3.5 setup starts at 8 colours here. Have you tried to reinstall 3.5?
I’m thinking it would be a good start if we are BOTH using the same disks
I’ve been thinking the same thing about reinstalling LW, but before I do. Let’s make sure I’m using the same disks as you.
To answer your last question no, on the A500 it has been stuck in 4 colours from get go. I just know that back when I had it on the A1200, it was never an issue. So either it’s because I’m using a different model amiga or it’s the software disks.
Running WinUAE, I flipped the chipset from Full ECS to AGA.
Imagine my surprise when I loaded both layout and layout.fp and it booted in to 8 colour mode.
I went back to full ECS and back we were in 4 colour mode.
AGA PAL interlaced = 256 colours
ECS PAL interlaced = 16 colours
I think what we are seeing is that Lightwave was coded to take advantage of AGA, which is logical, i'm guessing Newtek only ever thought it would be used on a desktop 4000. Though even in the 90s, there were 030 accelerators for the 500, some even with FPU's no less!