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SVGACC  A Super VGA Graphics Library For Use With MS & Borland C/C++ 
Copyright (c) 1993-1994 By Stephen L. Balkum and Daniel A. Sill  
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INTRODUCTION 
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	SVGACC is a Super VGA graphics library designed for use with 
MS & Borland C/C++. It is written in 100% assembly language for the best 
possible speed. It provides the MS & Borland C/C++ programmer with an easy 
interface to the high resolution/high color video modes of the newer SVGA 
video cards. Because there is no "standard" for VGA video cards above the  
320x200x256 resolution, each video card manufacturer has implemented a  
slightly different method to access these high resolution/high color video  
modes. This graphics library will automatically identify the video card and  
its installed memory. This way, the programmer may write graphics programs  
that will work on most any SVGA card without writing specific versions for  
each individual SVGA card. Over 100 subroutines and functions are provided. 
 
 
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 
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	This SVGA graphics library requires a 386sx or bettor processor (to 
take advantage of 32 bit instructions) as well as one of the following Super  
VGA video card brands/chip sets: 
		 
		Acumos SuperVGAs 
		Avance Logic SuperVGAs 
		ATI Technologies SuperVGAs 
		Ahead SuperVGAs 
		Chips and Technologies SuperVGAs 
		Cirrus Logic SuperVGAs 
		Everex Micro Enhancer SuperVGAs 
		Genoa SuperVGAs 
		Mxic SuperVGAs 
		NCR SuperVGAs 
		Oak Technologies SuperVGAs 
		Realtek SuperVGAs 
		Paradise/Western Digital SuperVGAs 
		Primus SuperVGA s 
		Trident SuperVGAs 
		Tseng Labs SuperVGAs 
		Video 7 SuperVGAs 
		All VESA compatible SuperVGAs (version 1.00 and greater) 
 
	The maximum resolution is dependent on the video card, its 
installed memory, and the video monitor. Most VGA video cards support the  
320x200x256 and 640x400x256 video modes. 512k of video memory is required  
to support the 640x480x256 and 800x600x256 video modes. 1 meg is required  
to support the 1024x768x256 video mode. 
	Also, video card manufactures are starting to provide VESA drivers 
for their video cards. Contact the technical service department of your  
video card manufacturer and see if they have a VESA driver or updated 
BIOS available for your video card. 
 
 
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LEGAL STUFF 
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NO WARRANTY / NO LIABILITIES: 
	Stephen L. Balkum, Daniel A. Sill, and Zephyr Software provide no 
warranties, either expressed or implied, of merchantability, or fitness,  
for a particular use or purpose of this SOFTWARE and documentation.       
	In no event shall Stephen L. Balkum, Daniel A. Sill, and Zephyr 
Software be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of, misuse of,  
or inability to use, the SOFTWARE and documentation. 
 
 
COPYRIGHT: 
	This SOFTWARE is owned by Stephen L. Balkum, Daniel A. Sill and is 
protected by both United States copyright laws, and international treaty  
provisions.  
 
 
U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS: 
	Use, duplication, or disclosure of the SOFTWARE and documentation 
by the U.S. Government is subject to the restrictions as set forth in  
subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer  
Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013. Contractor/manufacturer is Stephen  
L. Balkum and Daniel A. Sill P.O. Box 7704, Austin, Texas 78713-7704 
 
 
OTHER RESTRICTIONS: 
	You may not rent, or lease, this SOFTWARE or documentation. You 
may not network this SOFTWARE or documentation. You may not disassemble 
or reverse engineer this SOFTWARE. THIS SOFTWARE IS FOR EVALUATION ONLY. 
YOU ABSOLUTELY MAY NOT SELL, RENT, LEASE, GIVE AWAY ANY PROGRAMS WRITTEN  
USING THIS SHAREWARE VERSION OF THIS SUPER VGA GRAPHICS LIBRARY. ANYONE  
FOUND DOING SO WILL BE PROSECUTED. 
 
 
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REGISTRATION, UPGRADES, BUG REPORTS, ETC. 
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REGISTRATION: 
	If, after evaluating this software, you would like to register it, 
the price is $35.00. With registration you will receive the registered 
version of the SVGACC graphics library and the following bonuses: 
 
	* Additional features such a GIF creation and XMS support. 
	* MS Word 2.0 Documentation (include drawings, table of contents, 
	  index, ready to print). 
	* A font editor (mouse/keyboard driven with source and samples) 
	  that will allow you to create custom fonts (from 4x4 to 8x16) 
	  as well as font object files that can be linked with your program. 
	* A mouse cursor editor (mouse/keyboard driven with source and 
	  samples) that will allow you to create custom mouse cursors as 
	  well as mouse cursor object files that can be linked with your 
	  program. 
	* Limited telephone technical support (evenings only, we will be 
	  glad to help you with the use of our library, but we cannot debug 
	  your code.) 
	* Discounts on upgrades and alternate versions (such as the MS 
	  QB 4.x and MS PDS/VBDOS versions.) 
 
 
Please see the file 'ORDER.FRM' for complete ordering information. 
 
 
UPGRADES: 
	We will maintain a mailing list of registered users so we may 
notify you of future upgrades, discounts and products.  Should you discover 
that a new version exists and we have not notified you, please contact us 
for upgrade information and discounts. 
 
 
COMMENTS, SUGGESTION, BUG REPORTS: 
	We are very interested in what you think of our library, Please 
send all comments, suggestions, ideas, and bug reports to: 
 
	 Zephyr Software 
	 P.O. Box 7704 
	 Austin, Texas  78713-7704 
 
We can also be contacted through internet: 
		 
	 balkum@zoe.as.utexas.edu 
	 sill@zoe.as.utexas.edu 
 
 
ABOUT SHAREWARE: 
	We are big believers in the shareware concept. Both of us have 
purchased several shareware packages. In keeping with the concept of  
shareware, this software package is not vitally crippled, oversized, 
or otherwise disabled. The only real difference between the registered  
version and the shareware version is that the registered version will  
have your name and a serial number encoded within it and you will be 
permitted to distribute programs written with it. 
 
Please help all shareware authors and register the software that you use. 
 
Thank you for taking the time to read this. 
 
		Stephen L. Balkum                       Daniel A. Sill