Re: Boot messages (Was: Re: Ideas for v2.1)
SethMeister G. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 21 Jun 1996 13:20:51 -0400 (EDT)
> I think the correct way to do this would be to just load the whole mess out
> of a file, and then write it to video memory. A little fiddling with
> registers might be necessary, but LILO or whatever program should not have
> to interpret any graphics formats. There should be a user-land program that
> creates the image, paints it to the video, and dumps the video to a file.
> The loader would only have to know where it is and what to do to get the
> video into whatever mode.
In order for a plain video screen to be effective you MUST have some
sort of animation. Whether that be palette scrolling on the bottom of
the screen or elsewhere, or sprite animation, you must do something so
the user knows that the machine did not lock up.