IBM PCjr or Tandy 1000 video with RGB monitor
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Tandy/PCjr is part of the category Display Hardware Supported.
The IBM PCjr and Tandy 1000 series of computers featured built in video that was an enhanced version of CGA which allowed all 16 colors to be displayed at once
in both text and graphics modes on an RGB monitor. Unlike with CGA, however, the PCjr/Tandy graphics system did not have their own dedicated memory;
instead, they used memory from the main system. For this reason it was very common for games supporting PCjr/Tandy graphics
to require more system memory in that mode than in CGA or EGA mode.
While the PCjr predates the Tandy 1000, it was not successful while the Tandy 1000 series was; as a result these video modes are often referred to in games as Tandy 16-color graphics or TGA even if it did also happen to work on the PCjr. While many games displayed the 16 color graphics on both the Tandy 1000 series and IBM PCjr, some games only worked in this mode on one or the other due to some minor differences between the systems or because the game detects the presence of a particular system rather than the presence of the graphics capability.
|40x25 Text||16 colors|
|80x25 Text||16 colors|
|160x200 graphics||16 colors|
|320x200 graphics||4 colors||Unlike CGA, each of the 4 colors could be freely chosen from the full 16 color palette.|
|320x200 graphics||16 colors|
|640x200 graphics||2 colors|
|640x200 graphics||4 colors|
|640x200 graphics||16 colors||Only available on the Tandy 1000 RL/SL/TL series.|
See also: List of games supporting the 160x200 graphics mode.
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|IBM PCjr computer|
|IBM PCjr Adapter Cable for the IBM Color Display|
|Tandy 1000 HX computer|