on May 6, 2008
I’m still using an old 19″ CRT monitor. I got it years ago, and I know that I could go out right now and grab a 22″ LCD for about half of what this unit originally cost. I’d like to do so now, both for the desk space and because it might help reduce the frequency of my headaches.
The reason I haven’t done so is that I’m worried it will interfere with the old games I play. I’ve heard complaints from some people in the past that they can’t get games like X-Com to run because their monitor doesn’t support 320×200. I’m not sure how much this is a limitation of the technology and how much is related to driver support. Given the number of old games I play, I don’t want to do an upgrade that will cut me off from some of my old favorites.
Any advice? Is it possible to run those early-90’s games using a modern LCD? Any other drawbacks to using an LCD that I should know about?
Shamus Young is an old-school OpenGL programmer, author, and composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.