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Old 13 May 2011, 13:27   #1
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Video settings backup, how?

I have a video card in my Amiga, with all the video modes nicely finetuned and centered. I would like to try another card, but I don't want to lose all the current settings. Which files should I save, in order to be able to restore them if I'm not satisfied with the new card?
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Old 13 May 2011, 13:52   #2
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CGX or P96?
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Old 13 May 2011, 14:01   #3
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P96, forgot to mention.
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I'd suggest backup your whole boot partition in case installing new settings messes anything up.

However if its just another card that supports P96 then it really is just a simple case of fitting the new Card, copy the monitor driver to Devs:Monitors and attaching the new card in Picasso96Mode, it would use the same settings as the last card did.

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You can also create new settings for another card and save them into the same settings file. Then you have to choose which settings your recent card is to use; I have had PicassoII, Cv64/3D and PicassoIV settings in the same settings file. It makes a whole bunch of screenmodes to choose from ... (you may call it a mess, it really is;-) )
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I investigated one of my old backups

A4000DT_BU_201205 (Amiga Desktop Tower Back Up 20th of December 2005)

and determined you need two files from SYS:devs/


and for good measure all the files in this directory

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Thank you all for your advice.
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