With the latest release of QEMU (0.5.4), it now boots Win2k perfectly. I’ve fixed a small bug in the code preventing the Bochs VBE display driver from working and the full-color support looks awesome. All but the first screenshot are running 1024x768x16bpp visuals.
Note that XP should boot full-color fine without the patch since, AFAIK, it has full VESA 2.0 support built-in. You should be able to get 8-32 bpp visuals from the default Standard VGA driver.
Also, notice that QEMU runs Firefox flawlessly. It’s a good test for full-color screens.
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