How to mod the VMWare BIOS (Phoenix) to support portrait VESA resolutions?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by XOL2, May 16, 2015.

  1. XOL2

    XOL2 MDL Novice

    May 28, 2014
    Or even one portrait VESA resolution would be OK.

    I can extract the BIOS 440 ROM, and I can interrogate it using a free tool which allows me to access many files, including Display0.rom. That's as far as I have got.

    I have read about a tool calledPhoenix Corebuilder for NoteBIOS (corebuilderp.exe). Despite being free in 2006 it seems hard to find now. I don't know what it does but it sounds interesting and relevant. Apparently it was on Intel's FTP servers from 2005-2007 so if anyone knows of an archive or out-of-date mirror please let me know.

    I'd be interested to read about other options as well. Maybe a different BIOS entirely or something else would work. I'm sure this must be possible, even if it's hard.