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Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:30 am
by JonAbbott
Written by Steve Harrison...

AnyMode does away for the need to use 'mode definition files' on RISC OS 5 on the RPi. It simply allows any screen mode X and Y resolution to be used automatically. Try entering a mode using any dimension in the DisplayManager, and providing X is divisible by 16 and Y is divisible by 2, then the mode will work!

Download AnyMode from

It works because the RPi graphics processor fits and scales (if necessary) all graphics output to suit the attached monitor - so monitor-specific mode definition files are completely redundant. AnyMode will not load or run on any other RISC OS hardware - only the RPi.

Re: AnyMode

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:03 pm
by hubersn
Steve's homepage seems to have gone :-(

Re: AnyMode

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:56 pm
by JonAbbott
Indeed, which is why I've hosted the local copy above.

Re: AnyMode

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:26 pm
by andretim
Are the sources available somewhere?

It happens that during the tests I noticed that in 64K mode on the PI 3 the mode flags reported is 0x80 instead of the 0x4080 that should be reported since PI 3 use RGB instead of the standard BGR for 64K.

Re: AnyMode

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:55 am
by JonAbbott
andretim wrote:Are the sources available somewhere?
Probably best to PM Steve (steve3000) via and ask directly. I expect he'll want to fix it and release an update.