Re: changing the text mo

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 12-23-92 (14:23)             Number: 340
From: BOB PERKINS                  Refer#: NONE
  To: DIK COATES                    Recvd: NO  
Subj: Re: changing the text mo       Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
 DC> Yes, please do... I thought the cursor colours were determined only by
 DC> the colour attributes of the cell... Will try a little ASM procedure
 DC> to save location attrib, change it for the mouse, then restore it...

  I've played around with it and this is what I've found.
If you just want to replace the text mode cursor with
another character (with your choice of attributes) this is
all you need.

  $include: ''
  dim regs as regtype = &hA
  regs.bx = 0          'select software cursor
  scrncharacter% = 0   'if either of these are non-zero they'll affect the
  scrnattribute% = 0   'character/attribute at the current cursor position.
  'But if you want to play with them, this is how you'd set them.. = (scrnattribute% * 256) + scrncharacter%
  cursorattribute% = 79   'Set the color attributes (White on Red here)
  cursorcharacter% = 18   'Choose the character we want to use
  regs.dx = (cursorattribute% * 256) + cursorcharacter%
  interrupt &h33, regs, regs

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