320X400X256 Comments

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 11-19-92 (16:36)             Number: 337
From: EARL MONTGOMERY              Refer#: NONE
  To: ALL                           Recvd: NO  
Subj: 320X400X256 Comments           Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
Well, as you can see from the code I finally managed to get 400
vertical lines. What appears as GOOD at this point (I may think
differently later) is that I appear to still be in Mode 13. I
can exit to DOS from QB without resetting the ports and every-
thing appears normal. The LINE and PSET commands still work but
require a little nudge here and there. The CLS works if you
switch to each video plane. I believe I could write a SIMPLE
SKETCH program that would allow the artists among us to take
advantage of the mode. I plan on writing a TSR tonight that will
allow one to capture any 320X400X256 screen along with the
palettes. I've noticed quite a few GIFs in this format and the
graphics are very nice! Then the captured 320X400X256 GIF could
be BLOADED into any QB program. I would appreciate any comments.

--- Maximus 2.01wb
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