BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 06-24-92 (15:53) Number: 1300
From: MARK BUTLER Refer#: NONE
To: BRYAN HOOVER Recvd: NO
Subj: movbytes 1/2 Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
On 06-22-92 BRYAN HOOVER wrote to MARK BUTLER...
MB> Awhile ago I sent you a linkable routine (movbytes.obj) that would
MB> copy 80x25 screens to arrays rather than another video page --
MB> didn't it work for you?
BH> Sure you didn't send that to Mike Melamed?
Coulda swore I sent you a copy to but I could be wrong (sure wouldn't
be the first time).
BH> ......unfortunately, I have to stick with BACIC code for this
BH> particular program. It's for work and my supervisor wants it that
BH> way. That is, I am assuming the .OBJ is in asm.
It's actually a small QB linkable C routine compiled under QuickC v2.
BH> On the other hand, if you *did* send it to me, perhaps I did not
BH> get it because I have yet to register my newly obtained Silver
BH> Express Reader. The reader may not support file reception
BH> without a registration code. I am going to register it asap.
Why not use
big smile for using one of the slickest offline readers around -
because it's free :-)
BH> As it stands, I'm using the SCREEN function to copy into an array,
BH> the screen protion that a menu will overwrite. This works OK, but it
BH> is slow. I've tried using SCREEN to return the screen coordinate
BH> color, but when it encounters a screen portion containing a
BH> background color and a foreground color, it returns something unusual
BH> (to me anyway) like 112. 112 was returned for COLOR 0, 7. Do you
BH> know why?
Yep, because 112 *is* the atrribute for COLOR 0, 7. There's a formula
for converting the attribute back into values for fore% and back% but
off the top of my head I can't remember it. Someone here will know it
I'm sure and will probably post it before I get around to digging
out the info. I'll see if I can look it up though.
The next message will be a
(self reconstructing arj-file) so... stay tuned and hit that enter
key now! :-)
-------------> MHB :-)
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