Like the topic says.... is there a way to use PLOT and DRAWTO to quickly drawn lines with the line drawing characters? Here's what I understand so far after some research:
- You can use PLOT and DRAWTO in a text mode.
- The COLOR statement is used to determine what character is output.
- The COLOR statement is ranged 0-255 (8 bits), but the 1st two bits are said to control color of character, and the last 6 to identify which character.
- Six bits only allows for 64 possible characters (out of 128 + another 128 inverse).
When I wanted to plot an ATASCII 17 (upper left corner drawing character), I instead neded up with a Q, ATASCII 81 (in the next set of 64 chars). So, how do I plot box corner characters and "draw" box side characters between them? Also I'm pondering... normally the COLOR statement determined which color register will be used for subsequent plots. There are 5 color registers (0 - 4). When doing graphics, the least sigificant bits given to the COLOR statement determine which register, Why is it that the same COLOR statement, when using for text mode, has the two most significant bits deal with color? Also, since it is just two bits, it could only refer to teh 1st four color registers and not the 5th one. That's okay I suppose, but do they even refer to color registers at all?
Any of you gurus able to help clear this up?
Edited by fujidude, Thu Aug 6, 2015 10:50 AM.