Funny how it's named after a slide rule. Airline pilots once carried large bags with all sorts of charts and heavy manuals inside. Now everything they need to carry is conveniently stored on the iPad. My company calls the iPad and associated software, ELECTRONIC FLIGHT BAG. Reminds me of the Beverly Hillbillies referring to their swimming pool as the CEMENT POND.
If you haven't already accomplished the F18A upgrade you're in for a real treat. VGA out to a nice 19" Samsung monitor ($10 at Goodwill) makes everything better in the TI world. Remember in the Wizard of Oz when everything B&W turns to color? It's simply that dramatic! New graphic card also removes the four horizontal Sprite limit.
CALL PATTERN(#sprite-number, character-value [,...] )
The PATTERN subprogram allows you to change the character pattern of sprite without affecting any other characteristics of the sprite.
Sprite-number specifies the sprite you are using. Character-value may be any integer from 32 to 143. See the CHAR subprogram for information on defining the pattern for characters. See the MAGNIFY subprogram for more information.
The program below illustrates the use of the PATTERN subprogram.
>100 CALL CLEAR
Lines 110 through 140 build a floor.
>110 CALL COLOR(12,16,16)
>120 FOR A=19 TO 24
>130 CALL HCHAR(A,1,120,32)
>140 NEXT A
Lines 150 though 200 define characters 96 through 107.
SUCCESS! I finally got the HxC Rev-C working today! Special thanks to you guys for the .hfe files! Cool! I love this thing! My straight ribbon cable worked out and it wasn't tough to make. Joking actually, my crimping tool crushed a few of the connectors before I got it just right. Time to look on YouTube to see what's wrong with my technique.
Next item: Why does one of my SD cards behave with the HxC while three others are no-go? Of course they've all been formatted Fat32 and have the same config file placed on the as the first file.
This makes me want to write a TI how-to for the Lotharek site. Group effort would be nice to get everything right.
I just picked up a CorComp RS-232 for my PEB. Wondering if there's any issues with this device vs the TI card? Are you TI geniuses privy to any resources for a CorComp manual or anything else of related interest?
I went to ACE hardware and purchased a pack of furniture spacers intended for elevating couches off wooden floors. I set the PEB atop these spacers and run all my cables underneath the PEB. Helps with cooling as well -- airflow and all. Some solutions are just that simple. Cost $7.
Thank you for saving me the disappointment of purchasing an empty box for $200. Wow. I continue to have a problem.
TI gear seems unavailable here in Phoenix, AZ. I've searched flea markets, etc - nothing. I've recently ordered a 99/4A and I'm excited about revisiting my earliest programming days from the early 1980s.
Recently the nanoPEB and CF7+ solutions have evaporated - unavailable. So, I'll ask, how can I code and store on the TI without a functioning PEB and floppy disk drive?
Also, how did the CF7+ die? Are they available on the secondary market?