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This is more curiosity than desire. The 8563 used for the Commodore 128's 80 column mode is able to do 16 more-or-less ANSI colors in 16k with 8x8 characters (640x200.) My guess is the VDP's table layout might preclude similar ability? Does the 9938/58 support color in 80 columns?

 

 

I don't know about the 9938 (I don't think it does), but the F18A allows full color in T40 and T80 modes, as well as sprites and the bitmap layer. You have to enable one of the Enhanced Color Modes though.

 

Color is supported.

 

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Color is supported.

 

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Gazoo

 

One distinction before someone claims foul: The V9938/58 text mode only supports 4 colors [text fore/back plus blinking fore/back] natively. Graphics mode 6 [512x212x16 color] is leveraged to emulate an 80-column, 16-color text mode via software. If only there were a true hardware mode for this mode, the OS would not need to do all the heavy-lifting.

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<< THIS >> is one game I would REALLY like to see converted over to the TI-99/4A for use with the F18A.

(It should be possible since it was originally an EGA game on the PC).

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Programs that exploit the extended features of the F18A

As of (01/01/2015)

 

 

80 Column Programs/Utilities

 

4A DOS / Command DOS

80 Column Display

Author: Monty Schmidt

 

BA-Writer

80 Column Display (In Editor)

Author: Paolo Bagnaresi

Modified By: Tursi

 

Boot

80 Column Display

Author: John A. Johnson

 

CF2K & DM2K

80 Column Display (in ‘View’)

Author: Fred Kaal

 

DSR-Scanner

80 Column Display

Author: H. Glaab

 

fbForth

80 Column Display

Author: Lee Stewart

 

MLC “My Little Compiler”

80 Column Display and extended operations

(Most extensive use of the F18A to date)

Author: Guillaume Tello

 

PrEditor

80 Column Display

Author: Tom Bentley

 

Sector Utilities

80 Column Display

Author: John Birdwell

 

TI-Microsoft Multiplan (80 Column Hack)

Hacker: Unknown

 

Turbo Forth

80 Column Display

Author: Mark Wills

 

 

Enhanced Graphics/Games

 

Titanium

Extra Sprites

Author: Rasmus Moustgaard

 

Scramble

Enhanced Graphics

Author: Rasmus Moustgaard

 

 

Other Utility Programs

 

PALEA5

Color Display Enhancement (TSR)

Author: Rasmus Moustgaard

 

 

NOTE: Many of the programs on this list can be obtained << HERE >>

Edited by --- Ω ---

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Your two lists are out of sync, @--- Ω ---. fbForth is missing. I did not check for others. Also, you might want to change the spelling of "Preditor" per @eck's post, viz., "PrEditor".

 

...lee

 

Wow, "My bad". Sorry about that, I have no clue what happened to the list. I've made the changes you requested. Thanks for setting me straight on the PrEditor typo too. :)

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For any of you F18A user's who have not yet tried the 80 Column Multiplan on your TI yet, there are some CHEAP Multiplan cartridges available on eBay for only $7.85 each (shipping is included) << HERE >> Once you get the dirt cheap cartridge, you can download the 80 column version for your F18A .

 

Also, since I got an *NEW* copy Multiplan today, I figured I'd scan and share a copy of the REFERENCE CARD and KEYBOARD STRIP for anyone that may be able to use them.

 

 

 

Multiplan - Guide & Template.pdf

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Does anyone know if Multiplan 80 works with f18a in 80 column mode?

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Does anyone know if Multiplan 80 works with f18a in 80 column mode?

 

It works perfect display-wise with the F18A. There is a minor printing issue, but that is easily worked around.

 

<< MESSAGE # 6 >>

 

Sadly, there has been nothing new for the F18A for some time.

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I found another 80col program working with F18A:

DSRSCAN

 

http://home.arcor.de/system-ninety-nine-user-group/util/index_e.htm

http://home.arcor.de/system-ninety-nine-user-group/util/dsrscan_e.pdf

http://home.arcor.de/system-ninety-nine-user-group/util/dsrscan.p99

 

There is one little glitch, you don't see the active Line highlighted, but that's minor to what the information that the program offers you.

 

kl99

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I found another 80col program working with F18A:

 

 

I could not get it to run. I put it in my FIAD directory and of course had to convert it to from TIFILES format, after renaming it to give it a TI name. I've never messed with anything with a "p99 extension before, so I may have messed something up.

 

Could someone please upload a ready-to-run version or tell me how to convert it? Thanks.

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I had it already on a real floppy disk, either its different to what is online or we have a conversion issue.

Try this file (hdx compatible), it's not a zip file (forum doesn't allow attachments without file suffix).

DSRSCAN.zip

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I had it already on a real floppy disk, either its different to what is online or we have a conversion issue.

Try this file (hdx compatible), it's not a zip file (forum doesn't allow attachments without file suffix).

attachicon.gifDSRSCAN.zip

 

AA does allow .DSK files, though.

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I had it already on a real floppy disk, either its different to what is online or we have a conversion issue.

Try this file (hdx compatible), it's not a zip file (forum doesn't allow attachments without file suffix).

attachicon.gifDSRSCAN.zip

 

I'm having no luck today. I cannot load it, heck I cannot even copy it to the HxC. I'm also unable to rename/remove the ZIP extension. could you please put it into a real ZIP file so I can extract it and try again? Thanks.

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Zipped Hdx ready file:

attachicon.gif DSRSCAN.zip

 

Diskimage:

attachicon.gif DSRSCAN.dsk

 

Thanks! It worked... with a few quirks.

 

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I found my first program that does not get along well with the XB 2.7s cartridge...

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... when I press M for module information, I get this most times...

 

... when I use my TI Editor/Assembler module it works perfectly every time.

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The listing in << MESSAGE # 130 >> has been updated. Thanks again for the submission, this is a real neat little program.

 

I did notice that the directions are version 0.17 while the program is 0.11, of which there is a 10 year difference, but I did not notice any variations or missing features in my cursory inspection of the program. Does anyone know what they might be?

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it could be that this version was personally handed via floppy from the Author Harald G. to the former owner of the floppy disks. from reading letters they had lot of correspondence.

I also had issues with the XB 2.7 suite module.

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Well, considering everything that Gazoo packed into that module, the old program probably went into "WTF mode" and gave up! :grin:

 

It's sort of like that. The program you are using is attempting to scan an HSGPL card. The Ubergrom works differently than that. I wouldn't ecpect it to work very well, if at all.

 

Gazoo

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