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HELP!

26863 21APR87-1843 Telecommunications
HELP!
From: FREDAHLBERG To: GREGMILLER

Greg–
Know how to get GETerm to work on the CoCo 3
through the bit banger at 300? I can’t get it
to do a thing! The graphics are nice (I love
80 col!) but I can’t commmunicate! Thanks–
–Fred–

18 comments to HELP!

  • pucc_unknown

    26864 21APR87-1855 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 26863)
    From: GREGMILLER To: FREDAHLBERG

    Fred -
    How to get GETERM work work at 300 through the bitbanger?
    Just set RS232 PAK off (It’ll default to it if you’ve got it plugged in!),
    set the baud rate to 300, & you’re off.
    – Greg

  • pucc_unknown

    26865 21APR87-1905 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 26864)
    From: FREDAHLBERG To: GREGMILLER

    GREG–
    I was using a copy of GETerm that
    wasn’t set for communications thru
    the serial port… Wierd, though,
    it’s running fine with the RS-232
    pak plugged in… Oh, what are decent
    default colors for the CoCo 3?
    I tried several combinations, none of
    which I could read (I’m right now on
    a B&W TV! Don’t have my monitor on yet.)

    So what do you suggest?
    Thanks a mill–
    –Fred

  • pucc_unknown

    26867 21APR87-2022 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 26865)
    From: GREGMILLER To: FREDAHLBERG

    Fred,
    GETERM Defaults are White on Black.
    – Greg

  • pucc_unknown

    27038 26APR87-0141 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 26865)
    From: GREGL To: FREDAHLBERG

    Fred,

    On a monochrome monitor I’ve found 63 and 0 to be the best colors to use.
    I think 0 is black and 63 is white, or just the opposite. This looks dandy
    on my BMC green screen monitor and is the defaults I use daily.

    Greg

  • pucc_unknown

    26871 21APR87-2242 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 26867)
    From: FREDAHLBERG To: GREGMILLER

    Greg–
    I don’t like white on black! It
    artifacts to funny greenish tones (all
    slightly reminiscent of the old 32 col
    display) which is rather annoying. Do
    you know of any other good combinations?
    Like Black on Blue or something? I noticed
    that the GECUSTM util allows you to
    change colors, but what values equal
    what? Are they the same ones that are in
    the BASIC manual — and which palette?

    Yes, I’m new to the Coco3 and would REALLY
    appreciate your help.

    Again–
    –Fred

  • pucc_unknown

    26882 22APR87-0014 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 26871)
    From: GREGMILLER To: FREDAHLBERG

    Fred,
    Yes – the values are the same. Palettes are palettes. That is out of
    my hands. You have 64 colors. On a composite monitor, that’s 4 shades
    of 16 colors. On an RGB, it’s the combination of 4 levels of Red, Green and
    Blue.
    There are so many colors, that making names for them isn’t a good idea.
    (Rick – didn’t you have a quote for that? “One man’s magenta..”?)
    I use an RGB, and -I- prefer a foreground of 63 on a background of 1.
    That’s white on dark blue.
    – Greg

  • pucc_unknown

    26884 22APR87-0211 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 26882)
    From: RICKADAMS To: FREDAHLBERG

    As Greg mentions, “one man’s magenta is another man’s light pink.” But
    Greg uses white on dark blue (63 on 1), whereas my favorite is white
    on light blue (63 on 8). That’s for RGB… for composite, that would
    be 63 on 14 (Greg) and 63 on 13 (Rick). Maybe other people will pipe
    up (UNIX pun unintended) and tell of THEIR favorite color sets for
    telecommunicating.

  • pucc_unknown

    26904 22APR87-2242 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 26884)
    From: FREDAHLBERG To: RICKADAMS

    Rick & Greg–
    Thanks for your responses.
    The white on black REALLY gets to me,
    and after fddling with palletes & slots
    & ATTRs this afternoon I was rather
    dismayed by the power of our new CoCo3!
    Yes, 63 on 13 is exactly what I
    wanted (I use ATTR3,2 from BASIC for
    the same effect on a CMP monitor) –
    far more legible & less eyestrain.
    Oh, I even found a really gross orange
    on red combination — not for those who
    want to be able to readd after they
    leave their CoCo!
    I just pulled my RS-232 pak out of
    my multipak and GETerm defaults perfectly.
    HAVE FUN!
    –Fred

  • pucc_unknown

    26911 22APR87-2312 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 26884)
    From: MIKEWARD To: RICKADAMS

    Why Sho’. I use white (63) on a pool-table green background. (2).

  • pucc_unknown

    26973 24APR87-2020 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 26884)
    From: GLOEFER To: RICKADAMS

    Piping now!

    I prefer white (63) on dark green(2) or med blue (3) (rgb that is)

    Hmmm, sounds like an impromptu poll!

    Gene Loefer

  • pucc_unknown

    26947 23APR87-2247 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 26911)
    From: RICKADAMS To: MIKEWARD

    Ahhhh. White on pool-table green… sounds restful. Have to try
    that sometime.

  • pucc_unknown

    27052 26APR87-1436 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 27038)
    From: FREDAHLBERG To: GREGL

    Greg–
    Now I’m using a 13″ composite display… and
    I like the looks of the white (63) on blue (12)
    display… but it tends to get to me. Things
    STILL artifact ALOT on a composite monitor…
    even with the CoCo 3.
    So, I tried a few other combinations and I’m
    still not sure which is best. i think I’ll
    start looking for an RGB monitor…
    Later–
    –Fred

  • pucc_unknown

    27136 28APR87-0103 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 27052)
    From: GREGL To: FREDAHLBERG

    Fred,

    You’ll be forever hooked if you get an RGB monitor… I just wish
    I had the money to buy one myself!

    Greg

  • pucc_unknown

    27416 5MAY87-2103 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 27052)
    From: RHP To: FREDAHLBERG

    I notice that most everyone using light letters on
    a dark screen uses white letters. I find that too
    harsh for long term work. I find a foreground
    color 51 (light green) with a background 8 (blue)
    to provide plenty of contrast for sharp viewing
    without being harsh. The green letters appear more
    white than green (my mother always told me that
    green & blue don’t go well together).
    These comments apply to RGB.

  • pucc_unknown

    27431 6MAY87-0055 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 27416)
    From: FREDAHLBERG To: RHP

    51 on 8… I’ll have to try it…
    I’ve been fiddling with CLEAR-F1 on
    GETERM and like 28 on 12…
    yes, white artifacts strangely on
    a CMP monitor as well as making you
    go into convulsions after several hours
    of typing on Delphi–
    –Fred

  • pucc_unknown

    27433 6MAY87-0127 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 27431)
    From: RHP To: FREDAHLBERG

    Art Flexser’s program COLORADJ.BAS is great for trying out color combos of
    background, foreground & border co. I’m not sure it’s here on DELPHI (probably
    is), but I know it’s on C**. (I agood
    thing Mart’ys away & didn’t ‘hear’ me say that C word.

  • pucc_unknown

    27437 6MAY87-0203 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 27433)
    From: ARTFLEXSER To: RHP

    Yep, Rich, COLORADJ.BAS is here too, in the Utilities database (I think).

  • pucc_unknown

    27440 6MAY87-0920 Telecommunications
    RE: HELP! (Re: Msg 27437)
    From: RHP To: ARTFLEXSER

    Art,
    Thought you might be interested in a couple of
    minor changes I made to COLORADJ.BAS for my own
    use. Line 190 allows FAST color changes. My
    ‘visual memory’ is short & I wanted to compare
    quickly. Line 275 helps choose a border that
    ‘fits’ with the foreground color chosen.

    190 IF PEEK(341)=247 THEN P=P+1:GOTO230 ELSE IF PEEK(342)=247 THEN
    P=P-1:GOTO230 ELSE IF PEEK(344)<>247 THEN 230
    275 PRINT:PRINT”CHECK CONTRAST OF FOREGROUND & BORDER”:PRINT”LOOK ESPECIALLY AT
    THE VERTICAL BARS OF THE”:PRINT”LETTERS ‘L’ AT THE BEGINNING OF THESE LINES”