I recently read something (don’t recall when, where, nor who wrote it) about someone having, as a proof of concept, reimplemented VDC text mode via (IIRC) 8x8-pixel bitmap cells. Doing it that way let them give each cell its own background colour. That got me thinking, the only way to show a colour bitmap on the VDC is to do the 8x1-pixel-cells trick and assign each cell its own foreground-background colour pair. So, my question: How do people achieve that? As we all know, it’s not a feature Commodore remembered to build in, so how is it done?
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Yes, it royally sucks that VDC refuses to have independent background color in text mode!!!!!
Yes, in bitmap mode you can assign unique colors to Foreground and Background. You do not need the messy/buggy 8x1 video mode. But if you do want 8x1 cells, then you need to implement special software. See this thread regarding 8x1
Umm, maybe that link isn't the best the web has to offer... I'm sorry. Ask if you want more info and I'll see what I can dig up
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2014 7:09:41 GMT by hydrophilic: Thought of something else...