[Coco] POKE for WIDTH 80 ?

Bill Pierce ooogalapasooo at aol.com
Sat Nov 5 17:27:34 EDT 2016

Stephen, just write a oneline basic program and stick it on the Color4th disk

Name it "4TH/BAS" and the just RUN"4TH"



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-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Pereira <spereira1952 at comcast.net>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Sat, Nov 5, 2016 3:47 pm
Subject: Re: [Coco] POKE for WIDTH 80 ?

Hi Dave,Thanks very much for your advice.I am thinking that overall it will be much easier to remember to do a WIDTH 80 command just prior to LOADM”COLOR4TH.Thanks very much to all who’ve offered their thoughts!smp--Stephen M. PereiraBedford, NH  03110KB1SXE> On Nov 5, 2016, at 3:27 PM, Dave Philipsen <dave at davebiz.com> wrote:> > The WIDTH 80 command sets up the VDG to display the 80-column text mode and it also sets flags so that BASIC knows it's in this mode. The 40 & 80-column text modes use 'extended' memory so as not to impinge upon the memory that is available for BASIC programs.  More than just a single 'POKE' would be required to configure the hardware for this to happen.  However, I *think* that you could probably POKE &HE7, 2 and then press the RESET button and BASIC would take care of it for you.  I'm not sure on this since I don't have my CoCo in front of me right now.  It is this flag that keeps BASIC from reverting back to its standard 32-column display when you hit reset.> > Dave> > > On 11/5/2016 12:58 PM, Stephen Pereira wrote:>> I’ve been pouring through the “500 PEEKS, POKES and EXECS,” but I’ve not been able to find if there is a POKE that works the same as the WIDTH 80 command.  Does anyone know if there is such a POKE?  If so, what is it, please, and also the opposite POKE to get back to “normal” WIDTH 32.>> >> Thanks in advance!>> smp>> -->> Stephen M. Pereira>> Bedford, NH  03110>> KB1SXE>> >> >> > > > -- > Coco mailing list> Coco at maltedmedia.com> https://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco-- Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco

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