[Coco] Need help identifying author of an OS-9 program

Lee leep at tigerbase.com
Tue Apr 3 10:00:36 EDT 2018

Also, check the emulators' settings.  There probably is an option to switch
between RGB and Composite for display.  If you're seeing gray scale instead
of artifact colors, it sounds like the emulator is emulating RGB display.
Changing it to Composite might get you the correct emulation of artifact

On Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 6:31 AM, Francis Swygert <farna at att.net> wrote:

> Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2018 22:41:29 -0400
> From: Robert Gault <robert.gault at att.net>
> In general, artifact colors are not new and Tandy used them in some games.
> Both MESS and VCC can
> emulate composite screens with MESS being quite good. However, the images
> on this disk display as
> gray scale images with both MESS and VCC. They can only be seen in color
> via a real composite monitor.
> There is no screen swapping in the program and the pictures are displayed
> as follows:
> montype -r
> view -s -q7 picture.vef
> etc.
> Tim Kientzle is the author of the program but I think he may not be the
> person who produced the .vef
> images. They don't appear to be flicker type images. I can't think of any
> reason why MESS would not
> display the images in color when artifact effects are turned on. It is
> also strange that the OS-9
> palette is set to the RGB group even though the monitor needs to be a CMP
> type.
> ==============================================
> Ok, maybe I'm missing something, or maybe you just forgot (or I'm
> wrong...), but don't composite games that relay on artifact colors display
> as gray scale when viewed on an RGB monitor? In other words, try changing
> the OS-9 palette to composite when viewing the images using CMP as the type
> of monitor (if you haven't already tried...).
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