[Coco] Gadgets

bill gordon cwgordon at charter.net
Tue Apr 5 18:43:14 EDT 2005

Well, I found a poke (POKE 282,0-sets keyboard to lowercase, POKE
282,255-resets to uppercase).  So, I tried it. I must have a non-standard
machine.  (CoCo3, part #26-3334, Serial # 1119186 ), because all I get is
inverse screen.

Now, about that 'lowercase kit'.....

-----Original Message-----
From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On
Behalf Of Roger Merchberger
Sent: 4/5/05 6:28 PM
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [Coco] Gadgets

Rumor has it that Mannequin* may have mentioned these words:
>On Tue, 5 Apr 2005 18:07:26 -0400
>"billg" <cwgordon at charter.net> wrote:
> > "Back in the day", when CoCo was King (at least in our eyes), my 
> > system had a 'lowercase converter' kit installed that allowed true 
> > lowercase instead of inverse video.
> >
>Isn't there a POKE for doing this on a 32 width screen without any 
>special hardware on a Coco 3? I think I used to do this in some of my 

Correct. Also true with some of the later CoCo2 machines that had a newer
version VDG in it -- the lower case kit was used on earlier CoCo2s and there
may have been a version for the CoCo1's, but I don't think they could be
switched between versions.

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