[Coco] How did Musica ][ work? (half-text, half-PMODE4)?

CoCo Demus retrocanada76 at gmail.com
Wed May 4 18:31:44 EDT 2016

even an MC-10 can do it (sort of)


On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 2:13 PM, Robert Gault <robert.gault at att.net> wrote:

> L. Curtis Boyle wrote:
>> There was an article in one of the Coco magazines that showed it too (I
>> think it might have even by Steve Bjork - and for some reason, I think it
>> was in Color Computer Magazine). It showed 4 lines of text at the top,
>> scrolling, showing both color sets, and then all 4 color sets for PMODE 3
>> and 4 below that.
>> L. Curtis Boyle
>> curtisboyle at sasktel.net
>> TRS-80 Color Computer Games website
>> http://www.lcurtisboyle.com/nitros9/coco_game_list.html
> Don't forget "Motion Picture Programming -- A Program to RUN", by Arnold
> Pouch, The Rainbow, May, 1982, p36  ?
> A PMODE4 display is shown with a text caption line scrolling across the
> bottom of the screen.
> I think you are referring to "Display Modes" by Steve Bjork and Mark
> Randall, The Color Computer Magazine, Dec. 1983, p50. This had mixed modes
> on the same screen so that "You can also use this technique to mix the text
> mode and any high resolution mode on the same screen at one time."
> Robert
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