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how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby MrPixel » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:43 pm

i am currently attempting a graphics demo and need to know how to get multiple flashing borders.

any ideas?

and no, google is not broken on my machine.

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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby spiny » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:02 pm

have you tried a spectrum forum?

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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby shoggoth » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:24 pm

I think we've found the human Uncyclopedia.
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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby MrPixel » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:47 pm

look, facebook got hacked. i'm just trying to play it safe. if my info is out there, so are my passwords

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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby spiny » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:51 pm

MrPixel wrote:look, facebook got hacked. i'm just trying to play it safe. if my info is out there, so are my passwords



are you drunk ?

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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby MrPixel » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:53 pm

i find that somewhat distasteful, i expect to be respected just like anyone else. of course, it may not be the case, either way, safety first. remember the I Love You Virus? no i am not drunk, just somewhat anxious.

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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby mlynn1974 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:42 pm

You should check out Dominic Robinson's Rainbow Processor:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0013421
It looks like ST rasters but it's not in the borders. It shows great control of the colour palette though.

There is information on how to control the border colours in the ULA book:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/ZX-Spectrum-Ul ... 0956507107
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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby MrPixel » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:56 pm

yo see, that was easy. mlynn1974, thank you for your courtesy

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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby MrPixel » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:57 pm

MrPixel wrote:you see, that was easy. mlynn1974, thank you for your courtesy

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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby spiny » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:16 am

MrPixel wrote:i find that somewhat distasteful, i expect to be respected just like anyone else. of course, it may not be the case, either way, safety first. remember the I Love You Virus? no i am not drunk, just somewhat anxious.



OK, you're going to have to explain why facebook being 'hacked' has anything to do with you being unable to join a spectrum coding forum.

in fact, why did you join this forum at all ? you clearly don't have any interest in Atari computers, i'm genuinly interested.

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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby MrPixel » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:22 am

ok, you need to look at the words for the chat forum VERY clearly

and i quote "A place to talk about anything you want, just be courteous"

what rule did i break that my being here is in question?

and maybe i overreacted, i just wanted a viewpoint from an atari user. i don't want a bunch of Yes Men, just a simple answer. let me rephrase:

as so many have done on the atari 800 and XL, getting Multiple colors, as far as possibility, could the ZX spectrum compete?

that's all.

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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby spiny » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:33 am

you really aren't making any sense.

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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby wongck » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:48 am

MrPixel wrote:i am currently attempting a graphics demo and need to know how to get multiple flashing borders.

any ideas?

and no, google is not broken on my machine.


You do know that even Atari 8-bits here are seldom talked about (but may be they do in the FPGA area IDK)..... let alone some other 8-bits. So may be Speccy gets a bit more attention, that just because this forum is hosted in UK, where plenty of Speccy were at.
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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby MrPixel » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:12 am

then why am i getting so much hate for posting about it?

i have a genuine desire to learn about this but am tired of logging onto forum after forum. just give me a straight answer...please :?

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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby darklight » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:44 am

MrPixel wrote:then why am i getting so much hate for posting about it?

i have a genuine desire to learn about this but am tired of logging onto forum after forum. just give me a straight answer...please :?


There are much better forums on the internet to ask questions about Spectrum or Atari 8 Bit than the 'general chat' part of this forum! You will get better answers there. This is not a retro computing forum, its an Atari 16/32 bit forum.

I've got no problem with what you are posting personally, others do though it seems. Not sure why. But it sounds like you've got no need for this forum as others would match your interests better, honestly you seem to be wasting your own time posting here. Unless of course you are trying to wind up people.
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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby wongck » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:05 am

MrPixel wrote:i have a genuine desire to learn about this but am tired of logging onto forum after forum. just give me a straight answer...please :?

May be the way you put it.... like this:

MrPixel wrote:and no, google is not broken on my machine.


I would normally go to the library to get some answers to my questions. When I can't find it in the library, I may go to a market/cafe and ask around. Topics at the market/cafe may be varied but may not be the one you are asking about.
In the computer world, I would go to Google first, and if can't find any proper answers, ask here.

Seems to me you just go straight to the market/cafe. Well.... that's you.
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Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

Postby Dal » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:23 am

MrPixel wrote:as so many have done on the atari 800 and XL, getting Multiple colors, as far as possibility, could the ZX spectrum compete?


I really don’t think this forum is the right place for you and there may be some confusion on your part as to what machines we are primarily interested in here.

This forum is for Atari 16/32bit line of computers (Atari ST, TT and Falcon). We do expect members to be posting here with a focus on those machines in the main.

Although we provide “off-topic” areas, these are used more as an overspill for Atari ST/TT/Falcon enthusiasts where there may be a “cross-over” interest. As such, would not be the best place for getting detailed answers for questions such as yours.

Simply put, if you have a Spectrum related coding question, it really is best asked on a Spectrum forum - you will get a richer experience if you direct your questions to the places that have the most experts for that platform.

If you want Atari ST help, we are here.

Given your lack of posts related to our primary subject matter, I will be restricting your access to the off-topic forums for a while and we’ll see how things go.
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