Does STOS support all 4096 colors of STE?

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Does STOS support all 4096 colors of STE?

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I'm trying to figure out whether it's STOS not supporting those or Sprite not being updated to support it. Could use larger color selection even if I can display only 16 at a time (main gripe is that white is not actually white in 512 spectrum while it may be the case in 4096 one).
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Re: Does STOS support all 4096 colors of STE?

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STOS as a rule doesnt support STE colours, however you CAN poke values into the colour registers as with any BASIC.
I've used this technique to do a lot of palette work..

There are 2 versions of the spectrum 512 extension, the one to use is down to personal preference, you need to use a program called Photochrome v4 to develop/change SPU 4096 pictures that DO display on STE's and STFM with either 512 or 4096.

I cannot for the life of me find my code that shows this but if i do, i will post the two differing spectrum colour pictures here (One STE the other FM)
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Re: Does STOS support all 4096 colors of STE?

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Ok, that didn't take long.. fluked it by opening the "wrong" folder :P

I've included the source, the material required and TWO spectrum pictures, the first is a 512 and the second is a 4096.
There are also 2 BPM files showing the differences too...
If some kind soul could put these two BMP files online i can link them here.

This uses a couple of extensions mainly to wipe the screen, also uses STOS SHOW v2
SPU_CODE.rar
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Re: Does STOS support all 4096 colors of STE?

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Color #3147 is unsupported, but it's almost the same exact thing as #2977 so just use that instead.
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Re: Does STOS support all 4096 colors of STE?

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Mikefulton wrote:Color #3147 is unsupported, but it's almost the same exact thing as #2977 so just use that instead.
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Re: Does STOS support all 4096 colors of STE?

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EstTeeEfEm wrote:i've included the source, the material required and TWO spectrum pictures, the first is a 512 and the second is a 4096.
What program did you use for the conversion?
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Re: Does STOS support all 4096 colors of STE?

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I used XNView to convert it to TARGA on the PC then Photochrome v4 on the ST to convert it to SPU (Spectrum 512).
Photochrome allows you to build both 512 and 4096 versions
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Re: Does STOS support all 4096 colors of STE?

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EstTeeEfEm wrote:I used XNView to convert it to TARGA on the PC then Photochrome v4 on the ST to convert it to SPU (Spectrum 512).
Photochrome allows you to build both 512 and 4096 versions
Ok, thanks for the info.
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