• theDraw Question

    From stizzed@46:10/117 to All on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 15:00:18
    Cannot for the life of me remember how to get theDraw to draw blinking characters.

    HELP! ;)

    Thanks in advance!

    .\\ichael Batts
    a.k.a. stizzed (because, why not?)
    SysOp, The ROCK BBS III

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  • From Black Panther@46:1/181 to stizzed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 19:22:52
    On 27 May 2020, stizzed said the following...

    Cannot for the life of me remember how to get theDraw to draw blinking characters.

    When you hit ALT-A to chose your color, just chose foreground colors between
    16 and 31.

    Thanks in advance!

    Hope that helped. :)


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  • From Digital Avatar@46:1/145 to stizzed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 22:06:28
    on 27 May 2020, stizzed said...

    Cannot for the life of me remember how to get theDraw to draw blinking characters.

    Hit ESC to bring up the menu, go to Color, and select Fore/Back. Notice how there's two sets of colors? The second set is the blinking colors. However I
    do seem to recall Dosbox not rendering the blinking attribute properly so the second row of colors just repeats the first row but with a gray background. I don't feel like going into dosbox to test this, but that might be why you couldn't figure it out (assuming you were using dosbox to run thedraw,
    anyway).

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  • From stizzed@46:10/117 to Black Panther on Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:48:12
    When you hit ALT-A to chose your color, just chose foreground colors between 16 and 31.

    Yeap! Found that the box Im using does not show the blinking cursor of yesteryear. This jogged my memory tho.

    Thanks!

    .\\ichael Batts
    a.k.a. stizzed (because, why not?)
    SysOp, The ROCK BBS III

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  • From stizzed@46:10/117 to Digital Avatar on Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:48:57
    Hit ESC to bring up the menu, go to Color, and select Fore/Back. Notice how there's two sets of colors? The second set is the blinking colors. However I do seem to recall Dosbox not rendering the blinking attribute properly so the second row of colors just repeats the first row but with
    a gray background. I don't feel like going into dosbox to test this, but that might be why you couldn't figure it out (assuming you were using dosbox to run thedraw, anyway).

    Got it, THANKS! Funny how the small stuff goes first. ;)

    .\\ichael Batts
    a.k.a. stizzed (because, why not?)
    SysOp, The ROCK BBS III

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  • From Digital Avatar@46:1/145 to stizzed on Thursday, May 28, 2020 22:38:24
    on 28 May 2020, stizzed said...

    Got it, THANKS! Funny how the small stuff goes first. ;)

    Could be worse. You could've asked a question about A3E or AcidDraw or something totally obscure.

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