[Coco] Color Error in VCC
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Thu Mar 8 14:50:30 EST 2012
Mr Gault, did you run it on VCC? I don't remember seeing these colors on a real Coco. Luis was running VCC and not a Coco. I'm out of town for the rest of the week so I can't get to my Coco right now and compare. But what I am seeing on VCC is (in the graphics blocks above 128):
Green FG / White BG
Yellow FG / White BG
Blue FG / White BG
White FG / White BG
Cyan FG / White BG
Magenta FG / White BG
Orange FG / White BG
In Jeff's Coco 2 Emul. All are the same except Background is BLACK
In Jeff's Coco 3 Emul. " " " " " " " "
In David's Coco 3 Em. " " " " " " " "
In David's Coco 2 Em. " " " " " " " "
In MESS Coco 2 Em. " " " " " " " "
In MESS Coco 3 Em. " " " " " " " "
In all my years of Cocos... 1, 2, and 3 ... Background color has ALWAYS been BLACK
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From: Robert Gault <robert.gault at att.net>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Thu, Mar 8, 2012 11:02 am
Subject: Re: [Coco] Color Error in VCC
Luis Fernández wrote:
I found a mistake in the colors emulated by VCC.
he error is basic and wonder to occur.
A simple test program is
20 FOR A=0 TO 255
30 POKE 1024+A,A
50 GOTO 50
Apparently my right colors are not correct
coconut lit my TV and found the following
2 Dark Blue
3 Purple or violet
5 green somewhat darker
6 Light blue, purple something
Whatever you are seeing, it is not the result of VCC. I just ran a test with a
S Coco3 using both RGB and Composite 60Hz monitors. Before running your
rogram, either the RGB or CMP commands were used to get an appropriate color
et. The colors displayed on the matching monitor were a very close match to the
colors displayed by VCC 1.42 on a Samsung SyncMaster 204B digital monitor. The
MP and RGB monitor colors were very close to each other but not a perfect
atch, starting with the appropriate color set.
Now with the real hardware, it was necessary to adjust brightness, contrast,
olor intensity, and tint. If that was not done, the colors were not quite what
hey should have been. That should not be a surprise as the Coco can't exactly
atch CMP and RGB colors given the small range of possible colors.
The Coco3 and therefore VCC default to the CMP color set. There may be small
ifferences in color between NTSC and PAL sets or even 60 and 50Hz units. Your
rogram does not force the use of a specific color set, and it should if you
ant any chance of getting appropriate colors.
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