Paul Waterman, whose abode is in Southampton, has sat down and reworked an old Type-In into a whole new form, ie using machine code. This has improved it no end at all.
So if you want to use italic, under lined and double height on your Amstrad. start typing! Characters 128-255 are reserved, so you can't use them in your own programs.
Program Notes :
- Line 10 sets the screen mode and the memory limit. Lines 20-40 read in data that makes up the machine code. Line 50 catches the last item and makes the program continue.
- Lines 60-70 complete the reading operation, looping if necessary.
- Line 80 calls the machine code, which then sets up the fonts. Line 90 jumps to line 320 onwards, saving out the machine code to tape or disk and then printing the instructions.
- Lines 100 and no perform checks on the data to make sure of the quality of your typing!
- Lines 120-310 contain the machine code data itself.