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by Bill (Smithville NJ)
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Update Announcements
Topic: UPDATE: DMCP-3.9a / DM42-3.9.1 / dm_tool-2.4
Replies: 21
Views: 11626

Re: UPDATE: DMCP-3.9a / DM42-3.9.1 / dm_tool-2.4

Quick question about updating. The new update procedure makes references to "since 3.7". My DM42 Firmware is currently at 3.1. Do I need to do a update to get it to 3.7 and then a second update to get to the current? Or can I update directly to 3.9. If so, what update procedure do I use. Thanks Bill...
by Bill (Smithville NJ)
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: % Character ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Re: % Character ?

kevinvinv wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:11 pm
Sorry to be dense... could you explain what [A] means in your post?
Refer to "Alpha Input Mode" in the DM42 manual:

http://www.swissmicros.com/dm42/doc/dm42_user_manual/


Bill
Smithville, NJ
by Bill (Smithville NJ)
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: % Character ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Re: % Character ?

It's interesting. At first I couldn't enter the Percent Character, but I knew from the Character Table in the Manuel that Char Code 37 (Dec) is the percent character. The setting of Character Entry mode affects what is entered as follows: [A] pressing Shift RCL will enter H in alpha register [a] pre...
by Bill (Smithville NJ)
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: DM42
Topic: Countdown
Replies: 13
Views: 3836

Re: Countdown

You lost me, Bill. I'm not yet conversant with matrices, but I'm willing to learn Think of the Matrix as an ARRAY. I'm not familiar with Countdown, but from what I can gather on the Web (Please correct me if I have this all wrong): There are two Stacks of Letter Tiles, one containing Vowels and one...
by Bill (Smithville NJ)
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Countdown
Replies: 13
Views: 3836

Re: Countdown

I would probably use two matrix variables - vowel and consonant.
Each matrix element could contain the numeric representation of the character.

Then just randomly choose an element from the particular matrix, and XTOA it to the alpha register.

Bill
Smithville, NJ
by Bill (Smithville NJ)
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: DM42 License Statement
Replies: 86
Views: 45745

Re: DM42 License Statement

If the DM42 had been GPL-compliant from the beginning, there would never have been any fuss. And you could have simply ignored the fuss that did occur, since you don't care about the issue anyway. Thomas, I think the key question for me is: Are you satisfied with the final result? Or do you feel th...
by Bill (Smithville NJ)
Tue May 29, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: saving variables anytime?
Replies: 7
Views: 2404

Re: saving variables anytime?

Saving variables, matrices at least, is indeed planned for a future firmware version. That's great - I'm assuming "loading" matrices is also planed. This would be great for the Fonts matrix. Just generate the Font matrix once, save it and then load it as required. Besides saving/loading matrices or...
by Bill (Smithville NJ)
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Software Library
Topic: Displaying Strings on the Screen
Replies: 27
Views: 12758

Re: Displaying Strings on the Screen

Hi Gernot,

At present, the characters are just graphed to the screen based on x,y coordinates. It really isn't a line orientated routine.

Maybe in the future.

Bill
Smithville, NJ
by Bill (Smithville NJ)
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: DM42
Topic: Proposal: virtual alpha variable?
Replies: 6
Views: 3216

Re: Proposal: virtual alpha variable?

Question - Do you just wish to store the contents of the ALPHA register for future restore? If so, the the two following routines will do that: 00 { 37-Byte Prgm } 01▸LBL "STOA" 02 1 03 ALENG 04 NEWMAT 05 EDIT 06▸LBL 00 07 ATOX 08 → 09 FC? 76 10 GTO 00 11 EXITALL 12 STO "ALPHA" 13 XTOA 14 RTN 15 END...
by Bill (Smithville NJ)
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Software Library
Topic: Character set for 400x240?
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

Re: Character set for 400x240?

https://forum.swissmicros.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=446 (I think - but that thread does get muddled) You need to scroll to the end of that thread to get to the latest version of the string routines that I created. There are two character sets - "Big Chars" and "Small Chars". Both of these are from F...