RE: [cc65] Atari Colors and Cursor for Fields Library

From: Shawn Jefferson <>
Date: 2010-08-15 01:04:04


The Atari 8-bit does not support multi-color text.  The text screen is a
single color, and text is a different luminance of that color.  Also, the
cursor does not blink.  You may be able to simulate blinking by turning the
cursor on and off on a set interval though.


By a border, do you mean using the graphics characters?  You can use the
defines in Atari.h to print the borders with cputc.



From: [] On Behalf
Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2010 3:55 PM
Subject: [cc65] Atari Colors and Cursor for Fields Library


I am working on a new version of Fields.  Right now, I'm adding Atari
support and am having two problems: 1. text is always black, and 2. I can't
figure out the cursor's behavior.  I want multi-color text and a blinking
cursor if text/# fields.  Also, how do I define a border for the menus using

Joseph Rose, a.k.a. Harry Potter
Working magic in the computer community...or at least striving to! :(

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