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; Demonstration Program to show all basic fades of GRASP. ; by Doug Wolfgram - Microtex Industries, Inc. ; To run this demo, press F10. When running, to quit, press ESC. ; The screen will clear to blue, then do each fade, full screen, ; at what I consider to be the best speed on a PC. To see what ; effect the WINDOW command has on the fades, uncomment the ; command at line 20 by removing the semi-colon and press F10 to ; run it again. video a ; set video mode to 4 color cga pload grasp ; load the picture. default buffer is 1 color 1 ; set the drawing color for the boxes ; Un-comment the next line to see effect of clip window settings ; window 56,15,195,124 ; set clip window to constrain fades Top: ; label indicating the top of the loop box 0,0,319,199,100 ; draw with box command to clear screen fade 1,1,0,0 ; do the first fade box 0,0,319,199,100 ; etc... fade 2,1,0,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 3,1,0,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 4,1,0,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 5,1,0,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 6,1,0,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 7,1,0,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 8,1,0,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 9,1,50,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 10,1,50,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 11,1,50,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 12,1,50,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 13,1,50,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 14,1,50,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 15,1,50,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 16,1,50,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 17,1,50,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 18,1,50,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 19,1,0,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 20,1,0,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 21,1,0,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 22,1,100,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 23,1,100,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 24,1,0,0 box 0,0,319,199,100 fade 25,1,0,0 goto Top ; loop back to label 'Top' exit ; Exit program. Here for cosmetics only.
GRASP - GRAphical System for Presentation - Revision history The following is a LIFO list of the revision history of GRASP. Do not worry about always keeping the latest version of GRASP around unless one of these bugs or features directly affects you... _____________________________________________________________________________ 1.10c - August 15, 1986 ----- * The little '4' in upper left corner of CGA now gone. Whew! * SLIDE (pfade 19) on CGA speed fixed. Now runs at full speed. * Many, many HERCULES mode bugs fixed including the hang with fade speeds. * Can change paths from Main Directory now. * Fonts moved to far segment so larger fonts may be used. * RE-compiled with MANX C which provides smaller, faster code. * Lots of little fixes and code clean-ups. * A couple of manual changes and clarifications. * NEW COMMAND - MOVE - moves section of screen to another part of screen. * NEW COMMAND - RECT - draws fast filled rectangles. * NEW COMMAND - TILE - fills screen with a clipping, i.e., tiling effect. * NEW COMMAND - POSITION - sets position in PCPAINT page where screen will be displayed from. This allows you to create very large pages and scroll around in them. * NEW COMMAND - SETUPSCR - now required before PAN command. To do EGA panning the sequence must be as follows: SETUPSCR buffer PFADE 0,1 PAN (around anywhere you like...) CLEARSCR RESETSCR also note that SETUPSCR and RESETSCR will reset the window parameters to screen size, so you must reset with the window command if you need to. _____________________________________________________________________________ 1.10b - June 3, 1986 ----- * You can now load pictures of any type, even while in a different video mode. * Text clipping placement is now correct. _____________________________________________________________________________ 1.10a - May 25, 1986 ----- * Hercules mode now works properly. You can read all menus. * EGA monochrome mode now works better. The system will default to the proper configuration based on your hardware at start-up. * Use of an old VIDEO command now signals an error instead of sometimes hanging. * The routine that checks for existence of a mouse doesn't hang the machine now. * Passing a video mode parameter to PCPAINT (ALT-F10 function in editor) now works all the time. * GRASP used to support dual monitor configs. Due to the fact that may vendors have hercules emulation on their EGAs, I can't tell whether I need to switch monitors or not to get to herc. Therefore, GRASP no longer automatically switches monitors. If you have dual monitors, you need to do a DOS MODE command to switch before running GRASP. * If you try to set EGA modes and don't have one, it tells you...instead of hanging. _____________________________________________________________________________ 1.10 - May 15, 1986 - Official First Release ----- _____________________________________________________________________________ 1.10* - April 15, 1986 - Beta Release ----- _____________________________________________________________________________
HELP FOR NEW USERS & PROBLEMS YOU MIGHT HAVE FROM: PC PLUS CONSULTING / CALIFORNIA FREEWARE Public domain/shareware software is very easy to use if you are familiar with a few basic "DOS" commands. These commands are "COPY", "DISKCOPY", "DIR", "TYPE", "FORMAT", & a few others. None of the disks are "bootable", which means that you cannot place the disk in your computer and turn it on. The first thing to do is to make a backup copy of your disk with the following command: A>DISKCOPY A: B: <enter> - (will copy all files from 'A' to 'B') In the event that you get some sort of error message when using "DISKCOPY", you will then have to use the "COPY" command to make a backup of your original disk. Place a blank FORMATTED disk in the "B" drive, the original disk in 'A" and enter the following command at the "A>" prompt: A>COPY *.* B: <enter> - (will copy all files from 'A' to 'B') Now put the original disk away and use the working copy. The next thing to do is see what files are on the disk. Place the working copy in the "A" drive and enter the following command: A>DIR <enter> - will display the filenames Now you will see many different filenames. A filename consists of two parts; the filename & the extension. The filename will be on the left (up to 8 characters long) & the extension will be just to the right (up to 3 characters long). You will be looking for certain extension names; which will tell you something about that type of file. ****************************************************************************** * IMPORTANT.....IMPORTANT.....IMPORTANT.....IMPORTANT.....IMPORTANT * *----------------------------------------------------------------------------* * EXE - a program file - type in the name & press the enter key. * * COM - a command file - type in the name & press the enter key. * * BAT - a batch file - many uses, type in the name & press enter key. * * BAS - a "BASIC" program. Needs GWBASIC or BASICA to run the program. * * ARC - a archived file - needs to be unarchived, contains many files. * * DQC - a compressed file - needs to be uncompressed to be readable. * * DOC - A DOCUMENTATION FILE - instructions about the program - READ THIS * * TXT - A DOCUMENTATION FILE - instructions about the program - READ THIS * ****************************************************************************** You may also see files like READ.ME or README.1ST or just README. These are all documentation files that will tell you about the program or how to work the program properly. VERY IMPORTANT: READ DOCUMENTATION FILES FIRST BEFORE RUNNING THE PROGRAM!!! =============================================================================== To view a documentation file on your screen, use the "TYPE" command. With your program disk in the "A" drive enter the following command: A>TYPE filename.ext (enter) - where filename would be README.DOC or whatever the filename is that you wish to view. This will display the documentation to the screen. To stop the text from scrolling by, press "CTRL S" (the CTRL key and "S" key at the same time), any other key to resume scrolling. To obtain a printout of the documentation simply replace the "TYPE" command with the "DOS" command "COPY". Turn your printer on and enter the following command: A>COPY filename.ext PRN <enter> - where filename would be README.DOC or whatever file you wish to print. =============================================================================== An "EXE", "COM", or "BAT" file extension means that when you enter the filename, the computer will do something. For instance, if the filename were "POKER.EXE", or "POKER.COM, or "POKER.BAT" you would enter the following at the "A" prompt: A>POKER <enter> - the poker program would now come up on the screen. =============================================================================== Another type of file (a little tricky to run) is a "BASIC" file. These types have the "BAS" extension. Any file with this extension must be run with the "BASIC" interpreter. That simply means that you must have a copy of "GWBASIC.EXE" if you have a clone, or "BASICA.COM" if you have an "IBM". These 2 files (GWBASIC & the "BAS" file) must reside together or be able to find each other. An easy way to do this is to simply copy "GWBASIC.EXE" to the disk that contains the "BAS" files. When both files are together & this disk was in the "A" drive you would enter the following command: A>GWBASIC POKER <enter> - the poker program would now be "running" & you would be playing the game. =============================================================================== Another important file is one with an "ARC" extension. This means it is an archived file & contains many smaller files within it. This is done so all the files will fit on to the disk(s) you received. You must extract the files with a special program. The program most commonly used is called "PKXARC.EXE". To extract files from a file called "TEST.ARC", enter the following command: A>PKXARC TEST B: <enter> - this would extract all the files and place them on a disk that was in the "B" drive. You must have a FORMATTED blank disk in the "B" drive when issuing this command. You could copy the "ARC" files & the program "PKXARC.EXE" to your hard drive & enter the following command: C>PKXARC TEST <enter> - this will extract all the files from an archived state. Then you will see some of the different filenames mentioned above when you use the "DIR" command. =============================================================================== Hopefully this help sheet will enable you to understand & use your disks. If all this still sounds like "GREEK", then we strongly suggest that you purchase the following disks: #257 - BEGINNERS - a tutorial on using public domain/shareware software #256 - DOS TUTORIAL - an excellent program teaching about your computer & how to use "DOS" commands #255 - DOS HELP - on-line help screens for "DOS" commands Happy computing, PC PLUS CONSULTING CALIFORNIA FREEWARE 14536 ROSCOE BL. # 201 1747 E. AVE Q UNIT C1 PANORAMA CITY, CA. 91402 PALMDALE, CA. 93550 818) 891-7930 (805) 273-0300 SHOWROOM / OFFICE MAIN OFFICE / MAIL ORDERS
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Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ GRASP ZIP 185778 4-13-93 8:05a GO-STRT DAT 540 1-06-93 4:57p SIGORDER TXT 3090 3-10-93 3:22p GO-FORM DAT 3090 3-10-93 3:22p GO EXE 26022 1-10-92 12:14p PCSIG TXT 2335 2-10-93 8:50a SHAREMAG TXT 1837 1-21-92 6:11a CDROM TXT 4874 3-18-93 1:28p PKUNZIP EXE 29378 2-01-93 2:04a 9 file(s) 256944 bytes 60416 bytes free