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The documentation for Graphpac is in two parts.
The Command Manual.
This gives the general description of the commands and features
provided by all current versions of Graphpac.
The System Manual.
This gives specific details for implementing Graphpac on your computer
and a summary of relevant commands.
Copyright and right to make backup copies
On receipt of this computer program and associated documentation, you
are granted a non-exclusive license to execute the enclosed software and to
make backup copies of the computer program for single user use only. Mbaslink
and Graphpac are subject to copyright and all rights are reserved.
No representations or warranties with respect to the contents hereof
are made and any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any
particular purpose are specifically disclaimed.
|1||MANUAL DESCRIPTION AND COPYRIGHT NOTICE|
|2||INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHPAC|
|3||PRESET and PTEST|
|5||LINE DRAWING COMMANDS|
|8||SCREEN MANAGEMENT COMMANDS|
|9||BAR GRAPH COMMANDS|
|10||DISK HANDLING COMMANDS|
|10||GRAPHIC OPTION COMMANDS|
|GRAPHPAC COMMAND MANUAL||(c) 1983 Gemini Microcomputers Ltd.|
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GRAPHPAC COMMAND MANUAL
Graphpac allows the user to SET, RESET, INVERT or TEST any pixel on
the screen. Routines are also supplied to draw lines using rectangular (based
on X,Y values) or polar co-ordinates (described by an angle and distance).
This manual gives a general description of Graphpac features and commands in a
similar format and notation to Microsoft Mbasic documentation. An entry is
given for each command showing the syntax used.
Plotting on the screen.
The resolution of the graphics is determined by the hardware used and
can range from 96 pixels across the screen by 46 pixels down, to 512 X 256 or
Graphpac commands control an invisible graphics cursor, the position
of this cursor is described by X,Y co-ordinates. Values supplied to Graphpac
are treated as signed 16-bit values between –32768 and +32767. A screen X coordinate
value of +32767 is the maximum distance to the right of the screen
that the graphics cursor may be placed. Negative values are to the left of the
screen, –32768 being the maximum. It is not necessary to use the INT function
before passing a value to Graphpac.
Note that if Graphpac is used with Microsoft Mbasic or BASIC-80,
numbers between +32768 and +65535 will be accepted. Graphpac will interpret
these values and all values in between as negative numbers between –32768 and
As a general rule numbers greater then 32767 should not be passed to
Not all the commands described in this document will be available in
the software supplied. Some would be unsuitable or impractical on your
particular hardware, in other cases they may just be unnecessary. The
documentation specific to your hardware (Graphpac System Manual) will inform
you which commands are available.
Graphpac commands are stored in memory usually as normal ASCII
characters and not as one byte tokens which represent normal BASIC reserved
The PLOT DRAW and DRAWTO commands may have more than one set of values
passed at a time by separating each set with a semi colon.
i.e. 10 DRAWTO 0,0 ; 20,0 ; 20,20 ; 0,20
PSET (pixel set)
To SET a pixel.