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Screen Maker

Screen Maker
Screen Maker

SystemAtari 8-Bit
Floppy (5.25")1


Atari 8-Bit

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Release Date: 1/1/1983
Manufacturer: Atari
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Donated By: Gregory William Crowell
This is a tool for programmers who wish to create impressive graphics for games or other applications, but who have yet to delve into the mysteries of the display list, a mini-program used by the ANTIC chip in the Atari to display information on screen. Atari has several different graphics modes, most of which cannot be displayed simultaneously, or mixed on the screen. This can be a problem if you want to display text and graphics together. Screen Maker (Atari Learning Systems, $34.95) lets you custom design a screen, combining as many as 15 different graphics modes, and then writes a subroutine that creates the screen. You can then use this subroutine in your own program. (See review in Antic, March 1984).
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