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   PRINT "PRESS ANY KEY TO BRING UP THE FRIEZE TSR...."
 
   PRINT "PRESS ANY KEY TO BRING UP THE FRIEZE TSR...."
 
   SLEEP
 
   SLEEP
   CALL INTERRUPT(&H5,REGS,REGS)
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   CALL INTERRUPT(&H5,REGS,REGS)
   DEF SEG=&HA000
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   DEF SEG=&HA000
 
   FOR I=0 TO 3
 
   FOR I=0 TO 3
 
         'SET EGA REGISTER FOR A READ FROM EACH PLANE
 
         'SET EGA REGISTER FOR A READ FROM EACH PLANE
         OUT &H3CE,4
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         OUT &H3CE,4
         OUT &H3CF,I
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         OUT &H3CF,I
 
         TEMP$=RTRIM$(FILENAME$)+LTRIM$(STR$(I))+".EGA"
 
         TEMP$=RTRIM$(FILENAME$)+LTRIM$(STR$(I))+".EGA"
 
         BSAVE TEMP$,0,TOTALVIDEOMEM
 
         BSAVE TEMP$,0,TOTALVIDEOMEM

Latest revision as of 14:14, 21 July 2020

Knowledge Base


How to Incorporate Paintbrush (PCX) EGA File into QB SCREEN 9

Article ID: 40152

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006

This article was previously published under Q40152

SUMMARY

Microsoft QuickBasic can incorporate PCX files created with the Microsoft Mouse Paintbrush package through the use of the FRIEZE terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR) program. The FRIEZE TSR is included in the Microsoft Mouse Paintbrush package and can be loaded up into memory by running the PAINT.BAT file located on the Microsoft Mouse Utilities distribution disk. The steps you should first take are as follows:

  1. Load the FRIEZE TSR into memory from within a batch file.
  2. Load your QuickBasic program, which will issue an interrupt 5. This makes the TSR active, allowing you to load a PCX file from disk into the video-card memory.

Your QuickBasic program then can BSAVE the four EGA planes--red, green, blue, and intensity--out to disk. This makes it possible to include high quality, color pictures in QuickBasic programs.

This information applies to Microsoft QuickBasic Versions 4.00, 4.00b, and 4.50 for MS-DOS and Microsoft Basic Compiler Versions 6.00 and 6.00b and Microsoft Basic PDS 7.00 for MS-DOS and MS OS/2.

MORE INFORMATION

The following is a code example:

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
EGAPBSAV.BAS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

REM If you are using Basic PDS 7.00, change the include file
REM below to 'QBX.BI'.

REM $INCLUDE: 'QB.BI'
DIM REGS AS RegType
DIM SHARED TOTALVIDEOMEM AS INTEGER
DIM SHARED FILNAME$

TOTALVIDEOMEM=28000
SCREEN 9
COLOR 5,0
CLS
PRINT "MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE LOADED THE FRIEZE TSR INTO MEMORY BEFORE"
PRINT "RUNNING THIS PROGRAM."
PRINT
CALL SAVEPCXFILE
END

SUB SAVEPCXFILE STATIC
  DIM REGS AS REGTYPE
  PRINT : PRINT
  PRINT "WHAT BASE NAME WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE THE BINARY IMAGE FILE?"
  PRINT "PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE AN EXTENSION (e.g. .BAS OR .BIN)"
  PRINT
  INPUT "FILENAME: ",FILENAME$
  PRINT "PRESS ANY KEY TO BRING UP THE FRIEZE TSR...."
  SLEEP
  CALL INTERRUPT(&H5,REGS,REGS)
  DEF SEG=&HA000
  FOR I=0 TO 3
        'SET EGA REGISTER FOR A READ FROM EACH PLANE
        OUT &H3CE,4
        OUT &H3CF,I
        TEMP$=RTRIM$(FILENAME$)+LTRIM$(STR$(I))+".EGA"
        BSAVE TEMP$,0,TOTALVIDEOMEM
  NEXT I
  DEF SEG
END SUB
                


Additional query words: QuickBas BasicCom

Keywords: KB40152