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This is a demo of the X16's capability to use PETSCII graphic characters to build super-sized characters that are 4x the size of regular characters.

Simply load and run ZOOMTEXT.PRG and type away.

When you get bored, simply type "quit" (no shift!) to get back to BASIC. You can try with either the default PETSCII character set, or the mixed-case PETSCII set (by hitting Ctrl-N before running).

Follow on GitHub: https://github.com/SlithyMatt/x16-zoomtext


 

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Today I learned that you can use an animated GIF for a screenshot in the software library. Pretty cool!

Putting it here, though, should blow it up:

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4 hours ago, Kilian Hekhuis said:

So how does this work, technically?
 

You can see the code here: https://github.com/SlithyMatt/x16-zoomtext

Basically, PETSCII has 16 different characters that let you have any combination of a 2x2 pixel grid, but as 8x8 characters with 4x4 squares at each corner. At the beginning, the current font is converted to 4x4 character matrices. Then each line is converted to these matrix sequences after it is typed.

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Now on YouTube, a ZoomText demo with emojis! 🙂🙁😯

I'll be posting the emoji creation code on here, as well. It is already in the ZoomText repo.

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Beta version 0.2 now on GitHub, and available here for download/"Try It Now".

This version supports color:

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