A question about MSX settings

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By Samor

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21-07-2005, 11:02

Since I haven't used these commands for years, I kind of forgot how to change
function keys, the prompt ( "Ok" ) , stuff like that, and how to write such settings to cmos.

Could anyone post these or point me to a location that perhaps has a list of these settings and how to change them?

Thanks.

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By ro

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21-07-2005, 11:03

set prompt "files" for example?

By Samor

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21-07-2005, 11:07

hm. doesn't that set a title screen instead? - my memory is really rusty on this stuff; I'd like a list of settings - if I'm not mistaken they were listed in that big white MSX2/Basic book from Philips, which I used to have.

By ro

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21-07-2005, 11:31

set title
set screen
set prompt
set adjust
set password

u figure it out (dunno the parameters...)

By Oscar

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21-07-2005, 12:13

You can record the settings of BASIC default screen configuration with set screen. For example: make KEY OFF, SCREEN 0,,0 (key press sound off), WIDTH 80 and after SET SCREEN and you will always get this configuration when power on the computer.

By BiFi

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21-07-2005, 13:19

SET TITLE [<title text>][,<color scheme>]
SET PROMPT [<prompt text>]
SET PASSWORD [<password text>]
SET ADJUST ([<X>][,<Y>])
SET BEEP [<type>][,<volume>]

X and Y: -7 to +8, 0 is initial
color scheme: 1 to 4, 1 is initial
type: 1 to 4, 1 is initial
volume: 1 to 4, 2 is initial
title text, prompt text: either up to 6 characters
password text: can be up to 255 characters

SET TITLE, SET PROMPT and SET PASSWORD texts can't be combined

SET SCREEN saves the following:

SCREEN <mode>,,<keyclick>,<cassette>,<printer>,<interlace>
COLOR <foreground>,<background>,<border>
KEY {ON|OFF}
WIDTH <width>

mode: 0 or 1, 1 is initial (graphical screen modes aren't saved)
keyclick: 0 or 1, 1 is initial
cassette: 1 or 2, 1 is initial
printer: 0 or 1, 0 is initial
interlace: 0 or 1, 0 is initial (even/odd isn't saved)
foreground: 0 to 15, 15 is initial
background: 0 to 15, 4 is initial
border: 0 to 15, 7 is initial for japanese, 4 in other machines)
width: 1 to 80, 29 is initial

By Samor

Prophet (2106)

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21-07-2005, 13:33

Thanks Smile
Is there also a way to change and save how the Function Keys (F1-F10) work?

By BiFi

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21-07-2005, 13:59

KEY1,"text"

will change the F1 key to text

the 10 keys are stored in the are &HF87F and that area is 160 bytes long (10 keys, 16 characters each)

By Samor

Prophet (2106)

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21-07-2005, 14:06

will this stay in memory after a power off?

or, would the only solution be to load an autoexec file with my preferred F-key settings?

By AuroraMSX

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21-07-2005, 14:45

will this stay in memory after a power off?
Nope

or, would the only solution be to load an autoexec file with my preferred F-key settings?
Yup

By [D-Tail]

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21-07-2005, 18:13

My dad's MSX has its BIOS changed. Key 3 is 'files' by default, for example. That's a solution as well ;-)

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