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Article #74 (419 is last):
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions
From: ac365
Subject: Displays
Date: Sun Jul 30 09:11:02 1989


Is there a way to stop the Atari 800 
from changing colors after 5 minutes
or so?



** Answered by JIM HAYNES (aa268) on Sun Dec 28 18:03:30 1986 **

Yes Todd,
        To keep the screen from chang-
ing color after a few minutes you have
to reset location 77 by pokeing a
0 in. This is what happens when ever a
key is press on the Atari keyboard.
To force atract mode poke in a value
of 254. 
        The atact mode is uses to keep
the screen from having a ghost burned
into it. It will occur after a 9 min.
wait. You may have to re-set 77 after
some statments like print so write
your program to loop through the 
setting or to go back after any print
statment.

        Thanks for the question.
                        
                        Your Sysop,
                        Jim Haynes
        
                        aa268


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