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VMODE

C64 C16 Plus/4 C128 X16

Selects the video display mode.

Syntax

C64 C16 Plus/4 C128

VMODE [TEXT|BITMAP|EXT] [HIRES|MULTI] [ROWS <rows>] [COLS <cols>]
  • TEXT selects text mode
  • BITMAP selects bitmap mode
  • EXT selects extended background color mode
  • HIRES or MULTI switches between high-resolution or multi color mode
  • ROWS must be provided the literal number 24 or 25 and sets the number of character rows visible on screen accordingly
  • COLS must be provided the literal number 38 or 40 and sets the number of character rows visible on screen accordingly

X16

VMODE <screen_mode>

Where <screen_mode> is a valid screen mode accepted by the X16 BASIC command SCREEN.

Examples

' Selects default text mode
VMODE HIRES TEXT
' Selects multi color bitmap mode
VMODE MULTI BITMAP
' Selects extended background color mode with the
' left and right character columns covered
VMODE EXT COLS 38

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