Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 25 / JUNE 1982 / PAGE 175

Graphics Package For The VIC-20

Abacus Software announces the availability of GRAPHVICS which gives the VIC user both HiResolution and Multicolor display modes.

GRAPHVICS gives you two screens – one for normal text and the other for graphics display. The function keys allow you to switch back and forth between the two screens. On the graphics screen you have control over 24,000 individual points. And you can mix both hires and multicolor modes on the same screen to create graphic pictures.

GRAPHVICS adds 18 commands to VIC BASIC – commands to set colors, plot points, draw lines and rectangles, and display text on the graphics screen. The commands are simple to use and make programming in BASIC with GRAPHVICS easy.

GRAPHVICS is interactive allowing you to type the commands at the keyboard and watch the graphics immediately appear on the screen. Furthermore, GRAPHVICS allows you to save any of your screen displays to tape or disk. You can restore those saved displays for viewing at a later time.

GRAPHVICS will run on any VIC that has either a 3K or 8K expander. It comes on cassette or diskette with the user's manual and sample programs.

Price is $25 in the US and Canada, $30 elsewhere. Postage is included.

Abacus Software
P.O. Box 7211
Grand Rapids, MI 49510