QCoCo 1.62
Written by Bob Spelten Jr and Wolfgang Uhlig

New in version 1.61:
  • Runs in SMSQmulator
  • Start Mixer in current colour
  • Mixer scale data shown
  • Auto update changes
  • Preserves used directories
  • Main window refresh
  • Save Favourites on exit
  • More informative
  • Also runs in mode 4
  • Bug fixes, manual updated

This is what you see, when you have started QCoCo successfully. Believe it or not, but it is all done with EasyPTR and mainly using the new SBASIC commands (like WM_PAPER) that Marcel Kilgus built into the latest window manager (WMAN2). How about the program's background? Look at the BMP skins page and see what can be done. It can also be achieved with Big Sprites, which were used for QCoCo.

You can manipulate any of the 57 System Palette Colours, even if most programs don't use all of them.
Then save them as a new "theme" file (extension _thm). Up to four themes can be loaded by your Boot file.
You can change all of them in QCoCo, apply them "on the fly" and save the good ones with a new name. Favourite RGB colours can also be loaded, changed and saved to an "_mfc" file.

Everything works very straightforward and it's great fun to see how your system changes its looks like a chameleon by only a few mouse clicks.
QCoCo is freeware and you can download it from this site. Enjoy it and tell the world about the QL.
Please read the README text for installation conditions.

Dilwyn Jones has made some very colourful themes you may want to try out. Also Simon Balderson sent in a theme he made. The author calls it 'Tron' and says, "it has a look and feel about it reminiscent of the colours in the Disney sci-fi classic Tron (1982) from back in the days when the latest thing from Sir Clive Sinclair was the ZX81". You can download them here, click Dilwyn's Themes or Tron.
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