S4E08 Datasoft Graphic Master – Supplement

This episode features Graphic Master, originally released in 1982 by Datasoft. It was written by Courtney M Goodin.

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Box and Supplement Scans

Datasoft logo:

 

The front cover:

 

Rear cover:

 

Picture of the disk:

 

Registration card front:

 

Registration card inside:

 

Registration card back:

 

Ad (forgot which magazine I pulled it from):

 

Datasoft catalog:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/datasoft-catalog4.pdf

 

Graphic Master in Action

Boot

Booting:

 

Loaded, title picture presented with artifacting:

 

Loaded, title picture presented without artifacting:

 

Edit

Edit screen, note selection box:

 

Chemicall template:

 

Electronics template:

 

Fill template.  You need artifacting on if under emulation to make the best of these:

 

My LED circuit drawing:

 

Disk I/O Menu

Very simple.  Directory only works for disk in drive 1:

 

Directory, instructions:

 

First file presented.  Press OPTION for next:

 

Load Picture:

 

Save Picture:

 

Text Mode

You can insert various size text:

 

Draw Mode

See the cursor?  It is 1 pixel and easy to lose.  Luckily there is a locator function:

 

Freehand drawing with a joystick:

 

Files

While not specified, it seems to support DOS 2 single density diskettes.  2 drives can be used, but the directory function is limited to drive 1.

Program disk contents:

 

Data disk with my LED circuit drawing:

 

Printing

Program title:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/s4e08-prt-title.pdf

Chemical symbols:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/s4e08-prt-chemical.pdf

Electronic symbols:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/s4e08-prt-electron.pdf

Fill palette:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/s4e08-prt-palette.pdf

My LED circuit diagram:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/s4e08-prt-circuit.pdf

 

Instructions

The manual can be found online at AtariMania (see link below).

 

Show Links:

Intro music is an excerpt from a chip tune by Wizwars named 8 Bit Raceway.  It is used under Creative Common license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States.
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