quick (stupid?) question about the Atom

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quick (stupid?) question about the Atom

Post by mattd » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:32 am

Hi all,

I've been enjoying my recently acquired Atom. And thanks to Sirmorris, have a AtoMMC which I've installed. Now for the dumb question, even after searching here and the internet. I'm confused - Does an Atom without a Colour Board still have some colours (4?)?. Mine is connected to an old TV (everything else works fine), but I get a nice, but monochrome display - white on black. No green on black. Is this normal, and a colour board would be required to get the likes of Snapper in full, 4 colours right?

Thanks for anyone's reply.


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Re: quick (stupid?) question about the Atom

Post by Multiwizard » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:47 pm

Hi Matt,

firstly, I'm the king of asking dumb questions... :mrgreen:

If you use an old tv you will get indeed black on white...

If you use a green coloured monochrome monitor you get this:


If you use a amber coloured monochrome monitor you get this:


And if you use a Atom with colour board and a colour monitor you get this:


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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