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Short:Lightpen-Handler, use lightpen instead of mouse
Author:Andreas Klingler
Uploader:mark_k iname com
Type:util/sys
Version:1.1
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:2001-03-12
Download:http://aminet.net/util/sys/Lightpen.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/sys/Lightpen.readme
Downloads:642
                             Lightpen-Handler
			     ================

                 (c) Copyright by Andreas Klingler 1988,1991

This  program is freely distributable but is NOT public domain.  It MAY NOT
be  included  in  any  commercial  package, or sold for ANY amount, without
written  permission  from  the  author.   However if may be included on any
freely  distributable  package,  including  packages  for  which  a nominal
copying fee of no more than $5 is charged, as long as this copyright notice
keeps intact.
This software is distributed as-is, without any warranty.
Don`t blame me for any trouble this gets you into.

What`s it all about?
--------------------

Every  Amiga  has a hardware build in to connect a lightpen to it.  However
this  feature  is  rarely  used,  so I decided to write a software to use a
lightpen  just  like  you  use the mouse.  You even can use the mouse and a
lightpen  simultaniously and your applications don`t notice any difference.
Unfortunately  the  resolution  of the light pen registers is not very high
(vertical 1 non-interlaced scan line, horizontal 2 low-res pixels), but for
normal menu selections and gadget pressing it is more than sufficient.

Files in the distribution:

		README	- Guess what? You are reading this!
		lp	- Ready to go code
		lp.info - Yes, you can start it from workbench, too
		lp.c	- SAS/C source
		makefile- for SAS/C LMK


To use the handler

just plug in your lightpen in
		Joyport 1 (the right one) on an A2000
		Joyport 0 (the front one) on an A1000
and start the program from CLI or Workbench (you don`t need to RUN it).  To
remove  the  handler  just  run  it again.  If you start it from the CLI it
gives some output on what`s going on.  KS 2.0 should be no problem.  As you
may have noticed there is a difference between the A1000 and the A2000 (and
the other Amigas?):  On the A1000 you have to plug the lightpen in the same
port  the  mouse  goes.  To be still able to use the mouse you should first
run a program which attaches the mouse to the other port.
(However buttonsupport is hardwired for port1, but you can change it
to port0 in the source)


Contents of util/sys/Lightpen.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                 1174    2293  51.2% -lh5- 687d Mar  6  2001 Lightpen/Lightpen.readme
[generic]                 1883    2996  62.9% -lh5- 97d0 Mar  6  2001 Lightpen/lp
[generic]                 3372    8348  40.4% -lh5- 184f Mar  6  2001 Lightpen/lp.c
[generic]                  110     254  43.3% -lh5- 8548 Mar  6  2001 Lightpen/lp.info
[generic]                  207     269  77.0% -lh5- a672 Mar  6  2001 Lightpen/makefile
[generic]                 2048    4145  49.4% -lh5- 6939 Mar  6  2001 Lightpen/README
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         6 files    8794   18305  48.0%            Mar 12  2001

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