Software - Utilities

Chroma Colourisation GeNerator

The Chroma Colourisation GeNerator by Erik Olofsen is a Linux command line utility providing colour functionality similar to that of the Chroma Program Enhancement Creator for Windows. It can create colourisation programs from colour files for both the ZX81 and the ZX80, and can output files in .P, .O and .TZX formats.

Command line arguments are used to select the type of operation to perform. The following table shows a selection of uses:

Function Command Line
Create a ZX81 .tzx file from a single .p file $ ccgn output.tzx program.p
Create a ZX81 .tzx file from multiple .p files $ ccgn output.tzx program1.p program2.p ...
Create a ZX81 .tzx file containing a colour loader program and the program to colourise, which it loads using LOAD "program" $ ccgn output.tzx colour.col program.p
Create a ZX81 .tzx file containing a colour loader program and the program to colourise, which it loads using LOAD "name" $ ccgn output.tzx colour.col name program.p
Create a ZX81 colour loader program that uses LOAD "colour" to load the program to colourise $ ccgn colour.col -p loader.p
Create a ZX81 colour loader program that uses LOAD " " to load the program to colourise $ ccgn colour.col " " -p loader.p
Create a ZX81 colour loader program that uses LOAD "name" to load the program to colourise $ ccgn colour.col name -p loader.p
Create a ZX80 .tzx file from a single .o file $ ccgn output.tzx program.o
Create a ZX80 .tzx file from multiple .o files $ ccgn output.tzx program1.o program2.o ...
Create a ZX80 .tzx file containing a colour loader program and the program to colourise, which it loads using LOAD $ ccgn output.tzx colour.col program.o
Create a ZX80 colour loader program that uses LOAD to load the program to colourise $ ccgn colour.col -o loader.o
Create a ZX80 colour loader program that uses LOAD "name" to load the program to colourise (intended for use with the ZXpand) $ ccgn colour.col name -o loader.o

Run the program without any command line arguments to display program usage help.


Downloads

Click here to download the Chroma Colourisation GeNerator utility.

A selection of colour files are available for download from the Colourised Programs page. These can be used as the basis for generating colour files for other ZX81 programs.

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