gl_setpalettecolor - Man Page

set the color palette


#include <vgagl.h>

void gl_setpalettecolor(int c, int r, int g, int b);
void gl_setpalettecolors(int s, int n, void *sp);
void gl_setpalette(void *sp);


gl_setpalettecolor sets red, green and blue values (in the range 0 - 63) of  color c from the color-lookup-table to r, g and b.

gl_setpalettecolors sets RGB values of n colors starting at s, which are stored as a table of groups of three bytes each at sp.

gl_setpalette is equivalent to setpalettecolors(0, 256, sp).

vga_ext_set(3) might change the range of the colors to be set to 0 - 255.

See Also

svgalib(7), vgagl(7), svgalib.conf(5), threedkit(7), testgl(1), vga_ext_set(3), gl_getpalette(3), gl_getpalettecolor(3), gl_getpalettecolors(3).


This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <>. The exact source of the referenced demo as well as of the original documentation is unknown.

It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to Harm Hanemaayer <>.

Occasionally this might be wrong. I hereby asked to be excused by the original author and will happily accept any additions or corrections to this first version of the svgalib manual.

Referenced By

gl_bcircle(3), gl_circle(3), gl_fillcircle(3), gl_getpalettecolor(3), gl_getpixel(3), gl_setrgbpalette(3), vgagl(7).

The man pages gl_setpalette(3) and gl_setpalettecolors(3) are aliases of gl_setpalettecolor(3).

2 Aug 1997 Svgalib (>= 1.2.11) Svgalib User Manual