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Re: ACU Type-ins project
« Reply #100 on: 00:20, 14 December 16 »
I think I might still have a number of type-ins which I never uploaded to the ACU type-ins Project pages.
Maybe it's time that I got back into that project!

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Re: ACU Type-ins project
« Reply #101 on: 11:15, 15 December 16 »
Those disc images I compiled are still available on NVG. Many of them have been altered slightly, so they aren't exactly the same as the published listings.


Those disc images on NVG also included your notes for each program along with a rating. I recall you making a note in that guide where you able to get the program to work on a 464.

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I uploaded a lot of 10-Liners to CPC-POWER a couple of years ago, and they have been checked against the published listings and any corrections have been documented. If you're going to compile disc images of ACU Type-Ins for CPCWiki then please use the versions on CPC-POWER as a source. :)


Well at the moment I'm just working on the BASIC tutorial guide Glynne Davies made. Following that Glynne did a Graphical series which pieces together their Easydraw program, which I thought would be interesting to piece together. Though certainly using the pre-existing ACU Type-ins to upload to the CPCWiki will save heaps of time.
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Re: ACU Type-ins project
« Reply #102 on: 03:37, 16 December 16 »
Okay, I've dug up and organised all those emails I received from Tasteful Mr Ship, Johnny Olsen and Herve, 8 years ago(!!!).
Wow - has it really been that long?!?!
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I'll use those, as well as files from cpc-power, to resume the project.
The uploads will most likely be a slow trickle, but at least progress will finally be made again after all these years.
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Re: ACU Type-ins project
« Reply #103 on: 05:44, 16 December 16 »
Sounds great! If you've got Nich's notes, you'll will be able to go through the 10 liners and just modify what was converted for the 464 and bundle the other programs with those.
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Re: ACU Type-ins project
« Reply #104 on: 06:02, 16 December 16 »
Sounds good - I'll try to track them down.
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Re: ACU Type-ins project
« Reply #105 on: 23:29, 17 December 16 »
Sounds good - I'll try to track them down.

I'm fairly sure they were included with the ACU programs on NVG.
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Re: ACU Type-ins project
« Reply #106 on: 07:41, 21 December 16 »

Well at the moment I'm just working on the BASIC tutorial guide Glynne Davies made. Following that Glynne did a Graphical series which pieces together their Easydraw program, which I thought would be interesting to piece together. Though certainly using the pre-existing ACU Type-ins to upload to the CPCWiki will save heaps of time.


Well here's the BASIC tutorial guide I was talking about earlier which Glynne Davies did for ACU.


Seems trivial to be attaching one now, though as well as the examples, this one included exercises, some of the examples I changed so they would work on a 464 (mainly DATA statements with REM statement after it), I also included a 464 version and BASIC 1.1 version of some routines which use direct firmware addressing, some of those demonstrate now to create some multicoloured stippled text effects.


Here's a list of the programs I've put together from the Disk Image:


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BASIC by Glynne Davies


Part 1 - In the Beginning


PROGRAM1.BAS - Program and Direct Modes
NUMVAR.BAS   - Variables and Maths Functions
LITTPROF.BAS - Times Tables Game with TIME function


Part 2 - Strings and loops


SV1.BAS      - String Variables and printing in the centre
SV1EX.BAS    - Exercise for String Variables and printing in the centre
LOOP1.BAS    - Loops, Repeating the same part of the program
LOOP2.BAS    - The Minus to plus loop
LOOP3.BAS    - The coundown loop, producing a triangle
LOOP4.BAS    - The WHILE/WEND loop
LOOP5.BAS    - A WHILE/WEND loop using a random number
LOOP6.BAS    - Nested loops, one or more loops within another loop
SPIRAL.BAS   - Spiral, a graphical demonstration of loops
DATA1.BAS    - READ/DATA Numeric Data
DATA2.BAS    - READ/DATA Strings and Numerics
RESTORE.BAS  - RESTORE, rest the data back to the start
IFTHEN1.BAS  - Guess the Number
IFTHEN2.BAS  - Multiple Condioning
RNDBARCH.BAS - Random Bar Chart using an Array


Part 3 - Stringing along


STRHAND1.BAS - Manipulating strings with LEFT$,RIGHT$,MID$,UPPER$,LOWER$ and
               INSTR
STRHAND2.BAS - Using loops to manipulate strings (uses LEFT$ & RIGHT$)
STRNUM.BAS   - Strings to numbers and back again
SCROLLER.BAS - Scroll a message across the screen
CHARSET.BAS  - Display Character Set
ASCCODES.BAS - ASCII codes of characters
VERTICAL.BAS - Display Characters Vertically
STRBLOCK.BAS - Template for displaying a String Block
RDEFCHAR.BAS - Simple Character Redefine Program
STRBLCK1.BAS - Example Redefined Character from Template


Part 4 - Taming the variables


SUBARRAY.BAS - Single Subscript String Array
DBLSBSC.BAS  - Double subscript array
DBLSCPEX.BAS - Exercise Convert Double subscript to 10 Records and Date of
               Birth Field
BUBBLE.BAS   - Bubble Sort with Demo
INSORT.BAS   - Insertion sort using sub-routines
SIDEPRNT.BAS - Sideways printing (large scale)


Part 5 - Working Inside-Out


KEYPRESS.    - Keypress Module to Merge into program
RESET.       - Reset Colours and Keyboard
INKDEMO.BAS  - Ink Colour demonstration
DBASE.BAS    - Name and Telephone number data base
DBASEEX.BAS  - Exercise Completing a Name and Telephone data base


Part 6 - Memory Manipulation


PEEKLIST.BAS - Program to PEEK the Listing memory
POKESTRG.BAS - Altering the strings held in memory using POKE
FRPG464.BAS  - Four programs in one listing for 464
FRPG6128.BAS - As above, but for BASIC 1.1
HYPCALC.BAS  - Defining a FUNCTION (DEF FN) for calculating the hypotenuse
CIRCDEFN.BAS - Using DEF FN to draw an Oval or Circle
CIRCTRIG.BAS - Forms a Circle based on the position of a Triangle
KEYSECH.     - Debugging routine to search for BASIC keywords within a program


Part 7 - The End is near


QUADHGHT.BAS - Quadruple Height Text
DBHGDBWD.BAS - Double Height Double Width Text
INTRO.BAS    - Quadruple Height Text with Scrolling Message
BOUNCE.BAS   - Simple Game with Redefine Key generator
BOUNCEEX.BAS - Exercise for above game, increase size of Characters, more
               Aliens and colour


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Re: ACU Type-ins project
« Reply #107 on: 11:37, 21 December 16 »
Are all of ACU's type-ins available on-line?

Also the ACU's on the CPCWiki don't have all their pages, are the scans not available or is it they haven't been added yet?

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Re: ACU Type-ins project
« Reply #108 on: 13:05, 21 December 16 »
Are all of ACU's type-ins available on-line?

A Large majority (if not all) of readers programs are online, though seem to be scattered between NVG, CPCWiki & the CPCWiki Forum. @Nich points out the programs on CPC-Power have come from NVG, there's also programs on CPC-Rulez I think (mostly 10 Liners I think I saw). A number of programs between 1984 and Jan 1989 were posted here.


The BASIC tutorial series Glynne Davies did for ACU didn't appear to have any work done on it, so have added that. Likewise it appears Glynne Davies Graphics Series hasn't been typed in. It's perhaps those sorts of articles which will not attract as much interest.
 

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Also the ACU's on the CPCWiki don't have all their pages, are the scans not available or is it they haven't been added yet?


The structure of the ACU Type-ins page is different from the AA Type-ins page. All the pages are present, though the disk images cease after Oct 1985 as stated on this page.
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Re: ACU Type-ins project
« Reply #109 on: 00:19, 22 December 16 »
Also the ACU's on the CPCWiki don't have all their pages, are the scans not available or is it they haven't been added yet?

You can get them in the downloads section
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Re: ACU Type-ins project
« Reply #110 on: 01:20, 22 December 16 »
You can get them in the downloads section


Sorry yeah, I think the pages from the magazines ceased because @Gryzor wasn't happy having all these image files cluttering up the wiki, which can not be removed. So the downloads was setup to better manage the magazines.


I just go to the online archive and can save individual image(s) from there.
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Re: ACU Type-ins project
« Reply #111 on: 11:20, 22 December 16 »
You can get them in the downloads section
Thanks. I found them.

I see the discs contain the pokes and the type-ins, do they also include those small bits in the hairy hacker's section?


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