Started by CPCIak, 10:56, 03 January 10
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Quote from: dthrone on 12:43, 04 April 18I'm sure they printed Bomber from the back of the CPC manual as a type-in one issue then issued some sort of warning/apology the next issue? Can't remember the issue numbers but it would be mid-late era. Now that was definitely copyright infringement
100 SYMBOL 255,8,20,34,65,0,0,0,0:SYMBOL 254,0,8,28,62,0,0,0,0:MODE 0:INK 0,11:INK 1,26:INK 2,9:BORDER 0:ton$=CHR$(22)+CHR$(1):toff$=CHR$(22)+CHR$(0):a$=CHR$(255):b$=CHR$(254):c$=CHR$(32):x=10:y=10:PRINT ton$;110 GOSUB 190120 WHILE INKEY(18)<>0130 IF INKEY(8)=0 THEN IF x>1 THEN GOSUB 180:|BIGPRINT,x,y,@c$,1,1:x=x-1:GOSUB 170:GOSUB 190140 IF INKEY(1)=0 THEN IF x<19 THEN GOSUB 180:|BIGPRINT,x,y,@c$,1,1:x=x+1:GOSUB 170:GOSUB 190150 WEND160 MODE 2:END170 PRINT ton$;:RETURN180 PRINT toff$;:RETURN190 |BIGPRINT,x,y,@a$,1,1:|BIGPRINT,x,y@b$,2,2:RETURN
Quote from: scruss on 17:06, 05 September 18There were lots of "lifts" between magazines, sometimes direct, sometimes with variations. Amstrad Action July 1992 has a very close variant (adds a high score table) of Star Dodger, written for ACU September 1988. Star Dodger is itself a clone of Asterisk Tracker, a BBC BASIC one-liner published in BEEBUG magazine in December 1984.
QuoteType-ins and articles for ACU were published on an "all rights" basis: you transferred all rights (except for moral right, which includes the right to be recognized as the author) internationally forever in exchange for payment. I'm pretty sure that Future Publishing had the same terms, though I have more memories of sending the rights slips back to Adlington every month so I could get paid.
Quote from: AMSDOS on 01:53, 07 September 18The Star Dodger game created a situation where coders were adapting other peoples programmes, I'm unsure if anyone pulled up on that programme either ...
QuoteI'd like to try that BBC BASIC one-liner though, just to see how it goes with BBC BASIC for the CPC.
Quote from: scruss on 02:13, 08 September 18AA published an "Oops" the next issue after some people (but not me, who wrote the thing) complained.
QuoteIt sort of works, but the colour detection doesn't work as expected so the game doesn't offer any useful interaction. If you want to try it, it's easiest to dump the source one-liner to a text file (don't forget the ^Z EOF marker), transfer it to a DSK image then *EXEC the text file from BBC BASIC. That gets the very long line in with no buffer overflow problems.
Quote from: scruss on 04:08, 15 September 18There's another "Star Dodger" - unrelated - that AA published shortly before my Star Dodger appeared in ACU.
Quote from: zeropolis79 on 00:02, 24 October 18I seem to recall seeing AA and ACU print readers amendments to type-in programs (like a Printer option for a database and keyboard controls for SMART 2 (even though that was a covertape))
Quote from: Fessor on 11:18, 20 January 19Have you tried this? It installs the commands of Basic 1.1 on the 464.http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=4403
20 PLOT -2,-2,3:TAG:MOVE 8,14:PRINT"*WARZONE*";:TAGOFF890 done=0:GOSUB 945920 done=0:GOSUB 945945 LOCATE e,1:PRINT CHR$(233)950 FOR i=2 TO 25951 LOCATE e,i-1:PRINT " "952 LOCATE e,i:PRINT CHR$(233)955 FOR mt=0 TO 7960 IF TEST((e-1)*8+mt,398-(i*16))=1 THEN done=1970 NEXT mt980 IF done=1 THEN 1020990 FOR ss=1 TO 42:NEXT1410 MOVER -2,2:DRAWR 4,0,0:DRAWR 0,-2:DRAWR -4,0:DRAWR 0,-2:DRAWR 4,0:DRAWR 0,-2:DRAWR -4,01450 IF x(zz)\8+1=frig(i) THEN IF 25-(y(zz)\16)=pp(i) THEN dead(i)=1:dead=11650 WHILE INKEY$<>"":WEND
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