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Two graphic display programs - both programs are Listed in the video.

1. Conveyor Belt by Roger Wilson (May 1986)
Links:
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=9151
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Roger%20WILSON
https://cpcrulez.fr/coding_src-list-graphic-conveyor_belt.htm

2. Controlling Patterns by Alex Gough (June 1987)
Links:
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=13051
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Alex%20GOUGH
https://cpcrulez.fr/auteur-alex_gough.htm



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nosPrGrm1A8


Other links:
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/AA_Type_Ins
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Category:Amstrad_Action_Type-Ins
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amstrad_Action


Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.

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Re: Locomotive BASIC - Two type-ins from Amstrad Action
« Reply #1 on: 03:37, 26 June 21 »
Gotta say, I’m really enjoying all of your uploads. Makes me realise how much stuff was created back in the day that I may not have seen before. From a preservation perspective, these records are very valuable.

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Re: Locomotive BASIC - Two type-ins from Amstrad Action
« Reply #2 on: 09:13, 26 June 21 »
Thanks :)


Yes I remember "back in the day" the availability of a large quantity of PD material that you could have for Peanuts from the WACCI and other PD libraries.   

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Re: Locomotive BASIC - Two type-ins from Amstrad Action
« Reply #3 on: 21:22, 27 June 21 »
Gotta say, I’m really enjoying all of your uploads.
Ditto

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Re: Locomotive BASIC - Two type-ins from Amstrad Action
« Reply #4 on: 16:25, 28 June 21 »
Pretty sure I typed the first one in at some point; got to admit, it made me all misty-eyed because for a fleeting second I caught the feeling of labouriously typing those types of listings in and admiring the flashing results on my 464, sitting at my bedroom desk... *sigh*

I also wonder how many of those who made those "math"-type programs proceeded to build 'proper' demos later on!

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Re: Locomotive BASIC - Two type-ins from Amstrad Action
« Reply #5 on: 10:20, 29 June 21 »
Gotta say, I’m really enjoying all of your uploads. Makes me realise how much stuff was created back in the day that I may not have seen before. From a preservation perspective, these records are very valuable.


Yes I think that video is the medium to bring these programs "alive".


However I cannot emphasize enough that NONE of this would be possible without the resources available at CPCWiki/CPCPOWER/CPCRULEZ,  and then of course the individual work typing these in/saving as .dsk files by @AMSDOS , @Nich and all the other poor sods that slaved over a keyboard saving these little gems!


Not forgetting @Bryce who has repaired all the computers & hardware here that the programs Run on :)