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Locomotive BASIC - Cinemascope by Bruno Magot
« on: 18:24, 21 June 21 »
Type-in in the June 1986 issue of the French "Amstrad Magazine".
Program is Listed at end of video.

Now displaying my ignorance I have to ask what made this good enough to be a type-in in a magazine?
A small cube slowly slides across the screen, some sound f/x and a little text and its called Cinemascope
which seems a rather grand name for an unremarkable program.
What I'm I missing here?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_naoNc5QB2g


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https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=9430


https://cpcrulez.fr/coding_src-list-graphic-cinemascope.htm


http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Amstrad_Magazine


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 - Cinemascope by Bruno Magot
« Reply #1 on: 21:05, 21 June 21 »
I have to ask what made this good enough to be a type-in in a magazine?

It's perfect for a tiny type-in. Just 4 lines, easy to understand, a nice example for people that started to learn Basic.

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Re: Locomotive BASIC - Cinemascope by Bruno Magot
« Reply #2 on: 18:58, 22 June 21 »
Type-in in the June 1986 issue of the French "Amstrad Magazine".
Program is Listed at end of video.

Now displaying my ignorance I have to ask what made this good enough to be a type-in in a magazine?
A small cube slowly slides across the screen, some sound f/x and a little text and its called Cinemascope
which seems a rather grand name for an unremarkable program.
What I'm I missing here?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_naoNc5QB2g


Links:


https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=9430


https://cpcrulez.fr/coding_src-list-graphic-cinemascope.htm


http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Amstrad_Magazine


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.
It's not 1984, your aren't 14 and this is not your first time on a computer.... oh and dad's so smart, he can type so fast.... now, where's the j key?
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Re: Locomotive BASIC - Cinemascope by Bruno Magot
« Reply #3 on: 22:27, 24 June 21 »
It's very small and uses gate array scrolling techniques - I did not know them in 1985 i.E. :)
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Re: Locomotive BASIC - Cinemascope by Bruno Magot
« Reply #4 on: 16:19, 25 June 21 »
It's very small and uses gate array scrolling techniques - I did not know them in 1985 i.E. :)


Interesting. So this program is using the hardware in a way not normally seen in BASIC programs?
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