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Title: Locomotive BASIC - Alpine-Road Race by A. & P. Marson
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:37, 15 June 21

Type-in from the February 1986 issue of "Your Computer" magazine.
Program is Listed at end of video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe1wBr7-jEg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe1wBr7-jEg)

With thanks to @AMSDOS (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=330)

Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=6177 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=6177)

https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest/alpine_road-race.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest/alpine_road-race.htm)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_Computer_(British_magazine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_Computer_(British_magazine))

https://archive.org/details/your-computer-magazine (https://archive.org/details/your-computer-magazine)

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Your_Computer (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Your_Computer)


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.

Title: Re: Locomotive BASIC - Alpine-Road Race by A. & P. Marson
Post by: SpDizzy on 13:03, 16 June 21
Really good one!
Great and simple ink effect from grass / water / night (tunnel).What a pitty the lack of curves, some kind of straight line, highway to hell :)
Title: Re: Locomotive BASIC - Alpine-Road Race by A. & P. Marson
Post by: eto on 15:07, 16 June 21
Really good one!
Great and simple ink effect from grass / water / night (tunnel).What a pitty the lack of curves, some kind of straight line, highway to hell :)

Yeah, first thing I thought was "I never saw such a straight alpine road".


As a game quite boring but for a type-in really good as it shows some nice tricks for Basic programming and probably not very much boring DATA stuff as the machine code part seems to be limited to the sprite drawing routine only. I love how he's doing a lot about the atmosphere with pure color changes. The road is not moving at all, just pure color changes.
Title: Re: Locomotive BASIC - Alpine-Road Race by A. & P. Marson
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 20:56, 16 June 21
Thanks for the replies, my only experience in BASIC was (with help!) creating a few slideshows 30 years ago so I find this interesting :)
Title: Re: Locomotive BASIC - Alpine-Road Race by A. & P. Marson
Post by: asertus on 22:02, 16 June 21



Maybe you can add something from 8BP  (https://github.com/jjaranda13/8BP)and improve it a little...
Title: Re: Locomotive BASIC - Alpine-Road Race by A. & P. Marson
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 06:53, 17 June 21


Maybe you can add something from 8BP  (https://github.com/jjaranda13/8BP)and improve it a little...


Nope, I leave programming to people that know what they are doing :)


However 8BP might provide something to record, thanks for the info.