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General Category => Programming => Topic started by: ComSoft6128 on 18:50, 10 April 21

Title: Locomotive BASIC - CHEOPS.BAS by Christian Ginestet
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:50, 10 April 21
Walk Talk like an (ancient) Egyptian......................

1991 type-in from issue 37 of CPC Infos magazine which converts the European alphabet to hieroglyphs.
Program is Listed near the end of the video and the saved cartouche is displayed using the Vidi ROM.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNssBicT7xU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNssBicT7xU)


Info.:
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=5090 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=5090)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Christian%20GINESTET (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Christian%20GINESTET)

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/CPC_HS_(Hors_Serie (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/CPC_HS_(Hors_Serie))


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 - CHEOPS.BAS by Christian Ginestet
Post by: Gryzor on 10:37, 12 April 21
Those are nice for a certain 3D game but what's the use?
Title: Re: Locomotive BASIC - CHEOPS.BAS by Christian Ginestet
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 10:45, 12 April 21
I sent a photo yesterday of the hieroglyphic version of the name Allison to a friend who is a little "New Age" and she is printing it off to hang on the wall. As for 1991 usage - maybe a school project?
Title: Re: Locomotive BASIC - CHEOPS.BAS by Christian Ginestet
Post by: Gryzor on 10:50, 12 April 21
Tell Allison that (if I'm not mistaken, it's been a long time since my Ancient Egyptian studies) there are rules to be followed when transliterating, you can't just bind glyphs to letters ;)

Ok, I'll take 'school project' as good enough a reason to publish :D
Title: Re: Locomotive BASIC - CHEOPS.BAS by Christian Ginestet
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 10:55, 12 April 21
Indeed, for starters it should be phonetic.