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Locomotive BASIC - Speckled Font by Chris Spirotis
« on: 07:44, 02 September 21 »

Type-in from the March 1989 issue of 'Amstrad Action'.
Program is Listed at end of video.

From Amstrad Action ( @ CPCRulez):
"This RSX command from CHRIS SPIROTIS, who resides in Alexandroupolis, turns the CPC's ordinary mono text into a speckled piebald collage. To switch it on, run the program and type | FONT.ON. Inks 1,2 and 3 are used to fill all text printed from now on, with ink 0 as the background as usual. Some unusual effects are possible -like camouflaged text! To turn off the RSX, simply type | FONT.OFF."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L80NTj1eHVg

Links:
https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_util-speckled_font_AA.htm
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=13625


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 - Speckled Font by Chris Spirotis
« Reply #1 on: 10:18, 02 September 21 »
This looks like an eye test :D
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Re: Locomotive BASIC - Speckled Font by Chris Spirotis
« Reply #2 on: 18:00, 02 September 21 »
What I never liked about the machine code type ins was, that you couldn't learn from them. At least for these tools they should have added the assembler source.
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Re: Locomotive BASIC - Speckled Font by Chris Spirotis
« Reply #3 on: 18:05, 02 September 21 »
Good point.
I typed in a few of the 10 liners back in the day but the minute one of these came into sight I turned the page immediately ;D
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Re: Locomotive BASIC - Speckled Font by Chris Spirotis
« Reply #4 on: 10:03, 03 September 21 »
What I never liked about the machine code type ins was, that you couldn't learn from them. At least for these tools they should have added the assembler source.

Great comment. This always used to put me off as well, even though in the end I'd take turns with a friend typing them in, probably...
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