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General Category => Programming => Topic started by: ComSoft6128 on 19:17, 25 June 21

Title: Locomotive BASIC - Two type-ins from Amstrad Action
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:17, 25 June 21
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=detail&num=9151)
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Roger%20WILSON (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Roger%20WILSON)
https://cpcrulez.fr/coding_src-list-graphic-conveyor_belt.htm (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=detail&num=13051)
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Alex%20GOUGH (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Alex%20GOUGH)
https://cpcrulez.fr/auteur-alex_gough.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/auteur-alex_gough.htm)


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


Other links:
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/AA_Type_Ins (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/AA_Type_Ins)
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Category:Amstrad_Action_Type-Ins (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Category:Amstrad_Action_Type-Ins)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amstrad_Action (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.
Title: Re: Locomotive BASIC - Two type-ins from Amstrad Action
Post by: ervin 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.
Title: Re: Locomotive BASIC - Two type-ins from Amstrad Action
Post by: ComSoft6128 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.   
Title: Re: Locomotive BASIC - Two type-ins from Amstrad Action
Post by: Johnny Olsen on 21:22, 27 June 21
Gotta say, I’m really enjoying all of your uploads.
Ditto
Title: Re: Locomotive BASIC - Two type-ins from Amstrad Action
Post by: Gryzor 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!
Title: Re: Locomotive BASIC - Two type-ins from Amstrad Action
Post by: ComSoft6128 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 (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=330) , @Nich (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=53) and all the other poor sods that slaved over a keyboard saving these little gems!


Not forgetting @Bryce (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=225) who has repaired all the computers & hardware here that the programs Run on :)