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by stevepoole
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Demo by Five Finger Punch
Replies: 11
Views: 911

Re: Demo by Five Finger Punch

Hi Folks,

Well worth clicking on the link...

A very great deal of work in 15 minutes of video. In fact 10 demos in one !

Does anyone have a repository of QL demos ?

Steve.
by stevepoole
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Welsh Meters
Replies: 21
Views: 1391

Re: Welsh Meters

Hi,

Does this mean I have Welsh ancestors ?

Styv Pwll.
by stevepoole
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: scanning the keyboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: scanning the keyboard?

Hi Thom,

What sort of keyboard are you using ?

Steve Poole.
by stevepoole
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Get info when QL is ready with screen redrawing?
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: Get info when QL is ready with screen redrawing?

Hi, I remember that TURBO did some pretty nifty screen handling, via the MOVE_MEMORY routines. These routines are easily emulated using PEEK$ and POKE$. I used them a lot replaying screenfulls of precalculated perspective image frames, just like videos. But you do need lots of memory to be comfortab...
by stevepoole
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Prospective Members
Topic: Membership payed but nothing happened aftewards?
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Membership payed but nothing happened aftewards?

Hi, I paid late this year, as living in France I found it hard to get money transferred. I got no acknowledgement, but the Quanta Bulletins arrive OK. Put this down to the committee being overstretched somewhat, but they do a good job... (They are still looking for a new editor). If anyone has editi...
by stevepoole
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM
Replies: 83
Views: 6953

Re: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM

Hi, Back in the early eighties, there was some mention of sprites and vectorised text in QL magazines. Intrigued, I wrote a few protoype programs to explore the field. Sprites of any size, filled imbricated shapes and curves, outline-searching, etc. It all worked, albeit slowly, in standard superbas...
by stevepoole
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM
Replies: 83
Views: 6953

Re: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM

Hi, In early QL days, TALENT sold a microdrive cartridge called GraphiQL, which had an incredible FloodFill. You would press keys FA to find an area, then FC to fill with Colour or FT to fill with texture. I used the routines to literally flood a cave system, first drawing the cave network, then flo...
by stevepoole
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 23
Views: 2745

Re: COPYRIGHT

Hi Tcat, Uses for TSPs include : sat_navs, robot movement controlling, 3d printing, gene analysis etc... The shrink program is 2D.... 3D may be possible, we just haven't had the time to try it yet ! ( 3D printer-heads, like warehouse alleys, are basically multi-layer 2D systems.) It took several yea...
by stevepoole
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 23
Views: 2745

Re: COPYRIGHT

Hi Tcat, TSP is the acronym for 'Travelling Salesman problem' or, in the USA, 'Thrift Saving Plan'. The former is a famous mathematical problem, (See Wikpidia for details), defined in the 19th C and one of the six 'Millenium problems' of the Clay Maths Institute. The problem is simple to define : Jo...
by stevepoole
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 23
Views: 2745

Re: COPYRIGHT

Hi Xora, Maybe things have changed recently, but the last time I trawled the net, the only TSP available on smartphones was the 'Concorde' TSP for iphones... And that was only a demo, which I accessed and thoroughly tried via a friend's phone. If you know of any other TSP app, please can you tell us...