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Dot Matrix Printout Required

Postby RWAP » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:31 am

Does anyone still have a dot matrix and some fanfold paper?

I have been asked by someone in Australia if we could supply a dot matrix printout to use as a film prop. Obviously they will pay for it, but it would be nice to have a QL listing appear in a movie!!


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Re: Dot Matrix Printout Required

Postby RWAP » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:14 pm

This has been sorted now - thanks :D

Alas it didn't require a code snippet, just a plain message printed out ...


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Re: Dot Matrix Printout Required

Postby tofro » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:15 pm

"Hello World"?


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Re: Dot Matrix Printout Required

Postby RWAP » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:38 pm

Not quite "I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal."

It was some simple instructions to a character :)


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Re: Dot Matrix Printout Required

Postby Dave » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:16 pm

I did some QL screens for a sci-fi movie short, and there's a possibility that might be expanded to a feature length or a miniseries. The premise is that a teen finds an abandoned 80s mini-shuttle that is AI powered and aware. It has a status screen that's run by a QL. Well, actually, by QPC on a book PC to two Dell 15" monitors that were de-cased and mounted into the console.


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Re: Dot Matrix Printout Required

Postby thorsinclair » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:40 am

And how does the screen look like?


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Re: Dot Matrix Printout Required

Postby NormanDunbar » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:13 am

Wasn't there a "Sunshine" book about programming AI on your QL way back then? Looks like it might have worked!

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