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by stevepoole
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 25
Views: 3695

Re: COPYRIGHT

Hi, I see that a thousand people have read the last message on this post, but none have asked to see the program. This is no doubt because SHRINK is a very specialised program, useful for niche applications, such as 3D printing etc. We rewrote it in html so that it can be freely distributed as an em...
by stevepoole
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QPAC2, GWASS, SMSQ or QD - eRant!
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: QPAC2, GWASS, SMSQ or QD - eRant!

Hi,

Are you sure that the default device has not been changed during the programming session ?

In which case you may be accessing different file versions...

Steve Poole.
by stevepoole
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 25
Views: 3695

Re: COPYRIGHT

Hi, Shrink_16, the html demo version of our 'Travelling Salesman Program' has now been released. Just PM me to get it. It is public domain ! To run it, just click on the program attatched to the email I will send you. Enter the number of towns you want. Then you get the graphics with the total dista...
by stevepoole
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Demo by Five Finger Punch
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

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: 2075

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: 839

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: 930

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: 1220

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: 8686

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: 8686

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...