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by FourthStone
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

Good to hear feedback! Would be interested to see what a master with pitube co pro and videonula only version could do. I'm still pretty confident that I could stretch my abilities a little further a produce a similar program for the Master using ASM, but..., I do think that having more screen real ...
by FourthStone
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

One more update, I've added 2 gradient fills for horizontal and vertical rectangles, let me know what you think.

Still thinking about gradient fills, need to come up with some controls to specify start and end pattern, direction etc.
by FourthStone
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

Oh wow, this is really developing well, thank you so much for letting me help with making something useful for your amazing mode 2 artwork =D> I've made a few updates, including the new icons, I've used highlight boxes but I really like the way you've shaded the active tool so I might play with that...
by FourthStone
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

Started doing a few......I've made them 16x16 as it's a lot easier to cope with. We can scale them up. I want to make them Mode 2 looking! These look great =D> Could you possibly save them as BMP format? The JPG format introduces colour artifacts from compression and it's just not mode 2 enough :lol:
by FourthStone
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge
Replies: 46
Views: 810

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge

Is everyone busy practicing? Practicing yes, have gotten close to my previous high score but not quite in the zone. I noticed comments about certain bonuses on specific levels so I started to map out some of them... seems they aren't random at all and if your brain can keep up with the waves of ene...
by FourthStone
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

Will be exciting to see how it develops. just downloaded art4win - nice work! :) I like to think of it as a group effort, been a bit busy at work and home of late but I've been percolating an idea for the gradient fills and other tools and optimisations. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the...
by FourthStone
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

The SDL version of BBC Basic is available on Mac, not sure about an iPad version though :-k
by FourthStone
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge
Replies: 46
Views: 810

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge

Loving this game, could sit and listen to the autoplay song over and over.

As said above I tend to avoid the bonus block once I have rapid shoot, have been doing well on occasion only to get slow or reverse keys or no shoot and lose lives quick.

Score: 98920
by FourthStone
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge
Replies: 46
Views: 810

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge

Starting to get the hang of it now, so many patterns to remember and some of them absolutely race around the screen. Anyone have stats or info about how many sprites this game engine is pushing to the screen as it seems like an impressive amount of moving objects at a fairly decent framerate? Can an...
by FourthStone
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Monster 6502
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Monster 6502

Quite fond of this guys project as well, amazing effort!

http://www.megaprocessor.com/index.html
by FourthStone
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: G'day guys n gals
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: G'day guys n gals

Welcome to this great forum, I'm currently in Melbourne and have a small collection of beebs and other 6502 interests.

Keep us updated about progress with acquiring your own kit :D
by FourthStone
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge
Replies: 46
Views: 810

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge

Here's a quick start for me, amazing how many of these games I never played!

Any tips, all i'm doing at the moment is trying to shoot and dodge, any power ups at all?

Score: 31170
galaforce2.jpg
by FourthStone
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

Minor update, transparency added back in, I've jammed it in the tools panel for now but I need to remove this panel completely at a later stage as the new tool strip handles all the same functions... anyway might need a rethink on how options like transparency are displayed... any ideas? Maybe a too...
by FourthStone
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

Ooops, I'll have to put the transparency option somewhere, I left it out when moving things around, will try do it today #-o
by FourthStone
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

Another update, have been refining new menu system, fixed undo and now has multiple undo, haven't enabled redo as my head has stopped working with a cold :lol: For the multiple undo's I have capped it at 10 with the variable maxUndo%, feel free to nominate a suitable amount of undo's but also keep i...
by FourthStone
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

Updated ART for portrait mode, not nearly finished but framework in place to get the ball rolling. Pixel can you try it on your tablet and see how it fits? Improved the line drawing speed and generally made the code more modular to support moving bits around. The tool strip is currently 100x500, too...
by FourthStone
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

I might try to design some icons this weekend and have a bit of a break from the painting...........might try designing a skin of some sort which could be fun......... That would be great pixel, if you do have a go I've worked out some dimensions for the tool icons to make sure everything will fit ...
by FourthStone
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Tower Of Mystery (1984), COMPUTE!
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Tower Of Mystery (1984), COMPUTE!

Tower of Spaghetti code :lol: Thanks for this I love poring over adventure game sources. I only noticed one goto that jumps out of a for loop at line 455 which could be easily remedied with the following: 455 IF C2$<>"" THEN I=L:GOTO 490 ...now to find time to play it :shock:
by FourthStone
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

I just noticed that pic Fourthstone. Those are accurate gradients fills in those circles ! :D I've practiced shading over the years but never quite refined the art so to speak, I usually mess up the perspective or lighting angle or scale in drawings I've attempted so I throw it away and start again...
by FourthStone
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

My tablet that I use ( sitting on my bed) is 1366x768....so slightly wider....it's much easier to hold it in portrait mode as it tends to rest on my lap and I put ART window to the top of the screen. Oh gosh, it's quite interesting to see how other people think about the UI :-k Would it help if the...
by FourthStone
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

Ah I see, well the current mode 22 gives 1024x768 plus borders and title bar so maybe I can reduce vertical size by about 32-40 pixels which will fix it for landscape mode but portrait mode might be more of a challenge, time for a think and thanks for the pics it helps to know how ur using it! P.S. ...
by FourthStone
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Monster 6502
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Monster 6502

I love this thing, been following for a little while now, more info here:

http://monster6502.com/
by FourthStone
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

I wonder how you got those fills going with the patterns. The mind boggles. I don't know how you did those patterns still. The great thing is it's all very straight forward basic code, the fill code is a standard(ish) line scan method and uses a list of X,Y list to store locations to come back to a...
by FourthStone
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

Another update, flood fill is now working, not sure if it's 100% but seemed to work in all of my tests so please feel free to give it a work out and let me know you find bugs. Screen prints are good as I can see whats gone wrong :lol:

Gradient fills next... I wonder...
by FourthStone
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

Just one more thing As Peter Falk would have famously said. Sorry this might be a pain but currently Art seems to cut off the menu either at the bottom or right hand side, I've got a few tablets but even at 1366 x 768 it seems to cut off in horizontal or vertical orientations, It's not a problem as...
by FourthStone
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

It would be nice to have a button 'filled' or non filled later.... I thought about ways to do this, how would you be imagining the non-filled to be drawn? I was thinking one of the following: * Drawing with current brush size around the perimeter with the center of the brush at the circle radius * ...
by FourthStone
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

Another update, I've managed to get line draw and polygon (circle for now) working although line draw can be slow for large brushes, something to work on tomorrow :lol:

If you have time please have a play and let me know if ok... the circle drawing is particularly interesting \:D/
by FourthStone
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R9 - Blast!
Replies: 39
Views: 780

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R9 - Blast!

Blast this blasted game is hard :lol:

Best I can do today, the gaps on level 5 are making my fingers and brain have arguments with each other [-X

Score: 2208
by FourthStone
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 426
Views: 10459

Re: How do you save a screen

Quick update, had a chance to re-factorize the ART source to be more flexible with adding new controls and easier moving (certain) things around. Haven't had time to put in the main features as yet but place holders and some pseudo code are in place for future development of how it might work. Pleas...
by FourthStone
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R9 - Blast!
Replies: 39
Views: 780

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R9 - Blast!

Great vid Ed, I'm pretty much playing the same as you although your thrust control seems a bit finer in tricky spots whereas I tend to over or under steer or thrust and then need to compensate a bit more... practice practice. Level 3 on gets insanely hard, I haven't made it to the last level in you ...

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