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Easiest hackable Menu

Postby pau1ie » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:50 am

I am working through John's educational archive and have got to a tape which accompanies a book (Basic Graphics and Sound - Addison Wesley) which has over 70 files on side 1. For ease of use with jsbeeb I decided to create an ADFS disc image, as I can create directories with files in, each file being a smallish basic program.

To make it easier to use it strikes me I should create a menu. To save me reinventing the wheel, what is the most easily hackable menu system?
I'm working on http://bbcmicro.co.uk

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Re: Easiest hackable Menu

Postby sweh » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:33 pm

I put together a very very simple Menu program to work with MB's disks; the "build SSD" routines parsed his disks and generated the data file ("DSKDATA" and "GAMDATA") that the main MENU program used. The code is at https://github.com/sweharris/split_md_dsd

It's not pretty, but it has a simple search, and 'cos it's in BASIC you can modify it easily enough.
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Re: Easiest hackable Menu

Postby jgharston » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:40 am

There's some menu programs in Menus.ssd. EcoMenu is the simplest, an ECOnomical menu program that reads a simple text file in each directory describing what to display in that directory.

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$ bbcbasic
PDP11 BBC BASIC IV Version 0.25
(C) Copyright J.G.Harston 1989,2005-2015
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Re: Easiest hackable Menu

Postby pau1ie » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:28 pm

Thanks both, I will have a look and see what I like best!
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Re: Easiest hackable Menu

Postby lurkio » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:30 pm

pau1ie wrote:Thanks both, I will have a look and see what I like best!

Here's a simple menu prog I used to use BITD:

    menu.ssd.zip
    DFS .SSD disc-image
    (1.2 KiB) Downloaded 7 times
You can tinker with the function params to change the colours, number of menu items, etc.

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