Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

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Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Postby AndyF » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:15 pm

BigEd wrote:I'm hoping that you can NEW, then *EXEC a file, and then RUN the program.

That works fine, thanks. :)

Unsure what I did last time, the output appeared as you'd expect but RUN resulted in a Bad Program message. It seems to work now.

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Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Postby BigEd » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:35 pm

If you ran that beastly random poke demo, it could cause trouble!

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Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Postby AndyF » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:50 pm

FourthStone wrote:Oldie but a goodie, on tape image but could be easily transferred to DSD.

https://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/tapeimages/leisure/Acornsoft/CreativeGraphics_B.zip

I remember running these BITD :-D

And here they are on a .dsd :) I did think about using the Watford format to get them all onto one side or using ADFS but decided against it. Anyway there are 36 files on the tape so I've simply split them into 18 per side, by loading from tape and saving to disc...

Praise for definable function keys to save much typing. :D

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Some of them are actually quite reasonable, I've not checked they all work however but they are just a direct save from tape so if there's a problem it existed (famous last words) on the tape image copy of them.

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Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Postby BigEd » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:31 pm

Thanks - pretty good! I see the program we've been calling SPHERE is here called WOOLBAL and is (c) Acornsoft.

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Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Postby AndyF » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:15 am

Would be good to see if anyone has any more to share. :)

I did make some adjustments to the second routine of mine, such as having a random number (1 to 10) of black then random (1 to 50) of colours which worked reasonably well.

I then tried it at double, in that a random number was chosen and then "chosen*2" was used for black and just "chosen" was used for either lines or pixels. That worked reasonably well although I did not bother to save it, given that its a moments work to adjust it to do that, plus its too similar to the other two already I've submitted.

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Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Postby pau1ie » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:56 pm

The National Museum Of Computing (Bletchley Park) Earlier today after a few minutes typing! I typed in the programs! I pointed the attendant at this thread, so Hello if you are reading! I played with colour curves in gimp as the screen displays don't show up too well. It is a lovely place to go with the family.

I altered my one to wrap around rather than ping back to the centre, which I think works nicely.
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Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Postby BigEd » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:13 pm

That's brilliant! Thanks for doing the work and spreading the word. Type-ins for everyone!

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Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Postby lurkio » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:49 pm

pau1ie wrote:The National Museum Of Computing (Bletchley Park) Earlier today after a few minutes typing! I typed in the programs! I pointed the attendant at this thread, so Hello if you are reading!

Cool!

:D

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Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Postby AndyF » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:07 pm

pau1ie wrote:The National Museum Of Computing (Bletchley Park) Earlier today after a few minutes typing! I typed in the programs! I pointed the attendant at this thread, so Hello if you are reading!

Excellent! :D

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Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Postby mez » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:11 pm

Used to do this at 6th Form, if you have a good memory. Customize the text at line 80. Best to keep it subtle and appropriate (!). You can use teletext colors of course. Run it and press BREAK. It survives a "*FX200,3" + BREAK, which used to really annoy the Comp Sci teacher when he tried that.

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   10 OSCLI"FX247,76":OSCLI"FX248,64":OSCLI"FX249,1"
   20 FOR T%=0 TO 2 STEP 2
   30 P%=&140:[OPT T%
   40 BCC p:RTS
   50 .p LDA#215:LDX#128:JSR&FFF4:LDX#255
   60 .l INX:LDA m,X:CMP#0:BEQe:JSR&FFEE:JMP l
   70 .e RTS
   80 .m EQUS CHR$10+"BBC Moroncomputer"+CHR$10+CHR$10+CHR$13
   90 EQUB0
  100 ]:NEXT


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Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

Postby BigEd » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:36 pm

Nice touch with the link! There's a whole book about this program, and it's free:
https://10print.org/