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Hello from Basingstoke!

Post by Soruk » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:25 pm

Hi,

Back in the day, my parents got a Spectrum. Yeah, well. At school, I was soon introduced to the Acorn Electron, and later the BBC Micro - and even later the Master 128. Then my parents got an Archimedes A310 and more recently a Risc PC, which is still used on a daily basis (using !PMS to typeset sheet music - my dad is a composer and arranger), and in their opinion the only thing that comes close to !PMS for typesetting is PMW under Linux - which is a derivation of the same program.

I am these days a Linux sysadmin and occasional programmer with a soft spot for the old Acorns - personally I have two BBC Bs, a Master 128 and a Risc PC700 but time (and space) are not on my side especially with a young family, so sadly I rarely get to play with the real things. But, stumbling upon Brandy Basic V gave me an itch to scratch, especially as it appears to have been untouched for a long while now. So these days when I get spare moments I've been working to enhance it, to run more BBC BASIC stuff. I've pretty much completed Teletext support, though given time (cough!) I might try to upgrade the display to a hi-res version rather than the RISC OS-style pixely style. I'm now working my way through other unsupported features and have got a few new features lined up in my git repo.

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Re: Hello from Basingstoke!

Post by Elminster » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:35 pm

Welcome (restropectively :-)) good to see the background. Keep up the coding.

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Post by colonel32 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:09 pm

Looking good Michael! I'm still struggling getting held graphics exactly right in my Spectrum Next renderer. Coming together slowly.

Welcome!
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Re: Hello from Basingstoke!

Post by Soruk » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:21 pm

colonel32 wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:09 pm
Looking good Michael! I'm still struggling getting held graphics exactly right in my Spectrum Next renderer. Coming together slowly.
If it's of any help, feel free to refer to my source code - graphsdl.c in function mode7renderline() and follow the mode7hold flag. :)

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Re: Hello from Basingstoke!

Post by kieranhj » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:25 pm

Welcome to the forum Soruk! Always good to see another Teletext enthusiast join the group. :)

The recent ABUG South event was held just around the corner from you and you're not that far away from a few others of us who are in the Farnham / Guildford area.
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Re: Hello from Basingstoke!

Post by Multiwizard » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:56 pm

Hi,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim... :-)

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Re: Hello from Basingstoke!

Post by colonel32 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:25 pm

Soruk wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:21 pm
If it's of any help, feel free to refer to my source code - graphsdl.c in function mode7renderline() and follow the mode7hold flag. :)
Cheers, always good to get extra perspectives. My woes are mostly because I chose to make the parser recursively jump back into itself an insane amount, whereas I should have thought more carefully how held graphics were going to work from the start :D

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Re: Hello from Basingstoke!

Post by davidb » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:27 pm

Welcome! :D

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Post by tricky » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:01 pm

Welcome, I think most of us are familiar with time issues and real life getting in the way.

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Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:06 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Soruk . . . Enjoy . . .

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Re: Hello from Basingstoke!

Post by flaxcottage » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:45 pm

Welcome, Soruk. :D
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