Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #3, Thursday 24th September 2020, 7pm - 10pm

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Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #3, Thursday 24th September 2020, 7pm - 10pm

Post by Arcadian » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:06 pm

As the new games and demo coding sections of the forum are currently very active, we have launched a new, weeknight "Dev session" on Zoom, that will primarily be focused on the development of new games and graphics/music demos for Acorn computers as well as development tools, emulators and debuggers.

They take place the week in-between the 2 x Tuesday night 'general' sessions on the Thursday evening, between 7pm and 10pm.

The sessions are intended for developers to share progress updates and request/offer help and feedback. We hope that these sessions will help motivate and encourage developers to see projects through to completion.

Just to be clear - these sessions are open to everyone: programmers, graphics artists and musicians, even if you've just got an interest/appreciation of - or ideas for - new games and demos, please come along for moral support - there may be opportunities to beta-test new versions of upcoming projects :). There really isn't a limit to the number of places available - well, the maximum we can host in a Zoom meeting is 100 but it's unlikely we'll ever get anywhere near that figure!

If there are any issues you'd like help with - or would like to demonstrate something - please leave details in the thread and we'll add them to the lists of items to be covered.


If you are new to Zoom, forum member JudgeBeeb has written a handy guide to getting set up and logged in.


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Attending
  1. Arcadian (Dave).
  2. KieranHJ (Kieran).
  3. dudleysoft71 (James).
  4. tricky (Richard).
  5. BigEd (Ed).
  6. Snuggsy187 (Neil).
  7. markdryan (Mark).
  8. 0xC0DE (Kelvin).
  9. oss003 (Kees).
  10. flibble (Peter).
  11. chrisn (Chris).
  12. JIM (James).
  13. Zarchos (Xavier). [Discord]
  14. 1024MAK (Mark).
  15. jubber (Robin).
  16. IanS (Ian).
  17. sa_scott (Stephen).
  18. RobC (Rob).
  19. DamienSturdy (Damien).
  20. spanners (David).
  21. SPhilMainwaring (Phil).
  22. Kevin Edwards (Kevin).
  23. tautology (Dave).
  24. tomdkeating (Tom).
  25. picosonic (Jasper).
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Re: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #3, Thursday 24th September 2020, 7pm - 10pm

Post by Snuggsy187 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:08 pm

Yes please ! :D
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Post by 0xC0DE » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:09 am

Of course!

I would like to give a short update on my nameless game for the Acorn Electron.
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Re: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #3, Thursday 24th September 2020, 7pm - 10pm

Post by dudleysoft71 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:51 am

Put me down, looks like I'll be able to attend.

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Post by oss003 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:24 am

Me too please .....

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Post by sa_scott » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:48 am

Me please!
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Re: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #3, Thursday 24th September 2020, 7pm - 10pm

Post by markdryan » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:09 pm

I'd like to join as well please.


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Post by chrisn » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:43 pm

These dev sessions are excellent. Please count me in!

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Post by BigEd » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:22 am

Me please!

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Post by tricky » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:36 am

I'm hoping to have a very brief show and tell, but no guarantee.

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Post by kieranhj » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:20 pm

Ooops, yes, I'll be there tomorrow. No Masterclass from me this time though! (I have CRTC register programming and maybe Video ULA 101 on the backlog though.)
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Post by 0xC0DE » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:24 pm

kieranhj wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:20 pm
No Masterclass from me this time though!
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Re: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #3, Thursday 24th September 2020, 7pm - 10pm

Post by Snuggsy187 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:31 pm

No major (visible) updates to show, but may give a small update of where Pooyan's at re IRQs and stuff, plus maybe a couple of questions !

Looking forward to it ! :D
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Post by RobC » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:57 pm

I'd like to attend too please :D

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Re: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #3, Thursday 24th September 2020, 7pm - 10pm

Post by Arcadian » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:18 pm

Zoom details issued to everybody who's posted in this thread so far.

Not much has been suggested in the way of subjects/demonstrations/requests for help - I don't see that as a bad thing, after all the last two dev nights have featured stacked agendas, so it'll be good to have plenty of breathing room and time for chatter at this one.

Still, if anyone would like to book a 15 min slot - to either show off a project, ask for some help, or even give a 'mini masterclass' on a programming topic of your choosing, please post in this thread and it can be scheduled accordingly.
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Post by 0xC0DE » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:27 pm

Hi Dave, I think at least 3 people (tricky, Neil and myself) have suggested wanting to "show & tell". Not sure if each requires 15m but there you go! :mrgreen:
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Post by Arcadian » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:33 pm

Yep, I'd clocked those don't worry! :)

I just meant that we haven't got the whole 3 hour session fully pre-booked with slots, unlike during the previous weeks (btw I'm looking forward to seeing you or someone else complete the 'original' demo level of noname, which was a tad tricky! ;) ).

We'll still do the usual setup i.e. first half: help with projects, second half: project demonstrations (no masterclass this week either unless anybody steps forward in the next 24 hrs!).
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Post by 0xC0DE » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:42 pm

Ah, I see. No worries then. I will certainly demonstrate the easy and the brutal demo levels! :mrgreen:
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Re: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #3, Thursday 24th September 2020, 7pm - 10pm

Post by oss003 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:52 pm

Hi guys, I'm not able to make it tomorrow ..... :(
Maybe late in the evening but don't know that yet.

Greetings
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Post by 0xC0DE » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:55 pm

oss003 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:52 pm
Hi guys, I'm not able to make it tomorrow ..... :(
Maybe late in the evening but don't know that yet.

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Post by Arcadian » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:47 pm

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REMINDER: Dev night 3 is TONIGHT!

Plenty of spaces left (there's no danger of it filling up) ...

If you want to swing by, just drop a message in this thread and I'll send you the login info...

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Re: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #3, Thursday 24th September 2020, 7pm - 10pm

Post by tautology » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:51 pm

Can I have an invite too? I'll probably just lurk though.


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Post by Arcadian » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:58 pm

tautology wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:51 pm
Can I have an invite too? I'll probably just lurk though.
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Post by IanS » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:25 pm

Add me in, might be able to join a bit late.

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Re: Weeknight 'Virtual' Dev session #3, Thursday 24th September 2020, 7pm - 10pm

Post by tricky » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:28 pm

I can bore people with my two basic sprites routines, but it's not a masterclass, just the last two routines that I have written.

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Post by Snuggsy187 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:38 pm

Sounds good to me Tricky, I've got about 10 different ones on the go at the moment, so would be good to have a fresh take on things ! :D
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