Atom Software Archive

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by sPhilMainwaring » Sun May 11, 2014 10:47 pm

Hi Col

Yeah, looks to me like it stops at 2009 :-/

re your space removal comment I thought that was about one line that was too long in another program :D

Dave

I found the final links in the thread you mentioned

http://www.acornatom.nl/download/YCAtomArticlesV1.pdf

and

http://www.acornatom.nl/download/AUAtomArticlesV3.pdf

and I've downloaded them. Would I be right in thinking that none of these have been done? i.e. can I type up *any* of them that I like? ... if so we could do with a "done" list like the ones in C&VG

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Sun May 11, 2014 11:32 pm

Phil,

From Your Computer we have:
* Acorn Kong
* Blitzkrieg
* Clock
* Easy Atom Codes
* Graph Char
* Hawk

From Acorn User we have:
* Morse

I'd be tempted to focus on the larger programs, and maybe start with any remaining games.

Dave

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Mon May 12, 2014 7:29 am

Hi all,

I think we're almost ready to release V7, after everyone's great work over the weekend. =D> =D> =D>

Here's the final version of PACMAN that I'll use (using the start-at #2800 fix).
PACMAN.zip
(3.03 KiB) Downloaded 102 times
Any idea of the origins of the game for attribution? There's a copy on Acl1-23:
http://atomclub.nl/atomarch/Acl1-23

I'm not going to bother with Pelmanism for now, it's too badly corrupted.

The only other program that could possibly be fixed is ECCE's Mode 4 VDU (from the Atomic Machine Code book). But that could wait for the next release.

Anyone got any final submissions before I release?

Shall I post a final beta (and change log) for testing this evening?

Dave

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by oss003 » Mon May 12, 2014 8:32 am

hoglet wrote:Phil,

From Your Computer we have:
* Acorn Kong
* Blitzkrieg
* Clock
* Easy Atom Codes
* Graph Char
* Hawk

From Acorn User we have:
* Morse

I'd be tempted to focus on the larger programs, and maybe start with any remaining games.

Dave
Here's the list for the Your Computer programs:

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Listings:
Year   Nr Page            Name
1981    6 49              Graphics search
1981    6 50              Atomic space battle
1981    6 50              Atom information
1981    8 65,66           Child's play
1981    8 66              Tabulation techniques
1981    8 67              Keyboard scan
1981    8 67              Request answered
1981   10 69              Least squares
1981   10 71              Strings and arrays
1981   10 76              More in store
1981   12 72,73           Real-time clock
1981   12 75,77           Zero dropper
1982    1 67,69           Key to understanding
1982    2 68,69           Mechanical music
1982    2 73              Through the maze
1982    2 75              Doodlebug
1982    3 66,67           Load warning
1982    3 73              Atom art
1982    4 72,75           Electronic keep-fit
1982    4 75              Read and data
1982    5 83              Key options
1982    6 75              Tape directory
1982    6 76              Contents display
1982    7 86              Verse and worse
1982    7 90              In the picture
1982    8 85              No question
1982    8 85              Words of wisdom
1982    9 90              Key routine
1982   10 89              Label finder
1982   11 104             Atom squash
1982   12 61,62,65        Atom Quest
1982   12 101,103         The hawk
1982   12 105,106         Bit bandit
1982   12 108             Error fix
1982   12 109             Long line
1983    1 111,113         Acorn pilot
1983    1 117,118         Function copy
1983    3 131,133         Stuntman
1983    4 143,144         Blitzkrieg
1983    4 149,151         Forth connection
1983    5 168,173         Worm squirm
1983    5 179,181         Rally racer
1983   12 223             Logger

Articles:
Year   Nr Page            Name
1981    6 23,25           Ringing the econet changes
1981    8 43,44           Graphic proof of Atom power
1981   10 35,37           A peek and a poke on the Acorn Atom
1981   11 20,21,22        Survey, Atom cassettes
1981   12 56,57           Acorn Atom machine-code magic
1982   10 18,19,21        Review, Word processing on Atom
1982    2 41,42           Stay one move ahead in strategy progr
1982    3 51,52           From games strategy into action
1982    4 45,46           Line labelling earmarks Atom economy
1982    5 51,52           Conjuring more from your Atom
1982    6 46,47,48        Do-it-yourself Atom toolkit
1982    7 32,33,35        Survey, Atom software
1982    8 62,63,64        Software, Atom file handling
1982    9 47,48           Intelligent Atom typewriter
1982   10 48,49           Languages, Atom Forth
1982   11 50,51,52        Music, the sound of music
1982   12 70,71           Atom account
1983    1 72,73           Atom scribe
1983    2 84,85           Compact bacis: easy as abc
1983    3 107,109         Easy Atom codes
1983    4 103,107         6502 machine code made easy
1983    5 131,132         6502 machine code made easy
1983    6 121,122,127     Atom plotting power
1983    8 143,145,147     6502 machine code interpretation

ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/magazines/YourComputer
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And for the Acorn User programs:

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Articles:
Year-Nr  Nr  Page Article                                              Author            Genre
1982-08   1    30  Disc system for the Atom and BBC micro               ???               Disc
1982-09   2    36  Spool, Exec and verify -  just for the record        ???               Disc
1982-10   3    36  Printing graphics on the cheap                       Matthew Bates     Printer
1982-10   3    41  Red, blue and green - the big sort out               Paul Beverley     Hardware
1982-10   3    52  Graphics                                             Matthew Bates     Graphics
1982-11   4    51  Graphic routines                                     Paul Beverley     Graphics
1982-12   5    46  Word processing                                      Matthew Bates     Word
1982-12   5    50  Toolbox tests                                        Barry Pickles     Article
1983-01   6    51  Atom to Beeb                                         C.J.Hollyman      Atom-BBC
1983-01   6    54  Extra memory                                         J.Charlton        Hardware
1983-02   7    43  BBC board - useful but limited                       Barry Pickles     Article
1983-02   7    47  Error handling                                       Tony Armitstead   Utils
1983-02   7    49  Wire frame graphics                                  Philip Tubb       Graphics
1983-03   8    64  Excellent on strings                                 Bruce Smith       Utils
1983-03   8    67  Analogue converter                                   Paul Beverley     Hardware
1983-03   8    71  Hints on using the BBC board                         Barry Pickles     Atom-BBC
1983-04   9    57  Game for an adventure                                Barry Pickles     Article
1983-05  10    57  Sound out of an Atom                                 David Tilston     Hardware
1983-06  11    57  No speed penalty to eliminate graphics snow          Barry Pickles     Hardware
1983-06  11    57  Bad program - but all is not lost                    Barry Pickles     Utils
1983-06  11    59  Inkey routine - and how to find it                   Barry Pickles     Utils
1983-06  11    59  Strings, varaibles and things                        Barry Pickles     Utils
1983-06  11    59  Custom Atom aids protection                          Barry Pickles     Article
1983-07  12    69  A simple program to store and edit text              Barry Pickles     Word
1983-07  12    69  Improve your security techniques                     Barry Pickles     Article
1983-07  12    69  So obvious with machine code                         Barry Pickles     Article
1983-07  12    71  Screen inversion for presentation                    Barry Pickles     Graphics
1983-07  12    71  Text printing with Wordpack                          Barry Pickles     Printer
1983-07  12    71  Decimal placings                                     Barry Pickles     Article
1983-07  12    71  Solution to those bouncing keyboards                 Barry Pickles     Article
1983-07  12    71  Strip off the painful zeroes with FP rom             Barry Pickles     Utils
1983-07  12    73  Sounds interesting                                   Gabriel Gilson    Sound
1983-07  12    83  Atom ROM cost cutter                                 Barry Pickles     Article
1983-08  13    75  Strings testing & sorting                            Vincent Fojut     Text
1983-08  13    83  Hook up Tandy colour                                 Colin Bernard     Printer
1983-09  14    67  Seven Tool box routines to type in                   Barry Pickles     Utils
1983-09  14    71  Real-time reference routines                         Peter Hawkins     Clock
1983-09  14    71  M/C testing                                          Steven Foale      Utils
1983-09  14    71  Checksum error catcher                               R.Shelton         Tape
1983-09  14    73  Correcting cassette speeds                           Alan Knowles      Tape
1983-10  15    69  Where do we go from here                             Barry Pickles     Article
1983-10  15    71  All you need to know                                 Barry Pickles     Article
1983-10  15    74  Fast action from beeb convert                        A&F               Game
1983-10  15    74  Atom tape verify routine                             Barry Pickles     Tape
1983-10  15    77  Three listings for games                             Barry Pickles     Utils
1983-10  15    79  Inconvenient question                                Mark Cytera       Utils
1983-10  15    79  Way round run crash with arrays                      Barry Pickles     Utils
1983-10  15    79  Inverting the screen                                 Paul Wild         Graphics
1983-10  15    83  Making music with interrupts                         Mark Dove         Music
1983-10  15    83  Rom routines                                         Peter Blenkinsop  Article
1983-11  16    75  Mode four text and hex                               Barry Pickles     Graphics
1983-11  16    77  Key searcher in assembler                            W.Coker           Utils
1983-11  16    77  At Random                                            Jeff Carter       Utils
1983-11  16    79  Alternative toolbox                                  Bruce Smith       Utils
1983-12  17   107  Atom & Beeb shaking hands                            Vincent Fojut     Atom-BBC
1983-12  17   115  Block demolition                                     Barry Pickles     Utils
1983-12  17   117  Easy graphics                                        Barry Pickles     Graphics
1983-12  17   119  Disassembler                                         Bruce Smith       Utils
1983-12  17   125  Justice for pixel graphics                           Barry Pickles     Graphics
1983-12  17   125  File saving                                          Barry Pickles     Tape
1983-12  17   125  Auto repeat for keyboard                             Barry Pickles     Utils
1983-12  17   127  Hardware hints with leds                             Barry Pickles     Hardware
1983-12  17   127  Light-up time for caps lock                          Peter Hawkins     Utils
1983-12  17   127  Forum faults                                         Barry Pickles     Article
1983-12  17   127  OS Routines                                          M.Myatt           Article
1984-01  18   133  Let your Atom do the walking                         Barry Pickles     Utils
1984-01  18   133  Label search                                         Barry Pickles     Utils
1984-01  18   133  Different Logic                                      Barry Pickles     Article
1984-01  18   135  Keep a tag on labels                                 Barry Pickles     Article
1984-01  18   135  As You've asked...two replies                        Barry Pickles     Article
1984-01  18   135  Way round a painful simulation                       Barry Pickles     Article
1984-01  18   135  Neglected mode                                       Barry Pickles     Graphics
1984-01  18   137  Christmas adventure                                  Barry Pickles     Game
1984-02  19   113  Trial & error                                        Barry Pickles     Utils
1984-02  19   121  Slow scroller                                        Barry Pickles     Utils
1984-02  19   121  Converting database                                  Barry Pickles     Database
1984-02  19   122  Keyboard sounder                                     Peter Blenkinsop  Utils
1984-02  19   122  Fast cassette in Atom Forth                          A.P.Hume          Forth
1984-03  20   122  Disc delight                                         Vincent Fojut     Disc
1984-03  20   122  Easy-to-read assembler listings                      D.P.Tweed         Utils
1984-03  20   125  Easing into upper text area                          Barry Pickles     Utils
1984-03  20   126  Ah... Listo                                          Vincent Fojut     Utils
1984-03  20   132  Atomic space test                                    Barry Pickles     Utils
1984-04  21   119  Flashing text routine                                Barry Pickles     Text
1984-04  21   119  Popping out                                          Barry Pickles     Article
1984-04  21   121  Stretching the line-length                           Barry Pickles     Utils
1984-04  21   121  Disco fever                                          Barry Pickles     Tape
1984-04  21   121  Memory bank                                          Barry Pickles     Hardware
1984-04  21   121  Triple spacing                                       Barry Pickles     Word
1984-04  21   123  Atom ROM routines                                    Mark Plumbley     Article
1984-04  21   133  Translating from B to A                              Barry Pickles     Atom-BBC
1984-05  22   119  Bin, dec or hex?                                     Barry Pickles     Utils
1984-05  22   119  Trial by tape                                        Barry Pickles     Tape
1984-05  22   119  Morse coder                                          Barry Pickles     Article
1984-05  22   121  Disassembling                                        Barry Pickles     Utils
1984-05  22   123  Keys to translating dialect                          Barry Pickles     Atom-BBC
1984-06  23   121  Atomic lists on the Beeb                             Vincent Fojut     Atom-BBC
1984-06  23   124  The new 6502 op-codes                                Barry Pickles     Article
1984-06  23   124  Basic bugs                                           M.Constantine     Article
1984-06  23   124  Practically random                                   Dirk Wriedt       Article
1984-06  23   127  Chip famine                                          Barry Pickles     Article
1984-06  23   127  Sideways scroll                                      S.Jones           Graphics
1984-07  24   121  For action sequence conversion                       Barry Pickles     Atom-BBC
1984-07  24   123  Text plotting in mode 4                              Jeff Carter       Graphics
1984-07  24   125  Break key modification                               Barry Pickles     Hardware
1984-07  24   125  Fast deletion of program lines                       Colin Hollyman    Utils
1984-07  24   125  Utility to recover lost data                         David Lake        Utils
1984-08  25   121  A modular program for teletext display               Barry Pickles     Graphics
1984-08  25   121  Code comments                                        M.Niman           Article
1984-08  25   123  Searching for compatible drive                       A.Suleiman        Disc
1984-08  25   123  Finding the interpreter                              R.Gates           Article
1984-08  25   123  Wordpack patching to provide ectra codes for Epson   P.McArdle         Printer
1984-08  25   125  Star modifications for screen dump                   Chris Shepherd    Printer
1984-08  25   125  Programming for printing the pound                   Abe Ellis         Printer
1984-08  25   125  Problems with the daisystep                          Barry Pickles     Printer
1984-08  25   127  Avoiding invalid data entry                          Vincent Fojut     Utils
1984-09  26   124  Smart operators                                      Barry Pickles     Article
1984-09  26   127  Base-2 text processor                                Barry Pickles     Printer
1984-09  26   127  Single-stepping with VIA fitted                      Andrew Luck       Utils
1984-09  26   129  Command clearing, filling and inverting              Mark Bryson       Graphics
1984-09  26   130  Dutch Acorn                                          Andre de Bruin    Graphics
1984-10  27   143  Atomix text                                          Alex Wilson       Word
1984-11  28   121  Points, signals and buffers                          N.J.Tubb          Hardware
1984-11  28   121  Auto-reset on power-up                               John Alan FergusonHardware
1984-11  28   123  Adding addressable RAM                               N.J.Tubb          Hardware
1984-11  28   123  Insert your own message                              G.R.Pearson       Tape
1984-11  28   123  Dancing demo                                         R.J.Adams         Graphics
1984-11  28   125  Missing link                                         Bruce Smith       Atom-BBC
1984-12  29   125  DIY ROM pager                                        Alan Knowles      Hardware
1984-12  29   127  Hidden line routine                                  E.Paijmans        Graphics
1984-12  29   127  BBC Basic compatibility                              Michael Lacey     Article
1984-12  29   127  Joystick conversion                                  Barry Pickles     Hardware
1984-12  29   129  Dumping garbage                                      P.Ringwald        Printer
1985-02  31   132  Atomising basicode                                   Barry Pickles     Tape
1985-02  31   132  Routines for downliading basicode                    G.R.Spray         Tape
1985-02  31   133  Completing the conversion                            Barry Pickles     Tape
1985-03  32   128  Meet your new Atomic host                            Mike Barwise      Article
1985-03  32   128  Quick shuffle                                        Mike Barwise      Utils
1985-03  32   128  Disc drive dilemma                                   Mike Barwise      Disc
1985-03  32   129  Atom competition winners                             Mike Barwise      Article
1985-04  33   126  The eight-bit connection                             Mike Barwise      Printer
1985-04  33   126  When the software writers break the rules            Mike Barwise      Article
1985-05  34   124  Find the lady                                        Mike Barwise      Article
1985-05  34   124  Ignorance isn't bliss                                Mike Barwise      Hardware
1985-05  34   124  Crystal connection                                   Mike Barwise      Hardware
1985-05  34   125  Assembler label bug                                  Mike Barwise      Article
1985-06  35   124  Making reset reliable                                Mike Barwise      Hardware
1985-06  35   125  A nice little dump                                   Mike Wilding      Utils
1985-07  36   118  Successful saving                                    Mike Barwise      Tape
1985-07  36   118  Weak link exposed                                    Richard Gledhill  Tape
1985-08  37   118  Upgrade well with Rockwell                           Andrew Luck       Hardware
1985-08  37   118  A is for accumulator                                 R.Lambert         Article
1985-08  37   119  Another printer problem solved                       Mike Barwise      Printer
1985-08  37   119  Recording an apology                                 Mike Barwise      Article
1985-09  38   120  Running together                                     Andre de Bruin    Utils
1985-09  38   121  Atomic overflow control                              Mike Barwise      Article
1985-10  39   116  State monitor development                            Thomas Harris     Hardware
1985-11  40   130  Low cost power supply upgrade                        Mike Barwise      Hardware
1985-11  40   130  A method of elimination                              David Grindrod    Hardware
1985-11  40   130  Revolutionary rotation                               Martin Coffey     Text
1985-12  41   124  Light pen enlightenment                              John Goldsmith    Hardware
1985-12  41   125  Video chip queries                                   Heron computerclubHardware
1985-12  41   125  Twice the speed - twice the trouble                  Anders Erlandsson Hardware
1985-12  41   125  Corruption-free screen saving                        Mike Barwise      Utils
1986-01  42   125  Expansion overview                                   Mike Barwise      Hardware
1986-02  43   124  Auto line in style                                   Charles Robson    Utils
1986-02  43   124  Communications considered                            John Cozens       Hardware
1986-02  43   125  Editor control code patch                            John Foreman      Word
1986-02  43   125  Interesting intelgraph                               John Ferguson     Hardware
1986-03  44   124  Two of a kind                                        Mike Barwise      Disc
1986-04  45   123  Delving into discs                                   Mike Barwise      Disc
1986-05  46   185  Keeping track on discs                               Mike Barwise      Disc
1986-06  47   176  Fast Fourier transform                               Andrew Luck       Graphics
1986-07  48   176  OSWORD by any other name                             Richard Darby     Atom-BBC
1986-11  52   193  Atom screen dump                                     John Ferguson     Printer
1986-11  52   193  Converting Atom code                                 Phil Tee          Article
1986-12  53   209  Atom variable stack                                  Dirk Wriedt       Utils
1987-03  56    55  Spritely Atoms                                       Robin Tucker      Graphics
1987-04  57    57  Assembler and Atom editor                            Ian Steward       Utils
1987-04  57    57  Virtual memory in Atom Basic                         John Cozens       Utils
1988-01  66    51  Atom tips                                            David Atherton    Utils
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by oss003 » Mon May 12, 2014 12:13 pm

Hi Dave,
hoglet wrote:Any idea of the origins of the game for attribution? There's a copy on Acl1-23:
http://atomclub.nl/atomarch/Acl1-23
Thony Browne is mentioned 10 times in the score table.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by sPhilMainwaring » Mon May 12, 2014 1:01 pm

Hi Dave

Nothing more to report / upload program wise here ... I'd started going through the magazine scans to make an index but I see Kees has beaten me to it ... the guy's too darned fast!!! :p

Actually I might have done it quicker but I got reading through the articles going ooh and aah ... that's interesting

:)

Edit:

Can I suggest posting the article names on Kees list above one by one IN CAPITAL LETTERS as we begin working on them and then "tick them off" so to speak by linking the file for uploading to the archive as we did with the C&VG mags with prefixed by a first line of DONE: ARTICLE TITLE maybe?

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Mon May 12, 2014 3:06 pm

Actually, I'd like to to be a bit more selective, and only include things that are significant, standalone programs, rather than every single article.

We should start by seeing if we can agree on these more refined lists.

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Post by sPhilMainwaring » Mon May 12, 2014 5:15 pm

hoglet wrote:Actually, I'd like to to be a bit more selective, and only include things that are significant, standalone programs, rather than every single article
... of course. A lot of them are only small snippets. There's a lot of good stuff though ... at least on a par with, e.g. the saddle curve in ATAP

There was also an entry that, although it was only a few lines, was actually a few small modifications to the Minator / maze game from the "Atomic Magic" book

I couldn't find Atomic Kong in Kees list though ... is that a mistake or did you see it somewhere else?

Also we could still use the method suggested even before a definitive list is made just by selecting a few more significant listings :)

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Post by hoglet » Mon May 12, 2014 5:39 pm

sPhilMainwaring wrote:I couldn't find Atomic Kong in Kees list though ... is that a mistake or did you see it somewhere else?
It was in the July 1983 issue (Vol 3 No 7), according to this index:
http://wos.meulie.net/pub/spectrum/maga ... 100209.jpg
sPhilMainwaring wrote:Also we could still use the method suggested even before a definitive list is made just by selecting a few more significant listings :)
Agreed, if someone is motivated to type something in, then go for it!

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Post by hoglet » Mon May 12, 2014 5:56 pm

I think we should target the Your Computer titles next, maybe as the main focus for V8.

Here's another YC title we already have:
http://wos.meulie.net/pub/spectrum/maga ... 200062.jpg
http://wos.meulie.net/pub/spectrum/maga ... 200063.jpg
It's in the current archive as "QUEST" but it's by the same author Colin Comber.

It would be helpful is someone could check the Atom articles listed in the Index on the January 1984 issue against Kees's list, and merge in any missing titles, so we end up with one definitive list.

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Post by oss003 » Mon May 12, 2014 6:12 pm

Hi guys,
hoglet wrote:It was in the July 1983 issue (Vol 3 No 7), according to this index:
http://wos.meulie.net/pub/spectrum/maga ... 100209.jpg
I downloaded all the magazines and checked them for Atom programs but a scan of Your Computer July 1983 is one of the missing files in the archive.

Looks like I missed a few ...... :wink:

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Mon May 12, 2014 8:07 pm

Searching the archives for missing Your Computer type-ins...

Acorn Pilot is on Acl1-04 (PILOTX)
Atom Art is is on d60_1 (ATOMART)
Atom Squash is on Acl1-03 (SQUASH)
Forth Connection is on Acl1-03 (CONNECT)
Rally Racer is on Leendert (RALLY)

Bit Bandit is already in the atom software archive (BANDIT)

Also, Atomic Space Battle seems quite similar to Phil's X-Wing Attack

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Post by hoglet » Mon May 12, 2014 8:09 pm

This would be my short list of programs to type in:

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1981    6 50              Atomic space battle           Type In
1981    8 65,66           Child's play                  Type In
1981   10 69              Least squares                 Type In
1982    2 68,69           Mechanical music              Type In
1982    2 73              Through the maze              Type In
1982    4 72,75           Electronic keep-fit           Type In
1982    7 86              Verse and worse               Type In
1982    7 90              In the picture                Type In
1982   12 108             Error fix                     Type In
1983    5 168,173         Worm squirm                   Type In
1983   12 223             Logger                        Type In

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Post by oss003 » Mon May 12, 2014 8:17 pm

Hi guys,

I checked hoglet list against my list and these articles are missing:

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Your Computer Magazine missing:            

Year    Nr   Pag  Name
1981    1    23   In education   
1981    1    49   Auto run tape loader   
1981    1    49   Cartoids drawing   
1981    1    49   Graphics search            1981- 6-49
1981    1    50   Atomic Space Battle        1981- 6-50
1981    1    50   Information                1981- 6-50
1981    2    43   Graphics   
1981    2    65   Child's play               1981- 8-65
1981    2    66   Tabulation techniques      1981- 8-66
1981    2    67   Keyboard scan              1981- 8-67
1981    3    35   Peek and Pokes             1981-10-35
1981    3    69   Least squares              1981-10-69
1981    3    71   Strings and arrays         1981-10-71
1981    4    76   More in store              1981-10-76
1981    5    56   Disassembler   
1981    5    72   Real time clock            1981-12-72
1982    2    75   Zero dropper rectification 1981-12-75
1982    5    32   Photographic interpretation   
1982   10    63   Text and graphics   
1983    7   162   Acorn Kong   
1983    9   171   Stock market
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Mon May 12, 2014 8:26 pm

Hi Kees,

I think there is some confusion between the 1981 issue numbers on the lists, because Your Computer started in June/July 1981 with issue 1.

So lots of the titles you list above were actually on your original list. :lol:
e.g. Atomic Space Battle

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by oss003 » Mon May 12, 2014 8:50 pm

hoglet wrote:Hi Kees,

I think there is some confusion between the 1981 issue numbers on the lists, because Your Computer started in June/July 1981 with issue 1.

So lots of the titles you list above were actually on your original list. :lol:
e.g. Atomic Space Battle

Dave
Ok, I've updated the list above with the missing programs.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by CMcDougall » Mon May 12, 2014 10:51 pm

Your Computer Magazine 1981 1 50 Atomic Space Battle 1981-6-50
looked a good game, so typed it in not drunk! 8-[ lol
seems to be ok, but had to shorten Line30, and split to new line31
the 'alien' on right, does not look very health/correct though :?

Keys are : up ^, down ^\/, left <>, right =- and Space fire \:D/

Cheers, Col.

EDIT: "Atomic Kong, was in the July 1983 issue (Vol 3 No 7)" -pg162
would do this next, but not in the mag archive (Issue8307) :cry:
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Tue May 13, 2014 6:35 am

Thanks for Atomic Space Battle, I'll add this evening.
CMcDougall wrote:
EDIT: "Atomic Kong, was in the July 1983 issue (Vol 3 No 7)" -pg162
would do this next, but not in the mag archive (Issue8307) :cry:
Pay attention Col, we already have that one. :lol: :lol:

Here's the current list of YC titles we aleady currently have, or exist in Kee's archives:
* Acorn Kong
* Acorn Pilot is on Acl1-04 (PILOTX)
* Atom Art is is on d60_1 (ATOMART)
* Atom Quest
* Atom Squash is on Acl1-03 (SQUASH)
* Atomic Space Battle (Colin, above)
* Bit Bandit
* Blitzkrieg
* Clock
* Easy Atom Codes
* Forth Connection is on Acl1-03 (CONNECT)
* Graph Char
* Hawk
* Rally Racer is on Leendert (RALLY)
* Stunt Man

Let me put together a quick spreadsheet.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Tue May 13, 2014 7:45 am

Hi all,

Here's a spreadsheet with all the known Your Computer information merged together:
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Anything marked TODO needs typing in.

Anything marked Fragment is something that seems too small/insignificant/not standalone to include.

There's a couple of Articles that are completely MIA - if anyone has these, them a scan of the article would be very useful.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by oss003 » Tue May 13, 2014 9:48 am

Hi guys,
hoglet wrote:There's a couple of Articles that are completely MIA - if anyone has these, them a scan of the article would be very useful.
I noticed that the missing Your Computer magazines are scanned and stored on the Electron World DVD.

http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/mags/yc/top_lvl.html

If someone is willing to check for the missing pages?

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by oss003 » Fri May 16, 2014 8:18 pm

Ok guys,

and here it is ...... PELMANISM!!

This game needed a lot of:

- patience
- manual decoding
- wave analysis
- coffee
- sweat
- creativity

to be converted ..... :lol: Here's a screendump of my workdesk:
Wavanatyse.PNG
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by sirmorris » Fri May 16, 2014 8:33 pm

=D> great work, Kees! =D>

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Fri May 16, 2014 10:43 pm

Well done old bean!

I'd love to hear more about what was involved. How much of the original was salvaged vs how much was a re-write?

I'll definitely post a V7Beta3 this weekend with all the latest bits in.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by oss003 » Sat May 17, 2014 8:38 am

hoglet wrote:Well done old bean!

I'd love to hear more about what was involved. How much of the original was salvaged vs how much was a re-write?

I'll definitely post a V7Beta3 this weekend with all the latest bits in.

Dave
Hi Dave,

Well .... actually it was a complete salvage. I took your converted Atom code and looked where the code started to be unreadable. Then I located the address where that part started to determine in which tape datablock to look.
When you search for the start and the end time of that datablock in the WAV file and divide the length of the block by 257, you get the time for 1 byte.
Now you can calculate the time where to find the start of the malformed code in the WAV file.
From here on it was a manually analysis, select 34 msec (10 bits) of the wave and decode a '0' or a '1'.
Type in the 0's and 1's in the Excel field to convert it to a hex byte and ASCII char. You can see it in the screendump, just selected 0000001001 = #20, = SPACE
Write it done and repeat the cycle until you are passed the malformed code part.

It's a lot of time consuming manual labour but writing a conversion tool also takes a lot a time to code. It did however give me some idea's for a new WAV decoder which I want to try, so maybe it will work..... :)

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Sat May 17, 2014 10:07 am

oss003 wrote:[From here on it was a manually analysis, select 34 msec (10 bits) of the wave and decode a '0' or a '1'.
Type in the 0's and 1's in the Excel field to convert it to a hex byte and ASCII char. You can see it in the screendump, just selected 0000001001 = #20, = SPACE
Write it done and repeat the cycle until you are passed the malformed code part.

It's a lot of time consuming manual labour but writing a conversion tool also takes a lot a time to code. It did however give me some idea's for a new WAV decoder which I want to try, so maybe it will work..... :)
Wow - that's amazing!

I'm interested in the type of distortion that was making the waveform unreadable? Did you get any insights into what made the current decode algorithms fail?

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by leenew » Sat May 17, 2014 10:56 am

That is genius! =D>
Real FBI quality!
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by oss003 » Sat May 17, 2014 1:58 pm

hoglet wrote:I'm interested in the type of distortion that was making the waveform unreadable? Did you get any insights into what made the current decode algorithms fail?
Hi Dave,

there were 3 main problems in the code:

- Missing characters causing a **** header included in the code
- Malformed characters
- Double characters

I will have a look if I can isolate a few problems for examination.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by hoglet » Sun May 18, 2014 6:17 pm

Evening all,

Here's the V7 Beta3 version of the archive that I've been promising for a few days.

AtomMMC format:
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SDDOS format:
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Changes from V7 Beta2:

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V7 Beta 3
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Added C&VG LIFE (Dave)
Added C&VG PRINCESS (Phil M)
Added C&VG MINING COLONY (Dave)
Added C&VG BULLION (Colin/Dave)
Added C&VG RHINO (Kees)
Added C&VG GROW (Dave)

C&VG archive is now complete!!!

Improved version of Kraftwrk (Phil M)

Fixed HiRes Print (Dave) 

Fixed FIGHTER (Kees)

Fixed PACMAN (Kees/Dave)

Re-attributed Morse as Acorn User

Re-attributed Blitzkrieg, Atom Quest, Stuntman, Bit Bandit as YC

Added Atomic Space Battle (Colin)

Added Atom Art, Atom Squash, Acorn Pilot, Forth Connection, Rally Racer  from the archives (Dave) 

Added Pelmanism (Kees)

Added RXBOx (Kees)

Added Screen Dump from Acorn User (Dave)
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Post by oss003 » Sun May 18, 2014 7:44 pm

Ok Dave =D> =D> .... but it was worth waiting (as always ) :wink:

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