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2021-09-15 18:57
Starfox

Registered: Jul 2014
Posts: 21
The "writer" type programs

I recalled the writer type programs today at work. You know the ones where you write on the screen, then the program can play it back.

I remember writing one of those back in the day, but didn't really remember much about it other than it used kernal routines, and then you just stored all the keypresses in a buffer, and just played it back.

I was looking at kernal routines etc. for hours, and finally came up with a shitty program 🤣 (you can't save, lol).

I didn't remember that the cursor caused so many headaches back then, but I kind of got it to work, but it is ugly in writing mode.

Haha, I'm wondering how much I coded it the wrong way, or how it can be optimized/done smarter, especially the cursor stuff.

Have a look, if you're interested in this spaghetti code 🤣🤣🤣: https://pastebin.com/xz7SmVSQ

Cheers!
Peter / Starfox
 
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2021-09-23 11:57
CreaMD

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 2880
I did my own little "writer" routine for Good Vibrations diskmag. While music played, the reviewers Me and Wotnau wrote their review about the music, and it was then presented in the magazine along the tunes Good Vibrations #1
2021-09-23 17:55
Scrap

Registered: Jan 2021
Posts: 6
Quote: Sooooo - lets make a compo about this? :)

(Scrap obviously would be pre-disqualified! hehe)

TBH: I liked the modular loadable effect on one of the scrapwriters (cant remember versions) back then. Was mediate fun to do some own creations. :)


BOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! ;-)
2021-09-27 17:14
NecroPolo

Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 231
As far as my memories go I used Infra Typer a couple of times to create such writer messages back in the days.
2021-09-27 22:25
Trap

Registered: Jul 2010
Posts: 215
We all know that T.H.A./Bonzai made the best writer :)
2021-09-29 09:33
Flex

Registered: Feb 2002
Posts: 87
Trap must be talking about Advanced Bonzai Note Maker V1.2
Never got to use it myself but looks decent.
2021-09-29 13:51
Stone

Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 146
Notewriters that don't support Galway tunes?! I mean, what is even the point of that! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2021-09-29 14:10
Zyron

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 2345
Agreed, it should be able to play the Arkanoid title tune.
2021-09-29 14:32
tlr

Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 1488
Quote: Agreed, it should be able to play the Arkanoid title tune.

Maybe it should play _only_ the arkanoid title tune? Arkanoid writer.

All good writers should have only one tune, one font and a spritescroller in the lower border. ;)
2021-09-29 14:56
Zyron

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 2345
Yes, Arkanoid writer! \o/
2021-10-24 04:48
ZIG

Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 34
FSTNTR
Has source code on the disk... its written in Turbo Assember.
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