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by 6502Nerd
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry

I think a simple single line of invaders going across and down the screen might be possible in LORES...HIRES is too much for BASIC..
by 6502Nerd
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry

Dbug wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:27 am
Well, if you think about it, the string technique is a bit like having access to a primitive form of "memcpy" and "batching".
Exactly this! :)
by 6502Nerd
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry

I added colors, sound (well, it's a gif) when the invaders move, the game over/restart sequence, and they move down while speeding. altgr_invaders_color.gif Oh very nice - I am already trying something similar but will have to be less complex I think to fit in 10 lines? Although maybe you can do so...
by 6502Nerd
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry

Just a small test I'm doing, to see if speedwise my wide would work, now to get the entire game to fit in 10 lines, with player control, handling the longer strides when killing extremities, etc... that's going to be a challenge :D Even if not in 10 lines - this would be seriously impressive speed ...
by 6502Nerd
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry

That doesn't look like BASIC speeds to me! Nice speed - if in BASIC this must be plotting strings and likely using LEFT$, RIGHT$ or MID$ to show the right part! I might try something with this technique (if that's what is being used here). But one thing I found took code space is the initialisation...
by 6502Nerd
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry

rax wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:34 pm
These are my attempts:
My goodness rax - these are all brilliant! Wall looks familiar to the dflat game you made! :)

You have plenty of choices to make a submission or even more than one! :D
by 6502Nerd
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry

How does that work, the number of characters, if I use "?" it gets expanded to "PRINT", does that count as one or five characters? Good question - not sure because when the line is listed back then PRINT shows up in full. I think '?' will not be acceptable because of that (but just guessing). Altho...
by 6502Nerd
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry

Very nice 6502nerd, The game looks very good :) This competition is a very good opportunity to promote our modest computer Oric, but I'm not sure if Oric has a chance against Commodore and Spectrum. Last week i tried to do a few games on 10 lines. I will make a video with my attempts to games :) Ab...
by 6502Nerd
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry

xahmol wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:36 am
Nice!
Thank you! :)
by 6502Nerd
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry

Waou .. impressive !! Only 10 lines of basic for a game like that !! I'm very surprised. I have written tons or C and assembly and still have no game done .. so .. i am also admirative . Congratulations .. hope you'll win the contest. Thank you jbperin for your kind words, I really appreciate it! :D
by 6502Nerd
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: BASIC programming
Topic: BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

BASIC 10 Liner Competition - Oric Entry

Hello! Maybe some of you have heard about the BASIC 10 Liner competition - write a game in 10 lines of BASIC. This is my submission for 2021. It is great fun trying to squeeze a game in to only about 1 screen of BASIC. I managed to have colour, sound and even custom graphics for this entry :-) I hop...
by 6502Nerd
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: dflat language update
Replies: 56
Views: 3453

Re: dflat language update

May I suggest that new Oric hardware peripherals, which extend the ROM/RAM banking facilities immensely, might also be a target for your near horizon .. ? At least keep an eye on extending dflat with new slots, because I think this is kinda of a thing with newGen Oric hardware .. Absolutely, if the...
by 6502Nerd
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: dflat language update
Replies: 56
Views: 3453

Re: dflat language update

I hope that I helped :) Dear rax - I really appreciated the creativity and getting to know the language which resulted in some nice programs! Yes your feedback helped a lot, I am looking at all of them to see how and which I can address in the next release, which will probably take a couple of week...
by 6502Nerd
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: dflat language update
Replies: 56
Views: 3453

Re: dflat language update

Ha yes, I remember making the transition from 1 index to 0 index too! :lol: Regarding the input a$ query - I just tested that and it is not eating spaces, so not yet sure what this is. :?: I ported dflat from my homebrew computer, which had 64KB of ROM! In the design of that, I had 2 port pins of on...
by 6502Nerd
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: dflat language update
Replies: 56
Views: 3453

Re: dflat language update

*** Some edits to the below to explain work in progress, as yet not released to GitHub *** Thank you rax for the detailed feedback. I will make brief comments here, not all I think will be possible to address and some are misunderstandings so I need to make documentation clearer! - Sensitive keys: Y...