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by RichardRussell
Tue 24 Dec 2019, 12:56
Forum: Support and Promote
Topic: Morecambe & Wise restored using BBC BASIC!
Replies: 7
Views: 5157

Re: Morecambe & Wise restored using BBC BASIC!

These two 'lost' episodes will be repeated this evening (Christmas Eve) on BBC2 starting at 18:20 GMT. If you do not see this message in time, blame the decision to moderate my posts!
by RichardRussell
Tue 24 Dec 2019, 10:26
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: OSCLI("bbcwrun6 ..")
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: OSCLI("bbcwrun6 ..")

I suspect the behaviour you report has something to do with the value of @dir$. This is at best misleading, and I wish you didn't feel the need to post a reply (however inaccurate) every time you approve one of my messages. It should be obvious that it cannot be directly a result of the value of @d...
by RichardRussell
Tue 24 Dec 2019, 02:05
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: OSCLI("bbcwrun6 ..")
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: OSCLI("bbcwrun6 ..")

hellomike wrote:
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 14:24
What am I missing here?
I don't think you're missing anything. The reported behaviour is exactly what I would expect, and isn't specific to BBC BASIC.

(If you need any further explanation, permission for me to post it will need to be sought from the moderator).
by RichardRussell
Mon 23 Dec 2019, 09:29
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: Making overlays and screen savers
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Making overlays and screen savers

@KenDown Wow, thanks for the detailed reply! Time to make some screen savers :) I also posted a reply, in which I linked to the specific section of the Help documentation which describes how to create a Screen Saver. It covers making the window 'full screen' but also takes into account the requirem...
by RichardRussell
Mon 23 Dec 2019, 00:53
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: Making overlays and screen savers
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Making overlays and screen savers

The final entry - "Using the entire screen" - is the one you want. No it isn't, because a screen saver is special. You should instead use the code to which I linked in my reply. To detect keyboard inputs you are spoiled for choice. No you aren't, because a screen saver is special. You should use th...
by RichardRussell
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 10:22
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: Making overlays and screen savers
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Making overlays and screen savers

How can I make my project Full Screen? How do I read any general inputs? (aka mouse movement, clicks and keyboard input) How can I make my project always be on top? The information you seek is in the main Help documentation, supplied with BBC BASIC for Windows . Press F1 to open the Help viewer and...
by RichardRussell
Tue 17 Dec 2019, 10:54
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.08a released
Replies: 40
Views: 2220

Re: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.08a released

mavison wrote:
Mon 16 Dec 2019, 18:39
Double-clicking on the one with a parm has not failed in 25 tests.
We really need to hear from Svein again. He found that adding the parameter didn't help, so I wonder what is different in his setup.

If you have found a workaround that is effective for you, that's great.
by RichardRussell
Tue 17 Dec 2019, 10:50
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Water Ripples
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Water Ripples

* 3D perspective effect achieved by scaling the horizontal rows of pixels I'm still not fully understanding. Given that the image contains no 'large scale' objects (which would require perspective transformations) but only ripples (and those ripples presumably cover an 'infinite' area of water), I ...
by RichardRussell
Tue 17 Dec 2019, 00:02
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.08a released
Replies: 40
Views: 2220

Re: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.08a released

I am now confused! That was written nearly three years ago! I was pretty sure that the Session$ variable had been there from the start, but my dementia means that my memory cannot be trusted: I might not accurately recall something that happened a week ago, let alone three years! So perhaps I added...
by RichardRussell
Mon 16 Dec 2019, 21:24
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Water Ripples
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Water Ripples

Am I missing something? I'm wondering if you were concerned that a 'tilted circle' doesn't look quite the same as an 'ellipse' (if the line thickness is substantial) but subjectively I don't notice this in practice. Here's my BBCSDL version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52p-EMoF-Ck REM Raindrop ...