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by KenDown
Thu 27 Feb 2020, 20:48
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Self aware computers project - written in BBC Basic, help needed!
Replies: 21
Views: 8521

Re: Self aware computers project - written in BBC Basic, help needed!

Oh, and I did send a reply. I've no idea why you haven't received it.
by KenDown
Thu 27 Feb 2020, 20:47
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Self aware computers project - written in BBC Basic, help needed!
Replies: 21
Views: 8521

Re: Self aware computers project - written in BBC Basic, help needed!

If you say it, I'll believe you but in that case it is not clear to me how you think that the computer is "harmonising" if it isn't reading the frequencies of the music? If the computer's music is truly random, it would be the equivalent of me sitting down with ear plugs in and picking out random no...
by KenDown
Wed 26 Feb 2020, 20:22
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Self aware computers project - written in BBC Basic, help needed!
Replies: 21
Views: 8521

Re: Self aware computers project - written in BBC Basic, help needed!

Hmmm. I don't want to rain on your parade, Peter, but after listening to the YouTube link you posted, I was somewhat less than impressed. Firstly because the computer's beeps didn't really sound as if they were harmonising, and secondly because even if it did manage to "harmonise", it was hardly gre...
by KenDown
Thu 20 Feb 2020, 15:40
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BBC BASIC for Windows v6.13 release candidate
Replies: 14
Views: 280

Re: BBC BASIC for Windows v6.13 release candidate

All the characters have the same height? I never knew that. Every time I've selected a new font in my program I test "HqWi", thinking that by including tall characters as well as ones that descend below the line I was being clever!

I might have known.
by KenDown
Wed 19 Feb 2020, 20:27
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BBC BASIC for Windows v6.13 release candidate
Replies: 14
Views: 280

Re: BBC BASIC for Windows v6.13 release candidate

Indeed you did - but my post explained how I got round the problem. Perhaps I'm the only dim one here and others would solve the problem with a nifty keyboard shortcut or something, but just in case … I will certainly use WIDTH where I can and report any problems, however it has occurred to me that ...
by KenDown
Wed 19 Feb 2020, 18:07
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BBC BASIC for Windows v6.13 release candidate
Replies: 14
Views: 280

Re: BBC BASIC for Windows v6.13 release candidate

I found that if I simply clicked on the link given I received the following message: "The code execution cannot proceed because aplib.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem." After trying several other things - probably because I'm not very good at this - I finally managed ...
by KenDown
Sun 09 Feb 2020, 20:46
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: Justifying text
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Justifying text

Thanks. As I said, I already calculate the line length and to do that I use the GetTextExtentPoint32 call referred to in the Help. Actually, in theory the WIDTH command in the latest version of BB4W should provide the same answer, but whether I am doing something wrong, it doesn't. It works most of ...
by KenDown
Sun 09 Feb 2020, 11:51
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: Justifying text
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Justifying text

Dear old RiscOS - anyone remember that? - had a system call which justified any text you gave it. I like it and used it a lot. I have been rather disappointed that there does not appear to be a native justification routine in either Windows or (which might be a bit much to expect) BB4W. I have bodge...
by KenDown
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 03:52
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.09a released
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.09a released

Richard has sent me this reply to the previous post: ============ COM Automation (hence COMLIB) is specifically a Windows "thing". It's important to understand that whilst there is a Windows edition of BBCSDL, it does not run 'under' Windows, it runs 'under' SDL (the Simple DirectMedia Layer). SDL a...
by KenDown
Thu 16 Jan 2020, 05:05
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.09a released
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.09a released

Richard has sent the following post: ========= Now that BBCSDL includes the Memory Monitor utility (it has been a long time coming!) there are few remaining areas where it can be claimed that 'BBC BASIC for Windows' has superior functionality to 'BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0'. As far as Add-In Utilities ar...