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by David Williams
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 16:28
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Maizie Bones (new game)
Replies: 28
Views: 14325

Maizie Bones (new game)

I recently submitted my game 'Maizie Bones' to the latest code-a-game contest at SyntaxBomb:

https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/to ... .msg19990/

Here's a YouTube video in which I play the game in its entirety:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wAhM3fQU9g


David.
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by David Williams
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 01:45
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Misc graphics demos
Replies: 1
Views: 2076

Re: Misc graphics demos

This relates to a current project of mine (BB4W only):

http://www.proggies.uk/temp/spherething.zip
by David Williams
Tue 04 Sep 2018, 16:53
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Snake game (for Android phones)
Replies: 18
Views: 9330

Re: Snake game (for Android phones)

David, have you seen the post on the groups.io forum where they said they could reproduce the loss of control by pressing both at once? Maybe that is ALSO related to multifinger touch issues? Yes, I've been following the thread with interest. The intermittent responsiveness issue occurs for me (on ...
by David Williams
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 14:22
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Snake game (for Android phones)
Replies: 18
Views: 9330

Re: Snake game (for Android phones)

I've tried it on 0.23c using my 'Gemini' PDA. I can't make it fail in any kind of intermittent way. Thanks for testing the game on your device. Could wish for the game board to autosize when I rotate to portrait but that could easily be a Gemini issue, not to do with the game. No, I think it's an i...
by David Williams
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 08:18
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Snake game (for Android phones)
Replies: 18
Views: 9330

Re: Snake game (for Android phones)

The issue seems to occur when one touches both circles simultaneously. I've been especially careful not to do that, but for me the issue occurs regardless. It is enough to barely touch the screen, the phone reacts even if i dont feel the finger touching the screen surface. If one could somehow dete...
by David Williams
Sat 01 Sep 2018, 14:51
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Snake game (for Android phones)
Replies: 18
Views: 9330

Re: Snake game (for Android phones)

I've tested the game on three Android phones: 2x Moto G4 Plus, and a Moto G5S. The responsiveness issue is noticeably more severe with the G4+ than the G5S, but I'm not sure why. Running Richard's timing test (timing.bbc) on both phones suggests that the G4+ actually runs BBC Basic programs slightly...
by David Williams
Sat 01 Sep 2018, 13:04
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Snake game (for Android phones)
Replies: 18
Views: 9330

Re: Snake game (for Android phones)

I looked in the source folder and extracted the files from there. Should have done that in the first place. I'm useless at the game, but tried it for some time on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 tablet without any problems. Thanks for testing, I appreciate it. --- EDIT : Sorry for the confusion caused...
by David Williams
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 03:32
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Misc graphics demos
Replies: 1
Views: 2076

Misc graphics demos

Open thread. Anyone can post graphics demos or graphics-related example programs here, for entertainment if nothing else. Here's one for starters (in no way instructive!) - an old program of mine modified for BBCSDL, and runs at ~30 fps on my Android phone (Moto G4 Plus): REM Donut (sic) REM Works ...
by David Williams
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 15:29
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Snake game (for Android phones)
Replies: 18
Views: 9330

Re: Snake game (for Android phones)

Can those with an Android phone (and BBC-SDL installed on it) please download 'Rainbow Snake' and play it for a few minutes and confirm whether or not they experience the intermittent touch responsiveness issue mentioned in this thread? You will know if it happens... you press, for example, the on-s...
by David Williams
Tue 28 Aug 2018, 08:12
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Snake game (for Android phones)
Replies: 18
Views: 9330

Re: Snake game (for Android phones)

I've put on hold the Android Play Store release of the game until I've resolved two issues: 1) The click/tap responsiveness issue detailed earlier in this thread 2) Preventing (usually inadvertent) screen ' zooming ' (not yet sure if this can be done via the Android App manifest - currently looking...