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#1 Lavalamp OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:44 PM

Hi, has anyone come across BASIC code to load .FNT files in BASIC on the A8? Cheers.



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Posted Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:41 PM

First Book of Atari Graphics (Page 73)

 

There's also one in the BASIC TurboCharger collection.


Edited by MrFish, Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:41 PM.


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Posted Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:14 PM

First Book of Atari Graphics (Page 73)

 

There's also one in the BASIC TurboCharger collection.

 

Thanks I will check those out!



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Posted Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:28 PM

 

Thanks I will check those out!

Please pay particular attention to the memory alignment requirements!  It trips up beginners very often.



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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:02 AM

First Book of Atari Graphics (Page 73)

 

There's also one in the BASIC TurboCharger collection.

 

That TurboCharger has some amazing routines in there , wish I had seen this 30 years ago. Also solved my image loading query. Fantastic.Thanks again! BTW do you know of any digi sound play back ones for basic?



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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:42 PM

You can also get a lot of similar routines in magazines like: Antic, Analog, and Compute.

 

No, I haven't seen any digi playback routines for BASIC.



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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:36 PM

BTW do you know of any digi sound play back ones for basic?

 

I have to transfer a disk to an ATR - should be done by the weekend...



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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:33 PM

Thanks that would be well received, I did find Parrot software that also shipped with a basic player, it states it will blank the screen while playing the sound which is not ideal. 

 

 

I have to transfer a disk to an ATR - should be done by the weekend..



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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 8:15 PM

 

I have to transfer a disk to an ATR - should be done by the weekend...

Hi, Did you manage to get round to this for me?  :cool:



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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 4:56 PM

Hi, Did you manage to get round to this for me?  :cool:

 

Sorry for the delay, I'm currently very busy. I've attached the "Sound'n'Sampler"-master disk.

 

(It's even missing at AtariMania: http://www.atarimani...pler_15982.html )

 

Load with a DOS to BASIC, then

RUN "D:XDEMO.BAS"

to have a demo of a sample output with screen on.

 

The format of the samples is quite unusual even for the Atari. AFAIR they have only 2 bit depth - taking this into account the quality is quite good and the memory consumption very conservative.

 

Some demos made with the matching hardware:

http://a8.fandal.cz/...p?files_id=3671

http://a8.fandal.cz/...p?files_id=4881

 

...here with BASIC and screen on:

http://a8.fandal.cz/...p?files_id=3678

 

Have fun!

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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 7:18 PM

Not so great for extended play, as demonstrated (sounds like a badly tuned radio), but for short bursts it'd probably be fine.

 

Pretty cool for BASIC...


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Posted Fri Dec 8, 2017 1:41 PM

Not so great for extended play, as demonstrated (sounds like a badly tuned radio), but for short bursts it'd probably be fine.

 

Pretty cool for BASIC...

 

Yes, things like in the BASIC classic "Creepy Caverns"

 

https://youtu.be/M8pUD824Fvw?t=13

 

http://www.atarimani...verns_1398.html

 

should be possible too.







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