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Some simple routines with source

Postby EddyDeegan » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:14 pm

Hey all,

So after absolutely ages, I finally got down from the attic a bog box of my old floppies. I'm struggling a bit with a USB floppy drive on Windows at the moment, but I've actually ordered a replacement floppy for my real 1040ST (also in the attic!) which, I am hoping, will enable me to read the extended format floppies I have and convert them to disk images.

Attached is a little collection of very simple routines which do some demo-y things. Most, if not all, come with full source.

distortion.ST - a mouse-driven interactive dist routine
routines1.ST - a bunch of little routines for scrolling, bitplan FX and bouncing etc.
sonixx.ST - a quartet sound demo I wrote (a friend of mine did the logo)
silentmain.ST - the main menu for a demo I started but never finished, inspired by an article in ST News that told you how to remove the bottom border.

I was never a hardcore demo writer - don't expect anything very flashy, but it's all my own work from back in the day. I was a lone youngster working in isolation in his bedroom in between doing other things, but hopefully the fact that this is a previously unseen selection of routines, and the fact that they've been archived in a box in a roof for the last 20 years will be of some interest to someone :-)

I have also retrieved the disks for my Linux-like project from 1990-1992, which has a fairly full featured UNIX-like environment for the ST on it which I wrote while doing my degree, but at present the image is a little too unstable to post here. As soon as I get my new drive I'll get it done properly and added to the public domain.

These image files are in .ST format as that's the only format I could get using my USB floppy drive and the 'ST Recover' program on Windows 8. They work great in STeem SSE. I recommend setting the Atari model to the original 520ST, using TOS 1.02.

Cheers,

Eddy
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Re: Some simple routines with source

Postby bullis1 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:30 pm

Wow thanks for posting with these goodies.

I know someone on this forum will be very interested (paging Lotek!).

I'm curious to see your OS project.
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Re: Some simple routines with source

Postby tenox » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:51 pm

I'm very interested to see the OS as we'll!


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Re: Some simple routines with source

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Re: Some simple routines with source

Postby lotek_style » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:40 pm

VOBRIAN ... never heard of you before but I will put those stuff to my new demoarchive aswell :)
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Re: Some simple routines with source

Postby EddyDeegan » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:53 pm

Cheers, Lotek... and there is no reason you would have seen any of my work before now really. As I said, I was just an inspired young coder watching the cool demos from the well known crews and trying to emulate it to some extent. I never really put anything out there for people to see, just swapped with a few friends etc. Rediscovering all this stuff really takes me back, in a good way.

I've got a lot more stuff, some better, some not so good. I can't believe how many hours I poured into it back then (well, I can actually.. I loved it). I found a cool program called ST Recover (https://strecover.codeplex.com/) which seems to work well. It's what I used to recover the material I've posted, but I have a dozen disks or more in extended format which I can't read using a USB floppy disk on Windows.

I do note, however, that with a PC using an internal floppy (and running something like XP) I should be able to recover a load more stuff. I've got an old PC which is ideal for the purpose, and which I haven't used for years, so I'll put Windows XP on it, and use it as a dedicated recovery machine and see how many of my 300+ disks I can image.

I'm really hoping I can recover some disks I have based on a framework I wrote called 'the Black Velvet Sample Player'. This was a program which used self modifying code to generate a spectral analysis (of sorts) of samples and also sequenced them in various ways. I've got half a dozen disks based on that player, but they are all extended format and as such I can't read them yet. Also have a number of STOS based demos, a drum machine I wrote (inspired by a Roland TR-909 I owned back then) and a bunch of other miscellany.

Anyway, I ramble. I'll get that other machine built and see what more I can recover :-)

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Re: Some simple routines with source

Postby spiny » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:41 pm

nice one :)

I'm still trying to learn to code properly, so more source to look at is always welcome :)


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