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by exxos
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Scrolling tricks
Replies: 10
Views: 42

Re: Scrolling tricks

No idea what bobs, joeys or world blocks are, so am interested to find out :) bobs replace sprites... sprites take up a lot of CPU power and limited to 15 on screen. Bobs use pre-shifting to reduce CPU workload, and are a lot faster. Its almost just like a image copy from bank to screen, so no limi...
by exxos
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: FriendOS - The Operating System of the Internet age with Francois Lionet
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: FriendOS - The Operating System of the Internet age with Francois Lionet

Smonson wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:53 pm
I like the fact that he's brimming with energy!
Yeah, he always is, The guy never stops!
by exxos
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: STF REMAKE PROJECT
Topic: PSU bracket remake ?
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: PSU bracket remake ?

So, I could draw the thing and print a prototype, no problem. But, it will not be in one piece, the legs will have to be mounted separately. Ahh yep good point. I don't think separate legs much of a problem, it's easy to print a connection that locks them in, the weight of the plate and the psu fur...
by exxos
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Scrolling tricks
Replies: 10
Views: 42

Re: Scrolling tricks

Gargoyle wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:09 pm
If you use less colours with world map tiles, does that help speed up scrolling or does this only apply to screen copying commands?
You would have to look at the TML docs.. been like 20 years for me... so can't remember if maps can use joeys or not.. would assume so.
by exxos
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Are business cards dead?
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: Are business cards dead?

I use them all the time, and get asked for them a lot.. Probably give out about 10 a week, can't say I see a decline here, though most tradesmen to lazy to get some printed :roll: Places like B&B's always seem to have a lot of cards.
by exxos
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Scrolling tricks
Replies: 10
Views: 42

Re: Scrolling tricks

Is pre shifting something I could likely try in stos or is it an assembler only thing? There is a util in TML somewhere which will pre-shift bobs for you, you can do 16 shifts per bob, but takes lot of ram, 8 shifts of course uses 50% less ram each bob, depends how fast/smooth vs ram you want. Ther...
by exxos
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: STF REMAKE PROJECT
Topic: SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 28
Views: 1498

Re: SUGGESTIONS

True. Was just thinking out loud :) With a FPGA MMU, like 10ns, maybe 10ns SRAM.. data loading to the shifter will be extremely fast. Of course if we run everything at normal 8MHz then nothing should break. It could be possible to switch between 8MHz and 50MHz so anything which needs timing dependen...
by exxos
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: MEGA zoom (zooming text dots thing)
Replies: 0
Views: 14

MEGA zoom (zooming text dots thing)

Simple loop.. uses DATA statements for MEGA.. 0 for no pixel, 1 for pixel... "Zoom effect".. Oddly setting OS=1 to 16.... 19 causes STOS to lock up and crash.. odd... at least it does in steem.. Maybe a bug in the new version of STOS.. maybe someone can try it out... ? Assume "plot" writes off scree...
by exxos
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: simple line demo thingy
Replies: 0
Views: 11

simple line demo thingy

No clue again when I wrote it, looks pretty cool for a simple demo effect! takes a while to actually do something tho!

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