TTFn boredom

edited March 23 in Sinclair Basic
Hello,
If you realy feel bored and realy have it in your fingers, may i suggest
TTFN, eh, what? o, Oooeps, sorry, i mean:

TTFn fill in the spaces
So with some appoligy to the flappy maintainer (nanaboso?)
If you like to do some TYPE IN works, just publish it eg 'here'
Battle Bunny might not have the time to digest such a lot off fresh typins. So, concider publishing here as a type of 'conservation' untill all is complete
With some Larger programs you could go for a part or severall parts at at time, but
plesae dont choose al the same prog plz?
if you first trow a dice about the first letter of the routine and then choose a nice or funny or very usable routine.
Aslong as it still 'greyed' and not linked, the TTFn will be happy.
so COme ON
and Publish your TTFn typeins at this tread
cheerz!
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  • Challenge accepted. I'll start with some listings from the issues of Sinclair Programs I had back in the day. And as many of these will be silent ZX81 listings, I will serenade myself with Deep Purple.

    And those issues are: Jan/Feb 1983, Mar/Apr 1983, July 1983. I've got all the scans of Sinclair Programs from start to finish, so anything in the "Errors and Mishaps" sections of the May, June and August-onwards issues that relate to the listings in the three issues I once had, I will not miss - and I'll make the appropriate corrections. I know that the Quick Tape listing for the ZX81 - which has already been typed in - had some corrections which TTFn's package for this issue has addressed, so it's only right that I continue that.
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  • edited March 23
    Great
    i look myself at 'can can'
    Can Can Anthony Haas Jul'85 53 U 8507
    since i think its a music type in
    now i have to check that out in "The Sinclair Programs magazine"
    edit:
    darn
    i think that one is not easily found
    https://live.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek/magazines/pages/sinclair-programs/33/56#56
    its not available here
    edit 2:
    but here i did
    https://archive.org/details/sinclair-programs-33/page/n51/mode/2up

      10 BEEP .5,0
      20 BEEP .2,2
      30 BEEP .2,5
      40 BEEP .2,4
      50 BEEP .2,2
      60 BEEP .35,7
      70 BEEP .3,7
      75 PAUSE 5
      80 BEEP .2,7
      90 BEEP .2,9
     100 BEEP .2,4
     110 BEEP .2,5
     120 BEEP .35,2
     130 BEEP .3,2
     135 PAUSE 5
     140 BEEP .2,2
     150  BEEP .2,5
     160 BEEP .2,4
     170 BEEP .2,2
     180 BEEP .3,0
     190 BEEP .35,12
     200 BEEP .35,11
     210 BEEP .35,9
     220 BEEP .35,7
     230 BEEP .35,5
     240 BEEP .35,4
     250 BEEP .35,2
     260 BEEP .45,0
     270 BEEP .2,2
     280 BEEP .2,5
     290 BEEP .2,4
     300 BEEP .2,2
     310 BEEP .35,7
     320 BEEP .35,7
     330 BEEP .2,7
     340 BEEP .2,9
     350 BEEP .2,4
     360 BEEP .2,5
     370 BEEP .35,2
     380 BEEP .35,2
     390 BEEP .2,2
     400 BEEP .2,5
     410 BEEP .2,4
     420 BEEP .2,2
     430 BEEP .2,0
     440 PRINT AT 11,4; FLASH 1; INK 3;"PRESS ANY KEY TO RUN AGAIN"
     450 PAUSE 0
     460 GO TO 10
    
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  • Hmmmm. I've been beaten to it! The Jan/Feb 1983 and Mar/Apr 1983 issues have all their type-ins completed. The July 1983 issue, though, that's incomplete. And that's mine. Hands off it, you lot! I know I have "Cricket" from that issue typed in and saved somewhere, which is a hellishly long listing. Quite a few others I had saved on tapes which I threw away about 20 years ago...

    Some other magazines I had, back in the day, which I will also call first dibs on, if they don't have complete type-ins on the archive:
    ZX Computing, April/May 1983 and June/July 1983
    Sinclair User, issues 10, 11, 12 - Jan, Feb, Mar 1983
  • SO, some one got lucky while dumpster diving?
    i used to look at the market for old tape, i found some from which i am sure its NOT zx... but what it is.. dont know, it beeps.
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  • Cruncher Muncher
    it has an 'original bug' , the 'gosub 80 should be go to 80
    i changed the "(18xg6)" for 18 CHR$ 134
    0 rem https://archive.org/details/sinclair-programs-33/page/n51/mode/2up
    0 rem http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jg27paw4/type-ins/sincprog/sp_names.htm
    0 rem Cruncher Muncher 	W Starr, J Morgan 	Jul'85 	52 			G 			8507
    
    
       1 PRINT AT 0,6; FLASH 1; INK 3; PAPER 6;CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134
       2 PRINT AT 1,6; FLASH 1; INK 3; PAPER 6;CHR$ 134;AT 1,7; FLASH 0; INK 0; PAPER 7;"CRUNCHER MUNCHER";AT 1,23; FLASH 1; INK 3; PAPER 6;CHR$ 134
       3 PRINT AT 2,6; FLASH 1; INK 3; PAPER 6;CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134+CHR$ 134: PAPER 7
       4 LET a$="          THE GAME              THE IDEA OF THE GAME IS TO RACE A FRIEND TO SEE WHO CAN GET FROMONE SIDE OF THE MAZE TO THE OTHER SIDE THE FASTEST.(GOOD LUCK)...                               THE KEYS ARE... UP(7)DOWN(6)RIGHT(8)"
       5 PRINT AT 6,0;: FOR N=1 TO LEN A$: INK RND*6
       6 PRINT A$(N);: BEEP .01,RND*69: NEXT n
       7 PRINT AT 19,8;"HIT ANY KEY"
       8 PAUSE 9000
       9 BORDER 5: PAPER 5: CLS : INK 1
      10 FOR n=USR "a" TO USR "f"+7: READ a: POKE n,a: NEXT n
      20 DATA 60,126,239,255,248,255,216,60
      21 DATA 60,126,219,255,255,195,255,219
      22 DATA BIN 00000000,BIN 00000000,BIN 00011000,BIN 00111100,BIN 00111100,BIN 00011000,BIN 00000000,BIN 00000000
      23 DATA BIN 10000001,BIN 10000001,BIN 11111111,BIN 10000001,BIN 11111111,BIN 10000001,BIN 11111111,BIN 10000001
      24 DATA BIN 00100100,BIN 01100110,BIN 11110111,BIN 11111111,BIN 11011111,BIN 11111111,BIN 01111110,BIN 00111100
      25 DATA BIN 00111100,BIN 01111110,BIN 11111111,BIN 11111011,BIN 11111111,BIN 11101111,BIN 01100110,BIN 00100100
      30 LET c=0: LET r=0
      40 FOR r=1 TO 19
      50 PRINT " "+CHR$ 145+CHR$ 146+CHR$ 145+CHR$ 146+CHR$ 145+CHR$ 146+CHR$ 145+CHR$ 146+CHR$ 145+CHR$ 146+CHR$ 145+CHR$ 146+CHR$ 145+CHR$ 146+CHR$ 145+CHR$ 146+CHR$ 145+CHR$ 146+CHR$ 145+CHR$ 146+CHR$ 145+CHR$ 146+CHR$ 145+CHR$ 146+CHR$ 145+CHR$ 146+CHR$ 145+CHR$ 146+CHR$ 145
      51 NEXT R
      62 LET N=0
      70 LET r=0: LET c=0
      80 LET h=INT (RND*19)
      90 PRINT AT h,c+1;CHR$ 147: INK 2
      95 PRINT AT r,c;CHR$ 144
      96 IF INKEY$="6" THEN  PRINT AT r,c;CHR$ 149
      97 IF INKEY$="7" THEN  PRINT AT r,c;CHR$ 148
      99 PRINT AT 21,0;"TIME TACKENT+ ";N
     100 FOR d=0 TO 10
     110 NEXT d
     120 PRINT AT r,c;" "
     130 IF INKEY$="8" AND r=h THEN  LET c=c+2: BEEP .1,2: GO SUB 80
     140 IF INKEY$="7" THEN  BEEP .1,0: LET r=r-1
     150 IF INKEY$="6" THEN  BEEP .1,0: LET r=r+1
     160 IF r<0 THEN  LET r=0
     170 IF r>19 THEN  LET r=19
     173 IF c>20 THEN  FOR n=0 TO 10: BORDER RND*7: PAPER RND*7: CLS : PRINT AT 10,10;"GREAT GOING": BEEP .01,RND*69: NEXT n: PAPER 7: RUN 
     185 LET N=N+1: IF n=150 THEN  BORDER 0: PAPER 0: CLS : INK 7: PRINT AT 10,10;"BAD LUCK": STOP 
     190 GO TO 95
    
    
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  • Crisis wrote: »
    SO, some one got lucky while dumpster diving?
    i used to look at the market for old tape, i found some from which i am sure its NOT zx... but what it is.. dont know, it beeps.
    Probably not an Amstrad CPC tape then, as that's very similar to a Spectrum tape except for the Program: header, which has a few more bytes in it.

    I was quite surprised by the sound of a ZX81 tape the first time I ever listened to one, because it had never occurred to me I could do that when I had a ZX81 as a nipper...

    Anyway, I'm scything my way through the July 1983 issue of Sinclair Programs... should be done by the end of tomorrow. Deep Purple have now been replaced by Rush. Geddy Lee's voice is the equivalent of a turbo loader.
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  • edited March 23
    My first order of business would be to complete the 30th November 2019 update by preparing the requisite listing and/or executable and/or instructions files from the supplied files (see http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jg27paw4/type-ins/whatyped.htm). Although at present due to ill health I cannot give any date by which I might resume maintenance of the site. It would be at least months and might be never. Any contributions are always welcome and will be filed until such time as I am well enough to resume maintenance of the site. (Latest contribution was just a few days ago, ZX81 Othello from Your Computer June 1982.)
    Post edited by Battle Bunny on
  • All the Sinclair Programs stuff I was looking for was in the June update, and that has at least been downloadable so I know what to aim for on those. As for ZX Computing, I see in that "TBA" update that Spectramon's been done, which is over the two issues I intend to target - so I'll not need to do that.

    I'm already quite amazed to see I'm 12th on the submissions list. Must have been in my initial burst of activity around 2003/04. And with nothing better to do between now and who knows (the end of April, possibly?) is there anything any of us could do to aid you updating the site?
  • (..) And with nothing better to do between now and who knows (the end of April, possibly?) is there anything any of us could do to aid you updating the site?
    I wondered to. There is the TTFn index format. If we deliver complete tapes, that could be help maybe? or choose typin's that belong to the same issue, so an adaptation on the website has to be made only once ??

    i just realised that the tread title means 'goodby boredom'
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  • And I present the first package of type-ins, from Sinclair Programs - Issue 9, July 1983.

    Those I've typed in over the last couple of days are in this package:
    http://www.rickdangerous.co.uk/zx/ttfn/SP8307-march2020.zip

    This is complete package of all the listings for this issue, in case it's useful to have them all in one place:
    http://www.rickdangerous.co.uk/zx/ttfn/SP8307-complete.zip

    Those I've added are:
    Number Cruncher (16K ZX81)
    Lace Maker (16K ZX81)
    Reversal (16K ZX81)
    Letter Frequency (16K ZX81)
    Catacomb (16K ZX81)
    Explosions (16K ZX81)
    Catcher (16K ZX81)
    Fruit Machine (16K ZX81)
    Giant Worms (16K ZX81)
    Breakout (1K ZX81)
    Mapwork (16K Spectrum)
    Cricket (16K Spectrum)
    Super Draw (16K Spectrum)
    Personal Finance (16K Spectrum)
    Golfer (16K Spectrum)

    Some of them needed a few tweaks to make them work properly, which the "Errors and Mishaps" section of future issues didn't pick up on. I've made those tweaks.

    Both packages contain a text file - SP8307w009-march2020.txt where I've typed the text accompanying each listing, and added a few notes if necessary to say if I've had to fix these extra bugs. One or two of these listings... didn't have the quality control I would have applied myself, but then I suppose there was a deadline for publication...

    Anyway, enjoy, if it's still possible to enjoy ZX81 type-ins from 37 years ago. I'm now going to get cracking on the two issues of ZX Computing I intended to target - April/May and June/July 1983.

    EDIT: AAAAARGH! There's a machine code program in April/May. This might take a while...

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  • I need a emulator for ZX81/ZX81 but i already enjoyed ckiuret and super draw on Zx Spectrum
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  • The one I'm using is EightyOne - mainly because it includes a Spectaculator-esque tape browser, useful when I'm making a ton of .p files (and there's an .o for ZX80 coming up), and has the ability to take .z81 memory snapshots as well. It has a ZX80 mode, which as I say I'm about to find useful, as well as all the Spectrums, for which I'll stick to Spectaculator. If I could fix it so there wasn't that slightly fuzzy effect on the text (i.e. to make it look more like a TV), it'd be perfect. I'm using v0.42 from 2006, so I might see if there's an update out there, but what I've got is doing the job.

    I suppose the most "modern" emulator that has all the Sinclair machines included is ZEsarUX, or it did last time I checked. And as ZX Computing has some QL listings in 1984-and-onwards issues, maybe I'll take a look at ZEsarUX again and see if there's a QL mode on it... failing that I'll fall back on QemuLator.

    EDIT: Gah. I'm trying ZEsarUX 8.1, I'm 99% sure it's the pre-compiled Windows version (I have absolutely no idea about self-compilation, so that'd be a dead end) and all zearux.exe does is flash a Command Prompt window on screen, which disappears after a fraction of a second and I don't even have time to read what it says if it's an error message, and even if it is, I have no idea how to fix it. Back to EightyOne and Spectaculator it is, then. It's not as if those two, the latter in particular, haven't already served me well.
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  • EightyOne looks good, its uses parts off fuse some maybe it wil compile on linux, else i could install wine after all
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  • Crisis wrote: »
    I need a emulator for ZX81/ZX81 but i already enjoyed ckiuret and super draw on Zx Spectrum

    Hmmm, then you quite clearly need Spud81 !!!!

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ar4VkKtk_3JzgQHhG2Dab5Y46hR8?e=o27dup

    I wanna tell you a story 'bout a woman I know...
  • Crisis wrote: »
    I need a emulator for ZX81/ZX81 but i already enjoyed ckiuret and super draw on Zx Spectrum

    Hmmm, then you quite clearly need Spud81 !!!!

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ar4VkKtk_3JzgQHhG2Dab5Y46hR8?e=o27dup

    Boo, getorf!
    Might be worth a visit to luny.co.uk.
  • ... all zearux.exe does is flash a Command Prompt window on screen, which disappears after a fraction of a second and I don't even have time to read what it says ...

    One way to read things like that is to film the screen, then watch it back frame-by-frame. Whether or not that will help is another matter, of course.
  • Crisis wrote: »
    I need a emulator for ZX81/ZX81 but i already enjoyed ckiuret and super draw on Zx Spectrum

    Hmmm, then you quite clearly need Spud81 !!!!

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ar4VkKtk_3JzgQHhG2Dab5Y46hR8?e=o27dup

    I am on linux, but i will install wine
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  • edited March 26
    Hi BB
    the link in TTFn about Sinclair User is outdated
    they say everything on internet is for ever but thats a fairytail like a big plumeau

    http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jg27paw4/type-ins/sincuser/su_names.htm
    http://www.sincuser.f9.co.uk/
    https://web.archive.org/web/20130719161725/http://www.sincuser.f9.co.uk/

    and about Big K, is that all and al done? you might give it a green 'checked' box it it fits the bill
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  • A second magazine is complete! This time it's ZX Computing - Issue 6, April/May 1983.

    Those I've typed in are in this package:
    http://www.rickdangerous.co.uk/zx/ttfn/ZX830405-march2020.zip

    This is the complete package of everything included in the magazine, including ZX-CESIL 2 and Spectramon, which were both in two parts and continued into the next issue, and Mastering Machine Code on your Spectrum - of which part four of a series which ran to eight parts (and into 1984) was published in this issue and which I am particularly grateful not to have had to tackle:
    http://www.rickdangerous.co.uk/zx/ttfn/ZX830405-complete.zip

    I have added these programs:

    * Swappo, Updated (16K ZX81) - from the Letters page
    * Alien Descender (16K ZX81) - the second sample program from "Better Programming For Your Spectrum And ZX81", the first for the Spectrum was already done
    * Machine Code Tutor (16K ZX81) - two files, one for the loader and one for the main program, and SEE BELOW...
    * F.A. Cup (16K Spectrum)
    * Clocking On (16K Spectrum)
    * Stock Control (16K ZX81 and 48K Spectrum) - both versions are included here.
    * Machine Code Colour Graphics for Spectrum - two programs on one tape, Grafcode and Grafprint (Grafcode is what is listed on TTFn)
    * On Target (1K ZX81) - two programs with separate .P files
    * Number Tumbler (1K ZX81)
    * Circuit Sketch (16K Spectrum)

    The one I'm not terribly confident about is the ZX81 machine code tutor - the listing was typed out in a proportionally-spaced font the way they'd usually do with ZX80 listings, there were signs and spaces missing, and there's no distinction between 0 and O, which is very troublesome when decimal, binary and hex input with a zero and the menu options from A to Y both share the same input variable, with various options around O needing to be kept separate from each other... I think it's working fine, but I have no understanding of machine code so I don't know if the instructions are being executed correctly. It doesn't crash, so I know I've got the code right, but the publication of the demonstration program is a mess. If anyone who knows the score wants to take a look and see...

    Both packages contain a text file - ZX830405-march2020.txt where I've listed what I've typed in, and as ZX Computing provided more text accompanying each program than Sinclair Programs did, every program gets its own text file with all the text typed.

    I will now tackle ZX Computing issue 7, June/July 1983, which had the second parts of ZX-CESIL 2 and Spectramon in it, so that's two down at least!
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  • Amazing, isn't it, how typing in all these ZX81 listings is giving me an eye for whether it's a graphic A or a graphic H being used, whenever the programmer wants a full-square shade of grey.

    And that's despite the programs being printed on a ZX Printer, photocopied with early 1980s photocopying technology, published, printed, scanned 20-30 years later, and saved as a compressed JPG.

    it does seem to be the "less useful" listings that were never typed in... and some of the content of the Type Fantastic was transferred from an older site with content at least as far back as 1998. At that point, 2020 was further into the future than the launch of the ZX80 was in the past...

    I wonder, also, if there were some programs in these magazines that were published but were never typed in by anyone other than the original author? I can see "Lace Maker" from the July 1983 issue of Sinclair Programs being... something of a niche market. I can see that it works, in that it does make a pattern on the screen, but it's not as if I have any interest in knitting or crochet and certainly don't own a knitting machine. Who, in 1983, owned both a knitting machine and a ZX81 with a 16K RAM pack and had a fervent interest in both? I'll bet the answer was... Polly Brown, who wrote and submitted the program in the first place.

    I am reminded of an article I read within the last year, which stated that according to official viewing figures, there are some programmes transmitted on S4C that had no viewers at all, even though in the days of cable and satellite TV, S4C is available outside Wales. And if that's the case, given that Welsh is a more widespread language than Gaelic, how many programmes on BBC Alba are ever watched and understood by anyone?
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  • edited March 27
    Oddly enough I believe David Hornes' 1k chess for the ZX81 started life as a type in (Your Computer sometime in 82) before going on sale though happy to stand correction.

    As for BBC Alba I find Diy Le Donnie and Air an Rathad fairly interesting, so that's just me and a wire haired terrier called Wilf I suppose. :))
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  • Some say the second album is difficult, some say it's the third. I agree with the latter, and you'll see why below. But anyway, here is the complete package of type-ins for ZX Computing - Issue 7, June/July 1983.

    Those I've typed in are in this package:
    http://www.rickdangerous.co.uk/zx/ttfn/ZX830607-march2020.zip

    Once again, I've also packaged everything in the entire magazine in one archive - including ZX-CESIL 2, Spectramon and the Duck Shoots from Adding Interest To Your Programs, which all had the second of their two parts in this issue, as well as the complete Mastering Machine Code series, which had part 5 in this issue.
    http://www.rickdangerous.co.uk/zx/ttfn/ZX830607-complete.zip

    I have added these programs:

    * Pretty Smooth (16K Spectrum) - from the Letters page, a machine code routine worthy of inclusion
    * Weather Report (16K ZX81)
    * Biorhythm Calculators (1K and 16K ZX81) - one file for each version
    * Six Of The Best (1K ZX81) - six programs: Ants, Fireman, Helicopter, Monster Division, Rising Numbers, Stairs
    * Bank Statement (16K ZX81)
    * Machine Code Catch (1K ZX81) - includes both the hex loader and the full program
    * Greyhound Racing (16K ZX81)
    * Every Pitcher Tells A Story (16K Spectrum)
    * The ZX81 At Play (1K ZX81) - four programs: Guillotine, Ladder Landing, Subcharge, Computer Golf
    * Pinball (16K ZX81)
    * No Man's Land (16K ZX81) - includes both the hex loader and the full program

    This one had some problems: Subcharge was listed as a 1K program, and can be typed in on a 1K ZX81 (just!) but it will not run - there's not enough memory. Computer Golf was one of those that had a listing provided by a word processor, ZX80-style, and the line that determines how far the ball travels was mangled beyond repair, and what it should be is as clear as mud. When (or if) Jim updates TTFN again, this one might have to appear with a line through it - but if anyone does want to attempt to fix it, I've put it in the package anyway so you can try, but I've noted in the accompanying text that it's as broken as an Alfasud that's been lying at the bottom of the sea for 40 years.

    As before, both packages contain a text file - ZX830607-march2020.txt where I've highlighted my contributions, and I've typed the text that accompanies each file as well. My attempt to disassemble Pretty Smooth wasn't included, as I have no way of checking if the disassembly makes any sense, and I also did not attempt to disassemble No Man's Land. Both of these are given as a string of decimal numbers, rather than hex.

    My next targets (and maybe the last for now as my left wrist is in a considerable amount of pain) will be the January, February and March 1983 issues of Sinclair User. I suspect the Program Printout sections of these magazines will already have been completed, but if I don't look, I won't know.
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  • These are brilliant, just spent half an hour playing ZX81 games on Spud81!!!!!
    I wanna tell you a story 'bout a woman I know...
  • About that: I did try Spud81, but as it had no ZX80 facility, I had to stick with EightyOne. It seems like a promising emulator, though, so if you're still actively developing it, why not throw the yoghurt-pot-cased old biffer in the mix as well?

    Anyway, I looked at those three issues of Sinclair User and they're all done. Quite a lot of Sinclair User already has been done - it has a complete archive of ZX80 and ZX81 type-ins, and 206 out of the 267 Spectrum programs are included.

    A complete archive of Sinclair User is an achievable goal, and I will achieve it, single-handedly if necessary. 61 Spectrum type-ins of varying lengths, some of which may be machine code.

    C-WBtfinuEcJlzu8S3otKEAYcb9-e0oNW9ek6e-bmaQ.png?auto=webp&s=077e61044f6fac86af593f5495cc280ba36f7701
    All right. It's Friday night, I have no date, 240 tea bags, and my all-Rush mix tape. Let's rock.
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  • About that: I did try Spud81, but as it had no ZX80 facility,
    What you need to try is Spud80...

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ar4VkKtk_3JzgzROtvThU0PrnHEe?e=tjArwH



    I wanna tell you a story 'bout a woman I know...
  • edited March 28
    I did type two progs from Spectrum Programs issue 33 july 1985. TTFn shows 15 total from which 4 are mentioned and two are new.
    I continue with july 85 to complete that issue. most are small anyway.
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  • Just out of interest, has anyone tried using optical character recognition on listings?
  • I was going to try it, at least for the walls of text in ZX Computing, but I don't have any working OCR software on this computer. I can't think it would have any hope of working on the listings themselves, whether they're photocopied ZX Printer output or from a dot matrix printer; and if it does work, the programs would take more time to correct than they would to type in from scratch...
  • The reason I ask is that I've used ocr for a similar purpose yesterday.
    I took a screengrab of a hex prog, used online ocr to change it to text, then pasted it into Excel and used vba code to convert the hex into program instructions. It worked very well although one or two corrections were needed (S -> 5, I ->1)

    I might have a bash tomorrow and see what the result is like.
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