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Re: Welcome! Please add your programs.

Postby Commander#1 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:52 am

Jeff-20 wrote:Feel free to add your programs here. I'd love to have a selection of contemporary games to share with the community.


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Hi, Jeff-20 -

What do we do - just type the program in on this page? A little guidance would help here. When I first got my VIC, I kept
a notebook of my trials and errors - what worked and didn't work. To see if I understood everything, I started working on a
simple card game. I knew that if I could make this work, then I could start controlling things outside of the computer - that
is - in the outside world. I wanted to do this in straight Basic as I didn't have the cartridges to work in assem/ml. So, I
ran across a number of card games and looked into them to see how they worked. These were all non-cartridge/hand typed.
Oh Boy!! They all had the same problem! I even found a bingo game with this problem. Duplicate cards/numbers!!!!!
I have yet to see people SMILE :) when this happens (bullets tend to really ruin your day). So, that was my first goal -
a shuffle that works. I did it in a hand full of code lines.
Also I have noticed from some of the recent posts that we have some members new to the VIC. I wonder - would it be
appropriate for me to also list my early programs - the ones that failed, the reasons they failed, and what I did to fix them?
What say ye?

Thanks for putting up with my lowly squawkings -

Phil Potter.
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Re: Welcome! Please add your programs.

Postby Jeff-20 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:41 am

Commander#1 wrote:What do we do - just type the program in on this page? A little guidance would help here.


Feel free to start a new topic. "My Programs" or something. If you have no method to transfer the program from a VIC to the net, type them in lower case. I look forward to seeing them!
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Re: Welcome! Please add your programs.

Postby Commander#1 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:40 pm

Feel free to start a new topic. "My Programs" or something. If you have no method to transfer the program from a VIC to the net, type them in lower case. I look forward to seeing them![/quote]


Jeff -

I'm having difficulties typing anything into this forum. I log in, type my piece, hit "submit" and I'm instantly log'ed out and
have to relog back in - and in the process, lose ALL my work!!! what's going on???!!!! This has happened 4 different times, now..
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Re: Welcome! Please add your programs.

Postby Mike » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:52 pm

Commander#1 wrote:I log in, type my piece, hit "submit" and I'm instantly log'ed out and have to relog back in - and in the process, lose ALL my work!

That also happened once, or twice to me when I was typing in more lengthy posts. I suppose there must be a time-out, or similar.

For this reason I now tend to prepare bigger posts in Notepad, and then copy&paste them into the input window when they're complete.

Michael

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Postby Jeff-20 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:21 am

I've never had this problem nor received reports of such a thing before now. I have no idea what could be causing it.
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Re: Welcome! Please add your programs.

Postby Commander#1 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:02 pm

Mike wrote:For this reason I now tend to prepare bigger posts in Notepad, and then copy&paste them into the input window when they're complete.

Michael


Mike -

Please pardon my ignorance but, what is "Notepad" ? (I'm using an Apple I-Mac). Thank You.

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Re: Welcome! Please add your programs.

Postby Mike » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:55 pm

Hi, Phil,

Commander#1 wrote:what is "Notepad" ?

Insert <your favourite plain ASCII text editor> here.

Your reply was missing the beginning quotation tag. I corrected this.

Greetings,

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Postby carlsson » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:24 am

I believe the login cookies may have a default timeout of 30 minutes or so. It means if you take more than half an hour to type a message, you'll get logged out in the mean time.
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Re: Welcome! Please add your programs.

Postby Commander#1 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:37 am

Mike wrote:Hi, Phil,

Commander#1 wrote:what is "Notepad" ?

Insert <your favourite plain ASCII text editor> here.

Your reply was missing the beginning quotation tag. I corrected this.

Greetings,

Michael


Hello Michael -

Your answer is readable - nothing garbled - but it doesn't make sense to me. I'm still wondering what you mean by "notepad"?

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Postby Commander#1 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:57 am

carlsson wrote:I believe the login cookies may have a default timeout of 30 minutes or so. It means if you take more than half an hour to type a message, you'll get logged out in the mean time.


Carlsson -

I think you're right. I just left a large post in 'general topics', 'what do you do for a living' and every 20 to 25 minutes I would
stop typing, hit 'submit', come back in using 'edit', and keep going. I'm not very fast at typing, but this works! Now, maybe, I
can start up loading some of my programs.

Thank you!!

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Re: Welcome! Please add your programs.

Postby Mike » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:28 am

Hi, Phil,

Commander#1 wrote:Your answer is readable - nothing garbled - but it doesn't make sense to me. I'm still wondering what you mean by "notepad"?

"Notepad" is a plain ASCII text editor, and it is available under all versions of Microsoft Windows.

To prepare text offline, you can use any editor which allows copy&paste from its text display window into the text box of the submit post form of the forum.

Greetings,

Michael

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Postby carlsson » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:54 am

Another hint would be to press Preview every now and then. It will reload the page without you losing your message. Not until you press Submit, it will actually be posted on the forum.
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Postby Commander#1 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:36 am

carlsson wrote:Another hint would be to press Preview every now and then. It will reload the page without you losing your message. Not until you press Submit, it will actually be posted on the forum.


BINGO!!!!! Worked like a champ. Just entered another long-winded post elsewhere and preview was outstanding.

Thank You most kindly!!

Phil.
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