MINI-GRAPHICS CHALLENGE WINNERS
The Mini-Graphics Challenge (Tech Tips, Antic, August 1987) asked
readers to come up with a BASIC graphics display program of 10 lines or
less. Our winner is Bigfoot by Robert Jones of Dover, Delaware. He will
receive a program of his choice from The Catalog. Thanks to everybody who
entered the contest.
The techniques in Bigfoot could be used in larger programs to produce some fantastic effects. Antic liked the way this program makes transitions from one effect to another, rather than just repeating itself. And the clever use of sound added to the overall impact of the program.
Listing BIGFOOT.BAS Download
Honorable Mention goes to Handcar, a clever use of character set
animation by Kevin Pachard of Grand Island, New York.
If you have trouble typing the special characters in line 2, don't type them In. Listing 2 will create them for you. Type In Listing 2, check It with TYPO II and SAVE a copy. When you RUN Listing 2, it creates these hard-to-type lines and stores them in a file called LINES.LST.
To merge the two programs disk users LOAD "D:HANDCAR.BAS" and then ENTER "D:LINES.IST." (Cassette users: CLOAD Listing 1, then Insert the separate cassette used for Listing 2 and ENTER "C:") Remember to SAVE the completed program before you RUN It.
Listing 1 HANDCAR.BAS Download
Listing 2 Not Needed
Our other Honorable Mention goes to Brett Fattoni of Saline, Michigan for his entry, Sunset. When you RUN this one, be sure to adjust your color so the uppermost part of the screen is sky blue.
Listing SUNSET.BAS Download
If you have a Tech Tip that you would like to share with other readers, send it along to Antic Tech Tips, 544 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. You might get your name In print. We always welcome very short programs that demonstrate the Atari's powers, simple hardware modifications, or useful macros for popular software.