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Created : 15 April 2021
 

#512 - Goody Two News



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Goody Two News

#512 - Thursday 15th April, 2021

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Hello World


So, I'm sat here, and it's about 8 o'clock on a Wednesday night, and I'm coding away at some data compression for JSE's Symbols.
Trying to squeeze the data down to a nice manageable size that can be posted to the forum without every blinking Symbol ending up as a 1Kb monstrocity.
I'm coding this mostly blindly, of course, because I haven't actually coded the art tool that lets you draw the symbols, yet, nor do I have a real-world example of the symbol data, so I'm mostly guessing my way around what I'm roughly expecting to be the output of the functionality.
And then I sit and think...
..hmm.. Am I not supposed to be doing something else on a Wednesday night?!!

OMG, I haven't even started this week's SmileBASIC game, yet.

So, I drop what I'm doing, grab the Switch, boot up SmileBASIC, and start coding a rough engine for a something sort of game that I haven't any idea what it might be yet.
I make a maze generator, throw in a path-checker, ensure there's enough area to wander around in, draw some trees and a generic looking stick figure, and..
Yeah, that's working.
That could be a game.. But what sort of game?

And I think..
I think about how it's 10 o'clock at night, now, and I've not even had my normal daily nap, 'cos I'm a lazy git, but not lazy enough to have napped today.

No matter. I can finish this game off, tomorrow, then get back to the Compression stuff.
All is good.

.. Oh, shit, I've not written a newsletter yet.
Gah!!

Warning : Writing your own language can be hazardous to your regularly scheduled time-wasting.

SoCoder


Beeing Happy

Rychan's latest NES game is coming along nicely, with multiple Bees and Wasps flying around a garden.
socoder.net/?GotoPost=78395

Hiding the Tiles

Hobo asks for a good technique to hide the grid-ness of a tilemap, using the game Kim as a prime example of a lovely art style that we should aim for.
socoder.net/?Topic=8191

JSE


RPN Fixings

With some much needed help and advice from Shroom_Monk, (and Dan chipped in, too), Jay's managed to figure out most of his RPN based issues.
socoder.net/?Topic=8179

There's still more than a few quirks in the JSN language, and he still hasn't bothered to tackle Variables yet, let alone If, For, Repeat/Until, and all the other really really important stuff.
Come on, Jay.. Pull your finger out!
socoder.net/?GotoPost=78407

SoStayingIndoors


Back to Work?

TKS is getting a little fed up being stuck in the house, working from home, after such a long time.
How have you been coping with the whole concept of your work, rest and play, all being in the same place?
Do you have any good techniques to relieve the boredom and sheer monotony of it all?
Share your thoughts in the topic below.
socoder.net/?Topic=8185

RIP Threads


RIP threads for the week...

Prince Philip

One L, not two.
socoder.net/?Topic=8186

Nikki Grahame

An unexpected E.
socoder.net/?Topic=8189

DMX

Easy to remember. Only three letters.
socoder.net/?Topic=8187

Birthday Threads


Lots of cake, this week...

MetalMan

Say hi if you're still lurking, MetalMan.
.. Or you don't get any cake!
socoder.net/?Topic=8190

jProfitt

The cake was enough to tempt jProfitt back for a hello.
socoder.net/?Topic=8188

Steve Ancell and Blanko1324

These two always seem to share cake..
socoder.net/?Topic=8184

SoMuchMore


Age of Empires 4

Hobo lets us know that the epic warring franchise has a new sequel.
Will you be attacking, or defending?
socoder.net/?Topic=8192

Steamed Hams

Simpsons writers and cast discuss the insanely popular sketch.
thr.cm/qiYiNJv

KiloTube


Melodysheep

Gorgeous!!!

View on YouTube

What is the Password?

youtu.be/WiIqBB2QJB0

Is it enough?

Really...?
youtu.be/JPx2M6FzdqQ

MegaTube


John Bishop

An interview

View on YouTube

Dominic Diamond

An interview
youtu.be/c8eZaHXR9OE

GigaTube


Bucky O'Hare


View on YouTube

Square Maps

Which country is squarest?
youtu.be/8mrNEVUuZdk

LinusTube


Woe is Automation

Linus has a garage door.
Time to automate it...

View on YouTube

LinusTour

Linus shows off the whole office complex.
youtu.be/zk97ywS-fGc

80s Cover Corner



View on YouTube

youtu.be/HOWd0zGwHRY

TVCover Corner



View on YouTube

youtu.be/EWAReLlfaTk

VGRemix Corner



View on YouTube

Bonus VGRemix



View on YouTube

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