ZX81 / TIMEX 1000
GRAPHIC COMPETITION 2007
WORKS & RESULTS!! ENTER HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hello there. :)
H-PRG & SPC are proud to announce You the first *ever* GRAPHIC COMPO for ZX81 computer!
(and its clones)! :)
I got the idea while looking on brilliant pictures made by Andre Baune (probably the best ZX81 graphician).
Pictures made on ZX81 by Andre Baune
The idea is simple (probably simplier than to put it into practice ;) ) -
make Your picture as a short program in ZX81's basic, using ZX81's gfx-characetrs.
In code You can split the pic into - let's say - 3 basic's lines, as editing full pic in one line is pretty annoing in ZX81 computers.
If You are a Spectrum user, note that GRAPHIC mode on ZX81 is similar to ZX SPECTRUM but NOT identical.
Enter to GRAPHIC mode by pressing SHIFT+9 (the same like on Speccy). But remember that to exit the mode You have ALSO to press SHIFT+9 (not just 9, like on Spectrum).
You can type with gfx characters only with SHIFT, with exception of SPACE key which should be used WITHOUT SHIFT and gives You a black attribute 8*8 dots.
To achieve WHITE 8*8 attribute You have to exit gfx-mode and simply press SPACE.
Timex 1000 (ZX81 clone)
There is no INVERSE mode, like on Speccy, but ZX81 has MORE GFX-CHARACTERS:
on keys from Q to Y.
Using keys from S to H You will get cool gfx-characters that are no available on Spectrum at all
(dotted stuff to have gray colour).
ZX81 Touch-Sense Keyboard
Remeber that ZX81's keyboard is NOT self-repeating.
****DON'T SIGN Your work. But You can send me 2 versions of Your picture (ONE CAN BE SIGNED).****
If You use an emulator (Xtender or others), while saving type:
and it will be automatically saved as:
Loading is the same:
and emul will find and load the file but the file must be in the same catalogue as the emulator.
ZX81 emulators You can use are here:
PICTURES HAVE BEEN SENT TO yerzmyey_AT_poczta.onet.pl IN *.P FORMAT.
THE DEADLINE WAS IN 31 AUGUST 2007.
THEN ALL PICTURES HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED ON THE NET - http://zx81.republika.pl/ - AND PEOPLE WAS ABLE TO VOTE VIA E'MAIL.
RESULTS HAVE BEEN REVEALED ON 2 OCTOBER 2007.
HERE IS KIND OF FAQ ;-)