DANCING GIRL demo on ZX-81

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DANCING GIRL demo on ZX-81

Post by yerzmyey » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:35 am

Hi!

There were several small demos for ZX-81, containing various animation. The biggest one was some dancing girl for ZX-81 16Kb (also others similar progs, like some moving baby, some fire effect and so on).

Can anybody remember who made the demos and where to download them from?
I mean I have them of course but the problem is I wanted to add them to POUET database (they have NO ZX-81 programs at the moment and that's annoying).

Anybody can help?
Thanks in advance.

PS: As for downloading place, that's not as necessary as the author. I can upload the files on my site or whatever but I must know the author before publishing the progs on the POUET site.
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Re: DANCING GIRL demo on ZX-81

Post by yerzmyey » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:03 am

I mean this demo for example:
http://yerzmyey.republika.pl/shufmov.p
Nobody remembers the author???????????
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Re: DANCING GIRL demo on ZX-81

Post by Littlejohn » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:22 am

Are you talking about this one?
http://www.tedfoolery.com/timex/

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Post by yerzmyey » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:11 am

Yes, it was TED. :) Thank You very much. :)
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Re: DANCING GIRL demo on ZX-81

Post by yerzmyey » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:17 am

Littlejohn, have You been present on former Timex 1000 forum (US based, if I recall)?
Maybe You remember the rest of demos? (I mean the fire effects, and the dancing baby or somethign like that)?
Shit, it was a good source of new ZX-81 progs and place of productive "brainstorms". ;) I wonder if anybody could invite all these guys here.

I will post here remaining progs too, if I find them on hdd.
Thx again.
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Re: DANCING GIRL demo on ZX-81

Post by siggi » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:40 am

yerzmyey wrote:Littlejohn, have You been present on former Timex 1000 forum (US based, if I recall)?
Maybe You remember the rest of demos? (I mean the fire effects, and the dancing baby or somethign like that)?
Shit, it was a good source of new ZX-81 progs and place of productive "brainstorms". ;) I wonder if anybody could invite all these guys here.
The knowledge of that forum is NOT lost! Tom has a "frozen" copy of it on his site:

http://forum.tlienhard.com/TS1000/www.t ... aBB.pl.htm

HTH Siggi
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Re: DANCING GIRL demo on ZX-81

Post by yerzmyey » Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:55 pm

And this is a fine news.
However would be also cool to have all the crew from there - also on THIS forum. :)
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Re: DANCING GIRL demo on ZX-81

Post by BrunoFlorindo » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:15 am

By the time the TS1000 forum closed it was also lacking activity, and I fear the same thing is happening to this one. I have no idea where the TS1000.us posters went, but I think that the more knowledgeable ones already joined this forum.

I really hope that Simon (of zx81stuff.co.uk), Mike (of EightyOne fame), Siggi, LittleJohn and many others will continue to share with us their experiences and ideas. This is the only English forum for the ZX80 and ZX81, and we should take care of what we have here.

I remember a very old thread about demos with digitized video on the ZX81. I think the trick involved working with tables of ascii characters, but it was way over my head. :)

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Re: DANCING GIRL demo on ZX-81

Post by pglewis » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:50 pm

yerzmyey wrote:Maybe You remember the rest of demos? (I mean the fire effects, and the dancing baby or somethign like that)?
BrunoFlorindo wrote:I remember a very old thread about demos with digitized video on the ZX81. I think the trick involved working with tables of ascii characters, but it was way over my head. :)
I discovered this old thread via one of my occasional vanity searches :D. Not sure if the original poster is still lurking around but I'm the guilty party for the Dancing Baby and a couple of other animations including the fireball ones. Here's the original thread from the mirror site (thanks for posting that, Siggi!) None of the links to the .p files work any longer, but I should still have all that stuff on a HD somewhere.

I was pointed to Ted's animation demo shortly after I started down that path myself and was super impressed... and also encouraged to see how many frames he was able to render. What started as "let's see if I can create some noisy, hires-ish images" quickly snowballed into the Dancing Baby demo about a week later.

I'm reminded of it again now because I'm on a mission to do the same thing to the Intellivision :D. Ya gotta love high quality emulators.

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Re: DANCING GIRL demo on ZX-81

Post by pglewis » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:23 pm

A little off topic here, I know, but I did get the Intellivision demo going: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg1kYYNFjN8

I'm off in Australia but will be returning to the states in a few more days... hoping to dig up the ZX-81 version off an old HD, if I can find it when I get back. I'm wondering if yerzmyey still has copies of those old demos in the event that I can't dig them up.

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