The ZX81 gave birth to my interest in animation, and my first experience of that was typing in a simple looped program I'm sure I saw in the ZX81 manual. It used the block characters to animate a little man dancing. It would not be difficult to write a quick program to do that same thing, but I'm looking for the original program which I thought was in the manual. The manual I currently own isn't the same one I originally got with my ZX81, so I'm wondering if there are different versions of the manual that was distributed with the ZX81?
Does anyone know if this program is in the original manual? If you have it could you post a snapshot of just the program, or the page(s) the program is on, please? I could write a version of the program myself, but I need a copy of THAT program, please?
Thank you for trying to grasp what I've written here and any help or suggestions.
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This is a HTML copy of the second edition manual http://www.worldofspectrum.org/ZX81BasicProgramming/
I have some other editions, but currently don’t have time to check them. See also this thread.
There are loads of other books about the ZX81 and the TS1000 (USA model). Are you sure it was the Sinclair BASIC programming manual?