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by rbytes
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: BASIC programs
Topic: Paint Transparent
Replies: 0
Views: 26
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Paint Transparent

Here is a program to remove the background from an image. This is done by loading the image and then painting over all of the areas with your finger (or a stylus) that you wish to make transparent. Your paintbrush is a circular sprite that has an edge that fades to transparency (called a "feathered"...
by rbytes
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: BASIC programs
Topic: Photo Zoom-In
Replies: 0
Views: 19
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Photo Zoom-In

Create a dynamic zoom effect on an image. This is done by setting the draw alpha value to a fraction and repeatedly stamping the image while increasing its scale. At the end of the zoom, you can accept the final result or (in my opinion) improve it by stamping a cutout of the center of interest of t...
by rbytes
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: BASIC programs
Topic: Internet Check
Replies: 6
Views: 102
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Re: Internet Check

Therefore, now the level range could also be changed to 0-2, because it does not have to fit in the command 'ON x GOTO'. I have used variables with values starting at 0 in ON x GOTO statements. It is true that ON x GOTO will treat 0 the same as 1. This is true regardless of the value of OPTION BASE...
by rbytes
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: BASIC programs
Topic: iConvert 5.3a
Replies: 11
Views: 158
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Re: iConvert 5.3a

The only missing factor in your assessment is the delicate ego of the programmer. I like to add the little extra touches to my programs such as cool titles, fonts, backgrounds and animations. If I give people the option, they just might choose to ignore those goodies. And they might never realize ho...
by rbytes
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: BASIC programs
Topic: iConvert 5.3a
Replies: 11
Views: 158
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Re: iConvert 5.3a

Thanks, George. the iConvert 5.3 code has been replaced with 5.3a. Ton has modified the logic so that if the Data folder is missing, it is created before the code line is encountered that needs to do a DIR of it. You make a good point for program testing - to always duplicate the conditions that wil...
by rbytes
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: BASIC programs
Topic: iConvert 5.3a
Replies: 11
Views: 158
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Re: iConvert 5.3

George: However after loading this file and running the I convert version 5.3 I now get a run time error on the following statement: DIR Dir$ LIST FILES A$,n I was able to duplicate the problem. If iConvert 5.3 is run before a Data folder is created, it fails with that exact error. If a user first ...
by rbytes
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: BASIC programs
Topic: iConvert 5.3a
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Flag: Canada

Re: iConvert 5.3

George, I agree that the attachments, now including "loader.GIF", should be posted with each major upgrade. So I have now added them to the first post in this thread, along with the 5.3 code. There are 3 files that need to be installed at the same location as the program - iConvert3.PNG, iConvert3.G...
by rbytes
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: BASIC programs
Topic: iConvert 5.3a
Replies: 11
Views: 158
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Re: iConvert 5.3

Some errors crept into Frequency conversions. I will take the code offline until later today. ***************************************************** 6 hours later... The code is back online with corrected Frequency conversion units and some new measures added. The high-speed dental drill may be of in...
by rbytes
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: BASIC programs
Topic: iConvert 5.3a
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Flag: Canada

iConvert 5.3a

Version 5.3a fixes an issue where an error occurred if the Data folder did not exist. In that case, one is now created. Version 5.3 added the Frequency category with 23 measures, and an improved system for storing user preferences. A reminder to download the three attachments and put them at the sam...
by rbytes
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: BASIC programs
Topic: Amoeba
Replies: 0
Views: 35
Flag: Canada

Amoeba

I got to thinking about the poly, and how with the right code it could be a useful tool for animators. So here is the first animated movie featuring a poly. The amoeba, and its encounter with a colony of algae. Perhaps there is a composer out there who could create the dramatic score to highlight th...