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[challenge entry] End of the world - Spectrum style

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(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:42, archived)
# thats
just classic....

um..how did you do that as i`m curious....
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:44, archived)
# Scarily..
totally by hand!

took me about 3 hours.

It'd probably have been faster to setup a spectrum emulator and some kind of screngrabber, but that would've been cheating :oD
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:45, archived)
# well
it was certainly 3 hours well spent...looks very realistic...thought ya might of used a speccy screen generator or something...
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:46, archived)
# My java applet does the same thing, but with any image...
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:42, archived)
# that gif is
too big for even the 128K spectrum to handle.
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:44, archived)
# it
comes to something when we can create a pic that takes up more memory than a entire speccy game..yet those games kept me entertained for hours....some still do...how far we have come.......
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:50, archived)
# It's also amusing to think
that to make a real spectrum do the same would only take a couple of kilobytes of data.

On a similar topic, did anyone else ever try plugging in a microphone into their spectrum and making screeching noises at it in the hope it might actually load something from the sound? (best I could manage was the bdeeeeeeee noise to make the border roll)
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:55, archived)
# A
well deserved front pager....
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:07, archived)
# woo
only my 2nd :)
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:13, archived)
# yes
also with my 128K + 2 i could play the latest audio tapes from Our Price and have my very own Disco lights
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:10, archived)
# Fantastic!
Woo!
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:44, archived)
# Is it just me or did that take forever?
Good though.
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:45, archived)
# .
did you ever know a spectrum to be quick?
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:46, archived)
# how do
glad you liked the pic :)
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:48, archived)
# It was ace.
Have a big kiss from me.
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:50, archived)
# always
a pleasure :)
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:55, archived)
# erm
am I missing something here?
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:58, archived)
# hhhmmmmmm, that's how rumours start
workboresme and rogan, sitting in a tree K I S S I N G.
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:01, archived)
# shouldn't that be
P O T A T O (E) S H O P P I N G

doesn't quite have the same ring to it though (but yay to wireless cards for making it possible!)
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:06, archived)
# No, that shoud be:
Sue and Koit, sitting in a tree K I S S I N G

:)
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:09, archived)
# aaaaaaaahhhhhhh
damn - I already started a rumour that you were at it with Fnord.
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:21, archived)
# we were a tit
but something came over us and we decided it was best not to be.
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:25, archived)
# You, you you
BASTARD.
And I thought you loved me....you said you did, you said you'd have me forever

oh.....hang on
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:30, archived)
# relax!
there's plenty of me to go round ;)
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:27, archived)
# oh!!
she looks sooo beautiful! she even has the enigmatic smile!
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:29, archived)
# well
that's what made me think of it :)
right I'm off to play some poker, see you all later!
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:31, archived)
# good work
that pic of us all looking down at the camera that alfie took at the Dragon Bar really captured the moment perfectly. Maybe that could be turned into an something else.
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:44, archived)
# someone
apparently thought i was crab_bloke in that picture!
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:47, archived)
# to be honest I confused you with bongo bongo a bit first
That is bongo bongo isn't it? doing a 'Scream'.
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 21:01, archived)
# that's great
everyone thinks i'm a bloke!
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 21:03, archived)
# I've just realised that my upside down eyes
look exactly like David Blaine's right side up eyes
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 21:08, archived)
# Hahahah
that's great!
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:32, archived)
# Hahahaaaa
that's why she smiles like that - too much tequila!

psssst - I won't tell Gibbon if you won't
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:33, archived)
# that is
soupherb! very woo, very yay, very houpla!
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:39, archived)
# A painting of 'Spacefish Smells Of Wee'
It's just so brilliantly surreal.
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 20:41, archived)
# excellent!!!
that made me laff!

edit: have you just made it quicker?
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:47, archived)
# woo
and yay! that is superb
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 19:51, archived)
# woonderful
..although it brought back traumatic childhood memories of sitting in great suspense wondering if that prized fifth generation tape copy of the latest game was going to reach the end without an error. Argh.
(, Sat 12 Oct 2002, 21:00, archived)