[BBC-Micro] Acorn ARX anybody?
jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 13:59:29 GMT 2010
Pete Turnbull wrote:
> I remember seeing some of those demos there in January 1987, running on
> A500s initially -- Neil Rayne had some very impressive sprite stuff, for
> example, and the font manager work was quite advanced by that time. I
> never saw ARX, and I don't think it ever got anywhere a complete system;
> it had been scrapped by the time I got there. Too cumbersome, too
> little progress.
What really caught my attention in Rob's post was: "the code compiled
for the Archimedes is less than twice the size of the same code compiled for
I've actually got some ARX source (although how complete it is I don't know)
which I always assumed was for the ARM. If it was on the UK side of the ocean
though, maybe it's part of an attempt to port it to the ACW. If I get chance
later I'll go digging here, as I should have an archive copy of it this side
of the Pond.
> I also remember seeing the first Archimedes, used for the publicity
> photos, probably about May or June 1987, and I guess if it had a serial
> number at all (it might not have, if it was a one-off camera model) it
> would have been 000000. I have Serial No. 000002 (and IIRC Ali France
> had 000001).
Is yours hand-written on a sticker? I've seen that for some 'early' Acorn stuff...
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