• AtasciiTube

    From Kirkman@GUARDIAN to All on Sunday, April 17, 2016 21:44:00
    Hi guys,

    Over the last few weeks I've been puttering around with making an HTML5 ATASCII animation viewer.

    It's meant to be a modern replacement for this old website called the "Break Movie Warehouse" which used a now-defunct Java applet to play old Atari 8-bit ATASCII animations.

    I'm not finished with it yet, but it's reached a point where it plays a lot of the movies pretty well. I'd like to invite you to check it out and tell me what you think:

    http://breakintochat.com/collections/atascii/index.html

    I know there aren't a lot of Atari 8-bitters here, but just in case ... I'm looking for collections of ATASCII animations. If you have any on disk or whatever, please give me a holler.

    --Josh


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  • From Ed Vance@CAPCITY2 to Kirkman on Monday, April 18, 2016 08:38:00
    04-17-16 21:44 Kirkman wrote to All about AtasciiTube
    Howdy! Kirkman (Josh),

    There are some folks chatting about Atari computers in the CBM echo.

    Someone there may be of help to Your need of ATASCII animations.

    I will Forward Your message in to the CBM echo.

    Good Luck!

    73 de ED

    Hi guys,

    Over the last few weeks I've been puttering around with making an HTML5 ATASCII animation viewer.

    It's meant to be a modern replacement for this old website called the "Break Movie Warehouse" which used a now-defunct Java applet to play
    old Atari 8-bit ATASCII animations.

    I'm not finished with it yet, but it's reached a point where it plays a lot of the movies pretty well. I'd like to invite you to check it out
    and tell me what you think:

    http://breakintochat.com/collections/atascii/index.html

    I know there aren't a lot of Atari 8-bitters here, but just in case ... I'm looking for collections of ATASCII animations. If you have any on
    disk or whatever, please give me a holler.

    --Josh

    ... Nowadays, most think their grammar is their mother's mother. :P - D.S.
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  • From Kirkman@GUARDIAN to Ed Vance on Monday, April 18, 2016 13:29:26
    04-17-16 21:44 Kirkman wrote to All about AtasciiTube
    There are some folks chatting about Atari computers in the CBM echo.
    Someone there may be of help to Your need of ATASCII animations.
    I will Forward Your message in to the CBM echo.

    Thanks, Ed!

    I don't carry Fidonet on my own BBS, so I'll have to login somewhere else to check the echo.

    --Josh

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  • From Khelair@TINFOIL to Kirkman on Monday, April 18, 2016 17:42:24
    Re: AtasciiTube
    By: Kirkman to All on Sun Apr 17 2016 21:44:00

    I'm not finished with it yet, but it's reached a point where it plays a lot the movies pretty well. I'd like to invite you to check it out and tell me w you think:

    http://breakintochat.com/collections/atascii/index.html

    I've got to say I'm pretty impressed. Definitely brings back some memories of stuff that I was doing with my 130xe back in the day.
    I actually have some animations that I'd like to get to you, but I have no idea when I'll next be able to get ahold of them. They're on 5.25 180k floppies about 1500 miles away from me right now. Hopefully I can get them back at some point within the next couple of years here...

    -D/K

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  • From Kirkman@GUARDIAN to Khelair on Monday, April 18, 2016 21:46:15
    I've got to say I'm pretty impressed.

    Thanks! I'm happy it's working now. Just want to improve the rendering more and beef up my collection of animations.

    I actually have some animations that I'd like to get to you, but I have no idea when I'll next be able to get ahold of them. They're on 5.25 180k floppies about 1500 miles away from me right now.

    Well, please let me know if your situation changes and the disks become available!

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  • From Knight@PHUNC to Kirkman on Friday, April 22, 2016 11:40:15
    Re: AtasciiTube
    By: Kirkman to All on Sun Apr 17 2016 09:44 pm

    I'm not finished with it yet, but it's reached a point where it plays a lot of the movies pretty well. I'd like to invite you to check it out and tell me what you think:

    http://breakintochat.com/collections/atascii/index.html

    This is really cool. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to have to dig into your github and see how you're doing this.

    Maybe you can expand it to support ANSI animations?

    Knight

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  • From Knight@PHUNC to Ed Vance on Friday, April 22, 2016 11:40:58
    Re: Re: AtasciiTube
    By: Ed Vance to Kirkman on Mon Apr 18 2016 08:38 am

    There are some folks chatting about Atari computers in the CBM echo.

    Where is this CBM echo? Is that on FIDO?

    Knight

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  • From Kirkman@GUARDIAN to Knight on Sunday, April 24, 2016 16:06:01
    This is really cool. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to have to dig into your github and see how you're doing this.

    Maybe you can expand it to support ANSI animations?

    No, I think I'm going to keep it ATASCII only.

    There are already some great JS libraries for displaying ANSI and ANSI animations, such as AnsiLove.js.

    --Josh

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  • From tracker1@TRNTEST to Kirkman on Saturday, April 30, 2016 17:57:59
    I'm not finished with it yet, but it's reached a point where it plays
    a lot of the movies pretty well. I'd like to invite you to check it
    out and tell me what you think:

    http://breakintochat.com/collections/atascii/index.html

    I know there aren't a lot of Atari 8-bitters here, but just in case
    ... I'm looking for collections of ATASCII animations. If you have
    any on disk or whatever, please give me a holler.

    That's pretty awesome.

    --
    Michael J. Ryan
    tracker1(at)gmail.com
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  • From Kirkman@GUARDIAN to tracker1 on Sunday, May 01, 2016 18:10:18
    Thanks, Michael. I've made a bunch of improvements recently, including a rudimentary speed control.

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