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Generate colorful designs on your computer. Enjoy a kaleidoscope that you create, or let the computer originate one for you. PARTYDOT allows you to use pre-defined geometric shapes, colors and graphic designs to create unique screen displays. Experiment with the various options and menu items and save the designs that you like for later viewing.
Disk No: 1553 Disk Title: PartyDot PC-SIG Version: S1 Program Title: PARTYDOT Author Version: 1.0 Author Registration: $10.00 Special Requirements: 512K RAM and CGA, EGA, or VGA. Generate colorful designs on your computer. Enjoy a kaleidoscope that you create or let the computer originate one for you. PARTYDOT allows you to use pre-defined geometric shapes, colors and graphic designs to create unique screen displays. Experiment with the various options and menu items and save the designs that you like for later viewing. File Descriptions: PARTYDOT EXE PARTYDOT program. PARTYDOT DOC Documentation for PARTYDOT. ???????? HOP Data files (19 files). PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1988 PC-SIG, Inc.
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PARTYDOT DESCRIPTION: Partydot is a user-created art generator similar to a kaleidoscope. There are three main levels of involvement possible. You can start a design by pressing <Enter> and that is the simplest level. You can specify what sort of shapes the computer should use in creating the art. That is the second level. Finally you can manipulate the numeric variables the computer uses in drawing the design and that is the most intense level from a user viewpoint. It is also possible to load a set of design parameters from disk. The idea for the design generator came from an article in A. K. Dewdney's Computer Recreation column in the September 1986 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN magazine called Wallpaper of the Mind. Partydot goes beyond the original concept by allowing smooth dithering between colors, and rapid (or slow, if desired) changes of those colors in EGA and VGA modes giving the impression of a brilliantly hued explosion. INTENDED USE: Partydot is intended for use by 1) The host or hostess of a party who can add the computer display as a light show or by 2) the curious or scientific-minded person. FEATURES: Unique features include the ability to create nearly instantaneous graphics "dazzlers", the ability to save and load the design parameters, and the inclusion of two complete user interfaces, one optimized for entertainment and the other for scientific exploration. LIMITATIONS: The only known limitation is that in CGA mode the tiled triangle option can produce "out of memory" errors. The tiled triangles were retained anyway so they can be enjoyed for a time before the program "crashes". There does not seem to be a similar problem in the other modes. REQUIREMENTS: Partydot requires 512K memory, one floppy disk drive, and a color system. VGA and EGA are by far the best, but Partydot does use all of the capabilities of CGA for as good a result as can be expected. STARTING THE PROGRAM: To start the program, place the program disk in your floppy drive, type PARTYDOT and <Enter>. REGISTRATION: The registration fee is $10.00 and this entitles you to printed instructions, clues, and background data such as the formula used in creating the designs. Make check out to RITE ITEM and send it with the word PARTYDOT and your return address to: Jim Preston 1622 Xerxes Ave. N. Minneapolis, MN 55411 PROGRAMS ON THE DISK: PARTYDOT.EXE: The Partydot program itself. PARTYDOT.TXT: This file *.HOP: A few sample designs selected more or less at random.
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ ALIEN HOP 66 4-22-89 12:07a ALL HOP 76 5-25-89 11:09a BEAUTY HOP 53 4-23-89 7:45p BOWTILE HOP 52 4-29-89 3:45p DIAMOND HOP 57 4-09-89 11:13p DONUT HOP 55 4-02-89 10:56p ESCAPE HOP 58 6-09-89 10:52a EXPLODES HOP 50 4-02-89 6:19p FILE1553 TXT 2073 10-18-89 1:43p FIREWORK HOP 52 4-02-89 12:57a GO BAT 38 10-13-89 10:08a GO TXT 540 10-18-89 1:46p JELYROLL HOP 54 4-02-89 12:58a MEGALITH HOP 54 6-09-89 10:47a NEATO HOP 52 4-07-89 11:15p PARTYDOT EXE 144576 7-11-89 10:45a PARTYDOT TXT 2640 10-18-89 1:41p PATTERNS HOP 55 4-23-89 9:21p SNOFLAKE HOP 58 4-03-89 10:31a STARFELD HOP 73 5-13-89 11:53p THUD HOP 73 5-13-89 10:41p TRIBANG HOP 76 5-13-89 11:14p UNIVERSE HOP 49 4-07-89 11:07p VIRUSES HOP 74 4-23-89 9:01p WARBLE HOP 44 4-16-89 1:42p 25 file(s) 151048 bytes 148480 bytes free