BouldRake wrote: Yeah, I once wrote a Gif87a viewer in Q-BASIC just to prove it could be done. It took about ten minutes to load an image, and you could fit about twelve on a disk - with the viewer - if you used FDFormat to get the storage up to 2MB.
Then some other guy wrote one that was twice as fast. I can't remember his name now, he also wrote the shoot 'em up called Momentum.
Edit - Mallard, that was it. That's why I couldn't remember his name, he only used a nickname.
I did an entire box of floppys and put them in a safe deposit box. I thought if something ever
happen, at least my children would have all the photos, safe and sound on floppys.
I know it was some bit of a learning curve to get them on there and I cannot remember how I did it.
I do remember laying the photos out on the table, about 5 or so at a time. Maybe I scanned them
from a printer but that does not seem like what I did but guess so. Anyway, I recall finally being
able to do it and being amazed that it worked. But you couldn't look at one photo at a time, it was
several because of the way I scanned them or something....several at a time.
And.....my computer.......it was HUGE. HaHa! The monitor was HUGE! It was a big heavy thing.