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NEXT MEETING                

DATE:   Monday 17th January 2022
(ROUGOL meets on the third monday of each month)
SUBJECT:   Recoding the Classics
PRESENTER:   Jeroen Vermeulen
TIME:   7:45pm (although ROUGOL members start arriving at the pub from 6.30pm and the Zoom meeting will open at 7.30pm)
VENUE:   Upstairs in the Chichester or Petworth Room at The Duke of Sussex public house, 23 Baylis Road, SE1 7AY, and also online via Zoom

Over the past 18 months Jeroen Vermeulen has ported the five games from the Raspberry Pi book Coding the Classics across to RISC OS. By using the original sound and graphics resources produced for the book he has been able to produce very highly polished games in a short space of time. Jeroen will be joining us via Zoom to tell us how and why these ports were produced.

For the first two games the Python/Pygame code used in the book was converted into BBC BASIC with the help of the AMCOG Development Kit. Jeroen will talk about how this was achieved and some of the issues/compromises that had to be made.

After Python3 and Pygame were ported to RISC OS by Chris Johns, the original code from the book could be used for the other games. However there was still some porting work to do due to the differences in OS environment, and Jeroen will go through the changes needed (this section should be helpful to anyone trying to run Python code from other platforms).

There will also be a look at how to setup all the components needed to get Python3/Pygame working on RISC OS and some comparisons of the performance between the BASIC/Python and RISC OS/Linux versions of the games.

All Jeroen's ports are available on PlingStore, and hopefully by the end of the talk you will be encouraged to not only give the games a play, but maybe also be inspired to try writing/porting some games of your own!

The usual arrangements

Meetings are free and everyone is welcome, no booking required, just turn up at the pub. Zoom attendees contact us for the link. (If you have attended any of our previous Zoom meetings this year, it is the same link)

The Duke of Sussex is easily accessible by public transport from in and around London and the south east, and serves a wide range of food and drinks. All meetings benefit from a large screen display, so everyone should have a great view.

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