Whatever happened to the Minertron?

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Whatever happened to the Minertron?

Post by R-Tape » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:14 pm

There used to be an online Manic Miner message generator called the Minertron. I can't seem to find it anymore, anyone have a link? It may no longer exist, if that's the case I don't suppose anyone has the knowhow to create such a thing?
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Re: Whatever happened to the Minertron?

Post by dfzx » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:45 pm

What did it do, exactly?
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Re: Whatever happened to the Minertron?

Post by R-Tape » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:59 pm

It was an online GIF generator, you typed in two messages and it created a MM style loading screen for it.

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Re: Whatever happened to the Minertron?

Post by RMartins » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:08 pm

It seems simple to implement, if the output is an SCR file.
But the number of letters that fit on screen is probably really small 4 to 5 at most, given the limitations of producing letter with full char sized "pixels."

Then there are tools to convert them to GIF.

P.S.
I have something different, that generates a kind of scrolling, but it's not ready for public consumption just yet.
In due time, it will surface :D
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