Graph Paper

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PeterJ
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Graph Paper

Post by PeterJ » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:27 pm

I found a seller on eBay last week that sells graph paper with 8x8 blocks. I ordered a pack and it arrived promptly so thought I would mention it here. I'm not linked in any way to the seller!

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2769344170
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Re: Graph Paper

Post by Ralf » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:42 pm

Are you going to design some sprites on it like it was 1983 again? ;)
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Re: Graph Paper

Post by PeterJ » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:44 pm

That's the plan! Retro to the end!
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Re: Graph Paper

Post by Joefish » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:57 pm

There are PDFs of UDG design paper and screen pixel paper in the files section of my website:

http://railtron.com/files/spectrum/

The 'UDGpaper' ones are 10x15 UDGs to an A4 sheet. The 'SCRpaper' ones are 24x32 characters, so print those out in landscape then turn them sideways for a whole screen. Both come in black or green lines. You can use either for a colour printer, but the black are best for a monochrome laser printer.

Just save them and send them to a printer; you'll probably want a laser printer for the screen-sized one.

I usually use light card stock rather than paper, as it stands up to more rubbing out. I've got some lovely multi-coloured card stock, too!
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Re: Graph Paper

Post by hitm4n » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:01 am

I've used this in the past...
http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/square.html
online PDFs.
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I don't have anything cool to put here, so i'll just be off now to see a priest with yeast stuck between his teeth and his friend called Keith who's a hairpiece thief...

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Re: Graph Paper

Post by Morkin » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:31 am

Classic GRAPHics, courtesy of Rorthron..!

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Re: Graph Paper

Post by Rorthron » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:04 pm

:D

Done on paper, because I was too incompetent to do them in software!
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Re: Graph Paper

Post by Joefish » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:09 pm

hitm4n wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:01 am
I've used this in the past...
http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/square.html
online PDFs.
That's where I made mine. But it took a few goes to get them to look right, and to do exactly one screen size. I used the third sizing parameter to fit the page around multiples of 5x5 or 8x8 characters.
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Re: Graph Paper

Post by R-Tape » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:21 pm

Rorthron wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:04 pm
:D

Done on paper, because I was too incompetent to do them in software!
I've never tried this way. Did you scan it in, resize and open in ZX-Paint to finish?
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Re: Graph Paper

Post by R-Tape » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:25 pm

I knew I had these somewhere. These were done on regular graph paper around 2011.

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Stamp Quest graphics. Edit, the jellyfish is showing preshifting, which SQ doesn't have, might have been later.

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Dicking about while doing Wunderchars

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Some of the many UDGs in Wunderchars

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And this last one more recently. It was done by candlelight during the Storm Desmond powercuts December 2015.
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