Written by Martin Cubitt, the extra extension adds a host of useful commands such as “ppsc” which allows you to paste graphic blocks anywhere on screen, ignoring the ST’s sixteen pixel boundary bug. Other useful commands allow you to convert Iff files, depack Tiny pictures and blur part of the screen.
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Neil started coding in STOS in 1989 just after it was released in the UK.
During those 31 years he has written numerous demo screens, routines, games and extensions, most of which are now lost due to a massive hard disk crash. What remains on floppy disk is still being discovered and posted on the STOS Coders website and stored in the cloud for everybody to enjoy (or laugh at).
Neil is the author of the GBP Extension which added some pretty cool commands to STOS, along with the "Development" extension that enabled enhanced STE functionality, including probably one of the simplest hardware scrolling routines around.
Along with Bruno Azzara, Geoff Harrison and Mike Halliday we had loads of fun back in the day trying to push STOS to it's limits. We are all now enjoying bringing our knowledge to a new generation of STOS Coders.