This is where you can
change the text of the scroll. There’s a max of 7 user text
strings which can be stored. Each text string can hold a max of
255 characters. The more characters in the string the slower the
scroll will be.
You’re text is
automatically saved when quitting Resarf. But can be later
removed or edited.
UP+DOWN : Views
different text strings
RETURN : Selects
text string to be used
ESCAPE : Cancels
without changing anything
RETURN : Saves
the text you’ve just typed
ESCAPE : Clears
all text in edit box
The record menu gives
the ability to record your own sequences. Simply move the cursor
‘X’ around the screen using the cursor keys. When finished
recording go towards the arrow character in the centre of the
screen. Make sure you move the cursor in the direction of the
arrow for looping purposes. This is the only way to finish
recording your sequence.
You have to make a
sequence bigger than 255 positions and maximum you can create is
Moves the X.
: Quits out of recording
: Views the control box
: Clears current sequence and restarts.
Once you’ve finished
with the sequence you can now save it (using load/save) and
watching the sequence.
Bottom left text is
the co-ordinates of the cursor and this would be exactly the
same positions on the demo. Bottom right is the number of
The main purpose of
the disk menu is loading and saving sequences. There are 3
sample files (above the dashed line) and a max of 7 user files
which can be created. Move the up and down arrow to select a
file and press RETURN to select. When back to the main menu
pressing SPACE will start the sequence you picked.
Other options in disk
Deletes an unwanted sequence
Changes the file to a different name and has to be 8 characters
Imports (or copies) a file in the menu to another place on your
hard drive. This could be used for copying a sequence. Use the
Short Filename format below.
(or copies) a file from your hard drive into Resarf. Use the
Short Filename format below.
the sequence which was recorded using record. Type in a name for
the file and has to be 8 characters and less.
cancels the operation. You can’t delete, rename, export sample
files. Pressing ESCAPE quits
back to main menu without saving anything. The size column next
to name tells how big the sequence is (i.e. the total
co-ordinates used when RECORDING your sequence.
Type the path and
filename in 8.3 short filename format. For example, c:\temp\file.seq
has 8 characters or less in the filename (file) and 3 characters
in the extension (seq).
If the filename or folder has spaces or greater than 8
characters use the long filename format. Take the first 6
letters then append the ~1 to the end.
c:\temp\long filename.seq is c:\temp\longfi~1.seq
c:\temp\longfilename.seq is c:\temp\longfi~1.seq
c:\longfoldername\sequence.seq is c:\longfo~1\sequence.seq
Is the speed of the
scroll in the demo. There’s 3 different categories Normal, Fast
and Super Fast. Each category has 5 different speeds, in total
there’s 15 speeds.
To change the speed
you have to change the speedbars on the right hand side. To do
this go to the option Resarf Speed and press left or right
cursor keys. To alter the speeds more precisely press RETURN and
using LEFT, RIGHT, UP, DOWN change the speedbars accordingly.
Press RETURN again when finished.
The speeds are Normal
1,2,3,4,5 Fast 1,2,3,4,5 Super Fast 1,2,3,4,5. Where Normal is
the slowest speed and Super Fast is the fastest of Resarf
This is how fast the
stars appear on the screen. The quicker the stars go the more
stars are on the screen. The speed ranges from 1 to 10, where 1
is the fastest.
This will clear the
screen or background after a certain amount of seconds. The
screen will only be cleared when the stars are on or when the
computer and random is on. You can change the time it takes to
clear the screen, from 1 sec to 10 sec.
This is special
effects for Resarf’s text. Ranging from random colours to two
colours flashing fast. The off options turns off the effects and
uses the current colour 1.
Rnd Colours 1 and
Colours 1 are similar. All the characters are the same random
colour and every co-ordinate Resarf moves the random colour
Rnd Colours 2 and
Colours 2 are also similar. All the characters are different
colours and every co-ordinate Resarf moves all the character
These are the two
colours in Resarf, changing these changes the colours in the
menu’s and in the main demo. There are 15 colours excluding the
black background. The first 7 colours are dark colours and the
remainder 8 colours are light colours.
Pressing invert swaps
the 2 colours about and default option restores the original
colours (lightblue and white).
Note. There’s a
restriction that you can’t use colour 1 + colour 2 with the same
Starting the demo
Press SPACE in main
menu to start the demo. There’s always a demo ready to be
played. You can customize the demo with different effects, text,
stars and different speeds. You can load a computer generated
sequence or load a pre-installed sample or even your own
sequence. Also you can change Resarf’s text and add in your own
text which can be saved.
This is the whole
purpose of Resarf is to view the demo. Pressing ‘+’ and ‘-‘
changes the speed and brings up the control box for 5 seconds.
If you press ‘p’ the demo pauses and pressing any other key
resumes the demo. Also ESCAPE ends the demo and takes you back
to the main menu.
How to use the
The main menu is the
simplest menu to use. Press the numbers 1 to 8 to take you to a
sub menu. Once in any sub menu pressing ESCAPE or pressing
RETURN on EXIT option takes you back to the main menu. Starting
the demo is simple, just press the space bar and press ESCAPE to
finish the demo. If you press ESCAPE in the main menu it will
quit the demo and take you back to Windows or MS-DOS.
How to use the sub
To use the sub menus
you have to use the cursor keys unlike the main menu where you
use the numbers 1 – 8. Pressing the cursor keys UP + DOWN moves
the highlighted text up and down. When you’re on an option
pressing LEFT + RIGHT changes the option.
In every sub menu pressing ESCAPE takes
you back to the main menu. The options are saved. Some options
require you to press RETURN or press a letter. Every sub menu
uses the same keys (LEFT, RIGHT, UP, DOWN). So if you’re stuck
or trying to learn something new press all these keys and it
might help (not at the same time).