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by chrisn
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head
Replies: 14
Views: 215

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R6 - Beach Head

Uh, I didn't expect this... I just completed the game (on skill level 1). I assumed it would keep going after you get to the big gun at the end, but no, the game just ends. Anyway, here's a score to aim at: 115,000

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by chrisn
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 921

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

I'm now up to level 3, but not figured out how to do it yet. I cleared level 1 at the first attempt, but needed to restart level 2 a couple of times. Maybe there's a way to adjust the HSC points calculation so that reaching higher levels is given more weight? :-k My best so far: 9589 perplexity2.jpg
by chrisn
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 921

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Nice game... Just getting started, up to level 2 so far. 4544

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by chrisn
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm video capture problem with playback
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: BeebEm video capture problem with playback

I'm currently maintaining BeebEm. The latest version is v4.15 beta 1, available here, which may fix the video capture issue. Please give it a try and let us know if it works for you.
by chrisn
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Bank Holiday
Replies: 25
Views: 632

Re: Bank Holiday

tricky wrote:I spent Monday writing a new program to grab scramble maps in software scrolling friendly layout with mode 1 friendly colours ;)

I do like where this is heading... :D
by chrisn
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1190

Re: My Wife

Such sad news, I'm sorry. I certainly will be thinking of you.
by chrisn
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 1035

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

Almost to the top of level 2 ... 3726

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by chrisn
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 1035

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

Never played this before, I like it, good choice! Got past the first screen at least... 2738.

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by chrisn
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1927

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

I'm enjoying this game a lot ... 28,454

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by chrisn
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1927

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

A new high score ... 17,291

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by chrisn
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1927

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Excellent game... =D> I'm up to 11,201 after a few attempts

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by chrisn
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Electron to BBC Conversions
Replies: 42
Views: 2754

Re: Electron to BBC Conversions

That's odd - I thought B-Em would be closer to a BBC than BeebEm is. Sadly cannot ditch the Emulator detector as it only detects if BeebEm is there (or not) and not B-em. One thing I have done is alter the code that slows the game down to make it JSR its original routine &18A8 first then do the...
by chrisn
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 1772

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

A little better ... 2715

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by chrisn
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 1772

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

Here's my first attempt - I got to near the end of level 3, those colours :shock: ... 1850

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by chrisn
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Emulation Request
Replies: 133
Views: 14189

Re: Emulation Request

The code has a few issues, as it breaks SSD support and can cause BeebEm to crash. Happy for others to take a look and improve as needed. Is that because you have chosen to convert SSD into a lower level representation? B-Em takes a different approach in that each supported disk format has a virtua...
by chrisn
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Emulation Request
Replies: 133
Views: 14189

Re: Emulation Request

For now, I have pushed a branch with billcarr2005's FSD changes to BeebEm: https://github.com/stardot/beebem-windows/tree/fsd-disk-support The code has a few issues, as it breaks SSD support and can cause BeebEm to crash. Happy for others to take a look and improve as needed. I don't plan to merge t...
by chrisn
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans
Replies: 47
Views: 1552

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

I can't cope with the gap between C and B ... why couldn't he use Z and X like everybody else ... :-({|= :roll: It is a strange choice of controls... I'd never heard of this game before, but that's the great thing about this competition :-) I got this score playing in jsbeeb, will have a go on real...
by chrisn
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Some software to test a Music 500?
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Some software to test a Music 500?

As a slight caution, "Syncron" has some stonking great subsonics in it. Be careful with your volume control if you try it with nice loudspeakers and an amp that doesn't roll off. Back in the day, a Musical Fidelity B1 managed to bottom out the cones in my Tannoy Saturn MkIIs playing that ...
by chrisn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1577

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist

A bit better, now up to 5th dan... 39,900

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by chrisn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Some software to test a Music 500?
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Some software to test a Music 500?

You have a couple of options. The Music 500 came with software loaded from tape or disk, no ROMs: https://github.com/stardot/beebem-windows/raw/master/UserData/DiscIms/Music500.ssd The first thing is to load the AMPLE language: *RUN AMPLE and then run one of the example music files: "SYNCRON&qu...
by chrisn
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Latest version of BeebEm
Replies: 29
Views: 3394

Re: Latest version of BeebEm

I think 4.15 is almost ready for release... here's a first beta: download . If beta testing goes well, I hope to publish 4.15 on the official BeebEm website . Please report any problems or issues in this thread, or raise them on GitHub . Here are the changes from the current 4.14 release: ⋅&nbs...
by chrisn
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem teletext hold char (158) issue
Replies: 37
Views: 1414

Re: Beebem teletext hold char (158) issue

which is the active GitHub for BeebEm I have to date reported 3 issues at https://github.com/stardot/beebem-windows/issues but nit sure if this the active GitHub for it. Peter. That's the right one. And thanks for reporting the issues, although I might not know what the solutions are (particularly ...
by chrisn
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Beebem teletext hold char (158) issue
Replies: 37
Views: 1414

Re: Beebem teletext hold char (158) issue

Are we any closer to a shiny new Beebem release? :D Thanks for the nudge, it's pretty much ready to release now, it just needs doing... :wink: I've been debugging some of the Emulator Trap stuff, don't let that delay releasing a version of BeebEm without the EMTRAPs branch. In fact, that would be u...
by chrisn
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1577

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist

I'm enjoying this game... :) Now up to 4th dan, and a new high score... 32,800 Here are the points you can get for each of the different moves. Note that it's possible to get the full "perfect" score for a move if you're currently on 1 and 1/2 points, so for example using a flying kick you...
by chrisn
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1577

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist

Slightly better, but still only up to 3rd dan... 21,100

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by chrisn
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1577

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist

This is a good game, better than Superior's Karate Combat from what I remember. Here's my first attempt, I still have a lot to figure out with the controls... 18,600

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by chrisn
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light
Replies: 60
Views: 1768

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light

This was a good run, for me, up to level 8... 73,180

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by chrisn
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light
Replies: 60
Views: 1768

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light

Got as far as level 5 this time... 43,610

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by chrisn
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light
Replies: 60
Views: 1768

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light

Brilliant game, and a pleasure to help out during the beta testing... Hope to do better than this, though... 25,125

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