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by Pablos544
Sat May 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Did these games exist, or am I going mad?!
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Did these games exist, or am I going mad?!

I remember exactly this game for the Commodore PET
by Pablos544
Tue May 08, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2097

Re: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

New May 2018 Version!! Get a load of this demo https://youtu.be/NlaK8C82obQ =D> =D> =D> =D> Dave H :D Oooh glad you liked it Dave H :lol: I've always been an avid fan of Reader this truly is one of the greatest readers of all time and even by today's standards remains the way it should be in my opi...
by Pablos544
Mon May 07, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 2097

Re: Adobe Reader gets a Touch of Retro

New May 2018 Version!! Get a load of this demo https://youtu.be/NlaK8C82obQ the little bug you see in the video should be ironed out with any luck by the time you read this. Unlike previous versions of retroReader this script is aggressively targeted at using Adobe Reader in Full Screen mode. Watch ...
by Pablos544
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: Legendary Speccy Assembler written for Windows
Replies: 0
Views: 214

Legendary Speccy Assembler written for Windows

Hi All, I've just read this on a fb group Z80 Assembly Programming On The ZX Spectrum 8) Apparently they've developed a version of Zeus legendary Spectrum Assembler for the Windows platform. The developer, Simon, also adds an IDE to this version, plus an integrated emulator. I thought with so much i...
by Pablos544
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 157
Views: 11840

Re: Windows 10....

Wonder why M$ now don't let you turn off auto updates, as previous windows you could, hence why my winXP desktop is always on the ready. You can it's just hidden from the User. The same option to configure or more how updates are done is available using the Local Group Policy Editor :- https://www....
by Pablos544
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Scramble for the beeb (just starting)
Replies: 33
Views: 1587

Re: New version of Scramble for the beeb (just starting)

Looks great tricky :) I was hoping your creative talents would turn somewhere good soon. Scramble was one of my two, three, maybe four all time greatest games at the arcade =P~
by Pablos544
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: projects
Topic: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)
Replies: 36
Views: 1456

Re: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)

Graphic are not on my radar - I would not know where to start! Hopefully I will be able to shrink the main program down and speed it up by replacing some of the stuff with machine code. That way if someone wanted to add graphics they could run it in a mode where that is possible... Might well be wo...
by Pablos544
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)
Replies: 36
Views: 1456

Re: New adventure game and BASIC framework (don’t expect a new Ravenswood)

It sounds very interesting this system of yours. I was hoping to do a PAW for the BBC Micro myself, with graphics similar to TKV. Yours seems like it's got some of the right stuff and it's going the right way, I hope you do well LardoBoffin
by Pablos544
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1469

Re: My Wife

Sorry to hear this, probably chose the worst time to be off this board since I didn't know this had happened :( It's a tragic thing this really thinking of you you've been a great guy always there when I needed it I will offer prayers for your wife.. [-o<
by Pablos544
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: iOS edition of BBC BASIC announced
Replies: 38
Views: 1556

Re: iOS edition of BBC BASIC announced

I like this line from the App Store Codea entry
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/codea/id439571171?mt=8

"features..
Generate retro-game sound effects...." :lol:
sounds like we need to immediately rush out the door and buy one :lol: :lol:
by Pablos544
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: A special day for a very special computer!
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: A special day for a very special computer!

richardtoohey wrote:..And then from that to a BBC B ... :D


LOL :D
by Pablos544
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)
Replies: 59
Views: 4392

Re: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)

Some disk filing systems let you use star commands as shorthand for loading and running programs with *RUN. So *CENTI would work if CENTI was on a DFS disk, but not if it was on a cassette. I don't know what the underlying mechanism is for this. Perhaps someone will explain it to us. :) Cheers, dav...
by Pablos544
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)
Replies: 59
Views: 4392

Re: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)

DFS and ADFS check for filing-system specific commands such as *ACCESS . Then, if it's not one of those, they behave as though you'd typed *RUN FOO. NFS natively recognises a tiny handful of commands like *I AM and *BYE (is that the lot?). Other commands, it passes to the fileserver, which can impl...
by Pablos544
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)
Replies: 59
Views: 4392

Re: New version of Centipede for the BBC Micro (in progress)

davidb wrote:Try this:

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*RUN CENTI

The star command version only works with things like ROMs and disks, not tapes.


I'm sorry my BBC ROM dyslexia is pretty poor I understood that you could only run * commands on things that were setup to run these commands in (loaded) ROMs? :?
by Pablos544
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 91
Views: 4441

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

It's a bit of a shame actually because I can't think of a lot of stuff I've got in my pad that didn't come from Maplin. :? They're just down the road from where I live, funnily enough so was the BBC Micro fella who got me my current Beev just opposite Streatham Common
by Pablos544
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

Slightly OT now; I think I found the perfect setup for my website development work. :lol: I use my PC just to do the actual typing up with my friend the iPad showing the resulting site. Here you can see I am working on a very tasteful yellow site at the moment. :lol: The nice thing about it is how s...
by Pablos544
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

concentrating on code is best done in a Zen like meditation state where suddenly everything flows naturally. I find Windows or even Mac OS with stuff running off in the background you have no idea why is distracting That's another reason for Linux/BSDs/etc. and different window managers ... fewer p...
by Pablos544
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

Just some thoughts. I think the point I was trying to drum up in my own stupid way is that concentrating on code is best done in a Zen like meditation state where suddenly everything flows naturally. I find Windows or even Mac OS with stuff running off in the background you have no idea why is distr...
by Pablos544
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

http://mdfs.net/ :wink: Mark Thanks Mark! 8) I had a quick look at this, I think the flavour definitely tastes different to a regular PC/Macintosh site. I was loving the JSW Remakes section of the site. I think it's really amazing some of these sites are still going. I was one of the Spectrum kiddi...
by Pablos544
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

jgharston wrote:I wrote most of my Website using View on my Master...


Sup jgHarston. Had a quick look on your profile but couldn't find it. Could you post the link? I would like to see it :D
by Pablos544
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

Something like Wordwise Plus would write the code for websites - HTML, CSS, ASP, JSP, PHP, you name it. All is needed is a text editor. Damn :oops: now I'm beginning to regret I threw away that WordWise ROM although to be fair my system is all IFEL / ROM / RAM board based so I think I would need an...
by Pablos544
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Would it be possible to build website on a BBC Micro?

Hi, Just one of my stupid maybe not so daft ideas I dunno!? Can you use the BBC Micro to actually code websites to then transfer the code to a modern PC for display? i.e can you use the built-in BASIC editor to edit the code with? 'cause if you think about it the web sort of started on a BBC Micro, ...
by Pablos544
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most disappointing conversions from other systems
Replies: 58
Views: 3500

Re: Most disappointing conversions from other systems

Sorry you're right the topic is after all "Most disappointing conversions from other systems" and after all the Spectrum vs. BBC vs. Commodore 64 argument is still raging today :D :D RichardTalbotWatkins is completely correct about Pac Man of course, and it's a very interesting point you r...
by Pablos544
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Most disappointing conversions from other systems
Replies: 58
Views: 3500

Re: Most disappointing conversions from other systems

so from this general upbeat kind of thread I can infer that there certainly seems to have been some bad arcade conversions then lol :lol: :lol:
by Pablos544
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 324
Views: 28591

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

Anyway, just on a random whim, this evening I typed my name into the search box and lo!, my one claim to fame (albeit a mere shadow of the bulk on offer) appeared! Yay! My life is complete and your work here is done gents - please take a big admiring pat on the back from me and mine.... =D> =D> =D>...
by Pablos544
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC
Replies: 91
Views: 12576

Re: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC

yea the frogger one was about six months ago. that was unbelievable too, coudn't stop playing that. you've now got two games that have touched me deeply as some of the best versions of those games I've seen, Frogger and Phoenix. The Phoenix one I was first in the Cambrige ABUG (and wasn't that about...
by Pablos544
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC
Replies: 91
Views: 12576

Re: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC

pretty amazed at that it had gone a long way since the Cambridge ABUG middle of last year and the one in Oct in St. Giles Hotel, Feltham

[edit] sorry I think I'm a bit behind here, that Cambridge ABUG was two years ago :oops:
by Pablos544
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2130

Re: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018

Me too I'm quite glad I've kept my Beeb. To be honest the second beeb was only really for testing Sideways RAM issues I was having with Kieran Mockford's The Hobbit Graphical. I loved ZX Spectrum Hobbit as a kid and really wanted to see this in all it's glory working on the Beeb. Turns out it was so...
by Pablos544
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2130

Re: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018

Hi Pablo, I would be interested in the BBC Micros please, the company I work for is based in London so can arrange collection Best Regards, Paul Really sorry to disappoint :roll: the plans kind of fell through to go to Chile so I ended up actually selling one and the other is hanging on with me for...