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by GuitarPhil
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Alpine Software ALPS & 4thD Cyber Chess
Replies: 26
Views: 1452

Re: Wanted: Alpine Software ALPS & 4thD Cyber Chess

Jon's been in touch by email and I have replied with my permission to publish. One point regarding Creator II is that the sound/music module was written by Peter Gillett. I have lost touch with him so haven't been able to confirm the position regarding his work being released. Perhaps someone has hi...
by GuitarPhil
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Alpine Software ALPS & 4thD Cyber Chess
Replies: 26
Views: 1452

Re: Wanted: Alpine Software ALPS & 4thD Cyber Chess

Guys, I've just found the ALPS manuals in pdf format. I can't remember how I got these but thanks to the person who did it I - even if it was myself LOL

Phil
by GuitarPhil
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Alpine Software ALPS & 4thD Cyber Chess
Replies: 26
Views: 1452

Re: Wanted: Alpine Software ALPS & 4thD Cyber Chess

Hi folks, @sirbod: I am both the author and publisher of ALPS for the Archimedes and I am happy for it and it's manuals to be distributed by JASPP. I will have another hunt to see if the manuals are on floppies in my 'crypt' but they may have been lost on the old hardrive. @lcww1: I've forgotten wha...
by GuitarPhil
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Alpine Software ALPS & 4thD Cyber Chess
Replies: 26
Views: 1452

Re: Wanted: Alpine Software ALPS & 4thD Cyber Chess

Yes that's not a problem. Please go ahead and maybe I can actually download it myself to run on my VirtualRPC!

I think I have the original manuals (done using Impression) on floppy but I've no way to upload them sadly :?

Phil.
by GuitarPhil
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Alpine Software ALPS & 4thD Cyber Chess
Replies: 26
Views: 1452

Re: Wanted: Alpine Software ALPS & 4thD Cyber Chess

Well, CJE have come up trumps! They found an old Archimedes ALPS package when looking for something else, so I've been able to buy this from them. The package contains the manuals, and what I think was the last version of the ALPS software, version 5.12a from August 1995. I did contact GuitarPhil, ...
by GuitarPhil
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron disk recovery?
Replies: 61
Views: 3955

Re: Electron disk recovery?

Hi all, The ROM is v3.2 and it seems the Utility Disk software is v1.2 The ROM and Disk are fully compatible, I didn't ever keep the version numbers the same. ALPS for the BBC was 2.x and ALPS for the Elk was 3.x. Utilities disks just got numbered from 1.x :roll: Unfortunately I do not have the use...
by GuitarPhil
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: New games added to bbcmicro.co.uk
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: New games added to bbcmicro.co.uk

I second that wow!

Phil.
by GuitarPhil
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron disk recovery?
Replies: 61
Views: 3955

Re: Electron disk recovery?

That's great work Daniel, Ian and lurkio.

I'm looking forward to some new adventures now :D

Phil.
by GuitarPhil
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron disk recovery?
Replies: 61
Views: 3955

Re: Electron disk recovery?

1024MAK wrote:If you ask the admin team, they can enable PM's.

Mark


It seems they have done so now without me asking =D>

Phil.
by GuitarPhil
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron disk recovery?
Replies: 61
Views: 3955

Re: Electron disk recovery?

tomlinson wrote:I'll be dropping the disk off with Daniel at the weekend so fingers crossed!

[-o<


Ian it seems I can't reply to your PM as I don't have enough posts on here :(

If you PM lurkio he can give you my email address. I don't like publishing it on forums!

Phil.
by GuitarPhil
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron disk recovery?
Replies: 61
Views: 3955

Re: Electron disk recovery?

Hi Lurkio, I thought I'd already sent you the Electron versions but maybe I hadn't found them before! They obviously require the Electron ALPS ROM package to work and it's a pity the utilities disk the OP has isn't loading but maybe the gurus can fix it :D I still have your address so I can send the...
by GuitarPhil
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron disk recovery?
Replies: 61
Views: 3955

Re: Electron disk recovery?

Hi folks, Although I can't find a copy of the Electron ALPS Utilities Disk I did manage to dig out some documentation which may help decipher which are the required files on the *CAT listing by the OP. Here's a link to a pdf file https://www.dropbox.com/s/ctocmmpuqzmu1bi/Electron%20ALPS%20Doc.pdf?dl...
by GuitarPhil
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Compukit UK101 - upgrading
Replies: 11
Views: 1556

Re: Compukit UK101 - upgrading

Excellent!.

My first computer was a UK101 - and I still have it :lol:

Phil.
by GuitarPhil
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Omniflop and .adf files
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Re: Omniflop and .adf files

flaxcottage wrote:I can confirm Omniflop makes .ADL files from Archimedes floppy discs and renaming them to .ADF allows them to work with Archimedes emulators.


Thanks for confirming that flaxcottage :-D

Phil
by GuitarPhil
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Omniflop and .adf files
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Re: Omniflop and .adf files

Thanks guys.

It's a bit confusing :? but hopefully the .adl files I've created will work when renamed to .adf. I'm awaiting the VirtualRPC AdjustSA that I ordered last Friday and fingers crossed the 'disk's' will load and run ok [-o<

Phil.
by GuitarPhil
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Omniflop and .adf files
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Re: Omniflop and .adf files

It seems I have to save the image as ADL then change the extension to ADF

http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=10179&p=122670&hilit=OMNIFLOP#p122670

Phil.
by GuitarPhil
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Omniflop and .adf files
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Re: Omniflop and .adf files

Hi Daniel,

Thanks. Looks like I'm missing one side :oops:

Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Phil.
by GuitarPhil
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Omniflop and .adf files
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Omniflop and .adf files

Hi everyone, I have managed to fit my old Windows XP Dell Dimension 9150 with an even older floppy drive and get it working :shock: I've been trying to convert some of my old Archimedes ADFS disks (they're on DSDD floppies) and I've ended up with .adf files which are showing as 400k in XP. Does this...
by GuitarPhil
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: ALPS Adventure Language Programming System
Replies: 22
Views: 3277

Re: ALPS Adventure Language Programming System

Thanks again. I have absolutely no recollection of writing that :? :lol:

Phil
by GuitarPhil
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: ALPS Adventure Language Programming System
Replies: 22
Views: 3277

Re: ALPS Adventure Language Programming System

Wow Janny! Where on earth did you dig that up?

I don't even remember writing this - but then it was nearly 18 years ago :lol: :shock:

Phil.
by GuitarPhil
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Lidl Soldering Iron
Replies: 15
Views: 2040

Re: Lidl Soldering Iron

Perhaps he's saying "You only get what you pay for" :?:
by GuitarPhil
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Hint Sheet for Cops
Replies: 0
Views: 706

Hint Sheet for Cops

Cops was the second adventure released under the Alpine Software label and the disk image is archived here http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/diskimages/Alpine/ and here's the hints booklet. If you print the correct pages back to back on A5 paper you can fold it to make an A6 booklet. https:...
by GuitarPhil
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Hint Sheet for Plague Planet
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Hint Sheet for Plague Planet

Hi all! I just dug out this copy of the clues/hints sheet for my old Alpine Software adventure Plague Planet . The Beeb version of the game is archived at http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archive/diskimages/Alpine/ so if you fancy playing it and need some help, this file should do the trick :D http...
by GuitarPhil
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: ALPS Adventure Language Programming System
Replies: 22
Views: 3277

Re: ALPS Adventure Language Programming System

Thanks again lurkio =D> I remember most of those games. Cyborg was written by me and is half-ALPS adventure and half Arcade game, the latter written with Creator II, the Alpine Software Arcade Games Designer. I will have to get an Archie emulator running on my PC to play the others. Any recommendati...
by GuitarPhil
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi folks!
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

Re: Hi folks!

Thanks for the kind words of welcome guys and thanks lurkio now I know your forum name :wink:

Definitely going to have a roof space clear-out - never know what I might turn up :D

Phil.
by GuitarPhil
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: ALPS Adventure Language Programming System
Replies: 22
Views: 3277

Re: ALPS Adventure Language Programming System

I'd like to say thanks to lurkio for resurrecting these old ALPS programs and I hope some of you will try out the games and maybe even have a go with ALPS and produce a wee game or two of your own. When Alpine Software slowly sailed into the west there were a number of very good ALPS adventures bein...
by GuitarPhil
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi folks!
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

Hi folks!

Hi y'all :D My name is Phil and I was once the owner, chief programmer and general dogsbody of Alpine Software which produced a number of titles for the BBC, Electron and Acorn Archimedes. Among these you may recall ALPS (Adventure Language Programming System) which was first produced as a ROM for t...