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by FourthStone
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 44
Views: 429

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

Killing it Ed :D I think this game is going to lose it's appeal once you have completed it the first time. After the first round it goes into turbo fast mode which to me, even with full lives seemed impossible to maneuver. However having said that, I'll post this and probably leave it for a while. ....
by FourthStone
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 44
Views: 429

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

Level 9, the margin for error is brutal [-o<

Score: 3210
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by FourthStone
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 44
Views: 429

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

Made it to the blue cave, anyone got tips on what the flags mean? Not that I've got time to look, just interested if they help the score in any way.

Score: 2250
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by FourthStone
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 4333

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Magical!
by FourthStone
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 44
Views: 429

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

Nice game, hope I get time to play this a bit more.

Starter score: 1745
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by FourthStone
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 4333

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Love them!
by FourthStone
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!
Replies: 25
Views: 4087

Re: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!

When I was doing this for BeebJack, I just modified the source images in Paint so that they had a black border to bring them up to the appropriate Beeb size. Then I converted them in Image2BBC and wrote some BASIC code to scrunch out the border and save the screen. If you want to send me an example...
by FourthStone
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 1237

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Cracked 100k finally... still no where near the top :-k

Haven't noticed any wall issues on beebem but maybe I haven't play it enough?

Score: 116573
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by FourthStone
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!
Replies: 25
Views: 4087

Re: BBC Micro Image Converter 0.20 released!

....10 years later... are you still actively developing this program?

If so I'd love to be able to export to beeb at a specific resolution, I'm trying to convert some Apple II screens that are 280x192, any chance you're still in development and might take a look?
by FourthStone
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 1237

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Looks like my score has been accidentally been bumped up too high in the table Ed, even though I wish i'd gotten that score :wink:
by FourthStone
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 4333

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Fantastic! Keep them coming =D>
by FourthStone
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 1237

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Struggling to get a higher score, does anyone know, is there some trick with hitting the exhaust port to receive the 25k bonus? I've tried shooting nothing but it doesn't ever give the bonus.

Score: 61409
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by FourthStone
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 1237

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

Keyboard for me, WASD + Return for fire.
by FourthStone
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 1237

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R3 - Star Wars

A quick go to get started, might be my best score with my current RL schedule :lol:

Score: 40501
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by FourthStone
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?

However, there was one game on the C64s that I particulary noticed, and ever since have tried and failed to remember or find out what it was called. It was a multi-screen plan-view moving character thing (think Atic Atac) where you were some sort of tortoise-like reptile searching through caves for...
by FourthStone
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?

I spent school holidays at an Aunts house, they had an Apple II clone (which I now own), there were many apple games I would dream about playing on the beeb and for which are part of a list that I would like to convert / clone / port one of these days. Includes: Conan Halls of Volta Sammy Lightfoot ...
by FourthStone
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Starting a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 115
Views: 5968

Re: Starting a Prince of Persia port...

Fantastic progress, super fast at 50fps and can't wait to experience it all when sunc'd to the raster, expecting it to be smooth as butter [-o< I think the game will work for any mode really so will be great if you end up doing multiple releases, saying that I would be super stoked with a mode 2 chu...
by FourthStone
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 1523

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

You guys are going great! I'm slowly improving but don't have much time to play, give me another month and I'll catch up :shock:

Score: 13262
by FourthStone
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 1523

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Enough for today, small steps... worked out level 6 just couldn't link it all together :-k

I think the extra life is for reaching 10k as I got it without completing level 6.

Score: 10986
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by FourthStone
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 1523

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Well done Pablo, please post screen shot :o

Today's effort, not quite up to Ed's score but still good practice.

Score: 8872
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by FourthStone
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Starting a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 115
Views: 5968

Re: Starting a Prince of Persia port...

Where's the like button on this thread??

Really enjoying this detailed exploration =D>
by FourthStone
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 1523

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Starting to learn more about each level... makes it a bit frustrating redoing the earlier stages as everything has to go perfect to get a chance to practice the higher levels. Menagerie had me stumped there for a while as I kept dying while falling too far when jumping for the last key, started tryi...
by FourthStone
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner
Replies: 98
Views: 1523

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R2 - Manic Miner

Pixel perfect jumper, great game!

Score: 4932

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by FourthStone
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space
Replies: 34
Views: 882

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

Well done Ed, great effort to stay in front of the pack for this one.

Now where's my pick axe for the next challenge :lol:
by FourthStone
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 448
Views: 14293

Re: How do you save a screen

How did you do that airbrush with dithering that keeps its place with tessellated checkerboards of all sizes. Most clever indeed! I was trying to work out in my head how you would do it. The 2x mode is really great. Another very useful addition for tons more shades. That will open out the look much...
by FourthStone
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 448
Views: 14293

Re: How do you save a screen

Thought it was time I should post an update, been having a little clean up and feature tuning session and wanted to share the current state. Couple of things to note: * The gradient box tool now is direction aware, e.g. for the horizontal gradient if you drag the box from left to right or right to l...
by FourthStone
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space
Replies: 34
Views: 882

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

New high score ! Does anyone know what the numbers at top of the screen are ? one is obviously the score, but what about the other two numbers? also I notice a beeping every so often, is this low fuel or something ? Score, Stage, Shields A_Maze_In_Space -_Play02.jpg At the start of a new run the sp...
by FourthStone
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space
Replies: 34
Views: 882

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R1 - A Maze In Space

KarateEd wrote:Your turn Matt..... I'm coming for you FS...... :evil:

Ed...... :-)


I think I just had a really lucky run, I've yet to get anywhere near that high score since few days ago :oops:

Might need to practice some more [-o<
by FourthStone
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 448
Views: 14293

Re: How do you save a screen

Been having a play around with converting ART to SDL. I have the bulk of the program 'functioning' but there are a few issues for which I am struggling to overcome due to differences in the graphics subsystem mainly around graphics performance being a lot slower. One issue is that drawing is slower ...
by FourthStone
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Can we have useful BASIC with no IF statements?
Replies: 35
Views: 1211

Re: Can we have useful BASIC with no IF statements?

Com on guys, you'v b'n ignoring th original post'rs qu'stion about coding without IF's, I'v mangag'd to com up with at l'ast on 'xampl but i'm sur th'r's pl'nty mor? :lol:

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