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by FourthStone
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 208
Views: 14532

Re: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...

Where's the like button, that VR vid is quite funny :lol:
by FourthStone
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans
Replies: 29
Views: 575

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

Another slight improvement, made it to wave 8 this time. Had a lot more practice runs but hit reset in disgust then had a super lucky run...

Score: 3112
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by FourthStone
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Latest version of BeebEm
Replies: 29
Views: 3001

Re: Latest version of BeebEm

Just noticed a small bug when defining user key mappings, the dialog box is not the right size to display all controls.

Nothing major but just wanted to pass along.
by FourthStone
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...
Replies: 208
Views: 14532

Re: Going great guns on a Prince of Persia port...

What a fantastic snapshot of modern retro computing! Who could've imagined what computers would be like back then, that in 30 years we'd be using souped up terabyte computers to continue development and enjoyment of those first computers we all used. I wonder if in another 30 years we'll have VR sim...
by FourthStone
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 181
Views: 11783

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Impressive! You've been busy again :D
by FourthStone
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans
Replies: 29
Views: 575

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

Slight better score, still struggle with the last alien of each wave, just got a bit lucky on this run.

Scoring for each alien appears to be a multiple of 3 points times the wave number.

Score: 2376
Proteans.jpg
by FourthStone
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans
Replies: 29
Views: 575

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

Slightly better score (than Ed :lol: )

Seems to be a bug where sometimes after killing an enemy missiles keep hitting the same spot until you move somewhere else, can't work out if yet if score keeps going up, need an extra pair of eyes to investigate further.

Score: 2289
Proteans.jpg
by FourthStone
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans
Replies: 29
Views: 575

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

Creeping up, that last one of the wave always seems like pot luck to me [-o<

Score: 2128
Proteans.jpg
by FourthStone
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans
Replies: 29
Views: 575

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

Hectic is the word, noticed the kill points seem to increase with levels.

Score: 1139
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by FourthStone
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1206

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

Well done Sydney!

Ed, did my last score not qualify for inclusion in high score table?
by FourthStone
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1206

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

Creeping up, might be out of time though for any further progress.

Score: 28800
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by FourthStone
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1206

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

Tried every which way I can think but can't seem to get any higher...

Score: 21800
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by FourthStone
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Latest version of BeebEm
Replies: 29
Views: 3001

Re: Latest version of BeebEm

Looking super, that file dialog inconsistency used to *bug* me quite a bit. One little suggestion, once installed the publisher in Add/Remove programs control panel is Mike Wyatt, any plans to change this to reflect all the hard work by the Stardot community? If so then also changing the support/hel...
by FourthStone
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1206

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

Bit better... still too many keys but getting a few combos in and making contact occasionally like doing a forward somersault with a reverse sweep, usually only try that if my flying kick fails to land and I'm too close to try it again. Sometimes I mess up the keys though and instead of the sweep I ...
by FourthStone
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: BeebAsm
Replies: 30
Views: 2068

Re: BeebAsm

Which version are you using? Are you using the beebasm.exe file from the proposed-updates branch? Using 1.08 which reports the same as the branch version, will have to compile it I'm guessing as you've suggested... will attempt that and report back, thanks for the answer though as it's something th...
by FourthStone
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1206

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

Best I can do so far... I keep trying to do the one knockout kick but doesn't always work.

Score: 12500
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by FourthStone
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: development tools
Topic: BeebAsm
Replies: 30
Views: 2068

Re: BeebAsm

Nice to see some work on BeebASM which I think is a great tool. One annoyance I have noted before is that when moving projects to another folder and trying to recompile I would get a generic error that wasn't specifically pointing to where or what the error was. Only by trial and error was I able to...
by FourthStone
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light
Replies: 60
Views: 1374

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light

Thanks again Ed for another fun packed round of gaming goodness. And well done for claiming the champions hat for season 8 =D> I really enjoyed White Light and that run was the furthest I've been through the game unassisted, so close yet so far with the difficulty really ramping up on level 12. Brin...
by FourthStone
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1206

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

Has this round started?

Arghhh so many keys, I ended up using left hand for escape and right hand on the 8 action keys, jamming random combinations of these produced this abysmal score: 8600
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by FourthStone
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 181
Views: 11783

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Loving the new pictures, the last one has some quite interesting shades happening.

=D>
by FourthStone
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 9 Game Nominations
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Season 9 Game Nominations

MatthewThompson wrote:Haven't we done Zenon before?


Not in the last 2 years, according to the current rules I am within my rights :D
by FourthStone
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 9 Game Nominations
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Season 9 Game Nominations

How about: Magic Mushrooms http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=2487 Hobgoblin 2 http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=852 Zenon http://www.bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=684 All games I've not played before, sorry if other people have. Let the games begin!
by FourthStone
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 9 Game Nominations
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Season 9 Game Nominations

Having completely missed this post in all the excitement this week (POP on Beeb!) I didn't really have time to select anything but it appears there are already plenty of choices in the hat.

Game On!
by FourthStone
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light
Replies: 60
Views: 1374

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light

KarateEd wrote:Only a few more hours to put in nominations for the next season folks. Kindly put any you have before 9 PM this evening UK time.

Thanks,

Ed...... :-)


:shock:
by FourthStone
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light
Replies: 60
Views: 1374

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light

I have a similar slightly convoluted way but works good, I take a window screenshot, then edit an existing jpg highscore file, paste the new picture and crop, then save as new highscore image ready for attaching.
by FourthStone
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light
Replies: 60
Views: 1374

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light

You can link to your own files once they're uploaded, I've had the same issue before but not sure what was causing it... seems ok for me to post jpg or png as inline at the moment though... maybe it's a browser issue? What you can try is attaching as normal, then preview, then copy the attachment li...
by FourthStone
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light
Replies: 60
Views: 1374

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - Champion - White Light

Had a bit of a good run up to level 12, kept the 4 shooter for most of it but threw away 4 lives on level 12 when I thought I might be able to actually finish the game... one tactic I used is that once I get the 4 shooter I don't pick up any more boosts unless it's the bomb. Score: 114995 WhiteLight...
by FourthStone
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Play or Not, previous challenge games?
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: Play or Not, previous challenge games?

The other thing for me is that currently being so time poor the comp provides motivation to set aside time to at least play something, so I don't mind if something gets picked again as I get to play it again, and there's a good reason to play it again to try and beat your score Ed :lol: