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by Arcadian
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Felix In The Factory key choice
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Felix In The Factory key choice

Great work Mick, the keys were a pain on a real Beeb too!
by Arcadian
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 576

Re: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018

Hi Pablo, that's very kind - I don't need any more BBC Micros personally - but have you considered donating them to the ABug usergroup? Which would mean that the machines could be exhibited by members at various meetups such as the User Group meetings and the Wakefield/ROUGOL shows. I'm sure there a...
by Arcadian
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 1028

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Two days left! Is anyone going to attempt to top Jools' score? FS?

Jools, if you want a challenge, one of the beta testers (who isn't on the forum) managed to reach level 10!!
by Arcadian
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new Warlords emulator for the beeb (was Writing a ...)
Replies: 49
Views: 2064

Re: A new Warlords emulator for the beeb (was Writing a ...)

Tried it on one of the Masters in OS 3.2 mode and that seems to have done the trick(y) as it's now working.

:)
by Arcadian
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new Warlords emulator for the beeb (was Writing a ...)
Replies: 49
Views: 2064

Re: A new Warlords emulator for the beeb (was Writing a ...)

This seems OK on a Model B, B+ and Master although, we haven't got it working with a DataCentre yet. Just to confirm there's no problem with the Datacentre, both of the recent builds (Model B only and Model B/B+/Master) are loading fine from the RFS Drive on this Datacentre-equipped Model B I have ...
by Arcadian
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers
Replies: 37
Views: 1028

Re: White Light High Score Challenge for Beta Testers

Thanks for sorting that Ed, the download is now available to the beta testing team in the hidden forum. In addition to posting scores, if competitors could also post the level they reached for each score posted, that would be fab. As an extra incentive, the winner will be the first to receive a pack...
by Arcadian
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Early A500 has been 'rescued' for the Zarchos Museum - Help needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Early A500 has been 'rescued' for the Zarchos Museum - Help needed!

I'm going to give Alex (sixxiedog) a call later today as he's in Leicester so may be able to help...
by Arcadian
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new Warlords emulator for the beeb (was Writing a ...)
Replies: 49
Views: 2064

Re: A new Warlords emulator for the beeb (was Writing a ...)

Hi, that would be great. I'll email you the address here, and I'll see if somebody local can do the mod for me on my paddles. Cheers Richard!
by Arcadian
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new Warlords emulator for the beeb (was Writing a ...)
Replies: 49
Views: 2064

Re: A new Warlords emulator for the beeb (was Writing a ...)

Richard if you can post an interface to me at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester I can run Warlords for the Power Up event which runs from 11-28 August.

I have lots of pairs of dual Atari paddles with the 9 pin connectors.

Let me know if that's possible! :)
by Arcadian
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new Warlords emulator for the beeb (was Writing a ...)
Replies: 49
Views: 2064

Re: A new Warlords emulator for the beeb (was Writing a ...)

If you'd be willing to build two full interfaces (in cases etc) then I'd like to order two please! :)

P.S. Shocked at the seeming lack of interest in these! :shock: Can only assume that most Stardotters have never experienced the magic that is four-player Warlords! :lol:
by Arcadian
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Games Index
Replies: 24
Views: 1096

Re: New Games Index

It's ok, I've used my magical promulgator powers to update the Flappy and Egghead links :)
by Arcadian
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Source for an old Centipede game I wrote in '82
Replies: 25
Views: 1101

Re: Source for an old Centipede game I wrote in '82

Think I've found a couple of bugs ... Firstly, when you lose a life, the game seems to put you back to the first level? And secondly, it would appear that on every fourth ("purple") screen from Level 5 upwards, an additional imprint of the player's yellow blaster is displayed. So on level ...
by Arcadian
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Source for an old Centipede game I wrote in '82
Replies: 25
Views: 1101

Re: Source for an old Centipede game I wrote in '82

Wow, this is fabulous now Mick, thanks! I love the game over sound effect! How does it look in terms of adding the missing collision detection in for when a bullet hits the spider (presumably a high score bonus would need to be added too?). Or is it too tricky (no pun intended). And do you think the...
by Arcadian
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: UEF Tape Image: Softball (MEDL) BBC Micro [for the RB2 Tracker Ball system]
Replies: 0
Views: 161

UEF Tape Image: Softball (MEDL) BBC Micro [for the RB2 Tracker Ball system]

Title: Softball
Publisher: MEDL
Machine: BBC

This is a utility for the RB2 Tracker Ball System.
by Arcadian
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: UEF Tape Image: Painter (Micropower) BBC Micro
Replies: 1
Views: 154

UEF Tape Image: Painter (Micropower) BBC Micro

This is a slightly earlier release of "Demon Decorator" also by Micropower.

Thanks to Mark Haysman (Retroclinic) for kindly providing the original cassette for transfer.
by Arcadian
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Ash tray ZIF socket
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Ash tray ZIF socket

I believe the same chap who supplies the "G-Roms" (Mark/Retroclinic) did do a run of repro 'Watford Electronics' style ZIF socket rom extenders/expansions, no idea if he has any left - but you could always ask?
by Arcadian
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Possibly Unscanned Acorn Circuit Diagrams - Need Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Re: Possibly Unscanned Acorn Circuit Diagrams - Need Help!

Peter, it may be too late now, but you could borrow my nice Epson GT-15000 USB scanner? I could potentially drop it off with your bro in Leicester over the next couple of days, before I go away for the rest of July/August. LMK!
by Arcadian
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Starspell Dictionary Disc
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Starspell Dictionary Disc

I've located this and posted the image here.
by Arcadian
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Dictionary disc (ADFS) for Slogger STARSPELL Rom
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Dictionary disc (ADFS) for Slogger STARSPELL Rom

As requested by Pernod.

Imaged straight from the original ADFS "M" format 3.5" disc.
by Arcadian
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Source for an old Centipede game I wrote in '82
Replies: 25
Views: 1101

Re: Source for an old Centipede game I wrote in '82

Wow, thanks Mick - great work - this is now my favourite Centipede clone for the Beeb! Does anybody else struggle a bit with Space for fire? I think RETURN may be better. Also, I'd love to put this out for events, but find joystick controlled games work best, especially for kids - how easy would it ...
by Arcadian
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Games Index
Replies: 24
Views: 1096

Re: New Games Index

Blurp - released? Bomber Blaster - released? Neither released. Hoping that Bomber Blaster may be picked up again after White Light is out the door. Optimistic that one day we'll see Blurp too (Rich?) as I understand the game engine was completed; it was just the level design that Rich wasn't happy ...
by Arcadian
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: List of Acorn/BBC related websites
Replies: 23
Views: 907

Re: List of Acorn/BBC related websites

Ah, just seen noticed the updated entry for BBCMicro.co.uk above. I'd certainly be uncomfortable taking sole 'credit' for this site bearing in mind how much work others have put in compared to me!! Maybe attribute me as a 'contributor' ??? e.g. Creators: Paul Houghton, Mick Brown, Lee Newsome. Lead ...
by Arcadian
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: List of Acorn/BBC related websites
Replies: 23
Views: 907

Re: List of Acorn/BBC related websites

Just wondering if 'Creator(s)' is possibly a better term to use than 'Owner' ?
by Arcadian
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new conversion for the BBC Micro
Replies: 18
Views: 1042

Re: A new conversion for the BBC Micro

That's super smooth - good work Darren, thanks for sharing, nice to see the source available too! :)

Do you have any other Beeb conversions in mind?
by Arcadian
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Atomic W.A.R.
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: Atomic W.A.R.

Another exceptional conversion, thanks and congrats Kees!!
by Arcadian
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Adventure games
Replies: 82
Views: 4368

Re: Missing Adventure games

Also, I'm not sure if this has made it to the interweb before now, but here's the Arc release of Countdown to Doom, Return to Doom and Philosopher's Quest...
by Arcadian
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Adventure games
Replies: 82
Views: 4368

Re: Missing Adventure games

Can't help with a Mode 7 conversion, but if you fancy playing Hezarin (plus Last Days of Doom) in Mode 0 (or is it 3?) then here's the Archimedes version ...
by Arcadian
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Missing game on Ebay. Did anyone get it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1300

Re: Missing game on Ebay. Did anyone get it?

No link in your post but I assume you're referring to Aces High?

Not sure if it's been picked up by bbcmicro.co.uk yet but a download is available on Every Game Going:
http://everygamegoing.com/landing/items ... _High.html

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