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by Samwise
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2453
Views: 167178

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

hrmm. enough now. [-X

This stopped being fun quite a way back. Keep it on-topic.

Sam.
by Samwise
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!

I got Island of Secrets and Write Your Own Adventure Games this morning ... but it looks like the URLs have been switched to be Google Drive links ... so hopefully they should all be available again.

There was a period when they 404ing this afternoon though.
by Samwise
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2453
Views: 167178

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

OK, this has spilled way out of hand and gotten very off topic ...

I will take this off the thread and have a word with the participants. Please let's return this topic back to it's intended subject ... I'd rather not lock it, if I don't have to.

Cheers.
by Samwise
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: general
Topic: Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!

Dave E at Acorn Electron World has done a marvellous job of getting Island of Secrets and many of the others working... but I don't think the game itself quite lived up to my tween imagination. :)

Sam.
by Samwise
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: general
Topic: Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: Old Usbourne books, free PDFs from Usbourne!

I remember massively enhancing some of the programs from Computer Spy Games and Computer Space Games. :)

Never did manage to get Island of Secrets and the game from How To Write Fantasy Games working properly, though ...

Sam.
by Samwise
Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: general
Topic: RiscOS Awards 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: RiscOS Awards 2015

All, I'm locking this topic. We all know that there is a tonne of bad feeling and name-calling which goes on over many of the unmoderated Acorn communities - newsgroups, mailing lists, websites etc. This place is intended as a haven from such things. It's one thing to post a friendly warning about d...
by Samwise
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: New validation
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: New validation

Can you get him to email contact@stardot.org.uk with the username and just a brief note on his background with Acorn machines? Then we'll activate his account as soon as we can!

Sam.
by Samwise
Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: Atari 2600
Replies: 1
Views: 495

Re: FS: Atari 2600

I'm afraid, as per the description if this forum, we'd like to keep things Acorn-focussed here, which are of interested to the Acorn community. I think eBay would be a better place for Atari related items.

Thanks,

Sam
Topic locked.
by Samwise
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: New Member

Yes, that's normal.

It's been read and actioned now, though - so expect a new member shortly. :)

Apologies for us being slow to respond (again)...

Sam.
by Samwise
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: New Member

Yep, drop me a PM with the username. :)

Sam.
by Samwise
Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Micro:bit delayed by power supply SNAFU
Replies: 1
Views: 332

BBC Micro:bit delayed by power supply SNAFU

Anyone else spotted this?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/18 ... ply_snafu/

No need to ditch a classic beeb anytime soon ... :)

Sam.
by Samwise
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: New look forum post crash
Replies: 66
Views: 3690

Re: New look forum post crash

I'm seeing a consistent theme... I also want to encourage other users to throw their 2p's worth in here if they have an opinion, even if it is just to repeat what others are saying. That way, we can be sure it's not a minority view. Ta!

Sam.
by Samwise
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: New look forum post crash
Replies: 66
Views: 3690

Re: New look forum post crash

Thanks for the screenshots, Mark. We still have access to the old theme so I was intending to post some reminder screenshots soon. That sounds like another vote for a more accessible direct link to View Active Topics. Any more for any more? Also worth saying that whilst we can fiddle with the forum ...
by Samwise
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: New look forum post crash
Replies: 66
Views: 3690

Re: New look forum post crash

Hi both. All the features are definitely still there - they just may be squirrelled away somewhere. This topic would be a good place to collate feedback on the theme. Specifically, do people think this one needs any tweaking? - for example, we could experiment with increasing the font size, if peopl...
by Samwise
Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: archived announcements
Topic: Unexpected downtime, spam emails, server/forum upgrade & mea culpa
Replies: 0
Views: 1563

Unexpected downtime, spam emails, server/forum upgrade & mea culpa

Hi, all. You may (OK, will) have noticed that we were offline over the last 36 hours. Without sugar-coating it, the forum database was compromised. The upshot of which is that the contents of the database user table was stolen, resulting in everyone's username, email address and hashed password bein...
by Samwise
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX
Replies: 165
Views: 15419

Re: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX

A very familiar sight (and site). =D>

Glad it all went down well. Not sure which I missed most - the event or the curry!

Sam.
by Samwise
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another co-pro design
Replies: 22
Views: 2293

Re: Another co-pro design

Would it be churlish to suggest that people should read the entire mailing list thread to find John's view of this site and its members before ordering? Hopefully this suggestion isn't inflammatory! It would be a bit churlish. ;) His projects should stand on their own merits, and I'm sure he'd be a...
by Samwise
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015
Replies: 189
Views: 17104

Re: Wakefield RISC OS Show 2015 / Sat 25th April 2015

I am gutted that for the second year running, I'm going to miss Wakefield. :/

Unfortunately, I have a rather big commitment on the Sunday which is really going to need preparing for.

blast!
by Samwise
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 1156
Views: 78575

Re: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

<Link removed by admin> What's all this about? I've obviously missed a controversial incident here... or has someone pressed the wrong button and accidentally erased this person? The post doesn't look at all inflammatory, and neither do the responses. The post itself wasn't particularly controversi...
by Samwise
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Multiple / fake accounts, forum etiquette
Replies: 0
Views: 8559

Multiple / fake accounts, forum etiquette

Hi, Forum members are reminded that we require people not to hide behind multiple or fake account names . It is not fair on the rest of our community to knowingly misrepresent yourself as someone else. This is one of the few things that may regrettably lead us to require a forum member to leave. The...
by Samwise
Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Suggestion/request
Replies: 18
Views: 2987

Re: Suggestion/request

I'm sort of with Arcadian, plus the forum theme is /soooo/ blue already ...

but I haven't actually voted ...

Sam.
by Samwise
Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Suggestion/request
Replies: 18
Views: 2987

Re: Suggestion/request

Great. If anyone prefers 1024MAK's suggestions, please vote for other and leave a comment which says which of his colours you prefer. I don't want to add them as a poll option, as it will reset the current poll, forcing everyone to re-vote. Also, anyone who has already voted can also change their vo...
by Samwise
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic
Replies: 96
Views: 10421

Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Yes, it was a suggestion in the first post - I updated the post and highlighted the colour bit earlier. Just to give an indication of who was willing & able to travel to a meet and who probably wasn't likely to attend, even if it was fairly close to home.

Sam.
by Samwise
Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: .txt attachment
Replies: 11
Views: 1827

Re: .txt attachment

Definitely agree on good post etiquette. I think quoting is only really necessary when you're trying to reply to a large number of individual points or where you are replying to a post that is much earlier in the topic. Even then, the quotation should be sparing - just enough to provide context. Rep...
by Samwise
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Suggestion/request
Replies: 18
Views: 2987

Re: Suggestion/request

This we could do without much trouble, but I think we'd need to hear that it's something the majority would prefer. To that end, I've modified your first post and created a poll. If people want to vote to change it to one of your alternative suggestions they can, or they can cast a vote to say they'...
by Samwise
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: .txt attachment
Replies: 11
Views: 1827

Re: .txt attachment

Yep, a compelling argument - apologies it's late but I've just ticked the box to enable txt listing attachments ...

Sam.
by Samwise
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: New magazine-style articles
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: New magazine-style articles

+1 for getting them on the wiki and not lost in a forum!
by Samwise
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Elite sequel on the way
Replies: 81
Views: 9332

Re: Elite sequel on the way

That'd be like the original commitment to create an offline single player game, then? :) It's going to be a long while before it becomes an issue. I hope he follows through with it when the time comes, though. Otherwise, I think we can say for certain that he'll be dragged across the gaming press ag...
by Samwise
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: general
Topic: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic
Replies: 96
Views: 10421

Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Alright, I've wasted some time fiddling and I think I've been able to update the URL in the first post with a view that will start with the focus on a zoomed out view of Great Britain. That means other folk can put in their pins even if they live a lot further away, without stretching the default vi...
by Samwise
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: general
Topic: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic
Replies: 96
Views: 10421

Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Excellent to see this idea appears to be working - I didn't have anyone around to test, so I just published it right before I left the office and crossed my fingers. lol I see we have two incongruous pins in there - 1024MAK and SPhilMainwaring, were yours intentionally set to purple and yellow, resp...

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