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by sydney
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Risc PC - starting from scratch!
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Risc PC - starting from scratch!

I picked up a Risc PC at Wakefield from Daniel at the weekend, it's a Risc PC 600 with a 710 cpu, 2mb vram, 32mb ram and an i3 etherlan dual network card. It has RISCOS version 3.6. I've added a 256mb CF card as a hard disk as the 2gb drive I bought at the charity stand had lost the will to live. I ...
by sydney
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Buying software on 'vintage' floppy diskettes
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Buying software on 'vintage' floppy diskettes

Here is his original post: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=10535
by sydney
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 39
Views: 2795

Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Elminster wrote: Not sure I will get time between now and June to revive my other distracted project of Master Telnet.

It's an ideal opportunity to get a full day (or two) to work on it!
by sydney
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 2167

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

sydney wrote:Looks like I won't be able to make it now. :(


Look like I will be able to make it now :D
by sydney
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Supercapacitors for battery replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Supercapacitors for battery replacement

I've done it. I can't find much info on it other than this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11727

I've not powered my master up since the Sunday morning of the Manchester ABUG so I'll dig it out today and see if it's kept its settings.
by sydney
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 921

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

High score table updated.
by sydney
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk advice
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: Elk advice

Are you using compsite video? If so it's black and white by default. You need to connect lk4 (I think) to enable colour.

This video might help - I've not watched it myself!
video
This one looks better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op79PM7_Lyw
by sydney
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 1035

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

That's it for this round, on to Perplexity for round 5.

richardtoohey wrote:Twitch, twitch ... :shock: Given it a few goes, but not getting the secret here. Haven't even reached the cup of tea on level 1.

Must be my browser or keyboard. :^o

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I think your score was about ten times higher than mine!
by sydney
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Do your family and friends 'get it'?
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: Do your family and friends 'get it'?

The kids love it, my wife gets it but isn't interested. No one else seems to have an opinion.
by sydney
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 921

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

I'm posting this now as I may not have time tomorrow but don't forget - ROUND 5 BEGINS AT 9PM ON MONDAY!
by sydney
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 35
Views: 921

High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Stardot high score challenge Season Nine: Round Five Perplexity chosen by MatthewThompson http://www.nomishooper.magix.net/Season9/05/Perplexity-Superior.png ====================================================================================== RULES :arrow: Round One starts at 9pm on Monday the 9t...
by sydney
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Trying out RISC OS
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: Trying out RISC OS

Thanks guys, that explains it. Is there a reason the equivalent modes 0 - 6 were dropped on the pi? Does it affect any other version of RISCOS? I'm using the BBC BASIC VI Reference Manual and MODE 1 is referred to as a 4 colour mode and since the pi is using BASIC V I presumed the same would apply t...
by sydney
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Trying out RISC OS
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: Trying out RISC OS

I'v been playing with BASIC today and I'm a bit stumped with the screen modes. I've read that MODEs 0 - 7 are the same as on the Beeb and when I try it in RPCEmu this is the case however on the pi it is not so. MODE1 seems to give me a high resolution high (256 maybe?) colour screen. Am I missing so...
by sydney
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Which Emulator for BBC Micro on Linux?
Replies: 37
Views: 1171

Re: Which Emulator for BBC Micro on Linux?

In Linux I use the windows version of beebem under wine. An alternative would be jsbeeb in a browser.
by sydney
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 1035

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

I'll be running the High Score Challenge for the time being so.....

High Score Tables Updated......

Syd...... :-)
by sydney
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Sideways RAM on the BBC Micro
Replies: 39
Views: 1186

Re: Sideways RAM on the BBC Micro

Thats the beauty of the boobip eeproms - you can simply load the roms you want in a matter of seconds.
Need a disassembler - load exmon, want to program in pascal - load pascal, want to write a letter - load view. Much easier than taking the lid off and swapping an eprom.
by sydney
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Sideways RAM on the BBC Micro
Replies: 39
Views: 1186

Re: Sideways RAM on the BBC Micro

BitSeeker wrote:Would love one of those! If only I could PM.....


PMs enabled.
by sydney
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Trying out RISC OS
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: Trying out RISC OS

I'm currently working my way through pdfs of Micro User and Acorn User from around the time the Archimedes was launched. Are there any other things I could read up on? Is there an online archive of documents? Are there other RISCOS forums? I'm taking today off work and I'm going to spend a few hours...
by sydney
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1927

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

It has been pointed out that because you are all sooo good, that it will be hard to get on the high-score table for "ordinary" players at events. I will probably provide a high-score table file with everyone's scores divided by 10 that can be used for these, unless anyone strongly objects...
by sydney
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1927

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

CMcDougall wrote:& Simon, what the hell you pressing Shift for when playing??! :-k

When I set up custom controls to move '*' to '@' Beebem also set the shifted character there too so every time I pushed up shift was also being pressed too.

New high score:

17591

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by sydney
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1927

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

First couple of goes after my shifty problems earlier:

12789

centipede1.png
by sydney
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky
Replies: 72
Views: 1927

Re: High Score Challenge - Centipede by Tricky

Possible bug report: Holding shift pauses the centipede but the player, spider and thing that lays mushrooms whilst falling down the screen are unaffected. Using Beebem 4.15(Beta 1), 12 Feb 2018
by sydney
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Trying out RISC OS
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: Trying out RISC OS

So Lemmings works with ADFFS and that makes RISCOS on a pi worthwhile all by itself. I've spent most of my spare time trying out games I remember from the amiga and it's been fun! Would it be possible to buy an old wireless router (or just an access point), change it to access point mode and connect...
by sydney
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 2167

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

I don't think so, but there is a Premier Inn just down the road and I stayed there for £29 (I think - maybe £39 at most) last year. ETA: £38.50 https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/west-yorkshire/wakefield/wakefield-south-m1-jct39.html?INNID=WAKRED&ARRdd=21&ARRmm=04&ARRyyyy=20...
by sydney
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Trying out RISC OS
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Trying out RISC OS

I've finally decided to see what all the fuss is about with this RISC OS thing. I don't have any original hardware but I'm using RPCEmu on my windows machine and a raspberry pi model B. Given that I'm not willing to sink money into it yet, what can I actually do with it? Here is what I have in mind:...
by sydney
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 2167

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

Looks like I won't be able to make it now. :(
by sydney
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope
Replies: 58
Views: 1773

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R3 - Gyroscope

Just a token score from me this round after reading how much 'fun' you lot have had playing it.

gyroscope.png
by sydney
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Hi

Welcome Ron.
I'm afraid I can't help with Infinity but why not open a thread in the Classic Games section of the forum and give a description of the game and where you are in it. Perhaps include links to maps etc you've found and maybe some of us will join in trying to beat it.
by sydney
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Looking for PC analogue/Gameport to BBC analogue port joystick diagram.
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: Looking for PC analogue/Gameport to BBC analogue port joystick diagram.

I don't think such a diagram exists. You could start by looking at a PC analogue joystick pinout and comparing it to the Beeb's. I think a PC uses 5v and the Beeb's 1.8v but I could be wrong. I don't think its going to something simple to create.
by sydney
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours
Replies: 558
Views: 41592

Re: Palettemate / enhanced video ULA with 4096 colours

Is there an echo in here? Or have you taken to repeating other people as well as yourself?
:lol: :lol: :lol:
You're spending too much time in that Facebook group I think!