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by sydney
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans
Replies: 29
Views: 560

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R2 - Proteans

1st few goes.

1790

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Not sure about this one. It feels like a good game and I should love it but I feel a bit cheated every time I get killed by a ridiculously fast enemy.
by sydney
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: general
Topic: little optimistic???
Replies: 28
Views: 908

Re: little optimistic???

The price of 1980s and 1990s computers may be high and still going up at the moment. But as time goes on, it is possible that the demand may wane. After all, most people who missed them when at school are not likely to be very interested in them. And some of those people who are buying them to recr...
by sydney
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - Season 9
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: High Score Challenge - Season 9

It seems that Hyper Sports needs an upgrade to version 4.15 of beebem which is available here: http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 78#p194065

It works fine on jsbeeb. Don't know about B-em or any other emulator.
by sydney
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Hyper Sports crashes
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Hyper Sports crashes

I think that was one of the bugs in BeebEm 4.14 if I use the new Ver4.15 Beta 1 it works fine. BeebEm Change History ===================== Version 4.15 (Charles Reilly, Chris Needham, Kieran Mockford, pstnotpd, Richard Broadhurst, J.G.Harston, Mike Wyatt, Alistair Cree) ------------ * Fixed 8271 di...
by sydney
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Hyper Sports crashes
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Hyper Sports crashes

Crash screen:
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Catalogue after crash:
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Catalogue after reloading disc image:
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by sydney
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Hyper Sports crashes
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Hyper Sprts crashes

I'm using beebem 4.14 on windows 10. I'm using the version from bbcmicro.co.uk. It crashes after the third event, the horse I believe. It crashes whether or not you qualify for the next event. Typing *. shows an empty catalogue and if I then select 'Load disc 0' and reload the disc I see the correct...
by sydney
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Hyper Sports crashes
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Hyper Sports crashes

I've nominated Hyper Sports in the current season of the high score challenge and remembered I previously had a problem with it. The game crashes with a 'Not found. Bad program' error. I've posted about this before in a couple of threads and there doesn't seem to have been a solution. Colin posted a...
by sydney
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Elite oddity
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Elite oddity

It seems to me that the screen is drawn before the memory location used for the presence of an escape pod has been set to 'no escape pod' so it's white/blue. Once it has been set to 'no escape pod' this remains set giving the yellow/green.
by sydney
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master noob
Replies: 48
Views: 1168

Re: BBC Master noob

I connected the audio out to the audio pins on my scart connector so sound comes out of the tv. I think retroclinic sells scart cables with the audio connected if you don't fancy soldering it yourself.
by sydney
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1201

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

Nerw high score: 44700 watef2.png Keys Move Score ----- ---------------- ---------- Esc+D Mid kick 200 / 100 Esc+C Short jab kick 200 / 100 Esc+X Forward sweep 400 / 200 C Jab 600 / 300 X+D Low punch 800 / 400 E High punch 800 / 400 Esc+E High kick 800 / 400 Esc+Q High back kick 800 / 400 Esc+Z Back...
by sydney
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Solutions for a sheered screw
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: Solutions for a sheered screw

Could you remove the post somehow and screw in a slightly larger bolt, cut off the 'head' then screw the nut on? Probably not! :lol:
by sydney
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Solutions for a sheered screw
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: Solutions for a sheered screw

Could you not just drill it out and replace it with a small nut and bolt?
by sydney
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 138
Views: 8983

Re: BeebSCSI mini

Woohoo! Paid!
by sydney
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master noob
Replies: 48
Views: 1168

Re: BBC Master noob

I though resetting the CMOS with r only worked on OS3.5
by sydney
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1201

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

MatthewThompson wrote:
There is By Fair Means Or Foul, The Big KO and Karate Combat.

Ah yes. I've played by fair means of foul and quite liked it, I'm pretty sure I've played karate combat too but don't remember much about it. Never played the big ko though.
by sydney
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Risc PC or RPC bits
Replies: 21
Views: 442

Re: Risc PC or RPC bits

danielj wrote:I'd also check the Acorn/BBC facebook group. Things pop up there quite a bit.

Linky: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AcornAndBBCMicro/
by sydney
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R1 - Way of the Exploding Fist
Replies: 58
Views: 1201

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

I'd played this briefly on the C64 many years ago and my memories of it are better than the beeb version. It's a bit slow. I was very good at IK+ on the C64 and amiga so maybe I'll improve from here. Are there any other fighting games worth playing on the beeb? I really like Yie Ar Kung Fu but apart...
by sydney
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Upgraded A310 and software bundle for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Upgraded A310 and software bundle for sale

nealgs wrote:A quick belated new year bump for this.

I've not actively pushed selling it since original posting, but it is still available if anyone interested.

Gary


I think some sort of indication of an approximate price would help anyone declare an interest.
by sydney
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Mastering Interpreters and Compilers - book
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Mastering Interpreters and Compilers - book

I'm using 'Not another PDF Scanner 2' software.
Here are the options screens:
options1.png


advancedoptions.png


Here is a test scan:
png:
test1.png


tiff:
test1.tiff
test1.tiff (104.78 KiB) Viewed 32 times


Is the scan any good? What are the best settings? Should I use different software?
by sydney
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Mastering Interpreters and Compilers - book
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Mastering Interpreters and Compilers - book

Lardo Boffin bought Mastering Interpreters and Compilers by Bruce Smith but doesn't have time to scan it so posted it to me and I'm going to try to get it scanned. Unfortunately, even though I've owned a number of scanners over the years, I don't think I've ever used one! I've been re-reading this t...
by sydney
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: jsbeeb - a Javascript emulator
Replies: 153
Views: 16581

Re: jsbeeb - a Javascript emulator

Is this the right place for a bug report?
I nominated Plan B in season 9 of the high score challenge and it doesn't display any of the enemies when run in jsbeeb.
They appear fine in beebem though there are no enemy bullets - not sure if there should be.
by sydney
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 9 Game Nominations
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Season 9 Game Nominations

I've never played any of the following games on the beeb so if they are not suitable for the competition please let me know and they can be removed. I just went through the top 100 list and picked 3 I liked the sound of. Hypersports Plan B Way of the exploding fist I've played Hypersports on the ori...
by sydney
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4439
Views: 276549

Re: Today I received.....

Lardo Boffin wrote:PM me your address and I will send it on. At the moment I am severely time constrained! :cry:

PM sent!
by sydney
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4439
Views: 276549

Re: Today I received.....

A very interestng read! A1CFADAD-87F7-4D16-8B19-382A7DC1EBD7.jpeg Ooh! Where did you find that? Any plans to scan it? It was on https://www.sellmyretro.com I only have a simple flat bed scanner / printer so I can give it a go but will take forever. There are a lot of pages... Unless anyone has bett...
by sydney
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4439
Views: 276549

Re: Today I received.....

Lardo Boffin wrote:A very interestng read!

A1CFADAD-87F7-4D16-8B19-382A7DC1EBD7.jpeg


Ooh! Where did you find that? Any plans to scan it?
by sydney
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Will I ever get a beeb...
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Will I ever get a beeb...

Richard, you have a pm.
by sydney
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 138
Views: 8983

Re: BeebSCSI mini

I'd like to be added to the list if possible please.
by sydney
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:10 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

barbarossa69 wrote:Completed level 2, with a high-score (for me)
EDIT: I don't understand why my attachments are suddenly appearing as attachments :(


The forum doesn't like jpg, I use png. Are you using beebem? If so you can change the screenshot format in the File > Screen Capture Options menu.
by sydney
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Lx9pro fpga copro
Replies: 23
Views: 589

Re: Lx9pro fpga copro

I think I'm willing to let mine go. I'll pm you.
by sydney
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:33 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

1st effort. Played with lots of distractions so I expect to easily beat this with some peace and quiet - so in around 12 years time then.

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