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by Kecske Bak
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Unused Citadel bits
Replies: 22
Views: 863

Re: Unused Citadel bits

Diminished wrote:I admit I was slightly disappointed to discover that the game spends the overwhelming majority (80% ?) of its time doing absolutely nothing, though. :P

To be fair, Citadel also had to work on an Electron, which could only run in Mode 2 at an arthritic pace.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Mini Office II disk protection (Split from: Legacy of the BBC Micro User magazine / Database Publications Ltd)
Replies: 23
Views: 583

Re: Legacy of the BBC Micro User magazine / Database Publications Ltd

Rich Talbot-Watkins wrote:(Mini Office II that is, don't think I've even heard of Micro Olympics!)

IIRC The Micro User ran a news story boasting Micro Olympics featured paid-for advertising on the advertising hoardings in the game and claimed this was a first.
by Kecske Bak
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Legacy of the BBC Micro User magazine / Database Publications Ltd
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: Legacy of the BBC Micro User magazine / Database Publications Ltd

Really foggy memory now - weren't there actually two different Hac Mans?
by Kecske Bak
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: Which games from other platforms did you wish was on the BBC?

I would have loved a BBC Micro version of Gribbly's Day Out, and a BBC Micro version of Paradroid. I loved Andrew Braybrook's games on the C64. I love Ultimate games and would have also liked to have seen PSST and Trans-Am on the BBC B.
by Kecske Bak
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Superior software android
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Superior software android

I have done all the levels in Android Repton 1 except for Moro (last level of Avalanche) and Michael's Challenge set. I think Android Repton 1 is a huge improvement on both the BBC micro version and the PC versions. The frame rate, the speed of the monsters are perfect. The game has been designed to...
by Kecske Bak
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Games that were better on the Electron than on the Beeb?
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: Games that were better on the Electron than on the Beeb?

Good point about the FOV on Electron Repton, but I don't think that's enough to save it :) I think the most important difference in Electron Repton is the map character, which allows you to see the map only after it has been collected. I like this feature (XOR certainly built on it in an interestin...
by Kecske Bak
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Is this project worth it?
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Is this project worth it?

I'd definitely be interested as well - I'm interested in everything you do but I didn't want to say yes as I still haven't produced the set of Repton Overture screens I promised! An interesting project to look at is Claptraps by TestPilotMonkey. Richard used Python as Reptol and it is possible to cr...
by Kecske Bak
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams
Replies: 21
Views: 2349

Re: Repton Infinity High Score Anagrams

davidb wrote:No, I don't think it's too much of a stretch. I seem to remember that the authors of Repton Infinity both wrote for Acorn User

As did Rob Miller who did the music and graphics.
by Kecske Bak
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Games that were better on the Electron than on the Beeb?
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: Games that were better on the Electron than on the Beeb?

Definitely Frak! Better collision detection, more levels, a screen designer, customisable start level and colourschemes. It may only be monochrome (and monophonic) but it is a far, far better game than the BBC Micro version. I'd love a BBC Master version of Frak! that's the Electron version with BBC...
by Kecske Bak
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge
Replies: 56
Views: 1963

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge

New high score. I asked Richard Hanson about the game being on PIAS 6 and it was largely due to the BBC/Electron games market slowing down and therefore less new titles being released so it was decided that this one would go on a compilation instead. I'd love for there to be the full set of Impact ...
by Kecske Bak
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: A&B Computing games column
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: A&B Computing games column

Scans of the column normally live here:

http://8bs.com/magazines.htm

But the site has had server issues recently so you may need to be a little patient.

BTW I'm Dave Jeffery, so you're almost my namesake. Welcome to the forum!
by Kecske Bak
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge
Replies: 56
Views: 1963

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R10 - Galaforce 2:Alien's Revenge

still don't get why it was hidden away on Play It Again Sam 6 IIRC, originally the game was going to be released stand-alone by Impact (who released Clogger and Zenon), but it contained a lot of IP from Superior (many of the Galaforce 1 Electron graphics) so it ended up being released by Superior i...
by Kecske Bak
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton
Replies: 63
Views: 2633

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

This is an awful level, I have always hated it, and still do I always absolutely hated the level until Michael S. Repton explained to me how to approach it, and convinced me it is a puzzle, of sorts, after all. https://youtu.be/t7yIJcdRsfQ?t=3m3s What you have to realise to do this is that monsters...
by Kecske Bak
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Anyone developing Tube enhanced software?
Replies: 62
Views: 2674

Re: Anyone developing Tube enhanced software?

You can redraw 16 8x8 mode 1 pixel sprites in a frame, or many more if groups are the same and character aligned. I'm just idly wondering whether Repton Infinity would have been a candidate for a Co-Pro version. It updates the entire screen with character aligned tiles each frame, but has to do a l...
by Kecske Bak
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton
Replies: 63
Views: 2633

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Although I adore Repton I was surprised this was chosen for a high score challenge, and even more surprised at how well this competiton is going. I've just bought Repton on Android. Getting chased about by three monsters "Giant Clam" on a touch screen without losing a life was very frustra...
by Kecske Bak
Sun May 28, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Syncron
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Syncron

All Syncron really needed to make a better game out of it was waves of ships to move in formation over the maps. It also has a nasty bug - if you approach runways from the same direction repeatedly the ship moves further and further up or down the screen until the game becomes unplayable. You had to...
by Kecske Bak
Sat May 27, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC
Replies: 66
Views: 7559

Re: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC

The amount going on, the speed and the size of the sprites together make this another remarkable game. I'm utterly useless at it but it's very, very impressive to play. I love the feeling of flight you get from the small birds, and how much gameplay there is to this game. I'm more of a puzzle game t...
by Kecske Bak
Tue May 16, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: b2 - new emulator
Replies: 66
Views: 3998

Re: b2 - new emulator

Working beautifully on Linux (Manjaro KDE x64) - I look forward with playing with this tomorrow!

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by Kecske Bak
Wed May 10, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Stardot merchandise?
Replies: 53
Views: 2281

Re: Stardot merchandise?

Arcadian wrote:DaveJ are you able to upload an .svg of a white Acorn nut logo?

Sorry it's late - I've been out mowing the lawn all morning (yes, it's that big :roll: )
by Kecske Bak
Tue May 09, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Stardot merchandise?
Replies: 53
Views: 2281

Re: Stardot merchandise?

sydney wrote:I'm just thinking that a white star on a white tshirt isn't going to look great.

If you want white printing on black then I can thoroughly recommend: https://imagoprint.secure-decoration.com/
by Kecske Bak
Tue May 09, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Stardot merchandise?
Replies: 53
Views: 2281

Re: Stardot merchandise?

BigEd wrote:I'd go for a dotty BBC Owl if anyone has a suitable image of that for printing.

Hopefully this is OK.
by Kecske Bak
Tue May 09, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Stardot merchandise?
Replies: 53
Views: 2281

Re: Stardot merchandise?

daveejhitchins wrote:Dave, would you have the Retro Hardware Logos too? If so, could you upload those as well

No, just the Retro Software logos - I didn't design the Retro Hardware logos. Got other logos though - BBC Micro, Archimedes, etc.
by Kecske Bak
Tue May 09, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Stardot merchandise?
Replies: 53
Views: 2281

Re: Stardot merchandise?

I'm attaching an SVG file and a PNG of the Stardot logo - the PNG has a transparent background and is 600 dpi which should be OK for T-shirt use, but if you download Inkscape you can play with the SVG to your heart's content.
by Kecske Bak
Tue May 09, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: general
Topic: Stardot merchandise?
Replies: 53
Views: 2281

Re: Stardot merchandise?

MartinB wrote:if he's looking in [Dave ?]

Hi Martin! I'm at work at the moment, but I've got the Stardot logo as an SVG which I'll upload when I get home later. I've got lots of Beeb stuff as SVG if you want to make up some t-shirts.
by Kecske Bak
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Space Invaders (was: BASIC Space Invaders)
Replies: 73
Views: 5005

Re: BASIC Space Invaders

Wonderful stuff. I had a play with this yesterday and I'm really impressed. The thing that always interests me about tricky's games is they never look like they are running on a BBC, which is something almost unique as usually you can tell straight away if a game is running on a Beeb.
by Kecske Bak
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: 'Magic dot' very simple game written in BASIC
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

Re: 'Magic dot' very simple game written in BASIC

I really enjoyed playing this - a lovely little game. Many thanks dhg2!
by Kecske Bak
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: ProWord - Pro Software 1982 v1.0
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: ProWord - Pro Software 1982 v1.0

This was the word processor I used on the Beeb. I have a ProWord rom in my BBC B and a disc image for my Master 128. I also have HiWord for a 6502 second processor which I've never used. ProWord was written by T. Hall, the chap who wrote 'Twin Kingdom Valley'. It's excellent as it's WYSIWYG - bold b...
by Kecske Bak
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Season 7 Game nominations
Replies: 14
Views: 992

Re: Season 7 Game nominations

Jeremy Grayson wrote:- Estra (Firebird)

I never have time to take part in this competition, but I really enjoy reading the thread. I'd be fascinated to see how you all get on with Estra as it's one of my favourite games.
by Kecske Bak
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Sugar Smash
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: Sugar Smash

Wonderful game - very addictive. I didn't have a clue what to do as I've never played Candy Crush but eventually I worked it out and I think that made it even more fun.
by Kecske Bak
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: 6502 development system
Replies: 25
Views: 5662

Re: 6502 development system

MartinB wrote:Attached is the Lancs Assembler V1.6 rom image and manual.

I was delighted to see the name Peter Vince in the manual. He's the very clever BBC Engineer who helped design the hardware and software for the test-card, amongst other things.

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