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by PitfallJones
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: 2 Mystery Games...
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: 2 Mystery Games...

Re: Adventure by Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson wrote a different game called 'Cosmonaut' that appears on the Beebug Cover disk 3-10.
I found no other reference to him.

By the way do you have OCRs of the Beebug magazines?

PJ
by PitfallJones
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSID
Replies: 921
Views: 78023

BeebSID Disk#18 - Club Hits!

Time to get down to the DISCO!

Here comes Sid Disk #18 - Club Hits!

26 Massive Tracks Remixed for the SID!

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by PitfallJones
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games
Replies: 7
Views: 447

NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games

Hi, Here's a program that sets the base 8 colors to a 'softer' version - much easier on the eyes! It's Basic so you can change it to set your own favourite palette. You run this program first and then run the game of your choice and it will automatically pick up this new palette until you power down...
by PitfallJones
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: VideoNuLA boards
Replies: 35
Views: 2640

Re: VideoNuLA boards

Hi, I just installed my one Worked perfectly first time (and the Retrocentre amazing didn't get in the way so the lid came back down OK) The first time I powered it up I got a blank screen and panicked until I realized the Scart cable was still unattached - ha! ha! I was very lucky to have an issue ...
by PitfallJones
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Alternative titles discs (remastered)
Replies: 33
Views: 3106

Re: Alternative titles discs (remastered)

Wow! That is pretty cool - the historical intros are brillant - and you attention to detail with all the changed logos etc is really nice. I can think of a few others for disk#2 - Pengo, Firetrack & Crypt Capers come to mind and I always prefered Watford Electronics version of Centipede (Crawler...
by PitfallJones
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: LINTON - A Repton remake
Replies: 1
Views: 196

LINTON - A Repton remake

Here's a Repton remake I came across for the PICO-8 console: linton.jpg http://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29694 Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF81vpXoR4Y The PICO-8 has some really good games - there's also a version of Mazezam: http://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29708 PJ
by PitfallJones
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Ceefax / Fastext Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1435

Re: Ceefax / Fastext Question

Seems it was a little later - Oracle started in Jan 1987 !

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by PitfallJones
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Space Invaders (was: BASIC Space Invaders)
Replies: 73
Views: 4949

Re: BASIC Space Invaders

Wow! This is absolutely amazing! (Apart from from the fire sound that sucks) - it made me remember the first time I ever played it which was on one of those cocktail sitdown machines... Love how you've done the colours (the original was monochrome with the colour overlay as I remember ...) Please, P...
by PitfallJones
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC modes 6 and 3: why not proper text modes (1K/2K)?
Replies: 27
Views: 1189

Re: BBC modes 6 and 3: why not proper text modes (1K/2K)?

Other micros like the Atari 800 and C64 (and also all the Nintendos like NES/SNES/gameboy etc.) all have character mapped screens - perhaps you can investigate how their hardware did it. It aways seemed a big shame that the BBC Micros screen organization was not linear - the ZX spectrum was also a m...
by PitfallJones
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Using PC sound as tape input?
Replies: 17
Views: 1144

Re: Using PC sound as tape input?

Here you go: OricCassetteLeadseBayPicture_194624555_thumb.jpg http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-B-Micro-Master-Electron-High-Quality-Cassette-Tape-Leads-Cable/260963983247 Works great - I use it often! (The mp3 or wav has to be a decent recording in the first place of course...)
by PitfallJones
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Bach's Toccata - CompuSoft Ltd 1983
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Bach's Toccata - CompuSoft Ltd 1983

Thanks for that! Just brillant! - I feel like Dracula is going to appear round the corner any second....
And the palette change after each page is sublime...
Damn the Wife has just proclaimed
"Ok, turn that off - enough already."
That's me done for this evening...
PJ
by PitfallJones
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Search on stardot unstable?
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: Search on stardot unstable?

I've seen the same thing - in fact I just tested it: If you do a seach for something like "serial port" it will return several pages of results. As you click on some of the later pages (like page 4) it will say I can't search for 'x' seconds - but I haven't done a new search! Also this is ...
by PitfallJones
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Show us your retro computers
Replies: 69
Views: 4070

Re: Show us your retro computers

I can see two Masters, a CPC6128 and what looks like a Speccy +3?

Well spotted (Because one is never enough... I think some other people here can attest to that!)
There's also some interresting accessories - and what about the Joysticks?
PJ
by PitfallJones
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: How would you connect a BBC wirelessly to the internet?
Replies: 15
Views: 1333

Re: How would you connect a BBC wirelessly to the internet?

I never noticed the AT+CLIPSEND command in my ESP8266 documentation, only an AT+CIPSEND (note that there is no L in the last command) which has a bit more complicated syntax. Sorry I meant CIPSEND. Anyway The device I actually bought is not the ESP8266 and uses a different set of commands and now I...
by PitfallJones
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RS423 serial port question with no handshake
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: RS423 serial port question with no handshake

Hi, Thanks again for all the help - I discovered in the end my Wifi Device didn't actually support handshaking after all - the manual mentions it doesn't even when it's web interface suggests it should. Anyway by setting $FE09 directly and adding a suitable delay sending commands to the device worke...
by PitfallJones
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RS423 serial port question with no handshake
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: RS423 serial port question with no handshake

Thanks so much Guys!

The Magic command is ?&FE09=Y%

With that I've finally got a response from the Device - so stay tuned as I attempt to get it doing something useful!

PJ
by PitfallJones
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RS423 serial port question with no handshake
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: RS423 serial port question with no handshake

Do you mean you turned CTS/RTS handshaking off at the PC end? Yes I don't think you can turn it off at the BBC end and use the OS to send stuff can you? What's the osbyte call for that? Well the only call I could find is 138 and I think that is handshake only (unless there is some other call that c...
by PitfallJones
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RS423 serial port question with no handshake
Replies: 8
Views: 739

RS423 serial port question with no handshake

Hi, I've been experimenting with using the BBC serial port communicating to and from a PC. I have Sprows BBC to DB9 serial cable that I believe swaps the CTS/RTS lines. With handshaking on that works brillantly in that sending and receiving work fine. With handshaking off however sending data from t...
by PitfallJones
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: How much did Cybertron Mission sell for when new?
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: How much did Cybertron Mission sell for when new?

I didn't know this at the time but Cybertron was a ripoff of another C64 / Atari800 game called Shamus:

http://www.c64-wiki.com/wiki/Shamus

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by PitfallJones
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: general
Topic: FOR.. NEXT to Seconds converter?
Replies: 46
Views: 2180

Re: FOR.. NEXT to Seconds converter?

Wow! - this is the same (almost) question I have at the moment - only in machine code

How do you do a wait( some_ms_amount ) call?

It's for some serial communications code I'm writting that needs an absolute delay.

PJ
by PitfallJones
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: variable volume for the BBC
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: variable volume for the BBC

I've actually disconnected my internal speaker all togther and take the audio out of the phono port at the back of the BBC straight into some powered pc speakers - that sound alot better and have their own volume control!
PJ
by PitfallJones
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: How would you connect a BBC wirelessly to the internet?
Replies: 15
Views: 1333

Re: How would you connect a BBC wirelessly to the internet?

Typically you'd power larger external devices from the Aux power socket, underneath the Beeb (it's where floppies are typically powered from). Other potential places would be the user port and the analogue port. Thanks for the suggestion - I'll keep that in mind for the future. In the meantime this...
by PitfallJones
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: How would you connect a BBC wirelessly to the internet?
Replies: 15
Views: 1333

Re: How would you connect a BBC wirelessly to the internet?

Hi, Thanks for all the Replys. I came to the conclusion that at ESP8266 with a ESP01 to convert 3.3v to 5v will do the job: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ESP8266-Serial-Wi-Fi-Wireless-ESP-01-Adapter-Module-3-3V-5V-Compatible-Arduino-/201604719274?hash=item2ef093e2aa:g:jSQAAOSwvg9XYZtM Although it's not ex...
by PitfallJones
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Wires? Pah.....
Replies: 798
Views: 99570

Re: Wires? Pah.....

Did you ever have the Pico-Plug working through the serial port on the BBC?
Or was it only with a UPURS cable to the user port?
Thanks
PJ

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