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by AndyF
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Best 16K commercial games ?
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: Best 16K commercial games ?

Thanks both. :D I'll check those out.

fuzzel wrote:Does Beebem have a model A mode so I can test a few games out ?


No, not as far as I'm aware. If I want to test say Model A or Compact functionality I tend to use B-Em instead for that. It is here > http://b-em.bbcmicro.com/
by AndyF
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Empty The Dragon
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Empty The Dragon

Boydie wrote:http://blog.tynemouthsoftware.co.uk/2017/05/dragon-32-usb-keyboard-kit.html?m=1


That's quite an interesting thought as the module can live inside the case and be connected to "something else" inside the case too, rather than it just being an 'empty keyboard box' hmm.
by AndyF
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Best 16K commercial games ?
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Best 16K commercial games ?

I was thinking about this a few days ago out of curiosity really, although I'm not really sure if the thread should be titled: "Best 16K" or "Best Model A" , as a 'barebones' A seems quite a rare beast and most will have no doubt had some upgrades, so if we stick to just a memory...
by AndyF
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Empty The Dragon
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Empty The Dragon

Thanks both. :) Part of the reason to maybe (I say maybe :) ) keep it 'Dragon Free' is simply as I'd have to buy a Pi and any other bits/pieces to connect it all, the cost of that could prossibly approach the cost of a standard replacement Dragon PCB from Ebay :-k , if I went that far I might as wel...
by AndyF
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay
Replies: 93
Views: 2413

Re: Adventures for your BBC micro BOOK on eBay

I have played for about 10 mins without issues. Or much progress... It’s a classic 80’s text adventure - difficult and obscure! At least for me anyway. :lol: I thought (when I was doing conversions to our platform) about doing "The Mural" as you mention difficult and obscure, and this tit...
by AndyF
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Empty The Dragon
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Empty The Dragon

Did you see what I did with the title ? :oops: Perhaps it was because I was playing Bruce Lee earlier today. Somewhere buried amongst a pile of other bits, I have an empty Dragon32 case. It has a keyboard but no main board. Regarding the (awful) title pun, I did not "empty" it, its an unpo...
by AndyF
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Floppy switch configs
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Floppy switch configs

Kazzie wrote:I've been reading a counterpart document for 5 1/4" floppy drives. I'll post that one here, too, for reference.


That is quite handy to have too, thank you. :)
by AndyF
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The Quill
Replies: 16
Views: 3343

Re: The Quill

That would be some very interesting and useful information to have! [-o< I can post the rough copy for now, bear in mind this is from about 2013 though and I've not updated it since despite having a few other versions 'to hand' its more a question of time to compile it properly and include the CBM ...
by AndyF
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Floppy switch configs
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Floppy switch configs

This may or more likely may not be of any use however I felt it was well worth posting here as hopefully it might be of some use. :?: IIRC it was intended for the Oric platform when choosing drives but I could be wrong, as I say it may be of some interest... floppy.switch.configurations.pdf :mrgreen:
by AndyF
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The Quill
Replies: 16
Views: 3343

Re: The Quill

A few pics from the A03 version. It includes a helpful util to 'convert' as well, just Chain "QCDT" to use that. q1.png q2.png q3.png q4.png As a sidenote please be aware the flags between the BBC version and other variants *are* different in some cases, this is vital to take note of for c...
by AndyF
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: JSW2 Map Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: JSW2 Map Wanted

Thanks. :)

Yes I saw his posts on jswmm which does explain why it was causing a bit of display erm "mayhem"
by AndyF
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: bbc master hard drive winchester how to backup
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: bbc master hard drive winchester how to backup

I thought about this a bit earlier, the ADFS utils ROM should do it (in theory) as it says it allows you to backup a Winchester onto (endless?) floppies. That way you could then restore said floppies on the CF drive machine afterwards. I think the slight issue with doing this is it may be like spann...
by AndyF
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Micro US Model UNB09 Board Layout
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: BBC Micro US Model UNB09 Board Layout

Are the roms in the middle of the board ? That would indicate a + model rather than a B. Does it look a bit like http://8bs.com/see/iss1b2.jpg ? See > http://8bs.com/insides.htm#BBC And > http://8bs.com/insides.htm#bplus Also > http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/BeebHelp/SerialNumbers.html
by AndyF
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Not so common (these days) 8 bits
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Not so common (these days) 8 bits

Some interesting thoughts on this thank you. :) I considered a QL actually as well but they are usually lolprice and I tried a couple of emulators and could not really get to enjoy it. I thought about the Oric Atmos as well but I was not too sure on its software base. The Vic-20 is a thought even th...
by AndyF
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 595
Views: 49662

Re: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Thanks for everyone who has ordered, the parts are on their way to me and assembly will begin next week. There's a slim possibility there might be another 2 or 3 available as I bought a few spare parts to try to revive a couple of non-workers that have been lingering in the drawer. If there should ...
by AndyF
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: bbc master hard drive winchester how to backup
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: bbc master hard drive winchester how to backup

Its a 'real' Winchester opposed to a CF drive based ADFS solution ? There are PC based imaging utilities but these are for a CF card not a SCSI drive. I think you may have to DIY it the old way, ie either a stack of floppies or suchlike. A utility such as TreeCopy / Copyfiles or possibly Archive (an...
by AndyF
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Not so common (these days) 8 bits
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Not so common (these days) 8 bits

Obviously excluding Acorn products from this and also excluding the more 'popular' 8bit machines of the time such as Sinclair / Commodore / Amstrad , what other 8bits are reasonably readily available and worth a look ? Something with at least a software base of some description would be good too. I'...
by AndyF
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Acorn BBC IDE Interface - Full Kit
Replies: 24
Views: 2108

Re: Acorn BBC IDE Interface - Full Kit

These look good, similar to the ones that were available from other suppliers a year or two ago. My only suggestion is the main PCB ideally would benefit from four small corner holes so that it can be attached via sticky standoff's. I cannot see the track side of the PCB to see if this is practical ...
by AndyF
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: JSW2 Map Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: JSW2 Map Wanted

Great stuff. :)

This reminds me actually a few years ago I had a Compact (with DFS and other bits, the only thing missing was the serial upgrade), and I seem to recall that it ran OK on that but I may be mistaken. I'll fire up an emulator later to confirm or deny this...
by AndyF
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: JSW2 Map Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: JSW2 Map Wanted

I hope its OK but I made (well kind of) a 'full' png image map of each htm file for convenience. :) Mansion: jsw2_bbc_full_version_mansion_map.png Space: jsw2_bbc_full_version_space_map.png I'm still collecting maps for other platforms (if you are curious the link in my sig), although from what I un...
by AndyF
Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: JSW2 Map Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: JSW2 Map Wanted

Yes I did search high and low for one but it seems that there was not a 'BBC' version of the 'full' version as such until now.

I was in need and would of spent a bit of time sorting out one if needed but billcarr2005 has kindly already created one.
by AndyF
Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: GXR Rom Defaults
Replies: 0
Views: 208

GXR Rom Defaults

Someone asked a while ago (it may of been on FB not here, I cannot find it) about the default on/off for the Graphics Extension Rom. I recalled reading about this a while ago so a bit of digging turned this snippet up: gxr_plus.pdf Specifically this: The default mode of the GXR varies with the posit...
by AndyF
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: JSW2 Map Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: JSW2 Map Wanted

This is very much appreciated, thank you. =D>

:mrgreen:
by AndyF
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Creating game maps
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Creating game maps

Thank you for the map in the other topic. :D

The 'stitch together' method was what I planned too, it seemed semi sensible to do this albeit a bit time consuming.
by AndyF
Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Creating game maps
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Creating game maps

I was just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on creating game maps. I want to do a couple of them but I'm not sure on the best way to proceed. My initial thought was simply to make notes on paper (yes really) to get the 'locations' and then simply take screenshots with BeebEm and then attempt ( !...
by AndyF
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: File management
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: File management

flaxcottage wrote:ADT2 rocks! :D

As a quick question, I have both ADT 1.4 and 2.0.

I think I have 1.4 installed in the B. I'm assuming 2.0 is the Master128 version ?
by AndyF
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: File management
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: File management

Treecopy works very well. I'll admit I also use a version of Copyfiles as well (but there are a few bugged versions of this floating about that have odd effects) I see TC has been updated since I last downloaded. You can get an an .ssd with it here: http://mdfs.net/Software/FileTools/ , download JGH...
by AndyF
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Editing Basic (well kind of)
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Editing Basic (well kind of)

That seems to have done the trick, much appreciated. :) :) :)
by AndyF
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: JSW2 Map Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: JSW2 Map Wanted

Thanks. :) Those are the 'cut down' 'tape' ? version though. The full disc version layout is different. :) The 'cut down' (as per the map above) , reading from The Bathroom moving left: Bathroom > (left) > Dumb Waiter > (left) > Macaroni Ted > (left) > Fallout Shelter > (left) > Master Bedroom Altho...
by AndyF
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: JSW2 Map Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 895

JSW2 Map Wanted

:) I was going to tag this into my other topic but as its a completely different subject a new topic seems more appropriate. I was looking for a map of JSW, although there are a couple of excellent maps of the 'cut down' tape ( ? ) version, there does not appear to be the 'disc' version map anywhere...

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