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by sa_scott
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac

billcarr2005 wrote:
sa_scott wrote:The K key would be great!


Enjoy! :)


Thanks very much. I can play this just in time for the Winter Solstice :-P

Steve
by sa_scott
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac

Before we do that, let's try to get to the bottom of why exactly you're having such difficulty with the asterisk key..? I'm on a Mac, and I'm able to use Mac BeebEm , Win BeebEm (in a virtual Windows 7 installation), Win BeebEm (under WINE ), Win B-Em (under WINE), and JSBeeb (in a browser) to play...
by sa_scott
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac

billcarr2005 wrote:Whcih BBC key do you have in mind to replace the " : ", that works well on a Mac keyboard? :)


The K key would be great!
by sa_scott
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac

If you can load / save the file DRUID2 within an emulator, the offsets for all the INKEY functions are as follows If you have another key in mind, I can modify the file and post the new SSD here? Thanks for your reply. Would you mind if you can create the SSD? If I was using Windows or Linux I woul...
by sa_scott
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker
Replies: 42
Views: 1353

Re: New Release: Retro Software's WHITE LIGHT by Sarah Walker

I've just tried White Light using jsBeeb on my iMac. My goodness, it's good! I wish there was a * key mapped to Mac keyboards though. It's a major poke in the eye for retrogaming Beeb games on the Mac :cry: Nevertheless, I managed to reach level 2. Congrats Sarah Walker and Retro Software on this ma...
by sa_scott
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Codename Druid - can't play on Mac
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Codename Druid - can't play on Mac

Hi everyone, I'd love to play Codename Druid on my Mac. I've got a copy hosted on my website somewhere (my Mac's fusion drive is getting in serious trouble, so I've lost Clipboard functionality, I can't cut and paste a URL - it is on bbcmicro.co.uk). I'd love to play this game on the Mac, but the ju...
by sa_scott
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 156
Views: 7959

Re: Acorn Art Thread

It might be the program called 'Artwork', on the penultimate Fast Access disc 3-1-A in the FAC section of the 8BS library: http://8bs.com/catalogue.htm#Fast%20Access%20Magazine%20Volume%201 I'm pretty sure it was called Megadraw. I'll have to read my own diary buried somewhere on my website to be s...
by sa_scott
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 156
Views: 7959

Re: Acorn Art Thread

What an excellent thread. Amazing what can be achieved with a limited palette. Saying that though, those eight colours do include the primary and secondary colours. With that, any colour is possible with the right dithering/mixing techniques. I have no idea if it's available for download somewhere, ...
by sa_scott
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Old 3.5" floppy discs of personal work
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Old 3.5" floppy discs of personal work

Thanks to those of you who got in touch. I have a potential contact - now I only need the time :D

Kind Regards

Steve
by sa_scott
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Micro User Subscription Discs (Feb 1990 - Oct 1992)
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Micro User Subscription Discs (Feb 1990 - Oct 1992)

Thanks for that. I've replied to your email :D

Steve
by sa_scott
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Old 3.5" floppy discs of personal work
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Old 3.5" floppy discs of personal work

Thanks for your suggestions guys. I am aware of Omniflop, but you need a compatible disk drive to use that. I only have an iMac, so using USB floppy drives isn't going to be an option. I don't work in London now, so meeting up at ROUGOL will be difficult. I'll give the discs an inspection, and see w...
by sa_scott
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Old 3.5" floppy discs of personal work
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Old 3.5" floppy discs of personal work

Hi all, and belated Seasons Greetings! I've come across a set of about 20 3.5" discs with personal work myself and my brother created, and was wondering whether anyone locally had an Acorn machine for me to attempt to read them? I've honestly no idea if any of them will work, as they've been st...
by sa_scott
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Micro User Subscription Discs (Feb 1990 - Oct 1992)
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Micro User Subscription Discs (Feb 1990 - Oct 1992)

Hi everyone, and belated Christmas Greetings :D I'm having a clearout at home, and came across a set of Micro User 3.5" subscription discs from February 1990 to October 1992 inclusive. Only March 1990 is missing. Pedants will note that the October 1992 disc would be the first issue of Acorn Com...
by sa_scott
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Looking for a platform game
Replies: 15
Views: 1372

Re: Looking for a platform game

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Qwak. It's a very slick platformer. The author has written versions for PC, Mac and tablets. Again, very nicely done.

Steve
by sa_scott
Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Goldbank game
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Goldbank game

I've gone and extracted a long lost favourite of mine, from a Fast Access disc, called Goldbank, and given it a shiny new SSD for play via jsBeeb. https://t.co/Jel8Lrph93 Published sometime in late 1988/early 1989, Goldbank is a bright, colourful arcade game, where you work as a bank teller in the W...
by sa_scott
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Article on preparing disc images for emulators
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Article on preparing disc images for emulators

Fantastic stuff! Thanks for sharing! :) Maybe worth noting about any CORS stuff you may have had to enable on the disc hosting site? Cheers Matt :D Think I may have to search through our correspondence, I don't recall having to setup anything like CORS on my server. This is where the game downloads...
by sa_scott
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Article on preparing disc images for emulators
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Article on preparing disc images for emulators

Hi all, You may remember I posted some retro gaming jsBeeb goodies around Christmas time: http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10471 I also made some posts on Facebook linking to said games, that could be played via jsBeeb, as I had made special bootable disc images I uploaded to...
by sa_scott
Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Happy Christmas - 2015!
Replies: 19
Views: 1577

Re: Happy Christmas - 2015!

Merry Christmas everybody. Keep it retro :D
by sa_scott
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb
Replies: 11
Views: 1257

Re: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb

I added two more sort of festive themed offerings onto Facebook, but didn't add them here. As a loose tie in to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this game harks back to a key sequence from The Empire Strikes Back. Loose tie-in aside, 3D Asteroids, from the Micro User March 1989 issue is ...
by sa_scott
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb
Replies: 11
Views: 1257

Re: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb

An interesting-looking type-in game from Electron User was mentioned in an unexpected place . It looks a bit like Jet Power Jack if you use a bit of imagination. ;) I happened to come across this, while doing my research. I could certainly add that in, as it's written in Basic, it could qualify for...
by sa_scott
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb
Replies: 11
Views: 1257

Re: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb

Here's my next festive themed offering. Here's Gordon Key's Pendragon. Published in the June 1986 edition of The Micro User magazine, it's basically a clone of Pengo, Percy Penguin etc. The plot involves sugar cubes, but they look like ice blocks to me. And your character is definitely a penguin. So...
by sa_scott
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: HSC - Christmas Crackers! - Hopper
Replies: 18
Views: 1798

Re: HSC - Christmas Crackers! - Hopper

Here's the jsBeeb link for Hopper:

https://bbc.godbolt.org/?disc=sth%3AAco ... p&autoboot

Cheers

Steve
by sa_scott
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: HSC - Christmas Crackers! - Qwak
Replies: 14
Views: 1299

Re: HSC - Christmas Crackers! - Qwak

Here's the jsBeeb link for Qwak:

https://bbc.godbolt.org/?disc=sth%3ASup ... p&autoboot

Cheers

Steve
by sa_scott
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: HSC - Christmas Crackers! - Frenzy
Replies: 17
Views: 1189

Re: HSC - Christmas Crackers! - Frenzy

Here's the jsBeeb link for Frenzy:

https://bbc.godbolt.org/?disc=sth%3AMic ... p&autoboot

Cheers

Steve
by sa_scott
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: HSC - Christmas Crackers! - Duck!
Replies: 28
Views: 1811

Re: HSC - Christmas Crackers! - Duck!

Here's the jsBeeb link for Duck!

https://bbc.godbolt.org/?disc=sth%3AFir ... p&autoboot


Cheers

Steve
by sa_scott
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: HSC - Christmas Crackers! - Castle of Gems
Replies: 16
Views: 1218

Re: HSC - Christmas Crackers! - Castle of Gems

Here's the jsBeeb link for those of you interested.

https://bbc.godbolt.org/?disc=sth%3AMRM ... p&autoboot

Cheers

Steve
by sa_scott
Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb
Replies: 11
Views: 1257

Re: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb

Yeah, and it's rubbish! :lol: My condolences to anyone who bought that twice ! I remember seeing the advert back in the day though and thinking it looked really good. Having had to sit through the rather slow drawing intro screen, I was initially impressed by the colourful appearance. Then I played...
by sa_scott
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb
Replies: 11
Views: 1257

Re: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb

Incidentally, I cobbled together some text on how I used bbcim to perform the necessary extractions. More for my own knowledge than anything else. If anyone's interested, I can tidy it up and add it as a blog posting or something. I figure there may be others out there interested in doing it, but di...
by sa_scott
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb
Replies: 11
Views: 1257

Re: Festive BBC games for jsBeeb

Hi Simon, All six games are present under jsBeeb's Stairway to Hell linkup (plus Santa's Delivery, but the STH version is broken, but see below): ⋅ Qwak - https://bbc.godbolt.org/?disc=sth%3ASuperior%2FQwak.zip&autoboot ⋅ Frenzy - https://bbc.godbolt.org/?disc=sth%3AMicropowe...

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