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by richardtoohey
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4225
Views: 225525

Re: Today I received.....

Hhhhmmm, the pirate looks mighty familiar, though ... [-X

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by richardtoohey
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4225
Views: 225525

Re: Today I received.....

Lardo Boffin wrote:Jiffy bag
Confucius say "Man who stick head in plastic bag die in a Jiffy" ... boom-boom! No, OK, sorry. [-X 8) :-$
by richardtoohey
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Reorganising the Attic a bit...
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Reorganising the Attic a bit...

=D> Puts me to shame ... I've still not sorted out my mess, and the piles of boxes have more boxes on top ... and every time I go in there and think, "Right, this time I will tidy it up" ... I end up moving things from one side to the other and then ... give up. :-({|= Need to get rid of s...
by richardtoohey
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Beeb strange behaviour randomly with MMC
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Beeb strange behaviour randomly with MMC

spark001uk wrote:sometimes when I press break after playing a game, I get odd things happen. After some games it’ll be fine, and some it won’t.
Some games (but not that many) can leave the machine in a state that a power on/off would be required, but I think you've got more going on here. Good luck.
by richardtoohey
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Graphic Adventure Creator
Replies: 24
Views: 1236

Re: Graphic Adventure Creator

Will be interested to see how you get on ... think I had the briefest of experimentation with GAC in the 80s and then I drifted onto something else ... as usual! Attention-span of a butterfly ... ](*,)
by richardtoohey
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Graphic Adventure Creator
Replies: 24
Views: 1236

Re: Graphic Adventure Creator

Here's a better go of it - should be a lot more usable ... (haven't bothered with trying to copy the cover art, so if you want to see that, look at the file I posted above this one.)
by richardtoohey
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Graphic Adventure Creator
Replies: 24
Views: 1236

Re: Graphic Adventure Creator

Couldn't find the manual for the Beeb version of Graphic Adventure Creator (GAC), by Incentive, anywhere online Is that still the case ... I've just dug out my GAC box from BITD and I have the manual (think I promised to image the disc for you many many months back :oops: but will try and go a bit ...
by richardtoohey
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Re: Two BBC Micros free around Mar 2018

Sounds a bit sad. :(

Can't you put them in storage or leave in a relative's loft until you return? Or have you got a one-way ticket?

Good luck.
by richardtoohey
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Xanadu Adventure hints and tips
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Xanadu Adventure hints and tips

lurkio wrote:it wrongly assumes that you'll always find the money before you get past the troll
These threads are like the hardware ones; in a completely different language! :lol: :?: [-X :-#
by richardtoohey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Loading a tape in jsbeeb
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Loading a tape in jsbeeb

=D>

I wasn't sure about re-using utils.unzipDiscImage but it seemed (from a quick skim!) to be handling zip data regardless of tape/disc so hopefully OK (I didn't try a zipped UEF.)
by richardtoohey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Idea of Summer Fun
Replies: 79
Views: 2131

Re: My Idea of Summer Fun

My 2c is that there is a LOT to like about Python :D =D> ... BUT ... I've been stung every time I try and write some significant code by some silly mistake I've made with indention and wasted too many hours of my life trying to find out where I went wrong. ](*,) :-({|= People are different, their br...
by richardtoohey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton
Replies: 63
Views: 1899

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Thanks, I imagined it would be hours and thought it was an odd choice for high scores, but then just having had a quick whirl it doesn't take long (as you say) to get through each level. Once you've figured out the puzzles. :D Wonder if anyone does speed-running through Repton? Might be something fo...
by richardtoohey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton
Replies: 63
Views: 1899

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

Got to the last bits of level 3 but botched up a few of the puzzles ... ](*,) repton.jpg If Tim Tyler did this when he was 15 (IIRC) I do wonder what he's up to now!? Long way to go to catch up with you, Ed, but will see if my fading brain cells can at least get me through level 3. I haven't got the...
by richardtoohey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: general
Topic: Arcade BBS
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: Arcade BBS

That would be good; I can't see the ROMs (OBBS or EBBS) or disc images (OBBS) anywhere ... might be looking in the wrong places. :D
by richardtoohey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: general
Topic: Arcade BBS
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: Arcade BBS

What bits have you got? The OBBS ROMs and x2 discs and the EBBS ROM? I'm hunting round the forums and find mention of you having this stuff but no uploads (one link (that still works) to the OBBS manual.) Just wondering from the bits you have got how far you'd be from re-creating EBBS by reverse eng...
by richardtoohey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Loading a tape in jsbeeb
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Loading a tape in jsbeeb

Browser caching ... gnnnarrrrr Link a bit mangled (you can't use it obviously but it doesn't show the tape= part properly above): http://localhost/jsbeeb/index.html?tape=http://localhost/jsbeeb/videosRevenge.uef Still not sure if you need a tape chunk, but here's what it looked like if you need it: ...
by richardtoohey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Loading a tape in jsbeeb
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Loading a tape in jsbeeb

Had a hack at it for you. Seems to set up the correct tape, but you have to do a *TAPE and CH."" so not exactly 100% what you want. Yet. All the action in main.js so far: Copy/pasted the http/https block as you suggested - middle chunk below 655 if (schema === '|' || schema === "sth&q...
by richardtoohey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Turtle LOGO for BBC Compact
Replies: 18
Views: 693

Re: Turtle LOGO for BBC Compact

That's the problem with 3 letter extensions, they can have more than one meaning! :D

Didn't really find much useful from a quick search, but there's e.g. http://acorn.revivalteam.de/?site=DiscImaging

Just to show that the "A" in ADF can mean other things.
by richardtoohey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: general
Topic: Arcade BBS
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: Arcade BBS

Hi, Stuart.

Is this the Acorn BBS "server" you've been looking for?

Or a BBS client so that you can access boards?

I wonder every now and then how your quest is going! :D
by richardtoohey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton
Replies: 63
Views: 1899

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R8 - Repton

New high score, managed to finish all 12 levels =D> but a bit off-putting when I haven't even started! How long did you have to play for to get through all 12 levels (I mean the one game where you did it, not total time for all attempts, if that makes sense.) Definitely one of the best BBC games. C...
by richardtoohey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Idea of Summer Fun
Replies: 79
Views: 2131

Re: My Idea of Summer Fun

The "only" snag is that as KeyNeeds KBs don't have Function keys one cannot access B-em's menuing system and one has to Quit B-em using a KILL signal. If you are building from source (which I think from your posts you are) you should be able to change the use of the F keys or at least set...
by richardtoohey
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: What has been happening?
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: What has been happening?

Arcadian wrote:Anyway, thanks Paul for the sterling work on bringing our vision for a BBC Micro games archive to life! =D>
Hear, hear, I kept volunteering and then dropping out :oops:

So good on you for persevering! =D>
by richardtoohey
Sat May 27, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 4694

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

Thanks for sharing. =D>

I get the general principle of how this is meant to work but every time I try and really understand it, it dribbles out my ears. :oops: ](*,)

So when I get that nice quiet day, all to myself #-o :roll: :-({|= I'll have a look at the Python code.
by richardtoohey
Wed May 24, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 425
Views: 28781

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Ha! it seem that all the last blocks are short. I'll ask Richard if he can fix it. A bug? In my code? Never! :^o Had a quick look, nothing obvious but suspect maybe it will depend on the titles used - maybe if you don't fill all the 16K and 32K slots there's a gap at the end; 16K in this case. Mayb...
by richardtoohey
Wed May 24, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: BBC micro stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: BBC micro stuff

tricky wrote:Off topic, but is wanted to thankyouk in your own thread, for the BBC lives!, which was the site that in the late 90s prompted me to get my beeb back out. Thanks.
And +1 from me on that. :D
by richardtoohey
Mon May 22, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: ADFS 1.30 disassembly
Replies: 64
Views: 2508

Re: ADFS 1.30 disassembly

This looks like it is testing to see if the ULA is running in Mode 0..3, and if so switching to Mode 6. Just curious, is that related to this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_Electron#ADFS_quirks ... *COMPACT command used screen memory (by default) as working space during the operation, and the...
by richardtoohey
Mon May 22, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn Electron / BBC Master 128
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Acorn Electron / BBC Master 128

He can't PM you, he's not made enough posts.
by richardtoohey
Sun May 07, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga
Replies: 59
Views: 1995

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga

Bit better on b-em ... but don't think the Enter key is working fast enough :^o so will try on a real BBC next.
Zalaga2.jpg

24120 but can definitely do better ... ](*,)
by richardtoohey
Sun May 07, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga
Replies: 59
Views: 1995

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga

FourthStone wrote:The graphics on BeebEm tear quite a lot
It uses some undocumented 6502 instructions - so make sure you allow those in your Beebem settings.
by richardtoohey
Sun May 07, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga
Replies: 59
Views: 1995

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga

KarateEd wrote:BeebEm is the one for you
Nope, that's the one I use but the version I have to use doesn't have keyboard mapping.

But you did make me think of using b-em, which I can map A/S to instead of Caps Lock/Ctrl, so I'll have a go on that.

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