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by richardtoohey
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: 34C3: Ultimate Apollo Guidance Computer Talk
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: 34C3: Ultimate Apollo Guidance Computer Talk

It certainly was an amazing machine. =D>

Haven't watched the talk, but have a couple of books on the topic that I browse every now and then.
by richardtoohey
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Dolphin Columns
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: Dolphin Columns

From Googling, it seems that Dolphin shows the modification date.
by richardtoohey
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: just a question for uk :)
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: just a question for uk :)

I went to Polytech in Bristol, and survived 3 years there.

Some nice bits and some not nice bits, like any city.

Can't remember any smoking pellets, though. Plenty of beer and cider ... :D
by richardtoohey
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: CPU International Crisis - Are We All Doomed?
Replies: 16
Views: 428

Re: CPU International Crisis - Are We All Doomed?

I think if you have home machines (well, ones built after 1995!), you just upgrade them and carry on with life. If you are responsible for servers, you'll still be waiting (like me) to find out how bad the performance impacts are going to be. But as Bruce says, this is probably just the beginning of...
by richardtoohey
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: programming
Topic: 32k memory management for dummies
Replies: 28
Views: 751

Re: 32k memory management for dummies

Can't answer all your questions, but often disc games would load in MODE 7 (lowest memory usage), then do *TAPE and shuffle code down to &E00. That wouldn't work for multi-load games. Look also for custom modes e.g. the 10K MODE 8 ... but not the resolution you are after: http://www.dfstudios.co...
by richardtoohey
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Question about Complete BBC Games site
Replies: 27
Views: 933

Re: Question about Complete BBC Games site

It might also be possible to fiddle with your browser settings (to override the site's CSS), but Paul's solution a bit neater! EDIT: e.g. in Firefox: Right-click on the body (in some blank space on the left-hand side, say) Select Inspect Element from the pop-up menu Should show <body> on the left-ha...
by richardtoohey
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Easy way to get a BASIC program from a text file into an emulator
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Easy way to get a BASIC program from a text file into an emulator

Diminished wrote:find any Linux utilities that will let me do something nice like drop the file into a disc or tape image, load the image in the emulator and *EXEC it
Maybe not "easy", but you can use Stephen's MMB Utils to do the copy-file-to-SSD part:

https://sweh.spuddy.org/Beeb/mmb_utils.html
by richardtoohey
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Dolphin Columns
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: Dolphin Columns

You do have the latest version - for Ubuntu, in the repository. To run the latest version available, I think you'll have to download the source code and build it manually, but given that it is a part of KDE 5 and Plasma, etc. there will be a load of dependencies you'll have to satisfy (hence the 200...
by richardtoohey
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: software: new games
Topic: Modification request for One Switch games
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Modification request for One Switch games

I can't work out the code in Catacastles as for how the input works I'm not exactly sure what you are after; the code looks like it's all BASIC: 240DIM B%(1,2),A(4,2),C%(2),KO%(2),P%(2),AN(2),OG%(2),G%(2), I%(2) ,DA%(2) ... 260KO%(1)=0:KO%(2)=0:C%(1)=0:C%(2)=0:AN(1)=1.6:AN(2)=4.7:G%(1)=0:G%(2)=0: I...
by richardtoohey
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Dolphin Columns
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: Dolphin Columns

Baloo looks like the KDE4/5 indexer and meta-data extractor that will get the meta-data (e.g. image size) from files - so looks like you have to set that up to index all files. Looks like Dolphin is part of a bigger KDE "eco-system" that expects baloo to be running. Looks like the very rec...
by richardtoohey
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: An odd collection
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: An odd collection

sweh wrote:(Why, yes, I did go through every coin and classified and counted them :-))
Bet you also made a spreadsheet :wink:
by richardtoohey
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: An odd collection
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: An odd collection

sweh wrote:Not sure why Dad got these; maybe he thought they'd be valuable one day!
My Dad does the same ... so I've got a UK Elizabeth Queen Mother from 1980, US $1 coin from 1978 and a South African coin (5s) from (maybe) 1952. Like you, not sure why ...
by richardtoohey
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Grump grump grump
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Grump grump grump

Sorry to hear, Stephen.

Take care,
Richard.
by richardtoohey
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Beebug Magazine supplements/catalogues
Replies: 39
Views: 1233

Re: Beebug Magazine supplements/catalogues

I might have my BITD Swarmer's Revenge tape around ... somewhere ... and also a Beebug catalogue (will probably be one of the ones posted here already, though!)
by richardtoohey
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 41
Views: 1809

Re: https certificates?

You might need DirectoryIndex ...
by richardtoohey
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Manually patching Windows EXE
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Manually patching Windows EXE

Can't remember where I found this one, but an interesting (?) read. https://0patch.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/did-microsoft-just-manually-patch-their.html Didn't think anyone was still doing patching like this (takes me back to defeating simple protection schemes on the BBC B with a few NOPs in place of...
by richardtoohey
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: OLD DATA RECORDER INFO REQUIRED
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: OLD DATA RECORDER INFO REQUIRED

overlander2 wrote:finally success.
=D> :D
by richardtoohey
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: OLD DATA RECORDER INFO REQUIRED
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: OLD DATA RECORDER INFO REQUIRED

Hi. Not sure what you mean by this bit: it looks to be saving programs onto the tape I cant then find it by using *CAT or doing LOAD "progname" Can hear it go over the program while tape running though. Do you mean that if you SAVE a program, then play back you can HEAR the program (i.e. t...
by richardtoohey
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils
Replies: 37
Views: 1048

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R6 - Felix Meets the Evil Weevils

KarateEd wrote:maybe I'm just getting old....
Pfff more like it's the cat's night off! :wink:

I'll try and get into this round, this game wasn't bad ...
by richardtoohey
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Beebug Pyramid Patience faulty
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Beebug Pyramid Patience faulty

But having tried a few obvious things ... it's definitely memory-constrained on a BBC B!
by richardtoohey
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: archive issues
Topic: Beebug Pyramid Patience faulty
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Beebug Pyramid Patience faulty

If you look at the magazine: http://8bs.com/othrdnld/beebug/scans/BeebUGv1207.zip pp. 44 There seems to be a single type-in, but it says Subscribers to the magazine disc will find the program in two parts, Pyramid and Pyr to include on-screen instructions . Doesn't mention being Master only. And pag...
by richardtoohey
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 77
Views: 1806

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

KarateEd wrote:Hope it helps Richard.....
Oops, before I could try again, Super Mario Odyssey arrived ... I've lost a week somewhere ... :roll:
by richardtoohey
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4349
Views: 264990

Re: Today I received.....

flaxcottage wrote:the calculator burst into life
=D> Had to re-read it, though, first time I thought it said "burst into fire"! :shock:
by richardtoohey
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 77
Views: 1806

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

KarateEd wrote:and move forward
Ah, that might be the bit I was missing. For the other ground hazards it's just jump jump jump ...

b-em not playing nicely on my new PC so will try jsbeeb.

Thanks for the tip, let's see if it makes any difference!
by richardtoohey
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers
Replies: 77
Views: 1806

Re: High Score Challenge S8 - R4 - Caveman Capers

Twitch ... those mushrooms ... managed to jump one, ONCE ... ](*,) 960 (seems to be the score you get when you are thwarted by the mushrooms of doom!)

Getting the same beeb-em corruption, might try in b-em (not that that will help my score!)
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by richardtoohey
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: XNView
Replies: 13
Views: 563

Re: XNView

Urgh ... my plan was to have a look at XNView, check out the source and see what was going on. But it's closed source ... and I had a mission even getting it to run on Ubuntu (tried 17.04 then 17.10) and got lost in a world of misery (the software center saying it was/wasn't/was installed, saying I ...
by richardtoohey
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: XNView
Replies: 13
Views: 563

Re: XNView

Thanks; I did Google for some sample files but wasn't sure what I was looking at ... so would end up barking up the wrong tree!

Will have a play and see if I can find anything useful ...
by richardtoohey
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Arduino Filestore
Replies: 39
Views: 1633

Re: Arduino Filestore

=D> and love the photos ... :D
by richardtoohey
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: XNView
Replies: 13
Views: 563

Re: XNView

@BeebMaster - can you post a sample file?
by richardtoohey
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4349
Views: 264990

Re: Today I received.....

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

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