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by pau1ie
Sat May 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 46
Views: 3191

Re: https certificates?

Thanks Daniel, that's brilliant!
by pau1ie
Fri May 25, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 55
Views: 586

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

A recent episode of money box spoke to people running an allotment association, the consensus was that it did apply to non commercial entities, but wasn't too hard to comply. I think the forum is pretty self service, we can delete our posts if we want, and can correct our own information. It's not l...
by pau1ie
Wed May 23, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: GOTEK and ADFS Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: GOTEK and ADFS Issue

It works fine for me (flashfloppy firmware V0.9.19a) on my Master 128 with no extra config for ADFS .adl and DFS .ssd. (Not tried writing though). As others noted it only emulates the floppy drive, so you need the controller and filesystem installed on your micro to make it work. I have a 1772 inter...
by pau1ie
Thu May 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 92
Views: 4558

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

Andy1979 wrote: As you say, the mountains of HDMI and USB cables were so overpriced to begin with that 50% off is still higher than Amazon prices.
Just back from my local store, and they are now 80% off, which brings them more in line with elsewhere.
by pau1ie
Thu May 03, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: New laptop
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: New laptop

To get even more serious, I would suggest, when they get a little bigger, not to buy a leapfrog tablet or other proprietary kids tablet? They are quite cheap but the software is terribly expensive for what it is, and they try and lock you in to their ecosystem. Far better to get a tablet (apple or a...
by pau1ie
Wed May 02, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: software: new games
Topic: New version of Frogger (was: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb)
Replies: 191
Views: 21512

Re: New version of Frogger (was: A demo of what is looking like a new Frogger for the beeb)

tricky wrote: I notice that the b-em link (to sth) is to quite an old version (may still be the latest release though).
I Think it is, though the new release candidate is looking very good. I will update it when a stable version is released.
by pau1ie
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4591
Views: 303258

Re: Today I received.....

Of course I am obliged to point out that anyone can play that online at:

bbcmicro.co.uk - UIM (Ultra Intelligent Machine)
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing services
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: 3D printing services

I have one, a 3drag marketed as a Velleman K8200, and I like the open nature of it. The design is several years old, so I am sure that there is newer and better technology available now. The thing to bear in mind is that it takes a lot of tinkering to get it working, they tend not to be like paper p...
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Educational Archive?
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Educational Archive?

I think this would be easiest to achieve by use of tags, which work in a similar manner to secondary genre at present. Most programs won't have these types of requirements, and some may have others, so I think something flexible should be used. Ebay is of course several orders of magnitude bigger bo...
by pau1ie
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Educational Archive?
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Educational Archive?

I was wondering about this too. It would be good to have extra search criteria / categories for educational stuff. If possible a bit on compatible controls too (touch screen, switch interface, joystick, micro mike etc). Categories can just be added to the existing database. Do you have any thoughts...
by pau1ie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Educational Archive?
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Educational Archive?

you might have two slightly different visions Probably. I think I am improving on what Lee suggested. He probably thinks I am ruining it! people looking for eduware might feel like second-class citizens I hadn't fully developed that thought, but we could have different home pages (Thinking about it...
by pau1ie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Educational Archive?
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Educational Archive?

That is something that crossed my mind. It does mean that there is only one place to put everything, and indeed look for everything, otherwise educational games need to go in both sites. I think I would prefer an additional control for this rather than primary genre. Also programs would need to atta...
by pau1ie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Midlands ABUG November 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 824

Re: Midlands ABUG November 2018

The problem is people book in the "not a booking thread" thread, so I am scared it will fill up before the real "booking thread" thread is created...
by pau1ie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Educational Archive?
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Educational Archive?

I have about 100 titles in a website on my laptop, but have very limited time over the next few months to work on this. However, with a flurry of activity in other areas, I am hoping if this can be put online, others can be persuaded to contribute. There was talk of creating a subdomain on bbcmicro....
by pau1ie
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4591
Views: 303258

Re: Today I received.....

I think this is probably as much solder as I will ever use!

Last week I was chuffed to receive this. The price was pretty reasonable, and I was expecting the green first edition. According to Elminster earlier in the thread, this is "much more rare", so I was pleased to receive the updated version!
by pau1ie
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4591
Views: 303258

Re: Today I received.....

Thanks to a suggestion from prime I received some solder. Couldn't they have found a bigger box though?
by pau1ie
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Games BBC Computers play
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Games BBC Computers play

My sister and I got this book out of the library, and typed in the games, which we thought were amazing (Easily pleased). We only have The Crypt of Gabon at present on the bbcmicro website. Do you think we could add the rest? Many of the games as in the book are buggy. I would say this The disc imag...
by pau1ie
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: b2 - new emulator
Replies: 89
Views: 6548

Re: b2 - new emulator

I build b2 on Arch Linux last night, and it worked fine. I already had the required libraries installed, so only had to install ninja. I only had a quick look around, but it seemed to work fine.
by pau1ie
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: B-Em
Replies: 368
Views: 20469

Re: B-Em

Comparing this version of b-em with the previous one, I notice it uses much less CPU. The previous one uses 1 1/4 core, mostly X, Sound is choppy, presumably because it is running slightly slower than full speed. The new version uses about 75% of a core on my aging laptop. I suspect this is caused b...
by pau1ie
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: B-Em
Replies: 368
Views: 20469

Re: B-Em

Coeus wrote: Paul, cloning clones the whole repository but leaves you on the master branch. The Allegro 5 branch you want is currently sf/allegro5 so after cloning:

Code: Select all

git checkout sf/allegro5
Thanks. That is what I was missing. I will give it a go (hopefully) tonight.
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: B-Em
Replies: 368
Views: 20469

Re: B-Em

I see the bugs I raised have been fixed, but I don't know enough about git to test it.

If I clone the repository the last commit I get is from 31 March, but the commit for the bug I raised was "4 days ago", which I assume means 18 April.

How do I download this version of the code to test it?
by pau1ie
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)

leenew wrote:That's cool Paul.
Could do that for every other game now please? :D

Lee.
I suspect that will start getting boring quite quickly. I might do some.

Can we have the other games from that book on the website? I can upload a disc image later.
by pau1ie
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: Adventures for your BBC Micro (Book)

The entry for that page says:
In this ADVENTURE program written by Ian Watt, you start outside the crypt
I will update the entry with the intro text from the book.
by pau1ie
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?
Replies: 63
Views: 2408

Re: Any short type-ins for unattended Beebs?

BigEd wrote:I thought it was worth a post elsewhere
Fame at last!
by pau1ie
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: B-Em
Replies: 368
Views: 20469

Re: B-Em

I did get the flickering again. It seems to be the first two runs after rebooting (weird), so it might be library or hardware related. I raised a bug anyway and linked to a rather rubbish video taken with my mobile. You can always close it if you don't think it is b-em.
by pau1ie
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: B-Em
Replies: 368
Views: 20469

Re: B-Em

I opened a bug for the disc drive noise. I can't reproduce the flickering line at present.I will try again this evening, and if I still can't reproduce it I will put it down to solar radiation or something!
by pau1ie
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: B-Em
Replies: 368
Views: 20469

Re: B-Em

I compiled from source and get: config: no config file found, using defaults model: no models defined in config file when I run it. It seems to be looking for b-em.cfg, but it doesn't look in the current directory (I am running it out of the directory where I compiled it). If I copy the file into ~/...
by pau1ie
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 149
Views: 15316

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

I enjoyed it, thanks. Seems amazingly complicated though, I think I will stick to watching the demo!
by pau1ie
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Is there a list of games that use co-pros?
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: Is there a list of games that use co-pros?

Then there is the x86 copro. See this thread for Master 512 Dos+ software, which is mostly (all?) games.