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by lurkio
Sun May 28, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Beebug magazines
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Beebug magazines

by lurkio
Sat May 27, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 446
Views: 32128

Where Are We? (1984), Prologic

From Ottly again: here's a copy of the vaguely sinister Where Are We? by Prologic for the Beeb. =D> 1.png (Good luck making head or tail of this one.) Play online: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/jsbeeb/play.php?autoboot&disc=https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/d2fkhn0677atgyr/WHERE.ssd Download: WHERE.ss...
by lurkio
Sat May 27, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 446
Views: 32128

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

All aboard the good ship Ottly : here's a copy of Settlement by, er, I don't know, actually! It's for the Beeb though. =D> 0.png 1.png Play online: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/jsbeeb/play.php?autoboot&disc=https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/f7b7pje2cbfzgwt/SETTLEMENT.ssd Download: SETTLEMENT.ssd.zip ...
by lurkio
Sat May 27, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 446
Views: 32128

WINDS/Sailing (1982), Longman

More booty from Ottly : a copy of WINDS - a Sailing Ship game by I Killbery, A Hills, and Longman Group, for the Beeb. =D> 2.png Untitled.png Play online: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/jsbeeb/play.php?autoboot&disc=https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/k14n678um3ch6lv/SAILING.ssd Download: SAILING.ssd.zip...
by lurkio
Sat May 27, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 446
Views: 32128

Quick-Cartage Company (1984), Jacaranda Software

Another delivery from Ottly : a copy of Quick-Cartage Company by Jacaranda Software for the Beeb. =D> ( You might very well say that this sounds like it might be almost as dull a game as Roads , and if you did then that would be your opinion, and you'd be entitled to it. I, however, make no comment....
by lurkio
Sat May 27, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: software: games
Topic: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC
Replies: 63
Views: 4969

Re: A new version of Phoenix for the BBC

tricky wrote:Finally, here is the first beta of what is now a playable game.

Boy am I terrible at this game, but wow is it good!

=D> =D> =D>
by lurkio
Sat May 27, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Mac BeebEm3 - user-defined keyboard
Replies: 49
Views: 991

Re: Mac BeebEm3 - user-defined keyboard

Just a quick note to say that MacBeebem 3 and 4 both have trouble playing the current latest version of tricky's Phoenix game : the text jitters on startup, and the game keeps freezing and unfreezing during play. (Win BeebEm running under Wine in macOS plays the game without any apparent problems.) ...
by lurkio
Fri May 26, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 446
Views: 32128

Cunning Running (1984), Jacaranda Software

More from Ottly : a copy of Cunning Running by Jacaranda Software for the Beeb. =D> Don't know too much about this one. No documentation found as yet. CunningRunning.png Play online: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/jsbeeb/play.php?autoboot&disc=https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/aww3ybun5nc9ir4/CUNNING.s...
by lurkio
Thu May 25, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 446
Views: 32128

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Another one from Ottly : a copy of Australian Cities (a geography quiz) for the Beeb. (Dunno who wrote it.) =D> 1.png Play online: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/jsbeeb/play.php?autoboot&disc=https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/70xui32a69w9qh0/CITIES.ssd Download: CITIES.ssd.zip :idea:
by lurkio
Thu May 25, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 446
Views: 32128

On Trial: Ned Kelly (1988), Compass Software

` Thanks again to Ottly for providing us with a copy of On Trial: Ned Kelly by Compass Software for the Beeb. =D> 1.png I don't have any instructions for this, and I've only had a quick go, but it looks like you give commands to the game by pressing the function keys. More info: http://trove.nla.gov...
by lurkio
Thu May 25, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Archive not in STH
Replies: 446
Views: 32128

Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Here is the Manual for Raft-Away River plus a scan of the front cover. I'm looking for the Manuals for Jacaranda's Cunning Running if anyone has those. Belated thanks for the Raft-Away River manual! I'm afraid I don't have any docs for Cunning Running, but do you happen to have the actual software?...
by lurkio
Thu May 25, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Morse Code Reader (1984)
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Morse Code Reader (1984)

If anyone is 'really' interested in Morse Code (?) I have a two Datong Morse Tutors - a few details ... Interesting! Thanks. Basically I was idly thinking that if someone could come up with an interface circuit to sit between the Beeb analogue port and an audio (e.g. earphones) signal, then perhaps...
by lurkio
Wed May 24, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 2375

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

After some messing around trying to adjust the speed of West Quest, here's the UEF and a screenshot. No guarantees about the UEF, of course, but it appears to work. This is great! Thanks, David. Did you make a constant speed adjustment or did the speed vary across different sections of the audio? :?:
by lurkio
Wed May 24, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 8 bit Haiku
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: 8 bit Haiku

Old Beebs and new Popes
Have little in common but
Round caps and white smoke

[-o<
by lurkio
Wed May 24, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 2375

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

Thanks, sydney and Col! Wolf Pac III , has lots of *FX15,1 & *FX9,40 etc that all need taken out to so can run from disc Eh? I thought *FX15,1 cleared the current input buffer. And *FX9 changed the blink rate of flashing colours or summat? Here's a transfer to .SSD disc-image: WOLFPACK.ssd.zip P...
by lurkio
Tue May 23, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Morse Code Reader (1984)
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Morse Code Reader (1984)

Here's a copy of Morse Reader , by (I think) JEP Electronics, bought on tape on eBay and then transerred to a .SSD disc-image: MORSE.ssd.zip Scan.jpg There were two identical copies of the program on the tape. The program expected you to connect some sort of transducer or interface circuit to the an...
by lurkio
Tue May 16, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: b2 - new emulator
Replies: 62
Views: 1093

Re: b2 - new emulator

I can't seem to get the latest release (0.0.2) to run on macOS 10.10.5. If I double-click the .app icon, I'm told the application "requires OS X 10.11 or later". If I do Show Package Contents and navigate to the b2 executable in the MacOS directory, I get a Terminal window and a b2 window ...
by lurkio
Tue May 16, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Mac BeebEm3 - user-defined keyboard
Replies: 49
Views: 991

Re: Mac BeebEm3 - user-defined keyboard

I don't know if this is a bug or feature. The emulator explicitly presses the return key to generate the first key interrupt to start processing the clipboard data. Without the emulator pressing some key, the data in the clipboard can't get processed. I have tried using non destructive keys like sh...
by lurkio
Mon May 15, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Mac BeebEm3 - user-defined keyboard
Replies: 49
Views: 991

Re: Mac BeebEm3 - user-defined keyboard

If people can let me know which features they would like as a priority, I will see if I can find time. I should have mentioned in my previous reply another long-standing bug in Mac BeebEm (which is also present in Win BeebEm): if you copy some text in any macOS app other than BeebEm and then paste ...
by lurkio
Sun May 14, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 2375

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

I just had box SW099, but wasn't able to get any software off it. The cassette for westquest played too slowly. I recovered some audio, maybe it will work? Can't get the audio file to load. Too many "Data?" and "Block?" errors and the filename is corrupting like crazy from block...
by lurkio
Sun May 14, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 2375

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

Hereward and Whispy wood had corruptions on the disc. The catalogue would display but they wouldn't load on a Master. Hereward does claim to work on a master. Anyway, I copied the manuals. Data CRC errors? I wonder if your FSDmaker prog would be able to help with that, BillC? Needs a Model B probab...
by lurkio
Sun May 14, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 2375

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

Red Side 1 (Baby Boomer edition) question data seems good too! (I didn't even have to convert the WAV in any way. I'm just using the VLC app on my Mac laptop to play the WAV. I've plugged an earphone-size audio lead into the headphones socket of the laptop, and the other end of the lead is coupled t...
by lurkio
Sun May 14, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 2375

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

Ah, wait! I do seem to have got the audio playing into my Master now (from laptop, first converted to mono 8-bit WAV), having first loaded the Young Player .SSD disc image via DataCentre! And it does seem to be readable question data in your WAV file for Blue Side 1. (Or at least the game seems to c...
by lurkio
Sun May 14, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 2375

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

Can u upload the Blue game tape (the main game program) Simon already uploaded it yesterday - box-sw31.zip. It is tp-young-player.ssd Ah! I've got the main program to run now, but it can't seem to make sense of what I've done to convert the question data tape to .CSW. This is all in BeebEm though. ...
by lurkio
Sun May 14, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 2375

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

Has anyone been able to make sense of the data? I had a quick look at the Blue question tape and converted it to CSW, and BeebEm recognises it as data of some sort, but can't load or *CAT it. :( Can u upload the Blue game tape (the main game program) -- if it exists -- so we can see if it loads in ...
by lurkio
Sun May 14, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 2375

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

Daco Software .. The Storyine ... Educational computer program for the BBC microcomputer ... (C) Daco Software 1983 Many thanks for this. I've hacked it so that it merrily spews out its gibberish stories without waiting for user input: http://bbcmicro.co.uk/jsbeeb/play.php?autoboot&disc=https:/...
by lurkio
Sat May 13, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 2375

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

sydney wrote:Contents of box sw31.

Thanks!

=D> =D>

sydney wrote:Data tapes from trivial pursuit seem to be in a format we cant easily put on disk so paul is attempting to caputre the audio.

Good luck!

[-o< [-o<
by lurkio
Sat May 13, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 2375

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

Btw, would anyone be able to check if Game Core can be archived too?:

:?:
by lurkio
Sat May 13, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 2375

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

Great stuff, Paul! Thanks! (Don't stop! :wink: [-o< )

=D> =D> =D>
by lurkio
Fri May 12, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: Mac BeebEm3 - user-defined keyboard
Replies: 49
Views: 991

Re: Mac BeebEm3 - user-defined keyboard

Strange the new version is not starting even if I open up the package. EDIT: ignore, deleted all the rubbish, accidently dragged a file to a parent folder. DOH. BTW: I am making an Alias of the main exe buried in the package and then shifting that up the directory structure, so it is almost likw it...

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