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by KarateEd
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 26
Views: 686

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Just a note folks. Restarts are not going to be banned. We work on a trust system here. We don't purposely let our guy die just to pimp the points so let's just do our best and if we get a high score because we're inept at the game, it's just the way it is for this particular game. I know it doesn't...
by KarateEd
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 26
Views: 686

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

I will remember it and one day work my way through all the levels though. It's totally my sort of game :) That's definitely one of the objectives of the High Score Challenge, I think - finding some gems you missed from BITD, or new games like Richard's Centipede. It's not all about winning. :D WHAT...
by KarateEd
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 26
Views: 686

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Ok, I guess in this one if you don't do well.... ie: get cornered and have to start the level again from beginning, it works in your favour score-wise..... I hate it when that happens..... 12,030 ......

Ed......

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by KarateEd
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 26
Views: 686

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

High Score Tables Updated......

Ed...... :-)
by KarateEd
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 26
Views: 686

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

Made it to level 2 and completely lost my mojo...... 5,415 ......

Ed......

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by KarateEd
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoring Beeb #5
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Restoring Beeb #5

=D> Looks pretty good for a 20 quid machine. :D It actually is in pretty good shape. I'm surprised because this machine exterior is crazy dirty. It needs a good retrobrighting which is coming up probably a couple of weeks. The inside was the usual 'dusty' dirty, nothing horrendous but the washing r...
by KarateEd
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoring Beeb #5
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Restoring Beeb #5

Well, the keyboard had 2 keys that wouldn't work to start. I used electric contact cleaner to get one of them working (used it on all the keys for safety use down the road) but the other refused period so using a donor keyboard, I replaced it. I also deep cleaned the keyboard, Q-tips for the under t...
by KarateEd
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoring Beeb #5
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Restoring Beeb #5

Everything seems to work fine on this new/old Beeb so now it's time to shut it down and get the retrobrighting done......and of course get the keyboard working as it should.

Ed......
by KarateEd
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoring Beeb #5
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Restoring Beeb #5

ok, looks like the pin was very, very slightly out of alignment. After many scourings with the magnifying glass and patience with a small screwdriver was able to get the pin in the right place and I've attached the DC. Now I have to burn a ROM for the DC to put in this machine and it should all be g...
by KarateEd
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoring Beeb #5
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Restoring Beeb #5

All the pins should be straight and true. The two eject arms/levers should sit so that the line socket can 'plug' in freely. On the line socket, none of the connector holes should be filled in or blocked. Maybe give the plug and the line socket a clean with IPA (IPA in a spray can / aerosol can is ...
by KarateEd
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoring Beeb #5
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Restoring Beeb #5

Still have a problem with the DataCentre but I'm sure it will fix once I can get the connector on all the way. It is reluctant to go past a certain point and I can't see why. That's usually down to one of the pins being bent / folded. I agree and checked for that but can't see a bent pin anywhere. ...
by KarateEd
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoring Beeb #5
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Restoring Beeb #5

Found the problem with the BASIC chip. There was a bent pin not making contact so ergo, no BASIC. I've since fixed that. Still have a problem with the DataCentre but I'm sure it will fix once I can get the connector on all the way. It is reluctant to go past a certain point and I can't see why. Ed.....
by KarateEd
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoring Beeb #5
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Restoring Beeb #5

Well, 2 problems....... after hooking it up to a DataCentre and monitor.... It wouldn't boot with the DC, just a long beep so the port is likely hooped. Does anyone know what chip/chips affect the 1Mhz port? The other one is Language? It's behaving as if there is no language chip in there but there ...
by KarateEd
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoring Beeb #5
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Restoring Beeb #5

Geez, you could grow potatoes in there.

Ed......
by KarateEd
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoring Beeb #5
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Restoring Beeb #5

Well folks, I went and got the Beeb out of my workshop. I had yet to clean it, cap it or make sure it works. I bought it for about 20 pounds a bit over a year ago. It was dirty, looked like it was kept in something other than my workshop, like maybe a loft that had some holes that let the weather in...
by KarateEd
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master Keyboard Issue - need expert opinions
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Master Keyboard Issue - need expert opinions

Ok, noone has yet confirmed that I should be looking at track 15. Would someone please verify that for me. Next thing is it is related to the Master being on long enough to heat things up, at least that's what seems to be happening. I've never troubleshot a keyboard schematic but it shouldn't be too...
by KarateEd
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: My Wife

Thanks folks, it just shows the quality of people on this site. Most of us have never met yet there it is, a caring community.

Thank you so much,

Ed......
by KarateEd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: My Wife

All the best, Ed. I think doing as you are doing - counting the blessings you had - 42 years - is a better approach than dwelling on what you've lost. Celebrate the life and the person and the good times you had. Doesn't feel like there's much useful we can do to help, but we're here. Take care, Ri...
by KarateEd
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: My Wife

Thanks all for their kind thoughts and sentiments and prayers. Alison has been put to rest now in the manner that she wished. I'll be eternally grateful having her for a wife for 42 years on this earthly plane as my life would not even be close to what it is without her. I've never looked forward to...
by KarateEd
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: My Wife

Ah my retro friends.....

Thank you so much for your love and support. We can feel that here..... and it means a tremendous amount at times like this.

Ed......
by KarateEd
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: My Wife

Hi All, Once again I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks for your kind sentiments. This is very tough Dave, unimaginable but I knew it was more than 50-50 my darling would leave this earth before me. Having said that, it's going to be a bit like AA where it's a step at a time until I can get back to ...
by KarateEd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

Re: My Wife

Just a very quick note. This is very tough and your support does mean a lot to me.

Thank you all so much for that my friends and we'll see you on here soon.

Ed......
by KarateEd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Wife
Replies: 39
Views: 1129

My Wife

Dear friends, The last 2 days have been hell for me and my family. I took my wife into the hospital yeasterday and 6:30 PM my time today, she passed on. She was quite ill but this was not expected. I won't probably be around much over the next couple weeks so if you have the inclination, would you p...
by KarateEd
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

ok, just a bit of a bump up, got to the 3rd level again... and about 1 line through it....sheesh, it's difficult...... 4,337 ......

Ed...... :-)

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by KarateEd
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

Had a decent run finally. I think my mind is starting to get around this one a bit. Got to the 3rd level where I bombed out after climbing a couple rungs....ah well.... 8 bit gaming, you have to like it...... 4,285 ......

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by KarateEd
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

Finally got a bit better score, actually was unlucky to not get over 3k..... 2,839 ......

Ed...... :-)

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by KarateEd
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

High Score Tables Updated......

Ed...... :-)
by KarateEd
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

The slightest of improvements - ...... 2,372 ......

Ed...... :-)

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by KarateEd
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

High Score Tables Updated......

Ed...... :-)
by KarateEd
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R4 - Corporate Climber

Got through screen 1 again and a few climbs up the ladder on 2.... starting to get it a bit.... 2270 ....

Ed...... :-)

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