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by Dave Footitt
Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 22 Nov HALIFAX
Replies: 147
Views: 21868

Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Nice one, really looking forward to this un =D>
by Dave Footitt
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu on OS X 10.9.4
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Re: RPCEmu on OS X 10.9.4

Aha, the Windows version works so I've got me files off \:D/
by Dave Footitt
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: software
Topic: First Word Plus
Replies: 0
Views: 628

First Word Plus

Hi all

Does anyone have a copy of First Word Plus which works on the RPC?

Did it ever work on that thing?
by Dave Footitt
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu on OS X 10.9.4
Replies: 1
Views: 820

RPCEmu on OS X 10.9.4

Having trouble getting this to run at all (with a variety of ROM images)

Anyone else had any luck? I have a hard disk image and wouldn't mind getting the data off it (.hd4)
by Dave Footitt
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Advice on Arc game programming
Replies: 21
Views: 2719

Re: Advice on Arc game programming

Having tried to code Gauntlet on the A310 back in the 80's I can see just how impressive that bit of coding is. I found some source code for that a while back, but the demo with loads of ghosts chasing you seems to be missing. RoadBlasters faired a bit better, you can drive along and see bends appe...
by Dave Footitt
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 22 Nov HALIFAX
Replies: 147
Views: 21868

Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

sydney wrote:Beebmaster has confirmed his place, only 3 left!

\:D/ Looking like a good event!
by Dave Footitt
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Mike's Discs 17 & 18 two MIA!
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: Mike's Discs 17 & 18 two MIA!

Wow, that's a blast from the past! I remember having that helicopter one, ace
by Dave Footitt
Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: I'm working on a version of Super Breakout
Replies: 40
Views: 4801

Re: I'm working on a version of Super Breakout

Always back up your work. Time to start again. Yet again. Bah, that's rough, and all the more frustrating when time is at such a premium these days. Could be worth checking out Mercurial or Git for source control? Make sure you push your changes remotely now and then, or even set up a GitHub account.
by Dave Footitt
Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 22 Nov HALIFAX
Replies: 147
Views: 21868

Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

daveejhitchins wrote:re we getting JG an alarm clock . . . :wink:

A nice mini Model B with a choice of Byte The Apple tunes? :)
by Dave Footitt
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Chuckie Egg XT
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: Chuckie Egg XT

Ace, top work all involved!

Joystick support has been a bit of a sticking point with my eldest, I'll give this one a go with him now
by Dave Footitt
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 22 Nov HALIFAX
Replies: 147
Views: 21868

Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Just tried the mobile site, it would let me book a family room for two nights for 2 Adults, 1 Child but not 2 Adults, 2 Children - assume that's what the problem was? Yeah - 2 adults, 2 kids. If I come over Friday I can make the curry. To be honest could do with being back for Sunday anyway, but I ...
by Dave Footitt
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 22 Nov HALIFAX
Replies: 147
Views: 21868

Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

OK what I've done is just booked the Friday, that way I can make the curry and have a few beers.

Can't stay over on the Saturday night (mainly due to there being no rooms haha), but should be able to hang around until 5 or so.

Looking forward to it
by Dave Footitt
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 22 Nov HALIFAX
Replies: 147
Views: 21868

Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

Seemed to be a room on Friday, but not Saturday

Bear in mind I'm after a family room...
by Dave Footitt
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 22 Nov HALIFAX
Replies: 147
Views: 21868

Re: BBC Micro & Acorn User Group NORTH, 22 Nov HALIFAX

I couldn't get in to that Premier Inn for both Fri & Sat so I'm in two minds what to do Do people typically stay until 10pm? Don't want to book the night there to find out I'm sat on my own in a dark room with a BBC come 9pm :wink: Daniel could you possibly bring your kryoflux? Ive got a few old...
by Dave Footitt
Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Something special for this year!
Replies: 319
Views: 23584

Re: Something special for this year!

leenew wrote:Sorry - completely missed the re-post of Disc052 - the OGLES instructions are fine :D

Too busy going straight for Sam Fox :lol:
by Dave Footitt
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Game mapping software - fixing screenshots
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Re: Game mapping software - fixing screenshots

I'd probably knock something up in Python or C#

Call the files x1y1, x2y1 etc and you're off!
by Dave Footitt
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: general
Topic: North of England Beeb User Group?
Replies: 43
Views: 4919

Re: North of England Beeb User Group?

Can maybe do Leeds once or twice!
by Dave Footitt
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn Mini-Hackfest 2014 / Halifax / 15-16 Aug
Replies: 93
Views: 10756

Re: Acorn Mini-Hackfest 2014 / Halifax / 15-16 Aug

Looks great. Sorry I couldn't make it, was in Cornwall.

I always find it quite hard to get anything constructive done at these things, but it does give me a boost both before and after the event, and it's great to see what other people are doing =D>
by Dave Footitt
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: software
Topic: QDBug documentation or ex VTI contact
Replies: 14
Views: 1822

Re: QDBug documentation or ex VTI contact

Ace, did it get finished then? I wouldn't mind a copy if there is one kicking about.

I know it was being developed (I think) by one of the Arc Angels demo group? Was it Fabrice Mercier or something like that?
by Dave Footitt
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: software
Topic: QDBug documentation or ex VTI contact
Replies: 14
Views: 1822

Re: QDBug documentation or ex VTI contact

Is that the one that looked like Devpac?

I can remember seeing it, but it wasn't quite finished when I saw it...
by Dave Footitt
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Love Emacs? Love Frak? Look no further!
Replies: 0
Views: 553

Love Emacs? Love Frak? Look no further!

In my latest bout of madness, I've added a buffer position indicator to Emacs based on the Frak hero Trogg! It's heavily inspired (ie nicked from) the nyan cat extension for Emacs, but since that didn't mean much to me, I decided to make it do Trogg's yoyo instead :) https://raw.githubusercontent.co...
by Dave Footitt
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Inter-Sheet : 2 ROMS?
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Inter-Sheet : 2 ROMS?

Ah great, many thanks.

I might buy that ROM at some point. I have both Interword and Intersheet separately now though. Hmm.

Cheers
by Dave Footitt
Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Inter-Sheet : 2 ROMS?
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Inter-Sheet : 2 ROMS?

I've recently bought Inter-Sheet for my BBC, and noticed it comes as two ROMS. I have a basic DataCentre BBC, but I believe I can *SRLOAD rom images to it. Since I don't have space on my board, I downloaded the InterSheet ROM and when I try it I get: SHEET ROM not installed So I presume I need that ...
by Dave Footitt
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Guest appearances
Replies: 23
Views: 2019

Re: Guest appearances

Heheh that's ace!
by Dave Footitt
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Play Blackpool, 3/4 May (+Garrettimus' UK visit!)
Replies: 168
Views: 14974

Re: Play Blackpool, 3/4 May (+Garrettimus' UK visit!)

flaxcottage wrote:Actually I love the British weather. I love the variety. I love the anticipation of a good Summer or a white Christmas. I even put up with the disappointment. :D


I agree =D>
by Dave Footitt
Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Level 9 adventures with graphics
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Level 9 adventures with graphics

Evenin' all I'm trying to get Level 9 adventures to run with graphics on the humble BBC I've tried Scapeghost and Emerald Isle, neither of which seem to display graphics, do I need to do something special? Got a 'normal' Datacentre BBC Micro and loading from standard 80T disc Cheers :? edit #1 Aha, ...
by Dave Footitt
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Favourite/best games list
Replies: 86
Views: 10145

Re: Favourite/best games list

sydney wrote:I've updated the list in the top post.

Citadel looks like it appears twice!?
by Dave Footitt
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Alien Jailbreak: a new Beeb text adventure (GAC)
Replies: 13
Views: 3442

Re: Alien Jailbreak: a new Beeb text adventure (GAC)

lurkio wrote:"Ah, now this is a fine example of a Footitt, from the artist's late period, when he was beginning his experiments with pointilism."

Cheeky git, I'm only just getting going ;)
by Dave Footitt
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Favourite/best games list
Replies: 86
Views: 10145

Re: Favourite/best games list

Mine:

1. Elite
2. Citadel
3. Imogen
4. Chuckie Egg
5. Magic Mushrooms
6. Skirmish
7. 3D Pool
8. Thrust
9. Castle Quest
10. Firetrack

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