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by richardtoohey
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Scott (Melbourne)
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Hello from Scott (Melbourne)

ssgoodwin wrote:The challenge is always finding the time to experiment.
Oh, yes, that's the biggie! Welcome. :D
by richardtoohey
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Programming Pandora on the 32016
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: Programming Pandora on the 32016

Well done on sorting it out. :D Sorry for the red herring - I was vaguely thinking about &FFFFnnnn indicating host versus parasite memory and was wondering if the poked data was ending up in the "wrong" memory. From what I've read now that is to do with LOAD/SAVE addresses (&FFFFnn...
by richardtoohey
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: general
Topic: How do I test the veracity of my tapes?
Replies: 16
Views: 727

Re: How do I test the veracity of my tapes?

The might be some sort of copy protection/dedicated loader.

Like you said, try backing it up and see if the copy works.

If there is protection, it's fun to try and break it to see how it works. :D (But safest doing that with a working copy rather than wearing out the old tape.)
by richardtoohey
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: programming
Topic: How do you save a screen
Replies: 448
Views: 14288

Re: How do you save a screen

It's a good effect. =D>

Reminds me a bit of Yoshi's Island (might just be me, though!)

yoshi.jpg
by richardtoohey
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Inserting and removing ROMs
Replies: 17
Views: 858

Re: Inserting and removing ROMs

jwhat wrote:Success
Well done. :D =D> Most times I go near components I end up with something breaking off or not working. :? Always feels very fiddly and delicate and I've got two left hands with fat fingers and not enough patience! :oops:
by richardtoohey
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Programming Pandora on the 32016
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: PanOS software list

Might be an utter red herring (in which case, sorry!) but peeking/poking &7000- is that the host or the parasite's memory that gets changed? And does it matter (especially in this context?)?

Sure there is hope :D but not sure it will arrive with me ... :oops:
by richardtoohey
Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: general
Topic: Happy new year
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Happy new year

Same to you! :D

My New Year's Resolution - make more time for retro! (Cancelled some magazine subscriptions, that means less to read.)

Here's to a great 2017 :-D
by richardtoohey
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Minor difference in text window+text-at-graphics-cursor behaviour between OS 1.20 and OS 2.00+
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Minor difference in text window+text-at-graphics-cursor behaviour between OS 1.20 and OS 2.00+

This has bitten a couple of conversions of OS 0.1 to 1.2 games:

e.g. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9615#p113162

OS 0.1 and the Master (think it was 3.2) had the same behaviour. Sounds like OS 2.0 as well.
by richardtoohey
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: XFER 4.0 sync string
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: XFER 4.0 sync string

So are you winning?

Or still stuck?
by richardtoohey
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: Do any emulators support debugging sideways ROMS?
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: Do any emulators support debugging sideways ROMS?

Does it have to be in the emulator?

Can't use something like Exmon II in the emulated machine?

(I am assuming you've thought of this, just raising in case not.)
by richardtoohey
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: have a master512? please run this for me!
Replies: 22
Views: 1307

Re: have a master512? please run this for me!

george.h wrote:Phew! That took a bit of faffing but got there in the end!
=D> Kept looking at this thread and thinking I shouldn't be lazy :oops: but getting all the pieces together and then working through everything ... :shock:
by richardtoohey
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Co pros
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: Co pros

Reco6502 Mini: http://www.zeridajh.org/hardware/reco6502mini/index.htm

Bit hard to know what you are after?

Cheap & cheerful, fast, widest compatibility?

There are a lot of options these days.
by richardtoohey
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Help me patch a CP/M 2.2 CF driver
Replies: 23
Views: 1207

Re: Help me patch a CP/M 2.2 CF driver

Re. the emulators I was more meaning that other people (without the real hardware) could try your code on emulated CP/M machines, use the debuggers in those emulators etc. to trace through and so on to see if anything obvious.

But think jgh will be of more use than my mutterings. :D
by richardtoohey
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Help me patch a CP/M 2.2 CF driver
Replies: 23
Views: 1207

Re: Help me patch a CP/M 2.2 CF driver

I'm intrigued and it looks like an interesting project, but a million miles from being able to help. But sometimes just working through problems with other people gives the OP an "aha!" moment. Are there any emulators that (might) help? Doubt there would be anything that is going to match ...
by richardtoohey
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Help required for the new BBC games archive
Replies: 307
Views: 16794

Re: Help required for the new BBC games archive

includes/makegrid.php function pager($limit, $rows, $page, $state) { ... function(data){ $("#maingrid").html(data); $(\'html, body\').scrollTop(0); return false; ... Put the bit in bold in the same place (about 4 lines) ... (still RTFMing github!) ... or could make the JS block a variable ...
by richardtoohey
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4225
Views: 225455

Re: Today I received.....

I got that book a few weeks back (not read it yet) ... but being in the colonies I bought it from amazon.co.uk ... and paid more than $1 for it.

Enjoy the reading. :D
by richardtoohey
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Quest to become ELITE!
Replies: 49
Views: 2781

Re: Quest to become ELITE!

Just had a quick blast ... but the Atari ST version :oops: (Trying to find something to run Oids and got side-tracked.) Amazing how many of the keys just slid under my fingers as the old grey cells remembered (T target M missile fire etc.) That didn't help me lining up my first space station docking...
by richardtoohey
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: z80 / 8080 weirdness
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: z80 / 8080 weirdness

I'm even less than a rookie :lol: but the behaviour you're asking about/seeing seems to match what they are talking about there.

Sure someone a lot more knowledgeable than me will be along soon; (@1024MAK where are you?!)
by richardtoohey
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: z80 / 8080 weirdness
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: z80 / 8080 weirdness

Not sure ... this might help or be a red herring ...

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2163 ... endianness

EDIT: last post on that seems to be exactly what you are seeing ... but says expected because Z80 little-endian.
by richardtoohey
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon
Replies: 56
Views: 2188

Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

And some of us are slow to progress through the levels and useless! :lol:

I've been trying the walk/hop/skip/jump on or close to the ground (trying to steadily advance) but usually getting annihilated quickly.
by richardtoohey
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon
Replies: 56
Views: 2188

Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

So does this explain why I always come last? [-o< [-o< [-o<

(Only joking!)
by richardtoohey
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Artist by Wigmore House
Replies: 27
Views: 1424

Re: The Artist by Wigmore House

Oh, I thought this The thing is the Graphics extension rom has all of it built it meant you want something that could use the GXR? So it would be a question of loading the image, then calling the GXR to "do stuff". I've got one of the ROMs somewhere, but if we are just talking about emulat...
by richardtoohey
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: BeebOPL an 'Ad Lib / Soundblaster' sound card for the Beeb
Replies: 52
Views: 4234

Re: Offered: BeebOPL an 'Ad Lib / Soundblaster' sound card for the Beeb

Wonderful to see BeebOPL finally being offered to the masses! :) Hear, hear! =D> Quite a leap from the squawky box of wires in the corner at Halifax. :D I'd like one but already got a pile of hardware projects (let alone software projects) so ... it's not for a lack of retro-desire but ... :(
by richardtoohey
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Artist by Wigmore House
Replies: 27
Views: 1424

Re: The Artist by Wigmore House

If anyone can help please shout! I will have a bash but it will take me ages and I doubt I'll get anywhere -it needs the mind of a programmer who knows BBC basic well. What exactly are you after? Programmers need clear specifications. :-D And maybe a new thread for this? Sounds like you are after: ...
by richardtoohey
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Advice on Apple laptop
Replies: 19
Views: 1112

Re: Advice on Apple laptop

buying a cheapy Windows laptop I've tried using a Windows laptop for the last three months and gnawed my arms off several times (if that is possible) in frustration. ](*,) (I loved NT4 and Windows 2000 but it was downhill from there.) And cheap ones can be sooo slllooowwwww. YMMV. :D All machines/O...
by richardtoohey
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Who's tracking me?
Replies: 29
Views: 1318

Re: Who's tracking me?

Last week I was on site A and there was a story about MariaDB, linked to the MariaDB site (site B). I clicked the link, read the story, went to another site - site C - and on there - an advert for MariaDB. It's almost instantaneous - Google was delivering targeted adverts on other sites within a mi...
by richardtoohey
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon
Replies: 56
Views: 2188

Re: High Score Challenge - S6 - R1 - Zenon

Eh? What? I'd better go and read Col's instructions! :lol:

Here's first attempt anyway ...
zenon_1.jpg
EDIT: got a bit further (and off level 1) - reading the instructions about the blobs to try and catch helped!
zenon_2.jpg
by richardtoohey
Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: software
Topic: Porting ARM BASIC to the Raspberry Pi via SDL 2.0
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Porting ARM BASIC to the Raspberry Pi via SDL 2.0

flaxcottage wrote:The interest is there, Richard. The skills, however, are severely lacking in my case, sorry. :? :(
Same here. I'd like to learn the skills etc. but I'm already behind on every venture I promise to help out in, so can't help here. But definitely interested!
by richardtoohey
Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Advice on Apple laptop
Replies: 19
Views: 1112

Re: Advice on Apple laptop

I use Mac, Linux, and Windows, and I'd definitely agree with the OP on getting another Mac. I've got Macbook Pro, Macbook Air 11, and Mac Mini. From what I've read the new Macbook is a PITA for the keyboard and USB-C only. And from the rumours - the new Macbook Pro is going to be USB-C only as well,...

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