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by richardtoohey
Sun May 07, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga
Replies: 59
Views: 2013

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga

FourthStone wrote:The graphics on BeebEm tear quite a lot
It uses some undocumented 6502 instructions - so make sure you allow those in your Beebem settings.
by richardtoohey
Sun May 07, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga
Replies: 59
Views: 2013

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga

KarateEd wrote:BeebEm is the one for you
Nope, that's the one I use but the version I have to use doesn't have keyboard mapping.

But you did make me think of using b-em, which I can map A/S to instead of Caps Lock/Ctrl, so I'll have a go on that.
by richardtoohey
Sun May 07, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRES AP3 Floppy Disk Drive
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: PRES AP3 Floppy Disk Drive

Thanks all ... think I've got a multi-connector adaptor like this already ... somewhere :shock: :-k ... and definitely got lots of laptop power cables around the place ... Vendor wasn't sure if the drive even worked so worth seeing if I can scavenge something up power-wise before spending any more $...
by richardtoohey
Sun May 07, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga
Replies: 59
Views: 2013

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga

Must ... beat ... 5 year old ... :shock:
Zalaga1.jpg
Actually a bit hard on my PC - I'm using an older version of Beebem without keyboard mapping so caps lock / control is a little bit weird on a PC keyboard. :-({|=
by richardtoohey
Sun May 07, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread
Replies: 115
Views: 4742

Re: The Cambridge ABug software hacking/archiving thread

Don't think anyone has suggested it (there were a lot of posts and I might have skimmed it!) - for the tape titles - worth posting the first WAV/UEF somewhere (might be too big for *.) that non-attendees can have a quick check. I have visions of some poor soul doing 8 hours of recording and then fin...
by richardtoohey
Sat May 06, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRES AP3 Floppy Disk Drive
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: PRES AP3 Floppy Disk Drive

First, my disk drive is fitted with a 2.5mm ID 5.5mm OD mini power connector "socket". That's why a Electron PSU plug will not fit (it uses a 2.1mm ID 5.5mm OD mini power connector). Any PSU that has an AC output of 15V or 16V AC at a current of 1.2A or greater (VA of 18 or greater) will ...
by richardtoohey
Sat May 06, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: How do I hot swap disk images on the MMC?
Replies: 26
Views: 1022

Re: How do I hot swap disk images on the MMC?

Not sure that would work (would it get confused between the old and new disc catalogues?) but I'm definitely not a MMC expert, so wait for one of those to come along :-

Alternatively, patch the program if possible; someone might already have made a MMC-friendly version of it.
by richardtoohey
Sat May 06, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: general
Topic: Stardot merchandise?
Replies: 53
Views: 1690

Re: Stardot merchandise?

Elminster wrote:Or we could just have a secret handshake.
Oh, you mean they haven't told you?

Ohhhhhh :wink:
by richardtoohey
Sat May 06, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: How do I hot swap disk images on the MMC?
Replies: 26
Views: 1022

Re: How do I hot swap disk images on the MMC?

I think it is explicitly saying you can't do what you want to do, my emphasis: There is no need to turn off either computer when the card is swapped around in this manner. Obviously you would not do this when the card is being accessed at all , any more than you would unplug some kind of USB device ...
by richardtoohey
Sat May 06, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: How do I hot swap disk images on the MMC?
Replies: 26
Views: 1022

Re: How do I hot swap disk images on the MMC?

the SD card itself is hot-swappable I'd take that to mean you can take out the SD card and plug another one in while the BBC is still on (like server drives - you can swap them out even when the server is running; don't try on a desktop PC!) A cold swap is similar to changing a drive on a desktop P...
by richardtoohey
Sat May 06, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga
Replies: 59
Views: 2013

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R5 - Zalaga

Will have a blast this weekend ... a "good" workout for the Return key!
by richardtoohey
Sat May 06, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra
Replies: 46
Views: 1448

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Jeremy Grayson wrote:energy-restoring claw creature's occasional irritating tendency to turn around and deliver a fatal bite a fraction of a second before you leap on it
Oh, yes, had that happen a few times :( :-({|=
by richardtoohey
Sat May 06, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Game Authors
Replies: 40
Views: 5944

Re: Acornsoft Game Authors

I have just checked the box for Arcade Action , and unfortunately no authors are listed anywhere. Last box here moment, and ditto - no authors on this one. EDIT: tried the *nix "strings" command (it dumps out anything that seems to be a human-readable string in a file) on the SSD but noth...
by richardtoohey
Sat May 06, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Game Authors
Replies: 40
Views: 5944

Re: Acornsoft Game Authors

leenew wrote:Everygamegoing and Acornelectron.co.uk both have Acornsoft "Draughts & Reversi" by Nick Reeves :-k
Oh, got another box right here - and Author: Nick Reeves.
by richardtoohey
Sat May 06, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Acornsoft Game Authors
Replies: 40
Views: 5944

Re: Acornsoft Game Authors

leenew wrote:Also, Jeremy Grayson had Andy Green as authoring Missile Base "from memory" so that would be good to be confirmed as well.
Got the box right here - Author: Andy Green. Want a pic?
by richardtoohey
Mon May 01, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: how to create autoexec.bat :)
Replies: 14
Views: 643

Re: how to create autoexec.bat :)

SimonSideburns wrote:I used to use a great program called LIST.COM
Read that and it was like one of those movies where you see the person flip rapidly backwards umpteen years with their life blurring past at high speed! :D
by richardtoohey
Mon May 01, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRES AP3 Floppy Disk Drive
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: PRES AP3 Floppy Disk Drive

Thanks, guys.

Looks like I've been mixing up terminology as well?

The PSU is the box with/on the cable, and then that connects to the regulator board? So my photo of the regulator board NOT the PSU?
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRES AP3 Floppy Disk Drive
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: PRES AP3 Floppy Disk Drive

Thanks, Mark, this is what the PSU looks like (don't know if a useful photo). Tried an Electron & Plus 3 power connector (just for size, not powered on) and they both seem a little too big to physically insert (didn't push too hard.) IMG_6543s.jpg (It's been discussed before but I'm not 100% sur...
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: My living room Compaq
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: My living room Compaq

I got confused by the Atari ST TOS image at the end ? There's more to this story than meets the eye! :-k
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: PRES AP3 Floppy Disk Drive
Replies: 12
Views: 620

PRES AP3 Floppy Disk Drive

AP3 and PRES drive. Seemed reasonably/fairly priced ... is the retro market slowing? Discuss. IMG_6542s.jpg IMG_6541s.jpg I think the drive needs an adapter or cable for power - anyone know what is required? (I'll do a bit more R&D just asking on the off-chance one of you has the same sort of dr...
by richardtoohey
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4225
Views: 225836

Re: Today I received.....

AP3 and PRES drive. Seemed reasonably/fairly priced ... is the retro market slowing? Discuss. IMG_6542s.jpg IMG_6541s.jpg I think the drive needs an adapter or cable for power - anyone know what is required? (I'll do a bit more R&D just asking on the off-chance one of you has the same sort of dr...
by richardtoohey
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Author of The Hobbit Veronika Megler interview
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

Re: Author of The Hobbit Veronika Megler interview

Had the Hobbit BITD but can't recall it crashing. But didn't get very far through it (or any adventure game!) Are you saying it crashed BITD or that you've recently got a version of it and it's crashing a lot? On real machines or emulators or both? There's probably a walkthrough for it so might not ...
by richardtoohey
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4225
Views: 225836

Re: Today I received.....

flaxcottage wrote:Even so the car is a total write-off. #-o
What a PITA; hope you are OK and the insurance takes care of everything.
by richardtoohey
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I built ...
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: Today I built ...

Thanks, guys. I did try the switch multiple different ways and the notes talked about polarity (but the illustrated switch was quite different to the pushbutton one supplied); will have to have another go and try with the multi-meter. I got it working on the right side but as soon I as soldered it (...
by richardtoohey
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra
Replies: 46
Views: 1448

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Re-read the instructions and managed perfect bonus for level 1, and got to just one piece short of finishing level 2 ](*,)

estra2.jpg
28470.
by richardtoohey
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra
Replies: 46
Views: 1448

Re: High Score Challenge S7- R4 - Estra

Not quite sure what is going on yet ... :-k

10810 to start with.
estra1.jpg
by richardtoohey
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Retrobriting my Master case
Replies: 23
Views: 1173

Re: Retrobriting my Master case

Looks good. =D>

I'm curious as to how long the effect lasts - will it discolour again and if so how quickly? There seems (as usual!) to be a debate on the internet.

But don't let my curiosity deflect from your new tidier machine. :D
by richardtoohey
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I built ...
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Today I built ...

Not going to get any prizes for my soldering errr "skills" (butchery might be more apt!) but it works. :D I ended up having to put the switch on the bottom - every time I soldered it on the "right" side it just didn't work. #-o :!: :?: Got it a couple of years ago - wanted to try...
by richardtoohey
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: general
Topic: Post pictures of your beeb setup
Replies: 205
Views: 17492

Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

@Zarchos Tsk, tsk [-X there's very clearly a space on top of the bookshelf in the right of the picture. Wasted space!

:wink:
by richardtoohey
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4225
Views: 225836

Re: Today I received.....

Master Compact with base unit, manual, one piece of software, and a slightly fuzzy monitor.

Machine powers up but doesn't respond to key presses other than Break (from another thread on *. it looks like it might be the soldered-on 6522 ...)

IMG_6511.jpg
Good deal for NZ$130 inc. courier. :D

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